Welcome to "The Park Press" Website

Home of the Park Middle School Newspaper Club

Scotch Plains, NJ


Advisors: Mrs. Lauren Lukac and Mrs. Michelle Arminio

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The purpose of the Newspaper Club is to provide students with current information on events that are occurring at Park and in the community. The newspaper also provides an opportunity for students to voice their opinions and share original writings. We publish a paper called "THE PARK PRESS".

The Newspaper Club is open to all Park 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The meetings are held every Tuesday from 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm under the supervision of the club advisor. The meetings are run by the 8th grade editor-in-chief. At the meetings, members brainstorm and "claim" articles. Once a member takes responsibility for an article, he/ she is responsible for writing the same independently. The club advisor provides necessary resources as well as reviews all articles.

Each member of the newspaper club is responsible for drafting, revising, editing, and publishing at least one article per edition. All members are expected to attend meetings regularly.

Students who join the newspaper club should have an interest in the writing process. Every member benefits by participating because they gain practical experience with this process. Seeing their published work gives them a great sense of pride and accomplishment!