Special Announcements

  • Congratulations to Desirée Santos on being selected as a 2020 Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) recipient, granted the Affiliate Honorable Mention prize.

    In related news, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is hosting a YouTube livestream. The link will be updated on May 30th.

  • Congratulations to the Cranford High School students who placed in the top six of their events at the New Jersey DECA State Career Development Conference which was held from March 2-4, 2020 in Atlantic City, NJ. Cranford High School sent 34 students to this conference to compete against more than 5,000 students representing 108 schools from across New Jersey.

    2nd Place - Lee Rosenthal (11) & Ryan Rosenthal (11), Entrepreneurship Team Decision-Making Event
    4th Place - Dierdre Tighe (11) & Rachael Durant (11), Hospitality Services Team Decision-Making Event
    4th Place - Robert Kelly (11), Automotive Services Series Event

    Other NJ State Finalists and their events include:

    William Johnson (10) - Hotel and Lodging Management Series, Role Play 1
    Griffin Dowd (11) - Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series, Role Play 1
    Doris Khoury (10) - Principles of Business Management, Finalist
    Adam Nataline (11) & Noah Kopla (11)- Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making Event, Finalists

    Congratulations to all Cranford High School DECA delegates who attended this conference and continued the tradition of pride and success.
    We would also like to express our sincere appreciation to Ms. Donna Cathcart and Ms. Cindy Keyasko for their club guidance and mentorship, with special recognition to Advisor Mrs. Cynthia Keyasko was also recognized for 10 years of service to Cranford High School DECA. Additional thanks to the faculty & staff who joined them, ensuring student support & safety.

  • These are the Students of the Month for April:

    Lyla Cassidy
    John Cocarro

    Sydney Hedrak
    Justin Lotito

    Mackenna Heesters
    Lee Rosenthal

    Los Señiors:
    Andrew Dinspechin
    Ana Ramos

  • These are the Students of the Month for March:

    Evan Lampon-Paz
    Megan Turner

    Anthony Lacorazza
    Asher Schectman

    Jaden Johnson-Feggans
    Aaron Nataline

    Los Señiors:
    Grace Caldwell
    Abby Heller

  • Congratulations to the Cranford High School community for continuing to be one of the top high schools in the state and country. Thank you to the parents, teachers, students and staff for all of your tremendous support. Please follow the link here for the U.S. News High School rankings.

  • The Class of 2020's top 5% has been decided! This video contains a compilation of the best-in-slot students of this year's senior class. Make sure to give them all well deserved congratulations for their venerable accomplishments!

  • "Cranford High School has been named the No. 46 top public high school in New Jersey for athletes, according to the latest Niche best school rankings."

    Check out this article for more information.
    Be sure to show your appreciation for the diligence of our sports teams!

  • These are the Students of the Month for February:

    Gabriella Baiada
    Lily Young

    Grace Kallensee
    Nicholas Swandrak

    Dan Klimko
    Sarah Martin

    Los Señiors:
    Alyssa Gesslin
    Megan Quinn

  • These are the Students of the Month for January:

    Katelyn Shaw
    Avery Toddings

    Megan Zalinkanskas
    Gabriella Pecoraro

    Cameron Matheson
    Samantha Romito

    Los Señiors:
    Isabella Iacoviello
    Nicholas Assaf

  • These are the Students of the Month for December:

    Gina Agnone
    Jonah Horne

    Kayla Arch
    Ryan Walsh

    John Niemsyk
    Luke DiGiovanni

    Los Señiors:
    Gianna Carroll
    Nick Kokai

  • CHS and the Cranford School district dedicated and named the library in honor of Dr. Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe. Thank you to all those who contributed and planned for this monumentous occasion. Please visit the newly named Dr. Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe Library and Learning Commons.

    Here is a video of the TV35 production.
    Here is a short video coprised by Grace Kallensee.

  • Congratulations to Mrs. Balseiro for being one of ten finalists for the Princeton University Prize for Secondary School Teaching!

  • The following Latin students earned Bronze medals on the National Classical Etymology Exam that was offered on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019:

    Ryan Rosenthal - Latin 4
    Rachel Sweet - Latin 3

    The National Classical Etymology Exam tested a student's knowledge of Latin and Greek roots.

  • The Cranford High School Mock Trial Team competed in the Union County semi-finals for the second year in a row, led by our student lawyers, Lee Rosenthal (11) and Lilly Young (9). The 2019-20 trial was a criminal case involving the killing of a beloved police dog, McGreggor. This year the team welcomed Mr. Jesse Hynes, Cranford resident and lawyer at Hynes Elder Law, who coached and mentored the students weekly in preparation for the case.

