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Elk Lake Elementary Students of the Month

Elk Lake High School Students Of The Month
Area Students Make Mansfield U. Dean’s List
Pre-K Celebration At Mountain View
SCCTC Announces NTHS Inductees


Elk Lake Elementary Students of the Month

Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal of the Elk Lake School is pleased to announce the March, 2009 student of the month award winners.

Pictured (l-r) are: First row – Delreign Gochenaur, Anna Comly, Davia Adams, Hailey Strohl, George Sobeck, Nickolas Crosson, Jeryn DeLong; Second row – Cliff Steele, Kelsey Day, Mariah Najarian, Adam Anderson, Regan Saltzer, McKenzie Newhart, Kaleb Bennett; Third row – Logan Cleveland, Pierce Forkal, Christian Hollister, Nick Smith, James Preistner, Nate Sheldon, Marcus Bean, Jordan Scone. Absent from photo: Cierra Yaroslawski.

Students in kindergarten, first, second and third 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

Kenneth F. Cuomo, Ed.D., Elk Lake High School Principal is pleased to announce the following students who were selected as February, 2009 “Students of the Month”.

Pictured (l-r) are: Front row - Stacy Hillier, Megan Bennett, Doug Cooper; Back row - Kenneth F. Cuomo, Ed.D, High School Principal, Mark Bush, Alan Saravitz, Adam Vibbard; Absent from photo - Emily Golden.

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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Area Students Make Mansfield U. Dean’s List

The following area students enrolled at Mansfield University have been named to the fall 2008 Dean's list: Rachael Ballard, Susquehanna; Laura Carden, Friendsville; Dominic Cino, Union Dale; Michelle Dragowetz, Browndale; Nancy Edwards, Susquehanna; Michael Ervin, Susquehanna; Jamie Germany, Laceyville; Laurin Gilliard, Laceyville; Courtney Grunza, Nicholson; Danielle Gulick, Hallstead; Joshua Hartman, New Milford; Joseph Johnson, Nicholson; John Madas, Harford; Thomas Pierson, Brackney; Alison Proof, Montrose; Carrie Rogers, Le Raysville; Kyle Stockholm, Montrose; Andrew Taylor, New Milford.

To be named to the Dean's list, a student must attend the university full-time and earn at least a 3.5 GPA.

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Pre-K Celebration At Mountain View

The twenty Pre-K Counts students at Mountain View Elementary School participated in lots of activities to celebrate their 100th day of school. They learned 100 day songs and read 100 day books. Their favorite was 100Hungry Ants. They also had an assignment to work with their families at home which was making a collection of 100 items. Some of the items they collected were rocks, straws, pretzels, noodles, sunflower seeds, pennies and candy.

The students made a bulletin board titled “Springing into Spring 100 Days Smarter.” They drew on either a flower or a rain drop something that they learned in Pre-K in the first 100 days! Andre Wiggins said, “I learned about Dr. Seuss and I learned how to write my name.” Collin Saam said, “I learned my numbers! I can count up to 100!” Maressa Salanksy said, “I learned a lot of songs at circle time.” Several students said they learned their ABC’s.

The highlight of the actual 100th day, March 25, was a visit from Penelope the Penguin. Filled with enthusiasm, Penelope actively engaged the 19 very excited four and five year olds. She introduced and read the PA One book for 2009, If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor. She then autographed and presented individual copies to each of the students to take home. A copy of the book in the big book format will be added to the classroom library.

Penelope the Penguin visits the Pre-K Counts class at Mountain View to read and distribute copies of the PA One book.

Even though the students were sure Penelope wasn’t a real penguin, they played along with the character (retired teacher, Miss Reynolds) and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. A treat of homemade penguin-shaped sugar cookies were left for the students’ afternoon snack.

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is designed to bring quality pre-kindergarten programs to 3 and 4 year olds in Pennsylvania who have an economic need, a language need or a cultural or special need. The program is designed to prepare children for reading and math, as well as for paying attention, following directions and getting along with others. Pre-kindergarten gives children a chance to learn, become excited about school and be better students who are prepared for kindergarten.

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SCCTC Announces NTHS Inductees

On behalf of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, Dr. Alice M. Davis is pleased to announce the following inductees into the SCCTC’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) for the 2008/2009 school year: Katelynn Chambers, Elk Lake High School; Simon Frailey, Blue Ridge High School; Diana Greene, Susquehanna Community High School; Sharon Hatzis, Tunkhannock Area High School; Tella Ann Hazen, Lackawanna Trail High School; Andrew Henry, Montrose Area High School; Curtis Herbert, Blue Ridge High School; David Latwinski, Elk Lake High School; John Prevost, Elk Lake High School; Danielle Schrader, Montrose Area High School; and Caryl-Anne Spinner, Tunkhannock Area High School.

Pictured (l-r) are David Latwinski, Curtis Herbert, Tella Ann Hazen, John Prevost, Brittany McGraw, Diana Greene, Caryl-Anne Spinner, Andrew Henry, Danielle Schrader, Katelynn Chambers, Simon Frailey and Sharon Hatzis.

Officers for the 2008/2009 school year are: Katelynn Chambers, President; Brittany McGraw, Vice-President; Tella Ann Hazen, Treasurer and Simon Frailey, Secretary.

The goal of the NTHS is to see that deserving technical students are recognized and that people of the community become aware of the talents and abilities of the young people and adults who choose technical education pathways to a successful future.

The National Technical Honor Society is now in its fifth year. Instructors were asked to nominate students and those students were then asked to complete the application process. Applications were then reviewed for academic standing, attendance, citizenship, instructor recommendation and involvement in outside activities. Based on a lengthy review process, qualifying students were then notified of this outstanding achievement.

Students and parents were invited to an induction ceremony that took place on Tuesday, March 24 in the SCCTC’s ‘A Touch of Class/Serfass Solarium’ restaurant. Each student was recognized and presented with a certificate, flowers and NTHS memorabilia.

For more information on the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center, please call 570-278-9229.

Area Students Make

SU Dean’s List

The following area students enrolled at Syracuse University were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2008 semester.

Students must achieve at least a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester to qualify for their school or college's Dean’s List.

College of Arts and Sciences: Zachary Jones, Friendsville; Brian Lockwood, Kingsley.

Martin J. Whitman School of Management: Anne Stankevich, Harford.

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