KCSD Newsletter April 2006

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					Robb Elementary School (continued)
Research at Heisey Museum
Submitted by Cathy Lacy
Zachary High, a Robb Elementary fourth grader, is shown doing “hands-on” research at the Heisey Museum. A group of
fourth and fifth graders from Robb became local historians earlier this year. They used research skills to study local topics
such as the canal system, the Farrandsville Furnace, the railroads, Fort Reed, and Jerry Church.
Students working with enrichment teacher, Mrs. Cathy Lacy, analyzed photos and artifacts as they gathered notes for their
research during two trips to the Heisey Museum. The students also had the opportunity to use the museum’s library and
research room and are using their notes to compose a power-point presentation on the history of our community.
Fourth grader, Tessa Breon, analyzes a photo from the Heisey Museum research library as a part of her study on the early
times of the Lock Haven area. Tessa learned about Fort Reed and the teapot that was buried by Jenny Reed at the time of
the Great Runaway. That teapot is now on display at the Heisey Museum.

Robb School Plans Science Fair             will participate in the Science Fair.                                that evening
Submitted by Cathy Lacy                                                                                         will be an art
                                           Students have participated in a dem-
An annual tradition at Robb School is                                                        “Students were     exhibit, a
                                           onstration lesson presented by school
the Science Fair. Each year, students      enrichment teacher, Cathy Lacy.               reminded that models display of
continue to amaze us with their out-                                                      and collections are   students’
                                           Mrs. Lacy reviewed with the students
standing projects. This year, the Sci-                                                   not permitted and they writing, and
                                           the proper procedure for completing a           should include an
ence fair will be held on May 18,                                                                               examples of
                                           science project. Students were re-                 experiment.”
2006, in the school cafeteria.                                                                                  students’
                                           minded that the project should in-
Students are busy learning about the       clude an experiment. Models and
                                                                                                                There will
scientific process as they prepare for     collections are not permitted. Stu-
                                                                                                                be special
this year’s fair. They are reading         dents should construct a free-standing
                                                                                       performances by the school choirs
books and doing research to find the       display board showing the steps to
                                                                                       and band. The PTO book fair will
perfect topic. Students will ask a         the scientific process with drawings,
                                                                                       also be open. Robb families are
question, form a hypothesis, develop       graphs, or photographs showing their
                                                                                       reminded to plan to visit our school
an experiment, gather and record           results.
                                                                                       on May 18 to see the wonderful
data, and come to a conclusion as          On May 18, the Science Fair will be         things that our students have ac-
they complete their science project.       open in the evening for families to         complished this year.
Every 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade student      view the projects. Also on display

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Robb Elementary School (continued)
The Mock Drill                         paper so those hints that help stu-     special classes.
Submitted by Sharon Clausen            dents daily would be hidden from        At 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Taranto an-
Sounds disastrous doesn’t it, but it   sight, and #2 pencils were sharp-       nounced Robb Elementary was in
is not!                                ened. Accent highlighters were          the test zone for the next hour.
Think of all the practice drills the                           ready and       Walking through the hallways of
children and staff participate in at                           counted         the school, not a single student
an elementary school. The school                               out, and        was seen, except those kindergart-
community gets ready for the real                              one hard        ners, who, by the way, were won-
thing, whatever that may be; fire,                             piece of        derfully “hushed.” Every room,
severe weather, evacuation for                                 candy (the      from first grade to fifth, was prac-
some reason, or a chemical re-                                 famous          ticing the expectations necessary
lease. Everyone hopes the                                      Jolly           for the standardized test week.
dreaded event never takes place.                               Rancher in
                                                                               Then, the silence was broken at
                                       the most delicious flavors) were on
That’s exactly what took place on                                              2:30 p.m. when Mrs. Taranto an-
                                       the student’s desktop, to be sa-
the afternoon of March 15, 2006,                                               nounced the practice mock test
                                       vored and to put a burst of energy
at Robb Elementary. The Robb fac-                                              drill was over and everyone was to
                                       into those bodies and minds. These
ulty, staff and student body pre-                                              be congratulated for his or her ef-
                                       preparations were what needed to
pared for the standardized tests                                               fort and concentration.
                                       be practiced by every student in
arriving March 20-31, 2006. Class-                                             Yes, Robb Elementary practiced
                                       the school. Even kindergarten got
room desks were rearranged, word                                               and prepared for March 20-24,
                                       to rehearse their part in the
walls, math walls, and vocabulary                                              2006. Bring on the test!
                                       test...being as quiet as they could
charts were covered with oversized
                                       as they traveled to and from their

Accelerated Readers Makes Awesome Readers                 Teachers set goals for students to encourage them to
Submitted by Sharon Clausen                               read independently. A goal may be a certain number of
Have you ever heard the saying, practice makes per-       points during a month or a marking period, or it may be
fect? We know that to become good or great at any-        a total number of books to be read for a certain prize.
thing takes practice and lots of it. Thanks to the Robb   Some classes generate a list of the rewards they are
School PTO we recently upgraded the number of li-         willing to work for. Stickers, free time passes, extra
censes for the Accelerated Reader Program for grades      recess, lunch with a teacher, and free books are some
one through five. The ultimate purpose of this program    of the suggestions given by students. Students begin by
is to encourage students to read more and more widely.    being excited about the rewards and eventually the
                                                          excitement turns to the number of books they have
This software program helps guide students’ reading
                                                          read successfully. You will often hear students in the
practice and provides motivation, which, in turn, leads
                                                          classroom or the library asking if a particular book is an
to greater growth in reading. The program monitors the
                                                          “AR” book. That tiny bit of enticement to read will
reading that individual students do and awards the stu-
                                                          help our children develop a lifelong love of reading.
dent points based on the length and difficulty of a
Reading practice quizzes are the
foundation of the program.
The student is tested to see
if he or she has read and                                          Robb Elementary School
understood a given book.
Most questions focus on                                              Grandparents’ Day
important facts or details                                                April 26
from the book and a few may
test inferential thinking skills.                                   Beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Students receive immediate feedback
on how well they did on a quiz. The soft-
ware keeps track of what students have read and how
they have been doing on their quizzes.

