Alder's Weekly Trending Stories - February 8, 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 INTEGRITY!

Renaissance Shout-outs

Congratulations to all 112 Jedis of the Month from November, December, and January, who were recognized at the Pizza & Movie Social on Friday.
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Meet our NEW Staff!!

Ms. Makos and Ms. Gisondi have been a great addition to the Alder family! Get to know them a little bit...

Ms. Jenna Makos

Hello! My name is Jenna Makos and this is my 12th year of teaching. I am new in Alder's building this year but it is my third year here at EHT! My primary position is director of instrumental music at the high school but I have been loving teaching 7th and 8th grade string players here at Alder during periods 1 and 2.

I started my school year in December after having my daughter, Sadie who is 7 months old now. I have an older daughter, Liliana, who is turning three in March. My husband, two daughters, two cats, and I reside in Manahawkin, NJ, adjacent to the BEST beach NJ has to offer, Long Beach Island!

My favorite things include spending time with my family, preferably on the beach. I also love cooking-my parents run two restaurants on LBI, The Sandbox Cafe, where I ran the kitchen for 13 summers before I had my children.

Ms. Linda Gisondi

I am an EHT alumni, class of 2000. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree from Rowan University in 2004 with a major in Special Education and a reading certification. My love of teaching children with special needs started when I was 18 and began working summer school at Atlantic County Special Services in Mays Landing. I continued to work there throughout college, and remained working summer school there for 14 years until I had my daughter. I was fortunate enough to be hired here in EHT straight out of college and am currently in my 15th year of teaching. This is my first year at Alder teaching 8th grade ELA and Science, and it’s been a very exciting experience for me. I very much enjoyed coaching Alder’s Field Hockey team this past fall!

My favorite thing to do is spend time with my 4 year old daughter, Colbie, particularly on the beach! I also love playing and watching sports. The New York Giants, and the Philadelphia Flyers are the most fun for me to watch. In Middle School and High School I played field hockey, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and cross country! After my years in school I played football and dodgeball, but currently I’m just play street hockey :)

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District Instrumental Festival

Check out our Facebook page to see students from Alder, Fernwood, and the High School working together to perform at District Instrumental Festival. What a great night for @EHTNJ Schools!

Winter Sports

With only a couple weeks left in the season, our Winter sports teams are getting it done!

Important Dates

February 14 -

Half Day - Students

Cardboard Challenge - Media Center

February 18 -

No School - Presidents' Day

March 7 -

8th Grade Assembly - Course Selection

March 14 -

Pi Day!!

Grade level pep rallies

March 15 -

Teacher Inservice

No school - students

March 20-21 -

8th Grade Course Selection with counselors

March 18-22 -

Book Fair - Media Center

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

Jen Martin - February 14