PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Conservation District recently awarded two $500 environmental education grants to Wallenpaupack and Delaware Valley School districts for projects to be completed this school year. Wallenpaupack Middle School will be using the funds to purchase supplies for their student garden project. Dingman-Delaware Elementary School will construct a shade structure to add to their outdoor classroom. Read more
MILFORD, PA — A free workshop for educators in the tri-state region is being offered on October 17 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (lunch provided) at Grey Towers National Historic Site. Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) GreenSchools! inspires teachers and students to take responsibility for improving the environment at their schools, homes and in their communities. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — The Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of Port Jervis recently gave 14 scholarships to former Port Jervis High School and Delaware Valley High School students who are now in their freshmen year of college. The total amount of scholarships awarded this year was $21,000. Each student received a $1,500 scholarship. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The American Red Cross NEPA Region will present The Pillow Case Project to fifth graders at the Delaware Valley Elementary School on Friday, September 26. There will be three programs running simultaneously from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Pillow Case Project is a nationwide pilot program with a vision of teaching kids to be prepared for any disaster. It is sponsored by Disney. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello Central School District (CSD) will host a free back-to-school barbeque on Saturday, September 27 at 1 p.m. at de Hoyos Memorial Park to launch Parent University, a district-wide initiative designed to enhance student achievement through the support of family and community. All Monticello students and their families are invited to attend. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Freedom Lodge 88 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows recently awarded the Howard L. Goodenough Jr. Memorial Scholarship to three local graduates planning to attend college to further their education. Seen here are lodge members Forrest Goodenough, left, Paul Lautenschlager and Steven Martin; award recipients Haylee Goodenough, Kristen Schmale and Jocilyn Martin; Lodge Members Mike Kinzinger, Bert Terysen and Kevin Burke.
HONESDALE, PA — Western Wayne High School student Sarah Bifano donated a check for $536 to the Wayne County Public Library after completing her senior project, a requirement for graduating seniors in Wayne County. Bifano’s project was to raise funds for the library, which she did by holding two yard sales and selling books at Waystock, a popular community event in Waymart. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Community leaders, parents, teachers and administrators attended a roundtable discussion regarding parent engagement at the George L. Cooke Elementary School in Monticello on Monday, July 21. New York State Education Department (NYSED) Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and Board of Regents member Josephine Finn facilitated the discussion. Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther was also in attendance. The discussion explored how school districts, community organizations and parents can work together to help close the achievement gap among students. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference on June 29 to July 2. Attendees participated in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Central High School Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50th class reunion on October 24 to 26. Three days of sharing time together and visiting interesting locations will be included as part of the weekend agenda. Classmates are asked to call Ellen Noecker at 845/292-5410.