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This past October, Mrs. Kristy Bleck’s fifth grade students used pumpkins to show their creativity. They painted faces, glued on hair and added hats to bring out the personality of their pumpkin. When the project was complete, the students worked hard as they wrote stories using the pumpkins as the main character. Using figurative language, the pumpkins came alive in their stories. The student’s art work and writing was placed on hay bales and put on display in the hallway to decorate for Halloween. Mrs. Bleck’s fifth graders would like to extend a special thank you to Jim Barbour for donating the pumpkins used for the writing assignment. Pictured (l-r) above: back - Callie Wyatt, Joe Calla, Brandon Hood, Zach Visakay, John Calla, Nathan Brant; front - Kyle Donovan, Adreanna Skinner, Rhonda Phillips, Austin Clapper, Kendra Skinner.
Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal of the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the November 2009 student of the month award winners.
Pictured (l-r): row 1 - Justine Johns, Makayla Ryce, Shelby Valvano, Rebecca Sisson, Robert Norcross; row 2 - Sean Whittaker, Ben Woolcock, Levi Brewer, Jonny Baltzley, Paulette Brodsky; absent from photo - Alan Tiffany.
Students in fifth and sixth 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.
Susquehanna Community High School is pleased to announce the Students of the Month for October for the 09-10 school year.
Pictured above: Kim Aldrich, Courtney Arthur, Chelsea Ayres, Megan Canfield, Susie Chamberlain, Ivy Christiansen, Christine Compton, Donald Cottrell, Garrett Cuevas, Austin DeVries, Tyler Dibble, Brianna Graves, Courtney Groover, Mashawana Hargett, Cheryl Hendrickson, Keith Hubal, Shane Hugaboom, Jared Lawson, Maureen Lawson, Ray Polak, Cody Rockwell, Brad Sherman, Victoria Sjogren, Stephanie Skurski, Andrew Sullivan, Brittany Swank, Ryan Swanson; absent - Kacie Chesnick, Sharon James, Samantha Owen, Madison Rutkowski, Tracee Joe Shimer, Larissa Stevens.
Students from the Blue Ridge Elementary, Middle, and High Schools attended Young Authors’ Day at Keystone College on November 4. This is an annual event sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association that enriches and encourages students’ writing abilities. Students submitted a piece of their written work to be published on a CD given to all participants. This year’s highlighted author and songwriter was Barry Louis Polisar who wrote and sang the song “All I Want is You” featured in the film “Juno” and on the Grammy Award-winning “Juno” Soundtrack. He is also an accomplished author of children’s books, poems, and songs. Students listened to Mr. Polisar’s engaging and interesting presentation on how he got his start in writing. His love of writing was evident and students were entertained by his funny songs, poems, and jokes. Students also attended additional break-out sessions given by professionals who have careers in writing. The event proved to be a wonderful opportunity for students. Pictured above, Blue Ridge Middle and High School students meet author and songwriter Barry Louis Polisar.
Mountain View’s eighth grade Young Scholars team of Paul Chichura, Mikaela Phillips, and Andrew Adams participated Saturday, November 7, in the 14th Annual Young Scholars Program held at Scranton Prep. Twenty-three teams from Northeastern Pennsylvania competed in subjects like math, U.S. cities, U.S. Presidents, classical musicians, Civil War heroes, geography, and spelling. The Mountain View team missed a semifinal berth by five points after completing two rounds with a combined score of 115 points. The team answered all their math and science questions correctly to the delight of their teachers. Congratulations on exciting play, quick thinking, and awesome teamwork!
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