Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November Parent Learning Event

 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.


Learn about:

  • What is a mindset?
  • Difference between Fixed and Growth Mindsets
  • Methods for instilling growth mindset in children


Resources:

  

Monday November 14, 2016      EHMIS Lab 140      6:00-7:00 pm    FREE

Click here to register:
*No child care will be provided. These are evenings for adults to attend ONLY.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Christmas 2016 Downtown Hanover

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Grandparents' Day Change.....

West Manheim will be hosting our Grandparents’ Day differently this year.  Grandparents will be invited to visit learners on the following days.
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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.

Thank you!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Would you like to be a mentor at South Western?



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
                        Barbara_Piatt@swsd.k12.pa.us          (717)229-2930

            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