Craig School New Jersey

HS Week Of June 14, 2021



As our school year winds down, so too does our weekly CHIL.  Below are the final dates and events for this school year.  Everyday next week is a 12PM close day starting with Trimester exams this Monday through Wednesday (June 14th-17th).  On Thursday we will be attending the “Badger Unveiling” in Mt. Lakes in the morning and then hosting our Spirit Day back in Montville (more info under SCHOOL EVENTS).  Friday June 18th will be make-up exam day so if your teen is all caught up then they do not need to attend on Friday.  It has been an amazing year and one that we could not have pulled off without the trust and support of you, our parents!  Have a wonderful and fun-filled summer and we will catch up with you in the fall.   

Dr. Cap


Monday-Wednesday, June 14-16

12PM Close-9th, 10th, 11th Grade Trimester Exams 

Thursday, June 17th

12PM Close-CHS Spirit Day 

Friday, June 18th

12PM Close-Last Day of School (Report Cards, Book Returns) 


CSHS Senior Kevin Completes Eagle Scout Project

CSHS 12th grader, Kevin combined his Eagle Scout project with his love of  The Craig School and has created a recycling system that will continue long after his graduation in June.  Kevin’s project that he funded personally encompassed the construction of a series of trash and recycling fenced-in corrals made up of pressure-treated wood that would be placed strategically throughout Craig High in some of our high traffic areas and locations where our students enjoy outdoor dining.  Each wooden coral is hand-built and contains one recycling and one garbage can, both with secure and clearly designated lids to guide users to the right place to put what! At the end of each week, student volunteers who are earning their school-based community service will empty each can into the properly designated dumpsters located on the CSHS campus.  Thank you Kevin for everything that you have done forThe Craig High School over the years! 

3rd Trimester Exams for 9th-11th Grade, June 14-16, Mon-Weds

Trimester Exams will be held this Monday-Wednesday, June 14th-16th. The general daily exam schedule will be:


o    EXAM ONE 9:00-10:10AM


o    EXAM TWO 10:50-12:00PM


Students should return all textbooks prior to the corresponding exam.  Also, laptops need to be returned if you ARE NOT ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL.  All summer school students should hold onto their laptops.  

Any textbooks or laptops not returned are subject to potential costs for families and can delay final report cards.  Students can leave early or arrive late with parent permission (email or phone call to the main office) if one of their exam blocks on a given day is a study hall.


CSHS Sprit Day/Badger Unveiling in Mountain Lakes Thurs June 17th 

Our Spirit Day will be taking on a special format this year.  We will be hosting a “Badger Unveiling” at our Mountain Lakes campus and will be bussing all of our CSHS students over to be a part of Craig History!  We will unveil, celebrate with a Kohana Ice Truck, and then head back to Montville for the 2nd half of our morning and to host our Spring Spirit Day back on the HS Campus.  It is 12PM close day so please make any necessary transportation arrangements that you need to. 

Friday June 18th MAKE UP EXAMS ONLY

Friday, June 18th is for make-up exams only so if your teen has completed all of their exams and has no makeup exams and has handed in their textbooks and laptops, they do not need to attend.  The CSHS Staff will be working on wrapping up grading and completing report cards.   

CHS Summer Reading-Student Choice and Project Options

We have emailed students their summer reading and summer reading project list. Below are brief descriptions and a link on Amazon to order the summer books.  

Rising 9th  & 10th Graders 

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals. They are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality. The next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek her out: Castor, a childhood friend Lore believed to be dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods, now gravely wounded. The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and a way to leave the Agon behind forever. 

Lore at

Rising 11th Graders

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out. Dear Martin at

Rising 12th Graders

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug. Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source. Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she’ll go for her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.

Fire Keepers Daughter at



Dog Days of Summer and Some Cool Cats Exhibition Opens 

On Friday, June 4th, the "Dog Days of Summer and Some Cool Cats" Exhibit returned to Downtown Boonton after a year hiatus and we are proud to share that three of our student's artwork are on public display:

Jess's "Un Chat de Province", Jule’s  "Sun and Moon" and Esmeralda’s “Rosie”

The evening began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the corner of Church & Main.  It was  a beautiful night of art & music.  Congratulations to our CSHS Artists Jess, Jules  and Esmeralda. 

See our Photo Gallery.


The Craig School’s Annual

Fundraising Event

Tuesday, June 15th. 

This year we have created an event that everyone can enjoy. We are incredibly excited about this opportunity to gather together in support of Craig. Here are some ways that you can help to make this our most successful event to date:

The Craig School On-Line Auction is OFFICIALLY OPEN!

TEXT CRAIG to 71760 to start bidding and support The Craig School!

There is something for everyone!!!

GOLF: Sign up to golf at Ballyowen on Tuesday, June 15th. Bring your friends, bring your neighbor, bring your brother or sister and join us for lunch, golf and dinner!

DINNER: If you have previous commitments during the day, head to Ballyowen for dinner and the opportunity to meet new friends.

Thank you and I hope to see you up at Ballyowen on Tuesday, June 15th!

If you have any questions or would like to be more involved, please contact me at or 973.334.1295 ext. 229.

Katie Burke

Director of Development


Giving at Craig

For more information on ways of giving or to make a donation online you can clicking here.


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