October 31, 2014- Mill Road Elementary School recently held its fifteenth annual Jump for Joy celebration, a school-wide program that raised money for Mill Road families in need during the upcoming holiday season. As part of the event, the students, faculty and staff of the school descended upon the playground with jump ropes in hand to exercise and have fun with their classmates for the worthy cause. Coordinated by physical education teacher Elaine Sernoffsky, the students did an assortment of stationary jumps and traditional jump roping on their way to raising $1,016.76. The program culminated with one big giant circle[Read more...]
Archive for October 2014
October 31, 2014- Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently held its annual Pathways Career Fair for eighth grade students. The fair was designed to assist the students with selecting one of the four career pathways offered at the high school and subsequently select their freshman year courses later this year. As part of the special program, roughly 300 eighth graders had the opportunity to circulate around the cafeteria to speak with over 20 local business leaders and ask them about their profession. They gained a better understanding of what local business leaders like and dislike about their jobs, as well as[Read more...]
During the month of October, there have been 9,552 non-trivial visits to the Elizabethtown Journal and 14,163 page views. Each visit averaged 1.48 page views. Over the past twelve months, there have been 105,676 non-trivial visits with 168,269 page views. That is an average of 1.59 page views per visit. These are conservative statistics that eliminate all spider and spam from the counts.
BEARS Youth Basketball Sign-up GEARS will be accepting registration for girls and boys in grades 1-9 for the BEARS Youth Basketball Program. Players will participate in practices and games from late-November through mid-February. Participation levels are grades 1 & 2 (instructional), grades 3 & 4, grades 5 & 6 and grades 7-9. Draft day for boys in grades 3-4 is Monday, November 10 from 6-7 pm. Draft day for boys in grades 5-6 is Monday, November 10 from 7:15-8:15 pm. Draft day for girls in grades 3-6 is Wednesday, November 12 from 6-7 pm. All drafts will be held[Read more...]
October 25, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School’s agriculture department recently received a $25,000 grant for its “Taking Agriculture Education and STEM Outside The Classroom” initiative. The grant was part of the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program sponsored by the Monsanto Foundation. A check presentation was held between the first and second quarters of the Bears’ home football contest on Oct. 17. Growing the next generation of highly skilled students is very important to farmers, and they realize that educators are an integral part of that process. The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program helps farmers positively impact their communities[Read more...]
October 24 2014- Eighth graders from Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently learned how to protect themselves online at a special cyber safety workshop conducted in partnership by the Elizabethtown Area School District and the Elizabethtown Borough Police Department. The program was presented by Brian Lownsbery, director of technology for the school district, and school resource officer Rick Farnsler of the Elizabethtown Borough Police Department. The special session showcased various elements of cyber safety including what a digital footprint is, how it comes into being, the do’s and don’ts of social media, cyber bullying and its consequences, popular internet sites for[Read more...]
Dr. Jennifer Francis, a research professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences–Rutgers University, studies one of the most controversial topics of our global experience — global warming and the effects of temperature change. She comes to Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, to discuss her scientific and personal perspectives on the subject. As part of “Truth and Fact: Global Climate and Temperature,” Francis offers a unique insight into the modern world of climate and temperature, especially the slowing of the jet stream and its effects on current weather patterns. Her interest in[Read more...]
What should we consider journalism is the topic in Elizabethtown author David Terrell’s latest column in the Clyde Fitch Report. The article can be accessed here: Journalism by the Riff Raff. .
4 p.m. Monday, November 3 Craft of Writing – Sean Murphy Bowers Writers House For readers, today, memoir writing and creative nonfiction work have become unique, dynamic ways to experience what others have seen — and gained and lost. Sean Murphy has doubtlessly done both, and his writing is a passionate, personal exploration into what it means to be human. Visit Bowers Writers House for an afternoon of looking at what makes the memoir tick and how we can be better authors of our own stories. Sean Murphy has been publishing fiction, reviews (music, movie, book, food) and essays on[Read more...]
While foraging in the woods for food, two Elizabethtown reporters had a chance encounter with a rather peculiar man. That encounter was documented in the EJ article, “Unidentified Elizabethtown Man Bicycles 15,000 Kilometers in 2011.” That was three years ago. Unfortunately, these two journalists are no longer full-time staff reporters at EJ. The paper’s budget was not adequate to cover their salaries while also paying for the editor’s recreational drug expenses. Fortunately the two reporters still make submissions to EJ as stringers, or as we refer to them at EJ, “adjunct reporters.” Adjunct reporters receive $9.50 a submission, a compensation[Read more...]