Brockway School Board discusses German American Partnership program
September 11, 2013- John Pozza
BROCKWAY- The Brockway Area School District
last night recognized the success of its German American Partnership program.
The school board invited teacher and German Club advisor Eric Stawecki to
review Brockway's most recent student exchange trip to Germany this summer.
Stawecki took nine students to Hundmanden, Germany for 3-1/2 weeks staying
with host families. Highlights of the trip included four days of sight seeing
in Berlin, as well as touring the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg and a German
castle. Stawecki said the students were particularly impressed with Germany's
open classrooms. Schools in Germany do not lock their doors, as students come
and go to classes at different times. Students are also free to leave
school at times they do not have a class. Stawecki said the school
culture in Germany is similar to what a student experiences on college campuses
in the U.S. As part of the partnership, students from Germany will return the
favor when they visit the U.S. and stay with host families in Brockway next
other business, the board approved the Classroom Success Tutoring Program for
grades 4-6 from 3-4 pm Monday through Thursday during months of October,
January and March. Students for the program will be selected by teacher
recommendation. Also approved was the elementary Cardiac Kids Program, a
morning fitness program. The program will run from 7:30-8 am four days a week
over 12 weeks.
prices for the food service program were increased from 40 cents to 50 cents as
part of food service program, retroactive to the beginning of the school year.
the board approved this year's officers of the PA School Board Association,
which include Mark Miller as president; Charles Ballard, vice president; Otto
Voight, treasurer; and Stephanie Thompson, secretary.