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May Newsletter

Final Exam Schedule - June 2019

Friday, June 14th

7:25 – 7:50 Review class period 1

7:50 – 9:20 Exam class period 1

9:20 – 9:30 Break

9:30 – 9:55 Review class period 4

9:55 – 11:25 Exam class period 4

Monday, June 17th

7:25 – 7:50 Review class period 2

7:50 – 9:20 Exam class period 2

9:20 – 9:30 Break

9:30 – 9:55 Review class period 5

9:55 – 11:25 Exam class period 5

Tuesday, June 18th

7:25 – 7:50 Review class period 3

7:50 – 9:20 Exam class period 3

9:20 – 9:30 Break

9:30 – 9:55 Review class period 6

9:55 – 11:25 Exam class period 6

Wednesday, June 19th

7:25 – 7:50 Review class period 8

7:50 – 9:20 Exam class period 8

9:20 – 9:30 Break

9:30 – 9:55 Review class period 7

9:55 – 11:25 Exam class period 7

Thursday, June 20th

7:25 – 11:25 4 hour session – School is in session

Make-up exams by appointment w/teacher

Graduation rehearsal

Friday, June 21st

7:25 – 11:25 4 hour session – School is in session

Make-up exams by appointment w/teacher

Graduation rehearsal

Monday, June 24th

7:25 – 11:25 4 hour session – School is in session

Make-up exams by appointment w/teacher

Graduation rehearsal

Graduation at Brookdale - 5:00 pm

After School Tutorial

The purpose of academic tutorial is to ensure student success through targeted instruction aligned with the curriculum of the specific course. Any student struggling in his or her classes can attend after school tutorial for extra help. Please see the tutorial schedule below.
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High School and Middle School Sports Registration

We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online registration through Family ID (

The FamilyID link is now OPEN

To sign up for Summer Camps and Clinics...

This includes Marching Band and Color Guard

The FamilyID link will CLOSE on JUNE 5, 2019

All athletic physicals must be completed by your son or daughter's personal physician. Our district physician will not be available to complete athletic physicals for the 2019-2020 school year.

Girls Track

The Matawan girls track and field team defended their division title over the duration of the two day track meet with an outstanding 7-0 record. There were several strong performances across the board to help clinch the B North Division win by athletes: Khoryn Bannis, Angie Golis, Kailee Benko, Mue Carroll, Latiesha Small, Tiana Ellis, Rica Ongsiako, Morgan Lapinski, Julia Jankojc, Cassandra Daniele, Helena DeGeorge, Dana Morgan, Hailie Pierce, Cara Hall, Gianna Aiello, Emma Garofalo, Kailee Bodin and Sarita Guzman. Great job ladies!

Congrats to Latiesha Small and Hailie Pierce for winning the Shot Put Relay Championships at the Monmouth County Relays. Mue Carroll is the Monmouth County Champion with an 11’0 ft jump. Also medaling at the Monmouth County Championships were Dayna Moyer- 2nd PV, Tiana Ellis- 4th 100m, Khoryn Bannis- 5th 100m/4th TJ, and Latiesha Small- 2nd SP. Good luck at the State Sectionals!

Boys Track

The Matawan boys track team has had an outstanding opening to May. They recently attended the Monmouth County Relays where they finished second in the 4x400 and 4x800. The team was led by Dylan LoPresti, Charlie Serrano, Zach Hall, and Justin Sumner, all with some of the states top times. The boys placed in the top 3 in Shuttle Hurdles led by the following athletes: Jayden Getter, Laurence Wilson, Ryan Leonard, and Adam Coleman.

