Coyote Chronicle

October 2018 Edition

Leader of The Pack

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Mullica Township Middle School PBIS recognizes the “LEADERS of the PACK” for October 2018. This month the character trait exemplified was Respect.

Join us in celebrating:

Fifth Grade:

Chase Moragne, Veronika Keiser, Michael Beaulieu, and Kendall Caruso

Sixth Grade:

Sebastian Campos, Evan Titherington, Carley Thompson, and Mara Melitta

Seventh Grade:

Jon Cox, Ethan Cartwright, Zoey Kulikauskas, and Kaitlyn Newsome

Eighth Grade:

Emma Kambeck, Ethan Butterhof, Mia Pellerito, and Emma Wanek

Middle School Special Area:

Kendall Caruso

Fall Festival Day at Mullica Middle School

On Wednesday, October 31st the students of Mullica celebrated with the annual fall festival day parade. Parents lined up along the bus loop to watch the elementary students parade through the crowd. Middle School students enjoyed the parade inside the gymnasium where they cheered for all the elementary students wearing costumes. The PTA and PBIS teams set up fun activities in the courtyard for classes to enjoy. Some classrooms celebrated with a special Halloween movie while other classes had parties. Students enjoyed a full day of activities and the staff went home exhausted!

Mrs. McClaren's Class

6th grade students examine evidence to solve one of history's greatest mysteries.

XC at Buena Invitational

The Cross Country teams had a very successful day at the Buena Invitational last Monday afternoon. It was a co-ed race where the first 20 male and first 20 female runners each received medals. In the end, three boys and six girls took home medals for the Coyotes. The boys were led by overall race winner Matthew Winterbottom, followed by Peyton Petrosh in 13th place, and Tyler Thomas in 19th. The girls' medalists included Logan Roesch(5th place), Jillian Robles (6th), Leah Denmead (7th), Devyn White (9th), Isabella Fortunato (11th), and Hannah Recine (20th). Mr. Driscoll and Mr. McLaughlin are proud of all Coyote runners this season and look forward to next year.

Mrs. Bartling's Science Class

7th Grade Chemistry Unit

The students have been learning about chemical reactions and how to balance chemical equations.

Mrs. Vanderheyden and Mrs. Coughlin

The Giver - Theme Analysis

8th graders are expected to determine the theme of a story and analyze its development over the course of the text. While reading The Giver by Lois Lowry , students are tracking three majors themes. For each chapter, students are citing textual evidence in their digital journals that strongly exemplifies one of the three themes. In addition, the strongest theme examples for each chapter are posted on our classroom plot diagram to serve as a visual reminder of how each theme develops as the plot unfolds. Students will eventually use the evidence they gather to write a theme analysis essay.

First, Next, Then.... Slime!

Mrs. Bell and Mrs. Rendfrey up to make slime with their students. The students had a great time following directions and using new vocabulary!

Conaway's Coyotes

8th graders have been working through their first ELA unit: The Dangers of Conformity. We enjoyed reading Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and are on the edge of our seats while reading Lois Lowry's The Giver. Students are learning that societal structures have the power to promote or limit freedom, choice, and desire, especially in dystopian literature.

Chef in the Classroom

Mullica has an amazing Partnership with AtlantiCare Healthy School. To recognize National Farm to School month, AtlantiCare along with a guest Chef, from, visited our 8th-grade health class. Chef Nicole cooked up a wonderful zucchini corn fritter, for students to sample. Throughout the presentation, Chef Nicole talked about the benefits of healthy eating.

-Mrs. Tomasello

Mrs. Pino’s 5th grade is experimenting with mixtures and calculating and graphing the results!

Moon phases in McLaughlin's 6th grade science class

McLaughlin's 6th-grade science class was learning about the moon phases. In this activity, all were engaged and having fun while learning about the moon.

Fall Festival Courtyard Fun

7th graders enjoyed the Fall Festival activities in the courtyard. Students took pictures with fall-themed cut outs, took their guess at how many candies filled a glass jar, and used their sense of touch to feel some spooky mystery items.