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Robb Elementary School (continued)
I Say Standardized—You Say Test                                    suit, was the lady in charge. She made a great coach
Submitted by Sharon Clausen                                        that day.
The entire Robb School student body gathered in the                The “governor” (Robb style) made a brief appearance to
cafeteria to gear up for the PASA/PSSA/Terra Nova                  encourage the children to do their best on the assess-
test. The actual test would begin on Monday March                  ments. Word had gotten out to the community that Robb
20, 2006. There were only ten days remaining until                 School had the real governor visiting. It’s amazing how
the designated day. Both faculty and staff have been               information gets around. The governor look-alike....our
focused on academic skills and making AYP                          own Mr. McKivison.
(Adequate Yearly Progress) for the 2005-2006 school                Mrs. Krout’s kindergarten performed, “If You’re Happy
year.                                                              and You Know It” and Mrs. Nevins’ third grade sang some
The PEP assembly was organized in a manner to                      verses to the “The Village People-YMCA”, but with a PSSA
psych the kids to do their best on the upcoming                    connection.
state test. It was also staged to make the kids real-              Poems and raps were presented by Mrs. DeCapria’s third
ize that they can attack this assessment with confi-               grade, Aaron Kelley, a fourth grader, and Mrs. McGraw.
dence. It’s a SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW event.                            She led each class level in a personal chant.
The music, “Celebrate,” provided the tempo and                     The effort was continued the following week on the 8:20
rhythm for the children as they found their spots on               a.m. TV announcements. Mr. Peters wrote a “song” and
the floor. The Central Mountain High School cheer-                 played his guitar. Mrs. Bressi’s class presented a cheer
leaders and Wildcat mascot distributed pom-poms.                   and Mrs. Dotterer's, Mrs. Hosterman’s and Mrs. Kramer’s
Blue and white shakers soon matched that distinct                  fifth grade also had presentations.
beat of the music. Shades of blue and purple cloth-
                                                                   Mr. Grenninger led the students in a cheer that pitted
ing were everywhere. The student body and staff
                                                                   one side of the room against the other.
were asked to wear the school colors for the day’s
celebration.                                                       WE ARE …. ROBB SCHOOL! WE ARE …. ROBB SCHOOL!
                                                                   over and over again and louder and louder. Then Mr.
The children and staff were taken from one end of
                                                                   Grenninger, pleased with the cheering competition, did
the spectrum to the other in noise level. At one
                                                                   his trademark leap (as he did in the holiday assembly in
point, the sound could be deafening and in the next
                                                                   December), the ten lords a leaping. The kids went wild!
minute, a pin dropping to the floor could be heard.
The attention to the activity in this room was excep-              More than 480 people enjoyed the program. The tem-
tional. It was like being at a professional concert.               perature in the room was hot! Spirits were energized, all
                                                                   because we know: WE ARE...ROBB SCHOOL and we can
Mrs. Taranto, dressed in a blue and white running
                                                                   “Show What We Know” on the standardized tests.

                                        How to Stop Bullying Submitted by Maria Boileau
                        If you are being bullied, you can do something about it. You can make a difference!
                        ◊ TELL, TELL, TELL
                        ◊ Practice what you want to say
                        ◊ Keep a note or diary of what is happening
                        ◊ Don't give up
                        ◊ Ask your parents to visit the school
                        ◊ Talk over what to do with a friend, a teacher, your mum or dad or someone you trust
                        Remember that teachers have to listen carefully when a child tells them about being bullied.
                        Remember - it's right to tell an adult that you are being bullied and to ask for their help
                        but you don't have to let them take over. You can talk with them about what you would like
                        to happen.

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Sugar Valley Elementary School
Terry Murty, Principal
A Special Visitor
Submitted by Manda Rupert
Recently, Mrs. Poorman, K/1                     Buffy Bear with Mrs. Poorman
teacher at Sugar Valley Elementary              and students Morgan Byler and
School, had to make a trip to the
                                                Sarah Confer (right)
bus station to pick up a very spe-
cial visitor. Buffy Bear has en-
joyed spending time with Mrs.
Poorman’s classes for fifteen
years. Buffy comes from a circus
in Florida where his mommy and
daddy work. Every year, Buffy
comes to school to learn new and
exciting things. He also gets the
chance to visit each of the stu-
dent’s homes and learn about life                                                      Buffy Bear learns to read with
in Sugar Valley. Students help                                                         Caven Etters (left)
Buffy write in his journal every
night, so he can tell the class
about his experiences.

