Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition

Students Attend National College Fair in Atlantic City

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, AVID students from Memorial and the Senior High School attended a National College Fair hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling at the Atlantic City Convention Center.  Representatives from approximately 250 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools participated in the event.  College admissions representatives were also on hand to answer questions ranging from acceptance policies to student-faculty ratio.  The students were also required to attend at least one workshop offered while visiting the event.  Topics ranged from “playing athletics at the collegiate level” to “writing your application essay”.  Overall, the event was a tremendous experience for our students.  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Upcoming Event: Evening Hours

The Guidance Department at Memorial will be having Evening Office Hours this November 12th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  Evening hours are a service provided by Millville High School Counseling to assist parents who otherwise might not be able to meet with a counselor.  They are optional and to participate you need to call for an appointment. The location for the evening hour appointments will be at Millville Senior High on Wade Blvd. Please call 327-6083 for an appointment if you would like to meet with a counselor.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Career Exploration Workshop at CCC

On Thursday, October 23rd, students from Memorial High School visited Cumberland County College for a Career Exploration Workshop that was sponsored by the Cumberland / Salem Workforce Investment Board.  Participating students got the chance to increase their knowledge of career readiness and employability skills by speaking with local professionals.  Many different industries were represented including, but not limited to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.  Students got to speak personally with representatives that discussed prospective careers and job growth.  Mary Bacon chaperoned the group and reported it was a fantastic experience!  

Monday, October 27, 2014

School Counts!

During the month of October, all students are being enrolled into the School Counts program automatically.  School Counts rewards students for good attendance and grades.  To maintain eligibility throughout the year, students cannot receive a grade below a C and must not have more 9 absences or lates combined. More information about the School Counts program is posted on the Millville High School  website at If you have any questions please call the MSHS Guidance Department at 327-6056 or the Memorial Guidance Department at 327-6083. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Upcoming Event: 2015 NJ Shout Down Drugs Music Competition

Wellness Week Buttons

Wellness Week is here! Students received this year's buttons (left) today in homeroom.  Students who participate in this school-wide event appropriately will earn the chance to win prizes!  Starting tomorrow, a Wellness Week question of the day will be presented to students.  All participating students should place their answers in the wellness box outside the cafeteria for a chance to win!

Another Successful College Admissions Night

We have received a lot of positive feedback from those who attended our Annual College Admissions Night on October 8, 2014.  Approximately, 150 people attended the event!  The coordinators, Ms. Giercyk, Ms. Jackson, and Mrs. LaFerriere put together a great program and included student speakers who discussed their experiences while visiting colleges.  A special thanks to Ms. Bacon, Ms. Davis, and Mr. McAfee for also contributing to the very informational presentations.  If you were not able to attend the event, but would like a copy of the presentation, please see your guidance counselor.  

Friday, September 26, 2014

College Admission Night

We will be hosting our annual College Admission Night on Wednesday Night, October 8th  at 7:00 pm in the MSHS auditorium.  All parents and students from both MSHS and Memorial are invited.  Topics include picking the right college, the application process, testing, essays, recommendations, financial aid and more.  We also will discuss the changes that are coming to the SAT for the Class of 2017. Please come out and join us for an informative evening.  Counselors will be on hand to answer questions at the conclusion of the program.

Participate in The Bully Project - Submit your poster today!

Attention all Memorial High School students!  If you are interested in participating in The Bully Project, please see Mrs. Panas to submit your poster by October 1, 2014.  Feel free to pick up poster paper in the Guidance Office if you need it. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Attention all Sophomores!!   All tenth graders are eligible to apply in the Guidance Office for the position of our school’s ambassador for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program. Students will be judged on leadership ability, academics, sensitivity to others, and desire to communicate their knowledge to their peers. The selected representative will attend a weekend leadership seminar with other outstanding sophomore school leaders across the State of New Jersey. Sign up in the Guidance Office if you are interested by Friday, October 24th, 2014.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Back to School Nights

Don't forget to put our annual Back to School Nights on your calendar.  Memorial High School will be hosting parents on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:30pm.  The Senior High School is hosting parents on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:45pm.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to get to know your student's teachers, administrators, and staff!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Register Now for the PSAT

Attention all college-bound students!  Guidance Counselors are now registering students for the PSAT which is the official practice test for the SAT.  Students who intend on applying to a 4 year college should take this important test which is scheduled for Saturday, October 18th.  Students may register for the PSAT by bringing $20, cash only, to the Guidance Office. Juniors are highly encouraged to take the test. Don’t miss your one opportunity to take the PSAT this school year. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

NCAA Eligibility Workshop is Popular Amongst Millville Student-Athletes

The Millville High School Counseling Department hosted an NCAA Eligibility Workshop on Thursday, August 7th. The counselors, along with the Millville Athletic Director, David LaGamba, spoke to athletes and their parents about the academic requirements to graduate from Millville High Scholl as an NCAA eligible athlete.  After the presentation, students were given a copy of their transcript and courses for the upcoming school year so that they could complete an activity that checked their individual progress toward eligibility. All of this was done under the care and assistance of the Millville Counselors, Mrs. Russo, Mrs. Giercyk, Ms. Davis, Ms. Jackson, and Mrs. LaFerriere. 

