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Education briefs 3-25-18

Education briefs 3-25-18
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Act 80 Day slated

There will be no school for students in the Albert Gallatin Area School District on March 29. Teachers will report for a full day to participate in professional development activities.

In addition, there will be a one-hour early dismissal March 28. Schools will be closed for Easter break March 30 and April 2. Schools will be back in session April 3.

Conference scheduled

California University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Counselor Education and Master of Social Work program will offer a free professional development conference for counselors, psychologists and social workers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 in the university’s Convocation Center. Topics of the conference include ethics and sex addiction training. The conference is approved for continuing education units by the National Board for Certified Counselors Inc. To register, contact Cal U HRSA program coordinator Molly Jenkins at jenkins_m@calu.edu or 724-938-4163. The deadline to register is March 30.

Parent-teacher days

Uniontown Area School District will hold parent-teacher conferences for students in all grades on the afternoon of April 6. Students will report to school at the regular time. Lunches will be served prior to early dismissal in all buildings. The dismissal times will be as follows:

n Elementary — Benjamin Franklin, 12:05 p.m.; Lafayette, 12:05 p.m.; Franklin, 12:15 p.m.; Menallen, 12:15 p.m.; Marclay, 12:30 p.m.; Wharton, 12:30 p.m.

n Secondary — A.J. McMullen, 12:15 p.m.; Benjamin Franklin (grades 6-8), 11:20 a.m.; Lafayette Middle, 11:20 a.m.; Uniontown Area High School, 11:30 a.m.

Camp slated

Waynesburg University will offer its annual Crime Scene Investigation Camp for current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The camp will run June 17-22. The camp offers students the opportunity to learn from professionals in the field, such as officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; the Pennsylvania State Police; and the Allegheny County Coroner’s Office. Camp sessions will include crime scene processing, forensic drug analysis, fundamentals of fingerprinting and bloodstain pattern analysis, among other subject-specific activities. The deadline for registration is May 7. The fee is $500, which includes meals, housing and materials for the week. Scholarships are available to help defray the full registration cost for participants who register by April 9. To register, visit online at www.waynesburg.edu/csi-camp. For more information, contact admissions counselor Bob Barnhart at rdbarnha@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3346.

Accepting applications

The Greene County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for two new scholarships established in the memory of the late Dr. Nancy I. Davis.

The Dr. Nancy I. Davis Memorial Leadership Scholarship is open to residing Greene County students who are enrolled in or have been accepted into a college or university undergraduate or graduate program.

The Dr. Nancy I. Davis Memorial Scholarship for Educational Support was established to aid teachers on a particular project or need that will enrich the learning experience in the classroom.

Applications may be obtained online at www.greenechamber.org. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 724-627-5926 or info@greenechamber.org. The deadline to apply is April 13.

AG registration

Albert Gallatin Area School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the following locations: Friendship Hill Elementary, April 30; Masontown Elementary, May 1; Smithfield Elementary, May 2; A.L. Wilson Elementary, May 3; and George J. Plava Elementary, May 4.

To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 31, 2018. At registration, parents must present their child’s official state birth certificate, residency verification and immunization record. Children will be given a vision, speech and kindergarten screening test. Children moving into the district should also register for school at this time. Packets will be available at each elementary school prior to registration. All questions should be referred to your local school.

LH registration

Laurel Highlands School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year from 9-11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. at the following locations: Marshall Elementary, April 30; Hutchinson Elementary, May 1; Clark Elementary, May 2; and Hatfield Elementary, May 3.

To be registered, children must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 31, 2018. At registration, parents must present the child’s proof of age, immunization record and proof of residency. All students will complete a pre-kindergarten benchmark screening, hearing test and vision test. In case of a scheduling conflict, contact the building principal.

Uniontown HOF induction

The Uniontown Area High School Academics, Arts and Athletics Hall of Fame will hold the induction of its sixth class Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The full program with additional details will be announced in July. The hall of fame committee is currently seeking nominations. To nominate an individual or team, contact Tony Mercadante at 724-430-0662 or 301-643-1499. Nomination forms can also be obtained online at www.uhshalloffame.org.

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