Education

May 8, 2021

CLARK, NJ – As part of Autism Acceptance Month, students at Valley Road School received a virtual visit from former student Gabriella Smith.  Gabby met with kindergarten through fifth grade classes remotely and shared her memoir My Life With Asperger’s, which she wrote in sixth grade. The memoir ...

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CLARK, NJ – Sherri D'Amico, a lifelong resident and teacher for Clark Public Schools for nearly two decades, recently announced that she will be retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  D'Amico, whose last day is June 30, earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Rider ...

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CLARK, NJ – Seventh graders in Cristina Faro’s mathematics classes at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School recently completed the 'doll project' as part of a lesson on ratios and proportions.  “After learning about how many children’s toys are not proportional, the students begin this project…" said ...

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CLARK, NJ — The Clark Board of Education unanimously adopted the 2021 – 2022 school year budget during its virtual meeting Monday evening. Business Administrator R. Paul Vizzuso and Superintendent Edward Grande presented the budget to the Board and public. The total budget for the next school ...

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CLARK, NJ – Madison Sartoretti, a fourth grader at Clark's Valley Road Elementary School, School, recently garnered first place in the Arbor Day Poetry Contest sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board. She was recognized for her ...

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With the extraordinary support of the Clark Public Schools, Clark Community, and beyond, the bracelet fundraiser ran by the students and teachers in Ms. Jennifer Barbera’s class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School was able to donate $3,200 dollars to Julia's Morreale’s gofundme page. Barbera stated, ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public School District’s Parent University program, on April 27,  presented 'Fostering Resilience in our Children' by George Scott, EdS, LMFT, of the Center for Counseling Services, LLC.  Guests joined the live  presentation remotely and had the opportunity to hear Scott ...

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CLARK, NJ — U.S. News & World Report  released its '2021 Best High Schools' list which includes rankings for all secondary schools in the State of New Jersey and throughout the Unites States this week.  According to the list, Arthur L. Johnson (ALJ) High School, which has an enrollment of ...

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CLARK, NJ – First graders in Ms. Ashley Cozzi’s class at Valley Road School recently completed an Earth Day planting project. Students created greenhouses to grow their own bean plants.  Leading up to Earth Day on April 22, the class discussed its importance and ways to help protect the planet ...

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CLARK, NJ – While many classes at Valley Road Elementary School are looking forward to the May flowers that will soon be blooming, students in Room 3 have their thoughts set on something else…brains! Fourth graders in Emma Gilardi's class discovered that May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and, ...

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CLARK, NJ — In the year of coronavirus, school district superintendent salaries increased 2.9-percent statewide to a median cost of $174,689, up from $169,689 the year before, according to recently released date from the New Jersey State Education Department. State records indicate that, ...

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CLARK, NJ — Staff and students alike were recognized for their outstanding achievements during the Clark School District’s Showcase of Success at Thursday’s virtual Board of Education meeting. The “Governor’s Educators of the Year” winners from each of the Clark Public Schools were recognized ...

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CLARK, NJ – At Valley Road School in Clark, virtual Chat and Chew meetings held by School Counselor Sarah Badillo have been a large success, providing students the opportunity to join and socialize with one another.  “I came up with the idea of Chat and Chew because not only is education ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Union Catholic High School has announced its Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2020-21 school year. The students are listed below by grade and are listed alphabetically. First Honor Roll Seniors Benjamin Abood Isabela Allen Allyson Almeida Sara ...

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CLARK, NJ – Students at Arthur L. Johnson High School recently completed an Immunotherapy Patient Cancer Research Project.  For the assignment, students in Bernadette Jacobi’s Pre-Medical Studies class were asked to put on their scrubs and assume the role of a doctor meeting with a patient just ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Michael Adamowsky says he didn’t plan it, but he has found his purpose in life through teaching. After completing his master’s degree in accounting and starting a career at Community Access Unlimited, Adamowsky found that the accounting position didn’t suit him, and he didn’t ...

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Mobile Vaccine Operation At Warinanco Park in Roselle Will Run From 1-8 p.m. UNION COUNTY, NJ----The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in ...

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CLARK, NJ – Arthur L. Johnson High School (ALJHS) this week announced its Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Following seven semesters and with a cumulative GPA of 4.7193, Joseph Hovick has earned the title of ALJHS Valedictorian. Matthew Hartzler, who has a cumulative GPA of 4.6491, ...

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CLARK, NJ – Saint John the Apostle School faculty, staff and students found a creative and challenging way to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the school.  Everyone participated in a Rubik’s Cube project. Each of the 400 participants received one Rubik’s Cube and a 3x3 grid design to ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Public School District’s Parent University program will present 'Fostering Resilience in Our Children,' a live, virtual discussion on Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m.   The program, which is open to parents with children attending both Clark and Garwood Public Schools, will ...

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CLARK, NJ – Anyone who passed by the chain link fence of Arthur L. Johnson High School recently was sure to notice a unique expression of love in art aimed at this year’s senior class.  Spelled out with plastic cups wedged in openings of the fence it says, “Seniors! ‘21”  with a big red ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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CLARK, NJ – Students in Jennifer Clere’s first grade class at Valley Road School recently learned about spelling patterns.  Students used decoding, word searches, puzzles, and rainbow writing to reflect the patterns and review consonant and vowel sounds with in-person learners collaborating with ...

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CLARK, NJ — Saint John the Apostle School in Clark celebrated their teachers during Catholic Schools Week by decorating the campus lawns with signs of appreciation.   The Parent Faculty Guild board members were in charge of distributing, collecting and displaying the signs. The Guild also ...

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CLARK, NJ – The K-Kids, a community service group at Frank K. Hehnly School, have been busy honoring veterans and collecting items for a local animal shelter.  For Veterans Day, the group, led by teacher Cassandra DeVita and School Counselor Joseph Sortino, created thank you cards which were ...

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CLARK, NJ  – Arthur L. Johnson High School students in Bernadette Jacobi's anatomy and physiology classes recently participated in a re-articulation challenge through which they had to use a pile of bones to construct a full skeleton.  “This activity was a fun and refreshing way to exhibit the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, received a wonderful surprise and tremendous honor recently when she was informed that she’s a recipient of the prestigious National Catholic Educational Association Lead, Learn and Proclaim Award.  Sister Percylee is one ...

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CLARK, NJ - Before the pandemic shifted the usual to everything unusual, St. John the Apostle School students would have feasted on "Green Eggs and Ham" as part of National Read Across America week.  They would have also enjoyed having guest readers visit their classrooms to read stories aloud to ...

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CLARK, NJ – Read Across America, the annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2 - the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss - was celebrated at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School with various grade appropriate ...

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CLARK, NJ – Students at Valley Road in Clark celebrated Read Across America Day on March 2 with special visitors, including virtual appearances from two child's authors. Kindergarten and first-graders received a virtual visit from Stefanie Hilarczyk, author of The Adventures of Tooth Fairy ...

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