The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 9/22/2019

GO GOLD Walk-a-Thon!

DDE & JJC are empowering our students to make a difference! GO GOLD for Pediatric Cancer Awareness!

Please see the following documents:

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Schoology & Genesis 101 will be presented in both English and Spanish.

Schoology y Genesis 101 serán presentados en inglés y español.

Picture Day is Wednesday, October 16th

Picture Forms will be sent home the week before Picture Day. However, if you would prefer, you are welcome to preorder your pictures online at - Preorder Code: Eisenhower 2019

Academic Support

Academic Support begins the week of October 7th. Meetings will take place from 2:20pm-3:10pm in room 569. Meetings are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. A calendar will be posted each month for specific meeting dates and changes.

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.

Last week, 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

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

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 at or Ms. Waldron at

PTO Corner

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

For those currently using the government assisted lunch program, please be aware the expiration date is October 22, 2019. In order to avoid interruption in this service, please complete the 2019-2020 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:

Flavor of Freehold

On Tuesday, October 9th and Wednesday, October 10th from 5:30pm-8:00pm, many restaurants, bars, and shops will participate in a unique tour of downtown Freehold in support of the Freehold Municipal Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets:

Mark Your Calendar

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 8:00pm: Board of Education Meeting, West Freehold School
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 7:00pm: Schoology & Genesis 101: Information Session for Parents
  • Monday, September 30, 2019: School Closed
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019: School Closed
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019: GO GOLD Walk-a-Thon
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019: School Closed
  • Monday, October 14, 2019: School Closed for Students; Professional Development Day for Staff
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 8:00pm: Board of Education Meeting, 384 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019: Picture Day
  • Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 9:00am: PTO Meeting in the STEAM Center

Information From the Freehold Regional High School District

Please see the following information for Freehold families from the Freehold Regional High School District:

Brain Injury Alliance

Some of you may know a FTSD student named Trevor who is a brain injury and stroke survivor. Trevor and a group of students will be doing a walk in Bradley Beach in support of the Brain Injury Alliance of NJ. If you would like to purchase a shirt, 100% of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Brain Injury Alliance of NJ. The sale ends TODAY, so please don't delay!

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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.