Christmas Program on December 8th 2018

To our German School Community,   You are cordially invited to our annual Christmas Program, to be held this coming Saturday December 8th, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. in the school’s auditorium.   Music Director, Frau Tetzlaff, prepared our students for weeks to perform a medley of songs for parents and friends.   Please come and enjoy your children’s performance and a visit from Santa.   After the conclusion of the program you are invited to enjoy coffee and cake.   Wishing you a Merry Christmas,   The Board of Officers and Trustees of the German Language School, Inc. Ilse Maier Read More …

Seeking German Teachers

The German Language School of Union County, Winfield, New Jersey, is seeking candidates to fill a middle to high school level teaching position. Preferred qualifications include: Native German speaker, bilingual German/English or C1/C2 German language profile Experience as a teacher, teaching assistant, or substitute teacher Willing to work Saturday mornings from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm from September through the end of May Sustained level of comfort applying technology in the classroom If you are interested in joining a striving German community and a team of professional German teachers, are passionate speaking and teaching the German language, and enjoy working Read More …

Loss of Mr. Albrecht Maier, Former DSS President

Dear Parents and Friends,   Albrecht Maier, 86, of Clark, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 23, 2018.   Mr. Maier was born in St. Georgen, Germany to Artur and Emma (Trautwein) Maier. He came to the United States in 1962. He lived in Linden, prior to moving to Clark 45 years ago. Mr. Maier was a co-owner of JMK Auto Sales of Springfield for 50 years, retiring in 2015. He was a member of the Deutscher Club of Clark. He was the Past Chairman of the NJ German-American Steuben Parade Committee and Past Chairman of the German-American Heritage Read More …

Open House 2018

Welcome to a New School Year! Please join us for open house at The German Language School of Union County on Saturday, September 29th. 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM – Classroom Visit Parents with more than one child are kindly asked to switch classrooms every 15 minutes. 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM – Presentation by Frau Köllmann, Principal Topics will include: Language Profiles and Evaluations Parent and Teacher Collaboration 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Refreshments in the Teachers Lounge Parent volunteers who enjoy baking and are interested in providing a homemade cake for the event (one hour volunteer credit) are invited to Read More …

First Day of School

Dear Parents,   We hope that you are enjoying a wonderful summer. We are delighted that you are part of our learning community.   The school doors will open at 9:00 am on September 8th, 2018. Please report to the teachers’ lounge for completion of the online registration process.   A list of student class assignments will be available from our assistant located in the lobby.   Looking forward to an exciting new school year!   Ursula Gyarmati Registrar German School of Union County

Registration for the 2018 – 2019 School Year Is Now Open

Dear Parents, The German School of Union County invites all students to register for the 2018 – 2019 school year. Our online registration is available now. Please follow the following registration procedure, as our policies have changed: Registration Dates for the 2018 – 2019 School Year Returning Students Register: Starting May 19th and ending August 15 New Student Register: Ongoing Initial tuition payments for new and returning students must be made by August 15th in order to secure your children’s placement. Please contact the registrar with any questions or concerns regarding the registration. Ursula Gyarmati Registrar

End of Year Program and Schulfest

To our German School Community, Please be reminded, on Saturday, May 12th, 2018, students, parents, and guests will meet – regular school time – at the Deutscher Club Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, Clark, NJ (Parkway exit 135) for our End of School Year Celebration. Winfield School will be closed. All students will have to report to their teachers by 9:15 a.m. at their assigned tables. The official program will start at 9:30 a.m., followed by the students’ presentation of songs and dances, arranged by music teacher Frau Tetzlaff. A DJ will further entertain us. After an early lunch – 11:30 a.m. – the Schulfest will begin. Our students are Read More …

Avant STAMP Test Now Offered

Dear School Community, The German School will be offering the Avant STAMP test starting in 2018.  Avant STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) 4S determines language proficiency in 4 domains (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking) for grades 7-16. Avant STAMP 4S is web-based and computer-adaptive, with real-world questions on topics selected to be level-appropriate based on research into topics taught at each level. With completion of the STAMP and by reaching a certain number of points, students will be able to apply for the Seal of Biliteracy within their school district. You can learn more about the Avant STAMP testing and the Seal Read More …

German Heritage Council of NJ 2018 Scholarship

To Our School Community, In 2018 the German Heritage Council of NJ will again offer several scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $1000. Once again we are also awarding a special scholarship to an exceptionally qualified candidate in the amount of $1000 or greater in memory of former chairman Ted Hierl. This is to honor his more than 20 years of outstanding leadership in the German Heritage Council of NJ. Please refer to the following document for detailed information: German Heritage Council of New Jersey – 2018 Scholarship We encourage all of our college bound students to apply. Best Read More …

2018 Board of Officers and Trustees Election

To Our German School Community, You are invited to attend the annual membership meeting and Board of Officers and Trustees election to be held on January 27th, 2018 at 9:30 AM in the school library. Order of Business: Reading of the minutes from January 2017, annual reports from officers, election of officers and trustees. Slate of Officers for 2018: President – Barbara Oberding Vice President – Annemarie Monschein Recording Secretary – Birgit Maier Registrar – Ursula Gyarmati Public Relations -Bianca Bubenik Financial Secretary – Christine Clark Chair of Trustees – Marjorie Crawford Please consider attending the meeting and learning about the future of our German school. Make Read More …