Coyote Chronicle

September 2018 Edition

Red Carpet Opening

The Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions (PBIS) Team welcomed students back to school with a walk on the red carpet. Music played by our own DJ, Mr. Curll, added to the excitement. The PTA added to the experience with popcorn and a selfie station in the cafeteria.

Middle School is a Howl

Mrs. Bartlings Scientists

Ms. Bartling’s scientists are learning to use the steps to the Scientific Method and measure accurately. They had fun trying to figure out what type of soap solution made the largest diameter bubble and graphing the corresponding data.

Mrs. Pino’s 5th Graders

Mrs. Pino’s 5th graders are joining their math and science skills to complete a STEM project! Students are combining their estimation and place value skills with weighing classroom items to find the mass! Students are rounding to the nearest tenths place!

Mrs. Vanderheyden’s Class

8th graders started their first ELA unit The Dangers of Conformity. They participated in a text on text annotation activity identifying setting details and analyzing how they help establish the mood and create conflict in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. Students are learning that setting plays an important role, especially in dystopian literature.

Mr. McLaughlin’s Students

In Mr. McLaughlin’s classroom, students used Chromebooks to take multiple intelligence tests to discover the strengths and weaknesses in their learning styles. Also, they gathered the data to create a graph as young scientists do in the scientific process.

Mr. Gerber’s Room

Morning Howlers

The Mullica Morning Howl has begun again this month! 6th through 8th graders have already been working hard on lots of great ideas for this year with Mr. Smith and Mrs. Sheldon. Meetings are held usually on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays after-school, and they film daily first-thing in the morning. Check out each day's broadcast through the Youtube or Twitter feeds that can be found on our schools' website.

Cross Country

The boys and girls cross-country teams started their season in earnest during the first week of school. The teams practiced through the heat and rain both at the school and on their home course at the recreation fields. With a unique combination of talent and heart, both teams started their schedule with a win at their first meet. The teams look forward to their future meets and the challenges that lie ahead with enthusiasm and determination.

LEADERS of the PACK

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Mullica Township Middle School PBIS recognizes the “LEADERS of the PACK” for September 2018. This month the character trait exemplified was READINESS.

Join us in celebrating:

Fifth Grade:

Addison Cox, BaiLee Wescoat, Faith Klose, and Kylie Witczak

Sixth Grade:

Alex Zeck, Gracie Restuccio, Charlie Brownhill, and Tiffany Fabian

Seventh Grade:

Zoey Askins, Alexis Sears, Nathan Martin, and Abby Bauman

Eighth Grade:

Madison Plasket, Hannah Recine, and Madelyn Lee

Middle School Special Area:

Brandon Resigno

PBIS Pep Rally

On Friday, September 28th, our first leaders of the pack were recognized for their outstanding efforts in being READY for the month of September. All coyotes were put to the readiness test in a school-wide tug of war. The white team came out on top. Looking forward to what October's trait of RESPECT brings out in our coyotes.

It is time for 8th Grade to start thinking about High School

To learn more about Greater Egg Harbor Regional Magnet Programs, attend one or all of the upcoming open houses with your 8th grade child:


  • September 29, 2018 from 1:00 - 1:00 Oakcrest High School - Air Force Junior ROTC in Aerospace Science and Leadership & Biomedical Science
  • October 13, 2018 from 10:00 - 1:00 Cedar Creek High School - Engineering & Environmental Science
  • October 20, 2018 from 10:00 - 1:00 Absegami High School - Homeland Security & Public Safety


Would you like your 8th grade child to shadow a high school student in a Magnet Program? Refer to the flyer for the appropriate contact person.

Please Join the Mullica Township PTA

Did you know that the Mullica township PTA supports events and activities that benefit our students every month of the year? Thank you, PTA for all you do for our children!

Read the PTA NewsLetter at the Link below.

6th Grade STokes Update

We as a staff are currently in the process of planning the upcoming STOKES trip. The trip is scheduled for Monday November 5th to Wednesday November 7th, at STOKES State Forest.

During this trip, students will get an opportunity to learn a variety of life-skills, including but not limited to problem-solving and team building. Students will also have a chance to step out of their comfort zone as they explore nature and all students will get the opportunity to hike Sunrise Mountain, the second highest mountain in New Jersey!

Information about what is needed/expected for this trip was sent home with the 6th graders September 25th during their assembly. Further information will be made available in October, both through the school website as well as on our Twitter page!

Speaking of October, on October 4th from 11 am- Midnight, 15% of all sales from Didonato's Bowling Center will be go towards the cost of our STOKES Trip! Please attend this event if you can and invite your friends/family. Remember to bring your flyer and let them know that you are there that night to support Mullica Schools! Hope to see you there!

6th Grade Fund Raiser at DiDonato's Family Fun Center

Thursday, Oct. 4th, 11am-11pm

1151 South White Horse Pike

Hammonton, NJ

6th Grade Stokes Fundraiser

THURSDAY, October 4, 2018

Open 11 am - 12 am

15% of all sales in the Alley Bar and Grille and on the lanes at DiDonato’s will go toward the 6th-grade class trip to Stokes


You must present the flyer for the fundraiser... lost yours? Print another from the link below.

Mark Your Calendar

10/3- PTA Family Game Night

10/4- 6th Grade Stokes Fundraiser at DiDonatos

10/5- No School- Teacher In-Service

10/8- No School

10/10- PTA Meeting 7 PM

10/22- Family Night "Destroy Illusions" 6:30

10/24- Middle School Individual Picture Day

10/25- Stokes 6th Grade Parent Meeting 6:30