Monthly Archives: March 2011

Central students defining ‘beauty’

On Saturday, some Central York High School students will hold an event aiming to show what beauty means to them. Kelsey Kierce and Paige Knapp, both juniors at the school, began thinking about the definition of beauty after they found … Continue reading

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Voni and Lorrayne Grimes to be honored at Logos

Logos Academy will honor Voni and Lorrayne Grimes on Friday, during the school’s annual Performing Arts Showcase. The showcase is held at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school, 250 W. King St., York. The Grimeses will be honored … Continue reading

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Nothing goes together like rugby and prom

An April 9 women’s rugby tournament at York College will feature players dressed in prom gowns. The York College women’s rugby team will join teams from the University of Scranton, Bucknell University and Susquehanna University. The event begins at 10:30 … Continue reading

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Too much testing?

President Barack Obama spoke last night about the need to measure school performance by more than just test scores, according to news reports. “One thing I never want to see happen is schools that are just teaching the test because … Continue reading

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Charter school legislation announced

Sen. Jeffrey Piccola, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, announced legislation today to “overhaul” the state’s laws regarding charter schools and cyber charter schools. I’ve just started reading through the legislation, which you can find here. But here’s a few … Continue reading

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Logos Academy to expand next year

Logos Academy, a private school in York, will add ninth grade in the fall, according to a news release. The school currently serves kindergarten through eighth grade. “Adding a high school is a logical decision as we partner with families … Continue reading

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Charter schools celebrating AYP

A black-tie gala is being held Saturday night to celebrate two charter schools — Lincoln Elementary and Helen Thackston Middle School — that met state “adequate yearly progress” requirements last year. The event, being held at the Valencia Ballroom, includes … Continue reading

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YCAL awards Innovation Grants

The York County Alliance for Learning has awarded more than $9,500 to York County educators through the 2011 Innovation Grants. Applicants were required to partner with a York County business or organization to develop an innovative project that supports the … Continue reading

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Central teacher participating in democracy conference

A Central York teacher will be participating in a conference called “Can we talk? A Conversation about Civility and Democracy in America,” this weekend. The conference, hosted by the National Constitution Center, will be held Saturday and Sunday. The event … Continue reading

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West York competing in state mock trial competition this weekend

West York Area High School is one of 12 schools in the state advancing to the 28th annual Pennsylvania Bar Association Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition. The state competition will be held Friday and Saturday at the Dauphin County … Continue reading

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