MMI students receive Honorable Mentions in Scholastic Writing Awards competition

MMI Preparatory School senior Alexander Kline and junior Andrellie Puntiel received Honorable Mentions in the Scholastic Writing Awards competition. Kline, the son of Dr. Gerard and Cathy Kline of Mountaintop, won in the Critical Essay category for his piece entitled “The Four Frankensteins – Character Duplication and the Gothic Doppelganger in Frankenstein.” Puntiel, the daughter…

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Alyssa Sweda and Katherine Lewandowski named MMI’s “Best of the Best” for the first semester

Senior Alyssa Sweda and sophomore Katherine Lewandowski tied for first place as MMI Preparatory School’s “Best of the Best” for the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. As part of the biannual competition, 10th and 12th grade students delivered presentations during an all-school assembly. Sweda’s presentation focused on Henri Bendel, while Lewandowski discussed the…

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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…

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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…

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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;…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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WSHS Science Classes Donate Care Packages

Students in Mr. Wahl’s and Mrs. O’Brien’s Science classes at West Scranton High School put together care packages containing warm socks, hand warmers, and various hygiene items to be distributed by the Community Intervention Center. Left to right, Colin Amaya, Stephen Tabone, Haley Leonard, Ryan Sophabmixay, Brianna Strein, Rachael Mehl, Emily Rose, Zaynah Williams, Karissa…

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Students of the Month at Mountain View for November

Mountain View students named Students of the Month at the Jr/Sr High School The following students were named students of the month at Mountain View Jr. Sr. High School for the month of May. Students are nominated by faculty members and selected by committee: November’s Students were 8th graders Wes Anderson, Freshman Deanna Holbert and Senior Matt Schwartztrauber. Picture attached: From left to Right: 8th Grader Wes Anderson, Freshman Deanna Holbert, Senior Matt Schwarztrauber,…

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Valley View School News

This holiday season, the Valley View High School Spanish Club collected donations for the Women’s Resource Center of Lackawanna County. They collected more than 200 items, which included children’s hat and gloves, toiletries, and towels. From Left to Right: Fernanda Morato, President; Delayne DePietro, Vice President; Julianna Cotroneo, Treasurer; Ben Siesputowski, Secretary; and Bella Shemonski,…

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