Blue Jay Broadcast
News and Notes from the Hallways of MHS
Coffee talk with Mr. Guzman
If you wondering what the difference is, look no further than the College Board itself, https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/compare-old-new-specifications
Dr. King teaches our SAT Prep class and has included some very useful links on her classroom website. I'm including them below for you to review and help your students prepare for the SATs.
Grammar Practice: http://www.chompchomp.com/
SAT Vocab Practice: http://www.quiz-tree.com
In addition, Dr. King has provided a schedule of test dates for the 2017-2018 school year. Check out her website at https://app.oncoursesystems.com/school/menu/2498
Now that we've covered the Grammar and Vocab portion of the SAT, what do you do about Math? Mr. Swartz has you covered. Check out his website for Math Lessons, each lesson also contains a link to SAT Question of the Day and Khan Academy for practice problems. https://app.oncoursesystems.com/school/menu/2498
The SATs are ongoing throughout the year, students should use the options available to practice before they sign up to take the SATs. As I told the students earlier this year, their future starts now.
News & Notes
Lady Jays Athletics
Congratulations to the Lady Jays Cross Country team for their 19-40 win over the previously undefeated South River team and a 15-50 shutout victory over Mother Seton. Anne Vrubliauskas, Monica Barclay and Mara Dunsavage finished 1, 2, 3 against both teams. With the two regular season ending wins, the Lady Jays captured the Blue Division Title! Congratulations Lady Jays!!
Winter Athletics Registration
The registration deadline for winter sports is coming up. Students interested in playing basketball, bowling, cheerleading, hockey or wrestling and still have forms to submit - please do so as soon as possible. The firm deadline is Thursday, November 2nd.
Is your student interested in television production or broadcast journalism? There is a meeting for students interested in starting a new school television program on Monday, October 30th after school in the Library Media Center.
JaysFest Dance Marathon
Dancer registration is still open - students should stop in room 205 or see Mr. Brenner or Mr. Chismar to sign up. The money raised will go towards families in Middlesex who are living with pediatric illness.
National Honor Society
Come out and support the National Honor Society at Chipotle in Bridgewater on Monday, November 6th between 5pm and 9pm. Tell the cashier that you are supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to NHS.
Rehearsals are under way for Middlesex High School’s fall play Bad Seed. Written by Maxwell Anderson, the story follows little Rhoda Penmark who is sweet, charming, and admired by her elders. When one of Rhoda’s classmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Rhoda’s mother begins to suspect that maybe Rhoda isn’t as perfect as everyone thinks. Maybe Rhoda is really a “bad seed”.
The play will be performed on November 3 and 4 in the MHS auditorium. The show begins at 7pm. Tickets are only $5.00 and may be purchased at the door. Due to the suspenseful nature of the play, it is not recommended for young audiences.
End your Halloween week with a bang and come see the thriller Bad Seed.
Auditions for the first Listening Room of the year will be held on Wednesday, November 1st. These auditions are open to all students who are interested in sharing their musical talent. We have a very supportive core of musicians who are more than willing to help students get started. We are looking for drum set players, guitarists, bassist, singers, pianists and any other musical abilities students may want to share.
In recognition of Veterans Day, we would like to recognize those Veterans from Middlesex. If you know of a Veteran who is from Middlesex and graduated from Middlesex High School, please email their name, branch of service and year of graduation to Alaina Sviderskis at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may include them in our November Shout Outs.
Did you order a yearbook yet?
Yearbooks can be purchased online or by check. The cost is $75 and the order forms are available in the HS Library. Now is the time to buy, the price will be going up to $80 in December. If you would like to order online, visit the following link: https://sites.google.com/middlesex.k12.nj.us/yearbook/home
Have you visited the Counseling Department website yet?
There is a lot of great information for all grade levels including information on PSATs, Program of Studies, graduation requirements, upcoming college visits, financial aid information, scholarships and more. Be sure to check them out: http://www.middlesex.k12.nj.us/msd/Departments/Counseling/
TCNJ Recognizes Middlesex High School Alumni
Recently, Middlesex High School received a letter from The College of New Jersey to inform us that four of the Middlesex Alumni that attend TCNJ are currently excelling. They have an average TCNJ GPA of 3.64, this is one of the highest marks of any of their high school cohorts. We are very proud of our alumni and wish them continued success. See the letter below for additional details.
Did You Know?
Upon recommendation from the Citizens Committee, the Board of Education proposed the building of a new high school. At the time, Middlesex students attended Bound Brook High School, but their district would not be able to accommodate our students after 1958. On June 14, 1956, Middlesex Borough voted and approved the building of our high school.
Superintendent of Schools
Von E. Mauger
Board of Education
Robert C. Kinstler, President
Stephen W. Bitow, Vice-President
William W. Armstrong
Philip L. Englesbe
William L. George
Joseph F. Hanlon
Guy S. Herrick
Val J. Houska
Lillie E. Keen
Officer Auricchio engaged students in the cafeteria by playing checkers during lunches. Below Jillian McGovern and Officer Auricchio each take a turn.
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The Digital Photography class has completed their first edits and they look great!
Photo credit: Gabby Martemucci
Photo credit: Alyssa Falgares