Administrative Reports



Southern Fulton School District Work Session


Tuesday, December 4, 2007



District Report


Special Education Compliance Review


The special education compliance review has been rescheduled and will be April 1 & 2, 2008.




High School Report


Student of the Month

December: Josh Sipes and AJ Fletcher received their Keystone Degrees.  They will be awarded their degrees in January during the FFA Mid-Winter Convention held in Harrisburg.  This degree is the highest degree awarded by Pennsylvania.  They had to meet the following criteria: received their chapter degree, completed at least two years of agriculture education instruction, and have earned or productively invested a $1000, or worked at least 300 hours.  They will be honored by letters from the principal.

January: The Egnoggin Group- seventh and eighth grade students who competed on 11/6.  Southern Fulton 8th Grade scored 83/84 points.  That ranked us 4th overall out of 30 teams.  Bedford won with 84+.  Two other teams had exactly 84.


7th Grade

Jacob Ashkettle

Emily Barton

Carter Black

Cheyenne Clark

Macy Crouse

Abigail Hawkins

Braydon Litton

Taelor Morton

Jenna Palmer

Hannah Potter

Bradley Schriever

Nick Smartt

Noah Smartt


8th Grade

Jonah Ensor

Laura Hawkins

Jenna Hollenshead

Matt Garland

Damon Gordon

Steven Myer

Sara Ann Null

Kayla Snyder

Kelsey White

Hannah Williams


Each will be presented a plaque and certificate.




  • Dec 13 Grade 9 vision screening
  • Dec 19 Sexual Harassment Assembly
  • Dec 20 Vision Screening and hearing make-ups
  • Dec 24-Jan 2 Holiday break
  • Jan 5 FFA Farm Show
  • Jan 7 FFA Farm Show Convention 7:55AM - 9:00PM
  • Jan 8 PHEAA Presentation 12:30-1:30 in Library
  • Feb 8 Sports Physicals
  • Feb 9 FFA Blue Knob Tubing 4-10PM
  • Feb 16-17 ACE Conference in Harrisburg
  • Feb 29  -  March 1 James Buchanan HS County Chorus 7:30-4:30
  • March 6 6:00 Winter Sports Program
  • March 13 County Public Speaking 3:11 – 7:00
  • March 23 - March 25 State Legislative Leadership Conference leaving at 8:00AM returning at 5:00 p.m.
  • March 27 FFA Public Speaking Contest leaving at 2:30 p.m.– Returning 8:00 p.m.
  • March 27– 30 NHS to Chicago, IL
  • April 4,7,8 PSSA Math/Reading 7, 8, 11 and Terra Nova for 9 10
  • April 10-13 Band Tennessee
  • April 24 FFA Regional Public Speaking 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • April 27 Rodeo Harrisburg Farm Show Complex 11 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • May 2, 5, 6 PSSA Science Test 8 and 11



Elementary Report


Olweus Bullying Prevention Program


A letter to parents was sent home with the December Newsletter informing them of the upcoming bullying prevention program that will begin in January.


eSylvan Tutoring Program


Southern Fulton Elementary School is piloting an online tutoring program. Twelve students have been identified to participate. The students meet after school two days a week from 3-4:00 p.m. to get help in reading. The program will run until March 19, 2008. Tammi Ifert and Carolyn Mottern have volunteered to stay after school to help with this program, and Doug Leisher has been instrumental in assisting with the technical problems that have occurred with the pilot program.


Reading Training


I will be attending a reading training on Friday, December 7, at Pattan in Harrisburg.


Upcoming Events



            5                      Officer Phil Program (K-4)

            6                      Math Night 6-7:00 p.m. (K-6)

            10                    Christmas Program (K-3) 7:00 p.m.

            11                    Christmas Program (4-6) 7:00 p.m.

            19                    Physicals for kindergarten and sixth-grade students



Federal Programs Report


A meeting with parents of Title I students was held on November 16. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the parents of the Title I program as well as review the school’s Parent Involvement Policy.


The required Comparability Report has been completed and mailed to PDE.



Facilities Manager Report


Nothing to report.




Business Manager Report




Reports for the Elementary Activity Fund, High School Activity Fund, Athletic Fund and the Cafeteria Bank Reconciliation will not be included in tonight’s reports.  We have not received November bank statements as of this date.  These reports will be brought up to date and will be included in the reports for the January 2008 Board meeting.





Technology Specialist Report





I’m working on submitting the eRate forms for the 2008-2009 school year.  Form 470 will be submitted indicating the telecommunication services we plan to use for that school year.  After waiting the required 28 days, I’ll submit Form 471 which has information regarding the vendors and pricing for those telecommunications services.


The 2008-2009 year will be different from past years.  Since we will be using the IU for Internet and ES to HS connectivity, the IU will submit the eRate forms on our behalf for those services as a consortium.  Therefore, I will not be including these services in our eRate submission.