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E-Town Students To Learn Trade Skills As Pre-Apprentices

By DIANE M. BITTING This coming school year, 18 juniors and seniors at Elizabethtown Area High School will be able to participate in a new pre-apprenticeship partnership with the Keystone Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., learning such skills as carpentry, plumbing and heavy equipment operation. Likewise, three seniors will have the opportunity […]

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Bear Creek Principal Leaving; Two Schools Get Permanent Heads

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The current acting principals at East High and Mill Road elementary schools have been named to those positions permanently, while Bear Creek School’s principal is resigning to take a leadership position with the Palmyra Area School District. Kari Druckenmiller, at East High, and Michael Pericci, at Mill […]

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Elizabethtown Schools’ Budget Now Balanced

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The proposed budget for the Elizabethtown Area School District’s 2019-2020 school year now stands as essentially balanced, with revenues and expenses both at $65.58 million, including a 2.9% increase in real estate taxes. The Elizabethtown school board heard a budget update at its meeting on Tuesday, April […]

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EASD to Move Sixth Grade to Middle School

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board gave the go-ahead to proceed with plans to convert the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School into a space for sixth-graders followed by a renovation of Rheems Elementary School. With all members present, the board voted unanimously in favor of the […]

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Donegal School Crew to Stop Mowing Park in Marietta Borough

By NICOLE E. MATTHEWS Special to the Advocate The Donegal school board has voted to end a more than 50-year agreement with Marietta Borough to have the school district take care of mowing Marietta War Memorial Park. The agreement was made in 1967. Superintendent J. Michael Lausch said at the school board meeting on Thursday, […]

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E-Town Schools to Keep Busing for Child Care

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board and the district superintendent made some parents very happy by reversing a decision that would have limited bus transportation between child care centers and elementary schools in the Elizabethtown Area School District. During her budget presentation at school board’s workshop meeting on Tuesday, […]

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E-Town Schools Consider Moving 3rd, 6th Grades

In looking toward planned renovations in the Elizabethtown Area School District, the school board will consider renovating the mostly unused lower level of the middle school to house sixth-graders, who are currently at Bear Creek School. If the plan is approved, sixth-graders would move there in August 2021. Also, third-graders would move from the elementary […]

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Donegal Schools Push Innovative Methods

Presentations and videos on Donegal Intermediate School and Donegal High School using innovative approaches to teaching were given and shown to the Donegal school board of Directors at its monthly meeting. Clare Reich, principal of Donegal Intermediate School, shared about an innovative program there. “Two years ago, Dr. (J. Michael) Lausch challenged our leadership team […]

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30 EAHS Juniors to Get Help With Post-School Plans

Starting in February, 30 juniors at Elizabethtown Area High School will have the opportunity to take part in Attollo, a college access/leadership program for students who could use additional guidance in planning their post-high school lives. School staff have identified 41 students to apply for one of 30 spots in the rigorous program, which will meet twice a week […]

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E-Town Schools Starting Online Video Game Club

Elizabethtown Area High School students who are into online gaming will have a new outlet to pursue that pastime in the form of a high school “esports” club. Elizabethtown school board members heard about plans to get interested students involved in gaming through the North America Scholastic Esports Federation, whose mission is to provide opportunities for students to use esports to acquire […]

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