Deptford Township School District

Monongahela Middle School

“Connecting students to academic achievement and personal excellence”

Monongahela Middle School

Our Hero! 2018 Teacher of the Year ~ Emily Grantham
2018 ESP of the Year ~ Lisa Keenan
Congratulations to Mrs. Byorick
Barnes and Nobel Favorite Teacher Winner!

Future Engineers!

Welcome to Monongahela Middle School

Monongahela Middle School is a comprehensive middle school designed to meet the needs of its diverse student body of over 640 students. Originally built in 1964, MMS has been renovated and expanded in 1967, 2001, and 2003 in order to update its facilities.

Monongahela Middle School is proud of its rich heritage. Even its name reflects its history. Chief Monongahela was a revered chief of a mighty tribe of the Susquehanna Indians. Monongahela was the name of one of the first schools to operate in Deptford. Also, the Monongahela Brook ran through the area near our school. The school and its students have flourished, echoing Monongahela’s rich historical background.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Michael Nicely
Blackwood Terrace Administration Building
2022 Good Intent Road
Deptford, NJ 08096
856-232-2700 ext. 3502
nicely.m@deptford.k12.nj.us

Click here for Deptford High School 2018-19 Course  Bulletin.

Upcoming Events

June 26, 2018

BOE Meeting
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Letter for Class of 2020-2021

January 12, 2017

Dear Parents,

The following is vital information regarding NJ State Graduation Assessment Requirements:

Students graduating as members of the classes of 2017 through 2019 can meet graduation assessment requirements through a variety of ways, including:

  1. Achieving Passing Scores on certain PARCC ASSESSMENTS
  2. Achieving certain scores on alternative assessments such as the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, PSAT, Accuplacer, or
  3. The submission by the district of a student portfolio through the portfolio appeals process.

There are some significant changes starting with our current freshmen, the class of 2020. The class of 2020 can demonstrate graduation assessment proficiency through the same alternative means as those in the classes of 2017-2019, provided that students in the class of 2020 take ALL PARCC assessments associated with the high school level courses for which they are enrolled. If students/families for the class of 2020 plan on refusing to take the PARCC assessment, they will not be able to utilize alternative assessments to meet the high school graduation assessment requirement. The students that refuse will have to rely on passing one of the PARCC assessments in ELA and Math to earn their high school diploma.

For the class of 2021(current 8th graders), students must pass the PARCC Algebra I and PARCC ELA 10 Assessments to receive their High School Diploma. Failure to do so would result in students having to demonstrate assessment proficiency by meeting the criteria of the portfolio appeals process. The portfolio appeals process can only be utilized if students have taken all PARCC assessments for which they have been enrolled during their high school career. Again, students in the class of 2021 must pass PARCC Algebra I and PARCC ELA 10. No other testing alternatives (e.g. SAT, ACT, PSAT, ASVAB) can be utilized except for the portfolio appeals process.

Please visit the high school website and click on the link under school announcements titled “State Testing Requirements for Graduation” for a complete breakdown of scores and requirements needed for each graduating class.

We are looking forward to all students participating and achieving high success with state testing!

Sincerely,

Mark Petito
Director of Student Services
Deptford Township School District K-12

High School Graduation Assessment Requirements

Important District Information

District PARCC Results

Click below to view Deptford’s PARCC results.

PARCC BOE Presentation 9-26-17

Deptford District School Calendar

Click here to view the 2017-18 School Calendar.

Click here to view the 2018-19 School Calendar.

Check Out Our District Twitter Account

Free & Reduced Meals E-Application

Now available is an electronic version for free and reduced meals applications.
You can find the application portal here.

Food Services Web Page

School Announcements

2018-2019 School Novel

ELA Novel


Hideout by Watt Key
★ Read novel before September…
★ Take notes while reading to make your first classwork assignment a breeze.
★ Use post-it notes to flag your favorite character quotes that demonstrate
the character’s personality.
★ The assignment will be completed in class the first week of school.

 

 

 

End of Year Activities

April 23, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Monongahela Middle School Staff is excited to announce the end of the year schedule of activities for our students.

May 16 – Choir concert – 7pm
May 25 – 6th Grade Orientation – ½ day for MMS students ONLY – 12:04pm dismissal
June 7 –  8th grade trip – Spirit of Philadelphia
June 11 – Student Council trip to Hershey Park – parent pick up at MMS @ 9pm
June 15 – Yearbook distribution (shortened day for students – 12:04pm dismissal)
June 18 – 8th grade Moving On Ceremony rehearsal @RCGC 8:30-11:30am
June 18 – 8th grade Moving On Ceremony – 6pm
June 18 – 8th grade Moving On Celebration – 8:30-10:30pm Rastelli’s Kids Complex
June 21 – Last day of school

The last week of school, June 18th through 21st – will be half-days with students
dismissing at 12:04pm.

Breakfast will be served all week.  Lunches will be served Monday through Wednesday.

