Nothing to report
The Junior-Senior prom was
held on Saturday, May 8 at the Country Inn in
Congratulations to our Envirothon teams for their performance at the Envirothon competition.
The team of Jenna Ritz, Arielle Black, Tim Rohm, Brian Stanley, and
Dakota Ritz won gold medals at the competition.
The team had the high scores in Forestry and Current issue in the
competition. The team also won $50
savings bonds from F&M Trust and will now represent
On May 7, 2010
The Scholastic Scrimmage finished a successful season
for the 2009-2010 school year, following up on last
year's record-setting campaign. Although
the popular PBS television show was canceled, the students dedicated themselves
to compete in the challenging world of weekend quiz bowl tournaments. The majority of small schools that competed
on Scholastic Scrimmage disbanded their teams rather than take on the increased
competition of the weekend circuit.
Unlike sports, schools are not divided into categories based on school
size, meaning that Southern Fulton competed against schools of all-sizes,
including the likes of State College and
The Egg-Noggin teams competed today in the Spring competition.
In the fall competition, the 7th grade team came in 5th place, while the
8th grade team earned a 3rd place finish.
This marks the 4th year
Track & Field – ICC Championships
Our Southern Fulton Track
teams competed in the ICC Championships.
The Girl’s track teams placed 2nd overall in the 13 team
event. For the girls, Amy Bard won the 800 and placed 2nd
in the 400, Crystal Appel won the shot put ,Jenna
Hollenshead placed 3rd in the 1600 and in the 800, Kelsie Truax placed
2nd in the 100 hurdles and 5th in the 300 hurdles, Cierra Covalt placed 4th
in the 300 hurdles and 100 hurdles, and Caitie
Mellott placed 3rd in the 100 meter and 5th in the 200 meter. The 4 x 400 relay team of
Our Boys placed 4th
overall. Jacob Ashkettle
placed 2nd in the long Jump and 3rd in the high
jump. Tim Rohm placed 3rd in
the 300 hurdles and 4th in the 110 hurdles, Steven Meyer placed 3rd
in the javelin, Briar Kirk placed 5th in the 1600 and 3200, Andrew
Shaw placed 5th in the long jump, Jeb Williams placed 6th
in the 400, Josh Voight placed 6th in the
3200, and Luke Wright placed 6th in the triple jump. Our 4 x 800 team of
The FFA has been busy this spring with a number of events. The month of May started out with the FFA Safe Tractor Driving Contest with three Southern Fulton Students placing in the top three positions. These students were Logan Palmer, Cody Golden, and Dale Blair. This year was also the first year in a while that a female student placed in the top ten! Crystal Appel placed 5th!! May 12th was the annual Farm and Industry Tour. 20 students from our chapter, along with members from the McConnellsburg FFA, toured a number of agricultural facilities including Mason Dixon Dairy Farm which is currently the largest robotic milking farm in the nation. Other events coming up for the FFA include the 1st ever Annual Ag Olympics and the annual Banquet.
NHS helped organize a
collection of 10 boxes of hygiene products for
The library earned over $350 in free books from the Spring Book Fair. The Fall book fair has already been scheduled for during the Open House next year.
Two former teachers recently contacted the library to ask about some School Spirit items and books they loved. The one teacher actually came to Miss Adams home to get the book and use in his new school – they will be returned.
School Spirit orders were once again taken in the spring. Several people contacted Miss Adams and thanked her for setting up at the Arts Festival and for having regular sales. They also gave her suggestions for future items.
Pizza Hut in Hancock asked for donations of SF memorabilia items to display in their restaurant as they are redoing the theme as a local school spirit. Miss Adams allowed them to come and pick out $50 worth of merchandise to be displayed and we have since found out that we have the most items displayed out of the 3 local schools that were asked for items.
