Shenango high students’ score among highest
Shenango Junior/Senior High School had one of the highest School Performance Profile scores in Pennsylvania. The school had an overall score of 91, the highest for a high school in Lawrence County. In Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV, It was second only to Mars High School. Mars had a score of 93. The intermediate unit covers Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties.
Local schools’ performance data released
The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s school grading data released this week shows some Lawrence County schools have room for improvement.
City’s kindergarten students ready for move
Boxes are being packed and moved out of St. Joseph’s school. The last day of school there will be Dec. 20. When New Castle kindergarten students return from Christmas break, they will attend the new Lockley Early Learning Center for the second half of their school year.
Test-driven: Changes in GED exam take effect Jan. 2
For some people, a GED is one of the most important pieces of paper they may possess. And achieving that accomplishment could be a resolution for the new year. Ashley Leonard had a goal to pass her GED and once she did, new doors opened up almost immediately.
Neshannock school board told to follow the rules
In her first meeting as president, Karen Houk established procedures for the Neshannock Township School Board. This chain of command, Houk said, will ensure that everyone in the district is treated equally.
Neshannock superintendent Dr. Mary Todora to retire
Dr. Mary Todora, Neshannock’s superintendent, will retire at the end of this school year. The board voted 6-3 Thursday night to accept Todora’s resignation, effective June 30.
Tim Kolodziej: Yes, you ARE ready for high school basketball to start — here's why
Over the course of the next three months or so, you will hear plenty of “We are ...” cheers in the stands. But before the referee tosses the ball into the air tomorrow night, let me share a couple of “You are ...” thoughts.
Photos, Story: Runners, community turn out to support ousted Laurel coach
Former Laurel High cross country coach Greg Schmitt has the support of his team members and their parents. The question, however, is whether the embattled coach has the support of the school district and its board of directors.
Laurel High: Cross country coach says losing his job ‘mind-boggling’
Greg Schmitt probably won’t get a chance at a three-peat. Schmitt confirmed last night that the Laurel School District has opened his position as the high school cross country coach. The job opening is posted on the district’s website.
Wilmington hires new superintendent
Dr. Michelle M. Miller was named superintendent of the Wilmington Area School District last night. The board approved a three-year term for the 38-year-old and set her first year salary at $120,000.
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