The following highlights are submitted by Irene Policastro, the Secretary to Superintendent John J. Marciante of the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District.
Clark Mills Students are Un “Bee” lievable
All fourth and fifth grade students participated in a preliminary Geography Bee in their classrooms and then on January 11, 2013, eleven finalists participated in the Championship Bee. Staff, students and parents attended the Geography Bee to find out who would be the school champion. After a close competition, one of our fifth grade boys became the Clark Mills School Geography Bee Champion. After winning the school competition, this lucky winner had the opportunity to take a written test to see if he qualifies for the state level competition. We are anxiously awaiting the news!
The Geography Bee provided opportunities for our students to display their knowledge. We congratulate all the students who participated in the school “bee.” Thank you to Mr. Delcotto, Mrs. Seery and Mrs. Riehl for their assistance in successfully organizing and implementing the Geography Bee at Clark Mills School.
Character Education in Action
Camfel Productions presented The Pledge, a three screen multi-media assembly program that included up-to-date music and elementary aged children to engage the students. This assembly provided all of our students with useful information on how to pledge to stop bullying, pledge to do their best in school, and pledge to make good choices in all areas of their life. Furthermore, the assembly challenged students to make a commitment and “Step up and make a difference”.
Hands Across Clark Mills
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the students joined together in the hallway to listen to the CM Student Council officers and representatives share Dr. King’s famous I HAVE A DREAM speech. Then the entire school joined together in song under the direction by our music teacher, Mrs. Chan and a few student soloists.
Lending a Helping Hand
Student Council sponsored a “Souper” Bowl Challenge. Students and staff contributed canned foods that will be donated to the Samaritan Center in Englishtown for members of the community who are in need of food during this winter season.
Thank you CM PTA
The Clark Mills PTA ran an after school activity for the students and all proceeds went to staff members whose suffered severe damage from Superstorm Sandy. In addition, parents sent in generous donations to help our staff during this difficult time. Thank you, PTA, for sponsoring this event!