School Safety In-service
The Pennsylvania State Police school safety in-service was held as scheduled and staff were present.
New Cafeteria Scanning System
The new cafeteria scanning system has been implemented and students and staff are slowly being acclimated to the new system.
School Delays and Cancellations
To date we have had 6 two hour delays, 2 cancellations, and 1 early dismissal. One day was made up on February 16, and the next scheduled make-up day is April 5.
The PAFFA Record-book contest was held on February 8 -10, 800 record-books were judged from 70+ schools and 37 counties. Our students' books were judged on planning, leadership, income/expense summary, employment, an entrepreneurship based on their SAE projects for the 2006 year, which was from January 1 to December 31, 2006. Their point totals determined if they received a gold, silver, or bronze medal.
Keri Schriever-Goat Finishing- Gold Medal, Fulton County Winner, 3rd out of 30
Josh Sipes- Beef Finishing-Silver Medal, 20th out of 50
Tyler Trail- Swine Finishing-Bronze Medal
Courtney Trainor-Off Farm Employment-Bronze Medal
Stacy Mellott-Swine Finishing-Silver Medal
Brittany Spade-Pleasure Horse-Silver Medal, 12th out of 41
Heather Pittman, Rabbit Production and Off Farm Employment
Traber Fischer represented Southern Fulton at the PMEA
District 4 Band Festival Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 15, 16, &
17. The festival was co-hosted by
Owleus Bullying Program
Owleus Bullying Prevention is an elementary, middle, and high school age program that offers school-wide interventions, classroom-level interventions, and individual-level interventions to target where bullying is happening within schools.
Use in elementary, middle and high school (6-15 years old).
Use to target where bullying is happening within your school by having students fill out anonymous surveys.
Choose to form a Bullying Committee of students and teachers that will meet monthly.
Use this program to look at your policies and procedures dealing with bullying.
Develop a coordinated system of supervision during passing periods or breaks such as lunch or recess.
Implement class meetings about bullying and peer relationship
Teach as often as allowed •• ••• ••
Student and Faculty Training can be designed to best meet your district’s needs. Training can be done in four to six hours with ongoing follow-up on a quarterly basis. Multiple formats for teaching materials are incorporated including: role playing, videos, PowerPoint, and hands-on activities. Students are trained in: the six pillars of character, empathy, the bullying and bystander effect, and techniques to teach other students.
The IU will train us for cost of materials at approximately $1000 total. We will present the survey that has to be completed before training can take place. We would like to start training our teams after the PSSA in April; then a second training for the core team during the summer. We would do a district wide training at one of the August in-services.
As a follow up to the board presentation, and with shown interest there will be a parent informational meeting on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The student forum will present internet safety to the elementary on April 10 for the presentation in grades 4-6.
The FFA is requesting to use the cafeteria on February 28, 2007 from 6:00 – 10:00 for a Pesticide Education Continuing Education Workshop as done in the past.
Field Trip Report
Ms. Bickel and the FFA went to
the annual ACES convention in
The STARS Program for good behavior is taking the 7th and 8th graders with no demerits and passing grades to Berkley Springs Bowlarama on February 21 as budgeted.
Mrs. Dickerhoff is requesting
to take the Math Club to
On March 3, Debbie Hixon is requesting to take the cheerleaders to the Sideling Hill Competition in McConnellsburg.
On March 3, Ms. Bickel and the FFA are requesting to go to their annual Blue Knob Ski trip.
On March 9 the FFA has requested to go to the annual Bellwood Antis FFA Basketball tournament.
The cheerleaders have
requested to go to
Ms. Bickel has requested the FFA go to the SLLC Conference in Grantville PA on March 25-27. They will participate in hands on learning activities.
On March 29 the FFA
is requesting to go to their annual Area Public Speaking Conference at
Because of snow Mrs. Mottern is requesting to take the
Art Honor Society to the Franklin Science
Museum & Art Institute of
Conference Request Report
On March 5 & 6 the SAP
Team consisting of Julie Dickerhoff, Karen Solomon, Jen Keebaugh, Linda
Schriever, and Sandy Crouse are requesting to go to the SAP conference in
On March 4, 5, & 6 the
junior high team consisting of Valerie White, Wendy Ritz and Heather
Hollenshead are requesting to go to the PMSA-middle school association
Matt Quigg is requesting to go to the AD conference on March 22 and 23.
The Wolfgang fundraiser ends on February 21.
The next PTA meeting will be held on Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.
The Needmore Kids Craft Club has requested to use the grounds (outside) for an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, 2007, from 1-3 p.m.
The Warfordsburg Area Youth Soccer has requested to use the lobby on February 10 and 17 from 10-12 Noon for soccer registration.
Herb Brambley, Denise Conley,
Terry Shade, and
NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
I have received notification that we have been approved to proceed with the second round of the $15,000 grant application. Herb Brambley and Lory Baker have been working diligently on this grant.
The window for the PSSA Writing Test has been extended by three days to Wednesday, February 28, due to inclement weather.
Meeting with First-grade Parents
The first-grade teachers, reading teachers, and I will be meeting with some first-grade parents on February 26, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss strategies to increase their child’s reading skills.
At this time, there are 47 students signed up for kindergarten registration.
21 4th-graders to take NAEP Assessment; 3:30 PANA Meeting
22 Kindergarten Registration
23 Kindergarten Registration
26 6:00 p.m. Meeting with First-grade parents
12-23 PSSA Window for math and reading (grades 3-6)
16 3-7:00 p.m. Art Festival
27 Group Pictures
Federal Programs Report
Nothing to report.
Nothing to report.
Business Manager Report
Nothing to report.
Our Internet connection was unavailable all of January 22 due to a communication problem in Breezewood.
Form 471 has been submitted. This form indicates those services we plan to purchase/implement in the 07-08 school year. It lists the vendors and estimated prices for those services. If all is approved, we should be rebated approximately $15,000 for these services.