3/3/14 Regular Meeting/Work Session Minutes Page 2 of 7
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS AND SCHEDULED SPEAKERS
Dr. Smith welcomed Mr. Brian Foster, Mayor Bradley Miller, and Chief Dowell from Hummelstown Borough, as well as Maria Miller who will be joining the district. She then introduced Ivan Hrabric to speak about the hybrid learning classroom at Nye Elementary School, stating she appreciates his innovativeness and willingness to take on what is an extremely energetic program for any one teacher to take on singularly. Ivan stated he has had the privilege to be the pilot program for the hybrid system and it has been a very exciting year so far. Explaining hybrid education is a blend of technology driven learning and traditional learning, he showed pictures of his classroom while explaining the different learning environments. He shared the rewards and challenges he encountered as well as survey results from parents and students. He fielded questions from the board. In response to one question, Dr. Smith added the district does plan to expand this program slowly, at a pace that is successful. The board thanked Ivan for thinking outside the box and for his show of passion for education.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Mr. Hazen reported:
This year’s musical, Singin’ in the Rain features a cast of close to 60
performers and another 20-plus students in stage crew, lights, sound and in the
pit orchestra. It’
s shaping up to be a great show. On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, t
hey will perform for our community’s senior citizens and our sixt
h-graders. That performance is preceded by a free breakfast served by the Volunteen Club. Also on Wednesday, about 65 students from the middle school will get a VIP tour of the show prior to curtain
they’ll meet the cast
and learn about make-up, lighting and everything that goes into putting on a show and then stay for the performance. The community is invited March 6, 7 and 8 for a 7:00 p.m. performance. The Falcon Foundation is hosting its annual dinner theatre as a fundraiser for both the show and the Foundation.
The MiniTHON will take place March 14-15. This fundraiser for the Four Diamonds Fund is a 12
hour event in which students must raise at least $60 to attend and they promise to sta
y on their feet for the entire event. It’s great fun for a great cause. Last year’
s event brought in $50,000.
South Hanover Elementary School held an elementary school MiniTHON on February 28 and they raised nearly $24,000.
East Hanover Elementary School is also holding a MiniTHON the afternoon
before the high school’s event. It’s their first time so we’ll wish them all the
best of luck.