Monday, January 28, 2013
Check out when back-to-school time will be next year.
Peters Township school directors this week approved the district’s 2013-14 calendar. The first day of class for students next school year will be Aug. 26. The last day of school for students will be June 5, with the district’s commencement ceremony to follow on June 6. Take a look at all the important dates by clicking on the attached PDF.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Share your child's back-to-school photos with Patch readers.
It's the first day back to school for Peters Township students! Seems like just yesterday I laid out my first-day attire and filled my new, colorful JanSport backpack with all of my favorite things—school supplies, including gel pens, pencils, notebooks and that infamous agenda. Times and trends may have changed, but having Mom not far behind on the walk to the bus stop most likely has not. Weeks before the start of school, I remember the days of waiting for the mailwoman to stop by with that much-anticipated homeroom card so we could all call our friends and exchange homeroom numbers. I always enjoyed the first day—meeting new teachers, new friends, seeing the old and familiar, and a fresh start. The feeling of returning to college, …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Peters Township School Board unanimously approved its end of the agreement with the township to contract a full-time officer for the 2012-13 school year.
Peters Township School Board met Monday for a special voting meeting where it unanimously approved its end of the agreement with Peters Township to contract a school resource officer (SRO) for the 2012-13 school year. Board members David Hvizdos and Thomas McMurray were absent. Board Vice President Lori Cuervo said she fully supports having an SRO and looks forward to it, however she expressed concern in job security for the full-time officer. According to the contract, it can extend year-to-year unless terminated by July 1. Cuervo questioned if the officer would be placed back into the police department if the contract was breached next year. Superintendent Nina Zetty said since it involves a union, she believes it is a seniority issue …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Nina Zetty, Ph.D., discusses the new school year, budget challenges, handling personal criticism and future goals for the Peters Township School District.
The new school year begins Aug. 29 for Peters Township students, and it has been a busy summer for the entire district and the central administration offices. The summer included the adoption of a new budget by the school board, which was balanced without more than $900,000 in state funds, causing the need to cut spending across the board. For the first time in history, the board will begin work on the budget for 2012-2013 this fall, in order to prepare for whatever action may be necessary to maintain quality educational programs, while again expecting additional funding cuts in the coming year, the staff said. Superintendent Nina Zetty, Ph.D. and her staff have been preparing for the new school year. In the high school, Lori Pavlik will …
School starts on Aug. 29 for Peters Township. Look out for school buses!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
School buses are returning to Pennsylvania roadways, prompting a reminder from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for motorists to watch out for buses and students headed to and from school. “With students distracted by the start of a new school year, it is all too easy for them to make a mistake and dart into traffic,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E. “So that everyone can make it safely to their destination, motorists are reminded to pay attention to students as they board and exit buses, and to obey traffic laws regarding school buses and school zones.” Motorists convicted of violating Pennsylvania’s school bus stopping law face a $250 fine, five points on their driving record and a 60-day license suspension. …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Discover how the educators at Bower Hill Elementary School get students and parents ready for the first day of kindergarten.
Sweaty palms. Racing heart. Nervous thoughts. Separation anxiety. Fear of the school bus. Insecurity about new rules and new authority figures. Uncontrollable sobbing. These are but a few of the physical and emotional responses commonly associated with a kindergartener’s first day of school. Sometimes it’s the kid who feels this way. More often, it’s the parent. We sat down with some of the administrators at Bower Hill Elementary School to find out how the school’s educators address these, and other, issues to help ease you and your child through the transition from preschool, daycare or homecare to kindergarten. School Counselor Fred Traumuller opened the discussion by saying, “One of the things I think we do very well here at Bower Hill …