On April 12, 2016, health teachers Mrs. Hinkle and Mrs. Gillis held CPR Certifications in school for any student who wanted to be certified. These students were certified through the American Heart Association with the HEARTSAVER level of certification. About 130 students get certified each year by Mrs. Gillis and Mrs. Hinkle.
“I’ve always wanted to learn CPR to help people in an emergency,” stated Joel Zamora, a senior who became certified on April 12.
By Joel Zamora
The state finally passed a budget for public schools that initiated a start for funding on March 26.
Tom Wolf, the governor of Pennsylvania, decided to let the bill pass by the House and Senate, to be passed without his signature. This was an advancement in progress for the schools throughout the state. For Red Lion, this means about $2 million is received from the state. Originally, the state owed Red Lion $9.7 million. People residing in districts might ask public schools where the rest of the money is if the budget was already passed.
“I was delighted that progress was being made,” Dr. Scott Deisley said, the superintendent of the Red Lion School District. “However, the budget being passed is only half the story.”
By Alex Price
One place you may not visit as much as your classrooms but remains a great resource for students is the school library. The library provides a quiet working environment with the perfect blend of electronic and print sources for students.
“For me the library is a great place to get away from the noise and stress in the classroom,” Library Assistant Quinn Waldrup said. “The library is a great place to clear your mind and get work done.”
The library offers online databases for all subjects. These are web based programs such as Aleks and Noodletools. The library staff keeps the library up to date by taking classes and webinars. By doing this the library staff is able to provide a solid background in technology to help students succeed.
For the students that enjoy reading, the library is full of books. There is a wide variety of genres, the most popular include young adult, science fiction, and fantasy.
“The library is a great place to go to work on the computer, do homework, talk about great books, and learn,” Librarian Allyson Ayres said. “For some, it is a secure, quiet place to gather thoughts. For me, it is a sanctuary, much different than the rest of the building.”
What if there is a book a student wants to read but it isn’t available? The library will purchase the book on Amazon and have it ready within three days.
The library is open from 7:20 to 3:05 during school days.
Students may come in during open periods, which are determined by classes being taught in the library on a particular day.