Archive for: December, 2016

 
JWPMS explore computer science through #HourofCode

JWPMS explore computer science through #HourofCode

James W. Parker Middle School seventh and eighth math classes hosted its own Hour of Code yesterday. This one-hour introduction to computer science inspires students to learn computer science. Students in Miss Manzella, Mrs. Irwin, Miss Mook and Mrs. Nickou classes explored how to program games such as Minecraft, Angry Birds […]

 
GMHS students analyze foreign policy at Worlds Affair

GMHS students analyze foreign policy at Worlds Affair

General McLane High School students McKenah Bryson, Halle Minner and Zachary Gray attended the 46th Annual Worlds Affair Institute in Pittsburgh. Approximately 350 high school juniors and seniors attended this event, which was held at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. The Institute engages high school student leaders to think […]

 
GM students among 2016 VFW Essay Contest Winners

GM students among 2016 VFW Essay Contest Winners

Nine General McLane students were recently selected as winners of the 2016 VFW Post 740 Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy Essay Contests. Junior Mary Claire Cousins was this year’s Voice of Democracy Essay Contest winner. This contest was for students in grades 9-12. Cousins received a $600 award and will […]

 
PTSA hosts Winter Fun Night

PTSA hosts Winter Fun Night

James W. Parker Middle School’s PTSA hosted its Winter Fun Night this past weekend. The night featured a bouncy house / obstacle course, Minute-to-Win-it games and dancing to music from a DJ. Food and beverages were also available. There was also an Ugly Sweater contest with a winner from each grade. Each winner won candy and a […]

 
GM students win in STEM Ingenuity Challenge

GM students win in STEM Ingenuity Challenge

General McLane School District placed second at the Annual STEM Ingenuity Challenge, with multiple students earning numerous achievements. The STEM Ingenuity Challenge is a problem solving competition organized by grade level. This is the 27th annual event sponsored by the Technology Education and Engineering Association of Northwest PA and the […]

 
GM raises more than $1,500 for Caring Place

GM raises more than $1,500 for Caring Place

General McLane School District raised more than $1,500 for the Caring Place through their National Child Grief Awareness Day fundraising efforts. Through November 16, 2016, a series of activities and fundraising took place throughout the District. Events, which were coordinated by the Caring Club and high school guidance counselor and Caring Club coordinator […]

 
GMHS senior selected as outstanding delegate

GMHS senior selected as outstanding delegate

General McLane High School senior Maddie Dillen was recently named the recipient of the Dale Hawley Award, a special recognition for being the most outstanding delegate at the Advanced Gold Summer Leadership Camp. She received the award at the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC) State Conference at Deer Lakes […]

 
Giving Tree Returns to McKean Elementary

Giving Tree Returns to McKean Elementary

The Annual Giving Tree has returned to McKean Elementary School. The Autistic Support Classroom is hosting their annual Giving Tree from now through Friday, December 16. Students, faculty and community members can bring in new hats, gloves or a scarves for any age or gender that will be displayed on […]