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Crestwood greets 961 students at high school


September 19. 2013 11:43PM
SUSAN BETTINGER Times Leader Correspondent

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WRIGHT TWP. — Crestwood High School welcomed 961 students for the new school year, it was announced at Thursday night’s School Board meeting.


It was also announced that as part of the Young Scholars program, 106 students are being provided with the opportunity to attend classes at King’s College, Wilkes University and Luzerne County Community College.


The board also approved the following professional substitutes for the 2013-2014 school year: Jeremy Carl, general science, biology; Kristen Smolenak, elementary K-6; Mikki Shalata, Spanish K-12, social studies 7-12; and Kyley Henry, mathematics 7-12.


Approved for student teaching in the district during the fall semester are, from the University of Scranton, Kelly Kondrash, school counselor, and from Drexel University, Brenna M. Wyatt, social studies 7-12.


An agreement with Speech Path P.C. to provide speech/language services along with evaluating services for assistive technology devices was also approved. The cost to the district remains at the same cost as last year at $60 per hour.


The Crestwood High School Marching Band under the direction of Joseph Ziegler is scheduled for competition in the Tournament of Bands and Cavalcade of Bands competitions.


The School Board also approved the following changes in routes for the following buses:


(A.) Bus No. 4 –PM Dropping off at Nuangola Road from Nuangola Fire Hall to Blue Ridge Trail (including Willow Grove and Fawn Lane). Drop off Blue Ridge Trail to Lily Lake Road to Schmidt’s Road, Slocum Road from Schmidt’s Road to Grosz’s Road, and back to Lily Lake Road, Church Road to Rice Elementary.


(B.) Bus No. 12-PM Dropping off students at Nuangola Road from Rule’s Garage to Blythburn Road. Nuangola Fire Hall then to Fisher’s Corner on Blythburn Road, on to Church Road to Rice Elementary.


The next meeting will be on Oct. 17 at 6:30 pm.




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