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SCCTC Announces Students Of The Month
Blue Ridge Teacher Presents At Conf.
Elk Lake Elementary Students Of The Month
Elk Lake High School Students Of The Month
Blue Ridge Elementary Welcome Soldiers
College Fair At Mt. View High
Susky Elem. Parent Teacher Conferences
Attention All Montrose Alumni!

SCCTC Announces Students Of The Month

Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, is proud to announce the following SCCTC Students of the Month (pictured l-r), for February, 2003: Chanell Pitonyak, Crystal Seigle, Adam Baisch, Jason Singer, Josh Millard, Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Heather Deacon. Absent from photo: Tracy Martin, Corissa Paccio, Jonathan Wildoner.

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Blue Ridge Teacher Presents At Conf.

DeDe Tersteeg, art teacher at the Blue Ridge School District, will co-present research she developed with a team of arts educators in Pennsylvania on teaching aesthetics at the National Art Education Conference in April. The content of the proposal focuses on how students learn aesthetics in art and arts related disciplines. In the fall of 2002, Mrs. Tersteeg and her arts colleagues were given the task by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to develop an on-line arts course for Pennsylvania arts educators and K-6 generalist teachers. The team selected aesthetics in order to acquaint teachers with the understanding of how students analyze and synthesize key concepts in studying what is beauty and what is art. The on-line course will present teachers with visual activities to interact with and arts related models to respond to, in order to understand and assess their own knowledge of aesthetics. The culmination of the team’s research and course content will be available for Pennsylvania educators on the PDE website, in the fall, for ACT 48 hours.

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Elk Lake Elementary Students of the Month

Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal at Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the February, 2003 Student of the Month Award winners.

Pictured (l-r) are: first row – Heather Graves, Bethany Wald, Cody Sautner, Dustin Goff; second row – Ashley Graves, Kelly Sautner, Krytina Kruk, Brandon Yager, Matt Walters, Emily Adams. Absent from photo: Amber Allen.

Students in fifth and sixth grades were selected by their homeroom teachers. Students may be selected as student of the month from four different areas. Those four areas are academic achievement, attendance, citizenship and most improved.

Elk Lake is proud of their students and congratulates them for their accomplishments.

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Elk Lake High School Students Of The Month

Elk Lake High School is pleased to announce the following students who were selected as February, 2003 "Students of the Month."

Pictured (l-r) are: front row – Kelly Stockholm, Travis Laudeman, Brandon Robinson; back row – Veronica Schuler, Aimee Rezykowski, Doug McArthur, Dustin Sheridan, Kenneth Cuomo, High School Principal. Absent from photo were Nicole Thompson, Fred Pierson.

Students of the Month are selected by nominations of any student in grades 10–12, by a teacher for outstanding achievement. The student must show individual effort, community and school-wide effort, as well as effort in the classroom.

Other important criteria includes: a showing of personal growth, skill development, dedication, leadership, academic growth and improvement, school service and community service.

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Blue Ridge Elementary Welcomes Soldiers

Blue Ridge Elementary School made banners to welcome home our soldiers of the Army National Guard C.C01-109th (M) INF. The soldiers returned from duty in Bosnia. The school wanted to honor the soldiers and show gratitude for all that they do for our country. They wish the soldiers a happy reunion with their family and our community.

Students participating included Mrs. Revie's and Mrs. Button's First Grade Class, Mrs. Roe's and Miss Felici's First Grade Class, Mrs. Theophila's and Mrs. Bistocchi's Second Grade Class, and Mrs. Hepler's and Mrs. Yurgosky's Second Grade Class. All of the students held a banner made for the soldiers.

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College Fair At Mt. View High

On Wednesday, April 18, the Endless Mountains Counseling Association will sponsor its eighth annual Higher Education Night at Mountain View High School. Representatives from approximately 60 colleges, technical, trade and business schools, as well as United States Armed Forces, Office of the State Treasury and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency are scheduled to be in attendance.

Counselors from Blue Ridge, Elk Lake, Forest City Regional, Montrose Area, Mountain View, Lackawanna Trail, Susquehanna Community, Susquehanna County Career and Technical Center, and Tunkhannock Area High School are members of Endless Mountains Counseling Association. The association sponsors the college fair annually, to give students and their families the opportunity to interact with college representatives on a more local level.

Because the ever-increasing cost of higher education is a critical component in post-secondary planning for students and their families, Mr. Don Shade, regional representative for Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency will be in attendance to talk with students and parents about financial aid programs for higher education. Mr. Shade is scheduled to present "Early Awareness," a session that targets parents of younger students who wish to get a head start on the all-important planning for the high cost of post-secondary education.

Ms. Cathy Cavanaugh, field representative for the Office of the State Treasury will also be in attendance to provide pertinent information and answer questions concerning TAP, Pennsylvania's Tuition Account Program.

The college fair will be held in the Mountain View High School gymnasium, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

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Susky Elem. Parent Teacher Conferences

Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces that Spring parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, April 3, from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, April 4, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Parent-teacher conference slips with the student's day and scheduled time were sent home with all students on Thursday, March 27.

The Fall conference schedule will be used for the Spring conference.

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Attention All Montrose Alumni!

The Montrose Area School District is celebrating the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Montrose Public Graded School, in 1863. The Montrose Area High School Student Council is hosting a celebration to which all alumni of the Montrose High School, Montrose Consolidated High School, and Montrose Area High School are invited.

The event will be held on June 7, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Montrose Area Jr./Sr. High School, 50 High School Road, Montrose.

Activities for this evening include tours of the current high school building, history through the use of videos and memorabilia, and a catered dinner concluded with a dance.

Reservations will be limited and may be made by phone or e-mail to: (570) 879-5078; (570) 934-2316; (607) 761-6235;

It would be greatly appreciated if you would pass this information on to your fellow classmates.

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