Publications/public information coordinator,
Southern York County School District
Glen Rock, Pa – Two Southern York County School District programs have been selected by Shippensburg University as Exemplary Programs.
The Shippensburg University Study Council recognized Southern Middle School’s Engineering by Design Program and the Life Skills Support Program at Susquehannock High School.
The district received awards and showcased the programs April 18 at Shippensburg’s annual Exemplary Program presentation. The event is for the benefit of administrators and teachers from across Pennsylvania.
“Congratulations are extended to Steve Hildebrand and Mike Konzelman for the Engineering by Design Program and Tom Laure for the Life Skills Support Program,” Superintendent Thomas Hensley said.
The Engineering by Design program, which was implemented in 2006, focuses on invention and innovation for seventh-graders and technological systems for eighth-graders. Students not only learn the history of technology, innovation and invention, but they also experience hands-on activities and use the engineering design process to solve design challenges. Students also use PowerPoint and AutoCAD to present and design systems.
Students in Susquehannock’s LSS Program range in age from 15 to 21. They are students who have been determined to be developmentally functioning below their expectancy, due to cognitive delays or significant intellectual disabilities. LSS assists these students in the transition from school to work. The program helps prepare them to function as independently as possible when they transition from school age to adulthood.
“These are the sixth and seventh programs in the last 13 years to be recognized by Shippensburg University as Exemplary Programs. We are very proud of this,” Hensley said.
The annual event is sponsored by the Shippensburg University School Study Council, a professional development partnership between public school districts and the University, which also supports school system leaders in improving the instructional experience.Read More