Tiger Insider

February 28, 2020

Positive Teacher Recognition

Traveling Tropies

Curriculum Award

Mrs. Emma Hancox

Mrs. Hancox works hard to help everyone reach the curriculum and understands that sometimes the most important lessons that need taught are not included in the curriculum and that we need to look for those teachable moments to get that done.

What Great Teachers Do Differently

Mrs. Lynette Musoni

In the book there is a chapter titled, "Put Yourself in Their Position." This section made me think of Lynnette because she is always so patient and compassionate with her students. Her day is jam packed with students from every grade level, yet she still gains such a valuable rapport with all of her students.


"Most teachers come to realize that students bring the world into their classrooms. Our schools serve English language learners, children who live in foster homes, students with special needs... Effective teachers embrace these challenges. Great teachers see the world the way each student does. This does not mean that we let go of our expectations."


Whitaker, pages 58-59, What Great Teachers Do Differently

Professional Accomplishments

Mrs. Shelly McPherson

I just completed 2 online classes to help enhance my reading strategies. The first was The Daily 5 and the second was Reading Foundations for Emergent and Early Readers. It was nice to be reassured that I have been doing great things and it was a great refresher to give me a few new ideas to incorporate.

Mrs. Erin Fonzo

I just began a 10-month program with the Pennsylvania STEM Ambassadors. PA STEM Ambassadors advance policy goals through outreach, education, targeted relationships with policymakers and building a coalition of local and regional support. They are leaders within their organizations, interested and committed to sharing their experiences and content knowledge with influential stakeholders. Ambassadors also serve as role models to inspire and encourage youth to pursue opportunities for STEM exploration in both formal and informal learning environments.

Upcoming Dates

3/2 - 3/6 - Read Across America Week

3/4 - Arts & Bots Club After School

3/9 - School Board Work Session at Central Office at 7:00pm

3/10 - Arts & Bots Club After School

3/12 - School Board Regular Meeting at CSES at 7:00pm

3/13 - NO SCHOOL for Students

3/16 - Harlem Wizards Basketball Game at 6:30pm at MHS

Stay Connected

Our Sponsors

We are so fortunate to have local businesses and organizations support the powerful work that we are doing at MES. Please consider returning the favor by supporting them! Also, if you own a business or know of a business that would like to contribute to our school, please contact Erin Fonzo, Principal of Maplewood Elementary School, by calling (814)337-1659 or emailing efonzo@penncrest.org

Our Students ROAR!

We LOVE having the opportunity to help our students succeed and we're very proud of them for repeatedly making the right choices. We hope you are as excited as we are about the great work that the students have been doing. Our recent SWPBiS evaluation confirms what we already know..... MES is PAWS-itively the best!