Week of February 20th, 2019
CHS Student Spotlight
CHS Junior Jacob Lesch Earns His Eagle Scout Badge: CHS Junior, Jacob Lesch was honored this past month to acknowledge and celebrate the completion of the Eagle Scout requirements and his earning of his Eagle Scout badge. Only 4% of all scouts earn their Eagle Scout and Jacob is one of them! It was an amazing ceremony filled with family, friends and all of the members of Troop 159 or West Milford which Jacob has been a member for the past 10 years.
Jacob earned 20 merit badges on his way to Eagle and his Eagle Scout project was the creation and completion of a mobile library for the Garden Academy in West Orange where two of Jacob’s brothers attend. Jacob set out to collect 800 books to start this library and ended up with over 3500! Because of this, Jacob was able to support a number of teachers and other schools including schools in Texas who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We are so proud of Jacob and are honored that he is a member of our school community!
Craig School Chili Throwdown IS HERE-This Saturday, Feb. 23rd: This Saturday from 11-1PM, the best Chili’s and community company that the Craig School has to offer will be gathered in Mountain Lakes for the triumphant return of the Craig School Chili Throwdown! There is still time for you and your family to be a part of making this event “Great Again”. Whether you are a Chili Maker, a Chili Taster, or just looking for an awesome way to spend a couple hours on a Saturday then please join on us on Saturday. The event starts at 11AM (Chil’s should arrive for set up around 10:30AM) but you can pop in anytime between 11-1PM.
Our goal is to restart this wonderful community event but know that it’s not a community event if you aren’t part of it. We are looking for Hope to see you there!
CHS Sports Desk
Badgers Hoops on Two Game Winning Streak: The Badgers couldn’t have picked a better time in the season to put together a winning streak that give their playoff hopes new life. The streak began on the road versus Calais High of Whippany. Calais beat CHS in last year’s Championship game so it was a sweet victory for Coach Norton and the Badgers. The Badgers trailed the entire game until the last 30 seconds of the game. Down by 1 with 45 seconds left, Senior Captain David Altman made a great steal which led to a fast break where, after a long rebound scrum Ben Flayderman came up with the ball and was fouled. After missing his previous two foul shots earlier in the game, “Big Ben” sank both foul shots to give Craig High the last second win. CJ Gizzi lead the Badgers with 13 points while Flayderman lead the team with 14 rebounds and 8 points while Freshman, Derek Veal pulled off the double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 points.
This past week, CHS took on Cornerstone High in the confines of the BHS Gym. The 35-26 victory evened the Badgers record at 2-2 on the season. Sophomore Jarod Christern led the team with points with a career high of 8 points and 7 rebounds, followed by Maya Wicki with 6 points. CHS’s defense was led by senior captain David Altman who also chipped in with 4 points. CHS Big Men played a big role in the win as junior Ben Flayderman pulled down 8 rebounds and 4added points and freshman Derek Veal had 11 rebounds and 6 points. And to only make the victory sweeter, sophomore Henry Borner DuCane scored his first career hoop. Congrats to Coach Norton and the CHS Badgers.
Wednesday, February 20th
Hoops Practice (3-5PM, Mt. Lakes)
Saturday, February 23rd
Craig School Chil Throwdown (Mt. Lakes 11-1PM)
Monday, February 25th
Badger Hoops Home Game vs. Winston Prep (9;38AM Tip Off, BHS Gym)
Snow Tubing Stepping Out to Camp Gaw (6:45Pm Pick Up at CHS)
Tuesday, February 26th
PACS “Home Cooking” Lunch: Torpedo Tuesday (CHS Deli)
Badger Bowling Tournament of Champions: Students vs. Teachers (Boonton Lanes, 3-4:30PM)
Wednesday, February 27th
PSAT Testing (9th and 10th Grade)
MOMI Trip (11th and 12th Grade)
Hoops Practice (3-5PM, Mt. Lakes)
Thursday, February 28th
After School Soccer Tourney: La Copa (3-5:15PM)
Friday, March 1st
Home Hoop Game vs. Deron High (9:38AM Tip Off, BHS Gym)