Schools

Fireman Visits Franklin Students

RAHWAY — The pre-kindergarten students in Kathleen Harris’ class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway enjoyed interacting with a fireman dressed in full firefighting gear during a recent visit. The children learned about fire prevention and safety during Fire Safety Month.

Students Celebrate School’s Namesake

RAHWAY — After learning about the achievements of their school’s namesake, the fifth grade students in Deborah Prakapas’ class at Roosevelt School in Rahway wrote persuasive letters explaining why Theodore Roosevelt deserved the honor of being sculpted on Mount Rushmore.

Local Educator Wins Award

RAHWAY– Dr. Carlo Parravano, Executive Director of the Merck Institute for Science Education (MISE), has been named Educator of the Year by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, an organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of research and development in New Jersey.

Knot Just Tasty

CLARK — The 5th grade class committee held a soft pretzel sale at Valley Road School on a recent half day. The proceeds from the sale will go towards the 5th grade activities fund.

St. John Students Excel

CLARK — Out of 13 competing area grammar schools, St. John the Apostle’s School in Clark eighth-graders tied for second place in the 39th annual Scholastic Olympics hosted by Roselle Catholic High School.

Puppets With A Purpose

CLARK — Arthur L. Johnson High School’s Puppetry Club paid a visit to Valley Road School to teach the students about bullying. With the hand-held puppets serving as the actors, the puppeteers used a variety of role-played skits to illustrate to the audience the many different forms of bullying.