The boys also won the 4x400 relay at the Monmouth County Championship. Justin Sumner, Dylan LoPresti, Zach Hall, and Charlie Serrano had a final time of 3:21 in a driving rain storm to beat CBA. The boys were 2nd in 4x800, led by Dylan LoPresti, Joe Natoli, Justin Sumner, and Luke Zibbell. Also meadling in the competition were: Dom Allen- 4th in the high jump, Anthony Ferrara- 4th in pole vault, Zach Hall- 2nd in 400 and 3rd in 200, Charlie Serrano- 6th in 400 and 3rd in the 800, and Dylan LoPresti- second in 800 with an outstanding 1:55.50. Many personal bests were achieved by our other athletes in a great effort to place fourth overall.


The Huskies are 11-8 overall and 9-4 in conference play with one conference game remaining on Saturday.


Chris Gendi won the Shore Sports Pitcher of the week 5 of the baseball season. He threw two back-to-back complete game victories to help the Huskies qualify for the state playoffs which begin on Monday, May 20th.


The boy’s varsity tennis team had an exciting May. Most recently, they played Neptune for the second time this season, but with home court advantage this time that helped tip the scale to the Huskies advantage. Third singles player, senior, David Tauman, having lost in 3 sets in his first encounter, used the couple of weeks between matches to improve his match play and had a decisive victory with the score 6-1, 6-2. The 2nd doubles team, sophomores, DJ Leonard and Tom Loniewski, followed the same script. After losing to Neptune in a close 3 setter the first time, DJ and Tom gave an exhibition of good doubles strategy, overwhelming their opponents, 6-1,6-2. As the day progressed and the score tied 2 matches to 2 matches, senior, Jarett Zborowski in the 1st singles position pulled out the 3rd set by staying focused and using the home court to his advantage. This not only gave Jarett the win, but his win gave the Huskies a 3-2 victory over Neptune. This was the team’s best play of the season. The team also recognized our five seniors: Jarett Zborowski, Saharat Verrier, David Tauman, David Schiettino and Jeffrey Wheeler. Good Luck to them as their futures look bright. Jarett is heading off to Rutgers, Saharat to William Patterson, David T. to Lehigh, David S. to NJIT and Jeff to Rowan. Well done!

Special Olympics

The Special Olympics team is getting ready to participate in the Area 6 Track and Field Competition on May 11th at Long Branch High School. The Huskies have been practicing hard and are looking forward to a fun and competitive day of athletics. Notable athletes include RJ Pluff, Kieran Wingler, Sarah Seyal, and Carly Villanueva. A newcomer to the team, John Jackson, is eager to demonstrate his skills in all events. The Huskies will be taking part in three events including the 50 meter run, softball throw, and standing long jump. We look forward to an exciting and successful track meet!

Nurse's Corner

It’s allergy season!

As we move into the spring and the nice weather is upon us we start to see the hue of yellow over our cars. Welcome pollen! Thousands of individuals have seasonal allergies. They are allergic to things such as grass, trees, and weed pollen. During the spring they bloom and spread pollen through the air, leaving us humans with symptoms that are just unbearable at times.

What are the symptoms of allergies? Symptoms vary from individual to individual just as what you are allergic to differs. Most common symptoms include running nose, watery eyes, sneezing, itchy throat and eyes coughing, wheezing, nasal congestion, and fatigue. Allergies will make you feel like you have a cold and just miserable.

How can you prevent or curtail allergy symptoms? If you want to know what you are allergic to, you can see an allergist who can run tests to determine your specific allergy. The allergist can prescribe immunotherapy that will help you build a resistance to the allergen. If you don’t want to seek an allergist you can take over the counter allergy medication with the recommendation of your physician. It is best to start the allergy medication weeks before the pollens arrive. For example, if you know that your symptoms are worse in the spring start taking your medication several weeks before spring arrives. Pre-treatment is always the best. The symptoms are harder to control if you wait until your allergens are present.

Everyone waits all winter for the beautiful weather to get outside and enjoy it. So know your triggers, pay attention to the weather, and pre-treat your allergy symptoms.

