Energy Audit Committee
The committee met with representatives from T.A.C. at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14. The committee decided to invite the representatives to the May board meeting for a presentation to the Board as a whole.
Food Service Provider
Only one provider attended
the mandatory meeting/walkthrough: Metz & Associates, Ltd. As such,
Meeting at PDE
The superintendent attended a meeting with the Dr. Zahorchak, the Secretary of Education, on April 13. One topic of discussion was the proposed Keystone Exams.
PASBO is conducting a mini-webcast from 9:30-11:30 a.m. tomorrow. Mrs. Schetrompf and Mr. Scott will view it. The webcast is about food service equipment grant information. The PARSS conference is Wednesday through Friday.
It is hopeful the stimulus package monies will become more stable in the next few weeks as districts build their budgets. Administrative budget meetings are set to begin on April 27 and conclude by May 8. Open dates for the Board budget meeting are Tuesday May 12, Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15.
Training for the automated calling system is scheduled for May 7. Mr. Leisher, Mrs. Trail, Mrs. Hendershot, and Mr. Scott will be the first ones trained.
The SFHS is on an excellent
ride with the PA State Scholastic Scrimmage Competition. Mr. Sholes is the
advisor for this program and the students involved with the competition are Elaina
Truax, Daniel Wolfe, Ellie Mundale, Steven Meyer and Nathan Keebaugh. They are competing in the state finals on
April 28 in
The NHS is participating in Relay for Life on May 29-30, to support the American Cancer Society. They are doing several district-wide fundraisers in attempts to have a successful campaign; examples include: Dress-down day, Easter Basket raffle, and activities during “Decades Week.” The members are working very hard to raise money for this great cause.
The science PSSAs are scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29, for the science PSSAs. This test is given to all 8th and 11th graders. There are 2 sections for the 8th graders and 3 sections for the 11th graders. Hopefully, this assessment will not be as stressful for our students, as the length is much shorter than the PSSAs that were given in March.
Diploma Recovery Program
There has been two people complete the program this year and there is another in the process of completing the program. I have received several calls for information regarding the program. A huge thank you to Joe Hollenshead for his math help!!!!!
In-House College Advisor –
Mr. Lund continues to be a great resource for SFHS. He is doing amazing things with our students to promote post-secondary education and the importance of career development.
The big event that is coming up that Mr. Lund is working very hard on; in conjunction with Mrs. Solomon is the National Decision Day on May 1. Friday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. in the SFHS gymnasium, we will begin the celebration of our seniors. Mr. Lund is planning several events for this day, which is honoring those high school seniors who have decided upon their post-secondary plans. He is in the process of inviting the press (newspapers and WHAG-TV), the county commissioners, MEI employees and other community members. (Press release is attached.)
The Junior-Senior prom is being held on Saturday, May 9 at the McConnellsburg American Legion from 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The theme is Arabian Nights and the prom court has been selected as follows: Chelsey Hollenshead, Elaina Truax, Brooke Whiteside, Josh Hall, Andrew Merica, Jesse Smart, Ally Barnhart, Carissa Gordon, Rachel Norris, Carlos Calderon, Dylan Whiteside, and Derek Younker.
District 5 Scholarship Winners
Every year the District 5 athletic directors select four scholarship winners based on scholastic and athletic achievement. Applications are given to every District 5 school and this year the winners each received $750. It is with great pride that I am happy to announce that Southern Fulton High School had two (2) of the four (4) winners this year. This is the first time any SFHS student, has received this scholarship. Chelsey Hollenshead and Jesse Smart were the honorees at a banquet held on Wednesday, April 15, where they read their winning essays and received their awards. Congratulations!
Once again, I am SF proud!
· May 1 – Eco Meet (Approx. 20 middle school students)
· May 1 – National Decision Day
· May 2 – Jr High Band and Chorus Concert
· May 6 – Scholastic Awards Banquet (6:00 p.m.)
