Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The annual district-wide show will run through April 28.
Thursday marks the opening for Council Rock's 31st Annual District Art Show, to be held at Council Rock South. The show features student work from across the district, including some local elementary students' water bottle sculpture of the Eiffel Tower. In other art news, 15 student artists were recognized at a recent school board meeting and had their art added to the district's permanent collection. Also, South's Martha Taylor was named a 2012 Power of Art, Art Educator Award recipient. Taylor was one a few teachers nationwide who received this accolade. She is the third Council Rock teacher to be recognized, behind Joy Reinstein from Hillcrest Elementary School and Jim Biglan, from Council Rock North. Council Rock South student …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Here's your "five" for Wednesday.
Do you Groupon? If so, there's a deal available now through Saturday for use on dinner at Patagonia for two to four people. "Under Pressure" is a free program for families looking to learn how to deal with teen stress. It's being held from 7 to 9 tonight in the Chancellor Center. Council Rock is gearing up for Earth Week. Some of the community activities you can participate in include the e-waste disposal program and the environmental film festival, for which submissions are due by Friday. Mostly cloudy with highs back down in the mid 60s today, according to the National Weather Service. Seniors, don't forget to sign up for Walk at Lunch day at the Senior Center next Wednesday. Contact the senior center to sign up.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Council Rock School Board voted for updates and renovations to multiple district facilities in Thursday night's meeting.
Several Council Rock facilities will see some necessary sprucing in the coming months after the board voted to approve bids at Thursday night's regular meeting. The board approved bids for improvements for Walt Snyder Stadium, Sol Feinstone Elementary, Wrightstown Elementary and Goodnoe Elementary. After serious and sometimes heated discussion, a base bid and one alternate bid were approved for the Walt Snyder Stadium renovations. The base bid, $384,450, includes repairs to the concrete stadium, front railings, steps and a chain link fence around the perimeter. These improvements are needed for some safety and code reasons, Supervisor of Operational Services Douglas Taylor said. The alternate bid items, which included an engry gate, new …
The Council Rock School Board will discuss calendar and construction items at tonight's meeting.
The Council Rock School Board will meet at 7:30 in the Chancellor Center tonight to approve the graduation date and discuss upcoming construction bids. On the agenda are bids for repair of Council Rock North's Walt Snyder Stadium and a roof replacement for Wrightstown Elementary. Read the full agenda online.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Here's your "five" for Thursday.
The Council Rock School Board of Directors will meet at 7:30 tonight in the Chancellor Center. You can preview their agenda here. BCCC is offering more than $55,000 to new students who enroll this fall in scholarships ranging from $300 to full tuition. The warmth continues with sunny skies and a high near 67 today, according to the National Weather Service. Parenting is tough. Luckily, the Coalition for Healthy Youth wants to help. They're holding parenting classes on Saturdays March 24 and 31. To find out more information and to sign up, contact CRCHY@crsd.org. Did you know that this month the entire Get Healthy store is 20 percent off? Better hurry in before March is out like a lamb.
Friday, March 2, 2012
At the beginning of each month, Patch explores Council Rock School District happenings.
Newtown Middle School The Newtown Middle School community is currently collecting hair to donate to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths organization. Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society that donates thousands of free, real-hair wigs to women living with cancer. So far, the school has collected 69 inches of hair through the project, called “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let’s Grow Your Hair." The school will be collecting hair for the remainder of the school year. If you are willing to cut at least eight inches of your hair, contact either Mrs. Crognale at email@example.com or Mr. Lebofsky at firstname.lastname@example.org for a donation form. Bring the donation form to your own stylist, have them bag the hair and …
The school board voted to approve the almost $18 million project budget Thursday night.
The Holland Elementary renovations are one step closer to getting underway after the Council Rock School Board of Directors approved four bids and other professional service agreements Thursday night. The Board approved bids for general and other contractors that would give the project a budget of $17,987,390. Douglas Taylor, Supervisor of Operational Services, said the bids were at historic lows, based on the current bidding climate. However, the original project cost, first calculated in 2008, was almost $3 million lower. Taylor said there are a few reasons for the increased cost, including a 13 percent inflationary increase, extensive site work, complexity of new construction with the limitations of existing systems and multiple …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Council Rock Educational Support Professional Association will host a fashion show on March 29 at Spring Mill Manor.
Next month, Council Rock administrators and teachers will walk the catwalk to raise money for scholarships. The Council Rock Educational Support Professional Association will host a fashion show on March 29 at Spring Mill Manor. “We haven’t had a fashion show since 2007, to this is back by popular demand,” said Carole Gluch of Wrightstown Elementary School. Gluch said CRESPA hopes to raise as much as $4,000 for four scholarships. In addition to tickets, which are $40 a piece, the raffle baskets are a big fundraiser, she said. The show will include Superintendent Mark Klein, Sol Feinstone Principal John Harlan, gym teacher Jeff Johnson and maintenance staff. The men will be wearing tuxedos donated by Schweon’s Formal Wear. “This fashion …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Here's your "five" for Thursday.
The Council Rock School Board of Directors will meet at 7:30 tonight in the Chancellor Center. Rolling Hills moms: The mother/daughter event is coming up on Mar. 1 and the planning committee needs donations to make raffle baskets. Bring your unused small toys, dollar store items, movie tickets, games, stuffed animals and local business sponsors in as soon as you can. Contact Tania Turner at (267) 218-1839 to arrange a drop-off. Periods of rain today with a high near 49, according to the National Weather Service. Today is the last day of school for students this week. Enjoy the long weekend. Have you participated in the Broad Street Run before? Registration opened yesterday and is capped at 30,000 this year so head over to www.…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The board will meet at 7:30 in the Chancellor Center.
The Council Rock School Board will meet at 7:30 Thursday night in the Chancellor Center to review and approve the Treasurer's Report. There are also several personnel actions the board will discuss, including approving the contract for a new director of human resources. The board will look at approving the Journeys elementary reading program for instruction in K-6 classrooms. Find the full agenda online.