March E-Newsletter

Pine-Richland School District News & Information

Message from Superintendent
March 31, 2017

Greetings to Pine-Richland Students, Parents and Community,
As superintendent at Pine-Richland, I have shared a message with the community each month beginning in July 2013. This approach was designed to accomplish two main priorities. First, it is an opportunity to celebrate successes of the various major groups within our schools (i.e., students and staff). Second, it is an opportunity to provide strategic information about the direction and initiatives of the district. I am extremely proud of the effort of both our students and our staff. This month's update will again focus on those two main priorities.
As context for this update, I want to highlight a few points from our mission, vision, and values. The PRIDE acronym is used to outline the following values: personal growth; resiliency; innovation; diverse opportunities; and engagement. We define resiliency as the ability to "adapt well in the face of hard times and build upon one's strengths." On behalf of the district, I would like to congratulate the PR boys' basketball team for an incredible season and performance in the 6A State Championship Game in Hershey. They earned the right to compete in that game based on a combination of skill, athleticism, strategy, and the intangible qualities of high-performing teams. 

Read more about this example of resiliency and another example of how learning takes place outside the classroom.
PIAA Runners-Up

The PRHS Basketball Team earns WPIAL Championship Title and is named runner-up in the PIAA State Championships.

April 10 -  6 p.m.

Topics: Staffing for the 2017-18 school year & any remaining time will be 
used for policy review.
Topics: Approval of 2017-18 Discipline Code; 2nd  reading of 900 policies; discussion of Policy 246 "Student Wellness" & Policy 808 "Food Services" 
 April 17 -  6 p.m.

 Finance Committee Meeting
Topic2017-2018 Budget
District Policy Update

The board approved a third & final reading of  Policy 810.2 "Transportation - Video/Audio Recordings."
PROF Scholarships & Trustee Seats Are Available
PROF is looking for candidates with a passion and commitment for fostering enriching experiences for Pine-Richland students. 
Plus, 16 scholarships are available to Pine-Richland High School seniors. Students should apply by April 19, 2017.  
Click here for details on trustee positions, scholarships and more.

District Updatres
Review Important 
District Updates
Join us to sample some of the new 2017-2018 school menu items and test out a new menu and payment app at a special open house in April.  

In addition in April, McCandless Township is partnering with local agencies to host a  town forum  on opioids at CCAC.
Details on those events plus information on flexible  employment opportunities are available by clicking here. 

Sports Updates
Players Compete in National & State Competitions

Students gave the PRHS Boys' Basketball Team an enthusiastic send-off last week.Those photos, plus details on the following stories. 
  •  Athlete to Play Lacrosse
    at Wooster
  • Jr. Wrestlers Place at States
  • Taekwondo Students Find High-Ranking Success  
  • Wrestler Named to WPIAL All-State Team
  • Two Players to compete in National Hockey Competition 
Secondary Spotlight on Learning
Secondary Spotlight on Learning 
Diverse opportunities are prevalent in all of our schools including the high school and middle school. View the pictures and stories in our Seccondary Spotlight on Learning.
  • Students Earn National
    Art & Writing Awards
  • See Photos from 2017 Art Show
  • Teachers Encourage Students to Simplify Math & Science Concepts
  • AW Beattie Recognizes Students
  • Scout Earns Gold Award
  • FBLA Students Qualify for States
  • Students Qualify for National
    Forensic Competition
  • Cadets Gear Up for Competition 
  • Students Qualify for State Computer Fair
  • Students  Earn in History Day Awards
  • Team Places 1st at Odyssey
    of Mind Competition
  • Students Excel at Int'l
    Marketing Competition
  • See Pictures of HS Musical 
  • MS Preps for Lion King, JR
  • Junior Earns Student of Year Award
  • Senior Named Nordenberg Scholar
  • Student Qualifies for State Geo Bee
  • Students Participate in PMEA Programs
Elementary Spotlight on Learning
Elementary Spotlight on Learning 
One principal gets a new make-over after he challenges his students to read 100,000 minutes, while music teachers encourage families to visit class. 

These are just a number of ways our students and families are engaged in the educational process. That story, plus more.
  • School Kicks off Autism Awareness Month with New Sensory Room 
  • Reading & Writing Highlighted During Read Across America Events
  • Parents Help Students with 
    Research on Rainforests
  • Families Visit Music Class
  • Students Prep for Science Olympiad 
  • Cross Fit Club Incorporates Fun into Fitness with Jump Rope Skills
  • Principal Challenges Students  to Read 100,000 Minutes
  • EH Debuts Giraffe During Art Show
  • Staff Observe World Down 
    Syndrome Day
  • Students & Staff Craft & Install Giant 3-D Coral Reef in School Hallways 
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