Egg Harbor Township High School
Week of May 14, 2023
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
Dear EHTHS families,
We're already halfway through May, and the end of the school year is fast approaching. Time is flying, and we still have plenty to do before June 21.
Last Saturday, Camila Alfaro, Ryan Elyakoubi, Keion Ramirez-Elliot, Mr. Bryant, Ms. Delaney and Mr. Lesser participated in a students versus teacher game show called The ClassH-Room at the Fox 29 Studios in Philadelphia. The show will air in July, so stay tuned to see who really rules the classroom.
Congratulations to the Police Activities League of EHT and Atlantic County's FTC Robotics Team #7149, the ENFORCERS, on another successful FIRST Tech Challenge season. Senior Captains Kyle Tavarez and Matt Levine achieved remarkable accomplishments, including qualifying for the World Championship for five consecutive years, winning three NJ State Championships, and finishing second overall in the 2023 World Championship as a finalist for the INSPIRE award.
I'm thrilled to announce that Egg Harbor Township High School has two 2023 Old Grad Finalists this year. The Old Grad Award recognizes outstanding male and female senior athletes in Atlantic County who excel in multiple sports. DJ Germann and Anna Smith will attend a banquet at Great Bay Country Club, where they will be recognized alongside other finalists and a winner will be announced. Congratulations also to Sarah Rutledge, who has been recognized as our NJSIAA Scholar Honoree for academic and athletic success. Sarah will receive a $500 scholarship for her achievement.
Best of luck to our teams competing in playoffs this weekend. Today, the Softball team will face St. Joe in the Cape Atlantic League finals at home at 4 p.m. Tomorrow, the track teams will head to Stockton University for County Championships and the Crew team will compete in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta at the Schuylkill River. Finally, on Monday, the Golf team will compete in the Cape Atlantic League playoffs at Atlantic City Country Club and Unified Track will compete at Cedar Creek.
Our Academy of Law and Business students had some exciting experiences recently. Sophomores and juniors visited the Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse and observed sentencing hearings, while junior and senior students visited Rowan University's Small Business Venture Expo, where they had the opportunity to interact and network with young entrepreneurs and community members.
It's Quarterfinals week part II for EHT Idol. The Multicultural Club appreciates your continued support and encourages you to vote and post in your Google Classrooms. Please use the following link to vote: https://forms.gle/VaQmovcS5sWv3FZD9.
Our science class had some guest speakers visiting this week. The Environmental Science classes had the privilege of hosting watershed ambassadors for Atlantic County and Cape May County as guest speakers. The ambassadors brought samples of macroinvertebrates, and students had the opportunity to identify them using dichotomous keys. The Core Science classes had an exciting virtual guest speaker from NASA, Jerad Merbitz, who serves as the head liaison to SpaceX. He gave an inspiring presentation on space exploration and encouraged our students to dream big.
The EHTHS Orchestra, in coordination with Mr. Justices' Honors Animation class, delivered an amazing performance on Thursday night. Senior Jacob Stafford conducted the orchestra on an original composition. Well done to all the seniors and everyone involved! Tonight, we invite you to attend the Spring Choral Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Congratulations to Laine Elliot has been elected as the District Governor of Key Club for the State of New Jersey. In her new position, she will be responsible for the overall operations of the district board, train other district officers, appoint committees and assign directives, build and maintain relationships with other Kiwanis-family leadership and communicate district needs and desires to the international board liaison.
Interact is hosting a Pet Drive through May 26. They are collecting any new or unwanted items for all types of pets. All donations can be dropped off to the bin outside C209 and any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Additionally, I am thrilled to inform you that our proposed dog therapy program, P.A.W.S. (Pets Aiding in the Wellbeing of Students), has been approved by the Board. Over the next several months, we will gradually implement the program, which aims to enhance students' social and emotional well-being through positive interactions with certified therapy dogs. The presence of therapy dogs in our school environment can promote calmness, reduce stress and anxiety, increase social engagement, and improve self-esteem. We are excited to introduce Marty and Charlie to our staff and students. If you would like to learn more about our program, CLICK HERE. Please know, students will not be directly interacting with the dogs until they have been acquainted and have the permission slips signed.
Graduation is only 22 school days away. For more information, please visit https://sites.google.com/eht.k12.nj.us/ehthsgraduation/home. Our annual Project Graduation will take place the evening of graduation and we are still in need of volunteers to help make the event a success. Seniors will be able to purchase tickets June 7,8, 9 & 15 for $10 per student and $10 per guest. CLICK HERE for all necessary forms. All ticket sales will take place during lunch periods on dates noted above. Please visit: https://sites.google.com/eht.k12.nj.us/ehthsgraduation/project-graduation-page or https://www.facebook.com/EHTProjectGrad/ for more information.
Have a wonderful week!
IMPORTANT INFROMATION ABOUT WORKING PAPERS
The way teens obtain working papers in New Jersey will be changing on June 1, 2023!
