- __Girard’s Robotics team with their award winning robot to perform at Senior Citizens Day April 29, 2015
Girard’s Robotics Team and their award winning robot will be performing at the Girard Multi-Generational Center on Thursday, May 7, in the Multi-Generational Center’s gym. Robotics Team 379 has had a great year, winning the Buckeye Regional and capturing the Engineering Inspiration Award, which qualified them to compete at the World Championships.
The team also finished 2nd at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional, and won two safety awards and the Spirit Award. Following a Potluck Luncheon at noon, the students will take the stage to share their talents with us.
All members of the community are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided by the Girard Multi-Generational Center. The Nurse Annette, RN will be doing blood pressure screenings at the event.
Reservations are mandatory. For further information or to make your reservations by April 30th, call the center at 330-545-6596.
For more information contact Jackie Giuriceo at 330-545-6596.
- __West Branch Board of Education approves technology grants April 29, 2015
The West Branch Board of Education is pleased to announce the first winners of the West Branch Local Schools Innovative Technology Grant. The West Branch Board of Education received 11 applications for classroom innovation for students. A grant review team comprised of 4 teachers, one county consultant and two board members met to review the applications. The West Branch teachers again showed their dedication by writing their proposals. All applications were well done and the board dedicated over $45,000 to infuse new ideas into the district. The grant winners are:
Keven Buckley and the High School Science Department – Measure, Analyze, learn with Verner Equipment – $17,000
McKenzie Wallace – High School – Grade 9 Writing Lab = $12,000
Allyson Burkey – Damascus Elementary – Differentiating Instruction with Kindles – $1900
Annie Cushman and Amber Wilson – Damascus Elementary – Presentation and on-line Assessment laptop Cart - $12000
Bridgit Scofinsky – Damascus Elementary – Story Builders with IPADS - $2100.
- __Hubbard Government Students complete mock city council meeting April 29, 2015
The Hubbard Optimist Club and Hubbard High School once again participated in the Youth in Government Day Program on Monday April 20. AP US Government students from Mr. Stoffer’s classes were involved in this year’s program. After having final elections there were 28 students elected and appointed.
These 28 students went on a field trip on the day of the meeting. They first had lunch provided to them at McDonald’s compliments of the Optimist Club. They then went to the township building where they heard several speakers. First they heard Township Trustee Fred Hanley, followed by zoning director John Pieton, and Chief Financial Officer Sue Ann Goterba. They then viewed the township police station led by Chief Todd Coonce.
After that they went to the waste/ water treatment center where they were given a tour by Randy Fabrizio, Dave Jones and Denise Harnishfeger. This trip was followed by the visit to the Hubbard Fire Station where Fireman Mike Tolnar provided insight to the students, and then the city police station where Chief James Taafe talked to the students. Finally the students went to the City Building where the students prepared for the meeting.
Mayor John Darko, Auditor Mike Villano, and Service Director Dan Livingston were all on hand to help the students. At the meeting reports were given and ordinances were discussed.
Topics of the ordinances included a bike path to be built through Harding Park, an increase in the green light time at Westview and Liberty, trained pets to be able to travel in the city without a leash and allowing honking in the city of Hubbard.
Other ordinances discussed were a yearly music and art festival at Harding Park in June, an elimination of the right turn only lane at Main and Myron, and an extension of the curfew at Harding Park. Special thanks goes out to Optimist members Tom Kilar and Stephen Nolen Pipic who chaired this year’s event. Students elected and appointed were as follows;
Mayor; Thomas McFall
President of Council; Lauren Cooper
Law Director; Jenna Wylie
Auditor; Jack Korenyi-Both
Treasurer; Maggie Herberger
Township Clerk; Harlie Silberman
Township Trustees; Dominique Fortunato
Board of Education; Taylor Chuey
City Council; Brandon Brown
Clerk of Council; Vincent DelFratte
Fire Chief; Caitlin Cole
City Police Chief; Evan Spiech
Service Director; Jachob Shaffer
Township Police Chief; Kenny Romo
Zoning Director; Sheri Bodo