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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS:

  • I heard from our advisors:  Our senior trip to Florida is going well.  
  • Disney Trip 2019:  Disney payment #2, $150, was due 5/11. Please pay promptly. Payment #3, $200, is due by 6/14. * Monday morning around 9:00 am we will have a drill with the OEM, SAPD, SAFD and EMS in the school parking lot. Please do not   be alarmed if you see emergency vehicles present.This presentation is for our high school students.
  • Fifth grade visitation tomorrow.
  • It is not too late to order a yearbook!  Order one now before the supply runs out.  You can get an order form from the main   office or contact Mrs. Brown for more information.  cbrown@sapublicschools.com
  • ASVAB being administered to some of our students on Wednesday. Those involved have been notified.
  • Looking for some dirty cars! Student Council Car Wash at BOE office parking lot this Wednesday at 4:00 pm. Honor Societies' Student Dinner is this Wednesday at the AOH at 6:30 pm. 
  • Prom is this Thursday! Students should gather by the auditorium entrance at 6:00 pm. First bus begins boarding at 6:15 pm.
  • Prom portraits will be taken at the school prior to leaving for the Grand Marquis. Information and payment envelopes have been   handed out in homerooms and lunch. For more information, please see a Junior Class officer or contact Ms. Sherman @   wsherman@sapublicschools.com 
  • 6th grade trip to YMCA Friday: permission slips due on Monday, 5/21/18. I emailed a copy home last week. If you have any   questions, please all the school. 
  • South Amboy Athletic Apparel is on sale for a limited time through My Team Shop. Orders can be placed online until May 29 on   the following website. A portion of each sale goes toward our teams:   https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/southamboy#/ 
  • Events coming up:   
    • 5 23/18 - National Honor Societies Student dinner      
    • 5/24/18 - Prom      
    • 5/25/18 - 6th grade trip to the YMCA from 12:00 noon to 2:34 pm      
    • 5/29/18 - 7th grade trip to NYC  Museum 
    • 5/30/18 - 11th grade, US History II trip to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty     
    • 6/5/18   - 8th grade to Dorney Park      
    • 6/6/18  - Sports Banquet      
    • 6/8/18   - 8th Grade Formal      
    • 6/22/18 - 8th Grade Graduation      
    • 6/25/18 - 12th Grade Graduation and last day of school

You can always check our website and online calendar to see what is happening at the MHS.

If you have any questions, please call so we can assist you.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe

Posted by pmccabe  On May 20, 2018 at 2:27 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our high school students attended the assembly this morning, "Vaping - A Smoke screen". It was very well received. Retired DEA Agent, Douglas Collier, provided factual information to our students about e-cigs and vapes, and the risk factors associated with vaping.  The focus was on becoming informed so our students can make wise decisions.

Please speak to your child about the presentation. I am sure he/she will have something to share with you about what was learned today. These conversations are very important.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On May 15, 2018 at 12:28 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

On Tuesday, 5/15/18, our high school students will be seeing a presentation given by Douglas Collier, a retired DEA agent. Mr. Collier works with many schools throughout the state and provides programs on drug/alcohol/tobacco awareness and prevention for students and parents.

The program our high school students will be seeing on Tuesday is titled: "Vaping -The Smoke Screen". The program will cover the topics of Vapes and e-cigs, and the risk factors associated with vaping. Vaping is linked to high use rates of other drugs among adolescents. The presentation will include an interactive PowerPoint as well as a Q and A with the students. Evidenced based prevention will be the primary focus along with incorporating local data and resources. 

