Egg Harbor Township High School
Week of November 12, 2023
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
Dear EHTHS Families,
I hope that everyone had a great fall break and you are eagerly awaiting spending time with friends and family next week during Thanksgiving.
Our students continue to shine! Recently, Ranajoy Gupta attended a conference at MIT where he presented research on neural networks correlating electroencephalogram data and freezing of gait in Parkinson’s patients. This research has the potential to predict symptoms before they occur. We would also recognize Jacob Cochran, Carter Chew, Easton Dilks, Mashrika Islam, Lucas Schumann, and Harshil Acharya for attending the Mark Cuban Foundation AI Boot Camp. The students not only received certificates of completion but were also gifted personal computers from the foundation! We are super proud of all of our students!
We're also thrilled to share the list of students who have chosen to continue their sports in college. Best of luck to these talented athletes in their future endeavors!
Ava Fortucci: Field Hockey at Belmont Abbey
Aidan Feldstein: Baseball at Chestnut Hill College
Angelina Horin: Women's Soccer at Tennessee Tech
Charles Schreiner: Swimming at Boston University
Katie Carlos: Swimming at University of North Florida
Christopher Manzo: Track and Field at St. Joseph’s University
Kiki Schlemo: Cross Country and Track & Field at Rutgers University
Not only are our students doing well, we also have news to share about our staff. I would like to extend congratulations to Mr. Jamieson for being selected as the National Federation of High Schools Coaches Association 2022-2023 NJ Coach of the Year in Boys Swimming and Diving. We're proud to have such an outstanding coach leading our athletes! In the Fine and Performing Arts arena, congratulations to Mr. Milnes for being granted a TangerKids Grant for Eagle Records. The grant was selected for additional funding through our Member Choice campaign, potentially receiving up to an additional $1,000. This grant will offer tremendous opportunities for our students.
On Tuesday, Egg Harbor Township hosted the first of several planning meetings for The Coalition for a Safe Community's annual Teen Summit which is a student-led event that addresses issues concerning high school students in Atlantic County. There were 8 local schools in attendance. This is a great event that our students are fortunate to participate in over the years. That evening, the Special Education Department held the 2nd annual Transition Fair at EHT High School. This event was combined with our monthly Special Education Parents Advisory Group meeting. Approximately 25 parents attended and socialized with team members and each other. During the Fair, parents were able to connect with agencies that will assist with the transition to adulthood particulars, including employment, transportation, and social services support. Parents also gained information on legal rights and living options for their soon-to-be adult children. The agencies that joined us were the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Division of Developmental Disabilities, One Stop, Access Link, Center for Transition Success, Jewish Family Services, and NJ Able. It was an informational and enjoyable night for all.
On Wednesday, staff and students from the EHT Deaf Ed program took a trip to the Bargaintown Fire Department. It was a great opportunity for the students to connect with their community, as well as connect with their deaf/hard of hearing peers throughout the district. Students learned about fire safety, how to handle a fire emergency and what to expect if a firefighter comes to their home to respond to a fire. Fire Chief, Gene Sharpe, gave the students an opportunity to explore all the firetrucks, equipment, and try on some firefighter gear. It was a great hands-on learning experience for our students.
After school on Thursday, 28 students and 5 teachers visited Birch Grove Park for a Hiking Club event. It was a perfect day for a hike and the students were treated with S’mores when they were done. We would like to thank the city of Northfield for granting our club permission to utilize the campground.
Are you cleaning out your closets before the holidays? If so, our Choir and Orchestra Directors are running a Clothing Drive until December 15th. Please donate wearable clothing, shoes, belts, backpacks, gloves, handbags, hats, plush toys, and regular toys. Drop off your items in bags in the main office or in the choir room B195.
Please mark your calendars!
Saturday, November 18, from 9:30 am to 2 pm. The FCCLA Craft Fair will feature pottery, jewelry, scents, pet gifts, ornaments, clothing, candles, sea glass crafts, handmade items, and more. Find unique items for the holiday season!
Next week, during the Health and Physical Education classes, students wishing to take their initial photo or make up their school photo can do so at that time. For more information about senior photos or packages, please visit https://www.barksdalephoto.com/.
