Panther Pride

District Newsletter 5/8/2022

Upcoming Dates

District

  • 5/17: Act 80 Day, No School for Elementary students
  • 5/19: School Board Meeting, 7pm
  • 5/30: Memorial Day, All Schools and Offices Closed
  • 6/2: Last Student Day
  • 6/9: School Board Meeting, 7pm
  • 6/10: Report Cards Issued
  • 6/23: School Board Meeting, 7pm


High School
  • 5/16: Keystone Testing Starts
  • 5/18: Honor Society Induction
  • 5/20: Prom
  • 5/24: CPACTC Awards Ceremony, 6:30pm
  • 5/25: Senior Awards Night, 7:15pm
  • 5/26: Finals Week Starts
  • 5/30: Memorial Day, All Schools and Offices Closed
  • 6/2: Last Student Day
  • 6/2: Graduation, 5pm
  • 6/10: Report Cards Issued


Middle School

  • 5/11: Spring Band Concert, 7pm
  • 5/12: Spring Chorus Concert, 7pm
  • 5/26: 8th Grade Recognition Night, 7pm
  • 5/27: 8th Grade Farewell Dance, 7pm
  • 5/30: Memorial Day, All Schools and Offices Closed
  • 6/2: Last Student Day
  • 6/10: Report Cards Issued


EPE

  • 5/17: Act 80 Day, No School for Elementary students
  • 5/19: 5th Grade Meet & Greet
  • 5/20: Field Day
  • 5/27: Field Day Rain Date
  • 5/30: Memorial Day, All Schools and Offices Closed
  • 6/1: Kindergarten Celebration
  • 6/2: Last Student Day
  • 6/10: Report Cards Issued


WCH

  • 5/13: Field Day
  • 5/16: Field Day Rain Date
  • 5/17: Act 80 Day, No School for Elementary students
  • 5/19: 5th Grade Meet & Greet
  • 5/30: Memorial Day, All Schools and Offices Closed
  • 6/1: Kindergarten Celebration
  • 6/2: Last Student Day
  • 6/10: Report Cards Issued

Student Spotlights

Cumberland Perry Area CTC Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society

Congratulations to the following students for being selected be inducted into the Cumberland Perry Area CTC Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society!


Olivia Ozio (12th grade) - Healthcare Pathways

Brandon Harner (12th grade) - Computer Programming

Ella Trout (12th grade) - Early Childhood Education

Tyya Peiffer (11th grade) – Cosmetology

Ashley Torres (11th grade) – Advertising Art & Design

Jasmine Dudley (12th grade) - Advertising, Art, and Design


Congratulations on this wonderful achievement -- we are all so proud of your hard work and dedication!

Big picture

High School Spring Art Gala and Band & Choir Concert

On Wednesday, May 4th, the High School presented their Spring Art Gala and Concert featuring the Band and Choir. The level of performance was incredible, and the students’ talents shined. Thank you to our teachers, especially Eric Mansilla, Coleman Lidle, Hanna Shaffer, and Ryan Billy!

Big picture

High School Art Gala

Big picture

High School Choir

Big picture

High School Band

Field Trip to Washington, DC

This past weekend, High School students in 11th and 12th grades took a field trip to Washington D.C. Students were able to visit numerous sites including the war memorials, the Lincoln Memorial, and Smithsonian museums. Thank you to our teachers and staff who organized this educational and exciting trip for our students!
Big picture

Envirothon


On Tuesday, we learned that our Envirothon team came in 6th out of 16 total teams in the county! They competed in 5 stations: forestry, aquatics, wildlife, soils & current events. They placed the highest in SOILs and had a great time enjoying the outdoors & seeing wildlife. Our county commissioner came to give out awards to our students. Congratulations to all of our students on this wonderful achievement!

Big picture

Track Champions

Congratulations to the East Pennsboro Boy's Track Team! On Tuesday, May 3rd, they became the Mid-Penn Capital Division Champions! Congratulations to all of our students and coaches on this fantastic accomplishment!
Big picture

Dominic Natale

We are proud to announce that High School senior Dominic Natale has enlisted in the Army! Dominic will attend Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and then will attend Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and be trained as a Fire Control Specialist. He has also chosen to attend Airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia and will complete his training early December 2022. Congratulations to Dominic!

District Spotlights

Teacher Spotlight

Name: Tiffany Cropf


How long have you worked at East Pennsboro Area School District?

This is my tenth year teaching first grade at West Creek Hills. However, I completed my student teaching placement my senior year of college in Kindergarten with the best mentor teacher ever, Mrs. Sara Clarke, so I feel like this is my eleventh year of teaching.


What is your favorite memory at East Pennsboro Area School District?

I really loved when we collected “Quarters for Karaoke” to raise money for Relay for Life. Teachers performed skits on stage to get the students pumped up. My group sang “Firework” by Katie Perry and I surprised my students by doing a back handspring (this was before I had children and could still actually do a back handspring). The look on their faces was priceless and we raised a lot of money for a great cause.


What are your interests/hobbies?

I love being outside! Volleyball, softball, swimming, hiking, kayaking- anything active. I also love DIY projects including painting furniture and creating signs and shirts with my Cricut machine.


Married?

I have been married to Mr. Cropf for ten years. I actually got married the first year I was hired at West Creek Hills and my students had to keep reminding me my name changed from Miss Deiter to Mrs. Cropf.


Children?

I have three sons-Yes I am the ultimate BOY MOM. Matthew is eight, Carson is five, and Easton is 2. They definitely bring me more joy than anything and keep me on my toes. They love being outside and are really good at making a lot of laundry for me to do!


Pets?

We have a fish named Freddie that my son, Carson, won at a carnival last year. We also just got a puppy named Penny. She is a Labradoodle and the boys are obsessed. (See picture below!)


What is something no one knows about you?

I am a pretty open person so I do not have many hidden secrets, but one thing people might not know about me is I also have a degree in Psychology. During my undergraduate years, I conducted research with a professor. Although my peers and I graduated and were not able to fully complete the research study, my professor continued our research and our findings are listed in a Psychology magazine.


What is your favorite quote or piece of advice?

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

This quote has inspired me to love every day for what it is. The good, the bad, and even the ugly. Tomorrow is never promised so I try to be as positive as possible and love the life I live.

Big picture

Transportation Spotlight

Name: Stephen Kachurka


Current route #: Van 16


How long have you driven for EP? I am on my 3rd school year.


What is your favorite memory at EP: Winning the safety slogan prize!


What are your interests and hobbies: Doing puzzles and word searches


Married: widowed


Children: 1 son & 1 grandson


Pets: 3 cats


What is something no one knows about you: I am 78 years old!


What is your favorite quote or piece of advice: Make sure you always have a job!


Why did you decide to become a bus/van driver? Extra money & gives me something to do


Why should people consider become a bus or van driver? Gives the retired people something to do and earn a little money and get to know more kids and adults.

Food Services Spotlight

The first Friday in May is known as School Lunch Hero Day. In honor of that this year, our food services provider Chartwells donated books to our elementary schools. The books are "Lunch Lady 2-For-1 Special: The First Helping" by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. We are thankful for our wonderful food service employees across the District, and for this meaningful donation.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

For additional details about events, please visit our website at www.epasd.org.

Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open!

Please click on the ad below to visit our Student Accounting & Registration page for more information!

Interested in NJROTC?

Any middle school or high school student interested in joining East Pennsboro’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) is invited to meet with Gunnery Sergeant Robert Rainis to learn more about the program. Mr. Rainis will be available on a daily basis after school from 2:30-3:45 in room 113. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Rainis at rrainis@epasd.org.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture