Alder's Weekly Trending Stories - March 22, 2019

Alder Avenue Middle School

Alder Strikes Back this year with new and exciting initiatives, programs, and activities. Follow us on social media and our school webpage.

Character Education

The Character Education word of the month is HONESTY!

Jersey Shore Science Fair

Alder Avenue students competed in the Jersey Shore Science Fair last weekend, and 13 students placed in the competition!

STEAM Tank Competition

Tween Tech on Friday, March 15. It was a conference for middle school girls who are interested in STEAM. They learned about various topics and heard from speakers about the importance of girls in STEAM. EHTTV was on site filming.

Up next, 17 students from Alder will be attending STEAM Tank Regionals in Blackwood. Good luck to everyone!

South Jersey Spelling Bee

On Saturday, our Alder Spelling Bee champion, Nekita Thaker, competed against other school champions from five counties of southern NJ at the South Jersey Spelling Bee. Eighth grader, Nekita, lasted through 26 rounds and ultimately placed 2nd, just one place away from going to Washington DC to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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Meet our NEW Staff!!

These staff members have been a great addition to the Alder family! Each week, we will highlight a new staff member. Get to know them a little bit...

Ms. Cathy Buzby

I grew up in Altoona, PA where I attended Penn State earning a Bachelor's Degree in Health Policy Administration. I also lived in Ft. Lauderdale obtaining an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts at the Art Institute. My husband and I have lived in EHT for sixteen years. Before becoming a paraprofessional at Alder, I was a substitute teacher in the EHTSD. I have two sons. Gus is a former Alder student and currently a sophomore at the high school. Max is a fourth grader at Miller School. We spend our time going to our boys many baseball, street hockey, and lacrosse games. During the summer, we enjoy going to the beach and lots more baseball. It's been a great first year at Alder, thank you!

Renaissance News and Updates

Congratulations to our February Jedis of the Month! Keep working hard!
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Tryouts begin next week for all sports! Check with the nurse to be sure you are cleared, and listen to the announcements for tryout/practice info.

Baseball - Mr. Santiago

Softball - Ms. Gisondi

Boys' Track - Mr. Romeo

Girls' Track - Ms. Chini

Important Dates

April 10 -

End of 3rd Marking Period

April 18 -

Half Day - students and staff

April 19-28

Spring Break!!

May 27 -

No School - Memorial Day

May 31 -

Half Day students - Teacher PD Day

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Birthday wishes going out to the following people who have birthdays coming up this week!

Patti Warren - March 25

Kareem Spence - March 29