Middle Years Newsletter November 2017


American Education Week 

AEW will be celebrated in schools accross the nation on November 13-17, 2017. On November 13, 2017 parents a guardians (one per student) are invited to visit DDE Middle School to enjoy lunch with their child. All visitors must be ADVANCED approved. 

If you would like to enjoy lunch with your child please complete the form HERE and return it to school by Thursday, November 8, 2017 to reserve your seat in our cafeteria.


Designer Bag BINGO

November 17th

Doors open at 5:30 PM - Games start at 7:30 PM.

Please click HERE for flyer!


SGA -Support Our Troops

DDE’s Student Government will be collecting leftover/extra Halloween candy from now through November 6, 2017.  Candy can be dropped off at DDE and/or JFK. All candy will be packed up by our students and donated to those currently serving in our military.  Thank you for your support!

DDE Girls and Boys Basketball Tryouts

 Basketball tryouts will be November 28th-30th after school!



The DDE Scholastic Book Fair is now online! Shop for books and more using the link below . November 1st until November 21st Items will ship for free directly to the school 5-10 days after November 21st (& books make great holiday gifts!) All Proceeds Benefit our School http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3741680 Search for classroom wishlists if you would like to donate a book to your child’s room.

In School: Nov. 14 - Nov. 22



PLEASE SUPPORT Berlin Township Schools

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We're partnering with Yankee Candle Fundraising to help achieve our goal this year. They are the world's #1 candle brand and they offer a wide range of premium candles,fragrances,and decor items at a very wide range of prices. But the most important thing to know is that 40% of every sale goes to us!

Yankee Candle Fundraising offers two ways to shop-catalog and online.And we're asking you to help us sell two ways as well-order yourself and contact out of town friends and family to order, too. Yankee Candle products are perfect for anniversaries, hostess gifts, housewarmings, birthdays, and many more occasions.

Catalog Shopping

This beautiful full-color catalog provides excellent photographs of candles,flameless wax warmers,and many accents and decor items.Note the scented pages-dotted  circles indicate a scented section that you can rub your finger  across to release the fragrance.

Online Shopping

Visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter your Group Number (listed at top of page) in the "Start Shopping"  box. Then shop for catalog items and online exclusives to help us reach our goal.

Invite Friends and Family

Visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and click on the "Seller Login" button, then  fill out the "Sign up to be a seller" form and use your Group Number (above) to register. Sell across the country  with  our  NEW Mobile App-it's an easy way to invite phone and social contacts to shop online! Items they order across town or across  the country  will ship  directly  to them and go toward earning additional  profits. Saletax and shippinchargemaapply to online orders.



Student Clever Sign in

This year we are using a website portal called Clever. Clever is a one-stop spot to get all the important links that your students use. Not only does Clever have the most used links, some of the programs that are supported will also auto-log your student in! No remembering a dozen different usernames and passwords!! 


To access Clever, you need to use the Chrome browser and go to: www.clever.com/in/berlin-twp


Then you will "Log in with Google" using your school assigned FULL email address (with the @btwpschools.org at the end) and password.


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Then you will install the Clever Extension - just follow the link and click install. (If you do not do this step, the links will not auto-log you in!!!)

Clever Extension pic

You should be able to then click on any of the links and will be auto logged into MOST of the programs :)


There are a few that still do not support Clever, so those you will still have to manually log into. Your teacher will make sure you have the correct passwords for those.


There is also a Clever app for the iPad if you use that instead of a computer.



DDE Dismissal Procedures 

DDE Dismissal Procedure May 2017


Helicopter Landing

On May 18, 2017 the Berlin Township Police department, in cooperation with officials from local towns, conducted a police demonstration and a helicopter landing.  This presentation gave the Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School students an opportunity to see police work in action and to earn a greater appreciation for the work of law enforcement.  DDE Middle School thanks Berlin Township police for a memorable experience. 


