The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 10/13/2019

School is Closed on Monday, October 14th for Students

However, DDE will be hosting EdCamp on Monday, October 14th. EdCamp is a full day of professional development for all district staff members on the Eisenhower and Catena campuses. Therefore, parking is limited and it results in many staff members parking on Burlington Road and in the surrounding neighborhoods. We appreciate your patience and consideration. We are very proud to host the day at Eisenhower. Please know we encourage staff members to carpool, but you will certainly notice an increase in volume.

Picture Day is this Wednesday, October 16th

Picture Forms were sent home with your child last week. However, if you would prefer, you are welcome to order your pictures online at - Preorder Code: Eisenhower 2019

Upcoming PTO Fall Social!

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For a printable version of the Fall Social form, please click here:

DDE PTO Sock Fundraiser!

Our PTO has an awesome fundraiser going on! Orders due by Thursday, October 31st. Please see the flyer here: and the order form here:

Academic Support

Academic Support meetings take place from 2:20pm-3:10pm in room 569. Meetings are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. A calendar is posted each month for specific meeting dates and changes.

Winter Sports

  • Winter sports include: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, and Wrestling
  • Winter sports interest meeting will be held during the school day for students on Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Winter sports begin on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Winter sports forms are due no later than Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Physicals done on November 13, 2018 and after are valid for the Winter Sports season
  • To check Genesis to see if your child has a current sports physical, please click here and follow the instructions:

8th Grade Information: High School Opportunities

As you may be aware, there are a number of programs that your student may choose to apply to for high school. Please note that these programs are completely optional. Each student will be registered with the high school that he/she is districted to attend regardless of whether or not they apply to one of these programs or a private school.

Last week, a representative from the Freehold Regional High School District was here to present the Magnet Programs and the International Baccalaureate Program offered. Linked below are the presentation and handouts from that assembly. For further information, please visit

In addition, there are a number of Career Academies that are a part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District. Linked below is the brochure. For additional information, please visit

Please take the opportunity to review these programs in more detail and attend the open houses as indicated in the coming weeks.

If you would like to discuss this matter in more detail, please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor, Mr. Durante at or Ms. Waldron at

Don't Delay! Buy Your Yearbook Today!

Please see the link here:

Please note: All students, including 8th grade students, must purchase a yearbook if they would like one. Eighth grade students are not given yearbooks. Thank you!

Upcoming PTO Events and Information

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

For those currently using the government assisted lunch program, please be aware the expiration date is October 22, 2019. In order to avoid interruption in this service, please complete the 2019-2020 application as soon as possible. Please note that any lunch charges incurred after the expiration date are your responsibility. These forms are also to be used by new applicants. Following is the form to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch:

Impact of Sports Specialization

Please join guest presenter Dr. Ankur Desai for an informative evening on the Impact of Sports Specialization & Return to Play Best Practices on Thursday, October 17th at 7:00pm at Barkalow Middle School:

Food Drive

Please continue to bring donations for the Student Government Food Drive. We are partnering with Fulfill to help combat childhood hunger in Monmouth County.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, October 14, 2019: School Closed for Students; Professional Development Day for Staff
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 8:00pm: Board of Education Meeting, 384 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019: Picture Day
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019: Winter sports interest meeting will be held during the school day for students
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 7:00pm: Impact of Sports Specialization with Dr. Desai @ CTB
  • Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 9:00am: PTO Meeting in the STEAM Center
  • Friday, October 25, 2019 from 2:30pm-3:30pm: Fall Social
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Winter Sports Forms Due (see above for additional information)
  • Thursday, October 31, 2019: Last day to place PTO Sock Fundraiser orders

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

The mission statement of the Eisenhower Middle School is to encourage children to reach their unique potential and to empower them to become lifelong learners.