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On May 14, 2018 at 4:37 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Important happenings at the MHS:
  • Happy Mother's Day. I hope all of the moms enjoy today.
  • Interims for marking period four are available on Parent Access.
  • Biology Advanced Placement testing on Monday.
  • Tuesday the sixth grade is off to Philly. There is also a PTO meeting in the evening.
  • Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm we have our Spring Concert performances.
  • Wednesday and Thursday - Science Assessments for 8th and 11th grades.
  • Friday our senior Florida trip leaves in the morning.
  • Friday morning, weather permitting, around 9:00 am we will have a drill with the OEM, SAPD, SAFD and EMS in the school parking lot. Please do not be alarmed if you see emergency vehicles present.
  • It is not too late to order a yearbook!  Order one now before the supply runs out.  You can get an order form from the main   office or contact Mrs. Brown for more information.  cbrown@sapublicschools.com
  • Events coming up:      
    • 5 23/18 - National Honor Societies Student dinner     
    • 5/24/18 - Prom     
    • 5/25/18 - 6th grade trip to the YMCA from 12:00 noon to 2:34 pm     
    • 5/29/18 - 7th grade trip to NYC  Museum       
    • 6/5/18 -  8th grade to Dorney Park     
    • 6/8/18 -  8th Grade Formal

You can always check our website and online calendar to see what is happening at the MHS.

If you have any questions, please call so we can assist you.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe 
MHS Principal


Posted by pmccabe  On May 13, 2018 at 8:52 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,


If you logon to Parent Access, you will be able to view your child's interim report for marking period four.

If you encounter any difficulties, please contact the school so we can assist you.


Thank you,
Dr. McCabe 
MHS Principal

Posted by pmccabe  On May 11, 2018 at 4:43 PM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Junior/Senior Prom is less than two weeks away. As our students get ready, I wanted to make certain everyone was familiar with the events that evening. 

  • Portraits: Information was handed out regarding prom portraits. If you are interested in having portraits taken, please return  the form, with appropriate fee, to Mrs. Sherman as soon as possible. Those wanting photos will have them taken prior to the  prom while at the MHS. The first scheduled slot of time will be at 6:00 pm. Each subsequent time will be five minutes earlier,  5:55 pm, 5:50 pm, etc. The first three student portraits scheduled will have the 6:00 pm time slot as three portraits can be completed in each five minute time slot.  We are scheduling this way so that those who submit paperwork and fees first will have less down time between the portrait being taken and the time to board the bus. No times will be scheduled until the payment is received. Once payment is received, a time slot will be provided to the student by Mrs. Sherman. So, if your child submits a photo packet and fee, he/she will then be provided a time slot. Students having portraits taken should report at the time they were provided to the auditorium entrance.
  • We ask students to arrive at 6:00 pm and gather by the auditorium entrance to the school. 
  • The first bus will begin boarding by 6:15 pm. 
  • We will be returning from the venue to the auditorium entrance of the school at approximately 11:30 pm.
  • On the day of the prom, some students may want to leave early. Please know this time is not excused. Students must be present until 12:13 pm on 5/24/18 in order to be able to attend the prom. 
  • Those leaving early who are 18 years of age will sign themselves out in the main office. 
  • Those 17 and under will report to the media center and wait for a parent/guardian to arrive there for sign out. 
  • If someone other than a parent/guardian will be signing out your child, the main office must have written notice from you of such by homeroom on 5/24/18.

In order to ensure student safety, a uniformed police officer will be providing security at the venue.

We anticipate another successful prom. 

If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe 
MHS Principal


Posted by pmccabe  On May 09, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS:
  • Since 1984, the National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. This is that week. As principal, I want to say thank you to the men and women in our school who educate and care for the future of our community.
  • The Honor Societies are having their induction ceremony on Monday at 7:00 pm in the MHS auditorium.
  • Advanced Placement testing: Wednesday, English Literature and Composition. Thursday, US Government and Politics.
  • Juniors: juniors will be invited to run for student representative to the Board of Education for the 2018-2019 school year.   Information will be provided to juniors this week. 
  • It is not too late to order a yearbook!  Order one now before the supply runs out.  You can get an order form from the main   office or contact Mrs. Brown for more information.  cbrown@sapublicschools.com

  • Interims for marking period four will be available on Friday at the end of the school day. A notice will be forwarded once   they are posted on Parent Access.
  • Events coming up:
    • 5/15/19 - 6th grade trip to Philly, 
    • 5/15/18 - PTO meeting, 
    • 5/18/18 - Seniors leave for Florida     
    • 5 23/18 - National Honor Societies Student dinner     
    • 5/24/18 - Prom     
    • 5/29/18 - 7th grade trip to NYC  Museum       
    • 6/5/18 -  8th grade to Dorney Park     
    • 6/8/18 -  8th Grade Formal

You can always check our website and online calendar to see what is happening at the MHS.

