MMI sophomore captures first place in district VFW Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Scholarship Competition

MMI Preparatory School sophomore Katherine Lewandowski captured first place in the District 11 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Scholarship Competition for her essay on this year’s theme, “Why My Vote Matters.” Lewandowski is the daughter of Nancy and James Lewandowski of Mountaintop. For the competition, students recorded an original three-to-five-minute essay…

Valley View School News

Three Valley View High School students qualified to participate in the PMEA District 9 Band festival held at Pittston Area High School. Pictured below from left to right, Mia Mercatili placed 3rd on Clarinet 2 and will be moving on to PMEA Region 4 Band in March, Beatrice Chindemi placed 3rd on Trombone 3, and…

Valley View School News

The Valley View History Club recently raised $500 to help finance programs for veterans at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton. The money was raised through a high school dress down day. From left to right Chris Mendicino, Principal;  Jade Horvick, Nicole Zeiss, History Club advisor; Madison Kuzdro; Nina Grushinski; James Miller, Gino Merli Veteran Center;…

Groundhog Day Fun Facts

Groundhog day is tomorrow and we all have our fingers crossed that Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow! This celebration of predicting whether or not winter will last 6 weeks longer began back in the 1800s right here in Pennsylvania. Every single year, Americans wait to see Punxsutawney Phil emerging from his burrow. Groundhog day is…

Hobbies to try this year

It is the start of a new year which means “New year, new you,” right? Well, you always hear about the same old New Year’s resolutions of losing weight, going to the gym, eating healthy, reading more, etc. Don’t stray down the same path you have been going down year after year. Instead, why don’t…

McNichols Plaza Elementary School Receives Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant for Outdoor Educational Stadium

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to McNichols Plaza Elementary School in Scranton for the construction of an outdoor educational classroom. McNichols Plaza is one of 608 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant during its fall 2017 grants…

Mountain View School District Family Breakfast

Kingsley, PA – On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, faculty, staff, administration, students and retirees of the Mountain View School District celebrated Family & Consumer Sciences Day – the national celebration that educates families about the importance of preparing healthy meals and “dining in” together. In an effort to encourage students and their families to prepare…