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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.

CMS Environmentalists: Keeping the JIG Clean

It was a typical spring day last weekend when almost a dozen Chambersburg Area Career Magnet School students stepped into the frigid waters of the Conococheague Creek not far from their school.

Anonymous Snapchat App User Threatens G-ASHS

Pennsylvania State Police and the FBI are investigating an online threat to a Greencastle High School student and possibly to the high school.

Graduates Told ‘Follow Your Bliss’

Graduates encouraged to take risks, remember those who helped them achieve their success, and to serve as advocates for those who are less fortunate.

Area Schools Get Safety Grants From State

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) this week announced grants to be used in improving school safety and security as well as preventing violence in communities

Teens and Greens to Open Greenhouse

Students operate a live greenhouse and work cooperatively with the school's marketing program to operate a retail facility.

DHS Secretary Miller to Address Penn State Mont Alto Graduating Class

Over the past two decades, Penn State Mont Alto has graduated nurses, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapist assistants, and human development and family studies professionals who work in all areas of healthcare and education.

Chamber Offers Five Scholarships to G-A Students

During the summer program, participants will make up an imaginary management team where they will learn first-hand about the Free Enterprise System.

Students Get Hands-On Experience During Trauma Training Event

Nursing students and local emergency response will rescue the "victims" and provide additional treatment in preparation to airlift the patients to a medical facility.

Theater Students Present Puppet Show at Chambersburg YMCA

Penn State Mont Alto theater arts students produce puppet show for local youngsters. The show, to be put on at the Chambersburg YMCA by Penn State theatrical arts students, will be presented from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wilson president to step down

Wilson College President Dr. Barbara K. Mistick will step down from her post after the end of the 2018-19 academic year.

Penn State Mont Alto STEM Camp

During the week-long day camp, participants will challenge other teams in Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics competitions, delve into the world of chemistry, test their flying skills with Quad Copter X5 drones, get up close and personal with computers, and much more.

CVSM: Introducing the ‘Encore Musicians’

You could call them "oldies but goodies" but you probably better not. Unless you are referring to some of their musical selections of course. They are the "Encore musicians" -- bands, choruses and barbershop quartets whose members are all over 50 years old.

Setting Up Students for Career Success

Working to ensure Pennsylvania students have a diverse array of career paths from which to choose, the state House overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan package of bills designed to boost career and technical education (CTE) at schools across the Commonwealth.

New Safe2Say program warned of CASHS threat

A new program designed to warn Pennsylvania schools of potential threats triggered the shutdown of two local high schools this morning.

Franklin County taking Nursing Scholarship applications

Franklin County Commissioners will offer six $2,500 scholarships to local high school seniors who want to pursue a career in nursing.

Don’t miss CAMS South’s ‘Seussical Jr’

Don't miss CAMS South drama club's presentation of Seussical Jr. this weekend in the school auditorium at 1151 E. McKinley St.

Betts Hired to Head CASD

Dr. Dion E. Betts has been hired by the local school board as Chambersburg Area School District’s next superintendent. His new five-year contract runs from July 1 this year through June 30, 2024.

Chambersburg Area School District

The Chambersburg Area School District covers 250 square miles in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, near the center of the Cumberland Valley. More than 61,000 people live in the district, which is composed of the Borough of Chambersburg, Greene, Hamilton, Letterkenny, and Lurgan townships, and most of Guilford Township.
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