CLARK — As a kickoff to the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) test season, students in third, fourth and fifth grade turned into detectives during a recent Mystery Night hosted by the Valley Road School’s PTA and Reading Committee.
Teachers, staff and parents performed a play about a girl named Josie who thought she saw “a tent full of aliens.” The students were led into different classrooms to examine different crime scenes in order to try to solve the mystery. The students needed to use their deduction, reasoning and listening skills in order to help them figure out if the evidence they found was from a prank, nightmare or alien visitation.
Teachers Mrs. Peitz, Miss Cemelli, Mrs. Dzurovcik, Mrs. Kelleher, Mrs. Stafford and Mrs. Carrano performed in the play. Kerri Minchak and Sonya Solenski organized the event.
Pictured here at the table trying to solve the mystery (from left to right): Shelby Meyers, Amanda Grasso, Miss Cemelli, Gabriella Scipioni, Michelle Kukan, Jack Young and Michael Karnaugh.
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