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HS Week Of March 29, 2021

THE CRAIG SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
NOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR

We hope you found our recent Parent-Teacher conferences insightful and informative. And a special thanks to all of our parents and PACS for the “trimester treats” that kept our students energized and satiated during their trimester exams.  The outpouring was so great that we were able to offer both breakfast and mid-day snacks which will now become part of our annual trimester exam protocols!  

 

From the staff and administration of Craig, we wish you a fun, relaxing, family filled Spring Break starting April 2nd,  we will see you back here on April 12th.

Dr. Cap 

 

CALENDAR INFO

Monday, March 29th: 3rd Trimester Begins

 

Tuesday, March 30th: 2nd Trimester Report Cards Coming Home 

 

Friday, April 2nd through Friday, April 9th: School Closed for Spring Break

 

Monday, April 12th: Classes Resume

 

Tuesday, April 13th: HS Afterschool Intramural Sports League (3-4:30PM) 

 

Wednesday, April 14th: HS XC Practice (3-4:30PM)

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Clinicians Corner  

9th grade students in Mrs. Brown’s Social Dynamics class have been focusing on time management.  By playing a fun game developed by Mrs. Brown- Time Management Bingo, students have a variety of tasks on their game board.  They have to write in their estimated time- or how long they think it will take them to complete the task.  When it is their turn, they are timed doing each task- where they write in their actual time of completion on their game board.  If they come pretty close (within 2-3 seconds) or just right, they cross out their box.  This begins their bingo game to get four across.  Over multiple class periods this game is played.  Its a great way for the students to test their time management skills, build self awareness and get up and be actively involved in the class lesson.  See a picture below of the game board we use.    

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/my-drive

 

Admissions

Registration is open for The Craig School Summer Academy in grades 2-12. 

The Craig School Lower and Middle School program will be in person on our Mt Lakes Campus.  The Craig High School Summer Academy will offer either in person or virtual learning on our Montville Campus.

 The enrichment program for both divisions will located on the Mountain Lakes Campus.  Please see the registration forms for times, dates and cost.  Spaces are limited and we need you registration form ASAP to hold your child's spot.   Please do not delay and come join us for a great summer program!    

Registration forms at  https://www.craigschool.org/academics/summer-academy/

 

Re enrollment contracts for the 2021-2022 school year were sent via email, please log in and sign your contract as soon as possible.  If your child is sent by yout district, you still need to log in and re enroll for next year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Nicole Moon, Director of Admission. nmoon@craigschool.org

 

 

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

High School Program Spotlight

Atomic Structure Study in Chemistry

In Mrs. Bhakta’s Chemistry class, the students are learning about atomic structure.  Students were tasked with creating a visual representation of an element of their choice using M&M’s to represent the exact number of protons, neutrons, and electrons that would be found in their chosen element.  Regular size M&M’s were used for the protons and neutrons since their mass size is similar and mini M&M’s were used for the electrons as they are smaller in comparison.  And the best part is our students were able to say after it was graded that they actually ate their homework! 

11th Grader Armando Demonstrating the Element “Chlorine”

 

Student Common Clubs: Like most High Schools, Craig High offers student clubs.  What makes our clubs a little different is that they are student suggested, student developed, and student run.  Hence the name Common Clubs, finding something you have in common with others and joining together to create an opportunity to share that commonality and build something pretty cool together! Our spring club list is our most dynamic yet and includes Robotics, Gamer, Sports, Jewelry Making, Pickleball, Meditative Coloring, Craft, String, and Casino.  Truly something for everyone. We will be holding our club fair this Thursday so we can start up our new clubs after Spring Break. 

 

 

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