Archive for: October, 2012

 
Lancer Band Wins Big!

Lancer Band Wins Big!

Congratulations to the GM Marching Band which took 1st place in the Lakeshore Marching Band Association Championship on October 27 at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium.  This marks the 7th time in the last 11 years that the Lancer Band has taken the top spot. In addition to the first place win, […]

 
McKean Elementary kicks off fundraiser for Veterans

McKean Elementary kicks off fundraiser for Veterans

Each year, McKean Elementary’s gifted students select a charity or community cause and organize a fundraiser.  This year, all of the money from the fundraiser will benefit local Veterans who have returned from active duty in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn. The Welcome Home Fund […]

 
JWPMS Wins Red Ribbon Contest

JWPMS Wins Red Ribbon Contest

Last week, James W. Parker MS competed in a regional Red Ribbon photo contest. The winner of this contest was based on the the total percentage of students that were wearing red that day, creativity of the photo and the photo itself. Sunday night ten regional school entries were revealed […]

 
JWPMS Students Sail the Brig Niagara

JWPMS Students Sail the Brig Niagara

A group of 40 sixth, seventh and eighth graders from James W. Parker Middle School sailed on the Brig Niagara on last week.  This was part of the Perry 200 Commemoration, a program of more than 30 events over 18 months designed to commemorate the contributions of Erie to Commodore Perry […]

 
The GM Academy of Arts & Engineering Kicks Off the Lecture Series

The GM Academy of Arts & Engineering Kicks Off the Lecture Series

Frank Tursi, D.O., Director of Medical Education at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie spoke to about 60 General McLane HS Students today as part of the GM Academy of Arts & Engineering’s Medical Program. Tursi, who is the 100th President of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association(POMA), gave the students a variety of information […]

 
JWPMS Artists at Work …

JWPMS Artists at Work …

The art program at JWPMS has been busy, busy, busy! The fifth grade just finished learning about the parts of a landscape and are now displaying their results! This week, they just completed casting their faces in plaster. In sixth grade, students are working on clay banks after studying Pygg […]

 
McKean Elementary Implements Action-Based Learning

McKean Elementary Implements Action-Based Learning

McKean Elementary has implemented a new academic approach that seems to be an increasing trend among educational institutions – action-based learning. McKean Elementary’s S.K.I.L.L Center (Skills Key to Igniting Lancer Learning) launched its new academic approach Monday, September 24. It focuses on recent brain research that links movement and physical […]

 
Investigating Derivatives

Investigating Derivatives

General McLane High School’s AP Calculus class learns how to apply technology to their work. The class uses Wolfram Alpha, a computational knowledge engine, throughout the course. Today, the class used three simple math rules and their Mac Laptops as they investigated derivatives on Wolfram Alpha.

 
And the 2012 Homecoming King and Queen are ….

And the 2012 Homecoming King and Queen are ….

After the Lancers defeated East Friday night, student council members introduced the 2012 Homecoming Court. There were five boys and five girls nominated for Homecoming King and Queen: Ryland Luciano, Aidan Graham, Quinn Thompson, Zachary Kulesza and Clay Skelton; and Brittney Hunt, Katilin Clark, Kharly Stauber, Heather Hafner and Lindsey […]

 
JWPMS Students Pay It Forward

JWPMS Students Pay It Forward

Students at James W. Parker Middle School have made the personal decision to inspire change in the world through their acts of kindness. Fifth grader Lindsey Cain has been making and selling glass jewelry in order to use the profits to buy toys for the play room at Children’s Hospital […]