Egg Harbor Township High School
Week of September 18, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
As I mentioned in my last newsletter, it was a very busy week here at EHTHS. Between Spirit Week, state testing and ending the week with a Pep Rally, our students were very engaged this week.
We kicked off our Spirit Week with Mix-match Monday followed by Country or Country Club Tuesday, Dress Like Adam Sandler Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Black/Silver Friday. It was wonderful to see the students and staff all participating in Spirit Week (check out our pictures below). The sense of school spirit is certainly contagious. On Friday morning, Smitty and Mr. Belinsky will host our Fall Pep Rally sponsored by Renaissance. Homecoming nominees will be recognized before the final crowning on Friday night during halftime of the football game. Best of luck to all of the nominees! We would love to see all of our families at 6 p.m. for the game.
That is just the beginning of the weekend for the EHT School District. On Saturday, September 24, the High School will once again host the 3rd Annual #EHTPride Festival. It will be a day packed full of middle school and high school sporting events, a band performance, live music, food trucks and a variety of vendors. Come out and see the best that EHT has to offer!
On Saturday night, Mr. Bell and the Student Council will host our annual Homecoming Dance. Tickets sold like hot cakes, but we were able to accommodate every student who was interested in attending. Students will enter the dance through the lower café and must be in the dance or in line by 7:30 p.m. Students who arrive after 7:30 p.m. will not be permitted to enter. Remember, once students leave the event, they cannot reenter. We are looking forward to a great time where students can dance the night away.
On Wednesday, all of our students participated in the NJ Start Strong testing. Ms. Elko and the guidance department did a great job of organizing all of the teachers and students who were taking several separate tests. A special thank you to all of our teachers who are always flexible and willing to go the extra mile on testing days. It is always appreciated.
One of the greatest highlights of the week was seeing all of the families in school on Wednesday night for our first in-person Back to School Night since 2019. Not only did parents get to follow their child’s schedule and meet their teachers, they also experienced what happens when the fire alarm unexpectedly activates! The parents did just as well as their students in evacuating the building with the help of our well-trained staff and excellent Senior Ambassadors. Thankfully, Bargaintown Fire Department quickly responded and we were able to get the parents back into the building in a timely manner. Hopefully, everyone had enough time to connect with all of the teachers.
Barksdale Photography has been at the High School all week taking Underclassmen student and staff pictures. Seniors who have not had their Senior Pictures taken still have an opportunity to get them done on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please visit www.barksdalephoto.com to reserve a time.
Don’t forget, the district is closed on Monday, September 26 for Rosh Hashanah. I hope to see everyone this weekend during our exciting events!
September 24 - #EHTPride Outdoor Festival
September 24 - Homecoming Dance (Cafe') 7pm-9:30pm
September 26 - NO SCHOOL (Rosh Hashanah)
October 5 - NO SCHOOL (Yom Kippur)
October 7 - National Anthem Project (Football Stadium)
October 10 - NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day)
October 19 - Half Day (Students Only) - Staff PD
FCCLA Craft Fair is Back
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is back with our holiday craft fair. Vendors are needed! Please feel free to share the attached flyer. This is a wonderful fundraiser for our students who travel to compete at state conferences with projects such as suicide prevention, healthy eating, leadership, sustainability and early childhood education, just to name a few!
Students of the Week
STUDENT: Kaliah Register
NOMINATED By: Mrs. Davis
Kaliah is ready to reinvent herself here at EHTHS. She is very helpful to Mr. Ney and me in class, assisting with paper collection and distribution. She is a quiet student, and stepping outside of her comfort zone to help out should be commended.
STUDENT: Ulises Vidanos
NOMINATED By: Mrs. Bennett
Ulises brings enthusiasm and good energy to the classroom and the school itself. He always has a smile on his face, participates in class, and works hard. Go Ulises!
The Ambassadors spent this week taking the freshmen on tours of the Teen Center. It was very appreciated by the Teen Center Staff to be included in the freshmen tour.
"I wanted to thank you for making the Teen Center a stop/station for your Senior Ambassadors this year. Having all of the freshmen come in to visit the Teen Center in smaller groups has benefited greatly (not to mention all the Senior Ambassadors have been so accommodating and helpful)! We have been able to control the narrative and reduce the stigma, which in the past, has been difficult to do. Just wanted to send a thank you note because collaborating has made a huge and positive difference!"
Jay Tunnicliffe, MSW, LCSW, CSSW
Upcoming tours will be taking place at Guidance and the Library. If you would like to be a stop on our tour, please let me know.
Our Ambassadors also did a phenomenal job helping the parents/guardians during Back to School Night. It was quite a turn out and our Ambassadors definitely got their steps in!! ~~ Angelic
Happy Constitution Day from our AP Government & Politics class!! How well do you know the preamble? Or maybe which of these students will be our future leaders?!
Take a look:
We are so proud of our Silver Eagle Band, who chose to forgo their competition and instead marched with our awesome EHT Firefighters in Wildwood at the annual NJ Fireman’s Convention. Annnnd, they won second prize worth 500.00!!!
