Intermediate East Newsletter

From the Desk of Principal Madigan, January 25, 2023

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Congratulations to the winners of this years TRIE Science Fair; Adam Kassenoff, Cooper

Kuhlsen, Michael Kuhlsen, Tyler Morton, Ivan Pan, Caleb Spargur, Jack O’Neill and Tia Thomas

received a third place. Second place went to Brayden Macon. Alexandria Kanterezhi-Gatto

and Owen Soheily not only shared first place medals, they also received Best in Show.

Brayden, Alexandria and Owen are now eligible to compete in Jersey Shore Science Fair at

Stockton University on March 18, 2023. Good luck!


Click on the flyers below for 8th grade parent night for High School East and High School North.


Students that have been recognized by their teachers for displaying diligence, completing their assignments on time, being positive role models, and showing a strong effort to learn subject matter are being recognized on our building website. These students have demonstrated what it means to be "Rocket Ready". Follow the link below to see our weekly Shining Stars.

TRIE Weekly Shining Stars

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Every Monday an attendance email will go out to our parents. Our attendance committee has been working diligently to promote the importance of consistency in school attendance that will follow over into adulthood with college and career. This email shares the percentages of students who are present each day along with the total of students who are chronically absent. Join us as we work together building a strong school community and commit to having our students in school every day.


As we begin the New Year, we would appreciate that you limit picking up your child early from school. We will be having our Safety Officer monitoring early pickups.

We do understand some doctors’ appointments are inevitable during the school day, so we request you present a Doctors’ note with your intended appointment visible.

We will not be disrupting classrooms AFTER 1:30PM, as we have noticed many distractions to the learning environment when many of our students are leaving school early.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we make sure student's education is not being interfered with.


If your child is planning on trying out for a spring sport, physical forms must be handed in to the Nurses’ office before February 24, 2023 in order to make the deadline for sports tryouts. This process takes two weeks after the physical has been turned in to the Nurse's Office.

2023 - 2024 District Calendar

Click on the attached link to view the 2023-2024 District Calendar.


Vaping: What you Need to Know

What Is Vaping?

Vaping is the inhaling of a vapor created by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping device.E-cigarettes are battery-powered smoking devices. They have cartridges filled with a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and chemicals. The liquid is heated into a vapor, which the person inhales. That's why using e-cigarettes is called "vaping."

What Are the Health Effects of Vaping?

Vaping hasn't been around long enough for us to know how it affects the body over time. But health experts are reporting serious lung damage in people who vape, including some deaths.

Vaping puts nicotine into the body. Nicotine is highly addictive and can:

  • slow brain development in teens and affect memory, concentration, learning, self-control, attention, and mood

  • increase the risk of other types of addiction later in life

  • irritate the lungs

  • may cause serious lung damage and even death

  • can lead to smoking cigarettes and other forms of tobacco use

  • Some people use e-cigarettes to vape marijuana, THC oil, and other dangerous chemicals. Besides irritating the lungs, these drugs also affect how someone thinks, acts, and feels.

How Do E-Cigarettes Work?

There are different kinds of e-cigarettes. But many people use the Juul. This e-cigarette looks like a flash drive and can be charged in a laptop's USB port. It makes less smoke than other e-cigarettes, so some teens use them to vape at home and in school. The Juul pod's nicotine levels are the same as in a full pack of cigarettes.

Do I Have to Vape Every Day to Get Addicted?

Even if you don't vape every day, you can still get addicted. How quickly someone gets addicted varies. Some people get addicted even if they don't vape every day.

What About E-cigarettes That Don't Have Nicotine?

Most e-cigarettes do have nicotine. Even those that don't have chemicals in them. These chemicals can irritate and damage the lungs. The long-term effects of e-cigarettes that don't have nicotine are not known.

Addiction: Addiction in the growing brain may set up pathways for later addiction to other substances.

Brain risks: Nicotine affects your brain development. This can make it harder to learn and concentrate. Some of the brain changes are permanent and can affect your mood and ability to control your impulses as an adult.

Use of other tobacco products: Studies show that vaping makes it more likely that someone will try other tobacco products, like regular cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, and smokeless tobacco.

Toxins (poisons): The vapor made from e-cigarettes is not made of water. The vapor contains harmful chemicals and very fine particles that are inhaled into the lungs and exhaled into the environment.

Sports: You want to do your best in sports, and vaping may lead to lung inflammation (irritation).

Money: Vaping is expensive! The cost of the cartridges over time starts to add up. Instead, you could spend that money on other things you need or enjoy.

If you know someone who is in need of quitting vaping or tobacco products, talk to your medical provider or go online to:

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We have extended the 8th Grade Yearbook Recognition Ad Deadline to January 31, 2023.

Yearbooks are now on sale $50.00


We are now accepting money for graduation gowns for our 8th grade students. Students only get a gown and tassel, no cap. Please click on the link below for the form.

MARKING PERIOD 2 - November 17th - January 31st.