German Heritage Council of NJ Scholarship

The German Heritage Council of New Jersey is offering several scholarships for 2017 in amounts ranging from $500 – $1000.  A special scholarship, honoring the former chairman Ted Hierl, will be awarded to an exceptionally qualified candidate in the amount of $1000 or greater. The applicant must: Be a New Jersey high school senior. Either have a parent or grandparent of German heritage, who is currently a member of a German Club/organization, or have taken German classes. Fill out the entire application. Send in an official transcript from the attended high school and include a list of activities. Write a one-page Read More …

Breakfast Club

The first Saturday of every month during the school year, Deutsche Sprachschule (DSS) parents are invited to join in fellowship over a cup of coffee or a typical New Jersey Diner meal to share DSS stories, discuss issues and concerns, or swap ideas. The Kaffeeklatsch/Breakfast Club is a forum in which new parents can glean information from the experiences and knowledge of long-standing members on such things as future language certification, scholarship, and job opportunities for their students. Discussions about classroom environment, curriculum, and activities can also yield valuable feedback for DSS management and staff. Manny’s Diner, 1030 Raritan, Rd., Clark, NJ, is only 2.5 miles (8 mins) from the Read More …

45th President

The inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the nation’s 45th president will shine a spotlight on the small village of Kallstadt, located in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, as it was from there that the president’s ancestor, Friedrich Trump, emigrated in 1885. Trump is a German surname derived from the word for “drum.” The name is on record in Kallstadt from the 17 th century, and has been spelled many different ways including Drumpf, Drumb, Tromb, Trum, Dromb and Trump. Friedrich Trump emigrated in 1885 at the age of 16, became a citizen in 1892, and during the Alaska Gold Rush amassed a modest fortune by opening restaurants Read More …

Deutscher Club Scholarship

Dear Parents, The Deutscher Club of Clark awards a three week summer trip to an eligible student whose parents or grandparents have been members for the last three years. The trip is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German, a national organization that sets the requirements for applicants. Students must have two years of German experience, be 16 – 18 years old, and be enrolled in high school. A chosen applicant can then select from one of five locations in Germany to live with a host family with a teenager of similar age. The student will attend the Read More …

Holiday Fundraising Event

Dear Parents and Friends, On Saturday November 19th, the school’s annual Holiday Fundraising Event will take place in the auditorium from 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM. Please support this event! The proceeds will allow us to purchase additional teaching materials for our students. Our supplier, Frau Gerda Riedel, will have the following specialties available for you: Stollen, Dominosteine, Lebkuchen, Spekulatius, Ritter and Milka Chocolates, Chocolate Santa Clauses, Advent Calendars, Marzipan, Mozartkugeln, German Coffee, Hengstenberg Rotkraut, Sauerkraut, Gurken and more! Please be advised, payment can be accepted in cash only. We thank you in advance for your support. Best regards, llse Read More …

Christmas Market 2016

Dear Members, On November 20th, the German School will be represented at the Christmas Market (Christkindl Markt) at the Deutscher Club of Clark. We invite you to visit our booth and sample delicious Christmas cookies, Lebkuchen, and Glühwein between 12 noon and 5 PM. In addition, we are accepting donations of traditional German Christmas cookies, decorated and individually wrapped. (Please include a list of ingredients). Cookies can be dropped off during school hours on Saturday, 11/19. Remember to record your donation on the sign in sheet located in the lobby. Please contact Ursula Gyarmati with any questions at registrar@thegermanschool.org. Your Read More …

New Adult Class Offering

Dear Students, I am pleased to inform you that we are now offering a new German course at the Deutscher Club of Clark, geared towards intermediate level students. This new class will be taught by Mr. Veniero, who has instructed Saturday courses at the German Language School for many years. This course will be offered on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be a total of 28 sessions, starting October 27th. We would like to welcome all new and continuing adult students for a free trial session. Please contact the registrar, Ursula Gyarmati, if you are interested. To register, please use our Read More …

Back to School 2016

Dear Parents, Our Back to School Morning will take place on October 8th. You are invited to visit your child’s classroom between 9:15 AM and 10:00 AM to observe the educational activities. At 10:10 AM please join our President, Majorie Crawford, in the school library, for an academic overview of the 2016 – 2017 school year. Light refreshments will be served. This is an excellent opportunity to get engaged in your child’s educational experience. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Best regards, Ilse Maier School Board Chair German Language School, Inc.

2016 – 2017 School Year

Dear Parents, The start of the new school year is just a few weeks away! September 10th will be the first day of school. Doors will open at 8:30 AM; classes start at 9:15 AM and run until 12:15 PM. Please see our updated calendar for upcoming Saturdays we will be in session. At this time we are pleased to announce the launch of the German school’s new website: www.thegermanschool.org. Among the upgrades are a registration and billing system, allowing you to make payments through PayPal. Details regarding the registration and payment procedure can be found here. We thank you for your cooperation and are looking forward to another successful school year. Read More …