In the schools
Lycoming Nursery School to hold open house
The Lycoming Nursery School, 825 Arch St., will hold an open house from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Attendees can visit the classrooms and meet teachers during the open house.
State Trooper to present drunk and drugged driving program
LOCK HAVEN – Safe Haven, the Lock Haven University student wellness club, will present “Rethink Drunk and Drugged Driving” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hall of Flags, Robinson Hall, Lock Haven University.
The event is free and open to the public. High school students are encouraged to attend. The featured presenter will be Trooper Angela Beiber, community services/public information officer, Troop F, State Police, Montoursville.
The program is an effort to reduce drinking and drugged driving risks associated with spring break.
Free FAFSA workshop to be held at Lock Haven University
LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven University will hold a free FAFSA workshop from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the Stevenson Library on the LHU campus. This open-house style event will be staffed by LHU financial aid professionals who will be available to help answer questions about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
This event is open to all students, regardless of the college they plan to attend. Parents and students may arrive anytime between 9-11 a.m. Parking is permitted anywhere on campus except in 24 hour reserved spots.
The computer labs in the Stevenson Library have been reserved and staff will be available to help navigate the process. Many colleges, including LHU, have a March 15 FAFSA priority deadline. Filing prior to this date is crucial because funds may be limited.
Parents and students are asked to bring with them:
2015 W-2 forms and any other documentation of untaxed income for both the parents and students.
2015 Completed Tax forms (1040), if available.
Net worth totals for all investments including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, CDs, IRAs, etc (Assets do not include their primary residence, cars, jewelry, etc.).
Net worth totals for all businesses, rental properties and-or investment farms.
FAFSA is used by colleges and universities to determine eligibility for federal and state grants, student and parent loans and scholarships.
Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information regarding this free workshop and registration, visit www.lhup.edu/FAFSA.
Essays wanted for Student Historian Award contest
The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., has recently announced details concerning their 2016 Student Historian Award.
The essay-writing is open to any senior attending high school in Lycoming County. The paper will focus on the topic, “The Taber-Today and Tomorrow” and answer the question “How is the past (as displayed at the Taber Museum) connected to the present and to the future?”
Students are required to view an object or exhibit within the museum and respond to several questions concerning the composition of the object, if there is a counterpart in use today and do the objects differ and how are they similar?
The essay must be at least three pages, but not to exceed five pages (750-1,250 words). The deadline for submission is April 1. The award will be announced April 15, and if the student is able to attend, the recipient of the award will be presented with a check for $500 at the LCHS Annual meeting on April 24.
Full details of the guidelines are available online at www.tabermuseum.org or available at the front desk of the museum. Last year’s recipient was Anna Lee Hafer, of Williamsport Area High School.
Phlebotomy short course offered at Penn College Wellsboro
Penn College at Wellsboro will offer a short course in phlebotomy beginning in April.
The six-week, part-time program combines classroom theory and clinical experience to help prepare you to become a phlebotomy technician. Students attend two evening classes per week at the Wellsboro High School Administration building beginning April 18 and ending May 25. One week of clinical will be scheduled in June.
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association phlebotomy certification exam. The fee includes a textbook and the cost of the certification exam. Financial aid is not available.
For more information, contact the Wellsboro campus at 570-724-7703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Schools
Political scientist to give lecture at Lock Haven University
LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven University’s HOPE Center will host a lecture given by Kimberly S. Adams at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hamblin Hall of Flags, Robinson Hall, 72 Campus Drive.
Adams is an associate professor of political science at East Stroudsburg University and the owner of Adams Political Research and Consulting.
Her lecture topic will be, “Women and Politics: Shattering the Glass Ceiling, One Vote at a Time.” As a longtime scholar and political activist, Adams possesses a breadth of knowledge concerning the American political system, especially in relation to non-traditional legislators, such as women and African Americans.
Adams recently completed a series of lectures at the University of Rijeka in Croatia covering topics such as the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the changing American electorate for women and racial minorities, and immigration. Adams’s visit is a collaborative with the HOPE Center, the Sophisticated Ladies and the Department of History, Political Science, International Studies and Foreign Languages.
