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Spring Cove Board Hears Of Middle School's Success


March 14, 2019

At the Monday, March 11, Spring Cove School Board Committee of the Whole meeting, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced that Spring Cove Middle School has been recognized nationally as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing all students in grades 6 to 8 with engaging, transformative learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through the Project Lead The Way Gateway program. Spring Cove Middle School was one of five in Pennsylvania to receive this award.

PLTW is a non-profit organization that serves millions of Pre-K -12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

All students at Spring Cove Middle School currently participate in these PLTW Gateway modules. Four additional modules are planned for implementation in 2019-20 through a $500,000 grant which was recently awarded to the district. Spring Cove School District is in the initial stages of implementing the grant.

It is participating in a kick-off webinar with the Pennsylvania Department of Education this week to review the guidelines for the grant implementation: and is in the process of registering teachers for the various PLTW trainings.

Also in the realm of educational honors, Spring Cove Middle School inducted 43 students into the National Junior Honor Society .

The board held closed-door sessions on Feb. 26 and again after the March 11 meeting for undisclosed personnel purposes.

The district will be sending a team to the state Mock Trial Competition in Harrisburg on March 28-30, contingent upon winning the regional competition.

The board is also looking at approval of Project Development Proposal with Allegheny Mountain Research Inc. for an asbestos abatement project and with Trane for partial replacement of heating, ventilation and air conditioning units at the Martinsburg Elementary School. There will also be a vote for a provider of lawn care and trimming services at the next regular board meeting.

The next regular Spring Cove School Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 18, at the administration office board room.


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