Last updated: April 12. 2014 10:53PM - 2093 Views
By Susan Bettinger Times Leader Correspondent

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NANTICOKE — Greater Nanticoke Area fifth-grade teachers Jennifer Ferro and Karie Yefko coordinated an event to bring Jared boxes to the pediatric department of Geisinger Hospital, it was announced the school board’s meeting Thursday night.

The plastic boxes were filled with donated toys and games to make the young patients’ hospital stay a little more pleasant. Ferro and Yefko were hoping to donate 25 boxes to the unit’s patients, but the response from the students, parents and GNA staff was so overwhelming that the end result was 118 donated boxes.

Second-grade teacher Lauren Dembowski will take her class to visit Guardian Elder Center on Wednesday. Guardian has requested visits from the students.

In other business:

• The board voted not to renew the contract with VLN Cyber School for the 2014-2015 school year.

• Veronika Popyk, Samantha Russin, Alexis Seery and Joanna Tushinski were selected to join Junior Leadership in Wilkes Barre.

• It was announced that on April 30 the district will hold a mock accident in preparation for the prom with the hopes of promoting safe driving.

The next board meeting will be on May 15.

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