Hearing & Speech

Hearing and speech are essential tools to allow us to be successful in our lives through communication. Without communication skills we as humans find ourselves in a lonely and frustrating world. Speech, Language and hearing issues can be found in all age groups. These disorders are treatable if diagnosed at an early age. Prior to entering school a child should be able to talk, listen and understand. These core skills are the base for spelling, reading, writing, following directions and remembering. These core skills are necessary for your child to be successful throughout their school years. If you think or have any concerns speak with your family pediatrician because early treatment is the key to your child’s success. Any child who qualifies is entitled to services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

A childhood hearing and/or speech disorder is usually accommodated for prior to becoming an adult. But many medical conditions and/or injuries can cause hearing and/or speech loss as an adult. These skills become a part of our everyday life. It is a frustrating experience to lose these skills as an adult. Losing your ability to communicate as an adult can lead to disorientation and depression. Work with your physician and know that there are specialists that may be able to help such as a speech-language pathologist and/ or an audiologist.

You can office visit the web site for American Speech-Language –Hearing Association by clicking here

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Matawan-Aberdeen Educational Foundation

Greetings to all! As the year winds down, the Educational Foundation would like to share a few more grants with you and let you know that we are planning some fun events for the fall. Please friend us on Facebook or come look for our table at Back to School Night in the new school year. Thank you everyone for all your continued support!

The two grant highlights this month are science based. These three teachers continue to raise the bar and the students are having a blast learning! We hope you enjoy reading about it as much as the kids did learning about it.

Earth Box STEM Garden Kit - Ms. Jacqueline Bliss

As part of our life skills component to the LLD program, each year the students learn to grow and tend to plants in our greenhouse outside. As the temperature gets warmer, we found that is was difficult to keep up with watering the plants over weekends and long breaks. The Earthbox was designed to allow the students to see growth of a seed using a self watering system. Unlike watering the top of the plant, the Earthbox has an area on the bottom where the plants receive their water through an added pipe. The students just check the water level daily to make sure the plant is receiving what it needs. This was a great addition to the classroom and allowed us to start our planting earlier in the year since we had this box set-up. We even took advantage of having a guest farmer come and teach the students how to properly plant the seeds. The students really enjoy the process of planting and admiring the results of their hard work.

Physics and Philm - Mr. Craig Burfeindt and Dr. Daniel Kaplan

Our joint grant has given us the opportunity to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach between Physics and the Digital Media, Film and Broadcasting programs. With the help of the Matawan Aberdeen Educational Foundation, we have been able to obtain a drone that dynamically enhances videos and provides informative and exciting physics demonstrations.

We decided to divide the work. The Physics Club would take on the initial activity to learn to safely fly the drone and the Film and TV Club would work on initial demonstration videos, utilizing the capability of the drone.

The Physics Club took on the challenge of learning to safely navigate the drone. The drone comes with software that allows developing pilots to learn how to fly a simulated drone. However, this software requires a fairly high-end PC to run. We did not initially have a PC with the required capabilities to allow us to run this software. We were then assisted by the IT department. They built us a computer that had the horsepower required for us to run the software, and worked with us to correctly install the software. After many hours of obtaining the right version of the software, and installing it for our environment, we were finally able to start practicing.

As of last week, we had four trained student pilots. We took our first test flight from one of the baseball fields, with students from both the Physics Club and the Film and TV Club participating. We look forward to sharing this experience through the production of a video presentation, that describes the entire process, and will provide a breathtaking perspective through the lens of the drone.

We are excited to move forward and begin using this new technology to enhance both instruction and educational objectives.

Dates to Remember

  • May 20th: HS PTSO Meeting, 7PM
  • May 21st: Honor Society Induction- Math, Science, English, Language, 6PM
  • May 22nd: Basie Awards , 7PM
  • May 23rd: Choral Concert, 6PM
  • May 24th-28th: School Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 30th: Thespian Society Inductions 7PM
  • June 7th: 4 hour session, Prom
  • June 14th-19th: Final Exams
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