The Drama Club's upcoming productions of Agatha Christie Murder Mysteries, "Murder On The Orient Express" and "Murder On The Nile" will be performed on the EHTHS stage from November 29 - December 2. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 30 at 3pm on ehths.booktix.com. Please come out and support our students!
The EHTHS Guidance Department is hosting a Financial Aid Night on Monday, December 4th, at 6:00 pm in the Upper Cafeteria. Join us to learn about FAFSA completion, scholarships, loans, grants, federal aid, state aid, CSS profile, college cost of attendance, and more.
Keep up with our school events and news via Facebook. Please join our school page at EHTNJHighSchool or your child's respective class pages: EHTHS - Class of 2024, EHTHS - Class of 2025, EHTHS - Class of 2026 and EHTHS - Class of 2027.
Have a wonderful weekend!
November 18 FCCLA Craft Fair 9:30am- 2 pm
November 20 Underclassman and Senior Make Up Photos
November 21 Powder Puff Game 4pm-6pm
November 22 Abbreviated Day 11:55am dismissal
November 23-24 SCHOOL CLOSED (Thanksgiving)
November 27 SCHOOL REOPENS
December 4 HESSA Financial Aid Night
2023-2024 District Calendar
Upstanders of the Week
Student: Caitlyn "Cat" Wood
Nominating Staff Member: Mrs. Davis
Cat is one of the most positive, confident people I have ever met. She brings great energy to the room, and is a help to anyone who is sitting with her. She has faced her share of bullies with grace and control. I am grateful to teach her and learn from her too.
Welcome back, EHT! We started this week by sharing some photos of AP Governments recent trip to the National Constitution Center. Students saw various exhibits from President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to the 19th Amendment. All of these artifacts help tell the story of “We the people…”
Congratulations to our Silver Eagle Band who placed 5th out of 16, competing against some of the largest, most competitive programs in NJ, PA, DE, VA, C￼T, and NY at the USBands Finals at Metlife Stadium! In addition our Colorguard finished 4th and our Percussion was ranked 3rd!
Their 2023 show, One for All, feat. the music of the Beatles was a judges & fan favorite all season.
The Band was expertly led by Mr. Matthew Wyckoff, and his team: Mr. Marc Spatz, Mr. Mike Belskis, Mr. JJ Aponte, Ms. Courtney Daniels, Ms. Dawn Donchey, Mr. Brandon Matthews, Mr. Omi Batan, Mr. Jim Mark, Mr. Michael Benoit, Ms. Sydney Kleintz, Mr. Zach Lohrmann, Mr. Garrett Davis & Mr. Arjuna Myles.
The Band is grateful for the sincere support they receive from the EHT Band Boosters, EHT Board of Education & Administration as well as the EHT Transportation ￼& Facilities departments.
Freshman World History
Happy Tuesday, EHT! Today freshman World History students were led by Mr. Walter in a Socratic discussion of an excerpt from the book Sapiens, which chronicles the development of early humans.
Honors Biology students were observing the cool things that water does in lab on 11/3!
Sgt. Valentine and our JROTC Cadets
This week in photography/digital design, Ms. Cleaver's students experimented with the light painting. Light painting is a photographic technique that uses a slower shutter speed or long exposure to capture the path left by moving light. The students had a lot of fun creating images using LED lights, string lights, and even light sabers. Check it out!
US Honors II
This week Honors US II students dove deep into the 1920’s by creating life sized people representative of six different content areas of the ranging from: Prohibition, the Economy and the Harlem Renaissance. Students dressed up their characters to represent to average 1920s person and then then took some time critique their other classmates presenting. Great job, Mrs. Quinn and students!!
Reading Buddies Trip
Staff and students from the EHT Deaf Ed program took a trip to the Bargaintown Fire Department. It was a great opportunity for the students to connect with their community, as well as connect with their deaf/hard of hearing peers throughout the district. Students learned about fire safety, how to handle a fire emergency and what to expect if a firefighter comes to their home to respond to a fire. Fire Chief, Gene Sharpe, gave the students and opportunity to explore all the firetrucks, equipment, and try on some firefighter gear. It was a great hands-on learning experience for our students.
IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference
The IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference is an annual conference dedicated to displaying some of the most astounding research performed by both high school students and college undergraduates. As the Governor's School program gave us the opportunity to perform our own research, we decided to submit our paper to the conference. Fortunately, our paper was accepted, so I was able to go to MIT to present the research in early October. Here is a breakdown of the event.
On Friday, October 6, attendees were given the opportunity to tour the campus before the conference started. Here are some interesting sights I saw around MIT.
The conference started later that evening with keynotes from guest speakers such as the vice president of Lockheed Martin, Mark Maybury. We were also able to speak with them after the initial presentations.
On Saturday, October 7, all attendees at the conference presented their research at various scheduled times. Fortunately, our presentation was early in the morning so I did not have to worry for the entire day. Our research was on neural networks that find correlations between electroencephalogram data and the occurrence of freezing of gait in Parkinson’s patients. These networks could be potentially used to predict when the symptom will arise before it occurs!
The final day, October 8, was dedicated to virtual presenters, so my parents decided we would instead tour Boston. I have several more pictures from the Museum of Fine Arts, but they likely will not fit within the maximum file size of this email.
Overall, the conference was an amazing opportunity to witness the marvelous work my peers around the world have completed. Additionally, our research will also be published on the IEEE xPlore database. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I could not be more grateful for being able to attend this event.
2nd Annual Transition Fair
On Tuesday, November 14, the Special Education Department held the second annual Transition Fair at EHT High School. This event was combined with our monthly Special Education Parents Advisory Group meeting. Approximately 25 parents attended and socialized with team members and each other. During the Fair, parents were able to connect with agencies that will assist with the transition to adulthood particulars, including employment, transportation, and social services support. Parents also gained information on legal rights and living options for their soon-to-be adult children. The agencies that joined us were the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Division of Developmental Disabilities, One Stop, Access Link, Center for Transition Success, Jewish Family Services, and NJ Able. It was an informational and enjoyable night for all.
We’re here with the hiking club on Thursday for the first Marshmallow Roast. By all accounts the hikes were rewarding the S’mores were delicious!
Thank you to our chaperones: Mr. Walter, Mr. Hackney, Mr. Hesse, Mrs. Maas, Mr. Martirone, Mr. Sample, and Assistant Principal Mr. Biggins.
CLIMATE AND CULTURE
The High School will be continuing with this bullying-prevention program for this school year!
#DAY1--a staff and student-led philosophy that will serve to foster a building-wide atmosphere of kindness and inclusion.
This program was started a few years ago in Bergen County by the Tyler Clementi Foundation and has gained momentum throughout the state and country for use in schools, community groups, workplaces, and sports teams.
The premise is simple: the adults in the building make a “declaration statement” about behavior that is expected, as well as behavior that is unacceptable, and we all pledge to conduct ourselves accordingly. This includes seeking help when we witness unacceptable behavior occurring.
This notion is called being an #Upstander
THE NEST SCHOOL STORE IS ONLINE & OPEN!
The School Store is now online and open for business! Check out "The Nest @ EHTHS" to get all your #ehtpride gear. For a limited time, get FREE local delivery to EHT for any size order. Check out their online store at http://shopthenesteht.com
EAGLE GREENERY NEWSLETTER
Check out our November Newsletter HERE!
Student Assistance Program and Community Outreach
Meet Your Student Assistance Counselors
Grades 9 & 10: Mrs. Barnes--click below!
Grades 11 & 12: Ms. DiMattia--click below!
🍂🍁 "FALL" INTO AWARENESS! 🍁🍂
October marks the start of our Awareness Celebrations:
10/2/23-10/6/23: Week of Respect
10/16/23-10/20/23: School Violence Awareness Week
10/23/23-10/31/23: Substance Abuse Prevention aka Red Ribbon Week
11/13/23: World Kindness Day
📣 It's that time again!!
Please see this for IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
So many individuals are exposed to Fentanyl WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT.
Protect yourself and your family.
Please click on this below for important information from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)!
NJ PARENT LINK
Older Siblings, Teens, & Young Adults
NJ PARENT LINK
NJ PARENT LINK
Navigate Parenthood, Navigate New Jersey
Is your child an athlete?
