During the months of January and February, the second, third, and fourth grade students at Macungie Elementary participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon. The students solved math problems and then asked family members, neighbors, etc. for donations for completing the problems. At the Tiger Time meeting on April 11, 2017, the students that raised the most money announced the total amount of money that the second, third, and fourth graders raised for St. Jude’s Hospital. This year, those students raised $6,002.00. Over the past ten years, the students have raised $25,874.00! Everyone at Macungie Elementary is so proud of the students for their fundraising efforts! Way-to-go, Tigers!
On April 13, 2017, the students in Mrs. Carrie Nawarynski’s third grade class practiced their measuring skills by catapulting blue PEEPs through the classroom and halls of Lincoln Elementary School. The students worked in pairs to carefully construct a catapult out of pencils, rubber bands, and a plastic spoon (the lever arm). Adjustments were made as needed so that the bowls of the spoons cleared the top of the crossbars. The last rubber band was added to provide the tension needed to move the lever arm. Then the birds began to fly! After each launch, the students measured and recorded the length of the flights. Finally, the students enjoyed eating a fresh blue peep as the class debriefed with Mrs. Nawarynski. Great job, students!
Emmaus High School German students have once again come in first place at the state competition for German at Penn State University. They competed against students from 19 other schools across the state in 6 categories: spelling, poetry recitation , poster design, movie making, trivia, and t-shirt slogan and design. This is their 5th win in six years.
Below are the students who placed in their individual categories. The large number of competing students requires that they have multiple competitions at the three different levels. That’s why there are multiple students winning 1st place in the same event. Read more…
Dr. Denise Torma, EPSD Assistant Superintendent, presented at this year’s National School Boards Association Conference that was held from March 24 to 27, 2017 in Denver, CO. Dr. Torma, along with Kurt Springs, Vice President of Regional Sales, PowerSchool, presented Redefining District ROI: Return on Value as the New Benchmark. The focus of this presentation was on the features of the East Penn School District Dashboard, namely Student Achievement, Budget and Finance, and Personnel and how data in these areas is transparent and available to the East Penn community and beyond.
This year’s NSBA conference was attended by 5600 attendees and 207 sessions were offered in the areas such as advocacy, innovations in district management, student achievement and accountability, and technology and learning solutions.
On April 3-5, 2017, 22 members of the Emmaus High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the annual State Leadership Conference in Hershey, PA. The students competed against over 4,000 students from schools across the state in a variety of business tasks including objective testing and presentation events. Our students once again represented Emmaus in a positive and professional manner and as a group came home with 4 top ten finishers. Pictured below are this year’s state winners: Read more…