Penn Manor Posts Pink Out Campaign September 20, 2018
The Penn Manor community is raising funds for cancer care and research efforts through its Pink Out campaign. Fall sports teams are selling pink and blue Penn Manor Fighting for the Cure T-shirts to support the cause and will raise additional funds at special Pink Out home games. Pink Out home games will take place on the following dates: Monday, Oct. 1, field hockey; Tuesday, Oct. 2, boys' soccer; Tuesday, Oct. 9, girls' volleyball; and Friday, Oct. 26, football, cheerleaders, and Penn Manor Marching Unit.
In addition, field hockey team members will raise money through a coin drive, a bake sale, memory markers and a special game following the varsity game on Oct. 1 at Comet Field. The girls' volleyball team will dedicate time and energy to a community service project in early October in collaboration with Grace Cancer Care in Millersville. The high school MiniTHON Club plans to raise awareness of childhood cancer through a Gold Out game. The Pink Out will culminate with a dress-down day on Friday, Oct. 26, at all Penn Manor schools.
Over the past four years, the Pink Out has raised nearly $60,000 thanks to the generosity of students, staff and community members. Donations have benefited organizations such as the Children's Miracle Network, Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, Velvet's Totes for Hope and Help the Fight.
Bible Adventure Program To Begin September 20, 2018
Dallastown Area Intermediate School Bible Adventure (formerly called Released Time) has announced that this year's class will began on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Bible Adventure is a legal, state-approved program operated by Joy El Ministries, a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization. During the program, public school children may leave their classrooms for one hour each week to receive biblical teaching. Bible Adventure is designed to provide moral and character development in a Christian context.
In a study done by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, it was found that students who attended Bible Adventure classes experienced improved scores in three areas of literacy after one year in the program: comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary. The study noted that students also developed better study habits that increased grades in other subjects as well. Through the program, students have the opportunity to interact with adults who serve as positive role models each week. Child abuse prevention and risk reduction policies are observed.
Parents whose child attends Dallastown Area Intermediate School may enroll him or her in Bible Adventure classes online or request registration forms from the school office. Volunteers are needed. To learn more about the program or Joy El Ministries, readers may visit www.joyelgeneration.org or call 717-369-4539.
Speaker Encourages Students To Be Heroes September 19, 2018
Strongman and motivational speaker Jon Pritikin opens his presentations with pop music that fills an auditorium with excitement. He rolls real frying pans into shapes that resemble a Teflon burrito, and he bends metal parts into U shapes while holding them in his teeth. The entire Pequea Valley High School (PVHS) and Pequea Valley Intermediate School student body roared when he performed at PVHS on Sept. 12. But when Pritikin told the story of a child who was bullied because of his learning disabilities, the students' reaction was serious and somber.
Pritikin's visit to the school to present an anti-bullying assembly was prompted by an email from the National Character Education Foundation received by Pequea Valley School District superintendent Erik Orndorff. The National Character Education Foundation works in partnership with Pennsylvania Rep. Bryan Cutler's office. Pritikin is one of the most popular anti-bullying program presenters in the country. He holds Guinness Book records for a few of his feats of strength, and more than 8 million students worldwide have heard his message.
The story Pritikin told that quieted the auditorium full of energetic young people began when the boy was only 6 years old and placed in a classroom for students with special needs. As the boy grew, he often ate lunch alone. His parents divorced. He was bullied mercilessly by both students his own age and older boys who caused him physical injury. One teacher in particular discouraged him by telling him he would never become literate.
Pritikin noted that the boy kept a brave face in front of others, waiting until he was alone to cry. "Just because someone doesn't cry in front of you doesn't mean a (joke) hasn't crossed the line and hurt that person," Pritikin told the students. When the boy was finishing high school, he wanted to go to college. He was rejected everywhere he applied until one school accepted him on probation. The second year at college, he made the dean's list, and he later earned his degree.
"Today, that man is me," Pritikin told the students. "My whole life, I have been judged, and I know what it's like to be in a big room of people and feel like you don't fit in. I am somebody nobody wanted to play with." Pritikin noted that although he has had throat surgery and speech therapy, he still stutters sometimes, and he still has problems with reading and writing.
