Alder Weekly Update

Week of October 20, 2019


Ms. DelGaizo's Science Classes

Students in Ms. DelGaizo 7th grade Science Classes were Exploring the Ocean Floor. "What Can You Learn Without Seeing?"

Students used a box, 10 straws as probes to try to identify (5) objects taped to the bottom of the box and guess the size, shape, & possible identity of an object.

STEAM Tank Finalists

Two Alder teams made the STEAM Tank Finals, which were held on October 23 at the New Jersey School Boards Convention in Atlantic City. Chantel Deveza and Mayuri Acharya presented on the Shower Saver, and Diana Dang and Krisha Patel presented on Time's Out.

Great job, ladies!

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Financial Literacy

Students learned about Wants vs. Needs as part of the budgeting process in Financial Literacy class.


Changemaker Day

On Thursday, 140 high school and middle school students took part in Changemaker Day, by My Name My Story. Thank you to all who participated, the district SACs, Renaissance, and all the chaperones!

Red Ribbon Week - October 28-November 1

Next week is Red Ribbon Week! Please participate in the following theme days!

Monday - Sock it to Drugs! - Wear your crazy socks

Tuesday - Put a cap on drugs! - Wear your favorite hat

Wednesday - Team Up against violence! - Wear your favorite jersey

Thursday - Say BOO to drugs! - Wear black and orange, or dress up for Halloween!

Friday - Wear Red Day - Students will take a picture outside

Student Council Elections

Student Council elections are being held next week! Candidates will be campaigning beginning Monday October 28th and the student body will vote on October 31st and November 1st. Good luck to all that are running: President- Laine Elliott and Maya Mills, Vice President- Naira Elseaidy and Osariemen Unuigbe, Secretary- Aniyah Parker and Lauren Piskun, Historian- Ethan Hubbs and Kimora Spellman. ​
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Community Pride

Sustainable New Jersey Schools

Alder Avenue Middle School, along with all other schools in the EHT School District, was recognized at the Sustainable New Jersey Schools Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, October 22 as a Silver award winner. Thank you to Mr. Jones for leading the charge on sustainability!
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Fall Sports Update

Girls' Soccer - The Girls Soccer Team suffered a 5-0 defeat to Middle Township on Monday. Playing well for the girls were Peyton Ballard and Alyssa Martinolich. However ,on Thursday the girls team defeated host Buena by a score of 3-0 to improve their record to 5-2. Scoring for the girls were Dallas Allhiser, Aniyah Parker, and Alyssa Martinolich. Providing the shutout in goal was Kyra Pickart. Also playing well were Izzy Patel, Isabella DeCosta, and Darcy Sanchez. Great job ladies! Keep up the hard work...

Boys' Soccer - On October 15th, the Alder Boys traveled to Hammonton MS to take on the Blue Devils. Having lost their defensive leader to a broken collarbone the week before, the Eagles were a considerable underdog in the match. Despite only having 2 subs on the bench, the boys jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead. The Blue Devils were in shock and began to fall apart. The Eagles took the lead into halftime and continued to pressure in the second half. Hammonton fought back, though scoring 10 minutes into the second half. The Eagles rallied and held the Blue Devils at bay until the waning minutes of the game. Hammonton tied up the game on a set piece. Fortunately, time expired and the match ended in a draw. For the Eagles, though, the day was a victory.

​Mother Nature conspired to keep the AAMS boys off of the pitch on both Monday and Tuesday. The next game was Thursday the 24th. Buena paid Alder a visit. The Chiefs were looking to avenge a 4-2 loss on the opening day of the season. Buena jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead and never looked back. Although the Eagles managed to put two in the net, the Chiefs remained confidently in control of the match. The final score was 6-2 and the loss dropped the Eagles' record to 2-3-2.

Next week, the boys will look for payback against both Fernwood and Lakeside MS.

Field Hockey - The Field Hockey team beat Buena 2-1 to improve their record to 2-2-2. Gabby Hiltner scored the first goal, assisted by Jossalyn Gagnon, and the second goal was scored by Ava Callio, assisted by Angelina Petracci. (Pictures of the Field Hockey team during a team building practice below.)

Cross Country - The XC team will face Middle Twp on Friday afternoon. Good luck, team!