Warrior Run to hold faculty, student basketball game
Warrior Run High School will hold a faculty versus boys and girls basketball team game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. There is an admission fee for the game and all proceeds will benefit the faculty scholarship given to a graduating senior. Concession stand will be open.
Writing workshop and poetry reading to be offered at Lycoming College
The Warrior Writers group will offer a writing workshop to veterans, active-duty service members, members of the national guard and military family members only from 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Lycoming College Art Gallery, 25 W. Fourth St.
At 7 p.m., a poetry reading and performance will be held in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, located on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets.
Warrior Writers is a community of military veterans, service members, artists, allies and healers dedicated to creativity and wellness. This national non-profit arts organization fosters artistic exploration and expression through workshops using writing, painting, photography and other media to reflect on military experiences.
These workshops are part of the 2016 Lycoming College Spring Symposium on Veteran Issues titled, “Coming Home.”
WASD kindergarten, new student registrations planned
The Williamsport Area School District’s kindergarten and new student registration period is scheduled for March 21-24 at all primary schools and District Service Center, 2780 W. Fourth St.
Registrations for the 2016-17 school year will be taken at Cochran, Hepburn-Lycoming, Jackson and Stevens primary schools from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 21 and March 22; from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 23; and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on March 24.
Children must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2016, in order to enroll.
All registrations after March 24 will be taken at the District Service Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Those registering students can expect to spend at least 30 minutes at registration and must provide: child’s birth certificate, guardian identification (driver’s license, state ID, etc.), proof of residence, child’s immunization records, and Record of School Age Dental Examination and Medical Examination, if completed.
For more information, contact Registrar Shelly McKernan at 570-327-5500, ext. 33473 or smckerna@ wasd.org.
In the schools
Bradford-Tioga Head Start accepting applications
Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Early Head Start and pre-kindergarten programs are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year.
Head Start and pre-K programs are available at no cost to families with children 3 to 5 years old. Head Start and pre-K offers educational activities, nutritious meals and snacks, health check-ups, computer learning, family services and creative arts. Transportation is provided at several of our Head Start centers throughout Bradford and Tioga counties.
Women who are pregnant or have a child ages birth to 3 years old can receive services through our Early Head Start program. Early Head Start offers personalized weekly visits; information about child development, nutrition, health, social services and parenting; a support network for pregnant women and families with young children, assistance with services for children who have special needs and meetings with other young families. In addition, socialization is offered through family play groups that are scheduled monthly.
Lock Haven to host Transfer Thursday
LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven University will hold Transfer Thursday appointments for those interested in applying to Lock Haven. Appointments will be available from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 25 in the admissions office.
Students should bring their official transcripts to the appointment and a transfer coordinator will assist you with application completion, evaluate your transcripts and render a decision during the appointment.
To request an appointment, visit www.LHUP .edu/admissions/transfer/transfer_thursday.html.
Lock Haven to hold Regional History Day
LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven University will hold Regional History Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20, for students in grades six through 12 and their parents and teachers. Regional History is part of the National History Day program for middle and high school students.
National History Day is a yearlong academic program proven to enhance student achievement and college and career readiness. The internationally recognized program recently received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The NHD theme for 2016 is “Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.” Throughout the year students have researched and analyzed the topic. Students develop projects based on the theme in one of five categories: video documentaries, exhibits, historical papers, dramatic performances and websites. At the regional contest students present their research to teams of judges. The winners of the regional contest will compete at the State History Day conference at Millersville University in May.
The public is invited to view the free competition. The schedule of events for Regional History Day can be viewed at www.lhup.edu/news/NHDSchedule %20of%20Events.pdf. The snow make-up date is March 5.
For more information, contact Diane Hubona at CIU No. 10 email email@example.com.
Montgomery to hold kindergarten registration
MONTGOMERY – The Montgomery Area School District will hold pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school term from wither 8:30-11:45 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. March 8 in the district office on Schoolhouse Hill Road. The registration process takes approximately 30-45 minutes.
To register for pre-k, children must be 4 years old prior to Sept. 1. To register for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old prior to Sept. 1. To register, you will need to provide two forms of proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, mail received at your residence, etc.), a copy of your child’s immunization records, social security number and proof of birth.
