The Family and Consumer Science Department at Derry Area High School is currently accepting applications for 2015-16 school year for “THE TROJAN PONIES” EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
The program runs two semesters; Fall 2015 (October – January) and Spring 2016 (February – May). The cost for each semester is only $60 which is only a total of $120 per year.
Applications are being accepted now for children ages 3-5. Children must reside in the Derry Area School district. Calendars and applications are available in the high school office.
For additional information, please contact Ms. Liz Hower at the high school (724-694-2780), OR email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Derry Area School District held an In-Service Day today, August 24, 2015. Dr. John W. Hodge, Master Motivator of Teachers and Students and Former Reading, English and AVID teacher (Advancement via Individuation Determination) spoke to the DASD Personnel. He is also president and co-founder of Urban Learning and Leadership Center, an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He served as Director of An Achievable Dream Academy, an inner city school that piloted many of the interventions used by Urban Learning and Leadership Center. An Achievable Dream Academy is a high performing, high poverty school that has received numerous national awards. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina A&T State University where he graduated with honors. His Master of Arts degree is from Chapman University and his Doctor of Education degree is from Virginia Tech where he conducted extensive research on factors that contribute to the academic success and/or failure of impoverished children.
What sets Dr. Hodge apart in the field of education is his well-documented ability to put research and theory into everyday practice in rural, urban and suburban schools. He has helped educators in elementary, middle and high schools make the necessary changes to help all children meet and exceed rigorous academic standards. His presentations are often “the spark” for schools in their quest to meet and exceed state/federal accreditation standards and implement strategies for continuous improvement.
Pictured are Dr. Kathy Perry (DAHS Principal), Dr. Hodge, Ms. Cheryl Walters (DASD Superintendent).
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