Students Experience Bowling
Submitted by Manda Rupert
The students in Mrs. Geisewite’s 4/5 class enjoyed the experience of
bowling at Clinton Lanes on February 17, 2006. Students tied on
their bowling shoes and hoped for a strike as they rolled the ball
down the lane. Miss Casses had been working on bowling skills and
scoring in physical education classes in the weeks prior to the trip
and wanted the students to experience the thrill of the alley first hand.
The students enjoyed bowling in the morning and a special lunch
stop at Burger King before making the journey back to school. Many
students commented that they couldn’t wait until they could go bowl-
ing again. Many now have a new lifelong activity to enjoy.

                                                        St. Jude Math-a-Thon
                                                        Submitted by Manda Rupert
                                                        It just goes to show that when a goal is set and committed to anything
                                                        is possible. Sugar Valley Elementary students met and exceeded
                                                        their goal of raising more money for St. Jude Children’s Research
                                                        Hospital than last year. Collecting just over $1,600 in 2005, students
                                                        worked extra hard completing math problems from the Math-A-Thon
                                                        Fun Books and collecting pledges. With a total of $2000.26 in
                                                        pledges, Sugar Valley students couldn’t be more proud. Knowing
                                                        how the money helps young children just like them was all the moti-
                                                        vation they needed. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is always
                                                        willing to accept charitable, tax-deductible, donations. Please visit
                                                        the St. Jude website if you would like more information about the
                                                        Math-A-Thon program or to learn how you could make a donation
                                                        over the web. www.stjude.org—thanks to all who contributed!

V OLUME 2, I SSUE 3                                                                                                     Page 22
Sugar Valley Elementary School (continued)
Students Participate in Read Across America
Submitted by Manda Rupert
Mrs. Poorman’s kindergarten and first grade class knows how easy it is to get into trouble when someone is too curious!
The students helped support Read Across America this year by reading Curious George books. They read about many
ways the curious primate found mischief—or was it that the mischief happened to find him? After reading his or her
book, each student wrote a brief summary to add to the bulletin board where Curious George himself was found ‘hanging’
around. One student commented, ”That crazy monkey always finds himself in trouble!”

                                                  At left, Curious
                                                George bulletin board

                                                  At right, students
                                                Steven Baslick (Gr 1),
                                                 Sadie McCaleb, and
                                                    Jacob Jeffries

GALAXY Artist, Bruce Young, Visits Sugar Valley Elementary School
Submitted by Manda Rupert
On March 14, 2006, Sugar Valley Elementary welcomed GALAXY artist, Bruce Young, for an evening of music and
dancing. With over 80 guests in attendance, Bruce entertained the audience with musical pieces played on his
guitar and dulcimer. He also included the younger crowd in a storytelling piece of a shanty chant used by sailors
working together. To cap off the evening, willing participants, and a few reluctant ones, learned a folk dance
called the Virginia Reel. The dancing left a few breathless, but with smiles on everyone’s face, it is safe to say
that fun was had by all.

               Sugar Valley Families Were Enter-
             tained by Galaxy Artist, Bruce Young

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Sugar Valley Elementary School (continued)
P-S-S-A, Sugar Valley It’s Your Day!
Submitted by Manda Rupert
The week of March 20, 2006, was a chance for students to
show what they know. During PSSA test week, students were
rewarded for their hard work with several afternoon fun ac-
tivities. Students were welcomed to the Sugar Valley Theater
for popsicle treats and a special showing of the March of the
Penguins. One afternoon was spent playing book bingo where
students won books, prizes, and money! To end a week of
stress, what better way to let loose than to put on dancing
shoes. Students danced to the Hokey Pokey, the Chicken
Dance, the Twist, and other dance favorites. They even
learned the Electric Slide. Test week went smoothly. The
students relaxed and did their best!
Everyone was dancing! Can you guess which song Miss Brandy
Kilmer (right) is doing?

Grandparents Honored at Sugar Valley
Submitted by Manda Rupert
Sugar Valley grandparents enjoyed a special lunch and classroom visitation with their grandchildren on February
16, 2006. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade wrote special letters to their grandparents. These were
delivered during the visit. Grandparents were also given a keepsake butterfly bookmark. Sugar Valley grandpar-
ents always support our school and this year about 100 grandparents participated on this special day. Thank you
to all Sugar Valley students, faculty, staff, parent volunteers, and grandparents for making Grandparents’ Day a
huge success.

                                          At left, 3rd grade student,
                                           Samantha Shortledge,
                                           with her grandparents.

                                         At right, 3rd grade student,
                                           Jason Dolan, with his

Rand Whipple, Galaxy Performer Visits Sugar Valley
Submitted by Manda Rupert
On April 6, 2006, Sugar Valley Elementary students were treated to a spe-
cial GALAXY performance by Mr. Rand Whipple. With the ‘plunger of
doom’ as one of his props, how could the crowd not be on the edge of their
seats as they learned about simple machines, force, gravity, potential and
kinetic energy, inclined planes, and pulleys? Mr. Whipple brings science
and fun together as he uses everyday items to help explain the sometimes-
complex ideas behind science. Using students from the audience to help
perform his experiments engaged the students and kept interest high. From
breaking an egg with a hammer to exposing the ‘strength’ of a first grade
student, Rand Whipple intrigued all.

