UPDATE – Reid Elementary Lockdown – 04/15/14

April 15, 2014 in News, Updates by Zorbaugh Jody

This message is a follow-up to the District’s School Messenger announcements that were sent earlier this afternoon regarding a lockdown at Reid Elementary School and a delay in the elementary bus schedule.  Shortly before dismissal at Reid Elementary School, the District was notified of a situation involving domestic violence between two Reid Elementary School parents that occurred in the community.  Police advised that a lockdown of the building was warranted due to concerns of a potential incident between the two parents during dismissal as one parent was at the school building and there were reports that the other parent was on or near the campus.  The first School Messenger was sent to notify all District parents that a lockdown was in process at Reid Elementary School.  Approximately five minutes later the District was notified that the other parent was apprehended by police as his vehicle entered the front entrance to the District campus.  Once the District confirmed that the individual had been taken into police custody, the lockdown order for Reid Elementary School was lifted and a second School Messenger was sent to all District parents that dismissal would proceed in the normal fashion.  The first message had not completed its cycle and was canceled before it was received by all parents so that the second message could be sent immediately.  Your understanding is appreciated as the District responded to this situation with the safety of students and staff as its primary concern.

Follow-up to Reid Elementary School Lockdown

April 15, 2014 in News by John Brougher

The following message was sent to all parents via email through the district’s SchoolMessenger system.

This message is a follow-up to the District’s School Messenger announcements that were sent earlier this afternoon regarding a lockdown at Reid Elementary School and a delay in the elementary bus schedule. Shortly before dismissal at Reid Elementary School, the District was notified of a situation involving domestic violence between two Reid Elementary School parents that occurred in the community. Police advised that a lockdown of the building was warranted due to concerns of a potential incident between the two parents during dismissal as one parent was at the school building and there were reports that the other parent was on or near the campus. The first School Messenger was sent to notify all District parents that a lockdown was in process at Reid Elementary School. Approximately five minutes later the District was notified that the other parent was apprehended by police as his vehicle entered the front entrance to the District campus. Once the District confirmed that the individual had been taken into police custody, the lockdown order for Reid Elementary School was lifted and a second School Messenger was sent to all District parents that dismissal would proceed in the normal fashion. The first message had not completed its cycle and was canceled before it was received by all parents so that the second message could be sent immediately. Your understanding is appreciated as the District responded to this situation with the safety of students and staff as its primary concern.

Athletics – REVISIONS for 4/15/14

April 15, 2014 in News by Zorbaugh Jody

All athletic events scheduled for April 15, 2014 have been cancelled due to weather. Please check the Sports Schedule Star site for details.

“Finding a Better Way” Behavioral Workshop

April 11, 2014 in News by Zorbaugh Jody

~ Are you a parent who is dealing with challenging behavior from your child?
~ Do you feel like you repeat the same pattern over and over but nothing ever changes?
~ Would you like to learn new behavioral intervention strategies to break out of the cycle and better understand your child?
~ Would you like to meet other parents dealing with the same issues?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, we would like to invite you to attend “Finding A Better Way for Moms and Dads.” This class is sponsored by Philhaven and taught by a trainer certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.

Who can attend? MASD parents of children age 15 and under
How much does it cost? FREE! FREE! FREE!
Where is it held? Fink Elementary School
What are the dates? The four-session workshop will be held on consecutive Wednesdays: April 16, 23, 30 and May 7.
What time do we meet? 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
What about dinner? A FREE dinner will be served from 6-6:30 p.m.
What do we do with our kids? FREE childcare will be provided.
How do we register? Contact either of the following individuals…
Rubina Azizdin, 717-673-3644, razizdin@philhaven.org
OR Marie Drazenovich, 717-948-3300 ext. 1008, mdrazenovich@raiderweb.org

Registration will be based on a first-come first-served basis.
Class size is limited to 20 so register NOW!

Alumni Spotlight

April 10, 2014 in Featured News, News by Zorbaugh Jody

Middletown Area High School alumnist, Taylor Barrett, was recently named a 2014 Goldwater Scholar from Rochester Institute of Technology. Ms. Barrett was valedictorian of Middletown Area High School’s Class of 2011. Taylor has also been accepted to participate in a research program at the University of California, Berkeley during the summer of 2014. Congratulations to Taylor for continuing her journey of academic excellence.

The complete article can be found here.

2014 Elementary Song Fest

April 10, 2014 in Featured News, News by Zorbaugh Jody

Middletown Area School District congratulates twelve students who were selected by audition to participate in the PMEA District 7 Elementary Song Fest. The vocalists have been rehearsing the following repertoire for the past three months: Quiet Sea, Shine on Me, Old Joe Clark, Kookaburra, This Little Light of Mine, Pani Angelicus, Cirandeiro, and Can You Hear Me? On Saturday, April 5, 2014, the 150 voice choir made up of the best elementary singers in Central PA met at Anville-Cleona High School to rehearse with Director Melissa Malvar-Keylock in preparation for their concert at 4:00 p.m. Ms. Malvar-Keylock is the Choral Community Liaison and Director of the Apprentice Program with The American Boychoir. She conducts the Semi-Tones and Graces Notes choirs of the Princeton Girlchoir and the Youth Ensemble and Treble Singers of the Princeton Area Homeschool Choir. Previously, Mrs. Malvar worked with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and taught public and private school choir and AP Music Theory. She serves on the state board of the New Jersey Choral Director’s Association as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Children’s and Youth Choirs.

