Monthly Archives: May 2011

City school board members meet with other officials

Some of you may have read this story about local officials — York County Commissioner Steve Chronister and state Rep. Stan Saylor — discussing the future of the York City School District. Chronister believes character education, which is planned to … Continue reading

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Northern Middle students are future problem solvers

A team of Northern Middle School sixth-graders won first place at the State Bowl on Future Problem Solving in April. The competition included analyzing a future scene or issue, brainstorming challenges, identifying underlying problems, creating unique solutions and developing a … Continue reading

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Tree house art projects help foster kids

Fifth-graders at Canadochly Elementary School worked all year to create cardboard tree houses for a good cause. Crisha Luttenberger, art teacher at the school, said in an email that the the Treehouse Project was a service-learning project that allowed the … Continue reading

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Third-grader at York Haven wins art award

Emily Dellinger, a third-grader at York Haven Elementary, was a winner in a nationwide art contest sponsored by Kleenex and Weekly Reader, according to a news release. Emily won for the third-grade division. About 12,000 entries were expected for the … Continue reading

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Read along with York College students studying in Turkey and Greece

You can follow along with some York College students as they explore Turkey and Greece over the next 12 days. The students are studying abroad with David Fyfe, assistant professor of geography, according to an email from Mary Dolheimer, college … Continue reading

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An inspiring graduation story, plus a look at all those handshakes

Just wanted to share two interesting graduation stories today. Yesterday, I attended my brother’s graduation from UMBC. (Yay, Dave!) The university president, Freeman Hrabowski III, made special mention of a few graduates, including Matt Courson. Courson walked across the stage … Continue reading

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Boys compete Thursday to be “Mr. NHS”

Ten senior boys at Northeastern High School will vie to be named “Mr. NHS” on Thursday. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at the high school, 300 High St., Manchester. Tickets are $2. Pizza and refreshments will be sold … Continue reading

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Survey looks at impact of budget cuts

A survey done by two state education organization shows that no school district is alone in its budget battle. The survey of school districts (263 of the 500 in the state responded) was done in April 2011 by the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Two tech school students win art honors

Two York County School of Technology students were among 37 in the nation whose artwork was chosen for Crayola’s “Visual Voices: Speak up for Creativity” exhibition. Each student’s work will be displayed permanently at the U.S. Department of Education building … Continue reading

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Write-ins add up in York City race

Yesterday, of course, was the primary. We generally don’t spend much time on uncontested races, and the York City School Board certainly fit into that category. Only three people filed to run for five spots on the board. Those three … Continue reading

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