ALJ Crusader Marching Band Takes to Field in Tournament of Bands

October 18, 2017

CLARK, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson Crusader Marching Band, under the direction of Rachel Bollaro won first place in the Tournament of Bands (TOB) competition on September 23 at Matawan High School.   The band won Group 2 Open and they also won the award for Best Music and Best Visual.

The Arthur L. Johnson Crusader Marching Band took the field performing this year’s field show ...

Clark's Newest Teachers Tour the Town

New teachers to the Clark Public School District enjoyed a tour of the town’s historic sites and other points of interest at the beginning of their employment. The tour was the vision of Ken Davidson, a retired Valley Road School teacher, Township Historian and Council Member Brian Toal and Principal Joseph Beltramba of Valley Road School.  

“The tour is a wonderful ...

Clark Preschoolers Learn about Fire Safety

CLARK, NJ - October is Fire Prevention Month, and Clark Preschoolers have been busy learning important lessons about fire safety and prevention. According to school officials, the 2017 theme is, ‘Every second counts; plan two ways out!’

The preschoolers learned what people can do to be safe at home, school and work.   Caleb Bain, physical education teacher also ...

Clark Board of Ed Adopts District Goals; CEA Introduces Executive Board and Congratulates Members

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Board of Education unanimously approved the district goals set for the 2017-2018 school year during their October meeting.

Superintendent Ed Grande presented the new goals at the start of the meeting.  “These goals are developed annually to help guide the district,” said Grande.  “They are based on the work of the Board of Education ...

ALJ Marching Band Rocks the Crowd in Tribute to Veterans

CLARK, NJ - Cheers were heard from the crowd during the halftime show on Friday, September 22 at Veteran’s Night at Arthur L. Johnson High School. 

The Crusader Marching Band performed and dedicated this year’s field show titled, Noble Hearts as a tribute to those who served and are serving in the Armed Forces.  It tells the story of a soldier from enlistment, ...

Clark Students Use STEAM Skills to Help 'Pete the Cat'

CLARK, NJ - Children at Valley Road School recently participated in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) activity requiring ingenuity and planning.

The students began the lesson with the children listening to the story Pete the Cat….I Love My White Shoes. 

Afterwards the students were placed into small groups and given only tape and plastic straws.

Clark Preschoolers Learn 'Germs Are Not For Sharing'

CLARK, NJ - The children at the Clark Preschool learned that germs are not for sharing.  

According to Lori Kowalski, Supervisor and School Nurse at the Clark Preschool where groups of children gather, a breeding ground for illness can be created.    “Their little hands rub their runny noses and then transfer infectious agents onto shared toys,” said ...

Clark's Class of 1967 Takes a Tour of ALJ and Holds Reunion

CLARK, NJ - On Friday, September 22nd, the ALJ graduating class of 1967 had the opportunity to revisit the halls in which they once travelled as students eager to begin their lives in the real world. They were celebrating their 50th high school reunion. 

As the group of alumni grew, so did the smiles, laughter, and exchanges of memories between classmates from years past. Some alumni even ...

Kumpf School Awarded School to Watch

CLARK, NJ - Carl H. Kumpf Middle School was designated a School to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform for the second time on Wednesday, September 20th.

The event, a celebration of achievement for the entire school community, was attended by students, parents, faculty, administration, and board members.  Ms. Gail Hilliard-Nelson, Schools to Watch State Director, ...

Crusader Marching Band Invites Veterans for Special Performance and Free Football Game This Friday Night at ALJ

CLARK, NJ - The Arthur L. Johnson Marching Band performed of two of the four movements of the 2017 field show titled, Noble Hearts at the Crusader’s home opening football game against New Providence. 

The band is on track to perform all four movements of this year’s field show in time for Veterans Night on September 22 sponsored by the Music Parents’ Association.

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St. Joseph High School Open House Attracts 500 Prospective Students

October 16, 2017

METUCHEN, NJ -- More than 500 visitors received personalized tours from students throughout the campus on Sunday, October 15, at St. Joseph High School - Metuchen.

Interested members of the Class of 2022 toured classrooms, received information about sports programs and extracurricular activities and had an opportunity to take their picture with the Falcon.

Class of 2022 Admissions ...