 Landed Helicopter with students and police



Sandy Hook Promise Award

Award of Excellence



Dear Brian,

Thank you for joining Sandy Hook Promise for our second annual Start With Hello Week this past February 6-10, 2017. This year's Start With Hello Week was our largest call to action week yet, with 1099 schools and youth organizations across the country participating. Your participation in Sandy Hook Promise's 2017 Start With  Hello Week collectively trained 580,617 people how to reduce the social isolation that can lead to violence,bullying and depression and build connected and inclusive classrooms, schools and communities! Thank you.

Start With Hello is one of four Know the Signs violence prevention programs that Sandy Hook Promise offers at no-cost to schools and youth organizations. To learn more about our other Know the Signs programs, please visit: www.sandyhookpromise.org/prevention_programs or email us programs@sandyhookpromise.org. You can also call us at 203-304-9780. We welcome your questions, stories and feedback! 

Finally, we sincerely hope you and your school or youth organization will join us next school year for our annual Say Something and Start With Hello Weeks. Please mark your calendar:

  • Say Something  Week,October 16-20, 2017. Say Something trains students, grades 6- 12, how to recognize signs, especially in social media, of someone who may be a threat to them self or others and say something to at trusted  adult to get them help.
  • Start With  Hello Week,February 5 - 9,2018. Start With Hello teaches students,grades 2 -12, how to be more socially inclusive and connected to one another.

Thank you!

Marykay Wishneski

National Program Coordinator

Sandy Hook Promise


Paula Fynboh

National Field & Program Director

Sandy Hook Promise




Office 365 (Microsoft Office)

Students and Staff that use the school's email can download a complete version of Office 2016 to their Windows PCs For FREE!

Just enter in your school email address, and the password you use for Google to log into Office 365. From there you can download Office 2016 to your PC.





SGA and NJHS Service Project

SGA and NJHS would like to send a sincere thank you to all of you who helped make our “Sandwich Project” such a success.  Our students made over 300 sandwiches to help the Veterans Haven in Winslow.  The Veterans Haven is an organization that helps our veterans find housing, jobs, and a place to sleep. They currently are housing about 100 veterans and expect some more over the holiday. These sandwiches will help tremendously and they were very grateful.  


Thank you again for all your help...we could not have done this without you! 




8th Grade Dialog


Congratulations to Ciara Robinson for representing DDE Middle School at the School Board’s 8th Grade Dialog sponsored by Camden County School Boards Association.

Ciara had to answer deep and thought-provoking questions on the spot in front of many parents, school administrators from all over Camden County, and members from the Board of Education from Camden County.  

She made us proud!




CARE Concert











Welcome to DDE Middle School

Welcome to the Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE) Middle School!  We are located in West Berlin, Camden county, NJ.  Our middle school houses grades 4 – 8.  There are approximately 330 students total enrolled.  Upon graduating from DDE our students attend Overbrook Regional High School in Pine Hill.  We are proud to be a Choice School for the state of New Jersey.

In addition to the core subjects - language arts, math, science and social studies - all DDE students enjoy special area classes in health & physical education, multi-media music, art, technology and open access library.  Accelerated Reading and Math supplement the core program and provide opportunities for differentiation and advanced learning in the classrooms.  Furthermore, all DDE students are assessed in literacy and math three times per year to provide the educational staff with relevant data to ensure targeted instruction.  Students who score below target scores on benchmark assessments are eligible for additional support services through Response to Intervention (RTI). 

Our students in grades 6, 7 & 8 have the opportunity to play a variety of sports and to become members of the Student Government Association and National Junior Honor Society.  All students can earn Dragon Dollars by displaying our school-wide behavior expectations of being safe, respectful and responsible.  These Dragon Dollars make students eligible to earn special privileges. 

Parents have full access to their child’s current academic and behavior performance by logging into our student database – OnCourse.  In OnCourse parents can see their child’s grades, current assignments and anecdotal behavior information.  All teachers may be contacted via OnCourse or telephone (leave a voicemail) or email.

We are confident your children are going to enjoy their middle school experience at DDE!