Education

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 ...

Remember, just breathe

A few weeks ago I got an Apple Watch. One of the reasons I wanted to get the watch was to more closely monitor my physical activity. The watch can keep track of how many steps I take each day and give me more information about my exercise habits. One of the main features of the Apple Watch is ...

Montgomery school district takes lead in county competition

Montgomery High and Middle School are leading the way for the first week of the Lycoming County Stock Market Challenge. Students represent their schools in a local and competitive, investment competition. Williamsport, South Williamsport, Muncy, Jersey Shore, East Lycoming, Montgomery, ...

Southern Tioga School teacher to train in STEM education

Rachel Smith, a gifted education teacher and coach at Southern Tioga School District, has been selected as one of 72 teachers for the 2019 Teacher Forum. The Teacher Forum is part of 100Kin10, a national network focused on training and retaining excellent K-12 STEM teachers. Their goal is to ...

Scholarship opportunity; Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund

WELLSBORO — High school seniors pursuing medicine, education or engineering to apply for a scholarship offered through the Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund. Applicants are sought for the 2019 fall semester and should consider the following before submitting their application: • ...

Loyalsock High School’s extracurriculars

With approximately 510 students, 37 teachers and over three dozen extracurriculars, Loyalsock High School is a busy place. Here’s a run-down of some recent activities: FBLA According to advisor Michelle Carpenter, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) “is designed to help students ...

BLaST IU 17 helps students transition into high school

BLaST IU 17 helps high school students transition into high school and trains teachers to help students transition from high school into everyday life. The organization also held a recent STEM competition with Pennsylvania College of Technology where local schools and students presented on ...

Scholarship and grant opportunities

The area provides numerous scholarship and grant opportunities for students to apply to throughout the year. Current opportunities include the Copp agricultural scholarship, the Highmark Foundation and a flight training scholarship. Copp agricultural scholarship High school seniors pursuing ...

National Poetry Out Loud competition

TOWANDA — High school students in ninth to 12th grade recently competed in Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.The event took place at the Dunn Center for Performing Arts at the Keystone Theatre. Poetry Out Loud is a national competition that encourages the study of poetry by ...

Jersey Shore’s FBLA helps local food pantry

JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Area School District’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter’s 127 members racked up numerous awards at a recent regional conference at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, but it’s what those members have done in their local community that ...

Discussion sustainable energy policy in state

Lycoming College’s Center for Energy and the Future welcomes environmental advocate and professional Robert Altenburg at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Jane Schultz Room, located in Wertz Student Center as a part of a speaker series. His lecture, entitled “Achieving a Clean and Sustainable Energy ...

Sunny side up in February

One of the best feelings in the world must be walking outside in February and feeling the warm sun on your face and a gentle breeze in the air. My first instinct walking out of school Monday was to take off my coat and feel the sun’s warmth against my skin. I smiled at myself as I hesitated ...

Lock Haven native’s sights set on medical school

LOCK HAVEN — Jessie Anderson, a biology major with a concentration in biomedical sciences, has lived in Lock Haven his whole life and will graduate from Lock Haven University in May. Anderson plans to attend medical school, with aspirations of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon — operating ...

Penn College and DBi Services new apprenticeship

Pennsylvania College of Technology and DBi Services joined to produce the first Infrastructure Maintenance Technician registered apprenticeship program of its kind in the United States. The program will provide critical training and a professional career path for motivated people seeking ...

Careerlink, Penn State team up to help students earn diplomas

“Hey, I passed my test!” Those words of hard-won accomplishment are sweet to the ears of Joseph Wells, who is the student support coordinator at Penn State University’s Career Pathways Program. Wells is based locally on the second floor of the Careerlink offices, 329 Pine St., where ...

Lycoming student, faculty collaborate on Waterdale Environmental Center

Lycoming College senior biology major, Brandan Gracia, of Houston, Texas, recently completed work on a curriculum guide for the Waterdale Environmental Education Center, which was a collaboration with Amy Rogers ‘92, associate professor of education at Lycoming College. Gracia and Rogers ...