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PITTSBURGH REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR
Please see the link below for information on preparing for and competing in the Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair in March. The Carnegie Science Center is hosting an information session on Oct. 25th for interested students and parents. The session is in the evening. Students/Parents wishing to go will need to provide their own transportation. Students interested in conducting and preparing a research experiment, for the competition, please see Mrs. Newman.
CAREER PATHWAYS COMMUNITY SERVICE COMPONENT
In accordance with the new Career Pathways Plan approved by the School Board last summer, all students in the Class of 2018 and beyond will be required to participate in a minimum of 30 hours of community service. For more information, click HERE.
SENIORS - YEARBOOK INFORMATION
Attention Seniors: Do you want to be featured in the senior section of the 2017-2018 Panorama yearbook In All Directions? If you do, please turn in your senior portrait and baby picture in an envelope with your name on them to Mrs. Hess in Room 223, or you can email them to her, Megan Cottrill, Alayna Tkach, or Stephanie Cable by no later than JANUARY 3, 2018. Pictures will not be returned unless you request this in writing. If your senior portrait is not submitted by this date, your school photo will be used instead. Please see Mrs. Hess or the Yearbook tab on Mrs. Hess' website if you have any further questions.
CONGRATULATIONS JR. HIGH STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS!
Congratulations to the 2017-18 Junior High Student Council Officers: Lane Miller, President; Keirstyn Weyers, Vice-President; Jade Chome, Secretary; Ellie Staley, Treasurer.
CONGRATULATIONS - ABIGAYLE GOODWIN TRAVELS TO MONGOLIA
Abigayle shares her summer experience oversees as a recipient of a Global Scholarship through the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. #RangerPride For more information about the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, go to: https://www.worldpittsburgh.org/about-us/.
This past summer, I traveled to Mongolia on a Global Scholarship. I was nervous to go, but it ended up being more than I could’ve imagined - in a good way! I met so many friends there, amongst my own tour group and the Mongolian locals. We traveled the countryside to various locations. My favorite was this little town by Lake Khuvsgul where we stayed in a school dorm. We did hikes most mornings, when we watched the sun rise over the lake. We also did community service for the local school, which is when we became friends with local students. The Mongolian community is extremely friendly, and they love to play card games.
Another major aspect of this trip was the homestay. For one week, I lived with a Mongolian family in a humble ger. The ger is a circular tent-like structure that the herder families call home. Staying with a family that does not speak any English is intimidating, but it was one of the most rewarding experiences. The language barrier is hard to overcome, but there are ways to bond with people beyond spoken words. They taught me new card games, cooked meals for me, and even took me out to collect cow dung for the fire. My family was so kind, and that made the homestay a fulfilling week.
I learned a lot on this trip, which I did not quite expect. Living in another country with complete strangers is uncomfortable at first, but leads to breaking your own personal barriers. Now I can say I went to Mongolia and did things I would’ve never done here. I made dumplings with locals, visited holy lands, and did yoga on a mountain top. I jumped in a river fully clothed, picked up cow droppings with my bare hands, and successfully survived without running water. The best part of all of it is is that I loved every second of it.
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