Panther Pride

District Newsletter 5/29/2022

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Message from the Superintendent

Dear Panther Families,


I would like to wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day. Let's remember the brave men and women who have laid down their lives in military service for our great Nation.


As we close out the school year with celebrations, final exams and graduation this week, I would like to thank you for your support on the home front and wish you a safe and happy summer.


Fondly,

Donna

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Spotlights

5th Grade Meet & Greet

Thank you to our wonderful PTO parents for putting together an amazing 5th Grade Meet and Greet at Sky Zone last week! 5th Grade students at both East Pennsboro Elementary and West Creek Hills had a fun time meeting peers whom they will join at the Middle School next year.
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MAST Academic Competition


Congratulations to our High School NJROTC cadets! Our NJROTC team won 1st place at the MAST (Marine Academy of Science and Technology) Academic Competition in Highland, NJ on Sunday, May 22nd! During this competition the Cadets were judged on their mastery of their curriculum as well as in current events. Congratulations to Cadets Khiana Maxton, John Soquena, Ethan Strite, Angelina Cona and Raven Smith! Our other team faired well by placing 9th of 15 total teams from across the Northeast. We are Panther Proud of our NJROTC cadets!

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Country Museum

Second graders at West Creek Hills in Miss Waldman's class completed research projects on countries that represent each student's cultural background. Students used books and technology to research their country, write an informational text, and design a poster. After completing the project, Miss Waldman's students brought in artifacts from home to represent their country and put together a classroom museum. Mrs. Cropf's first graders took a tour of the museum and got to learn new facts from the second graders. It was a wonderful experience!

Talent Show

On Wednesday, May 25th, the High School held their Annual Talent Show. Students displayed their talents by performing acts that included singing, dancing, stand-up comedy, and photography. Following the show, the Senior Slideshow was debuted. Thank you to the teachers and staff who made this fabulous show possible! Congratulations to all our talented students who participated!

Senior Awards Night

On Wednesday, May 25th, the High School held their annual Senior Awards Program. In total, 49 types of awards and scholarships were presented to our Class of 2022. These awards and scholarships were for academic merit, athletic and musical achievement, service, and leadership. Congratulations to all of our seniors who were presented with awards! We are Panther Proud of your accomplishments!
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2022 Salutatorian

Ethan Getgen

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2022 Valedictorian

Adeline Ziegler

PIAA AAA Track and Field Championships

This weekend, two of our High School track and field athletes participated in the PIAA AAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University! Congratulations to Breckin Swope, who medaled in 6th place in the pole vault, and congratulations to Amya Sopp, who finished in 12th place in discus! We are Panther Proud of these incredible athletic accomplishments!
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Teacher Spotlight

Name: Renu Chandra


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

This is my 24th year of teaching at East Pennsboro Area High School as a Mathematics teacher. I am also the Mathematics Department Leader.


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

I love being part of the graduation ceremony each year because it is a day filled with lots of joy and happiness for our students.


What are your interests/hobbies?

I love traveling with my family. We have visited over 38 National Parks in the US. I also spend a lot of time in my garden during the summer months. I enjoy cooking, yoga, and hiking.


Married?

Married to my husband Sanjay since 1988.


Children?

We have two children Rohit and Sonika.


Pets?

No pets, but three grand pets - 2 cats and a dog.


What is something no one knows about you?

I don't think too many people know that I can speak five languages.


What is your favorite quote or piece of advice?

Because of my love for traveling, I would advise everyone to "Seize every opportunity to travel and create your own experiences".

Transportation Spotlight

Name: Kit Watson


Current route #: Bus 4


How long have you driven for EP? Since October 2021


What are your interests and hobbies: I am interested in veterans issues, music, and wood refinishing.


Married: Yes, to Debbie


Children: 2 children, Jonathan & Danielle


Pets: 3 cats, Sammy, Samantha & Bella


What is something no one knows about you: I served as a USAF Crew Chief on B-52s. I have also been a Disk Jockey, Electrician, and an Administrator for PA American Legion on state adjutant 20 years.


What is your favorite quote or piece of advice: Life is short - enjoy it every day. Don’t sweat the small stuff.


Why did you decide to become a bus/van driver? There was a real need for drivers and since I was retired I was looking for something to keep me busy.


Why should people consider become a bus or van driver? To give something back and to fill a need!

Upcoming Dates

District

  • 5/30: Memorial Day, All Schools and Offices Closed
  • 6/2: Last Student Day
  • 6/9: School Board Meeting, 7pm
  • 6/9: Report Cards Issued
  • 6/23: School Board Meeting, 7pm


High School
  • 5/30: Memorial Day, All Schools and Offices Closed
  • 5/31: Early Dismissal, 11am - HS ONLY
  • 6/1: Early Dismissal, 11am - HS ONLY
  • 6/2: Last Student Day, 11am Dismissal
  • 6/2: Graduation, 5pm
  • 6/9: Report Cards Issued


Middle School

  • 5/30: Memorial Day, All Schools and Offices Closed
  • 6/2: Last Student Day, 11:30am Dismissal
  • 6/9: Report Cards Issued


EPE

  • 5/30: Memorial Day, All Schools and Offices Closed
  • 6/1: Kindergarten Celebration
  • 6/2: Last Student Day, 12:00pm Dismissal
  • 6/9: Report Cards Issued


WCH

  • 5/30: Memorial Day, All Schools and Offices Closed
  • 6/1: Kindergarten Celebration
  • 6/2: Last Student Day, 12:00pm Dismissal
  • 6/9: Report Cards Issued

2022-2023 School Year Meals

Due to Federal funding, all students have enjoyed free breakfasts and lunches for the past two school years. However, this funding is ending with the conclusion of the current school year. Starting August 2022, students will once again have to pay for breakfast and lunch. The breakfast and lunch prices are:


Elementary & Secondary Breakfast

Complete Breakfast: $1.30

Reduced Breakfast: $.30


Elementary Lunch

Complete Meal: $2.70

Reduced Meal: $.40

Milk: $.65


Secondary Lunch

Complete Meal: $3.10

Reduced Meal: $.40

Weekly Meals: $15.50

Milk: $.65


We will send out a reminder of this change prior to the start of the next school year.

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

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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.

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