Thanks to a new law, the working papers process will be online and streamlined. Rather than going through local schools, younger workers will simply visit this site and be walked through a few easy steps.
IF YOU NEED PAPERS BEFORE JUNE 1: https://nj.gov/labor/youngworkers/find-a-job/working-papers/
MORE INFORMATION FOR YOUNG WORKERS: https://nj.gov/labor/youngworkers
May 22 & 23 NJSLA Sci - Grade 11
May 24, 25, 25 NJSLA Math/ELA Grade 9
June 1 Prom Red Carpet 4:30-5:30 EHTHS
June 1 PROM 6pm-10pm Harrah's Convention Center Atlantic City, NJ
June 7 Senior Awards Ceremony EHTHS Auditorium
June 7, 8, 9, 15 Project Graduation Ticket Sales During Lunches
June 16 "Last Chance" Project Graduation Ticket Sales *tickets are twice the price* no ticket sales after lunch this day
June 21 Graduation 5:10pm Silver Eagle Stadium
June 21 Project Graduation 11pm-5am
Click the photo below to take you to the Graduation Webpage
Interested in volunteering with this year’s Project Graduation? Visit http://mvnt.us/m1395777 to see how you can get involved!
IT IS TIME!
PROJECT GRADUATION VOLUNTEERS!! Ask your friends or family to join you! Volunteers must be 21 years old or over!
We can only make this night happen with at least 100 volunteers!! This is how YOU can help on JUNE 21st! Volunteers help run activities, help secure doors and help serve food!
12:30 pm - Decorating the areas! Even a few hours help us!
10 pm to 3 am - Volunteer at the event!
3 am to 5 am - Skip the gym! Come work out with us! The Clean Up Crew is just as important!!
EHT PROJECT GRADUATION ON WEDNESDAY, June 21st!!
EHTHS Project Graduation
Since 1994, the Egg Harbor Township Home & School Association has sponsored an all night drug & alcohol-free post graduation event for the Egg Harbor Township High School's graduating Seniors. Each year approximately 80-95% of the graduating class has participated in a safe evening of games, activities, entertainment, music, food and prizes on graduation night.
2022-2023 School District Calendar
Upstanders of the Week
Larry Harris nominated by Ms. Terry
Larry Harris was caught being helpful! Larry witnessed a staff member trying to carry heavy items to their car. Larry stopped what he was doing and offered to help. The other staff member was very thankful for his act of kindness!
CLIMATE AND CULTURE
The last day that Eagle Boutique will be accepting clothing donations for this school year will be May 26, 2023. We need to allow time for students and staff to clear out and clean the boutique prior to the summer break. We will continue to accept donations for the food pantry through the end of the school year. We want to thank you all for your continued support of our program and our students.
Dear EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL, Parents and Students,
Click this link for a “sneak peek” of our 2022-2023 yearbook. https://screenpal.com/u/TPPY/45137_EGG_HARBOR_TOWNSHIP_HIGH_SCHOOL_2023_Yearbook
Make sure your student gets a copy! We placed our final order and have a limited number of books left to sell. If you haven’t purchased yet, please go to www.jostens.com to order your yearbook.
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
Has your student taken their #Upstander Pledge yet?!?
Have them sign into their school account and click here! 😊
If you'd like more information on #Day1, please go to: https://tylerclementi.org/day1/
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 May Newsletter HERE!
Student Assistance Program and Resources
While you're taking some time to LOOK AROUND, here is a good place to start...
LAST Session this upcoming Monday!
Please see this for IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
So many individuals are exposed to Fentanyl WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT.
Protect yourself and your family.
NJ PARENT LINK
Older Siblings, Teens, & Young Adults
NJ PARENT LINK
NJ PARENT LINK
Navigate Parenthood, Navigate New Jersey
Please click on this below for important information from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)!
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:
Meet Your Student Assistance Counselors
Grades 9 & 10: Mrs. Barnes--click below!
Grades 11 & 12: Ms. DiMattia--click below!
Looking for Community or Online Resources?? Click on "Help" below!
Egg Harbor Township School District Media Specialists Monthly Update - #EHTREADS
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
Ever listened to a story being read at 17,000 miles per hour? Just click on the "Story Time from Space" website and you can watch videos of astronauts reading stories from the International Space Station. "Story Time from Space" is a project sponsored by the Global Space Education Foundation, a nonprofit education foundation that works with NASA.
Weekly Message From Our School District
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
It is our collective responsibility to ensure that our students have the resources and support to achieve success both inside and outside of our classrooms. This responsibility is the catalyst to commit ourselves to using student data and ensuring a framework for teaching and learning centered around the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).
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 email@example.com 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.
Atlantic County Division of Public Health: “The Source” (linked)
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
Mr. Kevin Rutledge
Supervisor of Athletics and Activities
Telephone: (609) 653-0100 ext 1662
Check out the Athletics Weekly Newsletter
- 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.
Egg Harbor Township High School
Location: 24 High School Drive, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, USA