Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Schools are gearing up for the annual telethon, filmed at the high school.
It's no surprise that Plum School District is a big supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Each year, the high school students produce, direct and star in a six-hour long telethon to raise money for the organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions. This year's telethon will air and be filmed on Dec. 21 at the school. In the meantime, students and teachers have gotten a kick start on fundraising for the organization. The Holiday Park Elementary teachers will be cooking, taking orders and serving the patrons of McDonald's on Route 286 tonight, Dec. 11, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Last month, the high school students held a Buy-A-Guy auction and raised $5,000 for Make-A-…
Friday, July 6, 2012
The school board is looking to hire a principal before the start of the school year.
Regency Park Elementary School will get yet another principal beginning next school year. Effective July 1, the combined position of Special Education/Regency Park Principal was eliminated and two positions—Director of Special Education and Pupil Services and Principal of Regency Park Elementary School—were created. Kathleen Shirey, who the board hired last year for the combined position, now will act solely as the Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. Shirey was the third person acting as the Regency principal since last September, when Cheryl Levin retired. Margaret Evans also served as an interim in between Levin and Shirey. School board President Andy Drake said having the merged position was not a successful move for the …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
At a Plum Borough and Plum School Board intergovernmental meeting last week, officials discussed a road project on Millers Lane and how Regency Park Elementary could affect the cost.
The future of Regency Park Elementary has not been determined. After months of rumors that the school is going to close, school officials once again addressed concerned residents and said the issue hasn't been discussed publicly or behind closed doors. Plum Borough officials also have heard the rumor, which is what prompted borough manager Mike Thomas to add the item to the school/borough intergovernmental meeting agenda last week. Thomas said he didn't want to cause alarm, but his staff has heard the school is going to close, and that could have an impact on a future road project on Millers Lane. Thomas said borough officials are in the process of creating a five-year project plan. Improvements to Millers Lane—including sidewalk …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Cheryl Levin has been a program director at Pace for about a month.
After working with Pace School for years as Plum Borough school district’s supervisor of special education, Cheryl Levin decided to spend her retirement from the public school system as Pace School's new program director. According to Levin, “I have always had the highest respect for the Pace School organization and its model of service delivery to students with significant emotional and academic needs. When I was given the opportunity to work at Pace, I was lucky enough to be ready in my career for a new challenge—to work for the first time in the private sector to make a difference for children.” Pace School serves children with emotional challenges and needs surrounding issues that face students diagnosed on the autistic spectrum. It is…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Parents and students participated in fitness fun.
Regency Park Elementary School families stepped it up on Friday night during family fun night. "Witness the Fitness" was held in the Regency Park gym. Families participated in several different fitness stations, including corn hole, jump rope, bosu balls, hoola hoops, hot potat, Wii Dance Party 3 and spin the fitness wheel sponsored by the American Heart Association They also got to make trail mix and healthy potato chips, they received information about EB4K (Energy Balance For Kids) presented by Maryann Lazzaro and Cory O'Brien, watched a C.S. Kim Karate demonstration and participated in a line dancing program hosted by DJ Blake Lipinski. All guests left with a fitness treat bag at the end of the evening.
Friday, September 23, 2011
The school received the grant through the Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge initiative.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Regency Park and Pivik elementary schools in Plum have each been awarded a $9,534 grant from the Highmark Foundation through its Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge initiative. The grant will be used to implement a physical fitness challenge by providing students with enhanced nutrition and fitness education. Schools will focus on physical education activities that develop teamwork and improve physical fitness, according to a Highmark press release. Lessons also will focus on team building activities, while helping students achieve greater levels of fitness. Students will be given a fitness pre-test, a mid-year test and a post test evaluation to monitor progress.