October 2011 Archives


Teen Read Week 2011


Students with a creative eye in Mrs. Snook's and Mrs. Johnson's classes are creating visual versions of their favorite book and entering the 2011 TRW Photo Contest, sponsored by the Young Adult Services of the American Library Association. Original photos by teens will be judged on creativity and how well the image articulates and encapsulates the book's title. Under the direction of Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Van Hise, students set up Flickr accounts to upload their creation and tag it, before being guided through the entry process.

One lucky teen will win an e-reader pre-loaded with books and $200 worth of free books for their library. Good Luck, Redbirds!





We are pleased to announce our Students of the Month For September and October.


David Cifelli

Taylor Eisenberg

Ethan Rhoad

Brielle Denardo

Nick Reeder

Molly O'Neill


Patrick Zahn

Jenna Wincek

Bryce Crawford

Victoria Cheff

Ali Haider Ismail

Giuliana DeSimone

Justin Abate

Alysa Weil




Advanced Writing and World Lit Haiku Contest

Haiku Contest

Putting journal entries to work, students in Advanced Writing and World Literature have entered their haiku into a contest sponsored jointly by Scholastic Magazine and Dell.  Their directions were simple:  three lines, seventeen syllables, topic: the future.  Entrants have a chance to win laptops and tablets if their work is selected.  Here are just a few samples ; let's hope some of them are winners!

                                Behold the future

                                Let it open up for you

                                It is in your hands

                                                                Maddie Brunck



On the raging sea

I sail my mighty vessel

A man without fear

                                                                Ethan Rhoad


Close the door on care

Risk is more valuable

Your heart whispers - "go"

                                                                Rachel Narozniak



What my future holds

Is like a shattered looking glass

It is still unclear

                        Carly Racklin








On Friday, October 28th, Allentown High School will host the annual Homecoming Events.  Please join us at 4:00 PM for the parade in town followed by the football game at 6 PM as the Redbirds take on West Windsor South.  The homecoming dance will be held at 8:00 PM in the old gym. 


Please join us in November for the honor society inductions:

  • Tuesday, November 1st National Honor Society will hold the induction ceremony at 7PM in the auditorium. 
  • Thursday, November 3rd the English Honor Society will hold the induction ceremony at 7PM in the high school auditorium. 
  • Monday, November 7th the French, Latin and Spanish Honor Societies will hold their induction ceremony at 7PM in the auditorium
  • Tuesday, November 29th the Science Honor Society will hold induction at 7PM in the auditorium.

College Bound Junior Night

Please come to the high school auditorium at 7PM for the Guidance presentation for College Bound Juniors.  Students and parents should plan to attend.

Principal's Advisory Parent Council

The next meeting of the Principal's Advisory Parent Council will be held on Monday, October 17th at 2:15 in the main office of the high school.  Please join Mrs. Embley to discuss high school happenings and have a conversation with our Assistant Superintendent, Stephen Cochrane, on student achievement.

2012 National Merit Scholarship Program

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I announce the names of three senior students who have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program:  Amanda Kilcher, Ashley Fischer-Kennedy and Emily Nalbone.  About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2012 competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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These three young women being named Commended Students have demonstarted outstanding potential for academic success.  They are applauded by the administration and faculty of the high school for their recognition on the national level.

Parents Join Us For Rachel's Challenge

Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.  Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life changing programs in America.  On the evening on Monday, October 17th, a Rachel's Challenge speaker will conduct a powerful session with parents and community leaders showing them how to reinforce positive decision making by their sons and daughters.  The program will be at the Stone Bridge Middle School at 7:00 PM

If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Embley at 609-259-7292 ext:  1703


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