Your Education: Finish GED soon or start all over
Still trying wrap up your GED exam? If you don’t finish by the end of next month, you’ll have to start all over. For 11 years now, GED test sites such as Lawrence County Community Action Partnership have been using the 2002 exam series.
Meehan leaving New Castle to become Leechburg superintendent
Terence Meehan is leaving the New Castle Area School District to assume his first school superintendent’s job. Meehan has been named superintendent of the Leechburg Area School District at an annual salary of $125,000. He was one of 14 applicants for the position.
Bullying Punishment: Parents make boy wear sign in public
Sometimes learning lessons the hard way turns out to be the best way. That’s what mother Amber Carey and stepfather Felix Mayle are hoping today after choosing a public punishment for their son.
Charter school resubmits, eyes former hotel
Organizers of the New Castle Arts Academy charter school have resubmitted their application to the New Castle Area School District. Debra Rice, who has been overseeing the process, said the application was submitted Friday, this time with a pinpointed location.
New Castle expels student over knife
The New Castle school board has taken disciplinary action against a seventh-grader accused of carrying a pocket knife to school. Following a hearing, the board voted to expel the student from the district for one year.
Photos, Video, Story: Lincoln High to present ‘Wizard of Oz’
Ellwood City Lincoln High School will take you “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with its annual “spring musical in the fall.” The production of “The Wizard of Oz” runs tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday for a total of four performances in the high school auditorium.
Hey, kids! Hey, parents! Take a photo with Santa!
Hey, Kids! Hey, Parents! Want to take a photo with Santa? Then be sure to stop in at the New Castle News on Thursday, Nov. 14, just before the Light Up Night Parade begins in the downtown.
Shenango seeks help for flood damage
The Shenango Area School District is seeking federal assistance to cover the cost of flood damage from a July storm.
New Castle Schools: District responds to state audit findings
The New Castle Area School District is answering state audit findings it received earlier this year. One finding addresses three teachers who did not pay tuition for their out-of-district children who attended city schools.
New Castle Schools: Sandy Hook story prompts introspection
As Kaitlin Roig shared her story of survival, New Castle Area School District staff reflected on their own roles as educators. Roig is a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, where she protected her 15 first-graders while a gunman roamed the halls outside her classroom on Dec. 14, 2012, killing 20 students and six teachers.
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