Education

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 ...

The brain architecture game training, classroom visits and fitness

School counselors and psychologists recently came together to learn about suicide prevention, adverse childhood experience and trauma-informed care. Also, Christina Steinbacher-Reed, executive direction at BLaST IU 17 visited three classrooms to see how BLaST staff carries out the ...

Williamsport’s PMEA District Orchestra festival

The Williamsport Area High School Orchestra recently hosted the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Concert for District 8 Orchestra. “I’m very thankful for my supportive colleagues, the helpful students and everybody from the cafeteria staff to the custodians,” said ...

Students and positive behavior

School wide positivity is something that Williamsport Area High School holds to a high standard. So much so that the school wide Positive Behavior Committee recently asked a group of students to come together to speak about ways the school can continue to encourage, reward and enforce school ...

Safe2Say Something

Recently, the high school hosted a Club Fair during the BANK period of the school day. Each club gathered in the commons of the high school with a table and a display of what their club is all about. The club fair is specifically geared toward freshmen to help familiarize them with the ...

Students to participate in SkillsUSA Competition

Williamsport Area High School will be sending 18 students from the collective CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs to compete in the Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Competition on Friday. Students compete in various events such as conducting job interviews, creating advertisement designs and ...

High school art students participate in elements show

In the fall the Williamsport Area High School art department began their part in a district wide project focusing on diversity. To go along with the art curriculum in the classroom, each student was assigned an element of art, including line, shape, space, value, form, texture and color, and ...

Music programs prep for Disney

MUNCY — When asked his preference for a feature in the Education section of the Sun-Gazette, Muncy Junior Senior High School principal Tim Welliver answered that there were many positive things going on in the schools. “But,” he said, “Our band and chorus program, under the direction of ...

Putting the mom in ‘Mamma Mia’

For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed about having a lead in the school musical. This year, I was fortunate enough to be cast as Donna, the mother in “Mamma Mia.” In the musical, Donna and her daughter, Sophie, have a great mother-daughter relationship. My mother and I don’t ...

Local students receives Lycoming County Medical Society scholarship

Lycoming County Medical Society (LCMS) awarded two $3,000 scholarships to local medical student Morgan Chambers, daughter of Robert Chambers and Michelle Boyer of Williamsport, Hannah Bohr, daughter of Michael and Brenda Bohr of Williamsport. Chambers is a second-year medical student at Penn ...

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 ...