Monthly Archives: February 2011

City eighth-grade open house rescheduled

The York City School District’s 8th grade open house has been canceled. Here’s the post on the district website: “The Grade 8 Open House on March 1 has been canceled. The Parent Advocates for Children group (PAC) and the district … Continue reading

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Free screenings of “Waiting for Superman” tomorrow

New Hope Academy Charter School will host two free screenings of the documentary “Waiting for Superman” at 9 a.m. and noon Tuesday, March 1, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York. After each showing, motivational speaker Omari Pearson will … Continue reading

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City superintendent search meeting Wednesday

The York City School District will be holding another meeting Wednesday to gather public input on its search for a new superintendent. The meeting will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m., according to the district website. (This meeting replaces … Continue reading

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Save the Words exhibit opening

An exhibit opening March 7 will feature York College typography students’ efforts to bring attention to a project aimed at saving little-used words from extinction. Here’s the news release from the college: Caprizant, an adjective that means inconsistent or irregular … Continue reading

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Students learn about healthy eating

Northeastern School District provided the following photo and news release: “Representatives from Memorial Hospital came to Spring Forge Intermediate School in January to educate students about nutrition. Through the hospital’s Kids in the Kitchen Program, fourth graders learned about the … Continue reading

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Shank case reveals bits of investigation

Documents attached to a “motion to compel discovery” from former South Eastern Supt. Tracy Shank’s defense attorney revealed bits of the investigation report done by the Levin Legal Group. The Levin group was hired last March to investigate Shank and … Continue reading

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What’s it like to be a board member for 33 years?

I called Earl Miller, the Dallastown Area School Board member who resigned in January, this week. He’d been on the school board for 33 years. Miller said that when he first ran for school board in 1978, he was already … Continue reading

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Calling all high school history buffs

High school history buffs in grades 11 or 12 can apply to be a junior docent or junior curator at the York County Heritage Trust this summer. About 10-20 junior docents volunteer at a historical site and learn about day-to-day … Continue reading

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Hearing on Senate voucher bill

Yesterday, the state Senate education committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 1. That’s Sen. Jeffrey Piccola’s bill to allow low-income students to use tuition vouchers to attend a different public or private school than their own. Find a couple … Continue reading

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York’s acting superintendent visits Harrisburg

Update: A new article about the search for a Harrisburg superintendent can be found here. Seems some parents don’t want Holmes or the other candidate. Reported earlier: The Patriot-News has a brief article today about Eric Holmes’ visit to the … Continue reading

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