Standing in front of a room full of other rising seniors, Parkland student Aryaman Khandelwal, 16, made his opening statement promoting unity between parties and decrying his opponent for the position of governor.
Khandelwal was one of around 300 of Pennsylvania’s rising seniors chosen to attend Keystone Boys’ State, a weeklong political simulation run by the American Legion, where students represent the various aspects of city, county and state governments.
KBS is a completely immersive program with the motto “a week to shape a lifetime.”
Since cellphones became commonplace for students in high school to own, debate has raged on about their place in schools.
Before this year, Parkland High School maintained a strict policy regarding cellphone usage in school, prohibiting their use unless specifically sanctioned by a teacher.
However, based on student input and suggestions from the Student Senate and Student Council, the administration is now allowing cellphone use during lunch, on the condition of continued good behavior.
Thursday, Sept. 21: Professional Development Day. No school.
Friday, Sept. 22: M.S., H.S.: Toasted cheese sandwich, cheeseburger on roll, cream of tomato soup, steamed broccoli. Elem.: Pizza, also.
Monday, Sept. 25: Elem.: Mini chicken sliders, stuffed crust sticks with sauce, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, baked beans, green pepper strips with dip. M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich, stuffed crust sticks with sauce, baked beans, green pepper strips with dip.
Thursday, Sept. 14: M.S., H.S.: Popcorn chicken, hot dog on roll, pierogies, baked beans. Elem.: Salad bar, cereal meal, also.
Friday, Sept. 15: Elem.: Mini burger sliders, chicken patty sandwich, salad bar, roll, cereal meal, Tater Tots, celery sticks with dip. M.S., H.S.: Cheesesteak on roll, chicken patty sandwich, Tater Tots, celery sticks with dip.
Monday, Sept. 18: M.S., H.S.: Mini corn dogs, chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, tossed salad. Elem.: Cereal meal, also.
Thursday, Sept. 7: Elem.: Soft shell taco with seasoned black beans, chicken nuggets, pizza, cereal meal, fiesta beans and rice, corn. M.S., H.S.: Walking taco, chicken nuggets, fiesta beans and rice, corn.
Friday, Sept. 8: Elem.: Meatball or chicken Parmesan with pasta and sauce, pizza, cereal meal, tossed salad, steamed broccoli. M.S., H.S.: Meatball sub, chicken patty sandwich, tossed salad, steamed broccoli.
Editor’s Note: Junior Michael Fleck is the new Allentown Central Catholic High School columnist. He is involved in numerous activities, including the marching and concert bands, the spring musical, cross-country, track and field, PJAS, Central City Project (ACCHS’s community service program) and Key Club.
Allentown Central Catholic High School kicked off the 2017-18 school year Aug. 28 for freshmen, with all grades reporting the next day.
Tuesday, Sept. 5: Elem.: Chicken tenders, hot dog on roll, pizza, cereal meal, apple-shaped soft pretzel, steamed peas. M.S., H.S.: Chicken tenders, hot dog on roll, soft pretzel rod, steamed peas.
Wednesday, Sept. 6: Elem.: Mozzarella sticks with sauce, cheeseburger on roll, pizza, cereal meal, dinner roll, spinach salad. M.S., H.S.: Mozzarella sticks with sauce, cheeseburger on roll, dinner roll, spinach salad.
Teachers, do you have a bright idea to spark your students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math?
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The PPL Empowering Educators program is designed to help K-12 teachers provide hands-on learning opportunities to enhance the classroom experience.
Through these competitive grants, teachers can receive $1,000 in funding for educational projects such as science fairs, energy conservation projects, renewable energy demonstrations, math competitions and more.
Ashley Steele of Laurys Station was among a select group of students who fine-tuned their creative writing skills at Susquehanna University’s Writers Workshop July 9-15.
The Writers Workshop provides talented high school writers with the opportunity to work in intensive, small-group workshops headed by nationally recognized authors.
At the end of the week, students have the opportunity to read their work before friends and family. Their work is also published in a Writers Workshop commemorative magazine.