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Week of January 14th, 2019

Week of January 14th, 2019

CHS Student Spotlight

CHS Senior, Natasha Kelsey Accepted into New York Institute of Technology – VIP Program: CHS Class of 2019 member, Natasha Kelsey brings CHS its first post-secondary acceptance of the New Year, NYIT-Vocational Independence Program!  The NYIT-VIP program (https://www.nyit.edu/vip) is a three year certificate program that offers students two tracks of study. One track consists of a variety of classes designed to develop greater independence and promote the acquisition of vocational, independent living, and collaboration skills. Another track is geared towards students who qualify to take credit-bearing courses at NYIT.

Each NYIT-VIP student also has an academic counselor, a budget and banking advisor, a social counselor, a vocational counselor and if necessary, a job coach. The VIP program is located on NYIT’s beautiful 600-acre Central Islip campus in Long Island. The facilities include tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course and clubhouse, a gourmet restaurant that is part of NYIT’s Culinary Arts Center, athletic fields, and library.

CHS Events

Craig High School Class Rings-Josten Ring Info Session: A Jostens ring rep will be visiting Craig High this Monday, January 14th at 2:30PM. He will be hosting an info session and handing out ring packets to our students. Packets will include:

Jostens 2018-2019 Ring Catalog with easy steps to creating their very own high school class ring

  • Explanation of Payment options
  • Class ring order forms
  • Four Step Process to Designing Ring from style to metal to stone
Past one-of-a-kind designed Craig High School rings!


CHS Program Spotlight

NEW After School Program-Badger Fitness: CHS newest after school program, Badger Fitness, will be beginning this Thursday, January 17th. This is a great opportunity for students who wish to learn more about fitness, set and achieve personal nutritional and fitness goals, and develop a personalized work out regiment that they can follow outside of school. The program will be led by our very own Mr. Norton who is a certified, experienced Personal Trainer. The winter session will be 5-weeks meeting on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15PM (Jan. 17, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21). There is still time to be a part of this program. Email Mr. Norton atSNorton@craigschool.org

CHS Sports Desk

CHS Intramural After School Bowling League Begins: Badger Bowling starts up this Tuesday, January 15th. Students who joined the league will bowl on 5-consecutive Tuesdays through February 12th at Boonton Lanes (720 Myrtle Ave, Boonton). Bowlers wills be split into two teams (team names TBA) and compete weekly. CHS Bowling Coaches, Mrs. Maas and Mrs. Chitticks are looking forward to a fun-filled bowling season of splits, strikes, and spars!
Badgers Hang Tough in Home Opener vs. Chancellor Academy: The Badgers opened their season last Thursday against Pequannock neighbor, Chancellor Academy. Although the outcome was not in the Badgers favor, the game was much closer than the final score indicated. Junior CJ Gizzi who led the team in scoring with 9 points and Junior Ben Flayderman kept the Badgers in the game as it was all knotted up at half-time. Great hustle was shown on defense from Senior Captain David Altman, Junior Jacob Raff, and Sophomore Jarod Christern. A big bright spot for the Badgers team was from two new faces, Freshman Derek Veal (3 points) and Sophomore Maya “Wikipedia” Wicki (2 points). Big shout out to clock operator Victoria McHugh, score keeper Mark Zarnick, and recently added team manager, Wes Acciarito for keeping the books. The Badgers are home again this Wednesday, Jan. 16th as they take on Deron High of Montclair. Tip off is 9:38AM in the BHS Main Gym.

CHS Reminders

LATEST Craig School Chili Throwdown NEWS: We have the venue and the time set for the triumphant return of one of the greatest Craig School Community events of all time, the "Craig School Chili Throwdown"! In addition to marking your calendars for Saturday Feb.  23rd, add that the event will be hosted on our Lower-Middle School Campus (15 Tower Hill Road) in Mountain Lakes from 11-1PM.  The Throwing Down will happen in the Cafeteria and the fun events will happen in the beautiful Reeth-Furlong Gym! Next on our list, you will be receiving information of how to RSVP to be a taster or to enter your potentially award winning family chili.

Craig High Collecting “Box Tops for Education”: Craig High has been collecting Box Tops for Education since 2014 and as a school, we have been able to trade each box top collected in for ten cents apiece! All from just cutting out those little “pink and blue squares” that say BOX TOP FOR EDUCATION on so many of the products we use on a regular basis.

We have set $250 as our lofty goal for this school year and we have until March 1st to pull this off. The only way we are going to come close is if we all come together and start clipping as a community. Below is a link to all of the products that carry the BOX TOP FOR EDUCATION logo. The process is simple. Cut them out, send them into the main office and we will turn them into cash for Craig HS! Let’s make it happen!https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products


Monday, January 14th 
Josten HS Ring Student Presentation (2:30PM)
Hoops Practice (3-5PM, Mt. Lakes)

Tuesday, January 15th 
Badger Bowling (Boonton Lanes, 3-4:30PM)

Wednesday, January 18th 
Hoops Home Game vs. Deron HS (9:38AM, BHS Main Gym)

Thursday, January 19th
Badger After School Fitness Program (3-4:15PM)

Friday January 18th 
12PM Close: Faculty Forum

Monday, January 21st
School Closed: MLK Day

Tuesday, January 22nd
CHS Parent “Home Cooking” Series: Taco Tuesday

Saturday, January 26th 
Stepping Out-Medieval Times (12:45PM leave, 4:45PM return)

Main Office
The Craig Lower/Middle School Campus

15 Tower Hill Rd
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.4375 | Fax 973.334.2861

Craig High School

310 Lathrop Ave
Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone 973.334.1234 | Fax 973.334.1288

The Craig School Admission and Administration office

10 Tower Hill Road
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.1295 | Fax 973 334 1299


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