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Bomb Threat Triggers Heightened Security at SASHS

Parents were notified about a bomb threat against Shippensburg Area Senior High School by way of social media tonight.

Penn State Mont Alto Fall 2019 Colloquy Series

Penn State Mont Alto will host three Faculty and Staff Colloquy Series talks this fall in the Mill Café.

STEM Students to Get Wilson Scholarships as Part of $1 Million...

Local STEM students will benefit from a nearly $1 million National Science Foundation grant to Wilson College for a groundbreaking new program to recruit area students.

CASHS Assistant Principal Stresses the Importance of Creating Connections

Dr. Lisa Schoenleber, CASHS assistant principal, published an article in the spring 2019 edition of the Pennsylvania Administrator Magazine entitled, "Creating Connections."

Betts: CASD Will Shift Focus From Buildings to the District’s Children

Local residents want the focus in their schools shifted from buildings to children.

Wilson, Montgomery College Partnership Announced

Wilson College is partnering with a two-year Maryland college to help its students transition to bachelor degree programs.

New Art Exhibition Celebrates Wilson Sesquicentennial

An art exhibition celebrating the 150-year history of Wilson College opens Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Wilson library's Sue Davison Cooley Gallery.

CASD Celebrates Students as New School Year Starts

Local schools and students celebrated the first day of the 2019-20 school year in a very special way Thursday.

Waynesboro Police: Play It Safe at Bus Stops

Your friendly local police officers want to make sure parents and students are safe this year as they start back to school.

TSD Letter to Families: Back to School Events

Happy Back To School season! I’m sure you’ll be hearing from your students’ building leadership this week if you have not already.

School Bus Safety a Priority for PennDOT

School starts in less than a week, meaning school buses on the county’s roads.

New SASD Superintendent

The Shippensburg Area Board of School Directors appointed Dr. Chris Suppo as the district’s next superintendent at its Board meeting on Monday. Dr. Suppo is expected to assume his duties on September 9, 2019.

Building a Playground Is Community Project at James Burd Elementary School

Local residents leaned something Thursday. Building a playground together is a lot of hard work, but lots of fun.

CASD Kicks Off School Year with red carpet welcome In-Service Day

Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) will welcome teachers and staff in preparation for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Wilson Capital Projects Underway

When the academic year came to a close in May, Wilson College began work on a number of construction projects

Traffic Patterns Around CASHS to Change

A new pickup and drop off policy will go into effect for Chambersburg Area Senior High School students next month.

CASHS Teacher Named 2019 PA Educator of the Year by the...

Chambersburg Area Senior High School (CASHS) teacher Commander Bruce Apgar was recently recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of the American Legion as the 2019 Pennsylvania Educator of the Year.

C3 Learning to Hold Informational Night

CASD Customized Cyber (C3) Learning will be holding an Information Night on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 PM at 435 Stanley Avenue.

CASD Celebrates Student AP & IB Achievement

On Thursday, July 18th, the Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) hosted an event to celebrate and highlight the achievement of 38 students who received a “5” score on one or more Advanced Placement (AP) exams and eight seniors who received full International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas.

Stuff the United Way Bus With School Supplies for County Kids

United Way of Franklin County is about halfway through its 7th annual Stuff the Bus drive to collect school supplies for local classrooms.

Wilson College Names Interim President

Wilson College on Monday announced the appointment of Fr. A. Richard Kneedler as interim president.

Mount Aloysius College Hosts Summer Open House

Mount Aloysius College is holding a summer open house on Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. in their Wolf-Kuhn Gallery. The event is open to all new, transfer, and returning adult students and their families.

Replacing Keystone Exams with SATs Would Save Money, Help Students and...

In a new special report released today, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Pennsylvania taxpayers are still spending tens of millions of dollars every year on the Keystone Exams, which have not been federally required for four years.

‘The Art and Science of Human Flourishing’ Coming to PS Mont...

Based upon early successes, “The Art and Science of Human Flourishing” will be offered as a three-credit course at Penn State Mont Alto. The new course is the focus of a research study evaluating possible outcomes in increased student health and well-being.

Wilson College Mural Project Gets Underway

A local artist commissioned to paint a mural at Wilson College is looking for volunteers to help with the project, which is expected to get underway the week of June 24.

Local Grads Awarded Medical-Staff Scholarships

Eight recent high-school graduates with plans to pursue careers in health care were awarded the Medical Staff Scholarship Award at the annual Chambersburg Hospital and Waynesboro Hospital medical staff meeting.

Local Students Make Deans List at Mount Aloysius College

Mount Aloysius College is proud to release the Dean’s List for Spring Semester, 2019. The Dean’s List is issued each semester.

Cyber (C3) Learning Is Another Option for CASD Students

Grace Johns did her own research before deciding that Chambersburg Area School District's Customized Cyber Learning was for her.

CASD Sets 2019-20 Open House Dates for K-5

The Chambersburg Area School District will hold open houses for new and returning elementary school students for the 2019-2020 school year beginning August 19th.

Register Now for Cook Memorial Race

Local residents are invited to participate in the 16th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk on July 13 to help raise scholarship funds for Chambersburg high school seniors.

State Awards Grant to Wilson Child Care Center

The Wilson College Child Care Center was recently awarded a $14,760 Keystone STARS Education and Retention grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

Three Area Residents Graduate From Mount Aloysius College

Three area residents graduated from Mount Aloysius College during Commencement Exercises May 11.

PSU Mont Alto to Host Summer Sessions

High school students interested in attending Penn State's Mont Alto campus can spend some time there this summer

CASD Hires New Head Coach for Trojan Girls Varsity Basketball

The Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) school board approved the hiring of a new head varsity coach for the LadyTrojans basketball program Wednesday night.

Threat Put JBHS on Lockdown Tuesday Afternoon

MERCERSBURG -- James Buchanan High School was put on lockdown for two hours Tuesday afternoon while police and school authorities investigated...

CASHS Juniors Get Lenfest Scholarships

Five CASHS students will get four-year college scholarships from Lenfest Scholars Foundation.

Mercersburg Academy Grads Receive Diplomas

The 120 members of Mercersburg Academy’s Class of 2019 received their diplomas Saturday, May 25, at the school’s 126th Commencement ceremony.

CASHS JROTC Cadet Appointed to Merchant Marine Academy

Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Spencer Rajtik has accepted appointment to the Merchant Marine Academy at King's Point, New York.

IB Students Hold Translation Workshop

The CASHS International Baccalaureate (IB) year one language classes planned and implemented their first annual translation workshop, which kicked off last month.

CASD Tightens Policy After Releasing Wrong Student

A Stevens Elementary School student was sent home Wednesday with the wrong person, prompting local district officials to tighten pick up policies when children need to leave school early.
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