Preliminary Budget Review Process
The administrative staff have meet for the first round of budget preparations to pare and prioritize the budget requests before forwarding them to the board. Once the preliminary numbers are entered into the system, the process will be repeated as necessary before the Board’s budget meeting is scheduled.
TIU 11 Board of Directors’ Convention
Any board member who plans to attend the annual directors’ convention held at TIU 11 should contact Mrs. Feagley for details. Mrs. Hendershot will drive the van if necessary. The convention is April 28.
The first round of interviews of firms interested in performing the feasibility study approved in February was held on March 10 and March 11. Of the eight firms who interviewed, four are being requested to return for a second interview. The interview schedule has not yet been determined.
Once the feasibility study is completed, the Board will then determine its next course of action in terms of accepting and implementing the recommendations contained within the study, rejecting the study’s recommendations, modifying the recommendations for implementation, or tabling the recommendations. The Board has committed to this point only to doing the study, which would include a needs assessment.
SFHS chorus students Mariah Hill and William Taylor
recently participated in the PMEA Region III Festival at
News from the Library
Recently approximately 50 books were donated to the Southern Fulton Jr./Sr. High School by an anonymous donor in memory of L. JoAann Mowen. The books range from various historical topics to those in science. While the person donating the books declined to give a name so a thank you note could be written it is hoped that word gets back to this person, via the community grapevine, how much the books are appreciated.
New or gently used books are always welcomed at the library and a customized memory or donated by label will be placed inside the books upon request. Miss Adams is also a member of the Fulton County Library Board of Directors and will gladly accept donations for the Fulton County Public Library’s collection or its book sales. Please contact Miss Adams at 717-294-3251 x206 or 814-735-4029 for additional information.
Fall Musical Scheduled
SFHS sets date and show
selection for the 2010 Fall Musical.
Friday November 5 and Saturday November 6, 2010 are the tentative
performance dates for the SFHS Fall Musical “The Wiz”. Auditions will be held in late May for the
students of SF who are interested in participating in this fun filled pop/rock
version of The Wizard of Oz. Popular
songs from the show include “Ease on down the Road” and “Brand New Day” and the
show is loosely based on the original Wizard of Oz, but was made popular in the
1970’s by Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The stage version is different than
the movie version and has been done in the recent past in
The production will allow us to showcase dance and choreography as well as the outstanding voices of many of our students. Once again, our students will be handling many of the prop and scenery aspects of the show and will have a large hand in all facets of the production.
Annual Art Festival Planned for April
The Southern Fulton School
District Annual Student Art Festival will be taking place on Sunday April 18,
2010 from 12 noon – 3pm at the SF Elementary School on
There will be a concession stand benefitting the SFHS Art Honor Society which will have baked goods, beverages and hot sandwiches on sale for folk who will be coming directly from morning activities and need a bite to eat. There will also be face painting and various Kids art activities free and available to kids of all ages! SFSD school spirit clothing will be on sale in the SFES main lobby and the entire gym space will be used to showcase the student art work.
Elementary Art Teacher Susan Leister will have many projects on display for grades pre K-grade 6 and HS Art Teacher Carolyn Mottern will have displays from HS Photography, Graphic Design, 3-D art and several Jr. High classes exhibited.
All are invited and encouraged to attend this free and fun event!
artwork by Ellie Mundale gr. 12
Rural Electric Youth Tour
Morgan Mills will be the
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
Inspiring, Educational, Compassionate, Energizing, Enthusiastic, Motivating, Transforming, Long-Lasting, and Life-Changing These are some of the words that students, schools, parents, alumni, volunteers and supporters use to describe Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY).
Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global
community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service
and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the
HOBY programs provide youth selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. The Southern Fulton Education Association will once again sponsor a tenth grade student to attend the HOBY conference.
As part of the selection process, Dakota Unger, the 2009 HOBY nominee,
visited all of Mrs. Griest’s classes to discuss his experience with all tenth
grade students. The students were then
given applications and Hannah Williams was selected as the 2010 HOBY
nominee. Hannah will attend the HOBY
Lori Hansroth coordinated a program for sixth-grade students entitled, “Friends Helping Friends”; however, there was no interest in the program. Mrs. Hansroth also coordinated a program for students in grades 3-5 and their parents entitled, “Family Fitness Program”; however, there was only one participant that was interested and the program was canceled.
Progress is continuing on the kiosk and amphitheater.
We have been able to Skype with Mr. Brambley on three occasions. Kindergarten, third-grade and fourth-grade students have all had an opportunity to speak with Mr. Brambley. First-grade is scheduled to Skype with Mr. Brambley today.
Fifty-six students registered for kindergarten for the 10-11 school year.
Twenty-nine students registered for Pre-K for the 10-11 school year.
The elementary school will participate in The Fulton County Emergency Management emergency drill on Thursday, March 18. The elementary school had a practice drill today in preparation.
Elaina Buterbaugh will be student teaching with Mrs. Terry Shade in second-grade during the Fall 2010 semester.
17 Reading meetings will be held
24 Kindergarten field trip to MD Theatre
1 Easter Egg Hunt (K- 12:45) Pre-K (10:00 and 1:45)
End of 3rd Marking Period; students take end-of-marking period assessments
2 No School – Good Friday
5 School is in session
8 PSSA testing day for grades 3-6
13 PSSA testing day for grades 3-6
15 PSSA testing day for grades 3-6
18 Art Festival from 12 - 3
20 Kendra to CAC meeting at IU
21 Secretary’s Day; Bible Release ends; Move it Outside Day
22 Earth Day
Federal Programs Report
Mrs. Trail will be attending the Federal Programs Conference next week.
ARRA reports will be due sometime in April.
Nothing to report.
Business Manager Report
Work on the 2010-2011 budget continues. Mr. Scott and I have met with Mrs. Trail, Mrs. Younker, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Leisher and Mrs. Hendershot. Mrs. Trail attended all the meetings.
On January 27, 2010, seven CD’s matured earning $15,046.00 and on 02/01/10, three new CD’s were purchased with rates ranging from 1.31% to 1.99%. These CD’s are set to mature on 8/5/2011.
On February 23, 2010, seven more CD’s matured earning $14,392.00 and on 02/24/10, three new CD’s were purchased with rates ranging from 1.00% to 1.10%. Two of these CD’s will mature on 08/23/2011 and one will mature on 02/24/2011.
Placed at your seats are additional copies of February cafeteria reports that were sent to you with a Weekly Reader. These reports will be given to you at each monthly board meeting for the previous month.
Iditarod and Skype
As you know, Mr. Herb
Brambley is in
The Tuscarora Intermediate Unit has given us two sets of video conferencing equipment. Each set consists of a 50” plasma high definition TV, video conferencing devices (camera, mic, etc.) and a stand on wheels. One set will be used at the HS and the other at the ES. Since each are on a stand with wheels, each can be used in any room with an Internet connection.