Monthly Archives: January 2012

Schools to mark Digital Learning Day tomorrow

Today, I was chatting with the principal at St. Rose of Lima School and she mentioned that tomorrow is Digital Learning Day, so teachers were being asked to step out of their comfort zones a bit and try some new … Continue reading

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It’s Soul Food Cook-Off time!

Hannah Penn Middle School’s annual “Kings and Queens of Soul Food” cook-off will be held Feb. 18. “Would you like to claim the bragging right as York City’s best soul food cook?” asks a flyer. If you think you can … Continue reading

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York Catholic’s upgrades done with cost in mind

A week or so ago, I visited George Andrews at York Catholic High School to talk about his decision to leave the school at the end of the school year. After we talked for a few minutes, he took photographer … Continue reading

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New STEM programs approved for state universities

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education recently approved three new academic programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines, according to a news release. The new programs are: a bachelor of applied science degree in technical leadership, a … Continue reading

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Movie screening tonight at Dallastown Area High School

Dallastown Area High School will host a free community screening of the documentary “Out in the Silence,” which chronicles the fight of a gay teen and his mother against school authorities after the teen is attacked for coming out at … Continue reading

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Free financial aid sessions at HACC

HACC will hold free financial seminars at its five campuses on Feb. 23. The sessions are open to anyone, not just those students coming to HACC, according to a news release. Attendees can get answers to questions about the college … Continue reading

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You can help a high school rocket scientist!

I just saw this item in Spring Grove Area School District’s e-newsletter and wanted to share: “Student-athletes are not the only competitors in high school anymore. Our High School Science team, affectionately known as the Rocket Scientists, compete in several … Continue reading

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Robots competition at Penn State York on Saturday

Penn State York will host a robotics competition on Saturday, according to a news release. The FIRST Tech Challenge South Central PA Regional Qualifier will be held from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student … Continue reading

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Chatting with Margie Orr, York City School Board president

Last week, I sat down with Margie Orr, the new president of the York City School Board. We talked about a variety of subjects, and here are some of the highlights. Orr lives in York with her three grandchildren and … Continue reading

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St. Rose of Lima School hosting an open house

St. Rose of Lima School will hold its annual open house for prospective students from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 29. Parent interested in a Catholic school education can attend the informal meet-and-greet session to gather information about curriculum and … Continue reading

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