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News and Notes from the Hallways of MHS

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Dear Blue Jay Community:

As the calendar year comes to a close, we take the time to reflect on all that we have to be grateful for and all that the Blue Jay community does to serve those in need. Our good deeds reach far to serve many people and the students take the lead in so many of these initiatives. Whether it is through Athletics, Key Club or Student Council, the Blue Jay community continues to serve those in need. Here is a list of some of the activities took place:

  • Key Club: Food Bank, Coat Drive, Coin Collection/Leukemia
  • Girls Basketball: No Shave November
  • Class of 2022: Local Family In Need
  • Cheerleading: Kash for Kacey, Carwash for DMD/Danny Garofalo
  • Football: Pink Out T-shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Fashion Club: Halloween Costume Drive, Prom Wear Drive
  • Weight Lifting Club: St. Judes
  • Ceramics Class: Soup Bowl Food Kitchen, Poppies for Veteran’s Memorial
  • Touring Choir: Middlesex/Dunellen Domestic Violence Vigil, Watchung School Veteran’s Day Observance, Senior Citizen’s Holiday Luncheon
  • Global Issues: Support for a Middlesex Family
  • Visual Arts Class: Portrait for Orphans, Hospital patients, & Senior Homes
  • LLD/MD Classes: Coffee Shop donate to FISH, Autism Awareness

The goal is to have students thinking like global citizens; considering global issues based on a deep understanding of diverse values and worldviews; show genuine interest and ability to solve ambiguous and complex real world problems that impact human and environmental sustainability and show compassion, empathy and concern for others.

From the Middlesex High School family to your family, enjoy the holiday break with your family and friends.

News & Notes

  • Early Dismissal December 20th

  • Holiday Recess December 23-1 School is back in session January 2, 2020

  • Parents, remind your child to bring their school lanyards to school every day!

  • Students who are leaving early need to bring a note to the Main Office in the morning so that a pass can be provided to them and they can leave class to meet their parent in the office. If a student is walking, driving or being picked up by someone other than a parent, that information will need to be included in the note.


The College Board has released the AP School Scholar Roster and it includes 11 Middlesex High School students. These teens were recognized for their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for 2019. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Students can earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are:

· Josephine Basch, 2019 graduate

· Tyler Kurtz, 2019 graduate

· Isabel Martinez, 2019 graduate

Four students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are:

· Lekhini Desai, 2019 graduate

· Gabriella DiTaranto, 2019 graduate

· Jake Gartner, MHS senior (pictured)

· Anne Vrubliauskas, MHS senior (pictured)

Four students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher on three or more exams. These students are:

· Felipe Cortes, 2019 graduate

· Rebecca Nordhaus, 2019 graduate

· Noah Smyth, 2019 graduate (pictured)

· Emmanuel Worede-kal, 2019 graduate

We are very proud of our AP program, students and teachers. Congratulations!

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Shout Outs!

Key Club - A big thank you to the Key Club and Mr. Swartz for the awesome job with the collection of gifts for FISH.
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No Shave November - Big thank you to the girls basketball team and Mr. Hintelmann.

"The girls basketball team and I are proud to announce that we have raised over five hundred dollars ($500) and counting for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia through our No Shave November fundraiser. My family has a connection to CHOPs when they treated my daughter successfully for a rare condition and I wanted to create a fundraiser to say thank you. As a result, I let inspiring makeup artists Noelle Ostrander and Angela Pacilli create our third annual glitter beard to celebrate. Thanks to the students and faculty who gave of their time, money and their razors to support this worthy cause."

Girls Go Cyber- Is a cyber security challenge for our high school girls. Please check it out and retweet!

Music Corner

Check out our November VLOG featuring our music students!

Please come to the MHS Winter Concert on December 19th at 7pm. Featuring the Concert Band, Holiday Ensemble, Chorus, Touring Choir, and Varsity Singers. Suggested donations are $5 and $1 for students and senior citizens. Donations will support music department activities.

For upcoming music department news, please follow us on Instagram @mhsnjmusicscene and on Facebook or Twitter @mhsnjmusic

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Our touring choir went caroling with the band, spreading holiday cheer through out the hallways!

Arts Corner

Here's a quick video my MHS Multimedia Club made highlighting the Ceramics fundraiser projects in the works. Enjoy!!!

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