Posts tagged students

Facebook’s ‘We are Millcreek’ website welcome

   October 28, 2013 7:31 am    1

It’s good news for the Millcreek School District. And we need that. All good news. All the time. Speech, debate, communications, fund-raising, sports and activity news are all front and center. Click here to visit the “We are Millcreek” Facebook page. You’ll see that the McDowell Girls Cross Country team won the District 10 AAA title led by…


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Yo ho ho! Talk Like a Pirate Day is Tharrsday

   September 16, 2013 6:21 am    0

Arr! I watched “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” on Disney Junior with granddaughter little Miss Mia Parker yesterday, and it reminded me that International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up on Thursday — Septembarr 19. You can talk Pirate on Facebook right now if you change your language status in your account settings to English pirate…


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Coming up — Take your kids to work day

   April 15, 2013 6:32 am    0

Thursday, April 25 marks the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day. In 1993, Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women started the idea as Take Our Daughters to Work Day. It included boys in 2003, according to Wikipedia.  I included boys long before that. I never felt it was fair that I…


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Wow — word of the week in Millcreek

   April 7, 2013 8:09 am    0

Erica Erwin’s story in today’s Erie Times-News delves into the Millcreek Township School District’s $8.8 million deficit for the 2013-2014 school year. Acting Superintendent William Hall announced the bad news last week. He mentioned he had a “wow” moment when he discovered the budget deficit in November. That was November, folks. In another report, a…


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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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Zippity do da — Avis buys Zipcar — an hourly rental biz

   January 5, 2013 7:28 am    0

In an Associated Press story, AVIS  (they try harder, remember that from old advertising jingles?) bought Zipcar — a car sharing business that went public in 2011 and hit profitability last year.  The 12-year-old Zipcar company made out big in the $491.2 million deal. Here’s the full story If you have a relative who lives in…


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If you buy it, kids will learn

   January 3, 2013 1:44 pm    0

A recent article that circulated on the Internet detailed how kids in Ethiopia, who had never seen electronic devices, managed to pick up a tablet and learn. This is no surprise to anyone who has kids. Here’s the full article from Spiegel online international. Give a kid a phone, and they will find a way…


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College student fends off stalker parents

   December 29, 2012 9:14 am    0

ABC News, the New York Times, Huffington Post, the Cincinnati Enquirer and a host of international media outlets are following a story out of Ohio about a parent/child relationship that has gone over the parental cliff.  See the footage here. It’s about Aubrey Ireland, a 21-year-old dean’s list college senior who has a restraining order against her…


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What to tell our kids when tragedy strikes

   December 15, 2012 7:36 am    0

A lump has been in my throat for 22 hours now. My kids are all in their 20s, but we’ve lived through many horrors including Virginia Tech and Columbine. Here’s some good advice from the Idaho Evening Journal. As moms and dads, we must listen and pay attention to what our kids need to discuss,…


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Nya Meyer wins ‘Girls Mean Business’ award

   December 9, 2012 2:47 pm    0

Tweens and teens pitched their business plans in 90-second videos to earn $250 in start-up help, and the winner was announced at Girls World Expo on Sunday, Dec. 2. Congratulations, Nya Meyer! A panel of faculty members and alumni of Penn State Behrend’s Sam and Irene Black School of Business selected Nya Meyer’s idea for…


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