Craig School New Jersey

High School Week of February 5th


Message from the Head Of School

This week, we celebrate one of our very own CHS teachers, Mrs. Bhakta, and her selection as a National Science Teaching Association/Space Science Institute (NSTA/SSI) Solar Eclipse Partner where she will work hand in hand with eclipse experts and other partnering schools to educate and celebrate upcoming eclipses with our students.   Also this week, we celebrate another one of our amazing 12th graders and another impressive college acceptance.  Senior, Alyssa has been accepted to Monmouth University!  

Also, the Craig High Chapter of the National Honor Society will once again be partnering with our neighbor, St. Pius X Church, for our annual “Souper Bowl” Soup Can drive leading into this year's Super Bowl.  Each can that is donated will go into a specially marked box designating our two Super Bowl contenders, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.  We will even have a “Taylor Swift” box for those who might be neutral about the outcome.  Students will decide which box/team gets the cans.  We will start collecting cans this Monday, February 5th through next Friday, February 9th, and use our can totals to pick our Super Bowl winner and predict the final score.  And yes, we will be accepting more than just soup.  Soup just worked better in the drive title!  All canned donations will be going to our local Food Pantry. 

Speaking of the Super Bowl, our students will get an opportunity to see an actual Super Bowl ring as our Josten Ring rep for the past 20 years, Dennis will be hosting a student info session on designing and ordering high school rings on Wednesday, February 7th.   Josten has been the official provider of Super Bowl rings since 1960.  More info is below including some guidelines on how to design a one-of-a-kind high school ring as a family.  Welcome to February. 

Dr. Cap 


Friday, February 2nd 

Friday Night Skiing (4-9PM, Mt. Peters, Warwick, NY)



Tuesday, February 6th  

CHS Hoops Practice (3-4:30 PM) 


Wednesday, February 7th 

Josten High School Ring Presentation (1 PM Room 103)


Thursday, February 8th 

CHS Afterschool Intramural Bowling League (3-4:30PM, Boonton Lanes)


Friday, February 9th 

Friday Night Skiing (4-9PM, Mt. Peters, Warwick, NY)



Monday, February 12th 

Josten High School Ring ORDERS DUE (1 PM Room 103)


Tuesday, February 13th 

PACS Open Parent Meeting at Craig High (8:30 AM, info below)


Tuesday, February 13th  

CHS Hoops Practice (3-4:30 PM) 


Wednesday, February 14th 

Badger HOOPS Home Opener vs Winston Prep High (12:30 PM Tip-off) 


Thursday, February 15th 

CHS Afterschool Intramural Bowling League (3-4:30 PM, Boonton Lanes)


Thursday, February 15th 

2nd Trimester Progress Reports Coming Home


Friday, February 16th

12 PM Close: Mid-Winter Break



Monday-Tuesday, February 19th-20th  

School Closed: Mid-Winter Break


Thursday, February 22nd  

CHS Afterschool Intramural Bowling League (3-4:30 PM, Boonton Lanes)


Friday, February 23rd  

FINAL Friday Night Skiing (4-9 PM, Mt. Peters, Warwick, NY)


Monday, February 26th   

CHS Hoops AWAY Game vs. Winston Prep High (Tip-Off TBD) 


CHS National Honor Society Presents "Souper Bowl" Soup Can Drive:  The Craig High Chapter of the National Honor Society is partnering with St. Pius X Church and holding a SOUP CAN drive leading up to this year's Super Bowl LVIII. Send in your favorite canned soups or other canned foods which will be donated to the local Montville Township food pantry.  

We will have three can boxes in our gym, one representing each team in this year's Super Bowl - the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs and the other, a Taylor Swift box for our nuetral fans. Your can donations will determine which team our school is backing on Super Bowl Sunday. We will also be using can totals to predict the final score! The more cans you bring in, the more Super Bowl votes you get. We will be collecting our cans through Friday, February 9.   