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Woodward Elementary School
Pamela Hosterman, Principal
Learning with Grandparents                 Feerrar’s classes added holiday songs                            the fourth and
Submitted by Tana Ford                     to the presentation of special grand-                            fifth grades
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 was a           parent story read-alouds. Make-a-                                worked coop-
                                                                                    “ Critical-thinking
day of proud smiles and special hugs       Word activities, rhyming words,          and word-analysis eratively in the
as nearly 300 grandparents of Wood-        chunking and reading strategies were     skills were modeled multi-purpose
ward Elementary students visited the       practiced in Mrs. Stimpson’s and         and practiced with room on chal-
students at school to celebrate in their   Mrs. Shervinskie’s first grade class-    grandparents.”          lenging lan-
learning achievements and participate      rooms. Grandparent books designed                                guage arts and
in special language arts activities.       by second grade students were per-                               reading games.
The morning’s activities began in the      sonally shared in Mrs. Gill’s class.                             Mrs. Ford’s
multi-purpose room with a cheery           Miss Kinley’s second graders prac-                               and Mr.
welcome by school Principal, Mrs.          ticed “I Wonder” thinking skills         Miller’s fourth grade classes focused
Pamela Hosterman, followed by an           through preview and prediction ac-       on word study and vocabulary-
entertaining Reader’s Theater varia-       tivities with their special visitors.    building skills, while the fifth graders
tion of “The Three Little Pigs” by                                                  of Mrs. Barth’s and Mr. Cohen’s
                                           Critical-thinking and word-analysis
fifth grade students. The grandpar-                                                 classes practiced comprehension
                                           skills were modeled and practiced
ents then dispersed to their grandchil-    with grandparents at the intermediate    skills.
dren’s classrooms to view examples         level. Mrs. Rockey’s third graders       The grandparent visitation concluded
of student work and to share in a vari-    shared a “Two Together” story activ-     with refreshments and “Bingo for
ety of interesting learning experi-        ity with their grandparents, while       Books” via the school video system.
ences.                                     Mrs. Brickley’s third grade children     Each student received a book for par-
The primary classes participated in        and grandparents compared schools        ticipating in this very enjoyable
reading-centered activities with their     and society of the past and present      morning of shared learning with
grandparents. The kindergarten stu-        through a compare and contrast activ-    Woodward’s very special guests.
dents in Mrs. DuFour’s and Mrs.            ity. The grandparents and students of

Woodward’s Positive                        knowledge the great learning efforts
School Theme                               the students have been exhibiting and
Submitted by Tana Ford                     to offer test encouragement. Mrs.           PSSA and Terra Nova Pledge
Woodward Elementary students posi-         Hosterman shared memories of test           I PLEDGE TO:
tively anticipated the week of PSSA        anxieties from her own childhood            Not hurry, not worry, but to do
and Terra Nova testing with a moti-        with the students, assuring them that       my very best.
vational attitude and a school-wide        personal satisfaction comes from al-
                                                                                       Read each question until I under-
theme of “Show What You Know!”             ways doing your best work.                  stand.
In the months preceding testing week,      Building on the school theme and the
                                                                                       Read carefully, not just skim and
the main hallway of the school show-       importance of focus, concentration,         scan.
cased exemplary examples of stu-           and hard work, the Woodward stu-
                                                                                       Know that it takes about an hour
dents’ writing, literature responses,      dents adopted an inspirational PSSA
                                                                                       to complete.
and mathematical problem solving           pledge written by third grade teacher,
                                           Ruth Brickley. Classroom posters            Stay focused on the test and stay
responses. Students were anxious to                                                    in my seat.
produce their best work for exhibition     displayed this pledge to remind the
in their classroom display areas and       students of their responsibilities and      Remember my math skills and my
                                           also to alleviate stress anxiety.           solving strategies.
under the “Show What You Know”
hallway banner as evidence of their        .                                           If I do these things, the test will
hard work and learning accomplish-                                                     be a breeze.
ments.                                                                                 Once again, I’ll keep this in
Mrs. Hosterman, school principal,
visited each classroom in the days                                                     Not to hurry, not to worry and I’ll
preceding the testing week to ac-                                                      do fine!

V OLUME 2, I SSUE 3                                                                                                    Page 25
Woodward Elementary School (continued)
Woodward Learning                        diate students have been busily read-            ment teacher, to the April
Competitions                             ing books and striving to fully com-             competition that included 36
Submitted by Tana Ford                   prehend their reading selections in                                  elementary
Students at Woodward Elementary          anticipation of the spring Reading                                   schools.
School have been realizing that learn-   Competition at Central Mountain           “Each student              Mrs.
ing competition is both fun and a        High School. Many school recesses         participating in the       Bauman
great way to sharpen skills.             and free time at home have voluntar-      Reading Competition        and Wood-
                                         ily been devoted to reading books on      activities has benefited ward
Each morning students anxiously                                                    from personal
                                         the competition list by these very                                   School
await the mathematical “Challenge                                                  enjoyment and
                                         conscientious and avid student read-                                 proudly
24” number set on the morning an-                                                  knowledge that reading announce
                                         ers. Comprehension skills have been
nouncements, striving to individually                                              provides.”
                                         heightened and appreciation for a                                    that our
arrive at a combination of number
                                         wide variety of reading genres have                                  Reading
operations to correctly solve the set
                                         definitely been realized for the many                                Competi-
of the day. Individual solutions are
                                         students who have been involved in                                   tion team
deposited into a school collection box
                                         Reading Competition discussions and     members for 2006 are fifth graders
then students anxiously anticipate the
                                         learning activities throughout the      Kayla Aungst, Elizabeth Dangle,
drawing of a correct solution for the
                                         year.                                   Kaitie DeWitt, Tiffaney Jarrett, Nick
next day’s announcement. The first
                                         Each student participating in the       Kerrigan, Cole Renninger and Dustin
student with a correct solution from
                                         Reading Competition activities has      Young, along with fourth graders
each day’s random drawing is an-
                                         benefited from the awareness of both    Madison Collins, Skye Kerrigan,
nounced as the “Winner of the Day”.
                                         personal enjoyment and the unending     Cree Lucas, Joslynne Mutchler, Tyler
His or her name and solution is
                                         knowledge that reading provides.        Sheets, Tanner Meeker and Tyler
posted with previous winners in the
                                         The 14 students who accelerated this    Reeder.
school’s main hallway. Difficulty
levels are varied so that both primary   personal enrichment by reading the      We thank these students for their
and intermediate students are in-        greatest number of books on the com-    dedicated efforts and wish them great
volved in these fun, but challenging,    petition list by the March selection    success in all their future learning
math puzzles.                            date were invited to accompany Mrs.     pursuits!
                                         Sheila Bauman, Woodward’s enrich-
Throughout the school year, interme-

