Administrative Reports



Southern Fulton School District Board Meeting


Tuesday, May 19, 2009



District Report


Nothing to report.



High School Report


Scholastic Scrimmage


They will be here to present themselves!


Varsity Softball


The 2009 varsity softball team consisted of 11 players. The offense struggled all year to score runs, but the pitching and defense played very well as the team was competitive in every game. Frustrated with all the rain this spring, the team just finished their regular season on Saturday. They begin the playoffs as the No. 5 seed with a record of 11-7 on Wednesday vs McConnellsburg.


Varsity Baseball


The first round of District 5 playoffs for baseball is scheduled for Thursday, May 21 @ 4:30 p.m. at Meyersdale. SF is the #8 seed. 


Track & Field


This year was an incredibly successful season for the SFHS track and field team.  We had record numbers of students participating and many performed their personal best this spring.  We had several students qualify and place in the district track meet.  Two of these students, Amy Bard and Jenna Hollenshead, have qualified for the state track and field meet which will take place on Friday, May 22, at Shippensburg. 




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. 


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Auditions are being advertised for the musical for the Fall, 2009.  Any student in grades 7-11 are welcome to try-out.  Details can be found outside of the art room, posted on the bulletin board.  Please see Mrs. Mottern for details. 


Spring Concerts


Our band and music teams have been working hard this spring and presented their concerts during the month of May.  SF is very proud of their hard work and efforts to continue to providing quality musical performances.  A special thanks to Mr. Arnold and Mr. Meredith for their dedication and diligence! 


Bullying Assembly


There will be an assembly for 7th & 8th grade students on Thursday, May 21, addressing bullying.  The Intermediate Unit will conduct this assembly, along with the Student Forum students from SFHS. 




Finals will be May 27-29.  The high school will be on the “final” schedule for those three days. 




Baccalaureate is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.




Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. 


Upcoming Events


·        May 25 – No School

·        May 26 – Club Period – Volleyball Meeting

·        May 27-29 FINALS

·        May 29-30 – NHS Relay 4 Life

·        May 29-31 – Scholastic Scrimmage Nationals (Chicago, IL)

·        June 1 – Semper Fi Trip to Arlington/DC (Eligible Srs)

·        June 1 – Gettysburg Assembly Jr. High (Pds 6-9)

·        June 1 – Faculty vs. Senior Basketball Game; 7:00 p.m.

·        June 3 – Stars Reward Trip – Hershey Park

·        June 3 – Employer Appreciation Luncheon; Great Cove Golf Course; Co-Op Students

·        June 3 – Baccalaureate 7:00 p.m. 

·        June 4 – Graduation 7p.m. (Faculty line up at 6:45 p.m.)

·        June 5 – Hershey Park – Band

·        June 5 – Last day of school (1:15 p.m. Dismissal)

·        June 8 – Spanish Club to Kings Dominion

·        June 10-12 – FFA State Convention




Elementary Report




I met with Bedford/Fulton Head Start last week to see who qualifies for the program in McConnellsburg. I hope to inform parents by mid June in terms of who will be attending the Pre-K Program at Southern Fulton.


On June 2 at 8:30 a.m., there will be a short promotion ceremony for the 4-year old Pre-K students moving on to kindergarten next year. Four-year old students from the McConnellsburg site are also invited to attend the ceremony in the art room. Then parents will have an opportunity to observe in a kindergarten class.


Girl Scouts


Students donated items for care packages for troops oversees through Daisy Girl Scout Troop #903. Mrs. Knox’s first-grade class donated the highest number of items; therefore, her class will be rewarded with a pizza party.


Kids Fest


The Fulton County Center for Families hosted a Kids Fest as SFES on Saturday, May 16 from 10-1:00. The following agencies that participated were: Tri State, Girl Scouts, Early Intervention, Fulton County Library, Penn State Extension, 4H, Bedford/Fulton Head Start, TIU 11, Fulton County Medical Center, CBHNP, Mountain Valley, Women In Need, and FC Center for Families. They also had a moon bounce and a petting zoo. Many people showed up to take advantage of the free items and the information that was being given away.




Mrs. Mottern is requesting use of the elementary music, art, and computer rooms to hold an enrichment camp from 9-2 on June 22-26 for students in grades 5-8.




Winners of the Spelling Bee and 24 Game will be invited to be recognized at a summer board meeting.


Overnight Activity


Forty-four students will be participating in the first-overnight activity this Thursday, May 21. Students will be involved in several environmental activities.




Through the PA Department of Labor and Industry, SFES has secured a $103,000 PCC Grant which will be used to hire a 5-man team to work on the nature trail and other environmental projects.


Understanding AYP


I will be attending a session at the IU on Friday to learn more about the seven different ways that school districts can make AYP.


Citizenship Day


Citizenship Day will be held on Friday, May 29 at the elementary school with the rain date being on Monday, June 1.


Classroom Teachers


Parents will be informed of their child’s teacher around August 1. With many students enrolling and transferring, the extra time will help in placing students appropriately.



21          Susan Brynes Center (fifth-grade); overnight activity for 5th-graders

25                No School – Memorial Day

26                Scholastic Ice-cream Day; 8:30 – 10:30 Fifth-grade Ag Day with FFA

28          Sixth-grade field trip to DC

29           Citizenship Day



1                    7:30 a.m. Principal’s Reception

2                    8:30 a.m. Promotion Ceremony for Pre-K

3                    Field Day

4                    Teacher Workday – No School for students

5                    8:45 Kindergarten graduation; 11:45 Awards Assembly; 1:00 Dismissal



Federal Programs Report


The Federal Program monitoring went very well. 


The Title I Grant for stimulus funds was submitted to PDE on time.




Facilities Manager Report


Nothing to report.




Business Manager Report




Bids for athletic supplies, custodial supplies, general and art supplies and paper for printers and copiers have been received and are in the process of being reviewed and tabulated.  A list of the bids to be approved will be presented at the June board meeting.


I will be setting up a meeting with the Strickler Agency to review their proposal and will present at the June meeting for your approval.




Technology Specialist Report



eRate Approved


Our eRate application for the 2009-2010 school year was approved.  We will be getting $13,680 in reimbursements for telecommunications services (telephone, cell phone, etc.).


Student Server


The server that contains high school student files, the Heurix IEP program, and the high school library system failed.  Two out of the three hard drives in it had stopped working.  I was able to successfully restore the contents of this server from my backup tapes and move the programs to another server.  Everything is operational again.  Total downtime was about one day.