Josten Ring INFO SESSION-Designing Your Own HS Ring:  Next week, our Josten ring sales rep will be paying Craig High a visit. He will be handing out order booklets and walking students through how to design their very own high school class rings online. He also might surprise them by letting them try on a Super Bowl ring given to the winning team. Josten is the official Super Bowl ring provider of the NFL and has been since 1960!  

Last Year's Super Bowl Ring (Super Bowl LVII-Kansas City Chiefs-Patrick Mahomes


To get started designing their very own one-of-a-kind HS ring, here is what you do-

  • go to
  • click on SHOP YOUR SCHOOL 
  • enter “The Craig School High School”
  • choose the Montville one (there are about ten Craig Highs across the country including Colorado, Wisconsin, and Alaska!) 
  • Slide down to CLASS JEWELRY and click on SHOP 
  • Choose your style of Ring and start designing (Stone, side emblems, type of metal and finish, engraving
  • When finished designing, click on ORDER IN SCHOOL and print out the finished order form 

Rings start at $359 and can get more and more pricey based on what metal (i.e. gold, white gold) and accessories you choose (i.e. gems and diamonds). They also have Class Tags, Necklaces, and Bracelets you can design. Our ring rep, Dennis, will be returning on MON, FEB 12th to pick up printed order forms and size up students' ring fingers. All orders are due by MON. FEBRUARY 12.  





We will hold a series of informative speaker presentations in the upcoming weeks. 

These are experts in their field, and we are excited to welcome them into our community.

You will receive details for each session, signups, and Zoom links via email within the next week.

February 14 - Dr. Sharon Saline ADHD/EF for lower school families
February 21- Keel services- advocacy
March 6- Dr. Sharon Saline ADHD/EF for middle school families
March 27-Dr. Sharon Saline ADHD/EF for high school families






Craig Senior Alyssa accepted to Monmouth University:  We are proud to announce that Alyssa has been accepted to Monmouth University located in West Long Branch, NJ!  In addition to her acceptance, she also was offered an $11,5oo academic scholarship per year if she decides to attend.  


Monmouth is home to approximately 6,000 students and offers a variety of academic majors including exercise science, marketing, nursing, education, and communications. They also feature some amazing options to combine Bachelor's + Master’s degree studies to complete both degrees within a five-year timeframe.  And if that wasn’t awesome enough, Monmouth is located about 5 minutes from the Long Branch Boardwalk which features many opportunities to enjoy all that the shore life has to offer! 

Monmouth provides student support services through their specialized Disability Services Office.  Students can attend tutoring sessions, receive counseling services, and participate in workshops on study skills, note-taking, and educational technology. Congratulations again to Alyssa & Go Hawks!


CHS Hoops Feb HOME Game Schedule:  We have finalized our February Hoop Schedule.  We have one HOME and one AWAY game coming up:  

  • FEB 14th (Wednesday) vs. HOME Winston Prep High (Whippany)
  • FEB 26th (Monday) vs. AWAY Winston Prep High (Whippany)

All home games will be played at the Craig High gym with tip-off scheduled for 12:30 PM.  More info on our away game is pending.  All parents and family are welcome to attend.



Registration for the 2024 Summer Academy is now open! Reserve your spot today! 

Summer Academy will be held at our High School Campus: 24 Changebridge Road in Montville, NJ. All summer medical forms are due by June 1st.

Contact Kelly Wiederlight for more information. 

Registration Form 



Celebrate the New Year with a Gift to Craig School! 

A heartfelt thank you to all who have already contributed to the Craig School Annual Giving Campaign – your generosity is truly inspiring!!

Embrace the spirit of giving as we dive into the Craig School Annual Giving Campaign! Your support is a beacon of positivity! As we step into the New Year, we need your help to achieve our goal of 100% participation from the incredible Craig community.  Every contribution, big or small, is a key ingredient in the recipe for Craig School's success. You play a crucial role in making Craig not just survive but thrive!