               Woodward Elementary School
         READY—SET—GO to Kindergarten
                         April 27, 2006
                            6:00 p.m.

V OLUME 2, I SSUE 3                                                                                              Page 26
Central Mountain Middle School
Norman Palovcsik and Mark Rowedder, Principals

                               Competitions at Central Mountain Middle School
                                         Submitted by William Corter
Geography Bee
Doug Chatterton won the CMMS National Geography Bee championship. A school-wide qualifier narrowed the field
to 30 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Doug eventually emerged as the champion besting runner-up David
Wheeler in head-to-head competition.
MathCounts Championship
David Wheeler, an eighth grade student at Central Mountain Middle School, qualified for the state MathCounts
championship. The championship will be held March 18th in Harrisburg. David earned his trip to Harrisburg by fin-
ishing third in the Susquehanna regional competition for the second year in a row. The CMMS team of Wheeler,
Brad Middleton, Carrie Agostinelli, and Dakotah Kurtz were narrowly edged out in the team championship, losing
by 2.5 points to Lycoming Valley.

     MathCounts state qualifier, David Wheeler                           Geography Bee winner Doug Chatterton on left and
                                                                                runner-up David Wheeler on right

                              Central Mountain Middle School MathCounts Participants:
                              Andrew Dole, Carrie Agostinelli, Brennan Register, Josh Seraf-
                              ini, Dakotah Kurtz, Bryce Oishi, David Wheeler, Brad Middleton

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Central Mountain Middle School (continued)
History of Rock and Roll
Submitted by William Corter
Central Mountain Middle School students enjoyed a break during a long week of PSSA testing. The respite came in
the form of the second annual "History of Rock and Roll" performed by teachers Pete Wert, Mitch Cohen, Will Han-
son, and John "Lenny" Agostini. The teachers were joined by City Councilman, Joel Long, who also provided sound
and technical support. Featured students were guitarists Matt Shank and Brianna Fida and vocalist Katie Terry.

Bucktail Middle and High School
Kurt Smith, Principal and W. Herbert Basham, Assistant Principal
Bucktail Environmental Club            skills of Junior Jenni Dremel who      and brook trout for the upcoming
Stocks Streams                         recently participated in Conversa-     trout fishing season. Erica Morton,
Submitted by Laurie Hendricks          tion Leadership School at Penn         a Bucktail alumnus and student at
                                       State University as a result of a      Lock Haven University, assisted
On Thursday, March 30, 2006,           scholarship through the Clinton        with the day’s events and facili-
Bucktail High School students who      County Conservation District. Jun-     tated team-building activities dur-
are members of the Environmental       ior Cody Kanouff reflected on the      ing a well-deserved lunch break.
Club and the Western Clinton           activity and noted that he appreci-    She also assisted the students with
Sportsmen’s Youth Club partici-        ated getting a better understand-      trash pick-up at each stop along
pated in a field trip on Young         ing of how dissolved oxygen and pH     the stocking route. Laurie
Woman’s Creek with the Pennsyl-        levels affect         the quality of   Hendricks and Bill Probst are the
vania Fish and Boat Commission         a stream.                              club advisors who organized the
(PFBC). The students began the                                                event with the cooperation of WCO
day with a streamside lesson inves-                                           Tom Nunamacher of the PFBC.
tigating physical factors of the                                              They were all very proud of the
stream and the macroinverte-                                                  effort and enthusiasm displayed by
brates (“fish food”) that make                                        At
                                                               10:30 AM       the students throughout the day’s
this local creek a premier trout                                              events. Both Bucktail groups are
fishing stream in Pennsylvania.                               sharp the
                                                stocking trucks arrived and   looking forward to planting trees
Senior Kyle Stewart’s lab team                                                for habitat improvement in the
was awarded first prize for suc-       the students began a rigorous se-
                                       ries of stops along the stream. At     Halls Run mountain area later this
cessfully identifying the most or-                                            month with the Department for the
ganisms during the streamside ac-      each stop they cautiously carried
                                       five gallon buckets of fish down       Conservation of Natural Resources.
tivity. The group’s success was
supported through the experienced      sometimes steep terrain to supply
                                       the stream with 3400 brown trout

V OLUME 2, I SSUE 3                                                                                        Page 28
Career and Technical Center
Samuel Marolo, Director

