The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 10/21/2018

Congratulations to Dr. Brethauer!

Congratulations to Dr. Brethauer on her appointment to Assistant Superintendent! We have had 13 fabulous years with Dr. B leading us! We will miss her, but we wish her well in her new position. Once a General, Always a General!
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Elks Hoop Shoot!

Please join us for the Elks Hoop Shoot basketball free throw competition tomorrow - Monday, October 22nd - at 5:00pm! Flyer attached: http://bit.ly/2AdvUTb

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week begins Tuesday, October 23rd! Please wear RED on Tuesday to kick off Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated by millions of people, bringing them together to raise awareness for the need for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention, and early intervention. This event began in honor of the death of Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena. It is the largest prevention awareness campaign in the USA that is observed annually.

Halloween Social!

The DDE PTO Halloween Social is Friday, October 26th! Please see the registration form here: http://bit.ly/2yzR2B3

PTO Corner

  • We are still in need of bagel sale volunteers! If you are able to help out, please email ddeptofreehold@gmail.com
  • Whenever you shop on Amazon, please use this link to go through AmazonSmile. A portion of each eligible sale will go to the Eisenhower Middle School PTO! Happy Shopping, Generals! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2634420

Winter Sports!


  • Winter Sports begin on Tuesday, 11/13/18
  • Wrestling, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, and Zumba are the Winter Sports
  • Winter Sports forms are due on Thursday, 10/25/18
  • Physicals conducted on 11/14/17 and after will be valid for the winter season. To check the parent portal to make sure your student has a valid sports physical and health history form on file, please follow this link for instructions: http://bit.ly/2CqGGaM
  • Everyone needs a Blue Health History Update form completed for the Winter season

8th Grade Information: High School Opportunities

As you may be aware, there are a number of programs that your student may choose to apply to for high school. Please note that these programs are completely optional. Each student will be registered with the high school that he/she is districted to attend regardless of whether or not they apply to one of these programs or a private school.

Earlier this month, a representative from the Freehold Regional High School District was here to present the Magnet Programs and the International Baccalaureate Program offered. Linked below are the presentation and handouts from that assembly. For further information, please visit frhsdmagnetprograms.com.

In addition, there are a number of Career Academies that are a part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District. Linked below is the brochure. For additional information, please visit https://www.mcvsd.org.

Please take the opportunity to review these programs in more detail and attend the open houses as indicated in the coming weeks.

If you would like to discuss this matter in more detail, please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor, Mr. Durante gdurante@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us or Ms. Coffey mcoffey@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us.


FRHDS Magnet Program Presentation: http://bit.ly/2OijLnO

FRHDS Magnet Program 8th Grade Presentation: http://bit.ly/2QevCAs

MCVSD Career Academy Brochure: http://bit.ly/2xVOMU5

FTHS IB Diploma Program: http://bit.ly/2IqrD1e

Mark Your Calendar

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018: Tri-M Induction Ceremony @ 7:00pm
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018: Winter Sports forms are due
  • Friday, October 26, 2018: Halloween Social from 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Monday, October 29, 2018: Delayed Opening for students (9:30am start time for students)/Professional Day for Staff
  • Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9, 2018: District Closed
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Winter Sports begin
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm - 384 W. Main St
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018: PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • Friday, November 16, 2018: FTEF Monte Carlo Night @ 6:00pm - Eagle Oaks Country Club
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Early Dismissal
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018: District Closed
  • Friday, November 23, 2018: District Closed
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018: Picture Makeup Day
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm - 384 W. Main St
  • Friday, December 21, 2018: Early Dismissal - Winter Recess Begins
  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019: District Reopens

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

For those currently using the government assisted lunch program, please be aware the expiration date is this Tuesday, October 23, 2018. In order to avoid interruption in this service, please complete the 2018-2019 application as soon as possible. Please note that any lunch charges incurred after the expiration date are your responsibility. These forms are also to be used by new applicants. Following is the form to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch.


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Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

The mission statement of the Eisenhower Middle School is to encourage children to reach their unique potential and to empower them to become lifelong learners.