- Wexford Elementary School
Wexford Named to Healthy Honor Roll
Two Pine-Richland Schools earned recognition by the Women for a Healthy Environment Healthy Schools. Education Program Specialist Michele Buford and Director of Community Education Chelsea Holmes presented awards to both schools on May 23, 2017 in separate presentations.
Wexford Elementary Wellness Committee Chairperson Parent Kristi Wees said that Wexford Elementary Wellness Committee spent some time looking at the school environment and used the Healthy Schools Recognition Program report card as a guidance tool to make Wexford a healthier place. The school tested for radon, tested the drinking water, and started a recycling program. The school also installed a garden last year in the courtyard. Those who served on the committee with Mrs. Wees and Dr. Rick Walsh were Custodian Jerry Glevicky, Secretary Janice Hoffman and teachers Joanna Firmin, Tara Hillegas and Chip Sargent. In addition, parents Rita Kastner, Elise Scott, Dan Stolnick, Lisa Carnovale, Jennifer Campbell and Mark Hunkele served on the committee and worked with Food Services Manager Diane Bucknum, Transportation & Facility Coordinator Kimberly Charney and Director of Facilities Management Gary Zang as they reviewed the PA Healthy Schools benchmarks.