April E-Newsletter


April 28, 2017                                                                                         Monthly E-Newsletter
 
Pine-Richland School District E-Newsletter
Greetings to PR  Students, Parents & Community,
With a little over one month remaining in the 2016 - 2017 school year, it is both an exciting and busy time at Pine-Richland. Examples include: concerts; final exams; athletic contests; service activities; PSSA/Keystone Exams; Advanced Placement tests; prom; multiple recognition ceremonies; and more. The Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2017.  We are excited for the seniors and their families as each student prepares for the next step in his or her journey.
Bookcase of Categories of Teaching_Learning_ Student Services_ Finance_Operations_ Workforce Development _ Communication_Engagement
 
In my update last month, I referenced various elements of the mission, vision, and values of the district. The strategic plan serves as the foundation of our work. We take the time to reflect on our performance and look for opportunities for continuous improvement. The image below references the five major categories of the strategic plan. Please note the category titled "Communication & Engagement."
 
In May, we will administer the annual parent survey for the third time. This survey has been refined to gather parent feedback about many aspects of the educational programs, services, and people at Pine-Richland School District. It focuses specifically on parent satisfaction and engagement. In addition, we have also designed a voluntary, anonymous survey for students in grades 3, 6, 8, and 12. More information about this survey will be sent to parents at the beginning of May. We are also implementing a satisfaction and engagement survey for our staff. We will use the results of all three surveys as we prepare for next year.
 
Thank you again for your efforts to support students and families at PR.
 
Respectfully,
Brian Miller
 
Pine-Richland School District Updates
Rankings

PRHS Named #7 in State


US News & World Report published its ranking list of the top high schools in the US.
PRHS was named seventh best high school in the state and first in the county and region. 
You can see how the high school ranks nationally as well in the publication's annual ranking of best high schools.
 
Board Meetings
Join Us for Upcoming 
Board Meetings & Proposed Final Budget Vote

The board will vote on a proposed final budget on May 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the PR Planning Meeting, The budget calls for a 1.97% tax increase. 
 
Prior to the planning meeting, the district will host a committee meeting to review the booster policy at 6 p.m. 
Stay informed and join us for board meetings through June
 
Policies
Policy Review Continues

The administration and board are reviewing several policies and approved Policy #810.2  "Transportation - Video/Audio Recordings". The board is also reviewing  
 
Pine-Richland School Resources
Discipline Code
2017-18 Discipline Code 
Is Available

The board approved the 2017-2018 PRSD Discipline Code. To review, click here
 
Tip for Parents

The last few weeks of school are jammed packed with events and programs. To better navigate the district school calendars, review our how-to-guides.
 
PROF Gears Up for Scholarship Presentations

PROF is gearing up to award thousands of scholarships this spring.  That is not all they do, see  how you can be
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