Craig School New Jersey

HS Week Of May 3, 2021



This week is “Teacher Appreciation Week” across the country and if there is ever a year that our teachers deserve some appreciation this would be the one! 

Our thoughtful PACS organization (your PACS membership dues at work) will be sharing a daily surprise for each teacher in their mailbox and culminating the week by hosting a lunch for the staff of CHS or more specifically, bringing in a food truck on Friday! For those parents that want to get in on the celebration of our teachers, we are always open for some morning treats or lunchtime desserts throughout the week!  You can email Mrs. Maas at and let her know and she will make sure whatever comes in with your teen finds a home in our teacher’s room! 

Here is to our amazing teachers,

Dr. Cap



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


Wednesday, May 5th: HS XC Practice (3-4:30 PM)


Friday, May 7th: CHS Teacher Appreciation PACS Luncheon


Tuesday, May 11th: HS Afterschool Intramural Sports League (3-4:30 PM) 


Wednesday, May 12th: HS XC Practice (3-4:30 PM)


Tuesday, May 18th: LAST HS Afterschool Intramural Sports League (3-4:30 PM) 


Wednesday, May 19th: LAST HS XC Practice (3-4:30 PM)


Thursday, May 20th: 3rd Trimester Progress Reports


Saturday, May 22nd: CHS Prom 2021 (6-9 PM, CHS Gym)


Friday, May 28th: PACSAC Day (Awards Ceremony 10AM-12 PM)


Monday, May 31: School Closed-Memorial Day



CHS Prom May 22nd, 2021: Starry Night! 

Our outreach for prom theme suggestions generated a lot of excitement and great ideas running from “Hollywood” to the “Last Night on Earth” but when the smoke cleared and the final votes had been tabulated, our prom theme for 2021 will be a “Starry Night”!  


Our student prom committee is now working on all of the details from music to food and guarantee that we will be ready for our Saturday, May 22nd Prom date!  “Starry Night” will be from 6-9PM and held in the Craig High Event Center (also known as our gym).  We have had quite a few of our students sign up and a few have asked if they can bring a plus one.  So, we are mandating that anyone who is bringing a guest that is from outside CHS that they must show a negative Covid test result within a three-day window of the prom date.  Any questions email Dr. Cap at


HS Yearbook Ordering

The Craig High School Yearbook Ordering Now Open

It is hard to believe that we are once again getting ready to wrap up another school year.  This year has been one for the record books for all of us and to celebrate the 2020-2021 school year and all that we have accomplished together as a school community, we are proud to present The Craig School -High School Yearbook 2020-2021!   


Although our yearbook does celebrate the Class of 2021, it is truly a yearbook for every student.  Some of the exciting features include:


  • Every picture is in FULL COLOR!
  • Special Grade and Group Sections 
  • Sports and other Student Activities Sections
  • Student Artwork
  • Holidays and Spirit Days
  • Candid Craig Section
  • 2020-2021 Headline News Year in Review 


This year’s edition of the  yearbook promises to be the most sought after and collected that we have ever published, and yet we’ve been able to keep the price for this keepsake at $35.00!  Please email Mrs. Maas at indicating how many copies you would like, and send in your check, made out to “The Craig School '' to reserve your copy(s). Yearbooks will be distributed to seniors prior to Commencement;  all other students will receive theirs during the last week of school.


Talent Show

The Talent Show is back and open to all The Craig High School and The Craig Lower/Middle School students. We are so excited to offer this opportunity to our students. We will work through Google Classroom.  If you are interested,  please email Mr. Furlong, and a Google Classroom link will be provided to you. 

Quick Facts on Talent Show:

  • If interested, please email by Monday, May 3rd. 
  • The show is virtual
  • All acts must be approved 
  • Students will submit a 2 to 3 min. video
  • The videos, once complete, will be featured in the show
  • The show will take place on Friday, June 4th (6:00 pm)
  • Mr. Furlong’s email 

Celebrating William Shakespeare's Birthday...We Think

The actual details, you see, are a little vague on the actual birthdate of William Shakespeare.  What they do know is that the Bard of Avon was born sometime in late April of 1564 and he was baptized on April 26. And baptisms were usually held within three days of a birth back then.  That's about as specific as the biographies get. We know he died on April 23, 1616, but his true birthday remains a mystery! 


Scholars have been celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23rd for hundreds of years and in his hometown, they host a large procession through the streets of Stratford, lay floral tributes at his grave, and wrap up the celebration with a true English lunch.  Due to COVID travel restrictions, CHS was unable to travel to Stratford so we did the next best thing! To celebrate Will's 457th birthday, Ms. Bank brought in cupcakes and cookies for the staff and students, while Amanda Jahn prepared a special traditional English lunch for the whole school. The menu consisted of British favorites such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, chip butty sandwiches, and English trifle (see pics in our gallery below) 

In our 9th-grade Literature class, students translated famous Shakespearean sayings into modern-day lingo (see pic in our gallery below). Some of the class favorites included "Eaten me out of house and home", "The green-eyed monster", and "Wear my heart upon my sleeve". 



It’s so exciting to think that in a little over a month we’ll have the opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate this school that we love so much!  There are opportunities for golfers and non-golfers during the day and we will all join together for dinner and the virtual auction at night.  Please register and plan to join us on Tuesday, June 15th at Ballyowen for a day full of fun and a night where we can raise money for our beloved school.

To help us make this the best Auction yet, you can donate items from our Amazon Wish List.  Should you decide to purchase an item(s) through the Amazon Wish List, please make sure all items are at the Blue House by May 15th, and please list yourself as the donor so we can properly give you credit for your donation(s).

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at or 973.334.1295 ext. 229.



Giving at Craig

For more information on ways of giving to Craig, please contact Katie Burke, Director of Development, at 973-334-1234 or make a donation online by clicking here.


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