2020-2021 Little Red Wagon Award

 
 
The Thomas W. Holtzman Jr. Elementary School Staff was the winner of the 2020-2021 Susquehanna Township Rotary Club’s Annual Little Red Wagon Award.  The presentation was announced by club Rotarian Dan Fuller during the Susquehanna Township School Board Meeting held in the high school auditorium on Monday evening June 21st.   The award was accepted by Dr. Tamara Willis, Superintendent of the Susquehanna Township School District and a member of the club, on behalf of the elementary school staff. 
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September 2021 Students and Educators of the Month

 

September SOM & EOM

High School Educator of the Month: Jennifer Halfond Selected by staff for her role on the Pandemic Team. During the pandemic, she has been instrumental in keeping our staff and students safe with her work with professional development with COVID protocols for staff, contract tracing, communicating with those affected due to contact tracing, and COVID-testing staff and students.
High School Student of the Month: Nas’Zair Porter-Bellamy 
Selected for his growth in his behavior and grades while at the high school over the years. As a senior, he is following district SOAR values and passing all of his classes. He is also seen as a leader on our football team.
Middle School Student of the Month: Suha Rockwell  TSuha is described by her teachers as motivated, involved, and creative.  She is the first, middle school learner to complete the ELA continuum at the Middle school and will be taking high school ELA credit as an 8th-grade learner.  She is an excellent example of learner agency and is always looking to learn more.  Suha is the director of The WAVE, a member of the Student Government Association, and enjoys reading.  Her favorite subject is Math.  Her plans include attending DC Tech and going on to become an engineer. 
Middle School Educator of the MonthTrevar Scheuch Trevar has done a great job stepping into a new role and providing endless resources and help for the entire staff. He has been running all over the building daily to solve tech-related issues and then some. He is always positive, helpful, and dedicated to his work. He should be recognized for transitioning to his position as the Instructional Technology Integration Specialist smoothly. He has a genuine willingness to assist students and staff. Thank you for providing valuable training, websites, and resources.
 
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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