Education

PPL shares electrical safety lessons

Annually, PPL Electric Utilities provides electrical safety lessons to adults and children, across 29-counties. PPL teaches children about electrical safety with an interesting twist: They send actors into schools to teach engaging, entertaining and creative educational theater ...

WASD Education Foundation’s 14th annual Golf Tournament

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation will host its 14th annual Golf Tournament on June 24, at the Williamsport Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The tournament will benefit the Athletic Program Endowment Fund held at the ...

Annual Top Hat dinner celebrates and honors senior class

The Top Hat dinner celebrates the academic achievement of the top five percent of the students in the senior class. These students are asked to invite one faculty member from Williamsport High School and two family members to join them at the dinner, organized by the senior guidance counselor ...

Students prepped for recent Keystones and AP exams

Students in Williamsport Area High School have prepared all year in their classes to take the recent literature, biology and algebra Keystone Exams. When students arrived in their testing rooms, there were postcards waiting for them that the teachers had written for each student. “Mr. ...

A Pop-Tastik night to come

Every year, Williamsport Area High School puts on a Pop-Tastik concert. The concert occurs at the end of the school year where more than 580 students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, sing and play pop music. The concert 35 minutes and each group performs two songs by themselves and then come ...

STEM club competes in states

Mr. Andy Paulhamus and seven STEM club students went to the state STEM competition in Harrisburg recently. The team placed first at the regional competition in February to advance to states. The students created an organic soil amendment and fertilizer made from industrial waste ...

SGA participates in Relay For Life

Williamsport Area High School’s Student Government Association (SGA) prepared to participate in this year’s Relay for Life of River Valley that took place at the Williamsport Area High School recently. Relay for Life is an overnight community event that takes place annually in May to ...

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 ...