Mrs. Trail, Mr. Mrs. Hendershot, and Mrs. Younker did an exceptional job in conducting a smooth school opening. As noted at the August meeting, the maintenance staff did an exceptional job in preparing the buildings and grounds for the students and staff.
During the August in-service opening session the teachers were challenged to set and strive to attain three goals: 1.) Maintain high expectations for students; 2.) Maintain time on task; and 3.) Maintain high levels of professionalism. PSSA results, the use of data, a technology update, business office procedures, and confidentiality were among the agenda topics.
Faculty and staff also participated in bullying prevention training led by Mrs. LaTisha Hockensmith of TIU 11, and in suicide intervention training led by Mr. Kenny Wuertenberg. Both of these programs were very well-received by all participants.
As of this writing, there isn’t one.
Representatives of four architectural firms visited the district to tour the facilities. We expect to receive from four to six RFP’s. The due date is September 16.
Students were given a packet of information to give to their parents. Included was information from Mrs. Sandy Crouse, school nurse, who had provided some tips for prevention. The parents were informed of the actions the district will be taking in an effort to lessen the potential impact of the flu. These actions include non-alcohol sanitizers in the cafeterias and computer labs, more frequent cleaning of desks, and increased emphasis on washing hands.
Students were permitted to watch President Obama’s address to them. Parents who did not want their child to watch were permitted to have their child opt out of the viewing.
The Mid-Atlantic Dairy
Association is interested in partnering with
Since our current trash hauler does not have recycling, we would have to use another vendor at an additional cost of $1200 if the District wanted to switch totally to recycling.
Open House was held on August 27, 2009 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. There were 99 parents present for this event, compared to 58 last year. Yippie!!!!
Dual Enrollment Grant/Program – Education Foundation
Allegany College of Maryland is offering Psychology and History this year at Southern Fulton High school. The teacher is Todd Hoffner. However, due to the budget issues, currently the Dual Enrollment Program has been eliminated from the state budget.
There are currently 18 students enrolled this semester. These students and their parents will pay for the majority of the costs.
In-House College Advisor –
Mark Lund will be here 3 days a week! This IS good news! He is here Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The library earned over $140 towards books from their recent book sale. The profit will be claimed in conjunction with the spring book fair so Miss Adams can process the books over the summer.
The library is sponsoring their annual Fall School Spirit Clothing and Novelty Item Sale. Order forms are available in the library or on the table outside the office. Please contact Miss Adams for more information.
The Fulton County Library recently donated two bookshelves to our library. The book shelves are greatly appreciated and will be used, for this year, to house Career and College materials.
Mr. Arnold forgot to include these on the list that was approved in August:
Band – Nov 6, 2009 –
– Jan 22-23, 2010 – FFCMEA
Band – Feb 10-13, 2010 -
Mark Lund has requested the following field trips for 11th & 12th graders:
Health II Classes: Body Worlds; November; NO COST to SFSD
The following requests for permission to use school facilities have been received:
WAYS Soccer has requested to use any available fields from August 14-October 1 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Dave Powell has been hired as the crew leader for the year-long grant from PA Department of Labor and Industry. He will begin working on September 21; however, he will be involved in a four-day training and will officially begin his duties in the school district on Friday, September 25.
Department of Environmental Protection
This grant will be used to purchase items such as wind generator, LED message board, stone for nature trail, solar panels, etc. The grant amount is $10,462.00.
There were approximately 350 grandparents that attended the Grandparent Luncheon on Friday, September 4.
Open House for students in grades 1-6 was held on Monday, August 24. Approximately 350 students had a parent or guardian attend.
Reminder – Student Teachers
The following ladies will be student teaching in the elementary school from August 20 through the beginning of December, 2009.
Amanda Schetrompf is student teaching with fourth-grade teacher Kristi Whiteside.
Lindsay Clark is student teaching with third-grade teacher Cheryl Hoffner.
Laura Northcraft is student
teaching with second-grade teacher
Total w/o Pre-K 455
15 Picture Day; Kendra to CAC meeting at IU
17 Constitution Day
22 PTA Fundraiser ends
23 Bible Release begins for grades 3-6; Community Relations Meeting;
24 PVAAS Workshop at IU
5-9 Mobile Ag Science Lab
6 School Improvement workshop at IU; 6th-grade students to Reed Englert’s
Federal Programs Report
Nothing to report.
Nothing to report.
Business Manager Report
Nothing to report.
The new district-wide library and elementary school reading programs have been installed and are operational.