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Brockway Prepares for School

August 13, 2014 – John Pozza

BROCKWAY- Brockway Area school directors last night reviewed some of the upcoming changes planned for the start of the new school. 
The high school is working with Penn State DuBois in starting a new pre-engineering program, as well as installing some new computers. But the biggest change may involve the elementary school which will be starting the school day 15 minutes earlier. Superintendent Dan Hawkins said adding 15 minutes a day may not sound like much but he said it adds 45 more instructional hours onto the school year.

About 50 incoming seventh graders also met with some seniors last week for a transition day at Camp Curry Creek to prepare for the move from elementary school to the high school. The students engaged in several team building activities to help them become more relaxed with the move. Brockway’s first day of school is scheduled for Tues., Aug. 26.

In other business, the board accepted the letter of retirement from high school biology teacher Denise Preston, effective on or before Oct. 27th. The board scheduled a special meeting for Tues., Aug. 26 to interview and hire a new biology teacher.

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