    Lee and Lilly

  • Today was the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey's (STANJ) Governor's Awards Competition. Please congratulate the Acting & Tech students on their achievements today:

    • Molly O'Shea, Dramatic Monologue Finalist
    • Chloe LaSalle & Mairead Young, Dramatic Pairs Finalists
    • Autumn Clarke & Katie Malanka, Improvisation Finalists
    • Vivianna Beckford & Diego Colon, 3rd Place Comedic Pairs
    • Isabella Lijoi, 2nd Place Best Actress in State
    • Dan Klimko, 2nd Place Best Actor in State
    • "Trophies" starring Max Wisnefski, Isabella Lijoi, Dan Klimko, Chloe LaSalle, & Sullivan Grace, 1st Place Best Scene
    • Lee Rosenthal, 1st Place Character Analysis Monologue
    • Lee Rosenthal, 1st Place Pantomime Solo
    • Lee & Ryan Rosenthal, 1st Place Pantomime Pairs
    • Sarah Kudron, 1st Place Best Stage Manager
    • Bailey Croft, Musical Solo Finalist
    • Sullivan Grace & Dan Klimko, Musical Pair Finalists

  • Cranford HS DECA is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 District Competition, held Thursday, January 2 at Kean University. These students are now eligible to attend the NJ State Career Development Conference on March 2-4, 2020 at Harrah's in Atlantic City.

    If you should see any of these students, please congratulate them on their accomplishments.

    DECA 2020

  • These are the Students of the Month for November:

    Gina Agnone
    Jonah Horne

    Kayla Arch
    Ryan Walsh

    John Niemsyk
    Luke DiGiovanni

    Los Señiors:
    Gianna Carroll
    Nick Kokai

  • Members of the CHS WebTeam and Web Design 2 experimented with the library's new Ozobots!

    Students playing with Ozobots.

  • The CHS Fine Art Department, led by teachers Joanne Knego and Julie Barkin, traveled to the Grounds for Sculpture.

    Fine Arts Dept. image 1

    Fine Ards Dept. image 2

  • The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company led a master class for the CHS Dance 1 students.

    Image of dance class

  • Students in Ron Hoglund's Honors Modern World History class curated an art exhibit called "Forgotten Histories: Art and Photography Outside the Western World."

    Students assembling the exhibit

  • These are the Students of the Month for October:

    Mateo Wilde
    Connor Hoefling

    Michael Kawczynski
    Taliyah Coffee

    Marcus Johnson
    Peter Roefaro

    Los Señiors:
    Ben Jones
    Desirée Santos

  • Friday afternoon the CHS Interact Club had a bake sale for Rotary International's Polio cause. They are working on eradicating polio throughout the world. The Rotary matched our donation.

    Saturday the Interact and Earlyact Clubs, along with the Cranford Rotary, volunteered at the Cerebral Palsy 5k.

    Sunday the CHS Interact Club volunteered at the Cranford/Elmora Soup Kitchen.

    Club members at the soup kitchen

  • The CHS Latin Club has entered the Scarecrow Stroll for the 10th year in a row! Their scarecrow, “Perseus and the Medusa” is hanging out on the corner of South Ave. and Walnut Ave. Emma Baumann, Lauren Brown, Rebecca Gathercole, and Victoria Lima set him up for the entire Cranford Community to enjoy!

    The Latin Club's scarecrow

  • The Cranford High School Art Department hosted a visit from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Rachel Dorsey.

    Student with Rachel Dorsey #1
    Student with Rachel Dorsey #2

  • The Cranford High School Diversity Council was joined by members of the Global Affairs Cohort and attended a performance called Yasmina’s Necklace at Kean University.

    Large group of CHS students at Kean

  • The Cranford High School Dance Program hosted a ten-day residency with Alex Bigelson, Associate Artistic Director of 10 Hairy Legs Dance Company.

    Group hug

    Students at dance class

  • The Global Affairs Cohort visited New York City and were able to meet with representatives from both the Swiss and Brazilian Consulates.

    Global Affairs in NYC

  • Cranford High School hosted the Fall Club Fair on Thursday, October 3rd in the lower gym during lunch. Over 25 organizations participated and shared information about their group and sign-up information. The Spring Club Fair is currently scheduled for February 6th during lunch.

    Fall Club Fair in the lower gym

  • These are the Students of the Month for September:

    Gabe Valladares
    Lara Marques

    Olivia Tardibuono
    Ethan Sachs

    Joe Carrea
    Lena Graven

    Los Señiors:
    Andrew Tessitore
    Max Wisnefski

  • "For the first time this year, the Cranford Public Schools District has implemented a youth mental health first aid program as part of its larger safety initiative."

    Check out this article to learn more.

  • According to usnews.com, Cranford High School is ranked #48 in New Jersey, #124 in the NY Metro Area, and #1,096 nation-wide.