Skills USA Competition Winners
Submitted by Donna Mayes
On March 15, 2006, several students from the Career and
Technical Center competed in the Skills USA competition
held in Lancaster. Listed below are the winners from the
Keystone Central School District:
Basic Health Care—Ashley Bechdel, 6th Place
Chapter Display—Dana Shreckengast, Mike Stevenson
   and Matt Farringer, 5th Place
Co-op Log Book—Luke Pfleegor, 1st Place
Electronic Application—Curtis Wrable, 5th Place
Electronic Technology—Jeff Lange, 2nd Place
Technology-Related Math—Brandon Tricou, 2nd Place
Promotion Bulletin Board—Katie Birdsey and Chelsea
   Robinson, Honorable Mention                                               Luke Pfleegor, 1st place winner, Skills
                                                                             USA Competition

Career Fair                                fer in terms of employment and ser-       Anderson Construction, Pennsyl-
Submitted by Robert Getz                   vices.” He continued, “We are very        vania CareerLink, Clinton County
On March 16th, many businesses,            happy with the turnout for our first      Correctional Facility, ICT Groups,
industries, and other representatives      year.” Representatives included;          Inc., The Army National Guard, Bro-
spent the day at Central Mountain          First Quality Products, Infant Devel-     dart, Goodwill Industries, Clinton
High School promoting their busi-          opment Center, Jersey Shore State         County Solid Waste Authority,
nesses to the students and staff as part   Bank, Jersey Shore Hospital, Lock         Croda, Inc., and the Comfort Inn of
of the first Career Fair. Coordinator,     Haven Hospital, Mental Health/            Lamar.
Rob Getz, stated, “We want our stu-        Mental Retardation, HCR Manor-
dents to see what our county can of-       Care, Glenn Hawbaker, Inc., Poole

                                                                 Claudia Hunold, CareerLink, discusses career
           Brodart representative dis-
                                                                         opportunities with a student
            cusses their services with

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Career and Technical Center (continued)
Home of Hope Project                       baskets sales, tag days, 50/50 draw-     Lumber has donated the siding, L/B
Submitted by Robert Getz                   ings and many other events. The          Water Service has donated the PVC
Through the cooperative efforts of         students have also actively solicited    piping, Rick Vilello, Vilello Building
the students in both the academic          donations from the citizens and busi-    Inspections, has donated his services
and career and technical programs of       nesses of Clinton and surrounding        for the construction inspections, Ber-
Central Mountain High school, a fam-       counties. These efforts have yielded     field Electrical has donated wiring,
ily in Pass Christian, Mississippi, will   over $19,000 so far and the house is     switches, and receptacles, Chem-
soon be moving into a new home.            well on its way to having the fi-        coat, Inc. of Montoursville will do-
Homes of Hope, the brainchild of           nances needed for completion. The        nating all of the interior paint, and
sophomore Kristin Brandt and junior        funding will also be used to put in      Excel Homes has donated a large
Casey Poff, is a project that was de-      the foundation, pay for fuel to trans-   quantity of windows, vinyl flooring,
veloped to help a family displaced by      port the house as well as furnishings.   carpet, and doors.
Hurricane Katrina. Students from Mr.       In addition to the monetary contribu-    The Homes of Hope project has
Hoy’s drafting design class have de-       tions, local businesses have donated     been featured on WBRE News, Scran-
signed the home and Mr. Chappel’s          materials and expertise to help in       ton and WTAJ News, Altoona. Both
construction trades students are in        the effort. Businesses who have as-      stations will be at Central Mountain
the process of building the 900            sisted include; Stone Valley Con-        High School when the house leaves
square foot modular home that will         struction from Pine Grove Mills who      for Mississippi sometime in June.
be transported to Mississippi.             will be transporting the home to Mis-    You can follow the progress of the
In order to make this become a real-       sissippi, Avis America who donated       house and find more information at
ity, a variety of fundraising activities   the hurricane strapping and their        www.kcsd.us/homesofhope.
had to be undertaken. They included        design expertise to help assure that
a Christmas concert, district wide         the house meets or exceeds all hurri-
dress down days, raffles, bake sales,      cane code requirements, Lezzer

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Career and Technical Center (continued)
Central Mountain FBLA Members Attend Regional Competition
Submitted by Denise Taylor
Thank you and congratulations to all FBLA members who participated in the January 27, 2006 regional FBLA competi-
tion. The state competition will be held on April 19-21, 2006 in Hershey. Below are the names and categories for the
FBLA Regional winners:

1st Place                                                     3rd Place
Chelsea Killinger       Accounting II                         Kyle Miller             Accounting II
Arlene Bowes            International Business                Robbie Emert III        International Business
Sandy Stevenson         Introduction to Business              Kayla Barzona           Marketing
Jan Bauman              Accounting I                          Brad Shellenberger      Visual Basic Programming
Jimmy Burnworth         Banking and Financial Systems         Charles Campbell        Technology Concepts
Ryan Gavlock            Business Procedures
Justin Savrock          Business Law                          4th Place
Alex Null               Business Math                         Meghan Johnson          Business Math
                                                              Josh Rote               Business Calculations
2nd Place                                                     Kristine Dwyer          Business Ethics Team
Lauren Hosterman        Job Interview                         Seth McGill             Business Ethics Team
Erin Mayes              Visual Basic Programming              Jenn Mills              Business Ethics Team
                                                              Hayley Andrews          International Business
                                                              Louie Rubin             Visual Basic Programming
                                                              Luke Pfleegor           Marketing
                                                              5th Place
                                                              Mary Svendson           Word Processing II

