Education

May 26, 2020

CLARK, NJ - Kumpf Middle School’s kTV morning broadcast is on their way to completing their 40th season this school year.   That is 20 years of morning news, announcements, fun, creativity and more under the direction of faculty advisor Matt Serwedes. Most recently kTV held their first ever ...

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 CLARK, NJ – The Clark Board of Education recently celebrated the achievements of students and teachers as part of its virtual Showcase of Success. Each day, Superintendent Grande has been recognizing the efforts of students and teachers through his daily automated announcements. This year’s ...

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CLARK, NJ - Mayor Sal Bonaccorso believes he can work with the Clark Board of Education and the Town Council to run a safe graduation ceremony for Arthur L. Johnson High School’s senior class this year.  “Let me tell you, if we ran it (graduation), it would feel like a Marine bootcamp,” said ...

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CLARK, NJ  - A group of Kumpf middle schoolers were asked to create a public service announcement about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their community. This project-based learning assignment was given to seventh grade student in Mrs. Daneille Bihuniak and Ms. Annemarie Lamberti’s ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Preschool staff gathered together to send a message to their students during the time schools have been closed due to the pandemic.  The message simply stated in a photo collage of the staff is intended to let the students know they are missed and loved. Carmen Costa worked ...

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CLARK, NJ – Set your alarms and reminders for Friday May, 15 to watch the first ever "kTV StarPower: Home Edition."  kTV StarPower is Carl H. Kumpf Middle School’s annual lip sync contest, started in 2012.  The event historically showcased students and teachers performing lip sync videos  which ...

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CLARK, NJ –  Superintendent of Schools, Ed Grande is revising plans to acknowledge  the many graduates in the community after a letter from N.J. State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan was released Saturday  reminding school administrators that holding any graduation  related ...

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CLARK, NJ – Second graders at St. John the Apostle School participated in an Earth Day scavenger hunt. During the event, students learned about different ways to help protect the environment. The lesson included the 3 R’s of conservation; reduce, reuse, and recycle.   It also reviewed that ...

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CLARK, NJ - Students at St. John the Apostle School have taken value-inspired learning into the virtual classroom. Recently, sixth and seventh grade students participated in a lesson regarding friendship. Students created a virtual friendship chain in which they shared what attributes make a good ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Carl H. Kumpf Middle School National Junior Honor Society recently inducted 15 new members into its chapter.  In addition to achieving a cumulative, weighted average of 4.25 these students had to demonstrate strong examples of leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Upon ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy highlighted the students of Saint Joseph High School during the #NJTHANKSYOU portion of his press briefing on Wednesday, for raising over $20K in less than two days for healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.  “We have to give a huge shout out to the students of Saint ...

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CLARK, NJ - Valley Road School staff member Kerry Kennedy worked with fellow team members and then created a video to let students know they are thinking about them.   In the virtual message students get a chance to see their teachers and recieve greetings across the miles.  There is a message from ...

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CLARK, NJ - Key Club Members from Arthur L. Johnson High School recorded remote reading sessions for preschool and elementary students to enjoy.  According to Key Club Advisor Kelsey Anderson, “The Key Clubbers have been circulating ideas of ways to help others in our community. Francesca Luongo ...

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CLARK, NJ - Carl H. Kumpf Middle School was redesignated a School to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform recently. Kumpf was first designated a School to Watch in 2014. Through the Schools to Watch initiative, the National Forum identified 167 schools exemplary ...

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CLARK, NJ – Families of Saint John the Apostle School know what love looks like according to parent, Jennifer Gill.  Even though school has gone virtual, the messages of living life in service to others goes on as students and their families help those in need at St. Joseph Social Service Center in ...

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CLARK, NJ  - Frank K. Hehnly School celebrated Earth Day virtually this year. Although the celebration was a bit different this year, the Hehnly Recycling Crusaders recognized the day in many ways.  Students and staff were invited to wear green and blue shirts in celebration of Earth Day.  Then ...

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CLARK, NJ- The pandemic caused the cancellation of the Union County Teen Arts Festival this year.  Knowing many of his students wre disappointed, Tommy Peitz, Art Teacher at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School created an online art gallery for his students’ work to be displayed.  The gallery, a tool used ...

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CLARK, NJ - Before the pandemic shuttered the doors of local schools, Valley Road School participated in Wellness Week.  Multiple opportunities to discover wellness behaviors and activities were available to students and families. Activities for the week included 'Go Noodle' movement and ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Frank K. Hehnly School teachers incorporated watching eagle cams into their remote learning plans. Students are observing eagles from home and writing their observations in their journals. Ms. Sarah Kasko, FKH First Grade Teacher stated, “My class mainly watches the South West ...

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CLARK, NJ - These times are certainly unprecedented.  Shopping, socializing, extra-curricular activities, work, school and community life are all happening in very different ways and unlike anything any generation alive has lived through before.  In an attempt to socially connected students, ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Frank K. Hehnly School staff worked virtually to create a video to let their students know they are missed.   In the cinematic message to children, teachers, staff and school principal Shirley Bergin address the students and bring a sense of familiarity in uncertain ...

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CLARK, NJ - Fifth grade students at Valley Road School  participated in a Colonial Job Fair prior to schools closing last month.  The event was organized by fifth grade teachers Bryan Lowe, Nicole Reagan, Diane Spagnoli, and Kelly Worton. To prepare for the event, students were asked to research ...

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CLARK, NJ - Valley Road School's PTA managed to host their first annual Glow Night before schools had to close due to the pandemic. According to school officials, students and family members were treated to a night full of games, music, dancing, coloring and fun.  PTA member, Kim Baglieri, ...

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CLARK, NJ – Keara DeMaio, of Saint John the Apostle School was recently featured in a Fox News story exploring how teachers around the New Jersey and New York area are holding instruction in a virtual world since the close of school during the COVID-19 pandemic. DeMaio, a math and technology ...

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CLARK, NJ - The show must go on is a popular saying in the world of live performance.   Some Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School students set to perform Seussical the Musical Jr., found out that in uncertain times, this may not hold true.  The cast and crew including 105 students this year, worked ...

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CLARK, NJ - Hehnly K-Kids, a community service organization at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark, recently participated in a charitable and environmental project.  Hehnly families participated in The Crayon Initiative.  The project  asks families to collect used and unwanted crayons. Once ...

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CLARK, NJ - A couple of weeks prior to the close of schools, Valley Road and Hehnly Schools managed to slip in a great night of science discovery.   Each school participated in the Elementary Science Fair held in the cafeteria at Arthur L. Johnson High School. Students displayed their science ...

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The Clark Public School District’s School Counseling Department has been very busy staying connected to students in all grade levels. Recently, the department rebuilt the entire scholarship program to be available online. Students are encouraged to visit  ...

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CLARK, NJ - Author Jerry Pallotta and The Cat in the Hat visited Valley Road School on Read Across America Day in early March.    Pallotta is the author of over 90 children’s books including the Who Would Win Series.   He shared his books with the students teaching them about language arts, ...

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CLARK, NJ - Just a short while ago, before schools were forced to close Frank K. Hehnly Elementary students had a chance to celebrate Read Across America.  Students enjoyed guest readers including Board of Education President Steve Donkersloot, Superintendent Edward Grande, and members of the Carl ...

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