Administrative Reports



Southern Fulton School District Work Session


Tuesday, February 20, 2007



District Report

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.



High School Report


Success Stories




 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 Bucktail Area High School and Sugar Valley Rural Charter School; however the festival was held at Lock Haven University.


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.




i-Safe Update

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.


Building Usage


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 Harrisburg on February 17 & 18. 


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 Juniata College for a Math competition on February 21.  They are taking the driver’s ed. car.


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 Williamsburg on March 16-18 for the annual cheerleading competition. 


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 Martinsburg, PA.


Because of snow Mrs. Mottern is requesting to take the Art Honor Society to the Franklin Science Museum & Art Institute of Philadelphia on April 5, 2007, to view the King Tut exhibit.





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 Pittsburgh.  Payment is from the grant.


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 conference in Harrisburg as budgeted.


Matt Quigg is requesting to go to the AD conference on March 22 and 23.



Elementary Report


PTA News


The Wolfgang fundraiser ends on February 21.


The next PTA meeting will be held on Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.


Building Usage


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 Sandra Strait will be attending a conference entitled, “Intervention Strategies for Preventing Early Learning Failure” on March 7, 2007, in Hagerstown, MD.


NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)


Southern Fulton Elementary fourth-graders have been selected to take part in this national assessment.  The assessment will take place on February 21, 2007. 






Nature Trail


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. 


PSSA Information


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. 


Kindergarten Registration


At this time, there are 47 students signed up for kindergarten registration.


Upcoming Events




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.



Facilities Manager Report


Nothing to report.




Business Manager Report


Nothing to report.




Technology Specialist Report


Internet Outage


Our Internet connection was unavailable all of January 22 due to a communication problem in Breezewood.


eRate Status


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.