This session is for registration purposes only. Children are not to attend the registration. Proof of income (three current consecutive pay stubs, 2015 W-2s or 2015 income tax return) also is needed for those registering a child for pre-k.
For more information, contact Montgomery Elementary School at 570-547-1608, ext. 1127.
Meadowbrook Christian School to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’
MILTON – Meadowbrook Christian School, 368 Stamm Road, will present the Disney musical production “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. March 11 and 3 p.m. March 12 and 13 in the school auditorium.
There is a cost for tickets with a discount for students. Reserved seating also is available. Tickets may be bought in advance at the school receptionist office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Feb. 29, or at the door on production days.
For more information, call 570-742-2638.
In the Schools
Muncy School District to hold kindergarten registration
MUNCY – Ward L. Myers Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year March 7 and 8.
Students with the last names starting with the letter A through J will register from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. March 7 and students with the last names starting with K through Z will register from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. March 8 at the school, 125 New St.
Enrollment packets may be picked up from the elementary school office prior to registration.
Completed packets must be brought to registration with the following required documentation:
State certified birth certificate (hospital birth certificates are not accepted)
Dates of immunizations and any pertinent health information
Proof of residency (real estate or lease agreement, electric or other utility bill, etc.)
Custody documentation (if applicable)
The Department of Health, with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, requires the following immunizations for student entering school:
Three doses of Hepatitis B
Two doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) – First vaccine must be given after first birthday
Four doses of tetanus and diphtheria (TD) – Fifth dose if fourth dose is before fourth birthday
Three doses of polio
Two doses of varicella (chicken pox) or a note from parent with month and date of disease
(The student must have a minimum of one dose of each vaccine to begin school.)
The student must be 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2016 and it is advised that children not attend the registration. Parents and guardians should be prepared to stay for 30 minutes during the registration. For more information, contact Mrs. Conner at 570-546-3129 ext. 1100.
Lock Haven to hold Zumba fundraiser
LOCK HAVEN – The Criminal Justice Honors Society (Alpha Phi Sigma) and the Professional Business Fraternity (Alpha Kappa Psi) at Lock Haven University will host a Zumba-thon fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 17 at the university’s student recreation center. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend this event, which will benefit the Clinton County Women’s Center and the hosting student groups. There is a cost to attend the event, with a discount for students.
There will be free parking in the white-lined spaces in the parking lots.
Certified student, faculty and community Zumba instructors will lead the event and include Dr. Katherine Ely, assistant professor of criminal justice; Dr. Cori Myers, ’91 alumna and professor of management; Ryan Shields, health science major; Lori Hoy, ’01 alumna; and other local instructors.
In the Schools
Warrior Run Middle School to present musical
Warrior Run Middle School will present their 12th musical at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium. This year’s show is “James and the Giant Peach jr.” Tickets will be on sale at the door.
Roald Dahl’s “James And The Giant Peach Jr.” is a brand new take on the original “James and the Giant Peach.”
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.
Award-winning Mexican author to present at Lycoming College
Dr. Cristina Rivera Garza, an award-winning Mexican author, will discuss the social dynamics that have led to the emergence of a drug cartel in Mexico at 10:15 a.m. Feb. 9 in the archives area of Snowden Library at Lycoming College.
In her presentation, “Chronicles from the U.S. – Mexico Border: The Afterlife of Cotton: Documentary Fiction and Road Trip,” Rivera Garza discusses the heart-wrenching history of poor farmers that resulted in the erosion of soil and the inability to grow cotton. The loss of their major source of income led to sweatshops and, later, to the rise of Mexico’s drug cartel and the subsequent brutal violence of the War on Drugs.
Rivera Garza is a writing professor at the University of Houston. She has written several novels, poetry collections and non-fiction books, many of which have been translated into multiple languages. Her works have earned four international awards and she is the Breeden Eminent Scholar at Auburn University.
Safety training discounted for eligible companies in region
Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering industrial arc flash safety training at a substantially discounted price through funds provided by a U.S. Department of Labor Make It In America Grant to the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp.
To be eligible, participants must be incumbent workers at companies located in one of the following counties: Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga or Union.
The class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 24-25, on Penn College’s main campus. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a cost for the class.
For more information or to register, call Workforce Development and Continuing Education at 570-327-4775.