If you have any questions, please call so we can assist you.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe 
MHS Principal

Posted by pmccabe  On May 06, 2018 at 8:31 AM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS: 

  • The PTO had a very successful Founder's Day Tricky Tray on Friday. Thank you for your support.
  • The 8th grade class will be having a meeting Tuesday, May 1st, after school in room 328. 
  • The Student Council Annual Charity Walk will be held on May 3 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the track behind the Middle High   School.  We will be raising money for the B.I.C. Program in Sayreville.  Students who turn in $30 and walk will receive 10 hours of community service.  Please see the Student Council web-page for pledge forms.  Thank you for your support.
  • Parent Workshop - Hidden in Plain Sight. On Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 6:30 pm we will have a free substance abuse awareness program for parents at the MHS.  Hidden in Plain Sight is a hands-on interactive learning opportunity presented by Special   Agent, Timothy P. McMahon, Public Information Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, NJ Division, Newark. Using an actual bedroom that you can walk through,Tim will highlight signs and symptoms of alcohol/drug abuse and teach skills for proactive  parenting. This presentation will give you tools to address possible problems. For all parents,  caregivers, adults over 21, community members, educators and adults working with youth. No one under 21 will be permitted to attend. This event is worth attending; the information you will learn could save a child's life. The YMCA will be providing child care in the MHS cafeteria.
  • The National Honor Societies will have their induction ceremony on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.
  • It is not too late to order a yearbook!  Order one now before the supply runs out.  You can get an order form from the main office or contact Mrs. Brown for more information.  cbrown@sapublicschools.com

You can always check our website and online calendar to see what is happening at the MHS.

If you have any questions, please call so we can assist you.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe 

Posted by pmccabe  On Apr 30, 2018 at 7:49 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS:
  •  Parent Workshop - Hidden in Plain Sight. On Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 6:30 pm we will have a free substance abuse awareness  program for parents at the MHS.  Hidden in Plain Sight is a hands-on interactive learning opportunity presented by Special   Agent, Timothy P. McMahon, Public Information Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, NJ Division, Newark. Using an actual bedroom that you can walk through,Tim will highlight signs and symptoms of alcohol/drug abuse and teach skills for proactive parenting. This presentation will give you tools to address possible problems.  For all parents, caregivers, adults over 21, community members, educators and adults working with youth. No one under 21 will be permitted to   attend. This event is worth attending; the information you will learn could save a child's life. 
  • The Dowdell Library is looking forward to celebrating Chinese culture at the Celebrate! The Year of the Dog program on Sunday,  April 29, from 1:30-3:30 pm. Program attendees will be entertained by the Lion Dance outside the library prior to the main  event. Art stations will highlight the interesting and delightful arts - such as calligraphy, painting and origami. Musical ensembles, a fashion show, K-pop and traditional dance will round up the afternoon. Attendees with food tickets will be   treated to a taste of China and door prizes will be available at the conclusion of the program. One of the sponsors will be the Oriental House in South Amboy. For more information, please contact the Dowdell Library of South Amboy at 732-721-6060 or comments@dowdell.org
  • Report cards for marking period three are available on Parent Access. 
  • It is not too late to order a yearbook!  Order one now before the supply runs out.  You can get an order form from the main office or contact Mrs. Brown for more information.  cbrown@sapublicschools.com
  • Founder's Day Tricky Tray is on Friday, 4/27/18.
  • Graduations: 8th grade graduation is scheduled for Friday, 6/22/18. 12th grade graduation is scheduled for 6/25/18. 

You can always check our website and online calendar to see what is happening at the MHS.

If you have any questions, please call so we can assist you.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe


Posted by pmccabe  On Apr 22, 2018 at 7:17 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Two important announcements:   

1. You can logon to Parent Access and view your child's marking period three report card     

2. Lip Sync 2018 is Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $5.00.  All proceeds benefit the Emily Gadomski              Scholarship Fund. Hope to see you there.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe 



Posted by pmccabe  On Apr 17, 2018 at 2:58 PM
  
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