Accolades, News, and Information

Click below for

8/7/2020 Draft
of the Middle School Reopening Plan

The link to the reopening survey
for you to complete for your children

Summer Hours
Main Office Open Daily
8:00 to 2:30



This is a multiple step process.  

First step is to click on the Enrollment Express link.  This link will gather basic student, household and guardian information. The link will then send an alert message to our school; to grant access to PowerSchool for the guardian to complete all necessary forms.

Enrollment Express

An office staff member has approved this alert, then an email will be sent from PowerSchool with instructions on how to create a parent portal account and to complete the necessary forms.  You will also be asked to upload documents for proof of residency, health records, and the birth certificate for the student that you are enrolling.

During the school year, you may also visit the school offices to register your student.  

If entering Grades K-3:   East Haddam Elementary School 
45 Joe Williams Rd

If entering Grades 4-8 Nathan Hale Ray Middle School
75 Clark Gates Rd

If entering Grades 9-12 Nathan Hale Ray High School
15 School Drive

For registration during the summer holiday, please be sure to call the school prior to ensure that someone is there to assist you.


In order to register for school, the student must physically reside in the East Haddam district.  This includes the towns of East Haddam and Moodus.  There are areas that have mailing addresses in Colchester, Hadylme and Salem that may fall within the East Haddam District.  Please check with the East Haddam Tax Collector to see if your property lies in this area.

Please note: Owning land or a business in the East Haddam district, does not qualify for residency for the purposes of enrolling students in East Haddam schools.

Upon initial enrollment or re-enrollment, the student’s family is required to show proof of residency.
Acceptable proof of residency documents include:
~A fully executed rental agreement with occupancy dates
~Mortgage documentation (i.e. payment coupon)
~Sales purchase agreement with closing documentation with occupancy dates

AND any one of the following:
~Valid driver’s license
~Utility bill (gas, electric, heat, phone)
~Real Estate Tax Bill

Please note: An advertisement mailing is not considered an acceptable form of proof of residency.

If the family is going to be moving to the East Haddam District (either new construction, purchasing an existing home or renting), they must supply a complete copy of the contract and closing documentation. The contract must contain an anticipated closing date. If building a home, a copy of a builder’s contract for new construction with an anticipated occupancy date and closing date must be included. Copies of rental agreements must be fully executed by all parties and must include occupancy dates. If the closing or occupancy date on the closing documents, contracts or rental agreements is after the first day of school (August 30, 2017), the family must also request in writing to the Superintendent permission to enroll their student prior to the district being allowed to accept the registration. Families may be required to complete residency affidavits. 

If you have any questions regarding the enrollment of your child(ren) please contact the Board of Education, 860-873-5090 and ask for the Superintendent's Assistant


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Teacher of the Year

Carl Mayhew
Mr. Carl Mayhew

Here are some excerpts from his nomination:

Carl is always finding ways to encourage, and engage all his students.
He is a tremendous role model.
He not only is a fabulous teacher at NHRMS but he is the boys soccer coach as well. He volunteers his time at dances and attends all extra-curricular activities with pleasure. He has gone out of his way to attend children's soccer events that are not school related.
Mr. Mayhew engages and connects with his students in the classroom.
Shows kindness, respect, and genuine care for a child.
He demonstrates patience and understanding with all students’ needs.

Support Staff
Person of the

A Delaney
Ms. Ashley Delaney

Here is a sampling of the comments in her nominations:

Professional, Responsible, Dedicated
Hard working, Outstanding
Extremely dedicated to the students.
She finds the balance between holding our students accountable,
yet being approachable and caring.
Ms. Delaney goes out of her way to make connections with students.
She is a rock star!
Perseveres with challenging students.
Problem solving approach, rather than assigning blame.
Skilled in modifications and accommodations for students.
Offers valuable insight to student performance in class.
Actively involved in school activities.
Valuable team member.
Effective communication skills between staff members.
She goes above and beyond to make sure all of the support 
staff feels secure in their role.s
Collaborating with administration to create a professional
resource for para-educators.  
Offers resources to staff and teaches skills to others.
Supportive and helpful to all the staff.




Honor Roll

2020 ~  3rd Trimester

High Honors



2020 Promotion Video



Virtual Art Gallery

4th and 5th Grade

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade



Project "O"
Click on the links below
to see all the action and fun
that is part of Project "O"

Group "1" Video
Group "2" Video
Group "5" Video


We Are Here For You





Connecticut History Day 

Outstanding Entry Award
Abigail Martin

AM Award
AM Project

Congratulations go out to the following students who
competed in the Regional competition in March.
They were top winners in their category and moved on 
to the state competition. 
S. Brown, A. Martin, C. Tarnowski, C. Valli, B. Shizume

1st place: 
Chelsea Valli, Paper,
Goodspeed Opera House 
Isabella Fitzpatrick and Abigail Watkins,
The Great Depression:
The End of Child Labor in Connecticut
Catherine Tarnowski, Exhibit
Joann Morgan: I’ve Got Rocket Fuel in my Blood

2nd place:
Samuel Brown, Website, Tokugawa Ieyasu 
Lily Jahne and Delila Herold, Documentary,
Women Spies, 
Revolutionary War

3rd place:
Abigail Martin, Exhibit, Mystic Massacre 
Braeden Shizume, Website, Beethoven 

NHD Group
Ms. Bernard, L. Jahne, C. Valli, I. Fitzpatrick, A. Watkins
A. Martin, B. Shizume, S. Brown 
Missing from photo: D. Herold, C. Tarnowski


CT Interscholastic Athletic Conference Unified Sports

The Mike Savage Exemplary Unified Teammate Award

Omar Lopez-Crespo and Galaxy Weiss
In recognition of outstanding dedication and sportsmanship
G. Weiss


2020 Peace Poster Winners

Nicole Wang

Natalie Dorr

Erin Maniebo


5th grader, Kaelyn Cambi is competing in the first Virtual State Competition for Connecticut Invention Convention.  

