Sports Champions Honored by Board of Education
The Board of Education and Administrative Team honored the district's sports champions from High School North and South on July 28 at a special recognition ceremony.

Members of the High School South baseball program and coaching staff were on hand to be celebrated for capturing the NJSIAA Group IV Championship, the team's first state title since 1996. The championship was secured with a 6-0 finals victory over Montclair, and capped a season in which the Eagles finished with a record of 22-9.
High School North's Girls Track Team was honored for winning the NJSIAA North II, Group III Sectional Championship, a meet the program hosted on its home campus. The team secured their title with 78 total team points, edging Mendham, which placed second with 77 points. The victory highlighted a season in which the Lions also won the Monmouth County Championship.
To conclude the ceremony, the district also recognized High School North and South's All-Shore Conference selections for the spring season, which included the following athletes:
  • Aaron Stillitano - High School South, First Team (Boys Track)
  • Rett Schnoor - High School North, First Team (Girls Track)
  • Tyler Colacichi - High School South, Second Team (Boys Lacrosse)
  • Luke Rohrman - High School South, Honorable Mention (Boys Lacrosse)
  • Jordana Tomasetti - High School North, Second Team (Girls Lacrosse)
  • Caroline Harlow - High School South, Second Team (Girls Lacrosse)
  • Ben Schild - High School South, First Team (Baseball)
  • Greg Trezza - High School South, First Team (Baseball)
  • Patrick Eagone - High School South, First Team (Baseball)
  • Joe Stanzione - High School South, Second Team (Baseball)
  • Matt Pontari - High School South, Third Team (Baseball)
  • Gillian Deans - High School South, First Team (Softball)
  • Renee Lioudakis - High School South, Second Team (Softball)
  • Hope Mullane - High School South, Third Team (Softball)
District Students Named Finalists
in State Writing Contest
Anya Alston - Thompson
Declan Gallagher - Village
Kaitlyn King - Village
Earlier this week, the New Jersey Literacy Association announced the finalists for its 3rd Annual Celebration of Student Writers (K-8) Contest, which prompted participants to develop a personal narrative or memoir. Winning selections will be published on the NJLA website as part of an ebook.

The district would like to congratulate Thompson Middle School seventh grade student, Anya Alston, and Middletown Village fifth grade students, Declan Gallagher and Kaitlyn King, for being recognized as finalists.

Gallagher's tale of an adrenaline-pumping zipline experience, and Alston and King's accounts of life during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic are available for your review on the NJLA Contest Finalists Webpage.
Bayview Garden Making a Big Impact at No Limits Cafe
Though school is out for summer, student-gardeners ay Bayview Elementary School are still tending to their campus crops, and the effort is yielding positive results for their community partners at the No Limits Cafe.

Situated on Route 35 in Middletown, the No Limits Cafe is a local lunch spot that trains, employs and empowers adults with intellectual disabilities to lead fulfilling lives within our community, and increase awareness about their potential.

In support of the positive environment being cultivated at the No Limits Cafe, Bayview students made a recent donation of vegetables to the restaurant's kitchen, including bushels of kale, ripe cherry tomatoes and giant cucumbers.

The district thanks these student-gardeners for their efforts and support of this wonderful organization.
Watch the July 28 Board of
Education Voting Meeting Video
Bayview Duo Attends National
Youth Leadership Forum
Bayview Elementary School students Averie Zerbo and Kaiden Leak ventured to the New York City campus of St. John's University from July 17-23, where the pair participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathway to STEM summer learning program.

The program offered attendees hands-on opportunities in the fields of robotics, software development and programming, medicine, crime scene investigation, and introductions to other relevant skillsets in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education setting.

Some of the unique learning experiences from Zerbo and Leak's stay at St. John's included the chance to design different amusement park rides, build and program a robot, and even dissect a cow's heart to learn more about the inner-workings of the organ.

Zerbo and Leak hope to build on this experience when they enter Bayshore Middle School for the 2021-22 academic year.
Wondering What Colleges are Open for On-Campus Visits this Summer?
After more than a year without the ability to book in-person tours of their future collegiate homes, some higher learning institutes have begun to reopen their campuses to prospective students who wish to visit.

