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CLARK – Students at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark have been learning about a variety of topics, including environmental issues, historical topics related to Arthur Miller’s classic play, The Crucible, predator-prey relationships and marriage.

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Environmental Science students at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark have been conducting research on current environmental issues in the school library media center. Students choose a current environmental science topic, such as air pollution, honeybee colony collapse disorder, coastal dead zones, and begin researching the many possible causes and conflicts surrounding these issues. School Library Media Specialist Kate Ryan said, “It’s important that these freshmen learn the importance of academic research for these issues. I enjoy helping them access accurate, unbiased articles on these topics.” In the picture above, freshman Courtney O’Conner displays her scientific research on air pollution.

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This past week in Miss Palma’s 11th grade English class at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, students have been researching information on various topics associated with their first American play, Arthur Miller’s iconic American drama, The Crucible. Several topics included: The Salem Witch Trials, Communism and the Red Scare of the 1950s, Puritanism in New England, and McCarthyism. After completing their quest on the web, students were assigned groups and one specific topic to become experts on and present their findings to the class. Pictured above, students Marion Petite, Andrew Lemeira, and Stephanie Donah exchange information during class.

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Students in Louis Van Bergen’s AP Environmental Science class at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark recently modeled a predator-prey relationship and analyzed data collected over several days. They had to determine the variables that would allow the predators and prey to not only survive, but also reproduce. This proved to be the most challenging part or the lab. The students used large and small squares of paper to represent coyotes (predators) and mice (prey) respectively. Through some trial and error the students determined what impacts the predator and prey populations can have on one another. Pictured above, seniors Julia Villari (left) and Veronica Zatko (right) disperse the next generation of mice into the field in the Predator-Prey Modeling Lab. (Photo credit Mia Campanella.)

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Students in Laura Bundy’s third period health class at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark just started their unit on marriage. In this chapter, students will learn the responsibilities of marriage, parental responsibility and families. Other topics that will be discussed are divorce and remarriage. Seniors Vin Banek and Vin Fischetti are pictured above.

 (Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)


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