Weekly Howler

June 7th, 2019

The Last Day of School Picnic was a Blast!

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Make a Change!

Bills that would help charter schools are going to be voted on NEXT WEEK!

Right now, the only voices being heard by members of the House are those of the opposition. They need to hear that you support the meaningful reforms contained in House Bills 355, 356, 357 and 358!

Make a call (or four) and tell our Legislators they have pro-charter supporters in their district and that you support meaningful charter reform.

Top Priority:

Rep. Neal Goodman (717) 787-2798


Senator David Argall (717) 787-2637

Hon. Mike Tobash (717) 260-6148

Hon. Jerry Knowles (717) 787-9029

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Interested in Starting an Instrument?

Stop by the Walk In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven on August 3rd between 1 and 5 pm to have the chance to try a variety of woodwind and brass instruments.

Moe-Bleichner Music Distribution (based in Pottsville, PA) will have instruments and staff to explain how to create a sound on each instrument. This is a great opportunity for you or your child to learn about the instruments they can play and find the instrument that they love. This event is free and open to the public.

We are looking forward to sharing our passion for instruments with you!

-Walk In Art Center

Students Entering 6th-12th This Fall...

Get ready to start your own business!

Applications are now being accepted for next year’s class of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) of Schuylkill. YEA! students will come up with an idea for a business, pitch for funding to a panel of investors, and launch their own company by the end of the program.

Classes run on Tuesdays, 5:30pm to 8:30pm, from late October to mid-May. Only 18 students will be accepted, so apply by July 1st for early registration, reduced tuition, and opportunities for scholarships. Final deadline is October 1st or when the class is full.

YEA! applications and scholarship forms are available in the admin office or by contacting the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce at 570-622-1942 or yea@schuylkillchamber.com.

Please submit applications to Mrs. Benyak at kbenyak@gillinghamcharterschool.org.

Upper School:

All Schuylkill Technology Center applications are due from students entering 10th through 12th grades are due by June 12th, and must be sent to Ms. Benyak.


Don't Miss Out!

This year, we are holding orientations in the summer for all returning families. Our directors will

  • gather information,

  • share changes in the handbook,

  • clarify procedures, and

  • provide parents with time for questions and answers.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to complete our new computerized “welcome packet” documents.

Sign Up ASAP

There will be an Archery and Basketball Camp this summer for students going into 5th-12th grades next year.

Contact Coach Martin with any forms or questions! 570-606-7990 or lmartin@gillinghamcharterschool.org

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