School Board Meeting Highlights

6-16-15

Agenda:


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All motions were approved.

Workshop Meeting

Student Recognition

Tammy Snyder and Brian Iobst, OMS Computer Fair advisors, recognized Pennsylvania State MIDDLE School Computer Fair Champions: Willie Hawley, Faizan Datoo and Alex Cevicelow

PHS Principal Jim Moniz introduced the following music teachers to recognize state winners as follows:

All-State Band: Max Stempel, Grace Lerew – teacher, Jason Lerew

All-East Band: Matt Latshaw, teacher, Jason Lerew

All-State Chorus: Jillian Krempasky, Jennifer Ondrey, Natalie Ondrey, Josiah Smith, Jacob Stahl, Lisa Stein, Bryan Sobczak – teacher, Frank Anonia

All-State Orchestra: Saagar Asnani, Guinevere Connor, Michael Wu – teacher, Karen Creeden


Fogelsville Elementary School Site Improvement Project
Bruce E. Anderson of The Pidcock Company showcased a plan to reduce the number of driveways off of route 100 near Fogelsville Elementary School that includes deceleration lanes on Route 100 which would improve the flow of traffic near the school and near a proposed hotel complex that the Jaindl Land Company hopes to develop next to the school. The proposal includes site improvements and would not come at any cost to the school district, buy instead paid for by the developers. He asked for support and announced that the next step would be to seek approval from Upper Macungie Township.

Business Meeting

Karen Dopera, Principal of Schnecksville Elementary, read a statement about the elementary curriculum and how it lives up to our mission of educating for success and inspiring excellence. She summarized the math, science, social studies and language arts opportunities for students.


SCIENCE COMPETITION RECOGNITION


SMS SCIENCE: SMS Principal Michelle Minotti introduced Dr. Sam Ghosh to recognize State Science Olympiad Champions as follows:: Thwisha Anantasagar, Vidhyasai Annem, Karthik Chavan, Nishant Chitluru, Roy Ghosh, Nehali Gupta, Priyanka Hanumaihgari, Sahil Inaganti, Aryaman Khandelwal, James Kim, Aditi Pallod, Neha Pamidi, Vikram Pandian, Rashmi Raghuraman, Praneel Rajkumar, Habeeb Salau. Head coach - Dr. Sam Ghosh, Assistant - Mrs. Zubeda Ghosh, Student Coaches: Sabrina Ghoshm Shaumik Phadke

SMS teacher Dan Christman introduced the Perfect Scorers of the PA Junior Academy of Science: Jackson Fahey, Priyanka Hanumaihgari, Sriyaa Suresh, Daniel Wilcox and Vidhyasai Annum


OMS SCIENCE: OMS Principal Todd Gombos introduced OMS Science teacher Dianne Haberstroh to recognize the Perfect Scorers of the PA Junior Academy of Science: Christian Antry, Jason Feichtel, Louise Gottwald and Grace Knauss

Dianne also recognized Delaware Valley Science Fair first place winners: Grace Knauss and Valmiki Kothare.


PHS SCIENCE: PHS Principal Jim Moniz introduced PHS tech Ed/engineering teacher and science advisor Chris Gahman who recognized PHS Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Perfect Scores: Atharv Gupte, Arvind Parthasarathy, and Seungkwon Son

Chris also recognize:d Delaware Valley Science Fair first place Winners: Roy Ghosh, Tilman Guenther, Sumedha Kanthamneni, James Kim, Vikram Pandian and

INTEL Science World Winners: Roy Ghosh and Vikram Pandian

Roundtable

Mrs. Marcus noted that the English as a Second Language Program mandated by the state costs Parkland approximately 700k of which we get 61k in funding to support it. The rest is paid for by local tax payers.


2015-16 Cafeteria Prices were approved as follows:

Elementary $ 2.45

Secondary $2.65

Adult Lunch $3.75

Milk TBD

Elementary Breakfast $1.25

Secondary Breakfast $1.35

Reduced Price Lunch $.40

Reduced Price Breakfast $.30


Rich Sniscak and the School Board commented on all of the wonderful student recognitions that were enjoyed by all this evening. They were amazed at the high level of intelligence and accomplishment of the students. Many commented that Mrs. Stinebaugh will be missed as she is retiring and has been a wonderful teacher at PHS. She and all retirees were wished good health and happiness. Mr. Sniscak and the Board commended Jim Moniz and PHS for organizing a wonderful graduation event at the new PPL Center.

Next meeting: June 23, 2015 at 7 PM. Only one meeting in July - July 28th.