End of marking period / Parent-teacher conferences
The second marking period ended on Thursday, Jan. 24. Parent/teacher conferences will be held according to the following schedule:
• High school: Friday, Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. High school students will be dismissed at noon on conference days.
• Middle school: Feb. 6 -8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Middle school students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on conference days.
Kindergarten/Primary/Intermediate Centers: Feb. 5-8. Students in grades K through 5 will be dismissed as follows: walkers at 12:50 p.m. and bus riders at 1 p.m. Report cards for the second marking period will be distributed at these times. Students whose parents are unable to attend conferences will receive report cards the week following conference.
• Austin Welch, son of Sean and Nikki Welch, was born on Aug. 23, 1994. He lives in Pittston. During high school, Austin played tennis and participated in the Young Lawyers and the Debate Team. His favorite teacher is Mrs. Miller. If Austin could teach any class in the world, he would choose math. His favorites include the band Blood on the Dance Floor and the song Immortal. The celebrity Maria Sharapova is not only on his list of favorites but is also one of his idols, along with Cher. After graduation, Austin plans to go to college and looks forward to starting a family.
• Hailey Lupyak, of Pittston, was born on April 6 to parents Dawn Toomes and Brian Carida. Throughout high school, Hailey's favorite teachers were Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Adams and Mr. Carroll. Her biggest challenge was Mrs. Adams' chemistry class. Her most memorable moment was from her sophomore year when she spent first period in Mr. Amitia's class with Sarah Smith and Shannon Williams. If Hailey could teach any class in the world, she would want to teach English. Her favorites include the movie The Woman in Black, the song Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift and celebrity Luke Bryan. Her best friends are Sarah Smith and Austin Welch. She says her idol is her mom. Hailey is most looking forward to starting out on her own.
• Builder's Club
The next meeting of the Builder's Club will be from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in room 206 with Ms. Donahue and Mrs. Martin. Students are responsible for their own transportation home and rides must be in front of the Middle school no later than 3:25p.m.
• Science Club/Science Olympiad
There will be no Science Olympiad meeting this week due to Parent/teacher conferences. The next Science Olympiad meeting will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the Middle School Library with Ms. Quinn. Students are responsible for their own transportation home and all rides must be in front of the middle school no later than 4 p.m. Note: this meeting is for members of the Science Olympiad only and not members of the Science Club. The next meeting of the Science Club will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
• Free throw championship
The local Knights of Columbus will sponso a basketball free-throw shooting contest beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the former Seton Catholic gymnasium on William Street in Pittston. The contest is open for any boy or girl between the ages of 10 and 14 and there is no cost to enter the competition. For entry forms or for further information, stop by the middle school's main office or contact either Don Mac Rae at 815-4454 or Mitch Megliola at 335-3002.
Congratulations to the following students who will represent our middle school at the Keystone Chapter Mathcounts Competition on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the middle school: Patrick Mitchell, Steven Shamnoski, Austin Smithonic, Albert Zuba, Michael Elko, Evan Elko, J.J. Keska, Vito Quaglia, Abigail Norwillo and Kayla Hogan.
• Writing test
The Intermediate Center will administer the PSSA Pilot Writing Assessment for all third, fourth and fifth-grade students on Feb. 12. Students are encouraged to make every effort to be in school that day and arrive on time. If there are any concerns, contact Dr. Milazzo at the Intermediate Center at 654-4403
• Students learn No, Go, Tell
Students at the Primary Center learn No, Go, Tell from Mrs. Lindsay, a representative from Victims Resource Center, and her puppet, Sydney.