Pritikin took time during his presentation to encourage students in the audience who could identify with what he had experienced. "I know some of you are smiling on the outside but dying on the inside," he said. "Your tough times will get better." He added that making mistakes and failing at some tasks does not make a person a mistake or a failure. "You need to know how special you are," he said. "You are not an accident, and you are not a mistake."
Recounting the story of one high school teacher who took the time to help him succeed, Pritikin said, "Sometimes all we need is someone to just be nice to us." He charged the students, especially the seniors, not to let any student eat lunch alone. "We are going to be heroes," he said. "We will be careful how we talk to each other."
As the assembly concluded, many students came forward to talk to Pritikin, and he welcomed them. PVHS principal Arlen Mummau took the microphone and echoed Pritikin's message to the students, saying, "Let's pick people up instead of putting them down."
Readers who would like to know more about the National Character Education Foundation, which helped make Pritikin's visit to the school possible, may visit www.ncef.net.
Foundation Awards Academic Grants September 14, 2018
The Solanco Education Foundation (SEF) has awarded 11 academic venture grants totaling more than $5,000 that will enable teachers and educators to provide new educational programs and tools for students in Solanco schools. The SEF announced the availability of the grants in January, and applications were reviewed by the foundation's Academic Venture Grant Committee.
Solanco High School science teachers Leslie McRobbie and Caley Roark received funding for tech bundles to support AP Capstone students. Advanced Placement (AP) Seminar and AP Research students are required to present and orally defend their work as part of their AP score, and this must be recorded for the AP College Board. The technology bundles include multiple pieces of equipment that will enable AP Capstone students to create professional presentations.
High school technology education teachers Todd Brown and Mike Minchhoff received a grant for the Penn State University and U.S. Navy Seal STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Competition. The grant will purchase computers, programming units, power supplies, and other materials students need to participate in the annual Sea, Air, and Land High School STEM Challenge coordinated by Penn State University and the U.S. Navy.
High school family consumer science teacher Christine Sawicki received funding to provide students in the family consumer science class with food chemistry and nutrition lab investigation kits and workbooks. Students will use them to analyze food content and explore how food affects the human body and provides nourishment. The purpose of this STEM activity is to help students develop stronger math and science skills.
George A. Smith Middle School learning support teacher Allyson Pruskowski received a grant that will purchase two "Up" stools that will enable students to work while twisting and turning in their seats. The stools will especially benefit students who need support pertaining to attention and focus.
Clermont Elementary School kindergarten teacher Ashlee Kreider received funding for a classroom carpet that will provide kindergarten students with their own comfortable space each morning to learn new sight words, work in small groups during tier time, and learn addition and subtraction.
Quarryville Elementary School learning support teacher Marisa Sponhouse received a grant to purchase stools for students with attention and focus needs. The stools will provide sensory stimulation and movement, which may increase the students' focus, time on task, and completion of independent work.
Quarryville Elementary reading teacher Jessica Misel received funding to provide balance balls and scoop rockers that enable students to safely move in their seats while learning, increasing their comfort and their ability to better focus.
Quarryville Elementary speech therapist Kayla Resh received a grant to provide access to the SLPnow website that features literacy-themed lessons and an organizational tool to track student progress.
Quarryville Elementary kindergarten teacher Emily Miller received funding to purchase kits that provide students with STEM activities in order to improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Providence Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Lindsey Orr received a grant that will provide an educational robotic kit that enables students to create and build robots through fifth-grade curriculum aligned to science, technology, and math standards.
Providence Elementary kindergarten teacher Elise Graybill received funding to purchase blocks, magna tiles, Legos, an easel, a puppet theater, and puppets that will engage students in hands-on engagement opportunities when they arrive to class and during indoor recess.
Reasons To Celebrate September 14, 2018
MTEF Marks 25 Years, $1 Million Given In Grants
Manheim Township Education Foundation (MTEF) board member Hannah Bartges remembers the founding of the organization 25 years ago. "Sharon Nelson, (then) superintendent of Manheim Township School District (MTSD), charged ... a group of people to organize the foundation," recalled Bartges.
