Administrative Reports



Southern Fulton School District Board Meeting


Tuesday, February 16, 2010



District Report


Nothing to report.




High School Report


Regional Chorus


Southern Fulton High School had two students advance to the regional round of PMEA chorus this year.  Those students are Mariah Hill and William Taylor.  These students will travel to State College, PA for the regional festival and a chance to participate in All-State Chorus.  Those dates are March 10-13. 




Recycling is going fabulous!  FFA is in charge of the milk bottle recycling program, while the Environmental Club along with the Life Skills students are taking care of the rest of the building (classrooms, offices, etc).  So far, so good!






Elementary Report




Lindsey Yorke (aide in Pre-K classroom) and Amber Goldizen (Pre-K teacher) will be attending a workshop on Saturday, Feb. 20, “Exploring Developmental Needs and Characteristics of Different Age Groups”. (To be paid by the Pre-K Grant)


Andrew Rupert (counselor) will be attending the PA School Counselor Association Conference on May 20 and 21, as budgeted. 


Kendra Trail and Tammi Ifert (Title I teacher) will be attending the PA Federal Program Conference in Hershey, PA, from March 22 – 24 as per Title II funds.


Building Usage


Lori Hansroth, County Extension Director and 4-H Youth Development Coordinator, has requested the use of a classroom on Monday, February 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of a 4-H meeting.


Lori Hansroth will also be coordinating a program for sixth-grade students entitled, “Friends Helping Friends” in the elementary library from 3-4:00 on the following dates: Feb. 17, 19, 22, 24, March 1, 3, 5, and 8. The following topics will be discussed: Learn friendship skills and what it means to be a loyal friend, learn how to talk to adults when friends are in trouble, understand the harmful risks of using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, etc.


Lori Hansroth will be coordinating a program for students in grades 3-5 and their parents entitled, “Family Fitness Program”. This program is in conjunction with the elementary PANA (Pennsylvania Association for Nutrition and Activity) initiative. The program will be in the elementary gymnasium on March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Children will make and eat healthy snacks, play new active games, discover ways to be active at home, etc. Parents will discuss ways to improve their child’s and family’s fitness, etc.


Pennsylvania Conservation Corps Grant


Great progress has been made on the amphitheatre and the kiosk.




The Pre-K specialist was here to monitor the program on February 16.


Pre-K registration will be held on March 4 and 5.


Pre-K funds may be used to pay for the fence to enclose the playground.


College Board


Michelle Cosner from College Board will be meeting with Mr. Scott, Mrs. Hendershot, and me regarding the possibility of having an AP (Advanced Placement) class at SFHS. This meeting had to be postponed. I am in the process of rescheduling the meeting.


Upcoming Events



                 22   Jump Rope for Heart begins

25/26   Kindergarten registration 



4        4-6:00 p.m. Delivery of PTA fundraiser items; Pre-K registration

5        Pre-K registration: Jump Rope for Heart ends

8        3:30 PTA meeting

11     Physicals for students in Pre-K, K and 6th-grade

12     School will be in session; make-up day

17   Reading meetings will be held

24   Kindergarten field trip to MD Theatre



Federal Programs Report


Our Title I dollar amount was adjusted. The original amount was $184,009.00; however, the new amount is now $153,856.00 – a loss of $30,153.00.


Several Federal Program reports were submitted during the month of February.




Facilities Manager Report


Nothing to report.





Business Manager Report


Nothing to report.




Technology Specialist Report





I submitted our eRate forms for the 2010-2011 school year.  If approved we should receive about $14,000 in discounts for telecommunications services.  This does not include our Internet access as we receive eRate discounts thru the IU for this service.