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Dimock, PA Montrose High School junior Rachel Conklin is learning how to prepare lesson plans at the Lathrop St. Elementary School. Fellow junior Nate Howell is running data tests in the paper making department at Procter & Gamble, Mehoopany.
The two are among more than 100 area students participating in Northern Tier Industry Education Consortium (NTIEC) Youth Apprenticeships at business sites throughout the region.
According to Marleen Butler, NTIEC Education Coordinator for Susquehanna County, the students go on-the-job one or two days a week during their junior and senior years in high school and earn a wage while learning hands-on experience. The program is invaluable in helping the students choose a career and learn what skills they need to be successful. Rachel, the daughter of Debbie Conklin, is assigned to a first grade class and worked with teacher Tracy Dunn to coordinate a student letter writing project to U.S. soldiers in Iraq. She reports she hopes to work with fifth graders next year to see which level she likes best.
"I like working with the kids and being able to teach them and show them new ways to learn," she notes. Conklin plans on studying elementary education in college.
"Rachel has shown excellent skills and professionalism during her apprenticeship," notes Dunn. "Her caring nature and enthusiasm has made her an asset to my class."
Nate Howell, from Montrose, reports he enjoys working at Procter & Gamble two days a week, and says the youth apprenticeship has given him a wake-up call to reality and how life and work will be someday. "Its challenging...every team gives me a chance to shine. The work ethic is right on and the devotion to working with a team is great, too," he says.
The son of Kimberly Housen, Nate enjoys snow mobiling, gardening, and metal working.
For more information on the NTIEC Youth Apprenticeship program, students are urged to contact their high school guidance department or call Marleen Butler at the NTIEC directly: (570) 278-5038.
Dimock, PA More than 100 area students are participating in Northern Tier Industry Education Youth Apprenticeships at business sites throughout the region. The NTIEC was founded in 1993 as a school-to-work organization designed to promote career awareness and link high school students to available careers in the region. The students spend one or two days on-the-job in paid positions while attending their junior and senior years of high school. The program continues, as the students continue their education, for two years in college.
Pictured (l-r) are some of the students from Mountain View High School that are participating in the NTIEC program and their apprenticeship placements: front row Kendra Gordon, Tyler Memorial Hospital; Daniel Pompey, building new homes with Jim Wolfe Construction; Adrian Herbert, third year apprentice at Procter & Gamble; back row Becky Rose, Auto Body Tech at Burman Collision; Doug Jones, Pharmacy Aide at Lenox Pharmacy. Absent from photo is Brandon Barlow, third year apprentice at Procter & Gamble; and Melissa MacDonald, Tyler Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announced the "Students of the Month" for March, 2004.
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Abby Burdick, Brandyn Belvedere, Samantha Irwin, John Ball; row 2 D.J. Price, Ivy Christensen, Justin Stanford, Rebecca Schiffer; row 3 Casey Williams, Desirae Hansen, Chelsea Gaskill, Taylor Kilmer, Brandon Soden; row 4 Lucas Wentzell, Mitchell Corse, Dylan Krall, Cole Mallery. Absent from photo: Abigail Stumbo, Zachary Collins.
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 Brenda Kochmer, Morgan Ofsharick, Stephanie Zappe, Brooke Andersen, Timothy Flanagan; row 2 Scott Cordner, Kacie Chesnick, Arron Bryson, William Dolph, Courtney Sullivan; row 3 Donald Cottrell, Reva Nusbaum, Philip Barnes, Harrison Piercy.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces that Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, April 22, from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, April 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Parent-Teacher Conference Slips with the student's day and scheduled time will be sent home with all students on Thursday, April 15.
The Fall conference schedule will be used for the Spring conference.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, has scheduled the registration of Pre-Kindergarten students for the 2004-2005 school year on the afternoon of Friday, April 23, from 12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Registration will be conducted in the LGI Room and in the Nurses Office.
On Friday, April 23, students whose last name begins with: A, B 12:30 p.m.; C, D, E, F, G 1:30 p.m.; H, I, J, K 2:30 p.m.
On Saturday, April 24, students whose last name begins with: L, M 9:00 a.m.; N, O, P, Q, R 10:00 a.m.; S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z 10:45 a.m.
In order to be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten, a student must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2004.
Birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, medical emergencies form, pre-kindergarten health history forms, and pupil transportation form should be presented at the time of registration.
During pre-kindergarten registration on April 23 and 24, vision, hearing and speech screenings will be conducted. In order to coordinate services with Head Start and the Cafeteria, parents are requested to come prepared to complete an income verification form. This would require monthly income information and Social Security numbers of household members.
If you have any questions, please call the school at 853-4921.
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