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Career and Technical Center (continued)
Etiquette Topics Shared with Students
Submitted by Donna Mayes
Are flip-flops appropriate in the workplace? What few
foods should be eaten with your fingers? How do you
properly sneeze in front of people? These are just a
few of the questions that students were asked during
an “etiquette session.”
The co-op students at Central Mountain High School
had the opportunity to listen to Lorraine Arcadipane,
Lock Haven’s local etiquette expert, share her knowl-
edge on what is appropriate etiquette in the work-
place. Lorraine is the Volunteer Coordinator at Susque-
View Nursing Home and works directly with Mrs. Mayes
and the school-to-work programs in the Career and
Technology Department.
“Etiquette and manners are just not emphasized in our
society. “I was very happy to have Lorraine share im-
portant manners with my students who are represent-
ing the co-op program.” stated Mrs. Mayes. “I am sure
we will invite her back again next year.”
Pictured is Lorraine addressing how to properly use a nap-
                                                               Lorraine Arcadipane shared her knowledge of
kin at dinner, cut food properly, and where to place uten-
sils upon completing dinner.                                   etiquette in the workplace

Building Trades Maintenance Program Recognized               soffit on a roof extension at the Chapman Township Vol-
Submitted by Randy Rose                                      unteer Fire Company in North Bend. They built a bench
The Building Trades Maintenance Program received a cer-      for the Western Clinton County Recreation Center located
tificate of appreciation from Downtown Lock Haven, Inc.      in Renovo, picnic tables for the Chapman Township Park,
for assisting with Haven Holidays 2005. The students re-     and have repaired shelving units for the Renovo Library.
moved old lighting from garland and re-strung them with      The students are also involved with putting the finishing
new lights.                                                  touches on the club house of the Western Clinton County
                                                             Sportsmen’s Association. The students help the commu-
                                                             nity to prepare for the Flaming Foliage Festival.
Construction Trades Program Activities
Submitted by William Probst                                  Around the school, the students have constructed shelving
                                                             units in the storage rooms and installed a drain system to
The students in the Construction Trades Program at Buck-
                                                             keep water out of the walkway between the elementary
tail High School have been busy this year working in the
                                                             school and high school. They have also removed the shin-
community and making improvements around the school.
                                                             gles from the maintenance garage, replaced some sheeting.
The students have installed several lighting circuits and    and installed new shingles.

                                             Keystone Central Co-op Banquet
                                                      April 25, 2006
                                                  Lock Haven Elks Club
                                                        6:00 p.m.

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Central Mountain High School
Karen Probst and Raymond Williams, Principals; Justin Evey and Steve Turchetta, Assistant Principals

Educational Opportunities               Assessment Project” (GAP), as well                               well as envi-
                                        as on-site coaching from the de-                                 ronmentally
Submitted by Karen Probst               partment of education. We look                                   beneficial to
Central Mountain High School has        forward to this collaboration, as it                             the surround-
had the great fortune of an invita-     will benefit both students and            “The wetlands          ing area.
tion to participate in a Secondary      staff.                                                           Once again,
Schools initiative in conjunction                                                 project will be both
                                        Central Mountain High School has                                 we have had
with the Pennsylvania Department        been contacted by Ducks Unlimited         educational for the    good fortune
of Education, The Annenburg Foun-       and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-                              to have the
dation, and The University of Penn-                                               students as well as
                                        vice, to join in a grant writing pro-                            opportunity
sylvania. Through work with this        posal for the restoration of wet-         environmentally        to work with
consortium, funding has been ob-        lands that are on some of the prop-                              these groups
tained to provide four instructional    erty surrounding the high school
                                                                                  beneficial to the      to promote
coaches to work in Central Moun-        complex. This provides a great            surrounding area.”     environ-
tain High School with the current       learning opportunity for students                                mental edu-
faculty with the focus of improving     with interest in science as well as                              cation and
student achievement. Along with         agriculture and other related fields                             land restora-
this comes on-going professional        of study. The project will be both                               tion.
development, which fits hand in         educational for the students as
glove with our current “Guided

Pennies for Patients Submitted by Kathy Innes
The National Honor Society and the Key Club at Central Mountain High School held a Pennies
for Patients campaign for three weeks in February to help raise money for the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society. The school raised $828.66 and the top two classes were the Heart Acad-
emy and Mr. Bennett’s classes. They were treated to a pizza party. This is the first year the
CMHS has taken on this campaign and the chairpersons, Mike Stevenson and Tyler Bardo, felt
that it went pretty well.

