The first rounds of meetings with administrators and supervisors has concluded. Once the numbers are compiled, the administration will again review the budget requests to prioritize and adjust as necessary. A Budget Committee meeting date and time have to be set.
As approved in August, the
superintendent will attend the annual PARSS conference in
The prom is on May 10 from 5:00 to 10:30. Consider you and your spouse as invited, but please let Dr. Gilliland know if you plan to attend.
Act 80 Day
Staff professional development activities scheduled for the day include training in CPR, first aid, AED (automatic external defibrillator), technology, special education, wetlands/environmental education.
Mrs. Mottern is holding her annual Arts Festival on Sunday in the elementary school.
Special Education Compliance Monitoring
Dr. Malcolm Conner and a team
from PDE conducted the required compliance monitoring review of
On April 11 parents were sent a memo to explain the on-line payment feature of our lunch management system. Parents should also be able to find out what their child has been buying for lunch and to see their child’s account balance.
The board will be invited to
participate in school visits to other districts to view their academic and
vocational programs as it considers the possibility of conducting a feasibility
study of its facilities. Both the elementary and the high school are almost
completely out of room. The first visit is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15,
at NBC. Other potential sites are Chestnut Ridge and
TIU 11 Directors’ Conference
The convention is held annually at TIU 11 near McVeytown. It will be held on Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Quiz Bowl team: First, the kids did well. They managed to finish 4-4 for the day.
We had intense
competition. The field included
It was a different style of question than Scholastic Scrimmage, so it was great prep for the state tournament.
The kids got to hear about
the “A” team from
Basically we learned what Quiz Bowl is all about, and saw what we’ll have to do to compete at the next level.
The Team from Saturday the 12:
Captain: Nathan Wuertenberg
For the 26th (state championship) it will be:
Captain: Daniel Wolfe
WAYS has requested to use the upper field and shot put area and inside of track from March 1st – June 10th. They will use it when not in use by our track team.
The Shooting Stars are requesting to use the Cafeteria on April 27th for their annual basket bingo.
The PTA will use the high school auditorium May 1, 2008 for the annual spelling bee from 6:30 – 9:30.
FFA is requesting to use the cafeteria and auditorium for their annual banquet on May 22nd.
Field Trip Report
Mr. Sholes took the
Scholastic Scrimmage team to
Mr. Hollenshead and Mr. Kuhne
are taking the grades 7-12 Environthon teams to Cowan’s
Mrs. Mosemann will take a student to the Public Speaking at HACC as budgeted from FFA and approved in August. This is for the Regional Competition.
Mrs. Mosemann has requested to take the FFA to the PA Farm Show Complex in April 26, 2008 for the annual Rodeo, from FFA budget and as approved in August.
Mr. Sholes is requesting to
take the Scholastic Scrimmage team to Carnegie Mellon in
Mr. Kuhne and Mr. Hollenshead requested taking the 7-9 grade Eco Meet Teams
The FFA has requested to go to the Wrightsville, evergreen farm on May 6, 2008, as approved in August. This is to review equine terminology, judging, tack, and oral reasoning in preparation for horse judging CDE.
Mrs. Layton, Mrs. Solomon, Mrs. Barton and Mr. Sholes have requested to take the Seniors to H.B. Mellott’s Estate Inc. for the annual interview fair. This will be held May 14, 2008, from 8:10-11:45 a.m.
Mrs. Mosemann requests to take the FFA on the Farm Tour as budgeted and approved in August, on May 16, 2008. This is to allow students the opportunity to experience various farms and industries within the surrounding area.
Mr. Sholes is requesting to
take seniors/juniors to the overnighter for students at
Mr. Hollenshead is requesting to take students to the State Envirothon, pending any winners at the local competition, on May 20-21. This was approved in August.
Ms. Kauffman and Mr.
Hendershot for the health programs and Mrs. Mottern for Art classes would like
to take students to the
Mr. Hollenshead has requested to take the Environmental Club to the Land Judging Competition in McConnellsburg on Early May, date to be determined around Science PSSAs.
Mr. Sholes is requesting to take a group to NYC as done in the past. No cost to the District. This trip would be May 31, 2008.
Graduation historical report/ Senior update
Handbook Report and plan
Use of Building
The PTA is requesting the use of the elementary cafeteria to distribute fund raising items to parents/guardians on Saturday, April 26, from 8-4:00 p.m.
Mr. Hollenshead is requesting the use of the elementary gymnasium for a SF Girls Basketball Camp from July 7 -10 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day.
A health fair will be held at
the elementary school on April 22, 2008. The
Lori Hansroth, from the Fulton County Extension Office, will be meeting with a few staff members on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. to organize a “Wellness Committee.”
The Pre-K Grant was submitted
on April 7. The amount of the grant is for $183, 300.00; however,
The PSSA’s for reading and math have been completed. PSSA’s for science (grade 4) will be given during the window of April 28 – May 5.
With the PSSA’s and the end of the third marking period falling into the same window, I delayed the issuing of report cards by four days.
Reading Committee Meetings
The committee is viewing four elementary reading series. The committee has seen and heard from all four companies. A final decision will be made on Thursday, April 17.
Security/Safety Committee Meeting
The next security/safety committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 30 at 3:05 p.m. Vincent Joyce, EMA director for Fulton County, as well as two state police officers will be present for the meeting.
Mobile Ag Science Lab
The Mobile Ag Science Lab will be at SFES during the week of April 28.
24 Game Competition
The 24 Game Competition will take place on Thursday, May 1 and 2 for students in grades 3-6. This game incorporates mental math strategies as well as math facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Mr. Rupert and I are working with Joyce Shull, Cooperative Educator Coordinator, to hold a Career Day at the elementary school. People in different professions will be asked to speak to each grade level regarding their profession whether it be a farmer, painter, welder, banker, nurse, etc. We are looking at either May 15 or 16 to hold this event.
13-15 Kendra to Federal Program’s Conference
16 Reading meetings
18 Act 80 Day
21 6:30 PTA meeting
22 Health Fair; Wellness Committee Meeting
25 Volunteer Luncheon
26 PTA Fundraising pick-up
1 7:00 p.m. Spelling Bee in high school auditorium
8 7:00 p.m. Spring Concert for grades 5 and 6
12 Author will read to students (grades K-3)
15/16 Career Day
19 Physics Day – 6th grade
20 Character Education Assembly
21 3:00 Environmental Meeting
22 Ice Cream/Scholastic Day
26 No School – Memorial Day
Citizenship Trip to
2 7:30 a.m. Principal’s Reception; 7:00 p.m. Sixth-grade graduation
3 Field Day
4 No School – Teacher in-service day
5 8:45 a.m. Kindergarten graduation
Federal Programs Report
I will be attending the Federal Program’s Conference from Sunday, April 13 through Tuesday, April 15, 2008.
Pot holes on the old elementary drive should be filled within the next week.
The district will save $13,656.00 in labor fees on this summer’s roof maintenance project following the L&I ruling.
Tonoloway Enterprises have started the installation of the additional parking lot lights at the HS.
Business Manager Report
Nothing to report.
I’m working on the April 2008 PIMS (PA Information Management System) data uploads. This includes information on our courses, teachers of these courses, and student schedules. Because we share some courses with the AVTS, extracting the data the way PDE wants it will be difficult.
There is a computer recycling