2016-2017 School Calendar released. (April 20, 2016)
The celebration of 100 days of school was met with great enthusiasm in our early childhood and elementary grades, wherein, that day alone was embraced with multi-faceted activities through differentiated learning activities and strategies. It was a poignant reminder to us that the school year is passing us by far more rapidly that what we initially conceived during those early back-to-school moments we had in late summer-early autumn.
This mid-year point of the school year is a time that causes us to pause as we analyze the individual student gains as well as project ahead to the next school year to meet the educational needs of every student. This evaluative process of data dissemination is critical for determining that every student is evidencing a year of growth in academia curricula and is on track to move to the next grade and core content course work.
This is a critical time for parents of children in the early childhood grade levels and the intermediate grades to contact the teachers with concerns or questions in regards to their child’s progress. Your child’s/children’s educators will have a plethora of suggestions that may be employed to ensure everyone is moving forward in a positive and progressive pathway to ensure success takes place with education in school, as well as, the parents/guardians becoming more involved with their students’ studies and education in the home environment.
Students in the middle school and/or high school are actively engaged in choosing their courses for the next school year; therefore, it is a critical time to provide insight and advice in determining the courses that your child should register and take to ensure they are on target for graduation and/or postgraduate education and/or a career.
This early spring season affords excellent opportunities for parents/guardians and their children to spend quality time together; such as reading in the home, and/or, engaging in playful games that embrace modalities of learning. These activities will continue to solidify the educational foundation that learning is a life long process.
Notice is hereby given that the proposed budget at the Shamokin Area School District for the fiscal year 2015-2016 was tentatively adopted on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in the amount of $32,314,272.00, which includes a tax increase of .8106 mills (maximum allowed under Act 1 index of 2.9%) to a new millage rate of 28.76. Below is the link to the Proposed budget for your inspection. The Board intends to adopt the final budget at its June meeting.
The Sunbury YMCA is conducting a community needs assessment.
This link http://surveys.ymcaexchange.org/f/178352/11ed/ will take you to a short online survey. Survey responses are not individually tracked and are kept confidential. The assessment should take no more than five minutes to complete, and the results will be compiled into an executive summary that will be shared with us and others partnering with the Y in this effort.
The 2016-2019 district special ed plan is available for public review in the district's business office.
The PA Pre-K Counts classroom currently has a few openings. We are looking to fill these slots. Children should be 4 years old before Sept. 6th. The registration paper work is available at the administration building which is located at the West wing of the high school. The following documents are required for registration: Birth Certificate or Baptismal Paper, Proof of Residence, Immunizations, 2015 Income Taxes, and Custody Order (if it applies).
The PA Pre-K Counts program consists of 2 - full day classes. Transportation is provided as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks.