Mill Hall Elementary
Keystone Central School District
Notes From the Principal: Dr. Breon
As we turn the calendars to the last full month of school, I am reminded of what outstanding students we have at Mill Hall Elementary! They have continued to demonstrate amazing acts of kindness not only to each other, but also throughout our community.
Lifelong elementary school memories were made during the month of April and many more are scheduled for May. We are very thankful for your ongoing support!
April 3rd- Students were treated with a visit from the 2022 Clinton County Fair Queen, Bryley Miller. Bryley shared with students all of the fun that can be had at the Fair and how they can submit their Student Showcase projects as an exhibit for the 2023 Fair.
April 4th- WOW students earned Parfaits with the Principal.
April 5th- A lot of eggstra actives were done throughout the building in anticipation of the Spring Break.
April 14th- Our 2nd grade students enjoyed a field trip to Clinton Lanes, the Flemington Borough Park, and the Roxy Movie Theater. On the same day, our 4th grade students made birdhouses with a lot of volunteers and the sponsorship of the Game Commission.
April 18th- WOW students earned Pastries and Punch with the Principal
April 20th- We celebrated the end of the 2023 'One School; One Book' event with an assembly with live animals from Exotic Edventures. Students had the opportunity, if they wished, to touch snakes, a gecko, a chinchilla, a rabbit, a bird, a tortoise and learn about a few more. In addition, at our Family Title 1 Night parents and guardians had the opportunity to see the animals and learn more about reading with their children,
April 21st- What a busy day at MHE! 1st grade students had a visit from the CMHS Key Club who shared an informative presentation on Earth Day and helped the students to paint rocks and plant flowers. 4th grade students participated in a Volleyball Tournament. The huge collection of tissues donated by our families were arranged in a domino rally for our students to enjoy. And, finally, the 3rd and 4th grade classes participated in PSSA Kickoff Kickball games as a way to gear up for the PSSAs.
April 24-26th- Our 3rd and 4th grade students took the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments for English and Language Arts, demonstrating all they have learned as MHE students.
Tissue Domino Rally (click here)
Upcoming MHE Activities
May 1st & 2nd: 3rd and 4th grade students will participate in the Mathematics Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSAs).
May 3rd & 4th: 4th grade students will participate in the Science PSSAs.
May 12th: 3rd grade field trip and PTO School Carnival 5-7 pm at the MHE Playground
May 15th: MHE Walk for Wellness (5/18 rain date)
May 17th: MHE Student Showcase 4:30-6:30 in the multipurpose room
May 19th: 4th grade field trip
May 22nd: 3rd & 4th grade Field Day (details to come)
May 23rd: All school Water Day (rain date 5/24)
May 25th: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports PBIS) Special Activities
May 26th: School-wide field trip
May 29th: Memorial Day - No School
May 30th: PBIS May Reward
May 31st: 4th Grade Promotion 9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room and streamed online
- - Bucktail High School Graduation - 6:30 pm
June 1st: Last Student Day - 3 hour Early Dismissal: MHE Dismissal @11:30
- - Central Mt. High School Graduation - 6:30 pm (rain date June 2)
Messages & Alerts
As we move into unpredictable spring weather, there will be days when we may need to delay the start of the school day, call an unexpected early dismissal or have a remote learning day. Please be sure to sign up for Bloomz, our new messaging app, so you don't miss any important information.
May Federal Programs Updates
In May we will conduct our final round of assessments to see how much our students have grown throughout the school year! We start with PSSAs the last week in April into the first week in May. After those are finished, we monitor English/Language Arts and math through AimsWeb and MAPs and compare the scores to the beginning of the year and the winter data sweep. We will be celebrating so much growth this year based on what we are seeing day to day!
Our reallocation for the Title I, II, and IV grants comes each spring. The reallocation is an adjustment of the original grant amounts, and sometimes schools lose quite a bit of money compared to the original allocation of funds. Thankfully this year the reallocation did not hit any school hard. We lost very little in Title I, and we actually had a minor increase in Title II and Title IV. Your input helps us determine how we are going to plan our programs across the district and spend our federal funds.
At all school levels, we use Title IV federal funds to purchase incentives for PBIS (our positive school-wide behavior supports) rewards, and we emphasize the goal of following school rules in all schools.
All elementary schools within the district are Title I schoolwide schools and receive Title I federal funds to support the positions of Interventionist and Title I Associates.
Required documents for families:
Right to Request Qualifications of Teachers (see Annual Notices and Policy Review button above) - if you wish to request a paper copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Note: If your child is taught for four or more weeks by a teacher who is instructing in a content area for which they are not currently certified, the district must notify you. Four-week notification letters will be added here if that becomes necessary.
Non-Discrimination Statement (see Annual Notices and Policy Review button above) - if you wish to request a paper copy, please contact email@example.com.
Title I District Parent Policy - Policy 918
Coaching Newsletter for Families - How We Teach Reading
Our Mill Hall Elementary Interventionists are working on some engaging summer activities that will continue to support your child(ren)'s literacy development throughout the summer months as they embark on various adventures. Details will be sent home closer to the end of the school year. Please always feel free to reach out with questions or additional support!
Body Mass Index (BMI) Notices
BMI results for your child(ren) can be found after logging into your child(ren)'s PowerSchool account. From there, please click on 'custom screens' and then "BMI %" which has a calculator icon on the left side. There you will find your child's results. Notices will not be sent home this year.
#KeystoneCares - Youth Writing Essay Contest
Help make school attendance a priority...avoid the #SpringSlump!
The faculty and staff of KCSD encourage parents to ensure that students attend school everyday in order to achieve academic success!
If you are concerned about your student's attendance, please reach out to your student's school counselor.
What Could We Do Over the Summer?
Local Events to Tap into Over the Summer Months!
- Visit a local state park and enjoy special events or explore nature!
- Visit the Ross Library and take advantage of their summer programs.
- Check out the Lock Haven Chamber of Commerce site for a list of summer events that you or your family may be interested in attending.
If your family speaks a language other than English, the district has access to translators and interpreters that can accompany you in meetings with teachers and school members. If you would like to be connected with a translator or interpreter please reach out to your child’s teacher or the school guidance counselor. The accessibility features in the top right corner of this Smore allow you to translate this page.
Mill Hall Elementary School Counseling
Students have done an excellent job in participating in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSAs) for English and Language Arts last week in April. As we prepare to take the Mathematics and Science PSSAs the first week in May, we would like to remind you of some test-taking tips in which your students have learned to help with taking these assessments.
Get a good night’s sleep the night before the test.
Have a nutritious breakfast.
Get to school on time.
Relax…take slow, deep breaths and exhale.
Follow directions carefully.
Read each question at least twice.
Make answers neatly.
Double-check your answers.
Keep a positive attitude.
Ask questions if you do not understand.
Try to do your very best.
We are confident that with these simple tips, our students will shine on this endeavor.
Check out "101 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long"
Ms. Moore: MHE School Counselor
Phone: 570-893-4900 x2969
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Check out our School websites for CMHS Athletics or BHS Athletics
Safety & Security
Officer Scott VanGorder - Central Mountain High School
Officer Cory Beaver - Bucktail High School & Renovo Elementary
Officer James Knarr - Central Mountain Middle School
Officer Mike Fetzer - Elementary district-wide and District Attendance Officer
Officer Todd Brian - District-wide
Keeping Up With Keystone
Career & Technical Center
Data & Performance
Spring becomes a busy time for both state and local assessments. Assessments play an important role in curriculum, instruction and interventions for student learning.
Spring PSSA Window - April 24-May 12
ELA - April 24-26 (Grades 3-8)
Math - May 1-2 (Grades 3-8)
Science - May 3-4 (grades 4 and 8 only)
Spring Keystone Exam Window - May 15-May 26 - HS Biology, Alg 1, 10th grade Literature
Lit- May 15-16
Bio - May 17-18
Alg 1- May 22-23
Testing Window - May 1-12
Spring Aimsweb and NWEA MAP Window - May 10 - May 17
Act 35 Civics Exam Window - May 22- May 26
Please contact your child's teacher for information and updates on your child's progress.
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School Contact Information
570-893-4900 ext. 2910