We are so proud of Ms. Vicki Hynes
Teacher of the Year
Carl H. Kumpf Middle School
CARL H. KUMPF MIDDLE SCHOOL
The mission of Carl H. Kumpf Middle School is to meet the academic, social, and personal needs and interests of its students. Working together with the community and parents, the staff and administration strive to develop the whole child in a nurturing and caring environment. The middle school years can be a period of great uncertainty and confusion for any child, and it is the goal of the entire school community that each child realize that he or she is special in a unique way. Through innovative academic and extracurricular activities, the students at Carl H. Kumpf middle School are given the opportunity to develop their district talents. Teachers are encouraged to develop integrated learning activities that promote higher thinking skills.
Students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School are offered a rigorous comprehensive flexible/block curriculum program that encompasses forty minute core subject areas (Science, Social Studies Physical Education/Health, World Language, extensive elective program); eighty minute Mathematic classes and Language Arts. Teachers emphasize writing skills across the curriculum during teaming periods as an integral part of the learning process. School performance objectives are designed to accentuate this unique learning technique.
Carl H. Kumpf Middle School is in the seventh year of teaming the sixth grade students and fourth year of teaming the seventh and eighth grade students. This school within a school concept has allowed for grade level gym and lunch, and cycle periods and allowed more time for collaborative learning with teachers, counselors, character education, and social education. The teams are given a common planning/meeting period to discuss individual students and develop interdisciplinary units.
The PSI and PMI, researched based programs, offer responder/Smartboard technology and effective interactive Science/Math classes that add rigor to the curriculum as well as encourage student involvement and promote enthusiasm. The PMI and PSI classes have collaborative work stations by which students discuss Mathematics and Science problem solving. Teachers are able to assess student progress immediately by utilizing the responders and, hence determining the pace of the instruction. Adding Smartboards to all of our classrooms has created a wonderful, state of the art classroom. Overall, with the increased number of Smartboards and Apple carts, we have set Carl H. Kumpf for success. Also, NOOKS in Language Arts classes help promote enthusiasm for reading. Language Arts grade six classes will be infusing Reading Wonders into the curriculum as it will help prepare our students with the upcoming PARCC test in the Spring.
Our elective programs available to students include band, chorus, cultural arts, art, informational technology and multimedia technology. Each elective course has a curriculum designed to challenge a student, while providing the student with the opportunity to choose a course that meets his or her individual strength.
Carl H. Kumpf middle School also offers each student the opportunity to get involved in various extracurricular activities. Clubs and activities include service clubs such as Student Council, Builders Club, National Junior Honor Society and Peer Leadership. These clubs perform many community service activities for both the school and local community. Carl H. Kumpf also offers a homework club three days a week with one on one National Junior Honor Society tutoring. These clubs encourage students to foster a sense of commitment to others and citizenship. Other clubs such as: Dance Club, School Play, Fun and Games Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Culture Club, Reading Club, Science Olympiad and ATOMS provide students with after school activities that meet student interests socially and academically. Carl H. Kumpf Middle School offers competitive interscholastic sports program as well. The sports program includes boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and field hockey.
As a recently honored Schools to Watch, Carl H. Kumpf Middle School staff and administration are continually looking for ways to enhance the school environment to better serve the needs of its students. By exploring new teaching techniques, adopting new academic models, continuing the integration of technology into the classroom, increasing community involvement, and expanding the curriculum, Carl H. Kumpf Middle School will remain a place where students feel challenged academically. We pride ourselves in fostering a safe and comfortable learning environment for our students. Our hope is that all students will be able to express themselves in a variety of ways as they become productive citizens in society.
Our Mission Statement: Carl H. Kumpf School exists to serve the unique academic, social, and emotional needs of students during a period of significant cognitive growth, and as they mature into adolescence. The staff of Kumpf School is committed to creating challenging educational opportunities based on rigorous academic standards. All aspects of our school's curricular and extracurricular activities are focused on the developmental needs of our students and designed to accommodate individual learning styles so that all of our students may experience success.
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Anti Bullying Specialist - Mrs. Lauren Marchak
Carl H. Kumpf Middle School
59 Mildred Terrace
Clark, New Jersey 07066
Anti-Bullying Coordinator - Mr. Tom Misiak
Arthur L. Johnson High School
365 Westfield Avenue
Clark, New Jersey 07066
(732) 382-0910, Ext. 3254
PARENT PORTAL ACCESS
Students' grades may be accessed online via the Parent Portal
Please note that the system will update grades once per week.
Access to CLASS LINK from Home
Please be advised:
Kumpf is a
LATEX FREE building
Please contact a building administrator or the school nurse if you should have questions as to whether or not an item contains latex. If in doubt, please err on the side of caution and do not allow your child to bring the item into the building. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
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2nd Floor Youth Helpline
The 2nd Floor is a toll free helpline that can help students with their daily life challenges. See the attached letter for more information. 888-222-2228