Egg Harbor Township High School

WEEK OF October 4, 2020

A Message From Our Principal


As we prepare for the return of our students, we are making lists and checking twice so our building is ready for everyone’s return. We also will be preparing for a new way of teaching and learning. Remember, flexibility is key! Going along with the flow. Following all the protocols. This will be teaching and learning like never before. There will be bumps in this “ road back". I am fortunate that with an awesome staff we will provide an excellent teaching and learning environment. Speaking of the environment, you will notice signs and floor markings to help us all be cognizant of the CDC protocol that is expected to be followed. We have increased the number of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building as well.

Schedules are almost complete. Bus passes are being printed. The plan is to have them mailed by October 15 or 16. We are moving forward. Again, this is a learning curve for us all. We will get through this together.

At this point I would like to share a tribute to our fallen colleague, Mr. Paul-Victor Winters. (PV). The school is heart broken that we have lost such a dedicated and compassionate person. It has been a very sad week for many here and it has also been uplifting to see the posts of students, teachers, and friends all over social media about this extraordinary man. Rest in peace PV. You will not be forgotten.

Have an awesome weekend! Until next week, stay safe, be well, continue to dream of the possibilities ahead of us, be happy and smile at someone!


In Memory

Paul-Victor Winters

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From Mr. Kevin Murphy

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In honor of our beloved friend and colleague, we are establishing a scholarship in his honor.

Donations can be made by Venmo or check.

Venmo information: @EggHarborTownshipEducation-Inc​

Last four digits are 2364

Checks: Please mail (or deliver) checks to the board office c/o of the EHT Education Foundation.

Make the check payable to Paul Victor Winters Scholarship.


Paul-Victor Winters

On the first day trapped in the maze,

I dragged a rusty-wheeled wagon full of dead kestrels.
The sky opened and dropped blades.
On day two, I traversed a thicket of clover and thistles.
On the third day trapped in the maze,
I caught sight of the mountain, sparrows descending,
and I shared my narrow dirt path with fellow pilgrims.
On the fourth day trapped, we carried white lanterns,
and climbed a slope of broad clay steps,
the mountain still off in the distance.
There’s the clean, white mountain.
Here are steps.
What a vast maze!
What a narrow, ceaseless path!

Mr. Winters
Thank you, Ms. Mullen, for your assistance in putting this beautiful video montage of Mr. Winters' together!


Paul-Victor Winters
I haunt you because I love you.
You are constantly surprised by this.
I am made of papier-mâché.
You have dreamt of this before, a serious
matter. You delight
in torment. We were made
for this. I live in an overturned Mason jar.
You must handle me gently, but you wish to carry
me in a satchel, where I will rattle
like broken shells or loose keys.
I throw my voice; it is carried on a rain cloud;
It’s the sound of heavy truck tires grinding gravel.
I play a hollow bone whistle. Thus.
If you lose me, you can find me
by the water’s edge, in a shed of discarded
chicken wire and plasterboard.
There are symbols etched onto my ribs
but I do not know why.
This is our anniversary. Across the tracks,
on the silty bank.

Paul-Victor Winters, a long-time contributor to The Literary Review and a tireless and wise reader on our masthead, was a poet and teacher in New Jersey. He passed away this week. We will miss him very much.

Tragically Falling, Beautifully Kind

A beautiful poem written as a tribute to Mr. Winters by former student, Lee Jones. The readers of the poem are some of Lee's fellow classmates that he graduated with and are also Mr. Winters' former students.

Please click below to hear the wonderful, collaborative, reading of this poem.


Below is a recording from a Poetry Reading Mr. Winters' participated in on Saturday, October 3rd and a link to the Collingswood Book Festival website where Mr. Winters was a featured reader in their Saturday afternoon Playing the Scales reading.

Playing the Scales


Students of the Week

STUDENT: Adam Sarhan

NOMINATED BY: Mrs. Nammour & Mr. Debenedictis

We nominate Adam for student of the week because Adam has been a great student in class since the school year has begun. He joins our Google Meets on time and is ready to work. Adam willingly participates in all of the lessons and never hesitates to try out the new technology platforms we've implemented this school year. Great job, Adam!

