Daily Announcements

TO ALL OUR KUMPF TEACHERS....WE APPRECIATE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!

PARCC TESTING SCHEDULE REVISED AS OF APRIL 22, 2016~

Due to the technological issues experienced statewide during PARCC testing during the week of April 18th, it was necessary to revise our original testing schedule.  Please be advised that the first day of Grade 8 English Language Arts testing has been split across two days.  8th grade students were informed in school on Friday as to whether they would be testing on Monday, April 25th, or Tuesday, April 26th for part 1 of the English Language Arts assessment.  On Wednesday, April 27th, and Thursday, April 28th, all 8th grade students will complete sections 2 and 3, respectively, of the English Language Arts assessment. 

The original testing schedule will be restored on Friday, April 29th, with the administration of part 1 and part 2 of the Mathematics 7 assessment. While time was built in for make up exams, the revision to our schedule requires that we find additional time inside of the state-mandated testing window.  To do this, students who are absent during their scheduled testing dates will be pulled from class while other grade levels are testing in order to administer the necessary assessments.  Please be advised that our revised schedule now requires that 8th grade students will be testing on Thursday, April 28th, which is Take Your Child to Work Day.  In recognizing that missing class time is less than ideal, we strongly urge students to avoid absences during their scheduled testing dates.  

DATE

Test Area/Unit

Testing Time

Location

April

13

Math 8 - Part 1 & 2

Group A Molloy

160 Minutes

Completed

April

14

Math 8 - Part 3

Group A Molloy

80 Minutes

Completed

April 15

Math 8 - Part 1 & 2

Group B Picciano

160 Minutes

Completed

April 18

Math 8 - Part 3

Group B Picciano

80 Minutes

Completed

April 19

Geometry & Alg. Part 1

180 Minutes

Completed

April 20

No Testing- Issues with Pearson

Cancelled

April 21 & 22

Geometry & Alg. Part 2

Geometry & Alg. Part 3

180 Minutes

90 Minutes

Completed

April 25

ELA 8 Part 1

Group A

110 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

April 26

ELA 8 Part 1

Group B

110 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

April 27

ELA 8 Part 2 & 3

Group A

90 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

April 28

ELA 8 Part 2 & 3

Group B

90 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

April 29

Math 7 Part 1 & 2

160 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

May 2

Math 7 Part 3

80 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

May 3

ELA 7 Part 1

110 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

May 4

ELA 7 Part 2

110 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

May 5

ELA Part 3

90 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

May 6

Math 6 Part 1& 2

160 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

May 9

Math 6 Part 3

80 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

May 10

ELA 6 Part 1

110 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

May 11

ELA 6 Part 2

110 Minutes

Cafeteria/Library

May 12

May 13

ELA 6 Part 3

Make-ups

90 Minutes

Periods 1-4

Cafeteria/Library

Cafeteria




Congratulations!


Natalie McBride

Third Place Winner
2016 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest

Letter to Parents from the Interim Superintendent, Mr. Ed Grande 
PARCC Assessment 2016
State Standardized Testing Letter Spring 16.pdf


We are so proud of Ms. Vicki Hynes
CHK's 2016
Teacher of the Year


Carl H. Kumpf Middle School

2014-2017

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.
 

peer tutoring info letter(1).docx


Anti Bullying Specialist - Mrs. Lauren Marchak
Contact Information:
lmarchak@clarkschools.org 
Carl H. Kumpf Middle School
59 Mildred Terrace
Clark, New Jersey 07066
(732) 381-0400

Anti-Bullying Coordinator - Mr. Tom Misiak
Contact Information:
tmisiak@clarkschools.org
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
http://parentportal.clarkschools.org/Login.aspx
Please note that the system will update grades once per week.



Access to CLASS LINK from Home
ClassLink_Letter.doc

Please be advised:

Kumpf is a

 LATEX FREE building

due to

 SEVERE allergies.

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.



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
2nd floor info.doc

Bell Schedules


Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 5
CHK
ATTENDANCE MEETING - 9AM
STAFFULTY MEETING - 3PM
PTA MEETING - 7PM

Monday, May 9
CHK
FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING- 3PM
Wednesday, May 11
CHK
NJHS INDUCTION CEREMONY
7:00PM


Tuesday, May 17
6TH GRADE TEAM
CAREER DAY
Thursday, May 19
8TH GRADE TRIP

Weather

Today, 5/5/2016
High: 60 Low: 51
Chance rain showers
36% chance of precipitation.
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High: 62 Low: 51
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43% chance of precipitation.