In an effort to raise information and awareness about the use of opiates and it's potential consequences among athletes, Join Together Atlantic County (JTAC) has developed a series of informational videos for students, parents, educators and coaches. Please click below and take a few moments to review this important information:
Looking for Community or Online Resources?? Click on "Help" below!
HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCES
Information From Our School Health Specialist
Egg Harbor Township School District Media Specialists Monthly Update - #EHTREADS
Weekly Message From Our School District
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT
Need Help With The Parent Portal?
IC PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT INFORMATION!
What if I forgot my Infinite Campus Parent Portal username and password? If you've forgotten your username or password, it can be reset online. Visit http://mvnt.us/m1189271 to check your account status.
What if I do not have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the parent/guardian full name, students full name, students school and grade level, students birthdate, home and/or cell number and the parent/guardians email address.
Infinite Campus Self Help Video
Do you need an EHT Parent Portal account?
Do you have access to log-in?
Not sure how to request a Parent Portal account?
Follow the easy steps outlined in this video. Check out this short video to learn how to request an account. https://youtu.be/bL1Qqs8sNm4
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT & RESOURCES
As time passes, it can become difficult staying at home day in and day out. Some days may be easier than others in dealing with this national pandemic amongst other issues. Please know that our guidance counselors, social workers, student assistance counselors, school nurses, and our High School Teen Center serve as available resources daily to assist with any concerns, fears, and/or anxieties. Our district website and school websites provide contact information or call 646-7911 x 1001.
Student resource card (Spanish/English)
ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR EHT ED TECH
MORE SELF HELP VIDEOS...
- USE OF GOOGLE CALENDAR to BOOK APPTS. w/ STAFF: Students can book one-on-one appointments with counselors, CST/YST members, or even their classroom teachers. Here is a brief tutorial on how to book appointments in Google Calendar with staff appointment slots: https://youtu.be/-SJFfya0WGo
- GOOGLE CLASSROOM: VIDEO RESOURCE: Need help joining your Google Classroom? This video explains how to find your EHT School District Google Classroom codes and how to add or "join" an active Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzvUOJKkh3k&feature=youtu.be
- GOOGLE MEET & GOOGLE CLASSROOM: For students looking to join their class for a live Google Meet session, this is a step by step of video of how to lactate and join the Meet from Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=i6lgBOh1YpU&feature=youtu.be
- ACCESSING STUDENT EMAIL (GRADES 6-12): Egg Harbor Township School District now offers an internal email address for students in grades 6-12. This video will demonstrate how to access student email from the district website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVutLPNRs9I&feature=youtu.be
- BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS FOR REMOTE LEARNING: This video offers some basic troubleshooting tips for those using a Chromebook or their own device in the virtual environment: http://mvnt.us/m1154434
- GOOGLE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Google for Education has a resource for parents/guardians to learn and navigate the Google Tools. Take a look at this pdf and click on the embedded links for tutorials and more: http://mvnt.us/m1112980
College Signing Day
Signing Day #1! Congrats to these incredible seniors!
Ava Fortucci Field Hockey Belmont Abbey
Aidan Feldstein Baseball Chestnut Hill
Angelina Horin Women's Soccer Tennessee Tech
Charles Schreiner Swimming Boston University
Katie Carlos Swimming University of North Florida
Christopher Manzo Track and Field
St. Joseph’s University
Kiki Schlemo Cross Country / Track & Field Rutgers University
Football Game Protocols.docx
Football Game Day Protocols Egg Harbor Twp and Visiting Families and Supporters! As we prepare to begin the 2023 Football Season at Silver Eagle Stadium, we wanted to share details about our campus, stadium operations, and safety protocols. Alongside the NJSIAA and West Jersey Football Lea...
- All registrations for EHT Athletic programs must be completed online through the Family ID Program.
- Physical Exams
- All Exams must be submitted digitally though your online registration.
- No hard copies, emails or faxes will be accepted.
- Re-Cert packets and COVID Forms are now part of the registration question/process. No hard copies needed.
- For Help on uploading your exam – Click here
- Registration Dates
- Please review the appropriate registration dates for your interested season found on the registration page. Registration for winter sports will open on September 15, 2022.
- You do not need a physical to register, but must have an exam uploaded seven days prior to your first tryout.