- Mrs. Magalong

5th Grade “Twins” and “Triplets”

Community Food Drive

Mullica Township Community Food Drive: The school community is collecting non-perishable items as a community outreach project. Each grade level has been challenged to collect 300 items to earn a pajama day at school. All food items should be delivered to school by November 13th and will be delivered to community families before Thanksgiving.

Turkey and ham donations should be dropped off by November 19th for Thanksgiving delivery and December 14th for the December Holiday delivery. Please check the expiration dates on all food items.

October Events

Tom Coverly Performs at Mullica School

Tom Coverly famous illusionist visited Mullica School on October 22nd to perform for both elementary and middle school students. Families were treated to an exceptional evening performance where Mr. Coverly chose parents from the audience to assist him throughout the show. Parents and students packed the cafeteria as he shared his story and his talents with the audience.

Flyers Teamwork Assembly

On October 17th, Mullica Township Middle School students were treated to two-time Stanley Cup Champion Bob "The Hound" Kelly talking teamwork. He discussed the importance of maintaining quality character traits, making good choices and being a good citizen in the school community. There was also a friendly competition to see who could get in a full Flyers uniform first!

Egg Harbor Regional Magnet Program Open House

Project Fit America Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On October 24th, Mullica Township students showed their enthusiasm and excitement as the Project Fit America Station Circuit was officially introduced at the school's ribbon-cutting ceremony. The fitness equipment is available for all students to utilize during appropriate school hours and when school is out of session. Adding to the festivities were the Philly Phanatic, Mullica Township Coyote and Cedar Creek Pirate.

School Wide Red Ribbon Week 2018 - "Life is Your Journey Travel Drug Free"

Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during the week. It is a way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Here at Mullica Middle School, we recognized Red Ribbon Week the week of October 29th through November 2nd. Each day there was a theme for students to follow. Monday students wore RED to school to acknowledge the kick off of the Red Ribbon Week "I Can, You Can, We All Can Be Drug-Free". On Tuesday students were challenged to pick a friend and dress alike for TWIN/TRIPLET day. "Friends Don't Let Friends Do Drugs" was the tagline of the day. On Wednesday, our Fall Festival Day, students wore costumes to school "Hocus Pocus: Drugs Aren't Our Focus". Thursday students "Teamed up Against Drugs" and wore team jerseys and other sports apparel to school. Friday ended the week pirate style "Drugs ARGH Bad" with Cedar Creek Pirate gear or a pirate style outfit. Red Ribbon Week also officially kicked off the community food drive and giving tree.

Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday, October 31st, before the Elementary Fall Festival Parade, PTA President Jessica Carroll cut the ribbon to officially open the Mullica Township Little Free Library.

Please stop by to take a book or leave a book.

Please Join the Mullica Township PTA

Did you know that the Mullica township PTA supports events and activities that benefit our students every month of the year? Thank you, PTA for all you do for our children!

Membership is only $5.00 per year.

Mark Your Calendar

11/2 Middle School Dance 6:30-8:30

11/3 Trunk or Treat at Mullica Recreation Fields 6-8

11/5-11/7 6th Grade Trip to Stokes

11/8 &11/9 No School- NJEA Teachers Convention

11/12 No School- Veterans Day

11/14 Veterans Day Assembly

11/14 PTA Meeting 7:00 PM in the Media Center

11/21 Early Dismissal

11/22 & 11/23 No School Thanksgiving

11/28 Make-Up Picture Day

11/28 School Board Meeting 6:30 PM in the Media Center

11/30 ACIT Presentation to 8th Grade Students

Yearbooks On Sale

Yearbooks are now on sale for the lowest price of the year! Get yours now before the price goes up.

8th Grade Yearbook Recognition Ads

8th Grade Parents: Make sure you create a recognition ad in the yearbook to celebrate your 8th grader's accomplishments! Ads are due January 16, 2019.

8th Grade Magnet Shadow Program

Would you like your 8th-grade child to shadow a high school student in a Magnet Program? Refer to the flyer for the appropriate contact person.

Middle School Dance

Friday, November 2nd


Wear your Halloween Costume!