Education

‘Mini’ event makes huge impact at SWASD

Statistics from the American Cancer Society reveal that almost one out of every three people will battle cancer at some point in their lifetime. But for the past eight years, students in the South Williamsport Area School District have been fighting back. What began in 2011 by senior politics ...

Pre-College Programs to enrich participants’ summer experience

Building construction has been added to the abounding schedule of pre-college initiatives offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology, hands-on summer activities that mirror the nationally renowned opportunities afforded postsecondary students. “Our Pre-College Programs offers living and ...

Southern Tioga School District teacher named a 2019 state STEM ambassador

Sarah Murray, library media specialist of Southern Tioga School District, has been accepted as one of 32 ambassadors in the Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program, which aims to shape the future of STEM education in the commonwealth by targeting vital policy conversations to legislative ...

Students attend annual SADD conference

Six students from the Williamsport Area High School recently attended the annual SADD Conference. Approximately 230 students from schools around the area gathered at Penn College for guest speakers, trivia games and information sessions. “There was a lot of information presented at the ...

On to states they go!

Williamsport Area School District sent eight Odyssey of the Mind teams to Berwick recently. The teams competed in the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition, which is a creative problem-solving competition. “Competition is the best part! It’s nerve wracking but also exciting,” Carlee ...

Music students head to Disney

Williamsport Area High School music department students are preparing for a trip to Orlando, Florida, to perform at Walt Disney World. Choir, orchestra and band students are all individually performing popular songs for other visitors at Disney World. “I am most excited to perform at a new ...

Williamsport’s winter sport athletes make history

As the winter sports season comes to an end, the student athletes have lots to be proud of. Both boys and girls basketball teams made it to the postseason. The girls team advanced to the district championship game against rival Hazleton. They lost a tough battle 41-48. During the regular ...

City’s high school holds second annual career fair for students

At the second annual career fair, held in the Commons at Williamsport Area High School, there were 54 vendors who attended this year. High school career counselor Mrs. Eck explained how the fair benefits both students and local employers. “We hold the career fair to make students aware of ...

St. John Neumann plans annual Mini-Thon

Students at St. John Neumann Regional Academy, home of the Knights, are looking forward to raising funds in the community to directly assist families dealing with a diagnosis of children’s cancer. It will be the third year in a row that Neumann students have pulled an all-“knighter” in ...

My piano chair

It seems as if everyone, or at least everyone my age, has that chair in their bedroom that clothes and other odds and ends get piled up on. For me, it’s not a chair but a piano that is covered in my laundry that has yet to be put away, magazines I have yet to look at, and who knows what ...

Montoursville Area School District’s 2019/2020 kindergarten registration

Montoursville Area School District’s kindergarten registration for the 2019/2020 school year will be held for all eligible children (children who will be 5-years-old before Sept. 1) on April 5. Registrations will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lyter Elementary School, 900 Spruce ...

Celebration of the arts

Proud to showcase her art at the second annual district-wide Celebration of the Arts held at the Montoursville Area High School recently is Arabella Lucas, 9, daughter of Kevin and Brittany Lucas. The third grader explained the rainbow fish in her artwork is sleeping in the seaweed and art ...

LHU to create a school of nursing

LOCK HAVEN — Given the increasing demand for nurses in an ever-evolving healthcare environment, Lock Haven University announced plans to expand its nursing programs to the main campus and establish a school of nursing. The idea is influenced by current trends in healthcare, primarily the ...

Local PA SADD Conference to motivate teens for healthy lifestyles

The PA SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition will hold the 29th annual spring SADD Conference. The SADD Conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Field House. Over 200 students, ...

Local Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to the state tournament

BERWICK — A dozen area schools, from across eight counties, attended the North Central Regional Odyssey of the Mind competition held March 2, at Berwick Area School District. Over 300 students competed on 50 teams at the regional tournament, which is one of six regional tournaments held ...

PAsmart grant awarded to BLaST IU 17

BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 secured $277,307 through the Governor’s PAsmart Advancing Grant in partnership with Mansfield University to extend technology education, apprenticeship and job training opportunities to schools in the region. The funding is part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s $30 million ...

SWASD is ALICE certified

The ALICE Training Institute authorized the South Williamsport Area School District as an official ALICE certified organization as of late January. The school district has completed all of the necessary training needed to receive this important certification. ALICE stands for Alert, ...

West Branch School to perform ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’

This year, students at West Branch School will perform the timeless classic “Peter Pan and Wendy” by J.M. Barrie at the Community Theatre League, March 8 to 10. After analyzing J.M. Barrie’s use of language throughout the play, students chose a moment from Neverland to zoom into, ...

WASD’s events, student awards and alumni nominations

From the annual upcoming YAM-JAM event to middle school students winning regional awards and alumni nominations, Williamsport Area School District has a lot going in and outside of the classroom. Students earn awards Eight students in eighth grade at Williamsport Area Middle School recently ...