In 2018, MTEF gave away its millionth dollar in grants. The event just happened to coincide with the foundation's silver anniversary. "They just fell at the same time," noted MTEF executive director Jenny Germann, who added that the organization is observing the anniversary in a number of ways. "One of the ways we are celebrating our birthday is by highlighting something each month," said Germann. In July, Bartges hosted a birthday party for the board, but that was only the beginning of the celebratory events. "We will do presentations at the school board meeting," said Germann, who is quizzing board members about why they joined the organization for MTEF publications. "We will choose 25 favorite grants and will talk about what made them great and the impact on the district and students. As we close our birthday year, we will think about how we will move forward with the most actionable steps to take us into the next 25 years." Additional activities will include birthday cake celebrations at MTSD schools.
Bartges recalled how MTEF was funded by food management services and a day care program that channeled profits into the foundation to become grant money. Eventually, the day care program became a separate entity, and the food services program dissolved. "At that point, the foundation reinvented itself between 2005 and 2010," said Bartges, who added that the original mission was to provide seed money to teachers who wanted to do innovative programs in their classrooms. "(In the early days), the highest grant was $1,000," said Bartges, who noted that teachers often used the funds to purchase materials for a curriculum. "I did a gardening program here for several years, and funds came through the foundation," she shared.
Eventually, the needs of the district became greater than $1,000 grants could fund. "There were broad-spectrum needs beyond what the teachers were asking for," said Bartges. "With help from (Germann), we are now giving $32,000 grants."
MTEF's largest grant to date has been $64,000 for the mobile learning initiative that provided tablet-type devices to all the students in the district. "(MTEF) was asked to put (brand-name) televisions, which work directly with the (devices) in every learning environment and classroom in the district," explained Germann. A grant for $25,000 covered STEAM labs in three elementary schools. Other grants have included virtual exploration kits for middle school libraries that will take students to other lands, allow them to climb Mount Everest, and explore the inner workings of the human body. A grant to put special devices in the hands of elementary music teachers will help children with verbal or physical disabilities to participate in music classes, and another grant will maximize the use of devices in physical science classes to help students collect and interpret data.
Looking back, Bartges noted that the work of MTEF has grown exponentially over the quarter-century it has existed. "We began as a reactive board," she noted. "Now, we are proactive and working with the district to help meet goals." Although the way the board functions has changed, Bartges noted that the mission has not. "We have always been here to enrich the education of our children, but the way we are doing that has certainly been enriched itself," she said, adding, "We are so grateful for the support we've had from businesses and organizations in the community."
Readers who wish to learn more about the foundation may visit www.MTEF.net. Readers who have questions may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-735-1751.
Special Education Services Survey Posted September 13, 2018
Solanco School District has announced that a survey focused on special education services is available from the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Bureau of Special Education. The survey is an important part of a special education audit of school districts that the state performs every six years. Students who receive special education services from the Solanco School District and parents of students who receive these services from Solanco are encouraged to complete the survey.
The survey is available by visiting www.solanco.k12.pa.us/ and clicking on the featured article referencing the survey on the homepage. Links to the parent and student surveys, as well as an informative letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, will be available on the site. The state asks that surveys be completed by Friday, Oct. 26.
For more information, readers may contact Carole Clancy, Solanco's director of pupil services, at email@example.com or 717-786-5613.
SYCSD Educators Will Receive Awards September 12, 2018
Two educators from Southern York County School District (SYCSD) are recipients of the Outstanding Teacher Award for 2018-19, sponsored by the Shippensburg University School Study Council. Susquehannock High School art teacher Wade Bowers and Friendship Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Katie Lhotsky will be honored with the award at a luncheon at Shippensburg University in November.
Bowers has been teaching in Southern York County School District for 14 years. He started teaching fine arts at Susquehannock High School before taking over the visual communications program. He received his bachelor's degree from York College in graphic design with minors in fine arts, art history, and photography. Bowers completed his master's degree in art education from Messiah College.
Lhotsky recently began her 11th year at Friendship Elementary School as a sixth-grade teacher. She earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from West Chester University with a minor in literacy. She earned her master's degree in curriculum and teaching from Northcentral University.
Veterans Visit Washington, D.C. September 11, 2018
In April, more than 70 veterans of the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War eras and other eras gathered at Northeastern High School for the 13th Honor Bus trip. The trip was sponsored by the Northeastern High School Honor Bus Project, a group of students that escorts local veterans on all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C., to visit the various memorials dedicated to their service.
