Wednesday, November 2, 2016
| Mindset is a simple idea discovered by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck from decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.
In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They believe that talent alone creates success—without effort.
In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.
Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. It enhances relationships.|
Monday November 14, 2016 EHMIS Lab 140 6:00-7:00 pm FREE
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*No child care will be provided. These are evenings for adults to attend ONLY.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The 2016 Christmas Committee of Downtown Hanover announces the annual Santa Parade and Bike Decorating Contest. The Holiday Parade is Friday, November 25, 2016, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Downtown Hanover. The bike decorating contest is for students 1st grade through 6th grade. Those entering the bike contest and other parade participants must use a Christmas theme on their bikes. We also invite family groups to participate in the parade. A parent must accompany their children participating in the parade. The parade forms at the Baer Avenue Playground at 8:00 a.m. All judging takes place beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m. Registration forms for the parade are available by calling Janet Black at 717-637-1768. Deadline for registering bikes is November 16, 2016. All participants in the parade must be pre-registered.
~ Janet Black, Parade Chairman
Friday, September 30, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
West Manheim will be hosting our Grandparents’ Day differently this year. Grandparents will be invited to visit learners on the following days.
Grades 3, 4, & 5 visitation will be on Friday, November 11, 2016.
· Kindergarten and grades 1 & 2 visitation will be on Friday, April 21, 2017.
More information and times will be sent home at a later date.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Did you know that South Western School District has launched a K-12 mentoring program?
This year, South Western will be implementing a mentoring program that a dedicated group of educators and community members have been developing for the past two years. The purpose of the mentoring program is to support struggling learners by facilitating positive, personal, and relational development in preparation for lifelong personal growth. Our hope is that adult mentors can support learners in the areas of; organization, time management, study skills, career exploration, relationship building, and communication/social skills.
We are currently looking for dedicated and passionate volunteers, with flexibility in their personal schedules to be able to meet with learners during the school day. Any adult who is interested in making a difference and being a positive role model is encouraged to volunteer. Training is provided to all qualified mentors as well as continued support throughout the mentoring process. For more information about the program, our application and screening process, and to obtain an application to be a mentor, please be in contact with one of the following individuals:
Allen Bittinger, High School Mentor Coordinator
Allen_Bittinger@swsd.k12.pa.us (717) 633-4807
Travis Wildason, EHMIS Mentor Coordinator
Travis_Wildasin@swsd.k12.pa.us (717) 633-4840
Jill Shirey, Baresville Mentor Coordinator
Jill_Shirey@swsd.k12.pa.us (717) 633-4870
Barbara Piatt, Manheim Mentor Coordinator
Erin Hanson, Park Hills Mentor Coordinator
Erin_Hanson@swsd.k12.pa.us (717) 633-4880
Matthew Kolb, West Manheim Mentor Coordinator
Matthew_Kolb@swsd.k12.pa.us (717) 633-4890