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.