Cranford High School Invites Eighth-Grade Parents and Students to an Orientation

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High-School is hosting an orientation for eighth grade parents and students on Jan. 22.

Dear Parents/Guardians of Incoming Freshmen:

Let me be the first person to welcome you to Cranford High School and the transition process for the Class of 2019!  The next three months will prove to be very exciting as you and your child begin to think about developing his or her freshman program and scheduling courses for September 2015.  With that goal in mind, I wish to invite you to a special meeting to discuss the student transition into ninth grade.  The meeting will be held on Thursday evening, January 22, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Cranford High School.

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 Parents and incoming freshmen students should attend our evening presentation based on the following criteria:


  • Families whose last name falls alphabetically between A and DO should report no later than 7:00 p.m. to the Auditorium


  • Families whose last name falls alphabetically between DU and HE should report no later than 7:00 p.m. to the Underclassmen Cafeteria


  • Families whose last name falls alphabetically between HI and McF should report no later than 7:00 p.m. to the Upper Gym


  • Families whose last name falls alphabetically between McN and SCA should report no later than 7:00 p.m. to the Senior Cafeteria


  • Families whose last name falls alphabetically between SCH and Z should report no later than 7:00 p.m. to the Library (3rd floor)


The Program of Studies, which contains course offerings, scheduling information, guidelines, graduation requirements, and special program opportunities is on display on the CHS guidance website.  The CHS school counselors will be visiting the middle schools during the day on Thursday, January 22nd, to meet with their projected students for the following year to speak about life at Cranford High School and to give a brief overview of courses and programs available to our incoming freshmen.

 Our presentation will adhere to the following format:

 Guidance:  Meet the department supervisor and counselors and learn about our program of studies and counseling services.

Location:  Auditorium

First group to report to this location:  last name beginning with A-DO

 Performing Arts/Fine Arts: Meet the department supervisors and learn about these course selections.

Location: Underclassmen Cafeteria

First group to report to this location: last name beginning with DU-HE

 STEM:  Science/Technology, Engineering & Math: Meet the department supervisors and learn about these academic offerings.

Location: Upper Gym

First group to report to this location: last name beginning with HI-McF

Humanities:  Meet the department supervisors and learn about these course selections

Location:  Senior Cafeteria

First group to report to this location: last name beginning with McN-SCA


CHS Administration and Support: Meet the CHS administration, learn about the positive school culture, academic offerings, athletic and extracurricular activities and overall school performance.

Location: Library

First group to report to this location: last name beginning with SCH-Z


The CHS Cougar PRIDE peer leadership students will be directing our four groups between locations throughout the evening.  Please feel free to ask them for assistance. 

 The Hillside and Orange Avenue School faculty and administrators work very closely with us to ensure a smooth transition process for our rising freshmen students from start to finish.  Please feel free to discuss any aspect of the transition with them.

 I encourage you and your child to attend this informative meeting.  We look forward to meeting you on January 22. 





Kate McCabe


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