Goetz Calendar

Tuesday, December 23
Middle School Interim Reports Available on Portal
Shortened Day for Students
Shortened Day
Wednesday, December 24
Schools Closed
Winter Break
Thursday, December 25
Schools Closed
Winter Break
Friday, December 26
Schools Closed
Winter Break


Today, 12/20/2014
High: 38 Low: 24
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/21/2014
High: 42 Low: 24
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.

Important Information

Students and Parents,

Want to access Microsoft Office 2007, as well as other district computer programs FROM HOME? 
Click on the "CLASS LINK" item in the SCHOOL RESOURCES LIST above.

Happening Now at Goetz

Select the word below
to watch the video

(This video will be posted soon)
to study something carefully

Check out our Club and Activity Guide for 2014-2015. 

  Details can be found under the Online Backpack. 

There's something for Everyone!!


On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Goetz Middle School held a parent Literacy game night entitled, “The Power of Words”.  This fun filled evening focused on academic vocabulary and the importance of academic vocabulary.  There was a short power point presentation about the latest research on vocabulary development, as well suggestions on how to improve and expand vocabulary.  After the presentation, the students and parents engaged in a plethora of word games.  This exciting evening concluded with a raffle of word centered books: Find-a-Word books, Crossword Puzzle books, and more.  Before bidding adieu, there were light refreshments served, which were sponsored by our Jackson PRIDE in Education. This night was orchestrated by Mrs. Molitores, Reading Specialist, and assisted by many teachers.  A fun time was had by all!





All Donations to the Wounded Warrior Project can be made online by going to https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/group-fundraising/Goetz 

After School Student Pick-up

If you are picking your child up from after school help or activities, you must sign them out by 3:20 p.m. Otherwise, they will be required to take the 3:40 p.m. bus home.

Thank you for your cooperation.              

ATTENTION STUDENTS:  All book bags belong in your locker.  You are no longer allowed to carry book bags during the school day.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Our District's Student Accident Insurance Plan from Bollinger, Inc. will be available in your child's homeroom.  You may also download a copy of the form by clicking on

Carl W. Goetz Middle School
835 Patterson Road
Jackson, NJ 08527

Principal - Dr. Faith Lessig
Assistant Principal - Mrs. E. Byrnes
Assistant Principal - Mr. Al Aires

732-833-4749 - Fax
732-833-4747 - Guidance
732-833-4742 - CST
732-833-4610 ext 3143 - Athletics

Congratulations to
Elaine Netis
"Teacher of the Year"


Please go to our Goetz Backpack or under School Resources and click onto our Goetz Activity Booklet to find our 2013-2014 Club and Activity Guide.

Board Briefs

"Pride in Education"

On behalf of the JEA,
you are invited to read
about the great things
going on in our schools!

JEA Newsletter
December 2014 Edition

District Happenings

Let's Stay Healthy!
Protect Yourself From
Enterovirus D68
and Other Illnesses

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infections have recently been documented across the United States. 

More info from the CDC
FAQ from the NJ Dept. of Health
Help Yourself:
Limit exposure to D68,
the flu and other viruses:
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Talk to Your Child: Select the image below for a graphic you can use to discuss these personal hygiene measures with your child.

Read More for
A Note From our School Nurses:


Goetz Athletics


Girls' Basketball Weekly Schedule




12/8 - away game vs. TRN

12/9 - away game vs. TRE

12/10  - no practice

12/11 - away game vs. TRS

12/12 - no practice




To all Goetz Wrestling Parents:

12/11/2014 Wrestling match is now being held at Veteran's Memorial Middle School in Brick township.





This fee can now be paid online
via the
www.payforit.net website.

See the
Sports and Activities Participation Fee
brochure for more information.

If you are looking for directions to an away game for one of our sports teams, you can find it here!
Directions to Ocean County Middle Schools

Goetz Announcements

Congratulations to Margaret Knoebel and Zachary Nogueras for being accepted into the 2014-2015 All-Shore Intermediate Band! Membership in this prestigious ensemble includes students from all over Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

See Our
District & School Grades
and Other Info on
Harassment, Intimidation
& Bullying
Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Clifford Menafra

Goetz Middle School
Anti-Bullying Specialist

Eric Rado
732-833-4610, Ext. 3142

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From the Principal




Greetings from the Principal


As 2014 quickly draws to a close, we pause to reflect on some memorable moments that occurred during the year, as well as some experiences that will forever leave an imprint.  No matter what touched our lives this past year, the one singular element that made the last 12 months so meaningful was having family by our side.  Be it your own family, or the Goetz “family”, we are all blessed in knowing that we have one another on whom to lean, to listen to and to love.  In keeping with the holiday spirit of giving, and the New Year to be a time for making resolutions, remember to take a moment to share quality time with the people who mean the most, and commit to a resolution that is of benefit to you and the community in which you reside.  Surround yourselves with laughter and love, and indulge in the idea of making 2015 the most positive and the most empowering year imaginable!   Wishing you and yours all the joys of the season!


Dr. Faith Lessig, Principal

December 18, 2014

Carl W. Goetz Middle School, 835 Patterson Road, Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: 732-833-4610  |  Fax: 732-833-4749
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