Week of April 8th, 2019
To all of the CHS families, this week’s CHIL will lead us into and out of our April Spring Break. Our next CHIL will be the week of April 29th. We will send out a brief Badger Report the weekend before we return just to get our kids ready to get back in the swing of things. Until then, have a wonderful, relaxing, and family filled Spring Break!
CHS Program Spotlight
Craig High School College Fair 2019-THIS Wednesday, April 3rd: Like Craig High, our college fair specializes in programs that are specific to supporting students with learning disabilities. This year we are expecting over 30 colleges and post-secondary programs to be represented so join us on Wednesday, April 3rdanytime between 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Boonton High School Main Gym. Parking will be behind the Boonton High near the turf field and track. No RSVP’s are required, just show up and feel free to bring a friend. For more information and a list of colleges that will be attending go to https://www.craigschool.org/
Craig High School College Spirit Week: In support of our upcoming college fair this Weds, we are excited to announce that this Mon-Weds, April 1-3, we will be celebrating College Spirit Week at CHS. Students and faculty will have the opportunity to show their college spirit and wear the college jersey, shirt, or jacket of their choice. All we ask is that the college it conveys actually exists, and that the student can tell us where that college is located.
CHS Drivers Education Program: During this past trimester, our 10th graders and a few 11th graders completed the Drivers Ed course at CHS. During this course, students learned about NJ Drivers License System, Driver Safety and Rules, Defensive Driving, Drinking and Driving, Driver Penalties, Road Signs, and Emergency Situations. The course culminated in students taking the State of NJ Driver’s Knowledge exam. A passing grade of 80 allows students to receive their driving permit and pursue their 6-hours behind the wheel with an outside driving school. Congrats to all of our future drivers and to further celebrate this wonderful accomplishment, each student who passed their Drivers Ed exam received a limited edition BADGER key chain
CHS Student Spotlight
CHS Alum Video-Meet the Grads of CHS: Back in early January, we held our annual CHS GRAD PANEL where we invite back graduates of CHS to share with our parents and students their post-secondary experiences. Thanks to our Director of Admissions, Nicole Moon, we have our first CHS video entitled MEET THE GRADS of CHS! Go to www.craigschool.org/meet-our-
It is only 3-minutes long but in that time, it conveys such a positive message of hope and potential achieved. Enjoy.
CHS D.E.A.R Day 2019: DEAR Day is a month-long celebration of reading and also serves as a reminder that we all need to make reading a priority in our lives by finding the time to get lost in reading for true pleasure and enjoyment. CHS will be celebrating DEAR Day along with schools across the country next Friday, April 12th. Throw in a Pajama Spirit Day, A Cocoa and Cookie Bar and we have the makings of the best DEAR Day ever at CHS!
CHS Auction Update
CHS National Art Honor Society Students Complete Amazing Pieces for This Year’s Auction: Like our annual auction, another Craig School tradition is for members of the CHS National Art Honor Society to create original art to be auctioned off and to raise moneys for the school we all love. This year’s challenge was a pair of Lazy Susans. Under the guidance of CHS Art Director Kate Tartaglia, our CHS NHS took this challenge on with creative confidence! And behold, below are this year’s CHS pieces and believe us when we say they are amazing!
"Mandala" Lazy Susan (NAHS Member, CHS 11th Grader Amanda Caprio): Mandal is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". They generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. Amanda drew her own inspiration for her mandala from the colors of the sky and nature. The mandala was created by carefully stenciling a circular pattern in greens, blues and yellows that radiate outward, gradually changing intensity and hue against a calming grey background. Give it a spin and see how the pattern transforms into something new, vibrant and hypnotic!
" Starry Night" Lazy Susan (NAHS Member, CHS 11th Grader Charlotte Fricke): Vincent Van Gogh once said, “Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.” Charlotte kept this quote in mind while replicating one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings, Starry Night. Her turbulent, expressive brushstrokes were used to create patterns that seem to roll across the surface like waves. In the sky there are repeating bright orbs surrounded by concentric circles of radiant white and yellow light. The trim is accented with gold to symbolize the frame that holds this masterpiece on the actual museum wall. an "enchanted life", and will be a beautiful addition to any home.
Auction “One Giant Leap” Update
RSVP for the Craig School Annual Auction “One Giant Leap”: Were you excited when you got the invitation for the Annual Spring Auction, “One Giant Leap”, which will occur on Saturday, May 18th at 6pm? If so, let’s get those RSVPs in! The night is sure to be a lot of fun with opportunities to interact with new friends and old! You can buy a ticket for yourself, purchase a patron ticket or sponsor a faculty member…or do all three. Even if you are unable to attend the evening, you are able to contribute to the event.
There will be cocktails, a live and silent auction, dinner, and you may even win the 50/50 raffle. Most importantly, the night is about supporting this school we all love so much! Please send back your RSVPs and feel free to reach out to Katie Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 229 should you have any questions.
CHS L3 and CHS NHS Collection for Roots and Wings “Handbags for a Better Tomorrow: The CHS Ladies Leadership League and our Chapter of the National Honor Society are collecting items to support Roots and Wings of Denville (https://www.rootsandwingsnj.
- cosmetics cases
- travel size feminine hygiene products
- small wallets and purses
- treatment products
- small travel accessories
- packs of tissues and mints
The drive will run through Monday, April 8th and all items can be dropped off to our “Handbags for a Better Tomorrow” box located outside the main office.
Friday, April 12th
DEAR Day at CHS
Monday, April 15th-Monday, April 22nd
School Closed: Spring Break
Tuesday, April 23rd