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In The Schools

January 31, 2023

CLARK, NJ – During the 2022 holiday season, the Frank K. Hehnly PTA, along with the students and their families, set out to spread cheer by running a toy drive for Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside. New toys for children of all ages were donated to the school from Nov. 26 through Dec.

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CLARK, NJ – All children, ages 3 through 21 who reside within the Clark Township School District and are in need of special education and related services shall be located, identified, and evaluated according to N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.3.  This includes pupils with disabilities attending nonpublic ...

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CLARK, NJ – Mason Immella and Vincent Motsay, both seventh grade students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, organized and collected over 95 coats in December for the Jersey Cares Coat Drive. The efforts of the two 13-year-olds will provide warmth this winter to area residents in needs.  “Sometimes ...

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CLARK, NJ – Arthur L. Johnson High School students in Lisa Rosso’s classes are busy working on this year’s yearbook Throughout the school year, Rosso’s classes explore journalistic writing, photojournalism, graphic design and budget management among many other topics related to the production of a ...

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CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School recently held several Instant Decision Days providing students who submitted applications the opportunity to receive official decisions from nine different colleges.  Organized by the school’s counseling department, 88 meetings were planned with ALJ ...

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CLARK, NJ - It's time to register for the full-day kindergarten in the Clark Public Schools.  Any child who turns five years old on or before October 1, 202d is eligible to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year.  “Kindergarten is an exciting time... filled with the exuberance of the young on the ...

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CLARK, NJ – Fredy Reyes, a history teacher at Arthur L. Johnson High School, was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from the Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation. The grant will be used to fund ALJ’s first Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will take place Jan. 27 and include a visit from Dr.

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Board of Education, at its first meeting of 2023, accepted the retirement of longtime teacher Jennifer Clere, effective Feb. 10 or sooner, pending a replacement.  “On this evening’s agenda, we are sending best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Jenn Clere...on her retirement ...

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CLARK, NJ -  The Clark Municipal Alliance will present Hidden in Plain Sight, a drug awareness presentation for parents, on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The program is designed to help parents of teens recognize unfamiliar hazards that are often in plain sight. DEA Special Agent McMahon will guide ...

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CLARK, NJ – Arthur L. Johnson (ALJ) High School in Clark has received re-accreditation by the Middle States Association of Commissioners on Elementary and Secondary Schools.  “Accreditation is a self-evaluation process that schools and school systems voluntarily use to demonstrate they are ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5. At this time, the three residents elected to last November were sworn in and the board’s president and vice president for 2023 were appointed.  During the 2022 election, residents Lorraine ...

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CLARK, NJ –  As first marking period came to an end, staff at Clark’s Valley Road School (VRS) were invited to nominate students for the ‘Tree’mendous Character Award.  According to School Counselor Sarah Badillo, the award recognizes students who went above and beyond in the area of character ...

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CLARK, NJ – The gymnasium at Valley Road School (VRS) was bustling with excitement recently because International Day was back after being canceled for the past two years due to the pandemic.  “This is by far my favorite event at VRS because it allows all of us an appreciation of all the ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Board of Education (BOE) recently held its last meeting of 2022 and, for longtime member Henry Varriano, it was also his final one at the dias.  Varriano, a former teacher in the Elizabeth School District, ran for his first term on the Clark BOE nearly two decades ...

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CLARK, NJ – Students from Frank K. Hehnly and Valley Road Elementary schools along with those who attend Carl H. Kumpf Middle School and Arthur L. Johnson High School recently took part in the Clark’s Tree and Menorah Lighting ceremony. During the Nov. 27 event, the groups performed a variety of ...

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CLARK, NJ – Judi Treacy, a longtime Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School paraprofessional who passed away over the summer, was recently honored.  Hehnly paraprofessional Christine Mogensen came up with the idea of creating a garden in memory of Treacy and, with that idea, the Hehnly Garden Club was ...

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CLARK, NJ – Emilia DiFrancesco-Citsay, a kindergarten teacher at Frank K. Hehnly School, and Jacqualena Kozlowski, a third grade teacher at Valley Road School, were recently recognized as Exemplary Educators of the Year through the New Jersey State Department of Education’s 2022 New Jersey ...

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CLARK, NJ – The Clark Public School District's Parent University will host a ‘Tea with the Superintendent’ at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 12. The topic will be state assessments and attendees will learn about the different types of assessments, their importance, how to best help their child, and ...

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CLARK, NJ – On Dec. 13Clark Crusader Youth Football held their annual post-season awards banquet.  President of CYF Gus Kalikas presided over the event as all athletes were honored for their contributions to Crusader Youth Football. All athletes received awards for their accomplishments this ...

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CLARK, NJ – If you’ve visited the Arthur L. Johnson High School website recently, you may have noticed some exciting changes. The school’s website has a new look and contains important information for parents and students.  The updated ALJ website will be used to keep parents and students ...

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CLARK, NJ –Frank K. Hehnly students in Lisa Cepeda’s first grade class recently celebrated the 50th day of school on Nov. 23.  The class traveled back in time to the 1950s for this special occasion. They danced to some sock hop music, created a 1950s inspired craft, tallied up to 50, and ...

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CLARK, NJ ­- Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark held its annual Arts Integration Day last month. The goal of the event is to help students to use critical and creative thinking to gain a better understanding of the content being taught.  According to school officials, a goal of incorporating ...

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CLARK, NJ – Valley Road students recently celebrated Thanksgiving in a very special way and hosted their very own parade.  Students read the book Balloons Over Broadway and learned about Tony Sarg, the creator of the Thanksgiving Day balloons and some grades were tasked with creating their own ...

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CLARK, NJ – Students at both Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School and Valley Road Elementary School recently recognized military servicemen and women during Veterans Day ceremonies held at their respectivie buildings.  At Frank K. Hehnly, veterans, many of whom were family members of current ...

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CLARK, NJ - The long awaited announcement of the destination for the 2024 international trip for Arthur L. Johnson High School has been announced. Travelers will spend 9 days traveling through southern France and Western Italy. An informational meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 ...

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CLARK, NJ – Kindergartners in Kimberly Nacht’s class at Valley Road School learned all about voting this Election Day.  Students learned words such as voting, booth, choice, ballot, winner, and election as well as had a chance to cast their vote for a class reward. The kindergartners had a ...

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Clark, NJ - The kindergarteners at Clark’s Hehnly Elementary School recently received eggs from Quiver Farms and are now eagerly waiting for their chicks to hatch.  During a visit to the school, a farmer introduced the students to Max and Ruby, parents of the two chicks, as well as provided them ...

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CLARK, NJ – K-Kids, a community service club at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School, recently spent an afternoon writing postcards to active military members currently serving overseas.  The K-Kids wrote a total of 107 postcards that will be mailed out later this month. They expressed their ...

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CLARK, NJ – Carl H. Kumpf Middle School students recently participated in the school’s annual Thanksgiving food drive.  Students were asked to donate non-perishable items and, this year, the sixth grade collected the most. All items were donated to St. Helen’s Food Pantry.  “We are so proud ...

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CLARK, NJ  – For their November service project, the Valley Road School K-Kids proudly collected 29 shoe boxes to be donated to Operation Shoebox. These boxes are filled with goodies that will be distributed to children around the world who may not receive any other gift this holiday ...

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