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April 2018 Middle Years Newsletter 


  

Kindness Challenge

This week the students and staff of DDE Middle School accepted the Middle School Kindness Challenge. We kicked off this event with a school-wide assembly where the students listened to a few stories about random acts of kindness and some ideas on how they can demonstrate kindness to each other and members of the community. Also, students took the Kindness Pledge and signed a Kindness Banner as their affirmation of the pledge. Our goal is to saturate DDE Middle School with kindness!

 

I invite you to challenge your children to go out of their way to show kindness to others. Also, I would love to hear and see (pictures) random acts of kindness demonstrated by your children. Please feel free to send me an email (mbright@btwpschools.org) and accompanying photos. I will collect these and use them in a culminating celebration of our Kindness Challenge. Thank you for your support.


 

FREE Parent Training Nights

Classes include: resumes, Google Docs/Sheets, Microsoft Exel/Word, Digital Photography, AutoCAD Concepts, Public Speaking

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-parent-training-nights-tickets-43257922611 

 


 


 

March 16th - Hoops for Heart @DDE all day in the Gym

 


Congratulations to 8th grade students, Olivia, Raina, Ellen, and Aiden as they represented DDE at CCTS’s STEM Wars.  They won the Trivia Challenge. 

 

 


 

Pumped up for EAGLES


Getting pumped for #SuperBowlLII in the DDE Library Media Center! #DDEDragons #FlyEaglesFly


 

Student Dismissal Procedures


Yearbooks Now On Sale:

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Due to the increased incidence of illness and flu, please remember to monitor your student and keep home if they have a fever, vomiting, or stomach issues.  They may not return until fever/vomiting is gone for 24 hours without the help of medicine.

 


 

Overbrook High School January Newsletter

 


 

 

SGA Operation Gratitude Thank You Letter

 


 


2017-2018 Assessment Schedule for Berlin Twp Students

 


 

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!!!) - you do not need to do this step on Chromebooks.

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.

 

**Clever does NOT work with Android Tablets and cell phones**

 

Clever works BEST with Chromebooks: https://tinyurl.com/y98ryvl6

 


 

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.

office.com/student

office.com/staff

 


 

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! 

NJHS


School Events
4/24/2018
•  Beyond the Classroom
4/25/2018
•  Beyond the Classroom
4/26/2018
•  Beyond the Classroom


Sports Events
4/24/2018
•  Boy's Baseball - AWAY vs Bellmawr  (Baseball)
Time: 3:45 PM
•  Girl's Softball - AWAY vs Collingswood Yellow  (Softball)
Time: 3:45 PM
4/25/2018
•  Boy's Baseball - HOME vs Gibbsboro  (Baseball)
Time: 3:45 PM
Directions: DDE Field
•  Girl's Softball - HOME vs Camden  (Softball)
Time: 3:45 PM
Directions: Softball Field behind Kennedy school
4/26/2018
•  Track and Field - AWAY at Cherry Hill West  (Track)
Time: 3:45 PM
Directions: Cherry Hill West High School
4/30/2018
•  Boy's Baseball - AWAY vs Berlin  (Baseball)
Time: 3:45 PM
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