The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 10/28/2018

Reminder: Tomorrow (Monday, October 29th) Is a Delayed Opening for Students (9:30am Start)!

Halloween Parade!

Eisenhower will celebrate Halloween with a Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 31st during period one. This parade is for students only. Please see Halloween costume expectations below.
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PTO Corner

  • Pie Sale! Please support the Eisenhower PTO 2018 Thanksgiving Pie Sale! Orders are due Tuesday, November 13th: http://bit.ly/2EI9XzL
  • We are still in need of bagel sale volunteers! If you are able to help out, please email ddeptofreehold@gmail.com
  • Whenever you shop on Amazon, please use this link to go through AmazonSmile. A portion of each eligible sale will go to the Eisenhower Middle School PTO! Happy Shopping, Generals! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2634420
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High School Entrance Exam Information

Student IDs for High School Entrance Exams have been created and may be found in Genesis under the documents tab. Or you may print out your child's Genesis Demographic page which should include school name, student name, school year, and picture.

Either form will need to be signed by one of the Eisenhower Guidance Counselors in order to be accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance Office at 732-431-3910 Option 3.

Save the Date: 3rd Annual Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction

We're very excited to announce DDE's 3rd Annual Pocketbook Bingo & Gift Auction will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019! Past events have supported funding for school-wide educational assemblies, honorariums for the many afterschool activities, scoreboards for the gym, teacher grants, and much more for our children to learn from and enjoy. Please see the attached for more information: https://bit.ly/2v78WMI

Thank you for your support!

Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, October 29, 2018: Delayed Opening for students (9:30am start time for students)/Professional Day for Staff
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018: Halloween Parade during school (students only) - please see the Halloween Expectations above
  • Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9, 2018: District Closed
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Winter Sports begin
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018: PTO Thanksgiving Pie Sale orders due
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm - 384 W. Main St
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018: PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • Friday, November 16, 2018: FTEF Monte Carlo Night @ 6:00pm - Eagle Oaks Country Club
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Early Dismissal
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018: District Closed
  • Friday, November 23, 2018: District Closed
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018: Picture Makeup Day
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018: Board of Education Meeting @ 8:00pm - 384 W. Main St
  • Friday, December 21, 2018: Early Dismissal - Winter Recess Begins
  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019: District Reopens

Information for 8th Grade Families

We are using the Genesis Parent Portal as a way for you to communicate how you would like your child’s name displayed on his/her 8th grade graduation diploma. Therefore, please follow these instructions:

  • Log on to your Genesis Parent Portal account for your 8th grade student
  • Click on the "Forms" tab
  • Click on the form entitled "Student Name for Diplomas"
  • Click into that form and follow the instructions given

Please note that once the form is submitted, you cannot go back and make changes. Diplomas will be ordered based on the information you provide.

THIS FORM NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th. If the form is not completed by Monday, November 5th, we will use their first and last name for their diploma.

Please note that a diploma will not be ordered if your child has any outstanding paperwork to be returned or outstanding fines, including MealTime balances.

Questions? Please email Ms. Ambrose at tambrose@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us

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.


Earlier this month, 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 frhsdmagnetprograms.com.


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 https://www.mcvsd.org.


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 gdurante@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us or Ms. Coffey mcoffey@freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us.


  • FRHDS Magnet Program Presentation: http://bit.ly/2OijLnO
  • FRHDS Magnet Program 8th Grade Presentation: http://bit.ly/2QevCAs
  • MCVSD Career Academy Brochure: http://bit.ly/2xVOMU5
  • FTHS IB Diploma Program: Students districted for Colts Neck HS, Freehold HS, Freehold Township HS, Manalapan HS, and Marlboro HS are invited to attend the IB Info Session at FTHS on November 13. Students districted for Howell HS are invited to attend the IB Info Session at HHS on November 28. Following is the FTHS IB Diploma Program informational flyer: http://bit.ly/2Jfzsaj

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