What better time than the New Year to be part of something extraordinary? Click the Donation Button now to make your contribution and kickstart the year with generosity.

Donate Here - Every Gift Matters!


If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to Mary Calvano, Advancement, at or call 973-334-1234 x229.


Thank you for being a key ingredient to Craig's success!


18th Annual Golf Outing 


Save the date! Our 18th Annual Golf Outing, Dinner & Auction is on Tuesday, June 18, 2023. Even in winter, it's never too early to dream about hitting the course. Get ready for a fantastic event – more details are coming soon!


February 13, 2024

Open Parent PACS Meeting to be Held at Craig High:  Our Parent Association will be hosting its next PACS meeting at Craig High and all parents are invited to attend.  

Whether you would like to be a part of helping to plan some March school events or just to hear about what PACS does and how you can be involved, this is the perfect opportunity.  Here is what you need to know:

  • PACS Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday, February 13th, 8:30 AM 
  • Where: Room 103 at Craig High in Montville
  • OR ZOOM (PACS Zoom Meeting Link)

Questions: Reach out to our PACS President, Mrs. Heather Soufan at

March 1, 2024

The HS will celebrate Read Across America with a cookie and hot cocoa bar with all the fixings. In addition, the students will have a Dr. Seuss mini-writing workshop with an emphasis on rhyme, colorful, imaginative characters, and the use of the anapestic meter.


March 23, 2024

All School Chili Cook-Off. Dr. Cap and Mr. Furlong will have more information to come on this community event.

If you have any questions, please reach out to


Ordering CSHS Lunch Delivery-February Lunches:  Just a reminder that the ordering window for February Lunch Delivery is now open THROUGH THIS Monday, January 22nd.  To register to place orders or to re-order,  go to  

Craig School FRIDAY NIGHT Skiing and Snowboarding in February:  Thanks to Mr. Furlong, we have secured the February dates for our annual after-school Skiing and Snowboarding.  Ski dates will be Fridays, February 2, 9, and 23 from 4 PM-9 PM at Mt. Peter in Warwick, NY.  A few things to consider:

  • IF YOU PLAN ON SKIING ALL THREE DATES, Discounted Registration is available at: then enter our  Group Code (as typed):  Craig2024
  • IF YOU CAN ONLY SKI ONE OR TWO OF THE DATES: If you can not attend all three dates and would still like to participate,  Please sign up at The group discount will not apply to this sign-up.
  • All students are required to wear a helmet while participating in this activity. 
  • Parents are responsible for supervision, forms, payment, and transportation from school to Mt. Peters (Craig School will not be providing transportation).


During the sign-up process, waivers will need to be signed for each item purchased/rented. Once each participant completes the sign-up process, it will then prompt for payment.  Our group is set up to pay the mountain directly. Your order will not be processed without payment. The deadline for group registration is January 29, 2024Please contact Mr. Furlong at with any questions.   

Last year's CHS Ski Crew!


Mountain Lakes Campus

We are very grateful to have such an involved community! As with any large family, we can overwhelm those around us sometimes. Please help us by doing your best to be considerate of our neighbors whenever you come to campus.

As you come to campus for drop-off, pick-up, and various activities, please continue to be good neighbors to our community. Ideally, when picking up at regular dismissal time, please try to come as close to 3:00 as possible. It is even fine to plan to be here at 3:10. I certainly understand that not all family schedules allow for waiting until 3:00 and just ask that you do what you can. If you must line up before 3:00, please be very mindful of not blocking the road or driveways on either side of Laurel Hill Road and obey idling laws by turning off your car.

When coming onto the Mountain Lakes campus for activities, whether they are during the day or after school, please continue to be considerate of our community. Please only park in lined spots in our lot, in empty spots in the Blue House parking lot, or across the Boulevard at the Masonic Lodge.

We truly appreciate your support of and commitment to your children and The Craig School!


Giving at Craig

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