Austin Buskirk wrestles at 106 during the Knights' 42-27 win over Notre Dame Friday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Bangor's Terry Higgins won by pin in 1:49 at 195, during the Slaters' 51-23 win over NDGP. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
Several players reach for a rebound during Bangor's 48-44 win over Pen Argyl in a hard-fought game by both teams played at Pen Argyl Tuesday night (More photos below) PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Coryy
Bangor's Reece Jones appears to foul the Knights' Jake Gillette (12) during Bangor's 48-44 win over Pen Argyl in a hard-fought game by both teams played at Pen Argyl Tuesday night PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Coryy
Bringing Back Classroom Energy
(BPT) - The start of the spring semester in the classroom is a great time for teachers to refresh the room so all learning goals can be accomplished before the end of the year. Sometimes a refresh involves disinfecting everything to help students stay healthy. Perhaps this year's refresh even involves incorporating some new decor and bright colors. This semester, help your students stay energized all spring long, right up until the final bell rings for summer break:
1. Give the classroom new decorations to celebrate the upcoming spring events – The calendar is full of great educational moments during the winter and spring months. From Learn to Read month in February to Arbor Day in April, you can decorate the walls in your classroom with educational materials to help students look forward to each celebration.
Melissa Taylor of the blog Imagination Soup recommends you ask parents to help you out by bringing in old magazine articles celebrating the different holidays. You can find great quotes and photos inside to pin on bulletin boards, helping students understand each holiday’s importance.
Another idea includes posting colorful posters with fun facts about each of the holidays or events. These teaching decorations will be a hit with the students and aid you in presenting the importance of events like President's Day and Black History Month.
2. Ask students for decorating help by assigning them educational projects related to the time of the year. For example, set up a reading corner of the room and have each student create and decorate a flower to turn the corner into a cozy garden space. Your crayons and colored pencils are probably well-used from the fall semester, so use the Staples Teacher Rewards program to refresh your stock. This program gives participating teachers up to 10 percent back on teaching and art supplies. With scissors, glue sticks and Scotch tape all restocked, your students won't have any roadblocks to keep them from expressing their creativity with the classroom work you assign.
3. Add some cozy factors in the classroom to brighten the last few months of winter. Taylor recommends bringing in rugs, pillows and lamps for extra warmth to help energize the students and make the room feel warm and friendly.
4. Between the winter weather, childhood illnesses and glitter that is so prevalent during the holiday season, your classroom may need help getting rid of the germs. Be sure to restock all your supplies, like Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer and Lysol Disinfecting Wipes. Both are available at Staples so you can quickly attack germs and help your students – and yourself – stay healthy throughout the year. Make it fun for your students with games, like singing the song, "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," while washing hands with soap and water, or challenging your students to see who can clean their desktop the fastest using a Lysol wipe.
There are only a few short months of school left, which means you have limited time to help students learn everything they need to so they can advance to the next level. If energy is falling in the new calendar year, do what you can with classroom supplies and decorations to revive them for an awesome classroom experience.
Pen Argyl's Chris Muller defends Bangor's Seth Benton (30) during the Slaters' 48-44 win over Pen Argyl in a hard-fought game by both teams played at Pen Argyl Tuesday night. (More photos below) PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's McKeough won by pin during the Slaters' 51-23 win over NDGP PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
A Florida teenager is to be honored for helping save the life of a police officer who suffered a heart attack as he arrested him.
Officer Franklin Foulks was booking Jamal Rutledge at the police station in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 10 September when the drama unfolded.
The policeman suddenly collapsed and the handcuffed 17-year-old began kicking the security fence and shouting to alert others to the medical emergency.
Officers heard the noise and responded to find 49-year-old Officer Foulks clutching his chest in distress.
They administered CPR and used a defibrillator to electronically stimulate his heart.
In a statement, Fort Lauderdale police credited Rutledge's quick thinking and the officers' response for Officer Foulks' survival.
The teen and three Fort Lauderdale police officers will be commended at a ceremony next Wednesday.
Rutledge was being processed at the time of the incident on charges of violation of probation for criminal mischief and burglary.
Despite being hailed as a hero, he has apparently not managed to stay on the right side of the law.
Rutledge has been arrested "multiple times" since last September, a police spokeswoman told the Sun Sentinel.
Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct)
The west bound lane of the Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct) between First Street (Rte 191) and Murray Street in Bangor has been closed.
After a recent inspection it was determined that the westbound lane of the bridge needs to be closed and detoured due to in-creased deterioration to the bridge.
Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
This restriction will be in effect until construction of the new bridge, estimated to begin in late 2015.
Motorists will have two detour options:
Pen Argyl Academic Wall of Fame Nominations
It is time for the Pen Argyl High School Alumni Association to select the 2015 Inductees to the Academic Wall of Fame.
This honor is bestowed on a select number of graduates or past district educators each year who have distinguished themselves through community service, academic accomplishments, as well as, advancements in their chosen profession. The creation of this distinction was to set an example of what is possible for all present and future Pen Argyl students!
This honor is different from the PAHS Athletic Hall of Fame where chosen Alumni are honored for their athletic contributions while at Pen Argyl High School.
Anyone can nominate a PAHS graduate for the Academic Wall of Fame honor. Our Academic Wall of Fame Inductees have made a meaningful contribution to the world around them, and the Pen Argyl Alumni Association is proud to bestow this honor. To nominate a graduate, please contact Jim or Heather Hunter at 610-863-9443 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2015.
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