By Erin Heaning
In the week preceding winter break student council at Arthur L Johnson High School, led by new advisors Ms. Wronski and Mr. Raguseo, spearheaded a spirit week campaign with five fun-filled days of holiday inspired themes.
To kick off the week, Monday was candy cane day as students were encouraged to don their red and white stripes and colors to resemble a candy cane. The most popular dress up for most included red and white striped socks but some students and teachers even went so far as to dress with red and white clothes and suspenders.
Tuesday was holiday hat day. From Santa hats to reindeer antlers, a multitude of students participated.
Wednesday encouraged the greatest creativity as students were instructed to “dress like a present”. Some students showed their spirit with simple but elegant bows in their hair, while others went so far as to wrap their entire bodies in wrapping paper.
Thursday will be Holiday Sock Day, followed by Friday's Ugly Sweater Day. Look for an update later in the week.
Students in Laura Bundy’s Driver Education class at ALJ in Clark met Judge Gary Bundy on December 13th. Judge Bundy is the Municipal Court Judge for Roselle Park and Garwood, NJ. He spoke about many essential topics dealing with teen driving and the law. There are many different laws drivers have to abide by, especially new drivers. Judge Bundy spoke about; provisional license, underage DUI, DUI and illegal drug use in a vehicle. ALJ students were very engaged in each topic and asked some excellent questions.
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, members of the Crusader Athletic Leadership Council met in the Arthur L. Johnson High School IMC. This is the seventh year for the Crusader Athletic Leadership Council, an organization that has been founded to help educate our student athletes on some of the expectations that we have for them as they compete interscholastically in a variety of athletics. We hope that by informing this council of some of our expectations, we will be able to foster an open and healthy relationship amongst our student athletes, the school culture, and the community of Clark.
The C.A.L.C.’s welcomed Keirsten Sires as a guest speaker to discuss leadership and the recruiting process as it pertains to all student athletes. Keirsten played tennis and soccer in college at Skidmore, and started a project in her entrepreneurship class called Locker Room Talk. Locker Room Talk is a platform that aims to keep the college recruiting process honest & easy, while providing high school athletes and their families with invaluable information during the recruiting process. They offer seminars, workshops and consulting to high school student-athletes across the country.
Gus Kalikas, Athletic Director at Arthur L. Johnson High School, had this to say about the event. “The C.A.L.C. was thrilled to have Keirsten Sires come and speak to us on multiple topics relevant to high school athletics today, including recruiting. Keirsten reached all of our students and left them with great strategies that will not only help on the fields, courts, and mats, but also in the game of recruiting. She was a true professional and delivered a wonderful message.”