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 Second
Language 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.
DISTRICT TEACHERS OF THE YEAR HONORED AT CEREMONY AT KEAN
UNIVERSITY ON MAY 28TH
Our four District Teachers of the Year were honored at a county-wide breakfast
ceremony at Kean University.
Pictured above are Union County Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak (third, right) and Freeholders Sergio Granados (left), Linda Carter (fourth, right) and Vernell Wright (second, right) spoke with (from second, left) teachers Doreen Babis, Rachel Bollaro, Stephanie Philippakos, Assistant Superintendent Ed Grande, teacher Diane Spagnoli and Superintendent Kenneth Knops of the Clark Public School District at the Union County Teacher Recognition Breakfast at Kean University in Union. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS HOST MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION
CEREMONIES ON FRIDAY, MAY 23RD
Both the Frank K. Hehnly and Valley Road Elementary Schools hosted Memorial Day
Commemorations. Guest presenters included 2013 Lieutenant Governor Candidate
Milly Silva, Assemblywoman Linda Stender, Union County Freeholder Chair Christopher
Hudek, Freeholder Sergio Granados, and Clark's own William J. Duffy.
Pictured from left to right at VRS: Assistant Superintendent Ed Grande, Councilman
Al Barr, BOE Vice President Carmen Brocato, Elementary Supervisor Janeen
Allmendinger, Councilman Richard Kazanowski, Superintendent Kenneth Knops,
5th Grade Teacher Bryan Lowe, Retired Police Captain William J. Duffy, Union
County Freeholder Alexander Mirabella, 5th Grade Teacher Kelly Williamson,
and 2013 Lieutenant Governor Candidate Milly Silva.
Pictured from left to right at FHK: Army National Guard Private First Class
Adam Kipnis,Marine Corps Veteran and Clark Police Department Lieutenant,
Pedro Matos, Union County Freeholder Sergio Granados, Superintendent
Kenneth Knops, Union County Freeholder Chair Christopher Hudak, Clark Board
of Education Vice President Carmen Brocato, Assistant Superintendent Ed Grande,
Elementary Supervisor Janeen Allmendinger, Frank k. Hehnly School Principal
Shirley Bergin, Clark Councilman Al Barr, Union County Under Sheriff and Veteran
Vincent DiTrolio, Retired Clark Police Captain William J. Duffy, Navy Aviation Mechanic
Airman Veteran Kenneth Henry, Army Colonel Richard Ledden, and Army Veteran and
Frank K. Hehnly First Grade Teacher Mary Arrowood.
NATIONAL ANTI-BULLYING PRESENTER JOHN HALLIGAN IN DISTRICT
FOR THREE PRESENTATIONS ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 21ST
National Presenter John Halligan shared his touching and poignant
"Ryan's Story" at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School. A morning assembly was held
for sixth and seventh graders, an afternoon assembly for eighth graders, and an
evening presentation for parents and community members.
National HIB Presenter is pictured with Carl H, Kumpf Middle School
Principal Jennifer Feeley, Assistant Principal Amanda Cloutier, and
Superintendent Kenneth Knops after his moving "Ryan's Story" Presentation.
FRANK K. HEHNLY AND VALLEY ROAD SCHOOL STUDENTS PRESENT
VETERANS BOOKLETS TO THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL AT MAY 19TH
Students from Frank K. Hehnly and Valley Road Schools interviewed various
Clark Veterans and compiled these interviews into a bound book of biographical
sketches of Clark residents. On the evening of May 19th the students and their
teachers presented these booklets to Mayor Bonaccorso and the Clark Council.
In the photograph above, teachers Kelly Williamson, Bryan Lowe, and
Nina Sinicropi present a bound copy of a booklet to Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso.
CLASS OF 2014 PERSONALIZED GRADUATION SIGNS NOW ON SALE
Arthur L. Johnson High School 2014 Graduates Justin Beciero,,Emily
Curran, Chelsea Caplette, and Vin Banek stand behind Emily's
Graduation Sign. Personalized signs may be purchased for $35 through
the Central Office at 365 Westfield Avenue. You may purchase signs up to
Carl. H. Kumpf Middle School has been named one of only two new "Schools
To Watch" by the New Jersey Association of Middle Level Education. Pictured
above are the Schools to Watch faculty and administration committee members
and the student discussion panel members.