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The Mountain View Elementary School Chimette Choir had a successful and busy year. The Chimettes started meeting once a week for rehearsals at the end of September and continued through the Christmas season.
Chimettes are similar to hand bells. Although they are not as expensive and dont require as much maintenance, the technique is still similar. Each of the twelve students has two Chimettes which they must ring at the proper time. When all the students ring their parts together, beautiful music is made.
Pictured (l-r) are The Mountain View Chimettes: Suzanne Skurnowicz, Jordan Harvey, Derick Liples, Calla Bufford, Nicholas Hancock, Missy Sohns, John Butler, Lindsey Pratt, Kenny Robbins, Billy Owens, Bryce Edwards, and Sondra Fallon.
Not only did the students perform at the Christmas concert at Mountain View Elementary School, but they also performed several other places in our area. In December they performed at Meadow View Senior Living Center in Montrose, Forest City Nursing and personal care centers, NEIU early intervention in New Milford and Barnes Kasson Nursing Facility in Susquehanna. The talented group also did a performance at the Viewmont Mall on a Sunday afternoon for busy Christmas shoppers passing by and performed at the Brooklyn Universalist Church on a Wednesday evening for a Lenten service.
During each nursing home visit, the group played their chimette selections and sang Christmas songs. Many of the residents sang along. After their performances the students went out to visit the residents and wish them a Merry Christmas. Not only was this a great chance to perform but it was also a worthwhile experience for the students to interact with senior citizens in our community. The residents also received much joy by listening to and talking to our young people.
These students have done outstanding work! It requires intense concentration and regular practice to be successful at Chimettes. Hats off to this fine group of young people!
The tenth annual "Song Fest" was held on Friday, April 4, 2003 at Dunmore High School in Dunmore, PA. This is an event sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association designed to feature outstanding vocal students in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Conducting for the elementary portion of the concert was Sister Joan McCusker, IHM, Ph.D. She is currently assistant professor of music education at Marywood University. Leslie Mason Moran, choral and band director at Mid Valley Elementary Center, conducted the middle school portion of the concert.
Pictured (l-r) are Mountain Views Song Fest participants: Erin Harvey, Alena Beeman, Colleen Haley, Maggie Gething, Elaine Mackey, James Compton, and Mrs. Molly Birosak, Director.
The following six students represented Mountain View Elementary School: Alena Beeman, daughter of Bryce and Cynthia Beeman, Kingsley; James Compton, son of James and Frances Compton, Union Dale; Maggie Gething, daughter of James Gething and Cara Dubas, Carbondale; Colleen Haley, daughter of Charles and Melody Haley, Forest City; Erin Harvey, daughter of David and Linda Harvey, Kingsley; and Elaine Mackey, daughter of Richard and Lori Mackey, Nicholson.
After several hours of vigorous rehearsal time, 358 elementary and middle school students from our area performed a concert at 7:00 that evening at Marywood University. This proved to be a tremendous learning experience as well as an opportunity for students to meet other students with similar interests from schools in our area.
Congratulations to these talented young people for a job well done!
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces the "Students of the Month" for May, 2003.
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Daniel Staros, Katie Greene, Tiernan Shanley, Dakota Irwin; row 2 Sydney Avery, Amber Dubanowitz, Cody Rockwell, Nicholas Acosta; row 3 - Tyler Reed, Rebecca Kelley, Michael Frye, Jason Spalik, Ryan Swanson, Dominique Cina; row 4 - Sierra McConnell, Brenda Kochmer, Adam Stout, Alisha Russo, Mandy Tanzini. Absent from photo - Jack DeLaPlaine.
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 - Jarrett Coleman, Kyle Cohen, Tracee-Joe Shimer, Kacey Norris; row 2 - Matthew Welch, Joshua Reed, Stephanie Bianco, Megan Garcia, Andrea Sheldon; row 3 - David Jackson, Cody Scepaniak, TyKim Johnson, Christine Biegert. Absent from photo - Brooklynne Baker.
Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal at Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the May, 2003 Student of the Month Award winners.
Pictured (l-r) are: first row Kyler DeGrote, Dalton Sherman, Shane Kelder, Lillian Siglin, Robert Ralston, Alex Calabro; second row Brody Bushnell, Mark Zayleskie, Emily Herring, Jasmine Hollister, Troy Stone. Absent from photo: Evan Baltzley.
Students in kindergarten and first grade were selected by their homeroom teachers. Students may be selected as student of the month from four different areas: academic achievement, attendance, citizenship and most improved.
Elk Lake is proud of their students and congratulates them for their accomplishments.
Christopher McComb will be introduced as the Principal of the Choconut Valley Elementary School during an informal reception at Neumann Hall in Choconut on Saturday, June 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All faculty, staff, parents, students and community members of the Montrose Area School District are cordially invited to drop in and welcome Chris and his wife, Tracie, to the Choconut Valley community and the Montrose Area School District. Members of the Board of Directors and Administration will be on hand to join in the welcome. Please plan on dropping in and welcoming Chris. Refreshments will be provided.
Abby Ahearn is listed on the Deans List at Albright College in Reading, PA for the Spring semester. She is a senior Political Science/English major. Abby graduated from Danville High School in 1999. Abby is the daughter of Pat and Mary Beth Ahearn, Susquehanna, formerly of Danville, PA.
Lewisburg, PA Bucknell University has released the deans list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2002-03 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive deans list recognition.
Those students from our circulation area who met this standard are: Jesse F. Graytock, Forest City, son of Francis and Karen Graytock; Paul F. Truskolaski, Susquehanna, son of Martin and Dawn Truskolaski.
The 2003 Brooke Gall Scholarship was given, on May 19, to Blaire Lord, of Laceyville. Blaire attends Elk Lake High School. After graduating she will be pursuing a career in special education, attending College Misericordia, Dallas, PA.
Blaire is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lord, Laceyville.
To be considered for the scholarship, one must be a graduating student of the Elk Lake High School, who will be furthering their education in a four-year program majoring in special education.
Brooke, who was a special needs student at Elk Lake School, passed away December 12, 2000, and the scholarship is given in her memory.
Kristin Culnane, of Susquehanna has been named to the Deans List at East Stroudsburg University for the Spring, 2003 semester.
Students must receive a semester GPA of 3.50 or above to qualify for the honor.
Kristin will graduate in December, 2003 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.
Kristin is the daughter of William and Nancy Culnane, Susquehanna.
Cedarville, Ohio Lisa Danielle graduated from Cedarville University (Ohio) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Psychology on May 10, 2003.
A 1999 graduate of Bob Jones Academy of Home Education, Greenville, SC, Lisa is the daughter of Lloyd and Beverly Sheldon of Susquehanna.
Mr. Mark D. Snitzer, a History/Political Science Major and graduate of Blue Ridge High School, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Snitzer, Susquehanna, received his diploma at Albright Colleges 144th commencement on Sunday, May 18 from Albright College president Henry A. Zimon, Ph.D.
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