Southern York County School District’s Safety Tip Poster Winners

Ethan Wright, a fourth grade student from Judy Parry’s class at Friendship Elementary School, and Eric Stevenson, a ninth grader at Susquehannock High School, submitted the winning posters for their grade levels in the contest. In the video category, Maddie Wise and Leah Miller, Southern Middle School seventh graders from Laura McCusker’s class, placed first in the video category with their public service announcement.  Savannah Matthews, Friendship Elementary School fourth grader from Tom Baughman’s class was awarded second place. Third place went to Alexa Wood, also a fourth graders at Friendship.

Honorable mentions went to Tyler Elliott and Jacob Ryan, fourth graders at Friendship.

Shown below are the students’ entries.

ETHAN WRIGHT

EthanWright

ERIC STEVENSON

Eric Stevenson

SAVANNAH MATTHEWS

SavannahMatthews

ALEXA WOOD

AlexaWood

TYLER ELLIOTT

TylerElliott

JACOB RYAN

JacobRyan

 

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Southern programs named exemplary

The middle school program award was accepted by, from left, Assistant Superintendent Sandra Lemmon; teachers Steve Hildebrand and Mike Konzelman; Principal Len Reppert; and Superintendent Thomas Hensley.

By TERRI REUTER
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.

The high school program award was accepted by, from left, Assistant Superintendent Sandra Lemmon; teacher Tom Laure; instructional assistant Toni Shearer; Principal Robert Bryson; and Superintendent Thomas Hensley.

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Students excel in regional computer fair

By TERRI REUTER
Publications/public information coordinator,
Southern York County School District

Three Susquehannock high School students placed in the top three or the Pa. High School Computer Fair, held in May at Dickinson College. Pictured, Senior Kendall Cuthie placed first in Graphic Design and advanced to the state competition, which was held this month at Dickinson College.

Senior Logan Markiewicz finished in third place for Logo Design, while Erika Sentz competed in the Information Based Website Design and placed second.

The Pennsylvania High School Computer Fair is an annual event that highlights the application skills and computer knowledge of Pennsylvania high school students. The students may compete in several categories, including Animation, Computer Fair Logo, Curriculum-Based Web Page Design, Digital Movie, Graphic Design, Information-Based Web Page Design, Multimedia Presentations, Programming, and Text-Based Desktop Publishing.

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Susquehannock High turned art gallery

By TERRI REUTER
Publications/public information coordinator,
Southern York County School District

Susquehannock High School was transformed into an art gallery recently as elementary, middle and high school students displayed their artistic creations when the Southern York County School District presented its fifth Annual Arts and Technology Fair.

Students exhibited and sold an assortment of their work, which ranged from paintings, photos, drawings, furniture, clothing, motorized and metal structures. The exhibits were displayed in the Susquehannock High School gymnasium as well as the hallways.

Susquehannock art teacher Wade Bowers organized the free event, which also featured a silent auction. Some of the items included two paintings, a photograph, a copper sun, a quilt, baked goods, hand-woven bracelets, a clay vase, and a slumped bottle.

Pictured, below, are various pieces of work, including wooden furniture, copper roosters, clothing, a motorized bike, and artwork, that students displayed.

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SHS students earn Latin honors

Some of the SHS students who received Latin awards are, from left, first row, Melissa Shallcross, Alysha Simmons, and Megan Burns; middle row, Hannah Wheeler, Tim Frey, Michael Wells and Scott Harris; and back row, Zach Shelley, Gabrielle Houser, Abbey Barnhart, and Noah Peiffer.

By TERRI REUTER
Publications/public information coordinator,
Southern York County School District

The following Susquehannock High School students have received honors on the National Latin Exam for 2011:

Cum Laude: Kory Harris, Michael Wells, Kay Shepp, Zach Galante, Megan Burns, Hannah Wheeler and Alysha Simmons.

Magna Cum Laude: Zach Shelley, Dan Ferraro, Abbey Barnhart, Melissa Shallcross, Tim Frey, Noah Peiffer, Gabrielle Houser and Krystal Steenwyk

Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Lillie Honeychuck and Daniel Parker.

Gold Summa Cum Laude: Scott Harris.

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Susquehannock program named exemplary

Pictured at the event are, from left, Nellie Cyr, associate dean; Julie Szymaszek, assistant superintendent; Sandra Lemmon, curriculum/instruction director; Michelle Marusko, teacher; Robert Bryson, acting principal; Thomas Hensley, superintendent; and Herb Steffy, field study director.

By TERRI REUTER
Publications/public information coordinator,
Southern York County School District

Glen Rock, Pa. –The Southern York County School District’s high school program, “Tearing Down the Walls” has been recognized by Shippensburg University. The Shippensburg University Study Council recently selected this Susquehannock High School Program as an ‘Exemplary Program’ in the state of Pennsylvania.

Along with receiving the award, representatives from Susquehannock High School presented the program to Shippensburg University April 26 at the 24th Annual Exemplary Program Presentation. The high school was among 15 other programs from 11 counties in South Central Pennsylvania.

