District News

Towanda Jr. Sr. High School Medical Careers Club Tours Hershey Medical Center

The Medical Careers Club recently toured Hershey Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital. The members got to see a state-of-the-art facility that just opened in February 2013. The tour included seeing pediatric treatment rooms, a research department, and the emergency department. The students learned about all the various jobs it takes to run a hospital. They had time to interact with nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and educators that work at the hospital. The students spent a full day at the hospital, then went to Hershey’s Chocolate World and spent some time. They got to design and watch the making of their own candy bars.
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Explanation of Student Dismissal Procedures

Students/Parents are reminded that students are required to have written parental permission for school dismissals, and provide the office with proof of the appointment in order for the dismissal to be excused. Unexcused school dismissals are the same as unexcused absences and could result in truancy issues. Classes are not to be missed except for the following reasons: medical, dental, counseling, court and/or funeral. This is outlined in the student handbook on page 14 as follows:
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Health Fair Coming up on April 9

The wellness committee is sponsoring a health fair for the community; and especially for our school district students. The fair will be held at the high school (old gym) from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The committee has worked hard to provide several vendors for the “What Healthy Looks Like” fair. We will have live demonstrations going on at 30 minutes intervals, so be prepared to participate and have fun!
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Scholarship Challenge

Towanda’s Senior Scholarship Challenge team will compete Saturday, March 15 at noon in the Patterson Auditorium on the Guthrie Campus in Sayre, next to the Guthrie Hospital.
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High School PSSA Schedule

The Spring 2014 Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA) will be administered to Towanda Junior/Senior High School students during the months of March and April, 2014.
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Dr. Seuss Night

Superintendent of Schools Steven Gobble and Principal Pamela Hosterman display some of the free books that will be distributed to families as part of the Towanda School District's new summer reading program.

Photo courtesy of The Daily Review.
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