Students Learn About High School Expectations at Freshman Boot Camp

The Millville Memorial High School Counselors, Mrs. Bacon, Mrs. LaFerriere, and Mr. Dawkins, held their annual Freshmen Boot Camp on Wednesday, August 6th. All new rising freshmen were invited to this fun and informative event and the turnout was excellent.  Counselors presented topics of interest to the students such as goal setting, organization, and grades. They also answered questions about the upcoming school year and what to expect about life in high school.  Students participated in many fun activities like a get to know each other ice breaker, grade calculation contest, and notebook binder building contest. Students left with a folder of important information and a few prizes if they were lucky.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Upcoming Summer Events

College Jump Start
On Tuesday, August 5th, the MSHS Counselors will be hosting a College Jump Start Program at Millville Senior High School on Wade Boulevard. The program is intended for seniors to get a head start on their college application process by actively working on items and asking any questions that they may have. This is designed to be a “hands-on” working session, where students will have access to computers and may conduct college searches, register for the SAT, write essays, and work on applications. The program will begin at 10:00 and students who wish to attend must register in advance by calling 327-6056. 

Freshman Boot Camp
On Wednesday, August 6th, the Millville Memorial High School Counselors will be hosting a Freshman Boot Camp. During this time, incoming Freshman will get advice on organizational skills, goal setting, and learn more about what to expect as they transition into high school. The program will last approximately 1 hour, is completely optional, and there is no obligation to attend. If you are interested in attending, please call 327-6083 for an appointment time.

NCAA Eligibility Workshop
On Thursday, August 7th, the Millville High School Counselors will be hosting an NCAA Academic Eligibility Program at Millville Senior High School on Wade Boulevard. The program is intended for student-athletes who may be interested in playing sports at the college level. The counselors will discuss the academic and testing requirements for students to be eligible to play NCAA sports. This is not a recruiting session and is designed for students and their families to have a better understanding of the coursework that they need to take in high school in order to be eligible to play sports in the NCAA. During the workshop, students will have the opportunity to look at their own transcript and compare it with the courses required by the NCAA. The program will begin at 10:00 and students who wish to attend must register in advance by calling 327-6056.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Upcoming Events: Academic Varsity Award Program

The Academic Varsity Program honors students who have maintained a 3.4 GPA each marking period or were on the Honor Roll each marking period of this school year. Students who have met the criteria will receive a letter inviting them to an evening program on May 8th at 7:00 pm to receive an Academic Varsity Award.  A list of this year’s winners is posted at Memorial and The Senior High School.  Please check with your Guidance Counselor if you have any questions or concerns.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Upcoming Events: Advanced Night at Memorial for Incoming 9th Graders

Incoming freshman, and their parents, who are registered for Advanced courses are invited to attend an informational event at Memorial High School that will start with a meeting in the Auditorium on June 3rd at 7:00pm.  After the informational meeting, Guidance Counselors will be set up in the gymnasium to distribute packets containing assigned materials to students who are in attendance.  Teachers will have space in the cafeteria for parents/students to ask questions after they get their packets.  Parents and students will also be given website information to access the summer assignments online via Millville Public Schools' official webpage.    

Upcoming Events: Advanced / AP Night at MSHS

Current high school students, and their parents, who are registered for Advanced or AP courses are invited to attend an informational event at MSHS that will start with a meeting in the Auditorium on May 15th at 7pm.  After the informational meeting, teachers will be set up in the gymnasium at tables to answer any questions about their subject and the assigned summer assignment(s).  Required books and selected materials will also be available to students who are in attendance.  Parents and students will also be given website information to access the summer assignments online via Millville Public Schools' official webpage.    

Friday, February 14, 2014

Check It Out: The Guidance Department's Summer Program Bulletin

Do you like to travel?  Are you a student who would like to extend your academic experiences beyond the traditional classroom?  If you are, check out our new Summer Programs Bulletin!  Every month, we will update a list of summer programs that take place on college campuses, as well as many other amazing locations across the country.  It’s worth taking a look to see if any of the available programs would work for you!  If you have any questions, or need help applying, see your friendly guidance counselor soon! 
To find the Summer Programs Bulletin, visit either Memorial or the Senior High School's Guidance Department homepage. 

