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FAREWELL, MAHS: Final tours of high school scheduled for spring

webtour2 10 16Alumni tour the cafeteria at Middletown Area High School during Homecoming week in October. The school is scheduled to be demolished to make way for a new school that's under construction nearby.

Want one final tour of Middletown Area High School before it is demolished this summer?

The Middletown Area High School Alumni Association is offering two more tours – in May – to give alumni and community residents a chance to relive school memories and take one last glimpse, according to a post on its Facebook page.

The tours will be held:

Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon

Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to noon

The association previously offered tours of the school during Homecoming week in October.

The school will be replaced by a new school under construction nearby on the Lower Swatara Twp. campus.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2016 12:37

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They have the write stuff

 poetryphoto1 20 16 SLIDESubmitted photo -- The winners of the Londonderry Elementary School Poetry Contest are, from left, Lily Ditty, fifth-grade winner; Paige Adelman, fifth-grade honorable mention; Haley Jones, fourth-grade winner; Anakyn Tingler, fourth-grade honorable mention; Samantha Gallick, third-grade winner; and Virginia Huntzinger, third-grade honorable mention.

Londonderry students win school’s Poetry Contest

Three students won the 2015-16 Poetry Contest at Londonderry Elementary School, earning a cash prize for their work.

Lily Ditty won the fifth-grade competition, with Paige Adelman earning honorable mention; Haley Jones won the fourth-grade competition, with Anakyn Tingler earning honorable mention; and Samantha Gallick won the third-grade competition, with Virginia Huntzinger earning honorable mention.

The students were honored at Londonderry Lionettes’ January meeting, where they received their prize and a certificate.


 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 16:24

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FUNDING OUR SCHOOLS: Middletown Area considers nonprofit foundation to raise money

committeephoto1 13 16WEBPress And Journal Photo by Dan Miller -- Discussing the creation of a Middletown Area School District foundation are, clockwise from right, Superintendent Lori Suski and Middletown Area School Board members Linda Mehaffie, Chris Lupp, Mike Corradi, Melvin Fager and Newton Davis.




A new nonprofit foundation to benefit students in the Middletown Area School District could be up and running by August, but a lot of work has to be done between now and then.

A proposed name – the Middletown Blue Raider Foundation – and a mission statement were among the boxes checked on Wednesday, Jan. 6, during the first meeting of an ad hoc committee that the Middletown Area School Board has formed to create a foundation.

The foundation would raise donations to support projects and programs that benefit students – things the school board cannot afford to fund through the traditional budget process.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 15:38

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