Deptford Township School District

Monongahela Middle School

“Connecting students to academic achievement and personal excellence”

Monongahela Middle School

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.

Chain of Command Information.

Dear Deptford Family,

One of the top goals of Deptford School District administration is to provide open and transparent lines of communication with all district stakeholders.

As there have been some changes in our district administrative positions, we would like to provide everyone with an updated Chain of Command chart.  If at any time you have a question, concern, or compliment to share, we ask that you please contact the first appropriate person within the chain.  In doing so, we can meet your needs in an efficient and professional manner.

We thank you in advance for your kind adherence to this policy and we look forward to working together to provide the best possible education for our scholars.


Arthur E. Dietz
Superintendent of Schools

Click here for the Updated Chain of Command chart.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Michael Nicely
Blackwood Terrace Administration Building
2022 Good Intent Road
Deptford, NJ 08096
856-232-2700 ext. 3502




Important District Information

Deptford HS Student Accepted to US Naval Academy

Student granted prestigious honor

Mayor Medany Welcomes Students to Celebrate NJ Local Government Week

Students visited the municipal building for a hands-on tour

Project Graduation Top Golf Fundraiser

Information on Project Graduation Fundraiser here. 

Biomedical Students Extract and Study DNA

Mrs. Canobbio’s Academy students work with DNA.

School Announcements

MMS Jazz Band takes 1st Place!

Congratulations to our Jazz Band for taking 1st Place at the Cherokee Jazz Competition held on April 12th.

The Weekly

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CONGRATULATIONS to our essay winners!

Winners of the “Come Fly with Us” essay contest: Olivia Capone, Kira Fisher, and Connor Vilary

Winners of the “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” essay contest: Harmony Angelucci, Sujay Patel, Halle Pina

MMS Chess Club!

Monongahela Middle School will now have a Chess Club for its students and staff.  Very special congratulations to Cairee Cooper for starting a chess club at the middle school.  We are all very proud of you.  Great job, Cairee!

School News

Mrs. Hennessy – Teacher of the Year & Mr. Hart – Educational Service Professional of the Year

MMS staff & students would like to CONGRATULATE Mrs. Hennessy (TOY) & Mr. Hart (ESPY) for receiving Teacher of the Year and Educational Service Professional of the Year, respectively.  Mrs. Hennessy and Mr. Hart are both incredible people and wonderful educators.  We are extremely fortunate to have them as part of our MMS family.

1st Interactive Mural at MMS! Inspired by artist Kelsey Montague and created by Mrs. Almeyda and our MMS students & staff

Inspiration & Creativity from our Art teacher:

Wings. A symbol of hope, faith, protection. “With a strong set of wings there’s nothing out of your reach”. Around age 9, my brother sent me a picture from college  of a heart with wings soaring above a city that he drew.  I immediately hung it in my room and was fascinated with the image. It’s a symbol I’ve always drawn from that day forward and one that has comforted me through the loss of loved ones. Wings have long been associated with freedom and flight. A favorite quote of mine is “ What if I fall? Oh but my darling, What if you fly!”… this year I was asked by a colleague to create a project for the whole school to participate in. Inspired by the artwork of international street artist Kelsey Montague I decided to do our own version of #whatliftsyou. Each student /staff member received a feather which they decorated with inspiring quotes and symbols that described them. With the help of my students I created this mural of wings to remind us that we are there to lift each other up, to make good decisions , and to be ready to fly”. 600+ students/staff took part in our first ever interactive/collaborative mural which was hung today in the main hallway of Monongahela Middle School. When I became an artist I set out to make my mark in this world and with the help of my amazing students I am pursuing my dream. I find it no coincidence it was hung today during the holiday season when we are all looking for a little hope, reminiscing about loved ones, and setting good intentions for the new year. These wings were inspired by so many and hope to serve as an inspiration to all who view them. #finallyearnedmywings #kelseymontague #whatliftsyou #artteachergoals #whatifyoufly

Mrs. Stephanie Almeyda
Art Teacher-MMS

2018-2019 Monongahela Middle School Course Selection

MMS Course Selection 2018-2019

Congratulations to Jared Fisher and Hanna Shein!

Congratulations to Jared Fisher who invented  Magnitweezers and is a Junior Finalist!
Jared won a 3D printer to be donated to MMS!

Congratulations to Hannah Shein who invented a Clamp Container and is a Junior Semifinalist!



My name is Deanne Bell with Future Engineers. I’m happy to share that two students from your school, Hanna Shein and Jared Fisher, were recently selected as national semifinalists in NASA and the ASME Foundation’s Two for the Crew Challenge! The challenge asked students across the country to design an object to be 3D printed on the International Space Station and Hanna and Jared’s designs rose to the top ten their age division. I wanted to make sure you knew about their accomplishments during this celebratory week.

Furthermore, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge Tammy Bitting and Carolann Newman, the teachers at your school who supported participation in the challenge. Not only do you have student rockstars at your school, but teacher rockstars too. 🙂

Deanne Bell

Click to view their inventions!