West Forest Students Attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week

West Forest students (left to right) Travis Swartz, Dylan Burton, and Dominic Grubbs are attending the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW), at Lycoming College.

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is an intensive program that educates high school students about the American free enterprise system, bringing motivated students together with business people from throughout the state.  This unique concept in learning has enhanced the lives of over 42,000 young adults for thirty-nine years.

FCCLA Attends National Leadership Conference

Forest Area FCCLA Chapters bring back medals from Atlanta, Georgia. Students brought back all gold and silver medals after competing in STAR events. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America held the annual National Leadership Conference from June 27 – July 2 in Atlanta. Pictured above are (from left to right and bottom to top):  Makiya Belloti, Amelia Crouse, Cassie Cochran, Dominic Grubbs, Rachel Beatty – PA State Officer, Anthony Smith, and Jacob Humes. Missing from photo is Dillon DiCorpo who had to leave early for boot camp (National Guard). Receiving gold medals were Cassie and Makiya. Receiving silver medals were Dominic, Amelia and Rachel. Jacob, Dillon and Anthony attended as room consultants/evaluators. Many thanks to the JW Bowman Proper Foundation , Marienville Minstrels, Fryburg Sportsman Club, and the Marienville VFW for their grants which enabled these students to compete as well as attend leadership and career workshops and attend meetings and speakers.

East Forest Paraprofessional Receives Woodson Award

Tionesta, PA June 13, 2018 Beth Gilford, paraprofessional at East Forest Elementary School received the Loretta Woodson Award from John Werner, Warren/Forest Chapter Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) Treasurer/Region 9 PASR Director at the June 13, 2018 meeting of the Forest Area School District. The Woodson Award is presented annually by local PASR chapters to recognize an education and support professional who have exhibited creativity, initiative, or productivity relevant to the learning process and growth of children.
East Forest Elementary School teacher Kathe Preisel nominated Ms. Gilford. Preisel stated in her nomination, “Beth helps to make coming to work at East Forest Elementary, a true joy, each and every day. It is obvious to all who know her that Beth loves the children that she serves and supports. She does everything that she can to ensure their success. Any task that is assigned to Beth is approached with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. She is always willing to try new things and reach beyond the skills that she has developed to learn something new to make her better able to serve our students. Her enthusiastic willingness to do whatever is asked of her makes Beth an extremely valuable colleague and encourages the rest of us to step up and do our best for children on a daily basis.”
For additional information contact:
Janet Peterson, Immediate Past President
Warren/Forest Chapter
Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees

West Forest Elementary Summer Fun Days

West Forest Elementary School will be holding Summer Fun Days throughout the summer. All students and their families are welcome to attend. We will be playing on the playground, playing kickball, basketball, and many more fun activities. You can bring a gently used book to exchange for another book. Later in the summer, we will be working on the float for the Indian Festival Parade. The first summer fun day will be Tuesday, June 26, from 6 to 8 pm. Meet at the West Forest Elementary playground. In case of rain, we will meet in the elementary gym. Hope to see you there!
Upcoming Dates:
Monday, July11 from 9 to 11 am
Monday, July 16 from 6 to 8 pm
Tuesday, August 14 from 9 to 11 am