Monthly Archives: March 2012

York Academy Regional Charter School to hold lottery Monday

York Academy Regional Charter School will hold a lottery on Monday to select applications for the 2012-13 school year. By law, if charters receive more applications during the enrollment window than they have seats available, they must randomly select students … Continue reading

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York-area student is Widener University president – for a day

A student from the York area has been named president of her college – for a day, according to the college. Anna Miller, a senior chemistry major, will serve as president-for-a-day at Widener University today, according to the university. Miller … Continue reading

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Would you want your kids to see the unrated film ‘Bully’?

There’s been a lot of news lately about the documentary “Bully,” which is set for limited release tomorrow. The film tells the stories of three teens who are the victims of bullying, and two kids who committed suicide because of … Continue reading

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‘Hunger Games’ sparks debate among parents, schools

There’s an interesting post over at The Educated Reporter, a blog I follow, about how the “Hunger Games” movie has sparked debate among some parents and school communities about whether the book and movie are appropriate for young audiences. Apparently, … Continue reading

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Learn more about the Lehman Center tonight

A Penn State York senior has organized an information night for parents to learn about the Lehman Center in York. The parent information night will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Central Middle School, 1950 North Hills … Continue reading

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Nominate your school to win a new fitness center

Pennsylvania has been selected to participate in the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils’ National Champion School campaign. That means your school could win a new fitness center. The foundation will select three Pennsylvania schools to win “new, state-of-the-art, Live … Continue reading

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Dallastown board seeks community input on superintendent search

The Dallastown Area School Board is looking for community input as it searches for a new district superintendent. The board has created a brief survey for district residents to share what they think are the most important characteristics the board … Continue reading

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Spring Grove, other teams advance in Science Olympiad

Spring Grove Area High School took first place in its division at the PA Central Region Science Olympiad, held over the weekend at Millersville University. According to a post on the Millersville website, each school competing in the Science Olympiad … Continue reading

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Report examines test scores, finds ‘suspect’ results nationwide

The Atlanta Journal Constitution ran a package over the weekend offering a nationwide look at test scores, saying many districts had suspicious scores that resembled those that entangled Atlanta in a cheating scandal. Here’s a bit from their introduction: “The … Continue reading

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Students are helping Habitat build houses

Students from schools around York County have been helping out at Habitat for Humanity. A news release from Habitat detailed how they’ve been helping: Electrical students at YTI Career Institute completed wiring for homes at 355 and 357 E. Poplar … Continue reading

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