During the recent trip, veterans also visited Arlington National Cemetery to witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. All participants were treated to breakfast, a bag lunch, and a banquet upon return to Northeastern High School.
The 14th Honor Bus trip is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, and is open to all veterans of the following time periods: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, Gulf Wars, and War on Terror. Anyone who has ever served in the military is welcome to take part.
For information and an application, readers may contact Duane Swartz at Northeastern High School at 717-266-3644, ext. 81307, or visit http://1221950.wixsite.com/nhshonorbus. Donations to help offset the cost of the trip are appreciated and may be given to Northeastern High School.
Prayer Initiative To Launch September 11, 2018
S.O.S. in Prayer, a prayer initiative, will meet on Mondays starting Sept. 10. S.O.S. in Prayer stands for "Surrounding Our Schools in Prayer."
The community is invited to join at any public park or trail, such as John G. Herr's Park, which surrounds two schools. Initially, this trail is expected to be an S.O.S. gathering place throughout the day. Participants may pray alone at a park bench or pray with others as they walk. They may also invite others to join them.
The purpose of the initiative is to unify the community and fight school violence through the power of prayer while glorifying God. There is no political agenda, no fee, and no one to contact, as the group members wish to remain anonymous.
Students Invited To Bible Adventure Program September 7, 2018
Third- through fifth-graders attending South Hanover Elementary School in Lower Dauphin School District or Northside Elementary and Forge Street Elementary schools in Palmyra School District are invited to be a part of the Joy El Bible Adventure program this school year.
Northside Elementary and Forge Street Elementary will meet at Victory Christian Fellowship, 695 E. Ridge Road, Palmyra, on Thursdays beginning Sept. 20. Northside Students will meet from noon to 1 p.m., and Forge students will meet from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. South Hanover students will meet on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 12 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at the Union Deposit United Methodist Church, 34 W. Main St., Hershey. Transportation will be provided to and from the Bible Adventure programs.
Bible Adventure (formerly called Released Time) is a legal program provided by Joy El Generation, Greencastle, that allows public school children to leave their classrooms with parental permission for one hour each week to receive biblical teaching. Bible Adventure provides moral and character development in a Christian context. The program has been serving Pennsylvania communities since 1965 and is presently offered in 90 schools throughout the state.
Parents who would like to enroll their children in the Bible Adventure program may request registration forms from the child's public school office. South Hanover parents may also contact coordinator Jim Dengler at 717-220-1474. Forge Street parents may contact Christine Frenchek at 717-991-2682, and Northside parents may contact Carolyn Hall at 717-579-2836. Registration may also be completed at www.joyelgeneration.org.
Moms In Prayer Groups To Meet September 7, 2018
Moms in Prayer groups for Manheim Central School District invite other moms to join in prayer for children and schools this coming year. All mothers of Manheim Central students are welcome to participate. The Moms in Prayer groups meet weekly throughout the school year for one hour of prayer, following a format that includes praise, silent confession, thanksgiving, and intercession.
A kickoff brunch open to all Manheim Central Moms in Prayer groups and those interested in joining is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. at 246 N. Penryn Road, Manheim. Preschool-age children are welcome. Those planning to attend are asked to register by contacting Emily Lindberg at 717-664-2723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Burgard Elementary group will meet at 314 N. Strickler Road, Manheim, at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays beginning Oct. 4. The leader, Laura Kreider, may be contacted at email@example.com or 717-492-1899.
The Doe Run Elementary and Manheim Central Middle School groups will meet at 9:15 a.m. on Fridays beginning Sept. 28 at Salem United Methodist Church, 140 N. Penn St., Manheim. The Doe Run leader, Emily Lindberg, may be reached at her previously mentioned contact information. The middle school leaders are Amy Minnich and Toche Groff. Individuals may contact Minnich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-665-6391 or Groff at email@example.com or 717-682-3225. Nursery space will be provided for preschool children of moms participating in either of these groups.
The Manheim Central High School group will meet at 2161 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 26. The leader, Shelly Lutz, may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-892-8871.
Moms in Prayer is an international organization that began in 1984 when one mom, Fern Nichols, started a group to pray for her children. Groups are now praying for children and schools in every state in the U.S. and in more than 140 countries.