STUDENT: Joseph Mardigian

NOMINATED BY: Mrs. Grassi & Mrs. Terry

Joseph is a wonderful student who contributes in our class. If a student in our class is late, Joseph will text this tardy classmate to get to class on time! This is an awesome way he displays teamwork by helping his peers. Great job!

Eagle Staff Bitmoji's

Another great Bit-Moment for the Arts in EHT. . .

Looking forward to welcoming our Eagle Academy students back to school soon, with these cool faculty Bitmoji's created by our own, Mrs. Montecalvo!

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Band performs "Under the Night Sky"

The EHTHS Silver Eagle Band performs their 2020 show, Under the Night Sky, pregame @ Mainland vs. EHT football game! We are very proud of the work by our students led by our new Band Director Matt Wyckoff and his awesome staff! The band is under the field direction of Drum Major Jacob Valenzuela EHTHS ‘21 #ehtpride
Under the Night Sky Pregame 10/3

Special Deliveries for Ceramic Students

Q. What do you do when you can’t get to ceramics class or a kiln?

A. Bring ceramics home to you!

Mr. Elia, Ms. Doyle and Mr. Justice hand out air-dry clay to their students for their next project! #nomorevirtualclay


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Meet a German Day

Meet a German Day sponsored by the Fulbright Commission Germany matched Brown University graduate and German scholar Geoffrey Wildanger with EHTHS German Teacher Matt Guenther and his 6 German classes

Geoffrey Wildanger spoke with all 6 of Matt Guenther's German classes about study abroad opportunities for them post high school and college graduation - all for free - through the Fulbright Commission Germany, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the Goethe Institute. Geoffrey also spoke about living in Germany as a student and a few of his experiences there. He answered many of the students questions about contemporary life in Germany, ranging from sports and entertainment, food, fashion, cars, households, slang - English in German and the best ways to learn German from his experiences. He drew the students to compare Germany city / suburban / rural life with that here in the United States. Meet a German Day is an annual event that usually happens in person on the Day of German Unity holiday 3. October; this year held virtually on October 6 - German-American Day

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Mrs. Grossman Presents to MSA Clinical Research Students

Our very own High School Librarian, Mrs. Grossman gave a guest presentation to our senior MSA Clinical Research students this week! She shared and discussed the great resources that our library has to offer, both digitally and in-person for when hybrid learning starts! She created a quick Escape Room Google Form activity for the students to access and use the online databases available to them!

Thanks to Mrs. Grossman for sharing her research expertise and the many great resources available to our students!

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Curexa Owner Shares Expertise With MSA Clinical Research and Observation Students

Mark Taylor, Curexa Pharmacy (Owner) with a BS Pharmacy/MBA, presented to the senior Medical Science Academy Clinical Research and Observation students this week. He talked about his career, his background, his business as a compounding pharmacy with offices in Galloway and EHT, and how pharmacy has changed in the 30 years since he earned his degree.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to share your expertise to our students who are missing fieldwork at this time during the COVID-19 pandemic!

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Senior Ambassador spotlight

This week our Ambassadors shared some valuable advice with our freshmen about managing their time in high school, some tips with regard to studying, and the reason WHY it's all so important! ​

Ambassadors Week 5: Studying & Managing Your Time in High School

When We All Vote

Mr. Martirone's AP Gov stunts made a short video on why voting matters and how to get registered.
National Voter Registration Day 2020
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From Our Student Assistance Counselor, Ms. DiMattia

It's the first full week in October, which means the kick off of October Awareness Month with NJ's Statewide "Week of Respect". Students have been receiving information and activities in their Classrooms throughout the week, but this PSA is something that resonates with all of us:

📏THE GOLDEN RULE: Treat others the way YOU would like to be treated. 🙂

📏THE PLATINUM RULE: Treat others the way THEY would like to be treated. 😊

📖 𝐛𝐲·𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝·𝐞𝐫

| ˈbīˌstandər | noun

a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part.

