Wal-Mart provides grant

 

Walmart Picture

 
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) of Orendorf Elementary School received a monetary grant totaling $450 from the Newberry Township Wal-Mart.  Several kindergarteners spent some time with Wal-Mart Personnel Manager, Jo Vaughan, to thank her for the store’s generous donation. The grant money will be used to purchase several 8ft. folding tables. Shown from left to right, top row are: Principal of Orendorf Elementary School Dr. Monos, Personnel Manager of the Etters Wal-Mart Jo Vaughan, Kindergarteners Ian L. Nittany, Ian K., Olivia, Micah, PTO Member Heather Goebeler; and bottom row are: Kindergarteners Demitra, Elijah, and Gelia.
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Students named to DreamWrights board of directors

DreamWrights welcomed three teen advisors and three adults to its 2013 board of directors. They are, from left, Kim Graffin, of Graffin Associates; Allison Ruman, a ninth-grader at West York High School; Lauren Bass, an eighth-grader at Northeastern Middle School; Allison Meckley, of YTI, Lancaster; John Blecher, of York Traditions Bank; and Noah Schmitt, an eighth-grader at West York Middle School.

DreamWrights welcomed three teen advisors and three adults to its 2013 board of directors. They are, from left, Kim Graffin, of Graffin Associates; Allison Ruman, a ninth-grader at West York High School; Lauren Bass, an eighth-grader at Northeastern Middle School; Allison Meckley, of YTI, Lancaster; John Blecher, of York Traditions Bank; and Noah Schmitt, an eighth-grader at West York Middle School.

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Northeastern offers a town hall meeting

Northeastern School District will present Town Hall Meeting: A Community Conversation, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, in the Northeastern Middle School auditorium, 4855 Board Road, Mount Wolf.

Join the conversation with members of the Northeastern School Board directors, district administration and community members. Hear about the district’s successes and challenges. This is an opportunity to share concerns and ideas regarding Northeastern School District’s future.

The evening will focus on four questions:
1. What makes Northeastern a great school district for our students?
2. What challenges does the district face?
3. How can we improve our school district?
4. How can we involve more community members in our schools?

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McTeacher fund raiser to benefit York Haven Elementary

York Haven Elementary School’s annual McTeacher night fund raiser is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at McDonald’s, 4245 N. George St. Extended, Manchester.

Come see the teachers and Mr. March (principal) take orders. A portion of all orders will benefit York Haven Elementary School.

Coupons are required when placing an order. They can be picked up at York Haven Elementary, 360 Cassel Road, or at any school within the Northeastern School District.

For more information, call the school at 266-5007 or email Maria Pender at penderm@nesd.k12.pa.us.

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Battle of Buildings at Northeastern High

Teachers and staff members from all the school buildings within the Northeastern School District will team up for Battle of the Buildings, 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the high school gym, 300 High St., Manchester.

Building teams will compete against one another in various relays and Minute to Win It challenges. The high school cheerleaders and the pep band will perform and root for their teachers. Competition is intense, as the winning school gets to keep the coveted championship banner for an entire year.

All proceeds benefit Northeastern Dollars for Scholars, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for graduating seniors who attend the Northeastern School District.

Tickets are $1 for students and $2 for adults. The doors open at 6 p.m.

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Holiday concerts in Northeastern district

The Northeastern School District has announced its Holiday Concert schedule.

Dec. 6: Shallow Brook Intermediate & Spring Forge Intermediate School Holiday Concert for grades 5 and 6, 7 p.m. at Northeastern High School, 300 High Street, Manchester.

Dec. 8: Northeatern Middle School Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. at Northeastern Middle School, 4855 Board Road, Mount Wolf.

Dec. 11: Northeastern High School Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. at the high school.

Dec. 12: York Haven Elementary School Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. at York Haven Elementary School, 360 Cassel Road, York Haven.

Dec. 13: Orendorf Elementary School Holiday Concert for grades 2 and 3, 6:30 p.m. at the high school.

Dec. 14: Mount Wolf Elementary School Holiday Concert for grades 2 and 3, 6:30 p.m. at the middle school.