Program Slated For Parents September 6, 2018
COBYS Family Services and the Lampeter-Strasburg School District will partner to offer the Incredible Years Autism Parent program. The class will meet at Hans Herr Elementary, 1600 Book Lane, Lampeter, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays from Sept. 17 to Dec. 3. There will be no class on Nov. 26.
The free, 11-session program is offered to parents whose children ages 2 to 9 are on the autism spectrum or who have language delays. The program's purpose is to promote children's emotional regulation, social competence, language skills, school readiness, and relationships with others. Parents will also discuss ways to motivate children, set limits and use positive behavior management strategies.
Child care will be provided. To register, contact COBYS Family Services at 717-435-8139.
CV To Induct Former Athletes September 6, 2018
On Friday, Sept. 21, Conestoga Valley (CV) will welcome three former athletes into its 20th Athletic Hall of Fame Class. A reception and induction ceremony will be held in the Conestoga Valley High School lobby and auditorium beginning at 4:45 p.m. Following the ceremony, this year's honorees will be introduced to the CV community during halftime of the football game against Solanco. The newest members of CV's Athletic Hall of Fame include James Bounds, Robert Cardina, and Tony Franciscus.
Bounds, a 1997 graduate, earned seven varsity letters while a member of the football and wrestling teams. On the gridiron, Bounds received Section II Honorable Mention recognition his junior year, was named a Section II All-Star his senior year, earned the team's Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year Awards, and participated in the War of the Roses Game. As a wrestler, he was a Section II All-Star his junior and senior years, won a Section Title, and finished fourth in the PIAA District 3 Tournament. Following high school, Bounds played football for the University of Richmond.
Cardina, a 2012 graduate, earned 14 varsity letters through his involvement in track and field, soccer, basketball, and football. On the track, Cardina captained the team that won the Lancaster-Lebanon (L-L) League Championships in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He scored numerous top 10 finishes and registered a school record of 761 career points. As the football team's punter and place kicker, he was Special Teams Player of the Year three times and a Section II All-Star. On the basketball court, Cardina captained the 2012 team, was named to the Lancaster-Lebanon League First All-Star Team, and helped the Bucks win an L-L League Championship in 2009. On the soccer pitch, he was a four-year starter, recorded 38 goals and 19 assists, and was a member of the Section II Championship Team. He was named to the Section II All-Star First Team in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and he was Section II Player of the Year in 2011. At Penn State University, Cardina participated in the decathlon and heptathlon and was named NCAA First Team All-American in the decathlon.
Franciscus, a 1985 graduate, was a scholastic standout in football and wrestling, earning five varsity letters. As a football player, he was selected to the Second Team All-State, received the Lineman of the Year Award, and played in the Big 33 Game in 1984. As a wrestler, Tony won a Section Championship his junior year. At the University of Maryland, he earned two varsity letters.
SYCSD Homecoming Activities Planned September 5, 2018
The Susquehannock High School Alumni Association will host its annual homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 12. The event will be held in conjunction with Susquehannock's homecoming football game against Eastern York Area High School, which will begin at 7 p.m. All Southern York County School District (SYCSD) students, staff, alumni, and community members are invited to attend. The high school is located at 3280 Fissels Church Road, Glen Rock.
The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with a Susquehannock alumni reception at the Dale R. Keagy Plaza, located at the Susquehannock Alumni Field House. Alumni who visit the Alumni Association's registration booth will receive commemorative gifts, including a collectible alumni homecoming button. Alumni are also encouraged to wear their varsity jackets. The reception will continue until halftime of the game.
Homecoming festivities will begin on the football field at 6:25 p.m. and will include the crowning of the 2018 homecoming queen. At halftime of the game, the annual Susquehannock Alumni Spirit Award will be presented to this year's recipient. In 2017, former Susquehannock High School teacher, coach, and athletic director Chuck Abbott received the award.
Attendees should enter the stadium at the East ticket booth entrance to purchase a ticket for admittance. Separate ticket prices have been set for adults, for students, and for senior citizens.
Hall Of Fame Names Inductees August 30, 2018
Four former standout Solanco athletes and one longtime supporter of sports programs have been selected for induction into the Solanco Athletic Hall of Fame. Inductees include former athletes John Glackin, Richard Herr, Robert Martin, and Ronnie Perry, along with supporter Ronald Althoff. They have had a positive impact on local youths as coaches and through their leadership in the development of local youth athletic programs.
