WEEKLY MEMO February 19, 2016

To: Charleroi School Board Members

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Meetings

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd - Finance and Regular Board meeting begins @ 5:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 25th - California School District Tour

Thursday, March 29 - IU#1 Convention at Southpointe

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Mon Valley Young Professionals Partnering With Charleroi School District

Pictured above are Mon Valley young professionals and our teaching staff planning a district wide art show that will be held in Downtown Charleroi . The proceeds of this event will go directly towards the "Harvest Bounty" program.

Girl's Varsity Soccer Interviews

Girls’ Soccer Coach Interviews

Monday, February 22 in the Administration Office

3:00 John Siget

3:30 Gary Myers

4:00 Tom Cameron

4:30 Traci Fleming

Charleroi Mock Trial Team Wins Local Competition

The high school mock trial team won their case against Cannon McMillan on Wednesday, February 17 at the Washington County courthouse.

The team consisted of the following students: Alex Short, Sierra Short, Chad Ayers, Zach Ames, Emily l Lacarte and Bre Miller

February Rotary Student of the Month

Dan Bieliski is the February Rotary Student of the Month! Congratulations!

Tour of California Area School District Lighting and Facilities

Bill Gordon will lead us on a tour of the California Area School District Campus to view the recently completed lighting upgrade on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.


The first part of the tour will begin in the Charleroi Middle/High School Lobby. We will be viewing 2 Charleroi Middle School Classrooms (Ms. McGinity and Mr. Pappasergi) that have been updated with LED lighting.

Harvest Bounty Fundraiser

Harvest's Bounty is sponsoring a Paint and Support event on Friday, April 8th at Off the Wall Arts on McKean Avenue. Only 80 tickets will be sold. The evening begins at 6:00 PM with entertainment by Charleroi Graduate Joey Papadakos and refreshments. There will be a Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawing. The painting for the evening will begin at 6:30 PM. It is a flowering cherry tree with a gray background. (It is the 18th picture on Off the Wall's Facebook page under demo pictures.) The cost for the evening is $40.00 per person and includes all the materials needed to complete the painting.

Education Foundation - "Blast From The Past" Fundraiser

On April 22, 2016 the Charleroi Area High School auditorium will be hip-hopping to the oldies! “A Blast from the Past” Oldies Show, Vol. III will be the show to see this spring, brought to you by the efforts of the Charleroi Area School District Education Foundation. Frankie Day of AM 770 is the Master of Ceremonies introducing the bands that work furiously to keep the rockin’ rollin’ oldies alive.


The event starts at 6:00 pm.


Ticket prices for this once in a lifetime oldies show are $50 for VIP, $35 for reserved and $25 for General Admission. Please call Carol Claybaugh at 724-483-7075 or Kristin Marcy at 724-330-5002 to get your tickets now!

State Budget Update

This past week was a big week in Harrisburg, as Governor Wolf gave his 2016-17 budget address. While the budget address itself didn’t actually include much discussion of the governor’s specific priorities for the next fiscal year, it did include the loud message that something needs to be done to prevent the significant cuts that will result if a $2 billion deficit isn’t closed going forward. While the message was clear, it didn’t do much to move the opposing sides in this ongoing budget debate any closer together


And we’re still not really any closer to resolving the 15-16 state budget either.


WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

We’re now in a situation in which the legislature has to deal with two budgets – and they have to do so in an election year. At the moment, there is no clear pathway or strategy forward, and we expect lots of strategizing on both sides over the next month to try to nail down a plan before the legislature returns to Harrisburg.

At this point, as long as the stars all align and none of the thousands of roadblocks pop up, there is a slim chance that the 2015-16 budget COULD be wrapped up over the next few months, a budget that would provide the funding that was in the budget the governor blue-lined in December (which included a $100 million increase to BEF).

As for 2016-17 and trying to tackle a tax vote in an election year, it is very uncertain how this will shake out.

The PA Legislative Schedule

The House and Senate will be in recess until March 14 while the House and Senate Appropriations Committees hold budget hearings for the remainder of the month and into early March. Expect lots of rhetoric over the next few weeks and not a lot of forward momentum.

Kindergarten Registration

March 31, 2016 - 9:30 - 3:00 Parents Only Registration in Alumni Room

May 4, 2017 - 9:00 - 3:00 pm Pre- Entry assessments for new kindergarten students

May 10, 2017 - 6:00 - 6:45 & 7:00 - 7:45 "Meet and Greet Night" for students and parents

Charleroi School District Presents Spring Musical - Alice @ Wonderland

March 4 & 5, performance at 7:30 pm

March 6 performance at 2:00 pm


What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts. The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand. Full of references to text messaging and social media, the play imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure. A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this quality adaptation has been praised for its humor, modern style and appeal to both children and adults.

New Varsity Football Schedule Released

Aug. 26 Monessen

Sept. 2 (H) Washington

Sept. 9 (A) Southmoreland

Sept. 16 (H) Frazier

Sept. 23 (H) Greensburg CC

Sept. 30 (A) Bentworth

Oct. 7 (H) Chartiers-Houston

Oct. 14 (A) Burgettstown

Oct. 21 (A) Beth-Center

Oct. 28 (H) Brownsville

SUPERINTENDENT'S MEETINGS

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

MONDAY FEBRUARY 15

PRESIDENTS' DAY


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16-SCHOOL CLOSED (WEATHER)

9:00 AM - BRENTWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT

10:30 AM - KEYSTONE OAKS SCHOOL DISTRICT

1:00 PM - HOMEVILLE SCHOOL

4:30 PM - ATHLETICS COMMITTEE

5:00 PM - PERSONNEL & CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

6:00 PM - EXECUTIVE SESSION

7:00 PM - INFORMATIONAL BOARD MEETING


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17

11:00 AM - ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING

11:00 AM - NATHAN HOWELL-ON HAND SCHOOLS


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18

8:30 AM - CURRICULUM COORDINATORS' MEETING AT IU1

12:30 PM - BLACKBOARD FORMATTING WORKSHOP

1:00 PM - IEP MEETING

2:20 PM - HARVEST BOUNTY ART SHOW

6:00 PM - PARENT VOLLEYBALL MEETING


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19

8:30 AM - CAFETERIA EMPLOYEE MEETING

9:00 AM - GLOBAL PASSPORT PROJECT

10:30 AM - SECURITY BUDGET MEETNIG

11:00 AM - NAACP

12:30 PM - WASHINGTON COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS' MEETING


MEETINGS NEXT WEEK

MONDAY FEBRUARY 22

8:00 AM - FEDERAL PROGRAMS TITLE I AUDIT PREP

9:45 AM - EMPLOYEE FAMILY FUNERAL

11:45 AM - UNION MEETING

1:50 PM - RLIS GRANT MEETING

3:00 PM - HEAD GIRLS' SOCCER COACH INTERVIEWS


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23

8:30 AM - CAREER READY GRADUATE INITIATIVE

10:00 AM - SUPERINTENDENTS' ADVISORY COUNCIL AT IU1

3:15 PM - POLICY MEETING

5:00 PM - FINANCE COMMITTEE

6:00 PM - EXECUTIVE SESSION

7:00 PM - REGULAR BOARD MEETING


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24

8:30 AM - SCHOOL HEALTH COUNCIL

9:30 AM - SAFETY COMMITTEE

2:00 PM - AEDY AT IU1


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25

10:00 AM - MON VALLEY GIFTED COALITION

3:30 PM - CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DISTRICT WALK THROUGH-LIGHTING


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26

9:30 AM - IUP QUALTRICS

12:30 PM - VO-TECH MEETING