December 2015 - Mount Pleasant Area School District


December 2015 - Mount Pleasant Area School District
Vikings News
The Junior/Senior High participated in a Pennies for Patients
fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All of the
money collected went to finding a cure for blood cancer patients.
While the students took part by donating their spare change during
lunches, Mr. Gumbita took it to a whole new level by doing “Chores
for Charity”. For a small donation, students could have their lunch
trays emptied by Mr. Gumbita. As seen here, he provided this
service with a smile!!
Westmoreland County Common Pleas Judge,
Michele Bononi, swore in members of the newly
formed Mount Pleasant branch of the
Westmoreland County Youth Commission. This
committee will work with students charged by
police as Level 1, first-time offenders accused of
crimes who subsequently undergo hearings
before Norvelt District Judge, Roger Eckels.
Level 1 offenses include fighting in school,
possession or use of tobacco on school grounds
or truancy issues.
L to R, M. Bononi, J. Campbell, A. Bilinsky, B. Ruff,
R. Gumbita and R. Cardella
Rachel Long took the 5th & 6th grade
gifted students to Penn State Fayette’
s E-Days, an engineering event. The
theme this year, “PPE-Personal
Protection Equipment” focused on the
special protection gear worn by the
different engineering fields
(electrical, mechanical, civil, and
Elementary students participated in the annual
Westmoreland County Gifted Invention
Convention at Yough Middle School. L to R, Ty
Hornick, Bryce Jaworski, Carsyn Rivardo, Laurel
Rummel, Cameron Wojnar and Tim Simanovich
District Kindergarten and 1st grade students
work on their iPads in preparation for the
Winter round of Star Reading tests.
Shown here, students from Ramsay
Elementary and members of the Students
Strengthened by Christ Club at the J/S High
provided a warm winter blanket to every
resident at Harman House. Ramsay
cafeteria worker, Sandy Howard,
graciously made 3 blankets to donate!!
december was a busy month for the
students in both the chorus and the
band. the christmas choral concert
was held on december 9th and the
band concert on the 16th.
these students also performed at
each of the district elementary
schools, entertaining both students
and staff!!
J. Felentzer, O. Spires, L. Isenberg, A. Villinger, L. Edouard
R. Niehenke, C. Brodak, J. Daniels, P. Mitchell, C. Marotta
Two students from the Senior High, Alexandrea
Pritts and Zackary Petrakovich, had an
opportunity to work with a local advertising
agency to develop a radio announcement for
the Westmoreland County Drug & Alcohol
The public service announcement ran on 107.1,
Froggy and The Pickle, from mid-December
through New Year’s.
Members of Ramsay’s Student
Council took a field trip to the
Borough Building. They met with
the Chief of Police, Borough
Manager and councilmen.
Rumbaugh students used number
clues to color in a “100 chart”.
Once complete, the picture was
of none other than The Grinch!!
Ramsay’s Brendan Korpiel represented
Mexico at the World Fair, an event for
the District’s elementary gifted students.
January 4 - School Resumes
January 5 - School Board Workshop (7:30)
January 6 - Financial Aid Night (6:30 in J/S High
January 11 - School Board Meeting (7:30)
January 18 - Act 80 Day (Teachers Only)
January 22 - No School, Make-Up Day
January 29 - Report Cards Sent Home
February 4 - Prospective Student Career Night at CWCTC
(6:00-8:00 p.m.)
February 15 - Act 80 Day (Teachers Only)
February 19 - No School, Make-Up Day
Have an upcoming event? Email [email protected]
to get it in the next newsletter.
Students from Norvelt’s Life Skills class hosted a
Christmas luncheon for some of the District
Administrators. The students prepared the food,
made cookies for dessert, and set the tables. The
Life Skills 4-6 classroom also performed a
couple of Christmas songs. Shown above are
Doug Moninger, Dr. Gabauer, Mason Rinaldi and
Michael Carlson

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