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Primary Center students were treated to a day with Penn State Extension. From left, first row, are Colin Gittens, Morgan McGroarty, Christian Zaleski, Ava Thomas, Peyton Antal, Walter Soini, Anthony Brodt and Preston Rusyn. Second row, Kim Carlen from Penn State Extension, Collin Smith, Madison Palencik, Travon Sessoms, Allison Jones, Peyton Rusyn, Makayla Marsh, Michael Wesolowski, Christopher Scavo and Miss Amanda Knowles.
Primary Center students were treated to a day with Penn State Extension. From left, first row, are Colin Gittens, Morgan McGroarty, Christian Zaleski, Ava Thomas, Peyton Antal, Walter Soini, Anthony Brodt and Preston Rusyn. Second row, Kim Carlen from Penn State Extension, Collin Smith, Madison Palencik, Travon Sessoms, Allison Jones, Peyton Rusyn, Makayla Marsh, Michael Wesolowski, Christopher Scavo and Miss Amanda Knowles.
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The SAT Reasoning Test will be given Pittston Area Senior Area High School on Saturday, May 3. Registration deadline is Friday, April 4.


Interested seniors/juniors must register online at www.collegeboard.com. The cost is $51. Be sure to mark both of your High School Code 395417 and the test center No. 39-590, in Pittston.


Only juniors/sophomores who have completed at least an Algebra I, Geometry and/or are currently enrolled in an Algebra II, Trig and/or Pre-Calculus class should take the May SAT.


Fee-waivers are available to juniors only upon request in the guidance office. Students receiving free or reduced lunch plans are eligible for a SAT fee waiver.


Paper applications are available in the Guidance Office. For more information, call Mrs. Kayden or Ms. Alaimo at 570-654-2415, ext. 2112.


DISTRICT NEWS


Thursday, April 17 and Monday, April 21 will be used as snow make up days for all students and staff. The Easter break will be Friday, April 18 until Monday, April 20.


MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS


PSSA testing


Math and Reading PSSAs will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. Other PSSA dates are as follows: Writing (grades 5 and 8), April 7, 8, and 9; Science (grade 8) April 29 and 30. For more information, contact Mrs. Cotter in the middle school guidance office.


Gertrude Hawk candy


The estimated pick up date for Gertrude Hawk candy orders is Thursday, April 10.


8th grade panoramic photo


Students still interested in ordering a copy of the eighth-grade panoramic photo can do so by visiting www.panoramicphoto.ifp3.com.


Book Fair


The Middle School Book Fair will take place from April 7-11. Students will visit the book fair during their related arts classes on their scheduled day.


INTERMEDIATE CENTER NEWS


PSSA testing


The current dates for PSSA testing are as follows: Math and Reading (grades 3 and 4), April 1-2; Science (grade 4), April 29 -30. Please see Mrs. Bittmann with any questions or concerns.


EJ the DJ rocks the IC


EJ the DJ came to the Intermediate Center on Thursday, March 20 to “pump up” the students for the PSSA testing that will begin next week. He entertained the students with a game show theme that included music and PSSA questions. All students participated by writing their responses on white boards. The students and teachers enjoyed the break from PSSA preparation. EJ the DJ’s message to the students was simple: “PSSAs? Bring it on!!”


Intellectual Disability Awareness


In honor of Intellectual Disability Awareness month, Fran Granahan from Step By Step Inc. in Wilkes-Barre came to speak with Ms. Grimes’ class about intellectual disabilities. Mrs. Granahan read books about Autism and Down Syndrome to the class and spoke about the conditions. She also educated the class by explaining to them that students with disabilities are no different and can participate in everyday activities. Mrs. Granahan also donated two books to the school’s library entitled “Ian’s Walk” and “In Jesse’s Shoes.”


PRIMARY CENTER


Penn State Extension


Kim Carlen, an educator from Penn State Extension, stopped by the Pittston Area Primary Center to visit the first-grade students in Miss Amanda Knowles’ room. The students recently read about butterflies and their life cycle. The class then wrote about the facts they learned. Ms. Carlen’s presentation and insect specimens fascinated the class.


 
 
 
 
 
 
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