Details for this year’s 8th Grade Moving On Ceremony are as follows:

Monday, June 18, 2018
Rowan College at Gloucester County
Gymnasium – 6:00pm
1400 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ  08080

Suggested student dress for ceremony:

Khakis and dress shirt and tie for boys
Dress, dress slacks or skirt for girls
Please no sneakers

Each family will receive three (3) tickets for the ceremony

We hope you and your child will consider participating in these activities.  Please contact Mr. Orio (x2071) or the Main Office (x2001) with any questions.

Sincerely yours,

Arthur Dietz
Principal

Congratulations Mrs. Byorick, Barnes and Nobel Favorite Teacher Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Byorick who was selected as a Barnes and Nobel Favorite Teacher.  Her student Xavier Woods nominated Mrs. Byorick for being and inspirational teacher!

POEM

PTO Membership Drive

PTO Membership Drive Information

School News

2018-2019 Suggested School Supply List for 7th & 8th Grade

2- 2 inch binders in different colors (AM binder and PM binder)
6-pocket folders with holes
2-packs dividers
1-pack loose leaf notebook paper
7-1 subject notebooks (4- math -1 for each marking period) (1-health ) (1-specials) (1-science)
2-Dry Erase Marker
1-pack of highlighters
2-boxes #2 Pencils
1-box #2 mechanical pencils
1-box pens
1- small hand held pencil sharpener
1-earbuds
1-eraser
1-3 ring pencil case (optional)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION SUPPLY LIST
Link to order gym clothes
Black or gold T-shirt
Black or gold shorts
Draw-string bag (optional)

ATTENTION: ADVANCED MATH 7 and ALGEBRA I
A TI 84 PLUS is recommended. This calculator will be utilized throughout high school.

 

 

7th Grade Math Packets

Dear Parents/Guardians and Incoming 7th Grade Students,

It is extremely important that students exercise their math skills during the summer months.   Research shows that the typical middle school student loses approximately 2 to 3 months of learned math computation skills during the summer break.  This experience is referred to as “summer learning loss.” This math packet has been developed in an effort to increase student achievement and prevent the negative effects of summer learning loss.  The math packet will be graded for completeness and count as 3 homework grades.  In order to receive credit, you must show all of your work.  Copies of the summer math packets can be found in the guidance office and also on the school website. The content is based on the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and is a review of previously learned skills.  The following is a list of online resources that can be of some assistance:

Resources that can help:

www.khanacademy.com – interactive instructional videos and assessments
www.edpuzzle.com – students can create a free account and watch teacher taught videos
www.mathforum.org – searchable database of activities that reinforce math conceptswww.adaptedmind.com – interactive instructional videos and assessments

If you should have any questions about the math packet or its content, please feel free to contact Ms. Bilda or     Mr. Collins for assistance at 856-415-9540 ext. 2010.

Your completed math packet is due on the first day of school, September 6th.

Sincerely,

MMS Administration

May 2018 MMS Summer Math Packet for Incoming 7th Graders

Directions:

  1. Complete all of the problems.
  2. Use pencil.
  3. Show your work.
  4. You may NOT use a calculator.
  5. You may use additional lined paper or graphing paper if necessary.

This packet is due September 6th, 2018.  It will count as 3 homework assignments.

8th Grade Math Packets

Dear Parents/Guardians and Incoming 8th Grade Students,

It is extremely important that students exercise their math skills during the summer months.   Research shows that the typical middle school student loses approximately 2 to 3 months of learned math computation skills during the summer break.  This experience is referred to as “summer learning loss.” This math packet has been developed in an effort to increase student achievement and prevent the negative effects of summer learning loss.  The math packet will be graded for completeness and count as 3 homework grades.  In order to receive credit, you must show all of your work.  The content is based on the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and is a review of previously learned skills.  Copies of the summer math packets can be found in the guidance office and also on the school website. The following is a list of online resources that can be of some assistance:

Resources that can help:
www.khanacademy.com – interactive instructional videos and assessments
www.edpuzzle.com – students can create a free account and watch teacher taught videos
www.mathforum.org – searchable database of activities that reinforce math concepts
www.adaptedmind.com – interactive instructional videos and assessments

If you should have any questions about the math packet or its content, please feel free to contact Ms. Bilda or     Mr. Collins for assistance at 856-415-9540 ext. 2010.

Your completed math packet is due on the first day of school, September 6th.

Sincerely,

MMS Administration

 

 MMS Summer Math Packet for Incoming 8th Graders

Summer Math Packet for Incoming 8th Grade MMS students 2018-2019
Directions:

  1. Complete all of the problems.
  2. Use pencil.
  3. Show your work.
  4. You may NOT use a calculator.
  5. You may use additional lined paper or graphing paper if necessary.

This packet is due September 6th, 2018.  It will count as 3 homework assignments.

2018-2019 Monongahela Middle School Course Selection

MMS Course Selection 2018-2019