Education

BLaST IU17 holds 17th annual competition

Rowan Pryor looked like he was about to enter a futuristic video game as his friends and classmates sat behind and yelled their guesses as to what he was drawing on the screen directly in front of him. Pryor, a student in Montoursville’s school district, was drawing a statue for the group ...

Walnut Street Christian School grieves loss of role model

AVIS — Teacher, counselor, principal, mentor, mom figure and role model are just some of roles filled by Kathy Gotschall, more commonly known to many at Walnut Street Christian School as Mrs. G. The beloved educator, known to all as Gotschall, passed away in February after a years-long ...

Lycoming Nursery school values play based knowledge

Students have been learning through play at Lycoming Nursery School for 50 years. The fundamentals learned half a century ago such as taking turns, sharing, communicating feelings and ideas and sitting in a group are still taught in a fun environment. “That’s the beauty of our school, it ...

Montgomery wins the Lycoming County Stock Market Game

Five local teams that participated in the Stock Market Challenge, held by the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL), were honored recently at a luncheon at The Pennsylvania College of Technology. The reigning champs from Montgomery Area High School and their teacher, Ryan ...

Williamsport’s mock car crash

I attended one of my best friends’, Levi Roush, memorial service in the Williamsport Area High School auditorium with the entire student body on April 26. His parents and sister stood on stage while his mother read a detailed overview of his life and a slideshow of countless pictures and ...

Lycoming College names Chieftan and awards at Honors Convocation

Lycoming College celebrated students’ academic achievements at its annual Honors Convocation, recognizing dozens for their dedication to academic pursuits. Rebecca Forbes ‘19, of Lititz and a Lycoming Scholar with a double major in economics and Spanish, and a minor in business ...

Pennsylvania College of Technology Commencements

Three commencement ceremonies will be offered May 17 to 18 for the 950 students who have petitioned to graduate following the Spring 2019 semester at Pennsylvania College of Technology. All of the ceremonies will be held at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with more ...

Bucknell University’s 169th commencement

LEWISBURG — Bucknell University’s 169th Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. May 19, on Malesardi Quadrangle. The University will confer 889 degrees — 865 bachelor’s degrees and 24 master’s degrees. The ceremony will be streamed live on Bucknell’s Facebook page and through a live ...

President of UPMC Susquehanna to speak at Lycoming College

Steven P. Johnson ‘76, president of UPMC Susquehanna, will deliver the commencement address at Lycoming College’s 171st Commencement, May 11, at 2 p.m. on the College’s Fultz Quadrangle, unless it rains. A decision will be made by 9 a.m. on Saturday about the need to move indoors to the ...

Tioga County School District awarded Educator in the Workplace Grant

The Tioga County School Districts has been awarded $22,066 to allow educators to participate in the Teacher in the Workplace Program. Participating districts include the Northern Tioga, Southern Tioga and Wellsboro Area school districts. This grant connects K-12 classrooms to the workplace by ...

Montgomery Area School District Pre-K registration

The Montgomery Area School District is still taking registrations for our Pre-K Counts preschool program for the 2019-2020 school year. To enroll your child in the Pre-K Counts program, you must be at or below the income requirements. To register for pre-k, children must be four years old ...

Job mentoring days, students to gain skills in the workplace

High School students with Special Needs in Bradford and Lycoming Counties recently had the opportunity to gain valuable work skills by participating in job mentoring days in our region. BLaST IU17 partnered with the Bradford County and Lycoming County Transition Councils to bring these ...

PHEAA launches low-cost PA Forward Student Loan Program

Applications are available for the Commonwealth’s new PA Forward Student Loan Program, currently offering a suite of borrower-friendly loans for undergraduate and graduate students and parent borrowers. A PA Forward Refinance Loan will be offered later this year to combine all of a ...

Lock Haven University Commencement

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University will hold its 142nd commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday. The Friday graduate ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. in Thomas Fieldhouse and the Saturday undergraduate ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at Hubert Jack Stadium, both on the campus of ...

Lycoming College’s Food Recovery helps the community

Since last fall, Lycoming College’s Food Recovery Network has donated 40,293 pounds to the local American Rescue Workers organization, said Braeden Gozales, food recovery coordinator and student at Lycoming College. “Instead of throwing out the extra food, we donate it to the American ...

LHU hosts annual Celebration of Scholarship

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently held its annual Celebration of Scholarship showcasing academic research and artistic accomplishments by the university’s students and faculty. The celebration demonstrated the impressive results of the university’s commitment to hands-on ...

Student-designed transmission passes test for Baja SAE

Months of painstaking work resulted in an impressive showing on the international stage for Pennsylvania College of Technology at the recent Society of Automotive Engineers’ event in Cookeville, Tennessee. Featuring a new, student-designed continuously variable transmission, the college’s ...

Loyalsock students study and respond to one of America’s favorite novels

According to a 2018 PBS poll, Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is America’s favorite novel. Like most other schools around the nation, Loyalsock Township High School includes Lee’s beloved 1960 masterpiece as part of its English curriculum. My ninth-graders recently finished this ...

Middle school IMPACT groups

Within the Loyalsock Township School District, there is an abundance of middle schoolers that improve the school and the community. The group, known as IMPACT, mainly focuses on either building a skill or running fundraisers for charities. These IMPACTs are monitored by teachers associated with ...

South Williamsport teachers named Keystone Technology Stars

Three teachers from the South Williamsport Area School District were chosen as Keystone Technology Innovators for their dedication to utilizing technology to enhance their students’ learning experience. Tara McGlensey, sixth grade language arts teacher at Rommelt Elementary School; Tina ...