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FRANK K. HEHNLY SCHOOL FOURTH GRADERS VISIT THE
SENATE CHAMBERS AT THE NEW JERSEY STATEHOUSE
As part of their study of the State of New Jersey, Frank K. Hehnly
School Fourth Graders visited the New Jersey Statehouse and
The Fourth Graders were given a personalized tour of the Senate
Chambers by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman. In the photograph
above the fourth graders pose with Senator Bateman and his likenesses.
CLARK SCHOOLS HONOR LOCAL VETERANS
Students and staff throughout the District celebrated Veterans Day
on November 11th by honoring local Veterans at each
In the photograph above, Board of Education President Lorraine
Aklonis, Board of Education member Henry Varriano, Assistant
Superintendent Ed Grande, and Superintendent Kenneth Knops stand
by a wreath dedicated to the Veterans at Arthur L. Johnson High School
during the Veterans Day ceremony there.
WINNERS OF THE ANNUAL CLARK UNICO COLUMBUS DAY ESSAY
HONORED AT UNICO ITALIAN-AMERICAN FEAST
As is the custom each year, winners representing each of the four district
schools red their essays on famous Italian-Americans during the
start of the final day of the Italian-American Feast on October 12th
outside Municipal Building grounds. Among those joining the festivities
were Mayor Bonaccorso, Freeholder Granados, members of the Town Council,
and UNICO officials and officers
Pictured after the UNICO Sunday Essay Awards Ceremony are left to right:
Union County Freeholder Sergio Granados, Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso,
Marion Petite, Jennifer Manuelian, Superintendentof Schools Kenneth Knops,
Jen Gannon, Clark UNICO President Ralph Bernardo, Gianni DePaz and Aiden Ford.
CARL H. KUMPF SCHOOL IS HONORED AS A 'SCHOOL TO WATCH'
AT RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Carl H. Kumpf Middle School was honored as a "School To Watch"
at a special ceremony on school grounds that recognized the entire
Kumpf School community for this prestigious designation.
In the photograph above, Gail Hilliard-Nelson from Schools to
Watch presents recognition banner to Carl H. Kumpf Middle
School Vice-principal Amanda Cloutier and Principal Jennifer Feeley.
SCHOOL YEAR OPENS WITH SUPERINTENDENT'S CONVOCATION
Staff returned for the upcoming school year on Tuesday, 2 September. The first
event that took place was the Annual Superintendent's Convocation at which time
new staff members are introduced, successes from the past school year
highlighted, Teachers of the Year recognized, Tenure Certificates awarded,
and community partners and guest speakers address the gathering of
teachers and administrators.
Top: Mr. Joseph Sortino and Miss Jenna Stafford receive tenure certificates
from Senator Raymond Lesniak as each teacher's building principal and
Board of Education President look on. Bottom: Mrs. Doreen Babis receives her
District Teacher of the Year certificate from Union County Freeholder Chairman
Christopher Hudak; former Ronald Reagan Aide and Speechwriter Mr. Jeffrey Bell,
Senator Raymond Lesniak, and Superintendent
Kenneth Knops pose for a picture prior to the Convocation addresses.
NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION
Assistant Superintendent Ed Grande organized and facilitated a four day
New Teacher Orientation the last week in August for all newly hired
teachers joining the Clark School District.
The newly hired teachers pose for a group picture with Assistant
Superintendent Ed Grande and Superintendent Kenneth Knops
during their four day Orientation Program in late August.
FOUR NEW TEACHERS HIRED AT JULY 22ND BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Four new teachers were hired at the 22 July Board of Education Meeting for the
upcoming school year. Among those hired were Christopher Vanderslice, Biology
and Environmental Science maternity leave replacement teacher at Arthur L.
Johnson High School; Mrs. Tara Gordon, Special Education maternity leave
replacement teacher at Arthur L. Johnson High School; Miss Melissa Gabriele,
District English as a SecondLanguage Teacher, and Miss Samantha McHugh,
maternity leave Kindergarten Teacher.
In the photograph above, newly hired teachers Christopher Vanderslice,
Samantha McHugh, Melissa Gabriele, and Tara Gordon pose for a picture
at the conclusion of the Board of Education Meeting with Assistant Superintendent
Ed Grande, Board of Education President Lorraine Aklonis, and Superintendent
of Schools Kenneth Knops.
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Early Dismissal for Students and Staff
Winter Pep Rally
Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Dec 26
Christmas Eve/Day/Winter Recess/New Year's Eve
Mon, Dec 29 - Wed, Dec 31
Christmas Eve/Day/Winter Recess/New Year's Eve
Thu, Jan 1 - Fri, Jan 2
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