Education

September 20, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public School District's Parent University will be presenting Not Even Once on Monday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson auditorium. The presentation, given by Detective Brian Soos includes an interview with the parent of a former Clark resident that died from ...

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CLARK, NJ – Last May, a school bus accident on Route 80 in Mount Olive Township left two people dead after the bus driver, 77-year-old Hudy Muldrow, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway and was hit by a dump truck. Muldrow’s license had been suspended in December 2017 and was ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Union County College (UCC) and Warren County Community College (WCCC) have established an agreement to provide students at WCCC with the opportunity to earn their Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate degree from UCC. UCC's President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined ...

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CLARK, NJ – Two teachers in the Clark Public School District are seeking donations for classroom projects through the educational crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org. Ms. McHugh, who teaches Grades 3 to 5 grades at Valley Road Elementary School, hopes to raise $430 to purchase an iPad.  On her ...

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PLAINFIELD – Union County College (UCC) and Warren County Community College (WCCC) have established an agreement to provide students at WCCC with the opportunity to earn their Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate degree from UCC. UCC's President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined by ...

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CLARK, NJ - Two new supervisors have joined the administrative team of the Clark Public School District.  The Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services/Guidance position has been filled by Andrew Amendola and Nicole Viola is the new Supervisor of Special Services.  Superintendent Ed Grande is ...

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CLARK, NJ - Officials at Arthur L. Johnson High School recently announced that 49 students have been recognized as Advanced Placement School Scholars by The College Board. The award recognizes high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a new state pilot program. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the Gov. Phil Murphy's effort to provide two years of community college free for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this ...

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CLARK, NJ – This week, a STEM Camp for young girls was hosted at the Clark Library by the nonprofit organization “STEM You Can!” The organization, launched in 2014, aims to encourage young girls to pursue interests and consider careers in the STEM field. Girls in grades four to six were ...

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CLARK, NJ – Even though school is out for the summer, the Clark School District has been busy preparing for the upcoming school year.  During both the June and July Clark Board of Education monthly meetings, the board approved numerous new hires across the district. During the June meeting, ...

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CLARK, NJ – Several of Clark’s College and University students have Graduated, been named to the Dean’s List, or were inducted into an Honor Society by the end of the Spring 2018 Semester. GRADUATES: University of the Sciences – Philadelphia, PA Alexa Chavez The University of ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public School District recently held a virtual Parent University session called, Vaping.  The session was hosted by Steve Kaelblein, Student Assistance Coordinator.During the workshop Kaelblein covered a variety of topics relevant to vaping including what it is, its dangers, ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Frank K. Hehnly Student Council held their biggest fundraiser of the year recently when they hosted a Reading Literacy Event.  All of the money raised goes toward funding a scholarship for an Arthur L. Johnson High School graduate. This year's event had an Olympics theme.  The ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Rutgers Science Explorer Bus recently paid a visit to Kumpf Middle School. The bus is a mobile science lab complete with instructors ready to teach middle school students about scientific concepts. The bus was at Kumpf from June 12 to June 14, giving all the seventh graders a chance ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Board of Education started their Tuesday meeting by highlighting Arthur L. Johnson’s 2018 Valedictorian George Visconti and Salutatorian Gregory Zukowski. “I’ve had the honor of having the same students at the middle school four years ago,” said ALJ Principal Jennifer ...

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CLARK, NJ - Frank K. Hehnly School students recently participated in a Recess Relay event to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Students donated $3 or more to participate in the event.  School Nurse Donna Kircher and FKH teacher AnnMarie Estevez partnered with ShopRite of ...

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CLARK, NJ - Kids and dirt seem to go together.  At Valley Road School  some second graders are spending very productive time in the dirt after receiving $500 from a Kids Dig In Grant funded through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders,  2018 Moving Union County Forward - Union County Plant ...

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CLARK, NJ -Joe Beltramba, Principal of Valley Road School in Clark,  was recently recognized as the American Legion’s NJ Educator of the Year. Beltramba was nominated by the American Legion Post 328.  According to the American Legion, the award is given to educators based on their “leadership ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public School District commemorated Memorial Day throughout the district in a variety of ways this year.    Valley Road School hosted several veterans who spoke about their time in service and the importance of Memorial Day.   Vallery Kastner Boyle spoke about and on behalf ...

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CLARK, NJ - On a recent Saturday a group known as Young Athletes completed their spring session at Brewer Recreation Center. Young Athletes is an inclusive sports play program for children ages 2 – 7. It offers children with and without disabilities the opportunity to come together in a guided play ...

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CLARK, NJ - Wouldn't it be every kids dream to run their classroom their way?  Well that is what happened at  Carl H. Kumpf Middle School when Principal Rick Delmonaco and math teacher Heather Hull organized a Teacher for the Day event recently.  The day served as an opportunity for students to ...

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CLARK, NJ – Set on learning more and doing more to gain eco-awareness, the Frank K. Hehnly Recycling Crusaders participated in a field trip to the Union County Resource Recovery Facility operated by Covanta in Rahway.   Bill, a Covanta employee, ensured everyone’s safety as he led the students ...

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CLARK, NJ – STEAM programs at Valley Road School are becoming a time of challenge and exploration for students of Mrs. Scarola.  Children are invited to build, create and think as a team to solve a challenge.  Third grade students learned to be package engineers recently. Students had to work in ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, and uncles joined The Clark Preschool students at their special person tea.  Attendees enjoyed the company of their favorite preschooler and morning refreshments. The children crafted cards and presented them to their special person.  Enclosed in ...

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CLARK, NJ - In celebration of Earth Day, Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School students, teachers, and administrators met with special guests in the early hours before school to prepare for a march to save the planet.   “Well, maybe not the whole planet, but by walking to school the group did cut down ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Board of Education unanimously adopted the 2018-2019 school year budget at its last meeting while issuing a word of caution about the financial forecast for future budgets.  The evening began with Business Administrator R. Paul Vizzuso presenting the budget to the Board and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School held its commencement ceremonies, including a baccalaureate mass and graduation, on Sunday, May 20, at The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield in honor of the Class of 2018.  Several Clark residents were among the graduating ...

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CLARK, NJ – Arthur L. Johnson High School students and alumni were honored and awarded during the annual ALJ H.S. Alumni Association’s Scholarship and Hall of Fame dinner on Thursday evening at Gran Centurions. Eight high school students were presented with $1,000 scholarships and five alumni, ...

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