The Wellness Committee met on April 6 to develop elements and goals for a Wellness Policy to recommend to the Board for adoption in June. The next meeting is set for April 25 at 6:45 p.m.
An important meeting for the TBLCS will be held on May 3 after the monthly TIU 11’s superintendents’ meeting. The TBLCS charter will be the focus of discussion.
The annual PARSS conference will
take place on April 27-28 in
The annual TIU 11 convention
of boards of school directors will be held at 6:30 in McVeytown. Mr. Don
Whiteside and Mr. Bill Whiteside have registered to represent
The Rt. 522 bridge over I-70
will close on April 19, after the morning bus run. PennDot has made provisions
for access to the school by
The state is in its annual battle over school funding. We have based our budget on the governor’s budget numbers provided to us. Mrs. Keebaugh is in the final stages of assembling budget books for each board member. Dates for review must be set.
Student of the Month
The junior high student selected is Morgan Mills. Tracy Schriever is the senior high student of the month for April. Each will be presented a plaque and certificate at the April 18, 2006 meeting.
FFA had a dance in the cafeteria on April 7, 2006 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. They will be using the cafeteria from 4-11 for set up and tear down time.
The Needmore Volunteer Fire Company will be using the gym and cafeteria on April 22, 2006 for a Donkey Basketball Game. They are requesting a custodian and will pay the fees.
The Shooting Stars will be using the cafeteria on May 7 for Basket Bingo from 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. They have requested a custodian and will pay for it.
The FFA has requested the cafeteria and auditorium on May 26, 2006 for the FFA Chapter Banquet and Awards program from 3:00 – 10:00 including set up and tear down time.
Field Trip Report
The Job and College fair sponsored by the Votech was held at the McConnellsburg American Legion on Monday April 10, 2006. We didn’t force students to go and our numbers were down.
Mr. Sams took the German Club to the Holocaust Muesum for his annual trip on April 11, 2006. He left at 6:30 a.m. and returned at 5:00 p.m.
Mr. Poe has requested to take
the Sr. High Band to the
Ms. Bickel has requested to take the public speaking finalists to HACC for competition on April 20, 2006.
Ms. Booth has requested to
take the FBLA students that placed in the competition to the state competition
on April 19-21. This state competition
will be held in the
Mr. Poe had requested to take
the Sr. High Band and Guard to
Ms. Bickle has requested to take the FFA to the PA Farm Show Complex in April 22, 2006 for the annual Rodeo.
Mr. Hollenshead and Mr. Kuhne
requested taking the grades 7-12 Environthon teams to Cowan’s
Mrs. Mottern has requested to take the BUSTED group to the York PA Susan Byrnes Center on April 27, 2006 for a program coordinated with the Health and Science Curriculum for 5th and 6th graders and Busted Members.
Ms. Bickel has requested to take the FFA to the annual Williamsburg FFA Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, April 29, 2006.
Mr. Hoffner has requested to take the Seniors to H.B. Mellott’s Estate Inc. for the annual interview fair. This will be held May 3, 2006 from 8:10-11:45 a.m.
Mr. Hollenshead has requested to take the Environmental Club to the Land Judging Competition in McConnellsburg on May 3, 2006.
Mr. Kuhne and Mr. Hollenshead requested taking the 7-9 grade Eco Meet Teams
Mrs. Schriver has requested
to take the Physics class to
Conference Request Report
None this Month.
The HOPE team is sponsoring a Drug and Alcohol Awareness week April 24 – 28. I wanted to share with you some of the activities going on that week.
June 1, 2006 Field Day at the Elementary School
With the closing of the I-70 bridge, the elementary school will dismiss at 2:50 each day.
There were 58 students that registered for kindergarten for the 06-07 school year on March 30 and March 31.
Thomas Knox and Joan Peachey will be attending a conference entitled, “Guided Reading” on May 11, 2006.
Terra Nova Testing
The first and second grade students will be taking Terra Nova Tests on May 2, 3, and 4.
Strategic Planning Meeting for Pre-K
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 24 at 3:10 p.m. in the elementary library.
Accountability Block Grant
The ABG is completed and was submitted in early April.
A Community Relations Meeting was held on Monday, April 10 at 9:00 a.m.
Federal Programs Report
The Federal Program’s Monitoring was held on March 27 and 28. Everything seemed to go well; however, I am still waiting on the written report from the state.
We will no longer be receiving Title II D money as we have in the past. This was always used for technology. The state is now using it as a competitive grant.
Title V money will soon be obsolete. For the 06-07 school year, school districts will receive approximately 50% of what we received during the 05-06 school year.
A glass panel was replaced in an exterior door at the elementary.
A water pump was replaced in the emergency generator at the high school.
I attended a meeting at the McConnellsburg Fire hall for The Federal Emergency Management System. Once my attendance is recorded for the class and the appropriate paperwork is submitted, the school district may be eligible for some federal funds.
Business Manager Report
Income Tax Collector
I attended a meeting on April
11 with J P Harris Associates an earned income tax collector from
The Social Security Office in
CPU: Intel Pentium III 933Mhz
Disk Drive: 20GB
These were used to replace
older computers in classrooms. I may be
getting ten more computers from their
They also donated two 24 page per minute laser printers with duplex units. Most of the ones we have are 17 pages per minute and cannot duplex. I’ll be investigating how to best use these. There is a possibility of getting one more of these printers.