WEEKLY MEMO JANUARY 15, 2016

To: Charleroi School Board Members

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Tuesday, Jan 19th - Athletics, Education and Board Meeting begins @ 4:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan 26th - Finance and Regular Board meeting begins @ 5:00 pm

Martin Luther King Day

No School on Monday January 18th in Observance of Martin Luther King Day

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.

Brittany Wagner Middle School Guidance Counselor Awarded 3 year Grant

This Life Skills Training (LST) Program is a middle school substance abuse and violence prevention program consistently proven to reduce alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. Positive outcomes also have been shown for violence, risky driving behavior, and other high-risk behaviors. The grant will provide three years of training and technical assistance and program materials for Middle School staff and students beginning in the fall of 2016.

Charleroi Area Education Foundation Awards STEM Grant

The Charleroi Area Education Foundation recently awarded the Middle School/High School a $2500 grant towards the purchase a a state of the art 3D printer ULTIMAKER 2 3D plus.

Educator and Leadership of the Year Finalists

Dr. Patti Mason (Leadership) and Mr. Howard Johnson (Middle School Teacher) have been selected for finalists for the "CHAMPIONS OF LEARNING AWARDS" event. This ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center beginning at 6:00 pm.

$15,000 Grant Awarded to Middle School Library

Vanessa DiCianna, our Middle School Librarian, has been chosen to receive a $15,000 grant from the EIO Fund for our Technology Program at Charleroi – Cougar Literacy Café Project.

Representatives from the Washington County Community Foundation were at the Charleroi Middle School Library on Thursday, January 14 to deliver the grant check along with a member of their Board of Trustees and take a photograph or two for upcoming newsletters.

Warm Welcoming Environment

We have partnered with the La Roche College Interior Design Program students to create a new design for our entrance into the Elementary Center. We have successfully obtained small monetary grants that will enable the students redesign the entry way towards the goal of warm welcome for our parents. The goal is to have the entry way design finished by May 1st.

Pictured on the side are La Roche interior design students, teachers and our PTA president who met this week for initial planning stages.

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL WPIAL Class AA Section 4 (AA)

OVERALL CONFERENCE

W-L W-L

10-3 5-1


GIRLS BASKETBALL WPIAL Class AA Section 4 (AA)

OVERALL CONFERENCE

W-L W-L

11-5 6-1

Wendy's Heisman Award

Congratulations to Alex Short for being selected as the Charleroi Area High School Wendy's - Heisman Award School Winner. He will move on to the next round of competition within the scholarship program! Good luck Alex!!!

Pennsylvania’s Ranking in Education


For the most part, Pennsylvania is earning marks slightly above national averages in a national education report released last week. The commonwealth was ranked seventh in the national overall, earning a “B-“ – a grade determined by averaging the state’s scores on the three categories:

  1. chance for success

  2. school finance

  3. K-12 achievement (including graduation rates, AP test scores and NAEP scores

Go Steelers

SUPERINTENDENT'S MEETINGS

MONDAY JANUARY 11

9:00 AM - BOARD AGENDA MEETING

10:00 AM - BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND TRANSPORTATION MEETING

12:45 PM - MRS. PIATT

1:30 PM - UNION - 2016-17 SCHOOL CALENDAR


TUESDAY JANUARY 12

11:00 AM - STUDENT MEETING


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13

7:30 AM - DRUG AND ALCOHOL MEETING

11:00 AM - ELEMENTARY CENTER MEETING WITH LAROCHE COLLEGE

12:30 PM - FAMILY ENGAGEMENT WEBINAR

3:00 PM - SPECIAL EDUCATION COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING MEETING

6:00 PM - EDUCATION FOUNDATION


THURSDAY JANUARY 14

1:00 PM - COUGAR LITERACY GRANT AWARD CEREMONY

1:30 PM - MIDDLE SCHOOL LIFE SKILLS MEETING

2:00 pm - SPECIAL EDUCATION BUDGET MEETING


FRIDAY JANUARY 15

10:00 AM - SENIOR INTERVIEW

1:00 PM - WASHINGTON COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS MEETING



NEXT WEEK

MONDAY JANUARY 18

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY - NO SCHOOL


TUESDAY JANUARY 19 - END OF THE SECOND NINE WEEK PERIOD

4:30 PM - ATHLETIC COMMITTEE

5:00 PM - PERSONNEL & CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

6:00 PM - EXECUTIVE SESSION

7:00 PM - INFORMATIONAL BOARD MEETING


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20



THURSDAY JANUARY 21

8:30 AM - CURRICULUM COORDINATORS MEETING @ IU1


FRIDAY JANUARY 22

10:00 AM - MID-YEAR EVALUATION

12:30 PM - VO-TECH MEETING @ MVCTC