AP Government & Politics
On Friday, September 16th AP Government & Politics students attended the National Constitution Center’s Constitution Day Celebration. They saw exhibits on the 14th & 19th Amendment and saw other exhibits highlight the story of “We the People…”
2022-2023 School District Calendar
CLIMATE AND CULTURE
More Mismatches in the Science Department
Day 2 of Spirit Week
Day 3 of Spirit Week
Day 4 of Spirit Week
Meet the Social Studies Department
Meet your favorite Social Studies teachers at the Egg Harbor Township High School.
The High School will be continuing with this bullying-prevention program for this school year!
#DAY1--a staff and student-led philosophy that will serve to foster a building-wide atmosphere of kindness and inclusion.
This program was started a few years ago in Bergen County by the Tyler Clementi Foundation and has gained momentum throughout the state and country for use in schools, community groups, workplaces, and sports teams.
The premise is simple: the adults in the building make a “declaration statement” about behavior that is expected, as well as behavior that is unacceptable, and we all pledge to conduct ourselves accordingly. This includes seeking help when we witness unacceptable behavior occurring.
This notion is called being an #Upstander
Freshman Orientation Presentation
2nd Annual Tyler Wechsler Foundation Cornhole Tournament
This year we are thrilled to be partnered with Cornhole Craze NJ to present the second annual Tyler Wechsler Foundation Cornhole Tournament! Please join us October 16th at Sunday Drive Farm in Egg Harbor Twp. for a fun packed day. Grab a partner and let’s get tossing!
Proceeds from this year’s event will be allocated to the EHT Law Enforcement Activities Program (EHT LEAP).
For all information and to register for our event please see the attachments or visit our website http://tylerwechsler.com
Student Assistance Program and Resources
Click on this for more information and to register for this free virtual opportunity!
Meet Your Student Assistance Counselors
Grades 9 & 10: Mrs. Barnes--click below!
Grades 11 & 12: Ms. DiMattia--click below!
Is your child an athlete?
In an effort to raise information and awareness about the use of opiates and it's potential consequences among athletes, Join Together Atlantic County (JTAC) has developed a series of informational videos for students, parents, educators and coaches. Please click below and take a few moments to review this important information:
Weekly Message From Our School District
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT
Need Help With The Parent Portal?
IC PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT INFORMATION!
What if I forgot my Infinite Campus Parent Portal username and password? If you've forgotten your username or password, it can be reset online. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1189271 to check your account status.
What if I do not have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account? Send an email to email@example.com with the parent/guardian full name, students full name, students school and grade level, students birthdate, home and/or cell number and the parent/guardians email address.
Infinite Campus Self Help Video
Do you need an EHT Parent Portal account?
Do you have access to log-in?
Not sure how to request a Parent Portal account?
Follow the easy steps outlined in this video. Check out this short video to learn how to request an account. https://youtu.be/bL1Qqs8sNm4
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT & RESOURCES
As time passes, it can become difficult staying at home day in and day out. Some days may be easier than others in dealing with this national pandemic amongst other issues. Please know that our guidance counselors, social workers, student assistance counselors, school nurses, and our High School Teen Center serve as available resources daily to assist with any concerns, fears, and/or anxieties. Our district website and school websites provide contact information or call 646-7911 x 1001.
Student resource card (Spanish/English)
ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR EHT ED TECH
MORE SELF HELP VIDEOS...
- USE OF GOOGLE CALENDAR to BOOK APPTS. w/ STAFF: Students can book one-on-one appointments with counselors, CST/YST members, or even their classroom teachers. Here is a brief tutorial on how to book appointments in Google Calendar with staff appointment slots: https://youtu.be/-SJFfya0WGo
- GOOGLE CLASSROOM: VIDEO RESOURCE: Need help joining your Google Classroom? This video explains how to find your EHT School District Google Classroom codes and how to add or "join" an active Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzvUOJKkh3k&feature=youtu.be
- GOOGLE MEET & GOOGLE CLASSROOM: For students looking to join their class for a live Google Meet session, this is a step by step of video of how to lactate and join the Meet from Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=i6lgBOh1YpU&feature=youtu.be
- ACCESSING STUDENT EMAIL (GRADES 6-12): Egg Harbor Township School District now offers an internal email address for students in grades 6-12. This video will demonstrate how to access student email from the district website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVutLPNRs9I&feature=youtu.be
- BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS FOR REMOTE LEARNING: This video offers some basic troubleshooting tips for those using a Chromebook or their own device in the virtual environment: http://mvnt.us/m1154434
- GOOGLE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Google for Education has a resource for parents/guardians to learn and navigate the Google Tools. Take a look at this pdf and click on the embedded links for tutorials and more: http://mvnt.us/m1112980
- All registrations for EHT Athletic programs must be completed online through the Family ID Program.
- Physical Exams
- All Exams must be submitted digitally though your online registration.
- No hard copies, emails or faxes will be accepted.
- Re-Cert packets and COVID Forms are now part of the registration question/process. No hard copies needed.
- For Help on uploading your exam – Click here
- Registration Dates
- Please review the appropriate registration dates for your interested season found on the registration page. Registration for winter sports will open on September 15, 2022.
- You do not need a physical to register, but must have an exam uploaded seven days prior to your first tryout.