Monthly Archives: April 2012

Penn State student participating in EcoCAR2, a competition to create environmentally friendly cars

A Penn State freshman from Spring Grove could have a hand in the future of environmentally friendly cars. Matt Thompson, 19, a graduate of York Country Day School, joined the Penn State Vehicle Technology Team’s mechanical group and is involved … Continue reading

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Hersheypark to host Education Days, starting May 4

Anybody want to combine chocolate and learning? Hersheypark will host Education Days starting May 4. Here’s a look at the schedule, from a news release: May 4: Math Day – Students apply real-life situations to math concepts by doing activities … Continue reading

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See a demo of New Hope’s Trenches program

New Hope Academy Charter School hosted state Sen. Joe Scarnati and Rep. Eugene DePasquale for a tour on Tuesday. They visited a computer lab and a classroom, and they met with students, staff and faculty, according to a news release. … Continue reading

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Spring Grove educator’s peer mentoring program gets national attention

A Spring Grove Area High School administrator’s efforts to help at-risk freshman move successfully on in high school have received national attention lately. Nate Frank, assistant principal, began looking at the “freshman failure phenomenon” when he moved into his role … Continue reading

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Update on Washington Township efforts to leave Dover district

Remember the folks who want to move Washington Township from the Dover Area School District? For months, the Washington Township Education Coalition‘s website urged residents to sign its petition, which you might remember is the one of the first steps … Continue reading

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Three York Suburban students to perform at state music festivals

Three York Suburban High School musicians were selected to play in the Pennsylvania All-State Festivals, according to a news release. They are: Junior Rosemary Crosset, violin, All-State Orchestra.  She is the daughter of Robert and Lisa Crosset. Sophomore Nathan Krebs, … Continue reading

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Spring Grove Rocket Scientists head to national level of Team America Rocketry Challenge

Three teams of Spring Grove “Rocket Scientists” will advance to the national level of the Team America Rocketry Challenge, according to the district. Five teams from Spring Grove competed. The teams moving on are: Tobie Sneeringer – captain/Colton Crockett, Kiara … Continue reading

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‘Gasland’ screening at 6 p.m. April 19 at York College

The Academy Award-nominated film documentary ‘Gasland’ will be screened at 6 p.m. Thursday April 19 in the York College Performing Arts Center.  A student panel discussion will follow the film. The event is free and open to the public, as … Continue reading

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‘Going Green’ author to speak at YCP April 18

Vanessa Farquharson, a journalist and author from Toronto, Canada, will be speaking about her memoir “Sleeping Naked is Green” at 7 p.m. April 18 in York College’s Alumni Hall. Her memoir details the year Farquharson spent making 366 changes to … Continue reading

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Science fun with Curious George at the Whitaker Center on Saturday

Looking for something to do with the kids on Saturday? The Whitaker Center and WITF will host “Ready, Set, Explore” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 21  The event, sponsored by PNC Bank, includes interactive science activities for kids … Continue reading

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