Attention: Students Currently Enrolled in a Dual Credit Course

If your student is currently enrolled in a Dual Credit class, they can choose to earn college credits through Cumberland County.  Students have received the application materials in class and must return all completed forms by February 28th if they are interested in this opportunity.  You may call 327-6083 or 327-6055 if you have any questions. 

Evening Hours

The Guidance Department at Memorial will be having Evening Office Hours on Wednesday, February 19th  from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  Evening hours are a service provided by Millville High School Counseling to assist parents who otherwise might not be able to meet with a counselor.  They are optional and to participate you need to call for an appointment. The location for the evening hour appointments will be at Millville Senior High on Wade Blvd. Please call 327-6083 or 327-6055 / x6056 for an appointment if you would like to meet with a counselor.

2014 Spring Sports

The Millville Athletic Department would like to remind everyone that the Spring Sports season begins on Friday, March 7, 2014. Any students who wish to participate must have a current sports physical on file in the nurse’s office. Sports physicals are valid for 365 days from the date of exam. If your physical date is more than 60 days old, you must complete a re-cert form. All forms must be turned in to the school nurse. Physicals may take up to 14 days to be cleared and re-certs may take up to 48 hours to be cleared. Only athletes who are cleared can participate in practices – no exceptions. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. LaGamba in the Athletic Office at 856-327-6059.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Visit Cinderella's Closet

If you are planning to attend the Holly Ball Dance and you need formal wear, please see Mrs. Panas at Memorial High School.


Upcoming Event: The Holly Ball

Students are eagerly awaiting the upcoming Holly Ball that is going to be held this Friday night, January 31st, at the NJ Motorsports Park from 6:30-10:30 pm.  Students are looking forward to this opportunity to have a memorable night with their friends.  Some of the nights activities are to include:  dancing to some great music with DJ Tommy, visiting the photo booth, choosing props for some extra fun, and enjoying the fabulous buffet chosen especially for this event.  The buffet is going to include: a garden salad, ham and pineapple skewers, mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, chicken parmigiana, macaroni and cheese, cookies and brownies for dessert, and unlimited soft drinks, iced tea, and lemonade.  There will also be a photographer at the dance to capture your special memories.  Please also check out the picture packages available before Friday.  If you have any questions see your student council representatives and/or advisors.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Upcoming Event: Annual Scheduling Fair

Millville High School is hosting our annual Scheduling Fair on the evening of Wednesday, January 15th at 6:45 pm. It will be located at Millville Senior High School on Wade Boulevard and is open to any parent/guardian and student who will be in high school during the 2014-2015 school year. The Scheduling Fair will be an opportunity for parents and students to find out more about the classes offered at Millville High School and talk with teachers from both Memorial and MSHS.  Teachers will have tables set up with information about classes and parents will be able to walk around and talk to them about specific subjects. Attendees will also be able to talk with Guidance Counselors and Administrators. All students and their families are invited to arrive at the Millville Senior High School on Wade Boulevard at 6:45 pm.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Developing a New Year's Resolution

A new year presents a great opportunity to set new and exciting goals.  However, setting goals or developing a New Year’s resolution, can take some planning.   If possible, take some time to brainstorm about what area(s) of your life you may want to improve.  For example, if you are a student, take a look at your progress report.  Is your homework average where you want it to be?  If not, set small achievable goals that you can attain every day.  At the end of each week, assess your progress.  Positive results can be a great motivation for eventually boosting your GPA. 
New Year’s resolutions come in all shapes and sizes.   Some people have a laundry list of what they would like to achieve, while others may have just one goal.  Either way, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed.  Here are some tips, offered by the American Psychological Association, about how to “make your new year’s resolution stick”.
1.       Start small.  Make resolutions that you think you can keep.
2.       Change one behavior at a time.  Don’t get overwhelmed and think you have to reassess everything in your like.  Instead, work toward changing one thing at a time.
3.       Talk about it.  Share your experiences with someone you trust. 
4.       Don’t beat yourself up.   Everyone has ups and downs; resolve to recover from your mistakes and get back on track.
5.       Ask for support.  Accepting help those who care about your will strengthen your course. 
Although these tips are good ones, they are not meant to serve as professional advice.  If you have questions about setting goals, ask for help from someone you trust.  If you are a student, your guidance counselor has an abundance of resources that can help you get started. 

First Issue of The Memorial Voice Released

Journalism I is now offered at Memorial High School.  This new course is designed to combine journalistic theory and practice.  According to Mrs. Errickson, it also provides an introduction and overview of the newspaper format.  In addition to writing news articles, students examine news sources, discuss weekly current events, explore important events in journalism history, and research careers in journalism and the newspaper business.  Last month, the students in Mrs. Errickson’s class published the first issue of The Memorial Voice, MHS’s new school newspaper.  Congratulations on a job well done!

To access The Memorial Voice, please visit MHS’s homepage at: