Craig School New Jersey

HS Week of December 13th



Lots going on this week at CSHS as we get ready to head into our holiday break and the New Year.  We have our annual week of coding courtesy of the CSHS Math Department (thank you Miss Crum and Mr. Simpson!), Winter Spirit Week theme days, our 1st-trimester report cards going home on Tuesday, our Ugly Sweater contest and Phovember (thank you Mrs. Tratgalia!) contest winners announced on Wednesday, Student Common Clubs on Thursday, and we culminate our week with our annual Winter Spirit Day Breakfast and Events on Friday!  Should be an awesome week.

Dr. Cap





Monday, December 13th 

Afterschool Tailgate League (3-4:30PM) 

Holiday Hat Day! 


Tuesday, December 14th

1st Trimester Report Cards Coming Home

Pajama Day! 


Wednesday, December 15th 

CSHS Annual Ugly Sweater Contest! 

“Pho”vember Picture Contest Winners Announced


Thursday, December 16th

Common Clubs Meet

Flannel Day! 


Friday, December 17th 

LAST DAY to place Lunch Delivery Orders for January (


Friday, December 17th

12PM Close: Winter Spirit Day


Monday-Friday, December 20-December 31

School Closed: Holiday Break


Monday, January 3rd 

Classes Resume



COVID Testing after holiday gatherings and before coming back to school in January:  We are asking students get tested for COVID after holiday gatherings and before coming back to school in January. While this is not a required action for return from Winter break, to keep our students learning where they learn best, that is, in-person and in-school, we are strongly encouraging you to take this precaution and do the following toward the end of our Winter break:

  • Get tested for COVID with an at-home test, a PCR test, or a rapid test 3-5 days after a gathering with family or friends. Go to for testing sites. 

  • If you receive a positive test result contact Dr. Cap at and Nurse Mershimer at for next steps. 

As you also know, we are in the throes of flu season and faced with a new COVID variant. In addition to getting a flu shot, it is more important now than ever to get your child vaccinated. 



The Craig High School Class of 2021 Grad, Kevin Achieves Eagle Scout Rank:  This past weekend, a court of honor was held to celebrate our very own and recent graduate, Kevin, for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.  Only 4% of all scouts achieve this milestone and Kevin joins an amazing and exclusive list of Nobel Prize winners, US Presidents, Leaders of Industry, and 40 Astronauts! 


In order to achieve this ranking, a scout must earn 21 merit badges, serve 16 months in a leadership position, camp for 24 nights, attend seven scoutmaster conferences, go through five boards of review, and propose, plan, and carry out an approved and complete Eagle service project.  Kevin’s eagle scout project is proudly displayed on our high school campus and has become an important part of our student recycling program.  Kevin led a group of scout volunteers and built a series of outdoor trash and recycling corals that are strategically located throughout our school parking lots. 

During the ceremony, Kevin was presented his Eagle Scout medal by his mom and his Eagle Scout badge by his dad who is also an Eagle Scout.  Next, his amazing accomplishments and giving nature were shared by various guest speakers.  For Craig, he has done so much over the years from tech support for his peers and teachers to facilitating our talent show at our Lower / Middle School.  For the town of Morris Plains, he live-streamed their fireworks, coordinated virtual meetings for the town council, and DJ’d various town events.  Because of his extensive community service to his town, he was given the key to the city by the Mayor of Morris Plains!  We are so proud of Kevin and look forward to following his adventures as he pursues a career in Information Technology.





  • December 17th, 2021 Winter Wonderland 

PACS-  HS Events

  • Friday December 17th - Winter Spirit Day - PACS sponsored breakfast for CSHS


Log onto our store, browse our items, order for your student and your family and The Craig School receives 20% of the order! All of the proceeds from this go towards the community events that we have planned throughout the year for you and your students to enjoy!


PACS Executive Committee information along with membership forms are on our website.

It is not too late to join our membership drive, please email Angelina Bright, PACS PRESIDENT at




CSHS Joins Annual “Hour of Code” Movement:  The Hour of Code is a world-wide initiative that started back in 2013 with the goal demystifying the "code"ing process and to show that anyone can learn the coding tools to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.


Millions of students and teachers from over 180 different countries will be trying their hand at one hour of coding this week and the students of CSHS will be joining this movement!   But in true Craig fashion, we go big or we go home so instead of one hour of coding, we will be celebrating a week of Code!  Led by Mr. Simpson and Ms. Crum, our students will be introduced to the fundamentals of coding during their math classes all week and have the opportunity to create their own apps and programs which we will be sharing in the New Year! View our photo gallery.


CSHS Yearbook Committee:  This year, led by Yearbook Advisor Mrs. Tartaglia, the students at Craig High School have formed the very first official CSHS Yearbook Committee. Our founding student members not only have laid a new foundation for future Craig High students to build from but have also set a new course direction for all future yearbooks starting with this year.  Our yearbook committee members are taking on the responsibility for all yearbook content, the layout, final design and overall direction of one of Craig's most time honored traditions.  We are proud to announce this year's yearbook committee members are 11th grader Josh and 10th graders Grace and Halle.  View their photo in our gallery.




Tailgate League- Week One Results:  Last Monday was opening week for the CSHS Tailgating League.  First item of business was for each team of two to come up with their tailgating team monikers.  Team names for this week included The Supergirls, The Penguins, Bulletproof, and crowd favorite, Chuck Norris’s Kids.  The teams competed in a round robin style tournament that included a round of Kan Jam, Cornhole, Spikeball, and Ladder Toss.  Each team found success in different games.  The Supergirls ran Kan Jam, the Penguins crushed Ladder Toss, Bulletproof bounced everyone in spike ball, and Chuck Norris’s kids dominated Cornhole.  We look forward to next week, new pairings, and new team names.  Big thank you to teacher tailgater Ms. Crum for helping out.  View our photo in the gallery.






Save the Date!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

A Walk to Honor Janet M. Cozine


Thank you for participating in The Janet M. Cozine Fund.  We appreciate all of the gifts and messages received from our current families, alumni families, alumni, faculty, and staff.  Although we are well on our way towards raising the $265,000, there are still funds to be raised.

Please consider giving by using the donate button on this page.

Janet M. Cozine Auditorium


You can also share our campaign mission with others on social media, ask your company for a matching gift, or speak to others that may be interested in the Janet M. Cozine Auditorium.


Thank you again for your support of The Craig School and enjoy this holiday season!




Ordering CHS Lunch Delivery for January: The ordering window for January Lunches is  closing this Friday, December 17th so if you were planning on ordering Lunch Delivery for January, your window is down to one-week! To place orders, go to  If you have any questions, reach out to our CHS Lunch Program Chair and CHS Parent, Amanda Jahn at


DROP IN OPEN OFFICE HOURS with Dr. Loftin, Head of School

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- LS/MS Campus  2:00pm -3:00pm

Thursday - High School Campus - 2:00pm- 3:00pm

These hours are open for parents to schedule a meeting, drop in and discuss any issues or concerns or to just say hello.




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