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Jones named Teacher of the Year

 

jonesphoto11 5 14Submitted photo -- Fink Elementary School teacher Gail Jones, named Middletown Area School District’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, with some of her students.

 

Fink Elementary School teacher Gail Jones has been named the 2014 Teacher of the Year for Middletown Area School District by her fellow teachers.

 

Jones, a Grade 4 teacher, started with Middletown in 2001. She taught Grade 5 at Fink for seven years before moving to Reid Elementary School to teach Grade 5  for five years. She returned to Fink in 2013.

 

Jones effectively uses best practices in the classroom every day through differentiation, finds ways to meet individual student needs and implements strategies that she learned from Learning Focus Schools, a program in which Jones trained other district staff, according to the district’s Web site.

 

Outside the classroom, Jones has been involved in extracurricular activities such as Readers’ Theater, Summer School and the after-school tutoring program.

 

She has also served as a Grade Level Chair, Department Level Chair, Building Technology Specialist, mentor to new hires and a cooperating teacher for student teachers.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:09

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Death becomes MAHS actors in fall play

 

castphoto11 12 14Press and Journal Photo by Eric Wise -- The cast of Middletown Area High School's fall play, "Is There a Doctor in the House?"

 

Middletown Area High School will present its fall play, the murder mystery “Is There a Doctor in the House?’’ at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15 at the school.

 

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 22:53

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MAHS announces honor roll: 11/12/14

 

 Middletown Area Middle School has announced its Distinguished Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the first marking period.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 22:36

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MAHS to hold 'Raiders Run for a Cure'

 

If you like to run – or just walk – here’s how to turn your fleet feet into cash to support a good cause.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, a 5-kilometer “Raiders Run for a Cure” to raise money for the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital will be held at Middletown Area High School. The event will also include a Mile Fun Run.

All proceeds from both events will go toward the Middletown Area High School Mini-THON, which benefits the Four Diamonds Fund at the children’s hospital.

The 5K will start at the high school at 8:30 a.m. Walkers will start at 8:45 a.m.

The Mile Fun Run will start at the high school track at about 9:30 a.m. All students who take part in the Fun Run will get medals and goody bags.

You can register now online by going to raiderweb.org or register the day of the event.

The Mini-THON is a smaller version of Penn State’s THON, which also supports the Four Diamonds Fund. Considered the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, THON has raised more than $114 million since 1977.

Middletown Area’s Mini-THON raised $16,720 last May.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 21:45

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A science class on the water

 

groupphoto11 5 14Submitted photo -- Middletown Area Middle School students and their teachers, above, spent a day canoeing the Susquehanna River and Swatara Creek.

 

Some things you just can’t learn from a book.

 

A group of Middletown Area Middle School students spent the day canoeing on the Susquehanna River and Swatara Creek on Tuesday, Oct. 28 to explore firsthand how these local waterways affect the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

 
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 21:25

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