Pittston Area School District news


First Posted: 4/17/2013

DISTRICT NEWS

• “Kickin’ It For Joe” t-shirts

T-shirts are being sold for $10 to raise money for the Frushon Family. anyone If interested in purchasing a t-shirt may contact the school.

• PSSA Assessments

The PSSA Science Assessments will be given to students in grades 4, 8 and 11 April 22 to 26.

HIGH SCHOOL

• Journalism conference

Twenty-nine students from the Mrs. Amy Saunders’ Journalism classes and club attended the 13th Annual Tom Bigler Journalism Conference at Wilkes University on Friday, April 12. This year’s theme focused on students’ first amendment rights in schools. Students from area schools attended a variety of sessions hosted by journalism professionals, as well as participating in workshops in radio and television broadcast. The day ended with lunch and an awards ceremony for student writing and photography.

• High school talent show

Pittston Area High School held its annual talent show on Friday, April 12. The show is under the direction of High School Computer Teacher, Mrs. Tara Craig.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

• PSSA Science Assessments

The PSSA Science Assessments will be given to all eighth-grade students on April 22 and 23.

• Eighth-grade panoramic picture

The eighth-grade panoramic picture will be taken on Tuesday, April 30. You can order your picture today at www.panoramaphoto.com, or by turning your paperwork into the photographer on the day of the picture. Don’t forget to wear your school colors, class T-shirts, or make it a dress up day.

INTERMEDIATE CENTER

• Science Fair/Poster Board Sale

Science Fair information has been sent home to any student in grades 3, 4, or 5 who are interested. All proposals and information should have been turned in to Mr. T. The Science Fair will take place on May 6 and 7. This fair is voluntary and students must adhere to the guidelines provided. If you need additional information, contact Mr. Twardowski at the school. The PTO will sell the poster board required for students to complete their science project in the Intermediate School lobby every Wednesday, during homeroom for $4.

KINDERGARTEN CENTER

• The students of Mrs. Teresa Luvender’s room 111 have officially finished their alphabet. The children worked very hard from September to April learning the 26 letters, the sounds they make and words the letters start with. They have also begun putting the letters together to spell and read words. In honor of their great accomplishment, the students celebrated “Zany Zebra” day. Zany Zebra is a character from the book “Zip Goes Zebra” by Richard Hefter from the “Sweet Pickles” series and he prides himself on being different. He enjoys dressing in a mixed-up fashion and does most everything in an unconventional way. For one day only, the students of room 111 were able to be a little like Zany Zebra. They wore their “zany-est” outfits and listened to the book “Zip Goes Zebra.” This was surely a fun day and a great way to celebrate their alphabet accomplishment.

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