In the Schools

Warrior Run Middle School

to hold orientation program

WATSONTOWN – The Warrior Run Middle School will hold an orientation program at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 in the middle school auditorium. The orientation will be for fifth graders and new students to the school, along with their parents. The purpose of this session is to introduce students and parents to the school through a series of presentations. These include meeting some of the fifth grade staff, the guidance counselors and administrators; a guided tour of the building and a question and answer period for students and parents. There also will be a presentation by the Watsontown Police Department.

Openings available at

Happy Harbor Preschool

WATSONTOWN – Happy Harbor Preschool at Watsontown United Methodist Church, 11 E. Third St., now has openings available for children ages three or four by Sept. 1.

Classes are two days per week, three hours a day and children in attendance must be potty trained.

The classes focus on pre-math, pre-reading, science, language development, social skills, biblical teachings, fine and gross motor skills and more. The students also will be able to enjoy the new playworld playground system.

For more information, contact Camy at 538-3094.

Warrior Run High School to issue parking permits

WATSONTOWN – Warrior Run High School student parking permits will be available beginning Tuesday for seniors only and continuing through Thursday for all other students.

Permits also will be available in the high school office on the first day of school and throughout the school year according to parking space availability.

Students may come to the office for a registration card at any time and receive a copy of the Student Driving Regulations. Registration card must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian and the student.

Registration cards must be returned to the office with the following information:

Proof of valid student driver’s license.

Proof of current insurance and vehicle registration for all vehicles that will be driven to school.

$5 registration fee.

When all documentation and fees are verified by office staff, the student will receive a parking tag that must be visible in the student’s vehicle at all times while in the district parking lot.

Any vehicle in violation of not being registered in the high school office is subject to being towed from the district property at the vehicle owner’s expense.

Medical student scholarship available for Lycoming County residents

HARRISBURG – Lycoming County Medical Society, in conjunction with The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, is pleased to announce the availability of the 2013 Lycoming County Medical Society Scholarship.

Multiple $2,500 awards are available to first- through fourth-year medical students who are residents of Lycoming County and enrolled full time in an accredited U.S. medical school.

Lycoming County Medical Society established the scholarship within the Foundation and presented the first award in 2002. Contributions from Lycoming County physicians made the fund possible. The society provides education, networking and legislative support for member physicians.

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, a nonprofit affiliate of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, provides programs and services for individual physicians and others that improve the well-being of Pennsylvanians and sustain the future of medicine.

For an application, call the Foundation’s Student Financial Services office at 717-558-7852, or visit the Student Financial Services page under The deadline is Sept. 30.

South Williamsport resident named LPN Career Center July Student of the Month

LEWISBURG – The Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center announced its student of the month for July.

Michele Heckman of South Williamsport was selected for the award by her instructors. Students are recognized for exhibiting leadership qualities, showing exceptional nursing care in the clinical setting and for outstanding achievement in the classroom.

Heckman is a graduate of Shikellamy High School and Pennsylvania College of Technology. She is expected to complete training at the LPN Career Center this month, at which point she will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become a licensed practical nurse.

Located in Lewisburg, the LPN Career Center is operated by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) and is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing (PSBN) and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

For more information about the LPN Career Center, visit

In The Schools

Misericordia University to hold open house for adult learners

DALLAS, Pa. – The Misericordia University Adult Admissions Office will hold an open house for adult learners who are interested in continuing their education from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 in Huntzinger Room 218 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.

The event is open to adults who are interested in obtaining more information about Misericordia University’s undergraduate and graduate programs and to those who have general questions about entering or returning to college.

Guests can drop in at their convenience and speak with faculty and representatives from admissions and financial aid. Common topics include credit transfer, credit for life experiences, financial aid eligibility, evening and weekend class schedules at the Dallas campus, certificate programs, online courses, and the Expressway Accelerated Degree Program.

Prospective students who bring resumes will receive an instant program review. Expressway classes are offered at convenient locations throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, including Nanticoke and Scranton, with shortened sessions to fit into a busy work and family schedule.

Master’s degrees are available in education, business administration (MBA), organizational management and nursing, along with a post-professional program for practicing therapists in occupational therapy. The university also offers certificate programs for nurse educator, geriatric care management, post-master’s family nurse practitioner, post-professional pediatrics and certificates in nuclear medicine technology and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems Administration.

Misericordia University also has a bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral sciences (ABS) offered through the Expressway program. ABS is an interdisciplinary social science program that provides the foundation for positions in the social services, social work or psychology oriented professions. It also will help adult learners who wish to pursue graduate work in any of the behavioral sciences, including psychology, sociology and social work.

Misericordia’s popular RN to BSN degree is now offered fully online and is designed as a part-time program in an accelerated format for currently licensed RNs to earn their bachelor’s degree.

For more information on continuing education programs or to RSVP to the open house, please contact the Adult Admissions Office at 674-6791 or by email at or at 866-262-6363. For more information, visit

Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.

Automated manufacturing, machining scholarship established

Faculty members in the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies at Pennsylvania College of Technology have established the Automated Manufacturing and Machining Scholarship.

The scholarship will benefit full-time students who are enrolled in either manufacturing engineering technology, automated manufacturing technology or machine tool technology; have completed two semesters of study; and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Awards will begin in 2013-14 while the scholarship builds toward endowment.

“The Penn College Foundation is appreciative of the generosity of the faculty in the automated manufacturing and machining department,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the foundation. “This scholarship will provide financial assistance to students who have demonstrated an ability to excel within their chosen program of study.”

“We have many students who are bright and enthusiastic,” said Tom Livingstone, associate professor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing. “Every semester, we believe it is fitting to honor one who exemplifies dedication to the manufacturing trades, good work ethic and willingness to help others.”

For more information about making a gift or establishing a scholarship fund to support Penn College and its students, visit, email giv or call the Institutional Advancement Office at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

For more information about Penn College, visit, email or call 800-367-9222.

Montgomery Area School District to hold registration

Montgomery Area School District will be holding registration for new students from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

If you cannot register during this time, call the appropriate school office at 547-1608 to make other arrangements.

Immunization records and social security number for students must be presented at registration; proof of birth is necessary for those who enroll for the first time in pre-k, kindergarten or first grade or for anyone registering from out of state.

Available academic information such as report cards from a previous school would be helpful.

UCT local students place in contest

Three local students won places in the International safety poster competition, sponsored be United Commercial Travelers of America. The names recently were announced at the UCT Convention in Schamburg, Ill.

In the upper level, Faith Upright of Montoursville, a homeschooler, took third place. In the middle level, Christian Thompson, of Williamsport, from Lycoming Valley Middle School took second place. Taking third place in the lower level was Sierra Latsch, also of Williamsport, from Andrew Jackson Elementary School.

The winners were judged and honored according to their original artwork and safety message. They also will receive monetary prizes according to their winning places.

UCT is a non-profit financial services membership organization with over 70,000 members in the U.S. and Canada.

Members decide on a local basis which causes and charities to support and how to best meet the needs of their communities.