Category Archives: East Forest

Forest Area FCCLA Attends the National Leadership Conference

The Forest Area School District Chapters of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) recently returned from the National Leadership Conference. The NLC was held in Anaheim, CA from June 29 – July 4.  Forest Area School had twelve students compete at the national level as well as participating in workshops, voting sessions, evaluating, and hearing keynote speakers.

Pictured are Madison McFarland and Emma McFarland who received gold medals for their National Program benefitting Parkinson’s Disease research. The twins just finished their eighth grade year at West Forest.

Pictured left to right are: Evan Eisenman (recent graduate of WF), Rachel Beatty (recent graduate of WCCS), Travis Swartz (recent graduate of WF), Eliana Beatty (finished freshman year at EF), TJ Kunselman (finished junior year at WF), Dominic Grubbs (recent graduate of WF), Tessa Korchak (finished junior year at EF), Jacob Humes (recent graduate of WF), Amelia Crouse (recent graduate of WCCS) and Jacob Sorensen (recent graduate of WCCS).

Evan and TJ worked as a team to give an educational presentation to the FASD students and earned bronze medals at the NLC. Rachel, Amelia and Jacob S. (WCCS students belonging to the EF FCCLA Chapter) organized a sock drive for the homeless and earned silver medals.  Travis, Dominic and Jacob H. presented a Chapter in Review project highlighting the many activities of the WF Chapter and earned silver medals.  Eliana Beatty organized a pet food drive to benefit Forest and Warren Counties and earned a silver medal.  Tessa Korchak presented an Illustrated Talk about Music Therapy and earned a gold medal.

Besides the Conference activities, students were able to spend a couple hours at Huntingdon Beach, visit Disneyland, and tour Los Angeles.   They even experienced the unplanned event of an earthquake.  Everyone was safe, but it was a little “shocking”!

Special thanks to the JW Bowman Proper Grant, PNC Bank, Rescare, Veteran’s Club of Forest County, and the Fryburg Sportsman’s Club for the grants and donations which made this trip possible. Also, many thanks to the community members for all the support through our fundraisers.  The students had a fantastic learning experience and represented Forest and Warren Counties with outstanding pride and medals.


Marienville Community Garden

 A Community Garden has been established in Marienville, Pennsylvania. The Community Garden is located near the library, on the eastern portion of where the Marienville Four Season Trail hub is located. The garden is a joint effort between Jenks Township and the East Forest School with donations from the PA Association of Realtors and the Bridge Builders Community Foundation. East Forest students and Jenks Township have volunteered their time to complete the initial installation of the community garden.

The future plan includes additional gardens and seating areas as well as a pavilion to be located above the garden area. Residents are welcome to request a garden plot to plant and harvest produce for their own use. Other communal garden areas will grow berries, fruits and vegetables for harvest by any resident. Work days will be established in the future.

If you want to reserve a plot, please call East Forest School 927-6688 or email darner@forestareaschools. Volunteers to maintain the communal areas or donations to improve the area are also welcome and information can be obtained at the same email and phone as above.


Forest Area 6th Graders Visit Gettysburg

The 6th grade students  at Forest Area have been studying the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War.  As part of the curriculum students visited Gettysburg.  The trip provides students with a first hand look at the battlefields of Gettysburg including Devil’s Den and Little Round Top.  They also visited the Diorama, the Cyclorama, and the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park.   Thank you to everyone who helps to make this trip a success every year.