ERIE, Pa (November 24, 2015) -- Students and staff from both JoAnna Connell and Central Career & Techincal Schools participated in this year's Polar Plunge on Saturday November 21st at Presque Isle Beach #7. The Polar Plunge is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes that also creates awareness of Special Olympic programming.
ERIE, Pa (November 20, 2015) -- Student Council members at Wayne School participated in a project titled "Coins for Cookies," in which they collected coins in each homeroom and used the money to purchase cookie baskets and trays for Station 8 firefighters on East Ave. The students and staff wanted to show appreciation to local firefighters for their committment to keeping the community safe. Students also decorated posters and cards to include with the baskets.
ERIE, Pa (November 19, 2015) -- NWPA Collegiate Academy placed 1st overall out of 24 schools at the 63rd annual Gannon Model United Nations Conference this past weekend. Two Collegiate students received the "Best Delegate" award for their committee, and another Collegiate student representing India received a $4,000 Edward Lamb Scholarship. Click here for the full article.
ERIE, Pa (November 19, 2015) -- Congratulations to Roosevelt student Joshua Karnes, who won a 2015 Future Stars All-Around crown at the Future Stars National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Click here to learn more about the award.
ERIE, Pa (November 19, 2015) -- Dr. Jay Badams and Grover Cleveland Elementary school were featured in Education Week regarding the budget standoff and its effects on Pennsylvania school districts. Read the full article here.
ERIE, Pa (November 15, 2015) -- NWPA Collegiate Academy teacher Brian Lasher received a $5,000 Student Achievement grant from the NEA Foundation to purchase materials for his International Relations class for the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Lasher's class combines current events with theory, and uses discussion, seminars and gaming scenarios to promote critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving within the classroom. Students participate in in-depth discussions on trans-national issues and work together to understand complex world issues.
ERIE, Pa (November 18, 2015) -- Diehl Elementary School hosted a press conference announcing the full implementation of Breakfast in the Classroom in Erie's Public Schools. Through the BIC program, students in 13 district schools eat breakfast in their classrooms every morning. Metz Culinary Management and Erie's Public Schools received a grant for the full implementation project. Click here for coverage of the event (Erie Times-News).
ERIE, Pa (November 12, 2015) -- Erie's Public Schools was one of the recipients of a $1,000,000 grant given out to local projects in the community by the Erie Community Foundation and Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority. EPS received a $400,000 grant for its program Tech After Hours, a new workforce development program that will provide on-demand training and placement to out-of-school youth and displaced adult workers. Read the full article by Erie-Times News here.
ERIE, Pa (November 11, 2015) – Diehl Elementary School teachers and staff received a great surprise this week when they were presented with $50 gift cards, goody bags and a cake from the Elm Street Wal-Mart in Erie. The staff of Diehl Elementary School was chosen by the Elm Street Wal-Mart to receive the gifts as part of the store's program to recognize teachers for their hard work and dedication. All 38 teachers and staff at the school received a thank-you gift, which was also given in recognition of the amount teachers spend on their own for classroom supplies each year. The Diehl school staff is very grateful for Wal-Mart's recognition.
ERIE, Pa (October 30, 2015) -- A group of students from Diehl and Jefferson schools attended the Waterford County Fair earlier this fall to display their gardening work. Although this was Jefferson's first year in attendance, Diehl students received sevon ribbons for their vegetable and flower entries. All the students had the opportunity to milk a goat and interact with a variety of other animals at the fair. Diehl students have been gardening all summer at their school and even harvested the vegetables that they grew. The students are excited to attend next year's fair and are hoping for an even bigger turnout.