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2013-01-30 16:22:37

LANCASTER, Pa. , Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, provider of the largest and most reliable 4G LTE network in America, today announced that it will implement an educational empowerment program at the School District of Lancaster's two McCaskey High School buildings, J.P. McCaskey and McCaskey East, in partnership with Samsung. The program will focus on mobile learning and inform students how to leverage technology in and out of the classroom to assist in...

2012-04-11 06:23:28

CHICAGO, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Bears and The Mash, Chicago Tribune's weekly teen publication, are joining forces to solicit online book donations for three local school libraries, now through May 6. With assistance and support from Chicago Public Schools, the selected recipients - Fenger, Kelly, and Alcott High Schools - have created a wish list of books, with a goal of receiving at least 75 books, per school. This collaboration reaffirms the Bears' commitment to making...

2009-03-15 15:44:10

Health Care Service Corp. paid Gail Boudreaux $15.3 million after she was passed up for the top spot at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois' parent company. Crain's Chicago Business reported Sunday that the payoff included a $5 million bonus and $9.9 million in other compensation for the company's former executive vice president, a state filing shows. Pat O'Connor, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, said an undisclosed portion of the $9.9 million payout represents...

2008-09-27 06:00:23

Datebook BENEFIT/AUCTION: St. Edward's Episcopal Church, 2453 Harrisburg Pike, will host a benefit and consignment auction at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the parish hall. Gift certificates from local businesses and restaurants will be auctioned off by auctioneer Christian Z. Stoltzfus. Other items include quilts, jewelry, model cars, clothing, picture frames, decorations, toys, knit hats, sheet sets and dolls. Sauder's Nursery will consign a large selection of trees, shrubs, roses and...

2008-09-15 06:00:26

It's going to be a spirited event next Sunday, Sept. 21, when the fifth annual Divas of Jazz event takes over American Music Theatre for the benefit of The Second Mile. The show, which has sold out each year and has raised more than $70,000 for local charities, will feature a roster of eight powerful jazz performances backed by the Andy Roberts Quartet - and a rousing finale with the Divas, DJ Gerri and the McCaskey High School Gospel Choir. At right are headliners Rose Hudson, Marion...

2008-09-04 18:00:26

By Brian Wallace The last wave of students returned to Lancaster County's public schools Wednesday as pupils started the new year in the Warwick, Lancaster and Manheim Township districts. About 4,700 students in all grades returned to Warwick's six schools, and about 1,500 upperclassmen returned to McCaskey and McCaskey East high schools. Manheim Township's elementary schools welcomed 376 kindergartners to their first day of classes. "The kids were wonderful," said Jay Butterfield, the...

2008-08-26 03:00:48

By Meadows, Robyn Over the past five years, 10 local public high schools have bettered their graduation rates. But six have not. Countywide, the average graduation rate rose from 89.6 percent in 2003 to 91 percent in 2007. The state Department of Education released the 2007 graduation rates recently along with its annual academic report. Graduation rates are always reported the following year, so the 2008 figures will be made public in August 2009. A look at the 2007 rates shows...

2008-08-21 09:01:01

By Brian Wallace Garden Spot High School principal Carol Kelsall says students are more inclined to stay in school if they believe their education is relevant to their lives - both today and in the future. They also need to feel they are succeeding in the classroom, said Kelsall, whose school has been taking steps to assure both things happen. The efforts apparently are working because Garden Spot posted the best graduation rate in Lancaster County last year. While the New Holland...

2008-08-17 18:00:23

Twice in one issue the Institution of Professional Engineers gets headlines (Aug 4). Any organisation that can sneak in on the back of legislation (Building Act) to sponsor themselves and fee structures that challenge the legal and accountancy professions must be influential. President Bas Walker claims environmental limits will restrict the growth of NZ's biggest earning industries, tourism and agriculture. In fact, they are being constrained by vested interests who use/bend legislation...

2008-08-11 09:01:26

By Paul Franz An enrollment counselor at J.P. McCaskey High School remains on the job after being convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia. Steven Dinnocenti, 47, of the 600 block of West Chestnut Street, was arrested and charged April 14, 2007. Dinnocenti pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, in March of this year. According to the plea agreement, Dinnocenti was ordered to pay a $100 fine to cover court costs and was sentenced to one year of...