Posts tagged Millcreek Township

‘Arthur’ author writes home to Millcreek Township

   April 22, 2013 11:01 am    0

In Kevin Cuneo’s column today, he writes that Marc Brown — famous Erieite who attended Millcreek schools and author of all the “Arthur” books and the PBS series — had written a letter to Erie friends to lobby the folks on the Millcreek Township School District board to retain arts in its curriculum. Kevin’s column is here. The letter…


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Pennsylvania school superintendents behaving badly

   January 31, 2013 6:43 am    0

In the wake of the personal, paid leave for Michael Golde … and all the silence surrounding the Millcreek’s School District board’s handling of this entire McDowell mess — oh and the mysterious $5 million transfer from a capital fund to an operating budget — a no-no someone had to sign off on, I found…


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Millcreek School District mulls in secrecy … again

   January 23, 2013 4:33 am    1

On Jan. 22, Sean McCracken reported that Millcreek Township School District Superintendent Michael Golde is on administrative leave for “personal reasons” since Jan. 18. No one is talking, and district employees said Golde’s leave might be discussed at the Millcreek School Board’s Jan. 28 meeting — 10 days after he left. Another mystery brews. Officials referred questions to Tim Sennett,…


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See 200 photos from McDowell homecoming parade

   October 3, 2012 5:55 am    1

Check out the photo gallery of 200 photos from the McDowell High School Homecoming parade and football game in Millcreek Township on Friday, Sept. 28. Injured McDowell senior quarterback Jarrett Koper appears in the photo at left with his date for homecoming. See all the teenagers and cute babies and tots in costume. There’s more…


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Congrats Stephanie Williams principal of the year

   October 1, 2012 6:58 am    0

She’s my neighbor and mom of one of my daughter’s high school pals. Stephanie Williams is more than a principal. She is principal of the year — a statewide recognition. Read Sean McCracken’s story here. “I think a principal needs to be both a curriculum leader and a building manager,” Williams said to McCracken. “And it…


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New McDowell stadium considers 6-lane track

   September 19, 2012 12:54 pm    0

Last month, amid a lot of hoopla, the Millcreek school board voted to spend $94 million on a new school complex. Plans are getting underway with scheduling construction. Read Sean McCracken’s complete coverage of the timeline here. The plan to knock down a high school and raise up a new athletic field is on deck, but…


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Good sports — teen athletes tackle Facebook, Twitter

   September 19, 2012 7:45 am    0

  Even if your son or daughter isn’t an athlete, you need to read this terrific story by John Dudley. It explores the importance of postings via text message, Facebook and Twitter. Kids need constant reminders that what they post can be seen, forwarded, copied and pasted all over the Internet. James Conner, a McDowell senior, and one…


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McDowell’s future — our kids are watching

   July 31, 2012 10:02 am    1

Last night’s Millcreek school board meeting brought in a crowd, and the vote is in. The plan is to demolish McDowell High School and merge with an enlarged McDowell Intermediate for a total cost of more than $110 million, but the story won’t end here. It’s the beginning of an event that will take years…


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Bob Boyd — one veteran watches over others

   July 26, 2012 6:22 am    0

U.S. Navy veteran Bob Boyd touched our family and hundreds of others this summer. Yesterday, he honored veterans, POWs and MIAs including my dad, Walter C. Strosser. A former prisoner of war during World War II, Dad was also Bob Boyd’s world cultures teacher at Tech Memorial High School. Bob graduated in 1966. He shared…


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Board weighs 3 options for new McDowell High School

   July 10, 2012 4:53 pm    0

Last night’s Millcreek school board meeting brought in a crowd to listen to  Stantec Architecture outline three basic options before the board, and thanks to Jim Martin of the Erie Times-News for summarizing them: – Renovate McDowell High School and McDowell Intermediate for a total cost of $98.9 million – Demolish McDowell High School for…


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