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Kenneth F. Cuomo, Ed.D., Elk Lake High School Principal, is pleased to announce the following students who were selected as September, 2006 “Students of the Month.”
Pictured (l-r) are: front row – Julianne Spadine, Jessica Sirbak, Mike Marks, Aaron Boner; back row – Tracy Jayne, Ricky Howey, Dustin Ely, Matt Wallikas, Dr. Cuomo, High School Principal. Absent from photo: Adam Belles.
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.
On Monday, October 16, Blue Ridge Elementary hosted a Second Grade Family Math Night. Several families attended this event which is designed to give families games, ideas, and materials that they can use at home to encourage mathematical learning skills. Family Math Nights for grades K-1 were held at the end of September and the beginning of October. Mr. Dietz (principal) and Miss Sienko (Title 1 math teacher) have hosted each event, along with Mr. Dibble (kindergarten teacher), Miss Swartwood (first grade teacher) and Mrs. Theophila (second grade teacher). Pictured above at the Math Night are Alex Buchanan with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Buchanan.
Red Ribbon Week was celebrated at Susquehanna Community Elementary School the week of October 23 – 27. The major theme of Red Ribbon Week is to send a “No Drug Use” message to the students.
There were different themes for each day of Red Ribbon Week; Monday – “Hats on to Being Drug Free Day” – wear a hat; Tuesday – “Sock it to Drugs Day” – wear silly socks; Wednesday – “Team Up Against Drugs” – wear your favorite team clothes; Thursday – “Give Drugs a Slip Day” – wear slippers in school; Friday - “Red Day” – wear red to school.
Students also wrote essays regarding the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. First, Second and Third Place winners were announced at an assembly on Friday, with First Place winners reading their composition in front of the whole school. Each grade also sang drug-free songs that were written and practiced during music class.
The SADD Group from the high school provided prizes for students with the winning essays from each grade. The SADD Group also purchased a playground ball with a drug-free message for each grade, and pencils for all of the students.
Red Ribbon Week was considered a huge success.
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