Information About Winter Sports/Physicals

Sign ups for winter sports will be held in the lunchroom from Tuesday, September 29th to Friday, October 2nd. Any student in grades 6th-8th interested in playing a winter sport must sign up and submit any necessary paperwork.

All updated paperwork must be submitted to Mrs. Hampson in the main office by November 1st.  Students who fail to complete all paperwork or to submit it by November 1st may not be eligible to participate in a winter sport.

Please see the attached letter regarding information about physicals.  Winter Physical Letter

Should you have questions regarding the process, please contact Mr.  Ricci at 609-259-7292, extension #1720.

Preparation for Our 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. has begun

Excitement is building for the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C., and already the students have been asking many questions.  To address those questions, and to begin preparing for the trip, please take a moment to read through the attached forms.  They provide a  list of guidelines, procedures, and expectations for the 8th grade trip. It is important that all parents and students read and discuss each item listed.  As a reminder, the trip is schedule for April 14th and 15th.

Should you have any questions, please contact Mr. Schmid and Mr. Scaturo.

Washington Letter to Parents 2015

Medication form 8th Grade Washington DC 2015

Remind 101 DC Trip

As an 8th Grader, It is Never Too Early to Prepare for High School


High School is just around the corner for your eighth grader! It’s never too early to start thinking about the academic direction your child will take. Allentown High School has developed very rigorous academic standards by offering honors courses in English, mathematics, science and social studies. Your child’s performance in eighth grade will impact his/her freshman level classes next year. Information about high school course offerings can be found under the “Guidance” tab on the high school website ( ). The high school course selection process will begin in March.

If your child is interested in attending one of the Monmouth County Vocational School District Career Academies such as: Biotechnology High School, Academy of Allied Health and Science, High Technology High School, Communications High School or Marine Academy of Science and Technology, please be aware that the deadline for applications is December 11, 2015. The application process is very competitive and requires attendance at one of the information sessions (which start in October, 2015). Students may attend as many information sessions as needed to help with their decision; however, they may only apply to one school. Application procedures are posted and accessible at .

If you would like more information regarding the Career Academies or the application process, I can be reached at 609-259-7292, extension 5731; email: . Have a great year!

Toni Carrea, School Counselor