Education

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 ...

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 ...