William Penn Leadership Conference
On Thursday, May 6th,
several exemplary juniors including: TJ Gibbs, Nathan Keebaugh, Dakota Unger,
Morgan Mills, Bailey Elbin & Masey Brown
participated in the 3rd annual William Penn Leadership Conference at
Penn State Altoona. This conference is hosted by Senator John Eichelberger. The students researched several bills
currently under debate in our General Assembly and held a mock session of
Congress with other students from the 30th Senatorial district in
Semper Fi Trip
On Friday May 7th,
many seniors went on the Semper Fi Memorial Trip to Washington, D.C. Students
visited several memorials, including the Iwo Jima Memorial, FDR Memorial,
Korean Memorial, Vietnam Memorial & WWII Memorial. Each of the students
conducted research into the history of these memorials, making it much more
meaningful for them. The students also visited the newly renovated
Our student council held a Yankee Candle fundraiser this year, and thanks to their hard work, we were able to provide the SF senior high student's with a moving and inspirational message from guest speaker Tim Rader. His "Live to Tell" program used his real life experience with addiction to deliver a powerful message to the students in grades nine through twelve. As the prom was approaching, many of our students were( and still are) faced with situations where their decisions may affect they rest of their lives, good or bad. Tim quickly became a face and story that the kids were able to relate to, offered them life lessons through his own experience, and provided real tangible action steps that made absolute sense to them. We are all very lucky to have been able to hear his story and spend the afternoon with him for even more insight and guidance. He was very well received and his presentation was one of the best so far at SF. He loved our kids and truly enjoyed his time at SF! The students truly enjoyed this presentation and Mr. Rader even stayed all afternoon to speak in several of the senior high classes.
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! The Spring Chorus concert is May 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium
Finals will be May 28, June 1, and June 2. The high school will be on the “final” schedule for those three days.
Baccalaureate is scheduled for Sunday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Graduation is scheduled for Monday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
· May 24 – 11a-3p Physics is Phun/Chemistry is Chool at ES (All physics & advanced chem.)
· May 27 – FFA Banquet
· May 28, June 1, June 2 – FINALS
· May 31 – NO SCHOOL
· June 3 – STARS End of year Reward
· June 3 – FFA Olympics (Grades 9-12)
· June 4 – Fall Sports Physicals
· June 6 – Baccalaureate 7:00 p.m.
· June 7 – Graduation 7:00 p.m.
· June 8 – Last Day of School
· June 8 – Awards Assembly
· June 8 – FFA/Band to Hershey Park
· June 9 – Spanish Trip to Kings Dominion
Kent Hendershot is requesting the use of the elementary and high school gymnasium on July 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. for a basketball shootout.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 19 at 1:00 to officially open the Allene Hoopengardner Memorial Trail for Environmental Studies. Alton Hoopengardner, Andy Meyer, and Kenny Wuertenberg have been asked to speak at this event. All board members are invited to attend. (Due to inclement weather, the event will probably be held in the gymnasium.)
We have approximately 53 fifth-grade students that will be spending the night at school on Thursday, May 20. The students will be doing environmental activities
The district has not yet received word if we have received the 2010-2011 PCC grant.
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration
Thirty-four students are registered for pre-k and 59 are registered for kindergarten for the 2010-2011 school year.
Health Fair was held on May
11 for students in grades 3, 4, and 5. It was organized by the
17 Mobile Dentist; Fifth-grade field trip to DC
18 Pre-K to Del Grosso; 1:00 Ribbon cutting ceremony
19 Overnight activity for fifth-grade students
24 1:30 Physics is Phun Day for 6th-graders
26 Scholastic/Ice Cream Day
1 Citizenship Day
2 7:30 a.m. Principal’s Reception
3 9:00 Pre-K Graduation
4 Field Day; 7:00 6th-grade graduation
7 Teacher Workday – No School for students
8 8:45 Kindergarten graduation; 11:45 Awards Assembly; 1:00 Dismissal
Study Hall Information from High School
A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Hendershot and Mrs. Solomon for providing the numbers of students in study hall. Please see attachments at the back of the reports.
Facts regarding Study Halls at SFJSHS
**Please note that students taking Allegheny College Courses only meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. They are given work to complete for their class during study hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays; however, they are not counted in the study hall numbers.
SF Teacher Perceptions of Study Hall
Things to Think About
Federal Programs Report
I have begun working on the 2010-2011 grant for next year.
Nothing to report.
Business Manager Report
Bids for custodial 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 have set up a meeting with the Strickler Agency to review their proposal and will present at the June meeting for your approval.
The TIUCIT Consortium has had several meetings with our new health insurance consultants, The Reschini Group, with the latest meeting held on May 12, 2010. We are in the final stages of conversion from Banyan Consultants and going from fully insured to self insured. The conversion is time consuming, but The Reschini Group has made it painless. They have been very helpful and I have received more information in the last two months than I have in the last two years from the previous consultants.
I will be working with Unifund on Thursday, May 20th, along with Mr. Leisher, on completing the General Ledger Rollover for the 2010-2011 school year.
I received new billing from VisionQuest for the quarter ending March 30th and invoices were mailed.
Mrs. Bard and I will be reconciling the 2009-2010 bus contracts for their last pay of this school year on June 4, 2010. All bus contracts for the 2010-2011 school year have been signed and returned to the District Office by the April 30, 2010 deadline.
Nothing to report.