The Lancer Life Blog captures the life and pride of a General McLane student behind school doors. This District-wide Blog is a chronicle of news and events, as well as a platform to showcase the achievements and accomplishments of students, faculty and staff within this District. For story ideas, please e-mail Marissa Orbanek at marissaorbanek@generalmclane.org.
 

Open Houses Begin at GMSD

Posted on September 7, 2017

General McLane School District started its Open House lineup with James W. Parker Middle School on Wednesday night.

Open houses are designed to introduce parents to their child(ren)’s classes, teachers and schedule. There was also a booth teaching parents how to use Schoology and a booth introducing parents to PTSA. The night ended with a social in the cafeteria. JWPMS 8th Grade Advisors volunteered in the evening to escort parents around the building.

Open houses continue throughout the month. The schedule is below:
 General McLane High School | Tuesday, Sept. 12
McKean Elementary School | Thursday, Sept. 14
Edinboro Elementary School | Tuesday, Sept. 26

 

 
 

First Day of School Video

Posted on September 7, 2017

 
 

Introducing District Mental Health Liaison Mr. Tyree

Posted on September 5, 2017

General McLane School District welcomes twelve new teachers and ten new employees to the District this year. Throughout the week, we will be introducing many of them!

Mr. Jeff Tyree is the District’s new Mental Health Liaison. A graduate of Ringgold High School (Monongahela, PA), Mr. Tyree has served as a mental health professional for 16 years. He previously worked with the district for three years as a Mental Health Liaison through the Achievement Center. Prior to that, Mr. Tyree held various positions within the Achievement Center, Stairways Behavioral Health and Safe Harbor Behavioral Health. He graduated from Edinboro University with his Bachelor’s in Speech Communication and earned two Master’s in Sociology and School Counseling from Edinboro University. Mr. Tyree is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

A big sports fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and L.A. Lakers, Mr. Tyree enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids.  He previously served as a Track Coach at Central Tech and volunteers with General McLane’s Boys Basketball program.

His Motto: “Surround yourself with good people and be better today than you were yesterday.”

General McLane welcomes Mr. Tyree to the District!

Up Next: School Resource Officer Jose Montes!

 
 

Introducing JWPMS’ Mrs. McCollum

Posted on September 1, 2017

General McLane School District welcomes twelve new teachers and ten new employees to the District this year. Throughout the week, we will be introducing many of them!

Mrs. Julia McCollum will be a music teacher at James W. Parker Middle School. She has served two years as a Choral Director, Band Instructor and General Music Educator at Roosevelt Middle School. McCollum has participated in various professional development opportunities and organizations. She earned her Bachelor’s in Music Education with Magna Cum Laude honors from Edinboro University, where she served as a Peer Advisor.

General McLane welcomes Mrs. McCollum to the District!

Up Next: GMSD’s Mr. Tyree! 

 
 

Introducing McKean’s Mrs. Erdman!

Posted on September 1, 2017

General McLane School District welcomes twelve new teachers and ten new employees to the District this year. Throughout the week, we will be introducing many of them!

Brianna Erdman will be a part-time music teacher at McKean Elementary School. She taught music at St. Thomas Elementary School and Corry Alliance Academy. Erdman has also served as a vocal coach at Union City High School, an assistant marching band director for Corry Area School District and the Director of Liturgical Music for her church.  She graduated from Mercyhurst University with her Bachelor’s in Music Education.

Mrs. Erdman lives in Corry with her husband and their one-year-old daughter.

Fun fact: She has played softball for as long as she can remember and continues to play in leagues now!

“This year I am most looking forward to being part of the General McLane community and inspiring the students to better themselves,” Erdman said.

General McLane welcomes Mrs. Erdman to the District!

Up Next: JWPMS’ Mrs. McCollum

 
 

First day back, and Lancers were back to work!

Posted on August 30, 2017

Students in Mrs. Scaletta’s AP Calculus BC class worked on an Engineering Design and Build Challenge.

AP Calculus BC is an advanced placement, elective course designed to allow students to explore differential equations, hyperbolic functions, advanced techniques of integration, infinite series, complex implicit relations and their applications, parametric functions, and polar equations.

 
 

5th Grade Scavenger Hunt

Posted on August 30, 2017


Yesterday, JWPMS had the entire 5th grade participate in a Scavenger Hunt.

To participate, students needed to introduce themselves to someone they didn’t know and ask them a question to complete their scavenger hunt. This was a great opportunity to bring the entire class together to become acquainted with their peers.

Students  finished the activity with a popsicle!

 
 

Introducing GMHS’ Mr. Stuyvesant!

Posted on August 28, 2017

General McLane School District welcomes twelve new teachers and ten new employees to the District this year. Throughout the week, we will be introducing many of them!

Tyler Stuyvesant will be the Facilitator and Instructor of STEM Education for General McLane High School. Prior to coming to General McLane, Stuyvesant taught Technical Education at McDowell, film-making in Hawaii and STEM in Connecticut. Stuyvesant was the director of a Photography Indy feature film and is a professional cinematographer. He graduated with his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Film ad Video production and his Educational Certification in Art and Technical Education from Edinboro University.

General McLane welcomes Mr. Stuyvesant to the District!

Up Next: McKean’s Mrs. Erdman

 
 

Introducing JWPMS’ Mrs. Spencer!

Posted on August 28, 2017

General McLane School District welcomes twelve new teachers and ten new employees to the District this year. Throughout the week, we will be introducing many of them!

Mrs. Katy Spencer will be a Learning Support Teacher at James W. Parker Middle School. Spencer has served as a Learning Support at Union City Area Middle/ High School for 11 years, as well as one year as a Literacy Coach / Reading Specialist.  At Union City, Spencer took on the role as the Special Education Department Head for seven years and served on the Restructuring Committee for the District-wide Literacy Initiative. Spencer graduated Summa Cum Laude from Edinboro University with her Bachelor’s in Education and her Master’s Degree in Reading.

Spencer and her husband, Sean,  have three children and reside in the countryside of the Cambridge Springs/Saegertown area. Spencer enjoys working outside (mowing the lawn, working in her flowerbeds, gardening), ATV riding, trapshooting with her husband at Saegertown Sportsman’s Club, and reading when she has time!

Spencer said she is looking forward figuring everything out this school year.

“I hope to make a difference in my students with making academic gains,” she added.

General McLane welcomes Mrs. Spencer to the District!

Up Next: GMHS’ Mr. Stuyvesant!

 
 

Introducing JWPMS’ Mrs. Mischler!

Posted on August 25, 2017

General McLane School District welcomes twelve new teachers and ten new employees to the District this year. Throughout the week, we will be introducing many of them!

Mrs. Melanie Mischler will be teaching 8th grade Language Arts at James W. Parker Middle School. This past school year, Mischler worked as a part-time sixth grade teacher at James W. Parker Middle School and a library aide at General McLane High School. Mischler has previously held long-term substitute assignments within the District and has also taught middle and high school students in Virginia and Philadelphia. She also taught and lived in Kenya for two years. She holds a number of certifications, including English, Reading Specialist, Library, Elementary and Mid-Level English and Language Arts. Mischler graduated with her Bachelor’s from Cairn University and received her Master’s in Reading from Edinboro University.

Mrs. Mischler has four kids in the school district.

“I love the GM school district and am so excited to be working here full time,” said Mischler, who added that she is not related to Coach Mischler (of Cathedral Prep fame). She often gets that question a lot!

General McLane welcomes Mrs. Mischler to the District!

Up Next: JWPMS’ Mrs. Spencer

 
 
 
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