WEEKLY MEMO February 19, 2016
To: Charleroi School Board Members
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
Mon Valley Young Professionals Partnering With Charleroi School District
Charleroi Mock Trial Team Wins Local Competition
The team consisted of the following students: Alex Short, Sierra Short, Chad Ayers, Zach Ames, Emily l Lacarte and Bre Miller
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.
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.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
MONDAY FEBRUARY 15
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