Congratulations to these young vocalists and their music teachers, Mr. Michael Checco and Mrs. Mary Checco.

Pictured left to right: Brock Welsh, Nate McGlone, Jayden Benner, Serina Gurm, Nieves Kohout, Abigail Grimland, Caroline Shiery, Emily Parker, Jenna Alford, Erin Brown, Katelyn Miller

 

Fink Elementary School
Erin Brown, grade 5, daughter of Keith and Heather Brown of Middletown
Emily Parker, grade 4, daughter of Robert and Cristi Parker of Middletown
Katelyn Miller grade 5, daughter of Sam Miller of Dalmatia and Brandy Woodward of Middletown
Caroline Shiery, grade 4, daughter of Jon and Melissa Shiery of Middletown

Kunkel Elementary School
Jenna Alford, grade 5, daughter of Edwin and Joann Alford of Middletown
Abigail Grimland, grade 5, daughter of Lori Grimland of Middletown
Serina Gurm, grade 5, daughter of Baldev and Salinder Gurm of Middletown

Reid Elementary School
Jayden Benner, grade 5, son of Michael and Amy Benner of Middletown
Nieves Kohout, grade 5, daughter of Jerry and Danell Kohout of Middletown
Nate McGlone, grade 5, son of Brendan and Jenna McGlone of Middletown
Brock Welsh, grade 5, son of Kevin and Jessica Welsh of Middletown

Baseball – REVISION for 04/12/14

April 9, 2014 in News, Updates by Zorbaugh Jody

Please see the MASD Sports Schedule Star site for a change in schedule.

Athletics – REVISIONS for 04/08/14

April 8, 2014 in News, Updates by Zorbaugh Jody

Due to field conditions, the baseball games versus Bishop McDevitt scheduled for April 8, 2014 have been postponed to April 11, 2014. Varsity @ 4:15 at Middletown and JV @ 4:15 at McDevitt.

Due to field conditions, the softball teams will be traveling to Bishop McDevitt for today’s games. Varsity will begin at 4:15 and JV will follow.

Track Meet – REVISION

April 7, 2014 in News, Updates by Zorbaugh Jody

The track meet at East Penn originally scheduled for April 24, 2014 has been rescheduled for April 23, 2014.

School Calendar Reminder

April 7, 2014 in Featured News, News by Zorbaugh Jody

As indicated on the 2013-2014 Middletown Area School District calendar, Thursday, April 17, 2014, Monday, April 21, 2014, and Friday, June 6, 2014 are listed as Snow Make-up Days.

Due to the use of snow days this year:

School will now be in session on April 17, 2014 and April 21, 2014.

School will be CLOSED on Friday, April 18, 2014 for Spring Recess.

School will be in session on Friday, June 6, 2014. June 6 will be the last day of school for students.

What’s Happening in April

April 7, 2014 in Featured News, News by Zorbaugh Jody

PSSA testing continues throughout the month of April. Please refer to the PSSA page for individual school schedules.

April 3, 2014
End of Third Marking Period

April 9, 2014
Reid Reader’s Theatre @ 7:00 p.m. ~ Grades 3-5, Sleeping Beauty

April 10, 2014
Report Cards Issued
Social Services Fair, 4:30-6:30 p.m. @ Fink
Spring Elementary Band Informance, 7:00 p.m. @ MAMS

April 11, 2014
Reid Reader’s Theatre @ 7:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-2, Stella Luna

April 16, 2014
Reid Spring pictures

April 17, 2014
Snow Make-up Day – SCHOOL IN SESSION

April 18, 2014
Spring Recess – NO SCHOOL

April 21, 2014
Snow Make-up Day – SCHOOL IN SESSION

April 21-25, 2014
Kunkel Book Fair Week – Parent Night, April 22, 5-7:00 p.m.

April 25, 2014
Reid Unity Day
Reid PTO Silent Auction/Talent Show

April 28, 2014
School Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Social Services Fair

April 7, 2014 in Featured News, News by Zorbaugh Jody

Athletics – REVISIONS for 4/7/14

April 7, 2014 in News, Updates by Zorbaugh Jody

Due to inclement weather, ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS ARE CANCELLED FOR MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014.

The JH soccer game has been rescheduled for Monday, April 14, 2014.

The Varsity baseball game has been rescheduled for April 21, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. at Shippensburg High School.

Census Forms Mailed

April 4, 2014 in News, Updates by Zorbaugh Jody

The Middletown Area School District census forms have been mailed. Upon receipt of your census, please read it carefully to verify your information.

  • If no changes are required, please follow the instructions on the form to confirm your information online.
  • If changes are required, please update the form and return it in the envelope provided.

If you have any questions regarding the school district census, please contact Dion Mumma at 717-948-3300 ext. 3010 or Terri Rushow at 717-948-3300 ext. 1019.

Thank you for your assistance.

Athletic REVISIONS – 04/03/14

April 3, 2014 in News, Updates by Zorbaugh Jody

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Varsity Baseball game will be played at HOME @ 4:15 p.m.

The JV Baseball game will be AWAY at Fisher Park Teener Field (directions below).
JV players will be dismissed at 1:45 p.m.

Fisher Park Teener Field: 2000 Fisher Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
From US Route 15 South, take Exit for PA Route 114/Bowmansdale
At bottom of ramp, turn right onto Route 114
At next light, turn left onto Old Gettysburg Pike
Go about 1/2 mile and turn right onto Fisher Road
Go approximately 1/4 mile and turn left onto Fisher Park
Teener Field is at the end of the park that has the pavilion.