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First State FIRST Lego League Championship

FirstStateLegoLeague First State FIRST Lego League Championship Tournament Nature’s Fury!!! Open to the public!!!   For more information on First State Lego League visit www.firststatefll.org

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ECG Heart Screening Event

ECG Heart Screening Event at Springer Middle School on Saturday January 25 from 8am – 4pm.  It will be open to ANY and ALL students in Middle School and High School. The screenings are FREE. We must cap at 350 screenings. FIRST COME….FIRST SERVED. The mission of HEART IN THE GAME is to create awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in children and young adults through the formation of community access programs in 1) ECG Screening 2) CPR Training and 3)  AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training. Our goal is to screen every middle school and high school student in Delaware….for

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ALERT: 01/22/14 Reflections Drop-Off Postponed

Due to the inclement weather, the Reflections drop-off scheduled for Wednesday, January 22 from 10 – 11:30am has been postponed.  Submissions can still be brought to the Delaware PTA office on January 28th from 5:30 – 7pm.   A new daytime drop-off will be determined shortly.   Any questions please contact Terri Carpe terri.carpe@delawarepta.org  or Vanessa Gallaher vrlovessg@yahoo.com.  

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ADDENDUM TO DPAS-II REPORT OUTLINES ADMINSTRATOR EVALUATION RESULTS

Delaware’s Department of Education today released results from the administrator evaluation addendum to its “Continuous Improvement” report. The November report covered the results from “Year One” of the state’s revised evaluation system, the Delaware Performance Assessment System (DPAS-II).  The report shows progress in the overall implementation of administrator evaluation with an increased focus on student achievement. In 2012-2013, student improvement was weighted more heavily in administrators’ overall ratings than in previous years. This revision highlighted the meaningful variation between various components of the system and reinforced that better implementation by school leaders is needed in the years ahead. The state’s

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HODGSON, DELMAR STUDENTS TO REPRESENT DELAWARE AT SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM

Two students will represent Delaware as delegates to the 52st annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C., in March. Secretary of Education Mark Murphy selected Tiddy Mauti, a Hodgson Vocational Technical School senior, and William Bounds, a Delmar High School senior, as the First State’s delegates. U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons announced the names. Both delegates serve as their senior class presidents. Mauti also is state president of Delaware’s Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)  association, National Honor Society president and a supporter/volunteer for numerous nonprofits and charities, including Special Olympics, Stockings for Soldiers, Relay for Life

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Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year Ambassador Award

  Yvonne Johnson, Winner of the 2014 Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year Ambassador Award The 2014 Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year Ambassador Award is presented to an individual PTA member, who through their leadership and advocacy efforts, affected federal policy priorities within PTA’s annual Public Policy Agenda. Shirley was a model of public service and volunteerism throughout her life. She was an impassioned and compassionate leader, dedicated to moving PTA forward and committed to ensuring that others would follow.  Yvonne will accept the award during the 2014 National PTA Legislative Conference in Washington DC next in March.

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Youth Involvement in PTA

  On January 11, 2014, Delaware PTA Student Ambassador Leah O’Neill joined students from around the country in a Student Engagement Virtual Town Hall hosted by the National PTA Youth Involvement Committee. Participants had an opportunity to share ideas and strategies on creating a new wave of PTA/PTSA student leaders, increasing student involvement at the National level and the development of programs that target the youth population. . O’Neill will be working on developing an action plan for involving more Delaware youth in PTA.  

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