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!
From Mr. Kevin Murphy
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
Band performs "Under the Night Sky"
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
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
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!
Curexa Owner Shares Expertise With MSA Clinical Research and Observation Students
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!
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!
When We All Vote
CLIMATE AND CULTURE
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. 😊
| 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.
CHOOSE.RESPECT. ❤️🤲🏻 STAND.UP.FOR.OTHERS 🤲🏻❤️
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.)
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
THE NEST IS ONLINE
Turf Upgrades to EHTHS Stadium
Here are a couple of pictures with the turf removed .
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT
November 5 & 6
WEEKLY GAME/SCORE REPORT
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.
BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
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.