· May 7 – William Penn Leadership Conference (5 Jrs)
· May 8 – Environmental Science
· May 8 – Jrs decorate for the prom
· May 9 - Prom
· May 14 – Lifetouch meet w/Junior Class
May 14 – Physics Trip to
· May 16 – Sr High Chorus Concert; 7:30 p.m.
· May 20 – ACM Registration for Soc Class (9:30 a.m.)
· May 21 – FFA Banquet (6:00 p.m.)
· May 27-29 FINALS
· May 29-30 – NHS Relay 4 Life
· June 1 – Semper Fi Trip to Arlington/DC (Eligible Srs)
· June 4 – Graduation
· June 5 – Hershey Park – Band
· June 5 – Last day of school
· June 8 – Spanish Club to Kings Dominion
· June 10-12 – FFA State Convention
National Title I Distinguished Schools
I have received a copy of the Pennsylvania National Title I Distinguished Schools Book. If you would like to order a copy, the cost is $70.00.
The Pre-K specialist will once again be visiting our Pre-K classroom on Wednesday, May 6.
Registration for Pre-K will be held again on Monday, April 27, to accommodate those parents that were unable to attend the first registration.
The testing dates for administration of the fourth-grade PSSA science test will be April 28 and 29.
First and second-graders will be taking the Terra Novas on May 5, 6, and 7.
Thanks to the PTA, the Power Team will hold an assembly for the elementary students on Thursday, April 23.
The Officer Phil Program will be presented on the morning of April 23 for students in grades K-3.
Jump Rope for Heart
The total amount raised for
Jump Rope for Heart is $3, 955.25. Mr. Yoder thinks this may be the school
Lindsay Clark will be student
teaching with Cheryl Hoffner during the fall of 2009. Laura Northcraft will be
student teaching with
Curriculum and Textbooks
I have received proposals back from each textbook series that the teachers have selected except for the middle and high school health series.
5 Health Fair for grades 3, 4, and 5
7 Departing picture for 6th-grade; 7:00 p.m. Spelling Bee
8 Second-grade field trip
11 7:00 p.m. Spring Concert
12 Career Day at elementary school
14 24 Game Competition for grades 3 and 4
15 24 Game Competition for grades 5 and 6; kindergarten and fourth-grade
18 Physics is Phun (6th-graders)
19 Fifth-grade field trip
25 No School – Memorial Day
26 Scholastic Ice-cream Day
28 Sixth-grade field trip
29 Citizenship Day
Federal Programs Report
Title I monitoring will take place on Wednesday, April 22, from a representative from PDE.
A family math night was held this evening regarding the Math 24 Game.
The Title I Grant for
stimulus funds is due May 15. This is a very involved process.
Labor and Industry has approved the final phase of the high school roof project as a maintenance project. The district will not be charged prevailing wage. At the time of this report the savings have not been calculated yet.
Business Manager Report
Bids for athletic supplies, custodial supplies, general and art supplies and paper for printers and copiers have been advertised and mailed. Bids will be received until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.
We are still in the process of the preparation of the 2009-2010 budget. Mr. Scott and I have scheduled meetings with Mrs. Trail, Mrs. Hendershot, Mrs. Younker, Mr. Leisher and Mr. Shaw to discuss their budgets individually. Final budget numbers are being entered now.
Classrooms for the Future (CFF) Visit:
Justine Kobeski from TIU#11 and Jim Gates from PDE visited us on Monday April 20, 2009. They met with Mr. Leisher, Mrs. Hendershot, and Mrs. Dickerhoff (math teacher) to discuss our implementation of the Classroom for the Future grant. They also sat in on Mr. Justin Sholes’ English class so as to see how we are using the equipment.
They provided some information such as webinars and other information regarding CFF for 2009-2010, how the stimulus moneys will affect CFF, etc. They also provided some recommendations on how to better utilize the equipment