Clark: In the Schools

May 27, 2017

CLARK, NJ - On Friday, May 26, both Valley Road School and Frank K Hehnly School in Clark, celebrated Memorial Day with their annual assembly programs. Local veterans visited the schools and shared stories about their service. Mrs. Mary Arrowood, first grade teacher at Hehnly, spoke to the ...

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On April 22, George Visconti was presented the Dwight D. Eisenhower West Point Leadership Award during a ceremony held on the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point.  The event was sponsored by the West Point Society of New Jersey, the Parents Club of West Point, and the West ...

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Arthur L. Johnson’s spectacular adaptation of "Dracula," directed by Peter Nevargic, was recently recognized by Montclair State University’s Theatre Program. The show garnered the following eight top nominations: The Peter Filichia Award for Pushing the Envelope in Academic Theatre, Mr. Peter ...

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To celebrate Earth Day, many students and teachers of Frank K Hehnly Elementary school in Clark began the day Friday, April 21 by walking to school.  The group trudged through the rain in a conscious effort to do their part to cut down on a portion the greenhouse gases each of us generate going ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Preschool “Lit It Up Blue” on Thursday, April 6, 2017 by wearing blue in celebration of the Clark School District’s Autism Awareness Day. Kelly Moscarella and Linda Koepfler’s class from Valley Road School and Brittany Bitran’s class from Franklin K. Henley School joined ...

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CLARK, NJ – Clark Preschoolers had a visit from the Union County Sheriff’s Office and a special furry officer on April 20.  Sheriff’s Detective Gialanella, Sheriff’s Officer Current, and their K-9s visited the preschool in honor of Community Helper Month. Current spoke about her duty on the K-9 ...

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CLARK, NJ  - In commemoration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the Clark Preschool planted a flowering dogwood tree donated by Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in cooperation with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board. Among those in attendance at the April 21 event were Clark Recreation ...

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On Friday, March 10, Arthur L. Johnson’s Guidance Department hosted Career Day. More than 50 professionals hosted tables in the gymnasium while students in grades nine through twelve were able to ask questions and gather information. Among the participants were representatives from the fields of ...

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“Reading for Miles" is an exciting program that encourages first graders at Frank K. Hehnly School to do extra reading at home. The students bring home a monthly log to keep track of their reading. They return the log to school at the end of each month. Each book or chapter read is equivalent to ...

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​On February 27, 2017, the Arthur L. Johnson chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 27 juniors and seniors into the society. The program was held at the Gran Centurions. Natalie Carnovale, president of the NHS, was the master of ceremonies. After a stirring rendition of the National ...

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CLARK, NJ – Two second grade classes at Valley Road School spent the afternoon doing “surgery” on their Scholastic News magazines. After teaching the youngsters about non-fiction text features all week, Mrs. Cahill and Mrs. Petela’s classes hunted through the magazines to find specific features.

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The artwork of two Arthur L. Johnson high school students, Morgana Haub and Emily Dumansky, is currently being featured as part of the I Learn America exhibit at Kean University. According to the I Learn America Initiative, “These novice and accomplished creators seek to foster community ...

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Students in Mrs. Koepfler's class at Valley Road school celebrated "Read Across America Day" on March 2. March 2 is the birthday of Dr. Seuss and children all over the country celebrated the love of reading. The students were read to by Mrs. Doreen Babis, Supervisor of Special Education and ...

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Students in Miss Kane’s and Ms. Krick’s second and third grade classes incorporated a STEM project to help celebrate Read Across America Day. What exactly is STEM? This type of education is a curriculum based idea of educating students in four specific areas: science, technology, engineering and ...

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A google canoodle, let’s all hangout! Let’s read and concede through a digital feed It’s the best celebration that our class could need! Third graders in Caitlin McHugh’s class at Valley Road School, got a special digital treat on Friday, March 3, from Arthur L. Johnson seniors Alison ...

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On the evening of Jan. 12, Valley Road Elementary School held its annual Paint Night! The theme of the evening was, “Snowman.” The students of Valley Road and their families put their brushes to the canvas to create a magical winter piece. Through each color and step, a snowman began to come ...

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Union County Student Training and Enrichment Program, known as UC STEP, is a program that gives high school students the opportunity to be leaders and brainstorm ideas for service projects. The winners of this year's contest is the "Orange" team. The Orange team’s civil service project, entitled ...

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Recycling Crusaders of Frank K Hehnly Elementary School in Clark have succeeded in their yearlong goal of raising enough money to purchase a buddy bench which will soon be sited on the school’s playground.  The buddy bench is intended to foster inclusion and combat loneliness during recess by ...

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Arthur L. Johnson High School has a proven reputation of preparing students for successful futures.  Given ALJ’s block schedule, a student-centered learning environment promotes educational growth at each grade level.  Over 200 courses provide dynamic instruction to meet the needs of every student.

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CLARK, NJ – Clark Preschoolers had a special story time with Clark Public Library’s children’s librarian Dierdre Morley this month. The children were delighted with Morley’s book selection and her animated storytelling.  Morley also gave a brief talk about the library.  A field trip for the ...

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CLARK, NJ – Valley Road Elementary School’s third graders came together recently to recreate Vincent Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night” painting. The lesson was designed to teach students about the winter solstice and accompanying winter holidays.   “I really liked working together to make ...

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CLARK, NJ – On Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, ten ALJ sophomores and juniors attended the 4th Annual Union County Student Training and Enrichment Program (UC-STEP) at Kean University. This program was sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and allowed hundreds of Union County high ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Arthur L. Johnson’s Boys’ Ice Hockey Team continued their victorious season extending their record to 12-3-1. The 10-9 win over Edison sends the team to the top of their division. With a guaranteed run at the state championship following the end of the season, the team is still ...

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CLARK, NJ - Teamwork makes the dream work. For Johnson Crusader Athletics, the winter sports teams are going above and beyond their coaches’ expectations. With nearly all the winter varsity sports teams holding winning seasons, Crusader nation is a school to fear. According to the head coach of ...

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Arthur L. Johnson High School's Student Council decided to get the school in the holiday mood by initiating a school spirit week. Student Council, run by advisors Ms. Palma and Ms. Bukowiec, focuses on initiating and coordinating school events. In regards to the significance of spirit week, Ms.

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