Glackin, Class of 1974, earned two varsity letters in both soccer and basketball and was named Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 2 First Team All-Star in both sports. A goalkeeper in soccer, he was Most Outstanding Player in Section 2 and was named to the Pennsylvania All-State Team. As a goalkeeper at Kutztown University, Glackin tied the school's all-time record for most shutouts in a season. Additional accomplishments include 23 years of fast-pitch softball for Peach Bottom and other local teams, serving as the Solanco boys' JV basketball coach, and serving as an assistant varsity coach for Solanco girls' basketball. Glackin lives in Mount Joy.
Herr, Class of 1957, earned three varsity letters in football, was captain of Solanco's 1956 football team, and earned all-county honors during his junior and senior years. His talents were recognized on offense, defense, and special teams. As a senior, he was named the "Ballplayer's Ballplayer." He played center on the Lancaster County Mohawks 1964 semiprofessional football team. In 1972, Herr was involved in the creation of the Solanco Midget Football program and coached the A team. In 1985, he was named to the Solanco All-Time All-Star Football Team. Herr and his wife, Norma, have been married for 60 years and live in Quarryville.
Martin, Class of 1976, earned two varsity letters each in track and football and was captain of both teams during his senior year. In 1976, Martin earned a District III Class AA gold medal in javelin and a silver medal in the javelin at the Lancaster-Lebanon meet. He coached track and field at Solanco High School for 10 years and was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1978 to 1982 and guarding American embassies in several countries. Martin lives in Quarryville.
Perry, Class of 2013, earned three varsity letters in wrestling. He was a two-time champion at the Mule Classic wrestling tournament and earned a second-place finish in districts and seventh in states. Following his Solanco career, Perry wrestled at Lock Haven University, where he was the 2018 national runner-up at 149 pounds, earned 2018 All-America recognition and 2018 Academic All-America recognition, was named 2018 Male Senior Student Athlete at Lock Haven, was a two-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) champion, and earned 2018 PSAC Wrestler of the Year honors. Perry is currently a volunteer assistant wrestling coach at Lock Haven, where he is studying in the master's program for sports and exercise psychology.
Althoff, who received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and a master's degree in agriculture education from Penn State University, was an agriculture teacher at Solanco from 1973 to 2003. He was a part-time bus driver for Solanco sports during much of his teaching career, and he has driven more frequently in retirement. From 2012 to the present, he has participated in Solanco athletic field maintenance and preparation. He served as the scorekeeper for varsity and JV girls' basketball from 2002 to 2012. Althoff and his wife, Deborah, live in Quarryville.
The honorees will be officially inducted on Friday, Sept. 7, during the Hall of Fame football game against New Oxford, which will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at the football field at Solanco High School, 585 Solanco Road, Quarryville.
Penn Manor Hires New Staff August 30, 2018
Penn Manor has hired 20 teachers and four other professional staff members for the 2018-19 school year.
New staff at Hambright Elementary include Melissa Mealy, assistant principal; Taylor Miller, learning support; Sarah Santos-Jagroo, first grade; and Jenna Ioannidis, academic support.
New staff at Central Manor Elementary include Matthew Kersic and Karlie Feaster, sixth grade.
New staff at Penn Manor High School include Angelika Koerner, French and German; Chloe Hartung, earth science; Kyle Lainhoff, special education/School to Work; Caleb Smith, art; and Christine Donahue, school psychologist.
New staff at Marticville Middle School include Ken Webster, dean of students; Rachel Oler and Danielle Croft, reading; Brittany Patterson, social studies; and Courtney Bussard, math.
New staff at Martic Elementary include Jeb Thompson, fourth grade; Glenn Wolfe, fourth grade; and Amanda Davis, first grade.
New staff at Pequea Elementary include Courtney Wagner, learning/life skills support, fourth to sixth grade.
Maria Anderson teaches art at Letort and Martic Elementary. Ashley Zook is the school nurse at Letort, Conestoga, and Eshleman Elementary. New districtwide staff include Jason Mattern, athletic director; and Allison Mattern, English curriculum supervisor.