Education

Winter retreat and recognition meeting

BLaST IU 17 and CSIU16 held its first annual regional PIIC winter retreat where mentors gathered to refine coaching practices of the administrators, teachers and specialists. Also, BLaST IU 17 also recently held a board meeting to recognize school directors. The theme was Learning In A Winter ...

Local colleges both secure $720,000 grants

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation has awarded two $720,000 grants — one being a seventh consecutive grant to Lycoming College, bringing its total contributions to the college to $4.22 million, and another awarded to Penn College, now totaling $2.25 million in scholarship ...

Kindergarten and new student registration

The Williamsport Area School District’s kindergarten and new student enrollment week for the 2019-2020 school year is scheduled for March 18 through March 22 at the District Service Center, 2780 West Fourth St. Registrations will be handled alphabetically by last name from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 ...

Williamsport High School brings ‘Clue’ to the stage

Williamsport High School’s drama department is hard at work to bring “Clue” to the stage at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A matinee show will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday. All productions will take place in the auditorium at the high school. There is a cost. Based on the popular board ...

Local schools compete in Academic Decathlon

The Academic Decathlon competition was recently held at Montoursville Area High School. Montoursville’s team came in second place, South Williamsport in third and St. John Neumann in fifth place out of eight teams. In the scholastic division Hunter Moyer, 12th grade, received two gold ...

Stock Market Challenge

The fall 2018 stock market game ended Dec. 14 with Montgomery High School students Rhyle Strausbaugh, Gage Yohn, Brayden Strouse and Brennan Bailey ranking first in the state for the Pennsylvania Council of Financial Literacy’s (PennCFL) stock market challenge. The spring stock market game ...

‘A brief history of Broadway’

One doesn’t have to be a historian, but it may be beneficial to be a bit of a theater buff to be both entertained and enlightened by “A Brief History of Broadway.” Beginning later this month, Lycoming College will present a four part community seminar course with Gary Boerckel, ...

Southern Tioga School District plans Robotics Days

During December, Southern Tioga students in kindergarten through sixth grade learned about computer programming in their library classes. Students are applying their knowledge in a series of challenges during Southern Tioga’s Robotics Day. Robotics Day will help students understand how ...

Upcoming FAFSA completion session

The Financial Aid Office at Pennsylvania College of Technology will help current and future college students and their families complete the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Penn College’s free FAFSA completion session is scheduled at 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The session ...

Penn College connections in the packing industry

On the surface, the three men have little in common. They are separated by appearance, age, background and job title. But the three share educational roots at Pennsylvania College of Technology and mission at Packaging Progressions Inc. in Souderton. Larry Ward founded the company to design ...

Damon Young to discuss social change, race relations

Damon Young, co-founder of VerySmartBrothas and senior editor of The Root, will be at Lycoming College at 7 p.m. Thursday in Clarke Chapel on the Lycoming College campus. This event is free and open to the public. With work that vacillates from anthropological satire and absurdist racial ...

Students learn organic synthesis at college lab

Jersey Shore High School organic chemistry students recently visited Lycoming College’s chemistry laboratory to learn organic synthesis that they are unable to perform in the high school lab. Led by Jersey Shore High School chemistry teachers, Alex Hunter ‘09 and William Ferguson, the ...

Kids and their cell phones

I bought myself a laptop this summer, mainly in preparation for college next year, but also for my senior year of high school. Just like many of the other devices I have, I find myself accustomed to using it every day. I use it for school work, column writing, social media and even the ...

Jersey Shore’s CTE student of the month

JERSEY SHORE — This month’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) student of the month is Kristopher Zinck, 12th grade. He is part of the culinary arts Career and Technical Education program at Jersey Shore Area Senior High School. “I’ve always been in the kitchen my whole life cooking ...

Bradford Tioga Head Start encourages kids to wash up

It’s that time of year when any enclosed spaces, especially schools, can feel like germ factories, with cold and flu bugs lurking and multiplying on every surface. What are parents and teachers to do? It’s time for “handwashing awareness,” said Jill Wood, information systems ...

Zeitgeist String Trio

The Zeitgeist String Trio is a musical group that consists of and is run by three high school students. The group’s musicians are Emilie Tupper on violin, Megan Wike on viola, and Rachel Boll on cello. The trio began playing together last winter when Megan Wike had an idea to direct a ...

Without a Cue

Without A Cue is Williamsport High Area School’s improvisation troupe. Their shows consist of an array of improvisational activities including things such as group pantomime and activities like as “Hitchhiker,” “Freeze” and “Lines on the Floor.” Improvisation requires ...

Student competes at state and national level

One of Williamsport Area High School’s very own, Lydia Smith, had a very successful fall sport season this year. As a junior, Smith is involved in several sports including cross country, swimming, and track. This cross country season, Smith again qualified for districts as she has each of ...

Australian college students visit Williamsport Area High School

Williamsport Area High School and Middle School recently had visitors from Edith Coden University located in Perth, Western Australia. Nine students and two professors made the three-day trip, thanks to a sister program at Bucknell College. Bucknell students also traveled to Australia to ...

Montgomery student donates birthday money to SPCA

MONTGOMERY — One student, Lexus Gebhart, wanted to donate her birthday money to the Lycoming County SPCA and through her act of kindness her classmates and teachers at Montgomery rallied together to make a bigger impact. Gebhart and Randi Jo Preston, special education teacher for ...