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MHS Instrumental Music & Choral Ensembles Adjudication
On June 1st, the MHS Instrumental Music and Choral ensembles performed for adjudicator, Dr. Mark Kadetsky (Rowan University/Little Egg Harbor Township), as part of their Hershey Music Festival performance. The adjudication was made up of performances by each ensemble, a workshop/critique conducted by Dr. Kadetsky for each of the ensembles, and was concluded with ratings for each ensemble.
The Varsity Singers and Touring Choir received Silver ratings and the Concert Band and Chorus received Gold ratings for their performances.
All of our students performed admirably, enjoyed the experience, and learned valuable lessons from Dr. Kadetsky's workshops.
Congratulations to all!
Visual Arts Program In-Person Art Show
After a two year wait, the students in our Visual Arts program got a chance to celebrate their accomplishments with an in-person Art Show that was located in the High School library. Works by both Introduction To Draw and Paint and Advanced Art classes students were represented in the show. The students did an amazing job showing off the work that they have done over the course of the school year.
The Community Corner
Starting May 28, 2022, the Middlesex Community Pool is holding a logo creation contest. The artwork must contain either “MCP” or “Middlesex Community Pool” in the design. The designer of the winning logo will be able to choose one item from the Pool Apparel Store bearing their winning logo and will have a framed exhibit at our Front Desk. The logo will be used by the Middlesex Community Pool on its website, on its social media channels, and on apparel in their newly-created store.
The Logo Contest is open to everyone. Enter as many times as you like! Entries must be received by 07/04/2022. There is no fee to enter the contest. A completed entry form must be included.
Upcoming Events @ MHS
· 6/16 - Finals - Language Arts & Social Studies
· 6/20 - Finals - Science & Mathematics
· 6/21 - Finals - World Languages & Make-Ups
· 6/20 - Varsity Athletics Ceremony
· 6/21 - Varsity Athletics Ceremony - Rain Date
· 6/21 - Senior BBQ
· 6/22 - Graduation
· 6/22 - Senior Breakfast
· 6/23 - Graduation - Rain Date
Ceramics Students - Clay In Mind
Students in our Ceramics program participated in the “Clay In Mind” event this past Saturday at Sayreville High School. Students had the opportunity to have their work judged by professional artists and be selected for an exhibit at the Noyes Art Garage in Atlantic City on June 18th.
The following students pieces were selected for the exhibit:
- Gannat Moustafa, Nicolas Penaloza Galeano, Kennedy Meixner, Taylor Matula, Lizbeth Gutierrez, and Christie Doll
4th Marking Period
Lateness to School/Lateness to Class
But chronic lateness eventually takes its toll on your child's overall educational experience. When students come to class late, not only does it mean they've missed important instruction, it can disrupt the flow of a lecture or discussion, distract other students, impede learning, and generally erode class morale. It forces the teacher to catch each student up as they enter the class which then interferes with the amount of time the teacher has for the day's lesson.
You can track your child's daily attendance as well as their class attendance in the parent portal. If you click on the drop down menu on the left, then click on attendance and if you further click on daily attendance in the left hand corner, you will see a drop down menu that allows you to see their individual class attendance. Students who are chronically late to school receive detention which can also be seen in the parent portal.
One Idea for Lateness to School - A New Alarm Clock
If your teen is struggling to wake up in the morning, a new alarm clock might help them get out of bed. Sometimes cellphone alarms aren’t loud enough. And your teen’s cellphone may be one of the things interfering with their sleep. Your teen may be staying awake too late because they are scrolling their social media feed or replying to text messages in the middle of the night.
Place the alarm clock on the other side of the room, so your teen has to get out of bed to shut it off. There are even trickier alarm clocks out there—ones that roll across the room so you have to chase them or alarms that slowly turn on lights to mimic the sun :)
Student Safety During Drop and Pick Up
The health, safety, and security of our students remain a top priority for our district. We want to share again our student drop off procedures for Middlesex High School. In order to reduce some traffic congestion, we recommend that students in grades 9 and 10 enter through the front entrance of the school at Door #1 while students in grades 11 and 12 enter through the rear of the school at Door #14. Door #14 is at the back of the school off Second Street. Parents should form a one way loop using the road closest to the pool (Milton Place) to come in and drop off at the back door and leave out the road second closest to Route 28 (Pearl Place). The road closest to Route 28 has a sign that reads "This is not an exit".
If parents wish to drop their child off and then access Bound Brook Road eastbound (towards Dunellen), the safest way to do that would be by traveling behind the school and accessing any of the side streets (Second, First, High, Main or North Lincoln) to access Bound Brook Road. This would alleviate further congestion and backups on Van Ness Drive and be safer for all motorists in the area.
Students walking to school and wising to cross Bound Brook Road shall obey all traffic signals and shall do so only at the pedestrian signal located at Bound Brook Road and John F. Kennedy Drive, manned by a crossing guard 7:30-8:30am and 2:30-3:30pm on school days.
Please try to plan accordingly based on traffic at that time of day. Our school is open for students starting at 7:20am. School starts promptly at 8am. Thank you!
Leaving School Early
If your child is not feeling well after arriving at school, they need to go to the nurses office to be evaluated before they can be released from school.
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Middlesex High School
Ryan Regan, Acting Principal
Peter Bovee, Assistant Principal
Jennifer Powers, Director of School Counseling Services
Mike O’Donnell, Director of Athletics
Students with Last Names A-F
Students with Last Names G-N
Students with Last Names O-Z
Student Assistance Counselor
CTE, Business, and Technology: Gabrielle Smith
English: Marc Koellhoffer
Fine and Practical Arts: Vince Inciong
Mathematics: Jessica Bodenschatz
Physical Education: Gary Brenner
Science: Diane Gitler
Social Studies: Paul Vernaci
Special Education: Kristen Berkowitz
World Languages: Ken Perez
School Nurse: Kaitlin Shotyk
Librarian: Lauren Heiba
Head Secretary: Lori Ciesla
Main Office Secretary: Dina Mascarelli
School Counseling Secretary: Theresa Cuba