📖 𝐮𝐩·𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝·𝐞𝐫

| ˈəpˌstandər |noun

a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied.

💡 Be an upstander. Not a bystander.


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Great News for the Arts in EHT...

Attention Drama Students and Parents/Guardians: We are pleased to tell you that the annual Fall Production is safely in the works, starting with auditions in the coming weeks!!!

(Students - be sure to get the classroom code from Mr. Guenther or Mr. Kristeller for updates and information.)

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Homework Help

If you need some homework help after the school day is complete, check out the program below being offered by Stockton University. Feel free to share

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Kick off the virtual start of the school year with some new EHT gear! 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. >> << #ehtstrong #embrace #engage #educate
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Turf Upgrades to EHTHS Stadium

Work continues....

Here are a couple of pictures with the turf removed .

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Road Back to School UPDATE: EHT is going LIVE! As we prepare to implement our Hybrid Instruction starting during the week of October 26th we will be able to offer "live streaming," and in-turn access to your child's teacher and classes. #EHTPride #EHTReady
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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. #ehtpride #ehtstrong #ehtready
Locating Codes and Joining Google Classroom
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October 12

School Closed

Columbus Day

November 5 & 6

School Closed

NJEA Convention



Mr. Michael J. Pellegrino

Supervisor of Athletics and Activities

Telephone: (609) 653-1804 Fax: (609) 653-0335

Fall student-athletes and Band members needing transportation back to campus, please go to the High School Athletics website for information regarding bus times and pick up locations



​Varsity field hockey is now 1-1 overall. We defeated Absegami 1-0 on Saturday. Taylor Wright scored the lone goal of the game off of an assist from Cheyenne Avellino. We lost in the final minutes of the game to Hammonton on Wednesday 2-1. It was senior day and all 10 seniors started and played the entire first quarter to honor the dedication they have shown the last 4 year. Our lone goal was from Ella Seymour off an assist from Kylie Elwell. We had lots of scoring opportunities, but couldn't find the back of the net.

Field Hockey Celebrates Senior Night
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Boys Cross Country- The boys won their first meet of the year in Atlantic City. Nico Valdivieso won the race.

Girls Cross Country- The girls also won their first race, led by Mikki Pomatto who won her first race.

In two weeks we have our next competition against Pleasantville.


​Girls tennis is off to a 4-0 season with a 4-1 win over Holy Spirit on Wednesday. At first singles, Samantha Phung lost 6-2,6-4 to a very tough HS opponent. With winds gusting to 30 mph, the rest of the team (singles Jamie Theophall, Ema Cadacio, doubles Tiffany Tran & Lauren Theophall, and Emma Lynch & Payton Colbert) all won their matches by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores! The team plays a rare Saturday match this week at home 10:00 a.m. vs Absegami.


EHTHS Girls' Soccer got out to a fast 2-0 start this week by defeating Atlantic City 7-0 and Pleasantville 8-0. Through the two games, Niki Danz leads the scoring with 6 goals, Maddy Morgan and Alicia Page each have 1 goal and 3 assists, Kristen Semet scored a brace against AC coupled with an assist versus Pleasantville to tally her 2 goals and 1 assist, Freshman Gabriella Piantadosi is out to fast start with a goal in each of those games while Maddie Eye added an assist and Adeline Umphlett a goal to round out much of the scoring. The highlight of the first week was Kyleigh Oberman's header goal off of a corner kick as the second of her two goals against Pleasantville. Off of a perfectly placed ball from Alicia Page, Kyleigh rose up over two Pleasantville defenders and attacked the ball vivaciously to drive the ball into the side panel on the far side. Captains Lauren Baxter, Casey Biglan, and Meghan Maul helped secure the shutouts in both games. Next up: Senior Day versus Holy Spirit on Saturday 10/10 at 10am.