First Posted: 1/27/2013
• End of the second marking period / parent teacher conferences
Thursday, Jan. 24, was the end of the second marking period. Parent/teacher conferences will be held according to the following schedule:
High school: Friday, Feb. 8 – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. High school students will be dismissed at noon on conference days.
Middle school: Feb. 6 to 8 – 1 to 3 p.m. Middle school students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on conference days.
Kindergarten/Primary/Intermediate Centers: Feb. 5 to 8. Students in grades K through 5 will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on conference days.
Report cards for the second marking period will be distributed at these times. IF parents are unable to attend conferences, report cards will be distributed to the students the week following parent/teacher conferences.
• Senior interviews:
Jamie Matyjevich, son of Erin Adams and Edward Matyjevich, was born on March 2, 1994 and lives in Pittston. Jamie can usually be found with his friends Sam Marsola and Zack Griffith skateboarding or swimming. Jamie’s favorite foods are pizza and wings. His favorite song is Dirt Road Anthem and his favorite celebrity is Marilyn Monroe. Jamie’s most memorable moment of high school was seeing Mr. Haas locked up in a wooden cage. Jamie says that his most challenging parts of high school were homework and presentations. If he were to describe high school in one word it would be fast. After graduation, Jamie plans to start his own welding business. Jamie’s idol is Dave Chappelle.
Kristen Santey was born on July 19, 1995. She lives with parents, Maryann and Joseph Santey, in Jenkins Township. Her most memorable part of high school was going undefeated in the 2009 marching band season. Her favorite teachers are Mr. Burdett, Mrs. Plis, Ms. Martin, Mrs. Vincelli, Mr. Richards and Ms. Oliver. Kristen’s activities include: Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, chorus, Stand Tall Club, ICE Club and National Honor Society. Her plans after graduation are go to college for Elementary Education/Special Education and to minor in music. Kristen describes high school as memorable.
Michael David Harding, son of Lisa and David Harding, was born on March 31, 1995 and currently lives in Hughestown. His most memorable moment of high school was winning two pie-eating contests. Michael’s favorite movie is The Godfather and his favorite food is his Grandma Barb’s polenta with her homemade sauce. Michael’s friends are Nick Bolka, James L. Lizza, Aaron Black and Matt Pierantoni. His extracurricular activities include playing five years of high school baseball and being a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, ICE Club and Journalism Club. Michael’s most challenging part of high school was pre-calculus his junior year. He plans to go to college for public relations. If he could describe high school in one word, it would be memorable.
• The next meeting of the Builder’s Club will be from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12in room 206 with Ms. Donahue and Mrs. Martin. Students are responsible for their own transportation home, and rides must be in front of the Middle School no later than 3:25 p.m.
•T he next meeting for the spelling bee will be held after school on Monday, Jan. 28 in Mrs. Brady’s room. The in-school spelling bee will be held at this time. Students are responsible for their own transportation homeSee Mrs. Brady or Mrs. Noone if you are unable to attend.
• There will be a Science Olympiad meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in room 145 with Ms. Quinn. Students are responsible for their own transportation home, and all rides must be in front of the Middle School no later than 4 p.m. Note: this meeting is for members of the Science Olympiad only and not members of the Science Club.
• The local Knights of Columbus will sponsor a basketball free-throw shooting contest beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the former Seton Catholic gymnasium on William Street in Pittston. The contest is open for any boy or girl between the ages of 10 and 14 and there is no cost to enter the competition. For entry forms or for further information, stop by the Middle School main office or contact either Don Mac Rae at 815-4454 or Mitch Megliola at 335-3002.
• Congratulations to the following students who will represent our Middle School at the Keystone Chapter Mathcounts Competition on Saturday, Feb. 9. The Pittston Area Middle School will host this year’s Mathcounts Competition. The students are Patrick Mitchell, Steven Shamnoski, Austin Smithonic, Albert Zuba, Michael Elko, Evan Elko, J.J. Keska, Vito Quaglia, Abigail Norwillo and Kayla Hogan.