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Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal of the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the February 2010 student of the month award winners.
Pictured above: 1st row - Meriah Miller, Kasi Suchocki, Starr Nonnemacher, Keri Jones, Anthony Falcone; 2nd row - Jonathan Morton, Shayna Charles, Lizzy Wright, Noah Cobb, Richard Dunne, Harlee Baker.
Students in fifth and sixth grade 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.
Kenneth F. Cuomo, Ed.D., Elk Lake High School Principal, is pleased to announce the following students who were selected as February “Students of the Month” for the 2009-2010 school year.
Pictured above: front row - Alicia Smith, Samantha Ferguson, William Rupakus; back row - Kirsten Benninger, Brandon Cleveland, Parker Birtch, Matt Forba, Nick Hollister, Kenneth F. Cuomo, Ed.D, High School Principal; absent - Amanda Silfee.
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.
State Senator Lisa Baker and Representative Sandra Major took time from their busy schedules to visit the Pre-K Counts class at Mountain View on February 19. Twenty eager 4 and 5 year olds went through their regular routines earlier in the morning, anticipating the visitors. When asked about the visit, one of the children announced that a baker was coming to visit.
Center time was the order of business when the lawmakers arrived. The students quickly had the adults pressing letter stamps into play dough, fishing at the water table to catch colored magnetic fish, creating art work at the easels, pretending in the housekeeping corner, reading in a comfortable chair in the classroom library, and building on the activity center carpet. With the routines which had been strategically designed and ground rules established since the beginning of school, there was a natural flow of students from one center to the next according to their interests.
State Senator Lisa Baker and Representative Sandra Major show off the books made for them by the students when they visited the Pre-K Counts class at Mountain View.
The Pre-K Counts class is funded through a grant by the state as part of providing high quality early leaning to at-risk children. This is the second year Mountain View has received funding, but there is only enough money to cover the costs of one classroom. As Principal Sue Pipitone explained to the lawmakers during their visit, these students represent only about 20% of the children who will enter Kindergarten in the district. Many other children come to school without any preschool experiences. Research does show that children who receive quality early learning before the age of 5 are more likely to succeed as they transition through school and later in life.
As a part of their writing experiences, the students wrote a book for both Senator Baker and Representative Major. Each student drew a picture and wrote about what they liked about Pre-K and the cover had pictures of each of the students. The books were presented to the visitors in appreciation of their visit.
Nicole Ransbottom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Broad of Susquehanna, PA, has been nominated for membership to Sigma Theta Tau at Bloomsburg University. Sigma Theta Tau is an international Honor Society that recognizes academic achievement and leadership in Nursing.
Nicole, a junior at Bloomsburg University, receives her nursing training at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. The ceremony will be a Frost Valley County Club on March 21, in Danville.
The Elk Lake Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society held their Induction Ceremony on February 24, at the Elk Lake Auditorium. During the Candlelight Service, Matt Horvath, Gabrielle Melon, Susanne Tewksbury and Emily Williams described the characteristics of the society. Remarks were given by Mrs. Marie Michalek and Mr. Brian Mallery. Pictured above are the new inductees: 1st row - Zachary Shafer, Paige Parkhurst, Taylor Watkins, Tyler Arnold, Tanner Reyan, Ali Canfield, Danielle Callas, Brittany Garey, and Lacey Cook; 2nd row - Ms. Karen Krakosky, advisor, Veronica Head, Rachel Manzek, Brooke Seamans, Kayla Krishak, Elizabeth Trowbridge, Kristi Krishak, Zachary Moon, Matt Woolcock, and Alex Manzek.
Dr. Alice M. Davis, Administrative Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC), is proud to announce the SCCTC’s “Students of the Month” for February 2010. Pictured above: Jessica Prevost, Jared Kirchner, Josh Kiefer, Christine Solsman, CJ Barziloski, Douglas Brooks, Megan Oliver, Maggie McCarey, Bryan Miller, Regina Cahill, Ben Stang and Dr. Alice M. Davis; absent from photo - Kyle Smith, Ashley Clifford, Samantha Ferguson, and Colin Rosene.
On Saturday, March 6, five students from Mountain View Junior Senior High School participated in the 49th Regional Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition held at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. A total of 550 students presented from 44 area schools. Students completed an independent research project and presented their project before a panel of judges. Students are judged in areas such as scientific thought, experimental design, and analytical methods. Students receive a first, second, or third place award, which are announced at the Awards Banquet at Genetti’s in Wilkes-Barre. First place awards compete at the state level at Penn State, University Park, in May.
The five students competing from Mountain View this year were: Carly Jesse whose project was on agricultural run-off and its impact on streams, ponds, and lakes; Taylor Lewis whose project involved antibiotic resistance in bacteria; Brian Miller who investigated the dangers of double-dipping; Lucas Jodon who worked with protozoans and cryobiology; and Paul Chichura who experimented with the microbial flora of polluted water. Paul Chichura, Lucas Jodon, and Carly Jesse received first place awards. Taylor Lewis and Brian Miller received second place awards.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces the “Students of the Month” for February for kindergarten through sixth grade for the 2009-2010 school year.
Kindergarten, First, Second, Third
Pictured above (l-r): row 1 - Ryan Ballard, Hayden Butts, Jason Smith, Cora Hadden; row 2 - Jared Rockwell, Rylea Groover, Cheyenne Cude; row 3 - Faith Acosta, Quarry Weidow, Carson Beamer; row 4 - Justin Belvedere, Billy Perry, Mikaela Swank; absent - Ryan Fisk, Cheyenne Kelley, Torin Osterhout, Alycia Reynolds and John Slocum.
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
Pictured above (l-r): row 1 - Nicholas Wayman, Kathy Meck, Dylan Rockwell, James Mitchell; row 2 - Logan Dunbar, Skyler Voege, Karina Polak; row 3 - James Cottrell, Joshua Harhut, Rachel Serfilippi, Jessica Staros; absent - Madison Canfield.
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