Dec. 15: Conewago Elementary School Holiday Concert for grades 2 and 3, 6:30 p.m. at the high school.

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PTO event: Steven Courtney at Orendorf Elementary

The Orendorf Elementary School PTO is sponsoring a visit by Steven Courtney and The Suitcase Musicians, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Northeastern High School, 300 High St., Manchester.

The entire community is invited to enjoy a fun evening of musical entertainment.

Tickets cost $4 per person. They are assigned and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will also be available at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.

To learn more and print out a ticket form, visit www.nesd.k12.pa.us and click on Steven Courtney.

For more information, call Dawn Lemen at 751-0111 or Chrissy Zimmerman at 266-9754.

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Back-to-school carnival is Friday at Northeastern Middle School

The community is invited to a back-to-school carnival, 3-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, and 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Northeastern Middle School athletic fields, 4855 Board Road, Manchester.

The event will feature food, games and entertainment. Admission is free. Proceeds will benefit Northeastern School District athletic programs.

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New volunteer policy at Northeastern School District

By KIM BRENNER-ZIRKLE
Marketing/public relations director,
Northeastern School District

As part of Northeastern School District’s ongoing efforts to ensure student safety, a new volunteer policy is now in effect. The district’s Safe Schools Committee is following a recommendation from the PA State Auditor General’s Office, which requires all volunteers to undergo both a Child Welfare and a PA Criminal Background Check. Those who volunteer more than 10 hours per week and are in direct contact with students must also undergo a tuberculosis test.

The volunteer application is posted on the district’s website (www.nesd.k12.pa.us) and is available in each school office. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. All volunteers must complete the new application. Clearances do not have to be renewed unless there is a break of service of a year or more.

Reviewing clearances allows the district to ensure the adults working with students do not have criminal backgrounds. The Northeastern School District wishes to take the necessary steps to maintain a safe school environment for its students.

Examples of volunteers requiring clearances include: classroom helpers, tutors, field trip volunteers, chaperones, book fair volunteers, Kid Writing volunteers, volunteer coaches, marching band volunteers, and cafeteria/playground volunteers.

Examples of volunteers NOT requiring clearances include: Junior Achievement volunteers, guest speakers, fundraising distributors, dance chaperones, and special presenters.

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All-sports physicals are Aug. 13 at Northeastern

All-sports physicals for Northeastern student athletes will be conducted on Saturday Aug. 13, in the nurse’s office at Northeastern High School, 300 High St., Manchester. Please use the main entrance.

Middle school and high school athletes whose last names begin with A-I should arrive at 8 a.m., J-R at 9:45 a.m., and S-Z at 11:30 a.m. Physicals are completed on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $15 each.

Students must have PIAA approved paperwork completed and ready on the day of the physical. The paperwork is available online at www.nesd.k12.pa.us, click on the high school page, and at the high school and middle school main offices.

For more information, call Bryan Stephens, athletic director, at (717) 266-3644 or email stephensb@nesd.k12.pa.us.

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Annual 5K run/walk to help scholars

The 15th annual Northeastern Dollars for Scholars 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 4. The race will begin and end at Northeastern High School, 300 High Street, Manchester. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The run/walk will start at 9 a.m. Participants can register at the event for $20.

The course is wheel-measured, well marked, flat and fast – split times at each mile. Course marshals and police assistance for traffic control will be in place in Manchester Borough. Baby joggers are permitted.

Prizes will be awarded to the youngest finisher. Medals will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female finisher in each division. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female runners and to the top male and female winners in the Masters Division (40 and over). The Mayor’s Cup will be given to a team/individual demonstrating exceptional spirit and enthusiasm.

For more information and the event brochure, visit www.nesd.k12.pa.us and scroll down to Dollars for Scholars 5K Run. Questions may be directed to Race Director, Rusty McCollum at mccolluc@nesd.k12.pa.us or 266- 3644. Proceeds benefit students via the Northeastern School District Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants scholarships for graduating seniors.

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