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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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E-Town Schools Consider Using Therapy Dogs

The Elizabethtown Area School District will consider implementing a therapy dog program for the 2019-20 school year. At its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18, the school board heard an overview from school nurse Brandon Aukamp, home and school visitor Jennifer Kenny and school counselor Amy Robinson. Therapy dogs “provide an immediate, tangible option to support […]

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EASD Commits to 3 More Years With Countywide Alternative High School

The Elizabethtown Area School District has approved a request by the Lancaster County Academy to commit for an additional three years starting July 1. The district will continue to purchase 10 seats per school year to the alternative school for students who struggle in a traditional school or who have dropped out. There will be […]

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E-Town School Board Accepts Resignation of Business Manager

The Elizabethtown Area School District is looking for a new business manager after accepting the resignation of George Longridge, which is effective Jan. 15. Longridge said after the Tuesday, Dec. 4, school board meeting that he has accepted a position with the Berks County Intermediate Unit as chief financial officer and chief operations officer. Longridge, […]

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E-Town Schools’ Food Sales Rise With Vendor

The food service vendor for the Elizabethtown Area School District had a loss of more than $110,000 in revenue for the 2017-18 school year — its first year operating here — but food sales and revenue have increased so far this year, representatives of the vendor told the school board. At their meeting on Tuesday, […]

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EASD Considers Financing Options for Construction

The Elizabethtown school board heard about the potential impact to the school district’s budget when it borrows funds for future renovation projects on both the elementary level and the high school/ middle school complex. At the board’s workshop meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, a presentation was made by Brad Remig of PFM Financial Advisors and […]

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K-3 School Principal Departure Causes Administrative Shake-Up

East High Elementary School Principal Amy Balsbaugh has tendered her resignation to accept a position with the Warwick School District. Pending the Warwick board’s approval, her last day will be Nov. 29. To fill that position for the reminder of the school year, the Elizabethtown school board approved the reassignment of other district administrators at […]

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Donegal School Board Votes to Hire Second Social Worker

The Donegal school board approved the hiring of a second social worker for the district. The board decided at its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, to hire a social worker in lieu of hiring another School Resource Officer, School Police Officer, School Security Guard or psychologist. The board had voted to hire a second SRO […]

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