Trappist-1 Link for 6th graders

Please click here for more information on the Trappist-1 system that NASA announced finding on February 22, 2017. It is significant because they believe that all 7 planets could have liquid water on them and 3 of them are in what they consider the habitable zone.

Getting our room ready for Christmas!

Did someone say door decorating contest?

8th Grade raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Series campaign is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research.  They are saving lives of blood cancer patients not someday but today.

Our classroom has signed on to raise money and help LLS in the fight against blood cancer.  It is our fight.

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Hunger Action Month Food Drive Community Service Opportunity

BRING A FRIEND!

Please volunteer to help us collect donations at the Walmart on the weekend above.

Two hour shifts are available between 9-5 on Sunday.

We need approximately 8 people per shift, if possible.

Groups, individuals and families are welcome!

Those under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult.

All supplies are provided and a truck is located in the lot for transport of all donations.

If interested, please register online at

www.westmorelandfoodbank.org/HAMfooddrives

Or contact:

Louise Wilhelm, Volunteer Coordinator

Louise@westmorelandfoodbank.org or 724-468-8660, Ext. 13

What’s new in 2016-2017

Well, it appears that I will be taking on a bit of a new role this year. I will be the 8th grade homeroom teacher and teaching middle school Social Studies, as well as, 6th & 8th grade Science. I have passed my computer class onto Mr. Pollock and wish him luck in his new position! Speaking of new positions.. I’d also like to welcome our new principal, Dr. Zetty!

I’ll have some growing and adjusting to do, but I’m looking forward to it! I will still will retain some of my administrative duties. Here’s to an amazing 2016-2017 school year!

There are quite a few changes this year…

…and I’ll leave a lot of it for you to discover. I will be teaching PK-8th grade computers and 8th grade science. There are some other things that I could end up teaching throughout the year, but let’s see what happens. PJAS is upon you 7th & 8th Graders! Are you ready?

Clearances

Volunteers are always needed at the St. Sebastian Regional School to help it run smoothly. Lunchroom helpers, playground supervisors, chaperones and party helpers are just some of the ways that parents can help at the school. Contact the office or classroom teachers to learn about other opportunities. Starting July 1, 2015, ALL volunteers are required to have a full set of the required clearances. This includes lunch volunteers, homeroom parents, etc.

On June 10, 2015, Governor Wolf announced price reductions for the PA Child Abuse History and PA Criminal History clearances.

Required Clearances

Things to do at Penn State

Museums:

Earth & Mineral Science Museum in the Deike Building will be open on Monday & Tuesday from 9:30 – 5 Matson

Museum of Anthropology in the Carpenter Building will be open on Monday & Tuesday from 11-4 All-Sports

Museum at Beaver Stadium is open on Sunday from 12-4 and Tuesday 10-4

Palmer Art Museum is open on Sunday from 12-4 and Tuesday 10-4:30

Telescopes

Monday, May 18, personnel from the Penn State Astronomy Department will set up telescopes in the East Halls area. Approximate times are from 9-11 pm. Come and see the real stars! Because the viewing is weather dependent, a decision will be made late Monday afternoon as to whether it will be a go or not. Check at the Information Desk after 6:00.

Is Pluto a planet?

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/02/tech/innovation/is-pluto-a-planet/

Some say it is and should have never been demoted. What do you think?

PJAS Assignment Due Dates 2014-2015

PJASPlease click here to view a downloadable version of the due date sheet.