Please visit the link to review a comprehensive list of colleges and universities open for on-campus tours.
District Awarded for
Outstanding Financial Reporting
The District extends its congratulations to the Business Department for its recognition of outstanding financial reporting by the Association of School Business Officials International.

The District was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for meeting the program's high standards for financial reporting and transparency.

Congratulations to all whose efforts led to this honor!
MTPS E-Sports Camp Takes Gaming to New Level
Earlier this week students and staff launched the inaugural MTPS Esports Summer program, the opening of a trailblazing educational session that aims to inspire participants to explore a multitude of paths within the rapidly expanding competitive gaming industry.

The camp not only introduces students to popular games and platforms, but serves as an entry point to future curricular offerings, including journalism, graphic design, marketing and branding, game design, video editing and production, and so much more.
Heroes Cafe Makes Its Way to ESY Program
in Fight Against Childhood Cancer
Founded by the students of Bayview Elementary School in January, the Heroes Cafe is a student-operated snack and drink delivery program, as well as fundraising entity for its inspiration, The No Limits Cafe on Route 35 in Middletown.

Since its inception that Heroes Cafe has donated more than $1000 to the No Limits Cafe, and the support has continued this summer during the district's Extended School Year Programs at New Monmouth Elementary and Thorne Middle Schools.

The Heroes cafe requests and fills orders from educational staff members at no charge, and during the school year specialized in the distribution of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and more.

For the ESY program, an additional beverage option has been added in support of Alex's Lemonade Stand, a non-profit organization battling childhood cancer, one cup at a time.

Heroes Cafe operators have filled their summer orders by attaching packets of lemonade mix to bottles of water with a label promoting the work of Alex's Lemonade Stand. Donations made to the Heroes Cafe this summer will support the organization's fight.
MTPS Summer Instrumental Music Program Is Underway
District instrumental students were back on campus this week honing their craft for the upcoming school year at the MTPS Summer Instrumental Music Program. Students worked with educators on individual pieces and in small groups to develop their skillsets before rejoining their bandmates in September. Keep up the great work!
Summer SAT Prep & More at Brookdale Community College
Registration is now open to local high school students for various summer educational programs at Brookdale Community College, including an SAT Prep Bootcamp and an Introduction to Auto Tech. Follow the links for more information and to register.

Summer SOAR Program Underway with Tasty Mathematics Lessons
The MTPS Summer SOAR Program offers additional academic opportunities in mathematics and literacy for students in grades K-8. Instruction is delivered in two-week blocks over a six-week period. Students and staff worked hard in the opening week to further develop their skills and readiness for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year.

One lesson was particularly tasty, as Mr. Font transformed his classroom into a bakery, working with his junior student-chefs to fill cupcake orders by making mathematical arrays out of their dough. Keep up the wonderful work!
The MTPS Arts Academy Showcase Has Arrived
The MTPS Arts Academy Showcase provides a comprehensive view of the work our skilled student-artists have produced over the course of the 2020-21 academic year.
MTPS Graduation and Promotion Ceremonies Available for Viewing
If you were unable to attend this week's middle school promotion or high school graduation ceremonies, full videos are now available for your review at the links below.

You can also find the videos available on the district YouTube Channel.

Congratulations to all of our Middletown Township Public School students on their incredible achievements!
MTPS Chromebook Care Do's and Dont's
Students who are not returning their district-issued Chromebook are expected to take safety precautions and provide reasonable care for their devices during the summer recess.

To assist with device care, the district technology team has compiled a list of helpful tips to keep in mind.

If you need assistance with your device during the summer recess, please email
MTPS Summer Reading Materials Now Available
In preparation for the summer recess, earlier this week the district administrative team released its summer reading menus for K-12 students. You can review the reading menus below.

K-5 Summer Reading Menus

Middle School Summer Reading Menus

High School Summer Reading Menus

High School South Earns Recognition from Anti Defamation League