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Ms. Pitcher’s third grade class at Blue Ridge Elementary celebrated “Go for the Green Day” on March 15. “Go for the Green Day” celebrates the importance of children eating their “ green” vegetables as part of good nutrition.
Pictured (l-r) are “Go For The Green” Sculpture Winners: Michael Ballard, Second Place; Nikolas Corley, First Place; Heidi Finch, Third Place.
As part of Ms. Pitcher’s unit on healthy eating, her students were invited to create sculptural heads and insects made entirely from green vegetables. The students were enthusiastic and very creative using pepper, squash and lettuce to construct heads that were then decorated with parsley, olives, beans and peas, for eye, noses, hair and mouths. The edible sculptures were then judged on their creative use of the produce by the District Food Service Manager, Linda Cole-Koloski and assistant, Dixie Herbert. The students were very proud of their edible works of art.
In an effort to advocate the Visual Arts in the State of Pennsylvania and to promote visual learning, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has created a permanent art collection. This year, Blue Ridge fourth grade student, Quentin Millard’s drawing, titled “Knight and Dragon”, was selected to represent Blue Ridge Elementary. Quentin’s work will become part of the permanent collection to be maintained by PDE for display in its educational offices and public spaces.
The permanent collection showcases two- and three-dimensional pieces of art created by students in grades K-12, as well as in state colleges, community colleges, and state-supported art colleges in Pennsylvania.
Blue Ridge Elementary is honored that Quentin has agreed to submit his drawing to represent his school.
The Mountain View School District Alumni Association has created a formal affiliation with The Community Foundation of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. This arrangement will allow funds the Association raises through various events and activities to be invested with The Foundation for permanent stability and growth. The three-year average rate of return on Community Foundation investments is 13%, which annually increases the value of all of its Funds, currently totaling forty-five.
Pictured (l-r) are: Dava Rinehart-Cowan, class of '82, Secretary of the Mt. View School District Alumni Association; James Zick, class of '67, Vice-President of the Mt. View School District Alumni Association; Peter Quigg, Director of Development for The Community Foundation.
The Alumni Association’s first endeavor with The Foundation has been to establish a scholarship to assist a Mountain View senior who will attend college. Each year the recipient will be chosen by the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association. In addition to eventually establishing more funds to benefit the Mountain View School District, the Association will also make periodic contributions to this scholarship to further enhance the award. Likewise, parents, friends, and fellow alumnae can make tax-deductible donations to this fund by sending a contribution to the Mountain View School District Alumni Association Scholarship in care of The Community Foundation at 36 Lake Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801.
Elk Lake Junior High School Principal Brain Mallery has announced the February, 2006 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine. Pictured (l-r) are: seated – Aubry Cohen, Kayla Fuller, Cindy Good, Allison Fisher, Cassie VanEtten; standing – Kyle Traver, Chris Carney, Nick Fox, Junior High Principal Mr. Brian Mallery, Cody Morgan, Ross Williams, Mazie Freeman, Jason VanGorden. Absent from photo: Carol Corter.
Alyssa Jones, Friendsville, was recently honored at the Programs Rooted in Developing Excellence (PRIDE) Program for academic and leadership excellence in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University.
Alyssa is a sophomore majoring in bioengineering.
Selinsgrove, PA – Heather Warneke of Thompson is a Presidential Fellow for the 2005-2006 academic year at Susquehanna University.
Each year, approximately 20 sophomore students are selected to be Presidential Fellows. Deans and department heads nominate students who they feel have the academic ability, enthusiasm, and interest in serious matters to benefit from discussions of literature, theater, and current events.
A sophomore psychology major, Heather is a 2004 graduate of Susquehanna Community High School and is the daughter of Robert and Barbara Warneke.
Joanna H. Wallace, a senior psychology major at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2005 semester. All students earning a position on the Dean's List, a recognition of academic excellence, must have a grade point average of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 GPA scale for the semester.
EASTON, PA – Lori Jean Cooper, Brackney, PA has been named to the 2005 fall semester Dean's List at Lafayette College, announced Rose Marie Bukics, acting dean of studies. Each of the students has achieved at least a 3.45 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces the following "Students of the Month" for February, 2006.
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 – Kendra Colwell, Travis Craig, Lucas Marco, Morgan Rivenburg; row 2 – Lyndsey Mroz, Alexia Presley, Nicole Harris, Jonathan Edwards; row 3 – Brandon Gow, Michael Pelicci, Austin Harper, Devon Kelley, John Slater; row 4 – Samantha Yoskowitz, Samantha DeMaria, Tiernan Shanley, Joshua Stumbo.
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
Pictured (l-r) are: row 1 – Fred Ainey, Amber Carpenetti, Cheryl Hendrickson; row 2 – Mitchell Corse, Tyler Hines, Sydney Larsen; row 3 – Alexx Nelson, Thomas Maby, Anthony Ballard. Absent from photo: Brittany Swank, Delbert Rowlands and Amanda Marco.
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