Archive for: February, 2017

 
MATHCOUNTS team places 4th

MATHCOUNTS team places 4th

The James W. Parker Middle School MATHCOUNTS team placed 4th place at the competition this past weekend. Hosted by the Erie Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE), the MATHCOUNTS competition took place in the Zurn Science Center at Gannon University. MATHCOUNTS is a fun and challenging competition designed […]

 
McKean Elementary hosts Science Fair

McKean Elementary hosts Science Fair

McKean Elementary School hosted their Science Fair on Friday night. The event was packed with activities and displays for McKean students, families and friends. All fourth grade projects are displayed. Students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade had the opportunity to participate and could create a project of their choice to have on […]

 
McKean students visit Children’s Museum

McKean students visit Children’s Museum

Yesterday, McKean Elementary’s AS class visited the ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum. We think it’s safe to say they had some fun on this community based outing!

 
Relay for Life fundraising kicks off

Relay for Life fundraising kicks off

Fundraising for this year’s Relay for Life at General McLane has officially kicked off. General McLane High School and James W. Parker Middle School held a joint assembly yesterday for Relay for Life. During the assembly, students received glow bracelets to show those they knew affected by cancer. There was […]

 
MS students make sustainable ecosystems

MS students make sustainable ecosystems

James W. Parker Middle School students made sustainable ecosystems in science class. Students in Mrs. Berchtold’s self-contained class created the ecosystems to observe and collect data  from its functions, while practicing responsibility. Students will be observing these over the next month.

 
Junior receives House Citation from Representative Ryan Bizzarro

Junior receives House Citation from Representative Ryan Bizzarro

Earlier this month, General McLane High School junior Alex Lofgren was presented a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Citation by Representative Ryan Bizzarro. The citation was given at the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Squadron 502‘s annual banquet in honor of his recent achievements with CAP, the official auxiliary of the United States Air […]

 
McKean 2nd graders read over 940 books in a month

McKean 2nd graders read over 940 books in a month

23. According to the Scholastic’s Kids and Family Reading Report, that’s the average number of books that kids ages 6–17  read over the past year. McKean Elementary’s second graders read 946 books in just one month! The first annual ‘Blizzard of Books’ reading Contest took place through January. Hosted by McKean’s second grade teachers, […]

 
Retired Wildlife Biologist visits McKean students

Retired Wildlife Biologist visits McKean students

Retired wildlife biologist Brad Nelson came to McKean Elementary School on Thursday to teach fourth graders about environmental health. He provided the elementary students with a wealth of information on protecting the environment, different animals and animal habitats. Nelson worked for the  United States Forest Service and many state parks around the country, […]

 
Learning By Design Challenge at JWPMS

Learning By Design Challenge at JWPMS

  James W. Parker Middle School seventh graders celebrated their Makerspace work this week. Their work was part of a Learning by Design Challenge. This takes places in the middle school art program and challenges students to invent, create and engineer a piece of art from the available recycle materials with minimal […]

 
Candy Grams returns to MS

Candy Grams returns to MS

Candy Grams returned to James W. Parker Middle School this week! Students sold the Candy Grams during lunch. All staff and students in the building had the opportunity to purchase a Candy Gram (M&M) for $1.00 to be delivered to anyone within the building at the end of the school day. This […]