Spanish Club Connects with Culinary Arts                  On January 6, in the Hispanic countries, the Three
Submitted by Pamela McCollough                            Kings, or Magi, bring gifts to the children if they have
On January 6, 2006, the Culinary Arts Department          been good. This is called the “Fiesta de los Tres Reyes”.
and the Spanish Club connected in the Culinary Arts       A special cake is made for this occasion, Rosca de
dining room at Central Mountain High School.              Reyes, with tiny figures baked inside. The person who
Señora Daci Killinger and her students prepared a         gets one of the figures hosts the next party.
wonderful buffet for the Spanish Club and its advi-       Some of the featured dishes were: empanadas de carne,
sor, Señora McCollough. One of Señora McCollough’s        Spanish rice, quesadillas de pollo, tacos, cream cheese
Spanish 2 classes participated as well. The Spanish       flautas with peanuts, Spanish hot chocolate, sangría
Club’s mission is to promote Hispanic culture.            (non-alcoholic), Rosca de Reyes, churros with chocolate
Why January 6? This is the 12th day of Christmas in       and berry sauces for dipping.
many other countries and they are still celebrating       Special guests, Mr. Sam Marolo and Mr. Wayne
Christmas and the New Year! Students in Spain and         McCollough, feasted and had fun. Several treat pack-
the Hispanic countries do not return to school until      ages were sent to administrators in the office.
January 8.                                                (See photos on page 34)

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Central Mountain High School (continued)

                      Central Mountain High School Spanish Club Connects with Culinary Arts

                Spanish Club members Natalie Brooks, Abby       Sara Williams and Spanish Club treasurer,
                      Lawless and Danielle Kaminski                            Jenny Ilgen

                 Daci Eck, Culinary Arts Instructor; Amanda   Spanish 2 students completed a food unit and
                   Foster, Señora Pamela McCollough and       evaluated the food in class. Shown here are
                                Nicole Jordan                 John Keiper, Derek Colucci and Meisha Davy

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                         Keystone Central School District
                           Upcoming Events Calendar

          May 2       KCSD Strategic Planning Team Meeting—Central Mountain HS Auxiliary Cafe @ 6:30 p.m.
                      Central Mountain MS Spring Choral Concert (Grade 6) @ 7:00 p.m.
          May 3       Bucktail MS Band/Choral Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
          May 4       KCSD Retirement Banquet—Central Mountain HS Cafeteria Begins @ 5:30 p.m.
                      Woodward Volunteers’ Luncheon
          May 7-13    Teacher Appreciation Week
          May 9       Central Mountain HS Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
          May 10      Central Mountain HS Spring Choral Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
                      Bucktail HS Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m.
          May 11      Mill Hall Grandparents’ Day Celebration
                      KCSD School Board Work Session—Central Mountain MS Library @ 7:30 p.m.
          May 12      KCSD Early Dismissal/ACT 80 Day
                      Central Mountain HS Senior Ball—Nittany Lion Inn @ 5:00 p.m.
                      Central Mountain MS Talent Show—Central Mountain HS @ 7:00 p.m.
          May 13      Bucktail HS Senior Ball
          May 17      KCSD Spring Orchestra/Choral Concert—Grades 3-12—Central Mountain HS @ 7:00 p.m.
          May 18      Mill Hall Elementary Volunteers’ Tea
                      Bucktail HS Physics Day @ Hershey Park
                      KCSD School Board Regular Meeting—Bucktail HS—7:30 p.m.
          May 19      Central Mountain HS Talent Show @ 7:00 p.m.
          May 21      Central Mountain HS Baccalaureate Services—Auditorium @ 7:00 p.m.
          May 23      Living History Day @ Heisey Museum
                      Special Olympics Track Day—Central Mountain MS @ 9:00 a.m. (rain date May 24)
                      Central Mountain HS Senior Awards Night—Auditorium @ 7:00 p.m.
          May 24      Central Mountain MS Spring Band Concert—Auditorium @ 7:00 p.m.
          May 26      Mill Hall Elementary Field Day (rain date May 30)
          May 29      Memorial Day Holiday—No School
          May 30      Woodward Awards Assembly @ 8:45 a.m.
                      Sugar Valley 5th Grade Promotion and Awards Assembly @ 1:00 p.m.
                      Central Mountain MS 8th Grade Honors Projects Displayed in Cafeteria @ 7:00 p.m.
          May 31      Woodward 5th Grade Promotion and Picnic
                      Liberty Curtin 5th Grade Promotion @ 9:30 a.m.
                      Dickey 5th Grade Promotion @ 6:00 p.m.
                      Robb 5th Grade Picnic/5th Grade to YMCA—Promotion @ 6:30 p.m.
                      Lamar Township 5th Grade Promotion @ 7:00 p.m.
          June 1      KCSD Last Day of School—Early Dismissal
                      Mill Hall 5th Grade Promotion @ 9:00 a.m.
                      Renovo 5th Grade Promotion @ 9:00 a.m.
                      Robb Kindergarten Promotion @ 8:45 a.m.
                      Central Mountain HS Senior Breakfast
                      Bucktail HS Graduation—Gymnasium @ 5:00 p.m.
                      Central Mountain HS Graduation—Painter Stadium (weather permitting) or Gymnasium @ 7:00 p.m.
          June 2      KCSD In-Service Day
          June 8      KCSD School Board Work Session—Central Mountain MS Library @ 7:30 p.m.
          June 15     KCSD School Board Regular Meeting—Central Mountain MS Library @ 7:30 p.m. (Budget Adoption)

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         What Does Bullying Mean?
         Submitted by Maria Boileau
         Bullying can mean many different things. These are some ways children and young peo-
         ple have described bullying:
         1.     Being called names
         2.     Being teased
         3.     Being pushed or pulled about
         4.     Being hit or attacked
         5.     Having your bag and other possessions taken and
                thrown around
         6.     Having rumors spread about you
         7.     Being ignored and left out
         8.     Being forced to hand over money or possessions
         9.     Being attacked or teased or called names because of your religion or color
         10. Being attacked or teased or called names because of your sexuality