Thursday, April 25, 2013
An outstanding group of Eisenhower students and graduates continues to go above and beyond to help support others in need. The art show fundraiser is tonight at 7 p.m.
The Mad4Kids Club is holding an art and vendor night at Eisenhower Middle School tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mad4Kids is a school-based group dedicated to raising money for charity. Admission is $5 and those in attendance will receive Mad4Kids wristbands. The group meets weekly and with Eisenhower teacher Lori Ebanetti but it is the students who started the group and maintain its operation. Mad4Kids was started by a handful of Eisenhower students looking to complete a project but now about 50 students are involved with the club. “This all started with a project that was basically ‘how can you change the world and leave a legacy,’” said Ebanetti. “I have a sophomore who is my treasurer. The kids will confirm the vendors and collect a check …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Matthew Martone completed his Eagle Scout project last June and was given an award of appreciation by the Wyckoff Board of Education on Monday.
The Wyckoff Public Schools Board of Education recognized Eagle Scout Matthew Martone for his efforts stemming from his Eagle Scout project that was completed last June. Martone built a garden outside of the Eisenhower Middle School, which still stands pristinely as it embraces its first spring. “The land was uneven and there were tracks through the area. There were some plant beds in the area and but the drainage over there was a nightmare,” said Martone. “They fixed the issue with the drainage and remediated the soil before I started. My project was to clean up the area, level the ground and fence things in.” The area is now leveled and about 10 strips of plant beds have been installed. The plant beds are fenced in both with a wooden …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Mid-morning period lets students get extra help, explore subjects, and according to Eisenhower Middle School's principal, children are more well behaved as a result.
Earlier this week, a few Eisenhower seventh graders were playing cards. They were having a blast — in class — and they were learning about integers. For the past six months, Eisenhower Middle School has been using a new way to help children learn. In fact, a time period was built into the schedule just for that. Called Team Intervention Extension and Enrichment, this 35-minute, mid-morning period is designed to be flexible and reach the most disadvantaged students. TIEE is based on education guru Richard Dufour’s professional learning community model. “Sometimes it’s difficult to target everyone in a 25-kid class,” explained Eisenhower Principal Chris Iasiello. “We know people are different and we make sure to provide time for teachers to …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Grants of $3,400 help to streamline and improve recycling in classes and lunchrooms.
The proof is in the pudding, according to artist and volunteer Janice Reynen, who has been instrumental in improving the recycling program in five Wyckoff public schools. As Wyckoff’s Green Team School Coordinator, she helped to secure five grants from the Bergen County Utilities Authority totaling more than $3,400. Reynen was able to tell a lot about how trash was being processed by investigating it in Wyckoff’s four elementary schools and middle school. “I don’t believe anyone until I go through garbage,” laughed Reynen. “I like to say the truth is at the bottom of the can.” The grants, which were announced in June and began in September, allowed Reynen to meet the needs of each school. “Each elementary school had awesome people in …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Hard working middle schoolers have raised thousands of dollars for projects that bolster education and improve the environment.
The chance to meet pop star Justin Bieber would be enough to motivate most tweens, but students at the Eisenhower Middle School are driving initiatives in support of worthy causes in which they believe. Seventh grades in Bill Holzapfel’s class recently entered — and won — a contest for 50 Nook readers through a fundraiser for Pencils of Promise. The class raised a total of $1,200 in December and chose to donate it to Pencils of Promise, which builds schools in developing countries. Barnes & Noble matched their monetary effort and gave them the Nooks as the top donor of that particular week. “We have spoken often about the lack of funding for education in the developing world,” explained Holzapfel. “But a lot of what made this charity …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The student-run charity group will host another event in April.
Monday, January 14
A school-based group dedicated to raising money for charity has announced its 2013 fundraiser and beneficiaries. MAD4kids has chosen April 25 as the date for this year's event to raise money for Girl Up and Liters of Light. The group, which meets weekly in teacher Lori Ebanetti's Eisenhower Middle School classroom, is responsible for everything the group does: setting it's own goals, publicity, graphic design, finding sponsors, publishing literature on the event. Everything. Last year the MAD4kids fundraiser was in support of Girl Up and Invisible Children. They created an ad book featuring vendors, a raffle and more. This year's event is scheduled to take place on April 25 at Eisenhower Middle School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. If you'd like …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
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Sunday, November 18, 2012
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Fourth and fifth graders will now receive a number-based report card rather than the traditional letter-based grade
A crowd of parents, concerned citizens and teachers attended Monday's Wyckoff Board of Education meeting at Eisenhower Middle School where several parents voiced concers over changes made to report cards for fourth and fifth graders at Wyckoff Public Schools. Following changes this summer, the report cards now bear one of four numerical grades — 1 through 4 — rather than the traditional A through F grades. The changes had already been implemented, but parents said they were unaware until they received a letter and word of the changes on "Back to School Night" on Sept. 11-12. According to Wyckoff Public Schools Director of Curriculum and Instruction Jessica Anspach, an overall grade is a composite that wasn’t consistent and didn’t …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Iasiello: “Today’s education must include the study of cultural influences, political movements, the economy and why it collapsed — how we got here and where we are going."
The new principal at Eisenhower Middle School says lighting a fire in the minds of children at a young, impressionable age is his passion. “My goal is to get kids to discover what they love about learning, to get excited, and to become self-motivated, life-long learners,” said Chris Iasiello, 34. “I really love my job.” Iasiello was officially announced as the middle school principal on Monday night. His predecessor Stephen Raimo recently accepted a promotion as the director of research, planning, curriculum and evaluation in the district. Iasiello, a Waldwick resident, is a former social studies teacher at Paramus and Fair Lawn high schools. He said he brings the perspective of what middle school students need to be prepared for their …