Monday, May 7, 2012
2012's Imagination Celebration, showcasing students' artwork, musical talent and/or creation, will be held Friday and Saturday at Peters Township High School.
Celebrate the arts and music as Peters Township School District’s Imagination Celebration returns this weekend. District officials say much has been planned and it's better than ever. The event, benefitting the district’s fine art and music programs, gives students an opportunity to showcase their talents, and mingle with friends and families in an effort to celebrate their accomplishments and each other. “This event has students’ work from all grades represented,” said Donna Fox, orchestra teacher, musical director, music department facilitator and event co-coordinator. The event will be held Friday, May 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Peters Township High School—with a special concert at …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Bower Hill Elementary teacher David Karp was honored with the highest recognition bestowed by the National PTA Wednesday.
The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) honored a retiring Bower Hill Elementary teacher with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of service and dedication Wednesday. David Karp, a second-grade teacher, has served the Peters Township students and community for many years. He served as the staff liaison to the PTA and reports on events within the building at each of their monthly meetings, according to school district officials. In a letter addressed to Karp, written by PTA National President Betsy Landers, it was said his "commitment to passionately advocating for the education and well-being of children deserves acknowledgment." The award is the highest recognition bestowed by the National PTA. Bower Hill PTA President …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Two Peters Township students scored perfectly in a national language arts competition.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Two students from Peters Township have earned highest honors on recent WordMasters challenges. McMurray Elementary fifth-grader Julianna Chen and Bower Hill Elementary third-grader Bridgette Shock both earned a perfect score. Across the nation, these students were two of 224 fifth-graders and 83 third-graders to earn this distinction. WordMasters is a language arts competition that encourages critical thinking and vocabulary development. Students at McMurray were coached by teacher Elizabeth Clark. At Bower Hill, the students were coached by the third-grade teachers and enrichment facilitator Joe Bratetich. Way to go, girls!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Members from Washington Squadron 601 volunteered at Bower Hill Elementary's Family Fun and Fitness Night.
Local Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members from Washington Squadron 601 volunteered recently at Bower Hill Elementary’s Family Fun and Fitness Night. Cadets and senior members from area CAP squadrons organized activities in the form of a mini boot camp—designed to be both fun and educational for Bower Hill students. A variety of stations included landing model airplanes on a runway, physical fitness contests, drill and ceremony practice, and games timing how fast you could put on your uniform. “It’s great when we can work with the kids and help to promote Bower Hill’s Family Fun and Fitness Night,” said Lt. Nancy Parker. Lt. Parker is a teacher at Bower Hill Elementary and a Peters resident. She organizes her squadron's participation in the …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
The Clarks' lead vocalist Scott Blasey starred as the partridge in a pear tree at the elementary's annual holiday sing-a-long on Thursday.
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Saturday, December 24, 2011
On Thursday, students at Bower Hill Elementary took part in their annual holiday sing-a-long. The students sang holiday songs and were treated to a quick visit from Santa before he headed back to the North Pole for final Christmas preparations. Included among the songs was a special rendition of "Silent Night"—the students learned the song in sign language this year from music teachers Bob Tupper and Barb Viola. The sing-a-long ended with a Bower Hill tradition—the “12 Days of Christmas." Students sang while teachers and staff acted out the song. A special guest—lead singer Scott Blasey of The Clarks (and a Bower Hill parent)—took on the starring role of the partridge in a pear tree.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, more than 733 Bower Hill students read the same book as students across the country to raise awareness.
Friday, October 7, 2011
On Thursday, students at Bower Hill Elementary School took part in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign to promote literacy and early childhood education. Students across the country read the same book to raise awareness and for a chance at breaking last year’s world record for a shared reading experience of more than two million students. This year, guest readers were invited into the Bower Hill classrooms to read the children’s classic Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney to the students and set the Bower Hill tally at more than 733 students for the Read for the Record. This event is part of Bower Hill PTA’s annual Read-a-Thon, where students tally how many minutes they read over a 12-day period. Students earn medals …
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 …
Superintendent Nina Zetty said she hopes to work with school principals to develop a transportation plan for students with half days or early dismissals.
Concern over the possible loss of bus transportation for students attending parochial and private schools attracted a number of parents to the Peters Township School Board meeting Monday night in hopes of having the service continued. A letter sent out last week from the district’s transportation department told administrators that bus transportation would be discontinued this year, prompting a large gathering of parents who wished to express their concerns. Their concerns were answered before the public comment part of the meeting when Superintendent Nina Zetty said that all transportation for parochial and private school students would remain as it was in the 2010-2011 school year. The announcement was met with a round of applause among …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Single Sign-On is a new web feature, which allows parents to create a single account for all of their children in the Peters Township School District.
This summer, the Peters Township School District has implemented a new feature in PowerSchool called Single Sign-On—a tool where parents can create a single account for all of their children within the school system. This easy-to-use feature also allows parents to customize their user names and passwords, an email states. Before you get started, take note: Click here to access step-by-step instructions for creating your new account. If you need assistance, please contact the main office at 724-941-0913 x2406 or 2400. Helpful Hints: Usernames and passwords that were given to you for your child(ren) are case sensitive. Students at Bower Hill generally follow the conventions below: Students in 1st and 3rd grade: The first letter in all …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Vote once daily through Sept. 1 to help Bower Hill Elementary library win $10,000 in materials.
Lend your vote(s)! The Bower Hill Elementary library has an opportunity to win $10,000 in materials from the Follett Library Challenge. Voting is simple. The district advises residents to log in by clicking this link, then voting for the Bower Hill video. Anyone 21 or older can vote, and voting entries can be submitted once per day. Voting will continue through Sept. 1. The video with the most votes will win $10,000 in library materials. Note: The first time you vote you will have to sign in—it only takes a minute! Click the link above, or here, to vote now.