Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
The students in Mrs. Walls' Social Studies classes recently sponsored an "Open House" for History Night. Students exhibited their research projects about innovations in history that have changed our lives. Shown are some of the students with their displays.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Loyalsock has 5 teams that are advancing to the State Tournament. Our Middle School has three teams going to States.
The Gift of Flight team placed First in their problem and division. Team Members are:Sal Frederick, Brennan Hepler, Bree Kepner, Thomas Schranghamer, Marcus Stopper, and Katherine Waltz.
Also placing first is the Nature Trail's team of Will Bird, Abby Caldwell-Gatsos, Sara Greenaway, Cameron Hornberger, Madison Mackenzie, Mario Pineda-Bermudez, and Jacob Schreckengast.
Placing second and also advancing to States is the Food Court team of Emily Kilheeney, Laura Pineda-Bermudez, Mackenzie Young, Ryland Smith, Jolene Drum, and Courtney Pikunas.
The High School Discovered Treasures team placed First with our Middle School team members of Chad Fellon, Mikayla Born, Miranda Odell, Katherine Lupo and Anastasia Komarnicki. Derek Weishaupt was on the high school team of The Return of the Gift of Flight that received a Third Place trophy.
Our Discovered Treasures Middle School team also did well in a very stiff
competition. Congratulations to all the teams!
Loyalsock has more teams advancing to the State Tournament than any other school district. We are outstanding!
Good Luck at States on April 10.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Submitted by: Bob Gaetano/Principal, March 10, 2010
-Student Representative Report/by Mikayla B.- 8th Grade
-What’s happening in the classroom?
Teachers are “ramping up” to prepare our students for the PSSA tests next month. All teachers have submitted various PSSA questions in reading, writing, mathematics and science. Mr. Johnson has compiled the questions and has started to post them on the Middle School Blog. Thanks also to Mr. Gee for coordinating the streaming of the video. We have also linked Mrs. Wright’s PSSA site to the MS blog. In addition, we are seeking the partnership of parents in this preparation process, and a parent letter with PSSA tips, can be found on the MS Blog. Students can access the questions at home, in the classroom or after school in the ASAP program (After School Academics for Progress). We have been averaging around 20 students per day at ASAP.
Special Agent LaCadre of the Attorney General’s Office presented a very informative and enlightening program on Cyber-bullying, sexting and inappropriate texting today. He will be back on May 5th to do another informative program on Internet Predators.
-School Community Relations
Mrs. Janet Wright’s 8th grade classes wrote, created, and produced children’s stories on their IBooks last week. They were in powerpoint format, and presented to the elementary students as part of the Read Across America Program.
Mr. Richard Miller, who will be retiring at the conclusion of the school year, was selected as “Teacher of the Year.” He was recently honored at the Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce Business in Education Dinner. Mrs. Gail O’Brien, our MS Art teacher has also announced her retirement. Both are valuable team members and will be greatly missed.
Also -Our school was represented as a presenter at the Middle School Conference at Penn State last week. The presentation, which explained the process of Transition to Middle School, was well-attended and went smoothly. This was a reflection on the hard work of Mrs. Kate Preisch, and Mr. Johnson.
I am proud to announce that Mrs. Tina Remsnyder, our Health-PE teacher, has organized a “Girls on the Run Program.” The after-school program brings elementary and middle school girls together on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s for community service projects; as well as to promote self-image; proper treatment of peers and also incorporates running. The goal is to have everyone complete a 5k race at the end of the 10-week span.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The sixth grade science students are learning about groundwater pollution through a scenario, "Safe to Drink." The story surrounds a now-defunct lemonade factory that alleged buried a stash of lemonade which leaked into the groundwater. This stash may be responsible for a rash of "puckered lip syndrome" in area residents. Here, students are learning the difference between point source and non-point source pollution.