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Autism Walk is April 9 at Susquehannock

The Best Buds Club at Susquehannock High School has organized an Autism Walk for Saturday, April 9, at the high school, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Best Buds Club is a social group that matches students who are looking to find good, social role models, with peers (other students). They spend time together and the group meets once a month. They also contact each other weekly. Some of the Best Bud members are autistic and in honor of Autism Awareness Month (April), the group is sponsoring this walk.

The event will feature a mile walk around the school track and/or a scenic two-mile walk around the main campus, face painting, a DJ, bounce houses, and baked goods. All proceeds will be donated to Autism York. People may sign up in groups or teams or as individuals for the event. They may come the day of the event and register or do so ahead of time.

This is the first annual Autism Walk for the club and the second year the club has been in existence. There are about 45 members in the club this year. Students have created a bumper sticker and t-shirts to give to those who participate in the event.

For more information, contact Karen Somerville at Karen.Somerville@sycsd.org or Christine Bosley at Christine.Bosley@sycsd.org.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ is Susquehannock’s spring musical

Susquehannock High School’s spring musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” will be held April 15-17 in the Richard D. Hupper auditorium.

Some of the cast are Courtney Reed as Belle, Logan Markiewicz as Beast, John Malachowski as Gaston, Sam Kotansky as Lefou, Josh Silva as Lumiere, Nathan Coulter as Cogsworth, Caitlin Ramirez as Mrs. Potts, Rebecca Beall as Chip, Kyle Doby as Maurice, Jill Silverman as Babette, Bryna Mullins as Madame de le Grande Bouche, and Henry Scott as Monsieru D’arque.

Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, April 15; 12:30 (featuring a tea party with the cast), 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17.

Ticket prices are: $8 ($9 at the door) for adults; $6 ($7 at the door) for students and senior citizens; and $5 for the tea party.

Tickets may be purchased at Susquehannock High School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 11-15, and 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 14-15, or by emailing info@susquehannocktheatre.com. Tickets will be held at the door to be paid for on the performance night. Any tickets not picked up 15 minutes prior to the curtain rising will be sold.

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MP2 freshmen honor rolls at SHS

Susquehannock High School freshmen who were named to honor rolls for the second marking period of the 2010-2011 school year are:

DISTINGUISHED

Grade 9: Kristin Ali, Adannaya Amadi, Abbey Barnhart, Rebecca Beall, Karina Ernst, Alyson Fair, Makenzie Fancher, Daniel Ferraro, Emily Fourhman, Emily Gemmill, Jonathan Hayes, Eric Johnson, Bryan Kerr, Sadie Leslie, Sara Lynch, Brian Miller, Cassidy Mummert, Kathryn Norris, Alexander Prego, Kathryn Procopio, Michael Ridenour, Jessica Rose, Brianna Russ, Tal Shearn, Zachary Shelley, Chelsey Simmers, Michael Spadafore, Tyler Torgerson and Michael Wells.

HONOR ROLL

Grade 9: Ashton Alban, Sara R. Bailey, Abby Ball, Mark Beardsley, Alexandra Bechtel, Anne Berg, John Biuk, Abigail Bond, Olivia Bond, Margaret Buntenbach, Megan Burns, Paige Carter, Sara Cerreta, Daniel Chambers, Ryan Chilcoat, Luke Connelly, Adam Dell, Madison Driscoll, Shannon Druck, Rodney Everett, Jennifer Ferg, Mollie Flowers, Melissa Futrell, Julianne Garofalo, Joshua Gladfelter, Zachary Gloeckner, Sade’ Greenfield, Haley Grove, Destiny Hatcher, Calloway Hatcher III, Alesha Herman, Zachary Holloway, Kathryn Jackson, Hannah Jensen, Michael Jones, Melissa Keuler, Luke Knott, Rachel Manieri, Ryan Mayfield, Jacob McDonnell, Whitnee McGowan, Brenna McKinney, Gideon Miles, Samuel H. Miller, Samuel Paul Miller, Halle Murdock, William Myers, Sara Owens, Bryce Palmer, Zachary Reed, Nathan Rohrbaugh, Olivia Royer, Maia Schechter, James Sergent, Katherine Steines, Sarah Stockslager, Shayne Stockslager, Sydney Strine, Zachary Studzinski, Owen Swidor, Gina Swords, Emma Taylor, Jacob Thomas, Alec Thompson, Alexandra Toben, Carley VanLuit, Mark Weaver and Zayne Wood.

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SYCSD approves high school online program

By TERRI REUTER
Publications/public information coordinator,
Southern York County School District

Glen Rock, Pa – The online program that has allowed seniors at Susquehannock High School to take classes from home will expand next year from a pilot to a full high school program. The Southern York County School Board recently approved the online program, beginning with the 2011-12 school year.

This year, the District implemented the pilot program for those seniors who wish to take one or more classes online. This program provides flexibility in their work or course schedules for their senior year.

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SHS student working as government page

By TERRI REUTER
Publications/public information coordinator,
Southern York County School District

Glen Rock, Pa – For Emily Bull, pictured, a junior at Susquehannock High School, the chance to spend a semester working, living, and studying in Washington, D.C. is a dream come true. In December, Bull was notified that she was chosen to serve as a Page for the the United States House of Representatives. She recently left home and school, and moved to the Capital.

Bull is also the first student at Susquehannock High School to be accepted as a Page for the House of Representatives, Acting Principal Robert Bryson said.

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