The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 10/8/2017

Reminder: EdCamp is Monday, October 9th

School is closed on Monday, October 9. However, DDE will be hosting EdCamp! EdCamp is a full day of professional development hosted on Monday, October 9 for all district staff members on the Eisenhower and Catena campuses. Therefore, parking is limited and it results in many staff members parking on Burlington Road and in the surrounding neighborhoods. We appreciate your patience and consideration on Monday, October 9. We are very proud to host the day at Eisenhower. Please know we encourage staff members to carpool, but you will certainly notice an increase in volume.

Winter Sports

Winter sports (Girls & Boys Basketball, Wrestling, and Cheerleading) will start on Tuesday, November 14, 2017:
  • Interest meetings will be held during 8th period on Monday, October 16, 2017.
  • Forms are due on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
  • Physicals dated November 15, 2016 and after are valid for the Winter season.


Questions? Please contact Mrs. King at dking@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us

PTO Corner

  • Our first PTO Meeting of the school year is just about here! Please join us on Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 8:30am (yes, 8:30am!) in the STEAM Center. Come hear about everything that is going on this year, learn about opportunities to get involved, and see our newly redesigned, absolutely beautiful STEAM Center!
  • Our bagel sale is ongoing, and we are still in need of volunteers! If you have an hour in the morning, please email Jen Serluco, PTO President, at jserluco@optonline.net. Prices are as follows: $3 for a bagel and a bottle of water; $2 for just a bagel; $1 for just a bottle of water.
  • If you haven't done so already, please become a member of the PTO! Membership and volunteer forms can be found under the PTO tab on our website: http://dde.freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=577013&type=d&pREC_ID=1070147
  • PTO questions? ddeptofreehold@gmail.com

Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, October 9: School Closed for Professional Development
  • Thursday, October 12: PTO Meeting, 8:30am in the STEAM Center
  • Monday, October 16: Winter Sports Interest Meetings, during 8th period
  • Tuesday, October 17: Board of Education Meeting, 8:00pm at 384 W. Main Street
  • Friday, October 27: Halloween Social, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 31: Winter sports forms due
  • Tuesday, November 14: Winter sports begin

Action Items:

Guidance Office

  • Learn more about the FRHSD Magnet Programs here: http://frhsdmagnetprograms.com/site.php. Current 8th grade students may begin applications on October 2, 2017. Please see the links below for additional information regarding the FRHSD Magnet Programs.
  • You may find the Monmouth County Vocational School District Career Academies Overview and Online Application here: https://www.mcvsd.org/admissions.html. Please see the link below for additional information regarding the MCVSD Career Academies.
  • All of this information is also available on the Guidance Schoology page.

Important Links!

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.