Kaelyn spent endless hours during this distance learning, on top of her assigned classes, to put forth her idea…The Safe-TEE.

This innovative shirt is for children under the age of 14. She learned that three children die every day due to drowning and wanted to find a way to stop that tragedy. She spent hours researching how life jackets work, did experiments to understand monomers and polymers in nylon work, and combined the two ideas in one shirt.

Her idea is for parents on the go. This shirt would be worn prior to any interaction with water. Parents sometimes lose sight of their child. If the child accidentally fell in the water, this fun and comfortable shirt would inflate using a carbon dioxide release to fill the inflatable tubes inside the shirt, and raise the child’s head above the water.

Good Luck Kaelyn!


National History Day 2020

Congratulations to the following students for their success
at Saturday’s National History Day regional finals in Norwich. 
They will move on to compete at States on May 2nd 

1st Place Overall

Cate Tarnowski, Exhibit, Joann Morgan – I’ve Got Rocket Fuel in my Blood – Grade 7

Chelsea Valli, Paper, Goodspeed Opera House – Grade 8

Isabella Fitzpatrick and Abigail Watkins, Website, The Great Depression: The End of Child Labor in Connecticut – Grade 8


2nd Place – Overall

Sam Brown, Website, Tokugawa Ieyasu – Grade 7

Lily Jayne and Delila Herold, Documentary, Women Spies, Revolutionary War – Grade 6


3rd Place – Overall

Abby Martin, Exhibit, Mystic Massacre – Grade 7

Braeden Shizume. Website, Beethoven – Grade 8



2020 Geography Bee Winner

Sam Brown
Two years running!


Final question......
The entire group getting ready for the start

The competitors were
Arwen Little, Sydney Jandreau
Trevor Phaneuf, Connor Kittleman 
Jonathan Smith, Sam Brown
Braeden Shizume, Sadie Herold, Ziggy Matthews

Great job everyone!

R & M
Click below for school

Summer Reading and Math Information Packet

Summer Reading Bingo Card



Click on the desired date below

Friday, June 12 -- Thursday, June 11
Wednesday, June 10 -- Tuesday, June 9
Monday,  June 8 -- Friday, June 5
Thursday, June 4 -- Wednesday, June 3
Tuesday, June 2 -- Monday, June 1
Friday, May 29 -- Thursday, May 28
Wednesday, May 27 -- Tuesday, May 26 
Friday, May 22 -- Thursday, May 21
Wednesday, May 20 -- Tuesday, May 19
Monday, May 18 -- Friday, May 15
Thursday, May 14 -- Wednesday,May 13
Tuesday,May 12 -- Monday, May 11
Friday, May 8 -- Thursday, May 7
Wednesday, May 6 -- Tuesday, May 5
Monday, May 4 -- Friday, May 1 

Thursday, April 30

Wednesday, April 29 -- Tuesday, April 28
Monday, April 27 -- Friday, April 24
Thursday, April 23 -- Wednesday, April 22
Tuesday, April 21 -- Monday, April 20
Friday, April 17
 -- Thursday, April 16
Wednesday, April 15 -- Tuesday, April 14
Monday, April 13 -- Thursday, April 9
Wednesday, April 8 -- Tuesday, April 7
Monday, April 6 -- Friday, April 3
Thursday, April 2 -- Wednesday, April 1 

Tuesday, March 31
Monday, March 30  
Friday, March 27 --Thursday, March 26  
Wednesday, March 25


National Poetry Month

Please select a poem below to hear it being read

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
read by Ms. Delaney

The Sea by Shirley Fudge
read by Ms. Rovetti

Early Bird by Shel Silverstein
read by Ms. Matthews

Attitude by Charles Swindoll
read by Ms. Vogl

Tomorrow, At Dawn by Victor Hugo
read by Ms. Plante


Prize Patrol
WTNH ~ 6th grade Prize Patrol Video

Principal's Message

2020-2021 School Year

Our first day of school is September 1st. The staff is working hard to get the building in perfect condition for the students.

Due to the pandemic, access to the school is limited this summer. You are welcome to stop by the main office to drop off materials any day 8am – 3pm.  

Later this summer, we will provide information for incoming 4th grade students as part of the transition to visit the classrooms and to receive locker assignments and combinations.

I would like to thank everyone for their support of our middle school this past year and for your patience during the distance learning experience. We have a school-based and district “Re-opening Committees” meeting regularly to plan for the fall. We are creating a comprehensive plan to ensure a safe learning environment for the fall.

MPAC (Middle school Principal Advisory Council) is actively seeking new members and volunteers. This dedicated group of parents will host conversations on topics such as bullying, internet safety, school nutrition, cultural arts, and other day-to-day operations. You can find information about MPAC such as how to join or when the meetings are by accessing the link on our website.   

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email me at