New Castle News


  • Shenango to seek bids for roofs

    The Shenango Area School District will advertise for bids to replace the roofs at the elementary and high schools. Superintendent Dr. Michael Schreck said that although the roofs have “lived out their useful life,” the board has not yet decided whether to replace them at this time.

    October 23, 2013

  • shenango.jpg School employees rescue choking girl

    Two Shenango school district employees are credited with saving a student from choking in the cafeteria. Brian Cooper, a seventh-grade teacher, and David Tyler, school security officer, ran to the aid of 12-year-old Kaelyn LaScola Thursday after being alerted by another student that she was choking, according to superintendent Michael Schreck.

    October 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • school.jpg New school grading system unveiled Friday

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education is rolling out its revamped system of grading schools Friday. One thing will be clear immediately: The state will be using two grading systems — one for schools with lots of poor students and another for every other school in the Commonwealth.

    October 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • brit14.jpg Tim Kolodziej: As Brittany glows, a community grows

    What can we learn from the powerful story of Shenango High homecoming queen Brittany Chieze? Plenty. And they are lessons we won't soon forget.

    October 3, 2013 2 Photos

  • 01.jpg Photos, Video, Story: Shenango homecoming queen Brittany Chieze considers herself ‘a pretty lucky girl’

    Rochelle Chieze admits she panicked at first when she learned her daughter had been placed on Shenango High’s Homecoming ballot. “I started thinking about the germs from being around so many people and how tired this would make her,” Rochelle said. “Even though she was thrilled — we all were — I went back and forth. I thought maybe we should say no.”

    September 30, 2013 18 Photos

  • Shenango approves job skills program

    The Shenango Area School District is preparing its students for the future. The school board this week approved an agreement with Lawrence County School-to-Work at a cost of $4,000. Through this program, students learn what job skills are needed to successfully enter the workforce.

    September 19, 2013

  • Bailey.tiff ‘Brandon’s Story’: Parents share heart-breaking tale of son’s addiction

    From the moment a child enters this world, a parent has dreams for a bright future. However, mothers and fathers can only do so much to make that possible. Dan and Terri Bailey of Shenango Township had high hopes for both their sons.

    September 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • Shenango schedules annual open house

    Shenango High School will have its annual open house Tuesday. The event will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Parents and guardians of students in grades seven through 12 are invited to attend.

    September 6, 2013

  • Pears.jpg Minus leader, Royal Family Kids Camp goes on

    Days before Beth Pears died at age 44 in May, she requested a meeting with her Royal Family Kids Camp staff. The ministry that she and husband Drew began in 2005 would need to undergo change, and Beth was thinking beyond the short time she had remaining.

    August 16, 2013 2 Photos

  • Shenango hires teachers

    The Shenango Area School Board has hired two teachers for the 2013-14 school year.

    August 14, 2013

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