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PlumIS - April 2021

Welcome to Plum Borough School District's newsletter, PlumIS. This publication will bring you a bit closer to each of our buildings, highlighting the numerous positive stories that are happening all across the District. We hope you enjoy reading every issue as much as we do creating each issue for you.   So each month, keep an eye out for the latest issue of PlumIS. It's an exciting time for our District. Let's all enjoy it together!           
Welcome to Plum Borough School District's newsletter, PlumIS. This publication will bring you a bit closer to each of our buildings, highlighting the numerous positive stories that are happening all across the District. We hope you enjoy reading every issue as much as we do creating each issue for you.
 
So each month, keep an eye out for the latest issue of PlumIS. It's an exciting time for our District. Let's all enjoy it together!

April marks new beginnings. Fresh flowers are in bloom and the world seems to come back to life as soil is turned over for new seeds to be planted. We peel off our winter coats, hats, and gloves and put them in storage in anticipation of a long-awaited gr

Communication Corner: Changing Seasons

April marks new beginnings. Fresh flowers are in bloom and the world seems to come back to life as soil is turned over for new seeds to be planted. We peel off our winter coats, hats, and gloves and put them in storage in anticipation of a long-awaited greeting from the sun.
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Plum Borough School District welcomes Ms. Eliana Jorgensen and Ms. Bess Milch as District School Social Workers/Home School Visitors. They are to deliver critical support services and strengthen the connection between the home and the community.   Both ar

School Social Work Hires Add Value at Right Time

Plum Borough School District welcomes two new District School Social Workers/Home School Visitors, Ms. Eliana Jorgensen and Ms. Bess Milch, who will deliver critical support services to help strengthen the connection between the home and the community. Jorgensen and Milch join an interdisciplinary team that supports students experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral issues including homelessness and food insecurity.
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Plum Senior High School Science Olympiad participants ranked 7 out of 25 schools in the northwest region in this year’s competition held in late March. Pennsylvania has 125 schools and Plum Senior High School is currently positioned at 48. Plum is headed

Senior High Science Olympiad Headed to State Competition

Plum Senior High School Science Olympiads ranked 7 out of 25 schools in the northwest region in this year’s competition held in late March. The state of Pennsylvania has 125 schools and Plum Senior High School is currently positioned at 48, and is on its way to state finals on April 17, 2021!
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Oblock Junior High School seventh-grade students participated in a career presentation in late March of this year. Students were selected to view University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Women In Information Technology presentation titled “Technology in

Healthcare Career Glimpse Goes Virtual

Oblock Junior High School seventh-grade students participated in “Technology in Health Care,” a career presentation by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Women In Information Technology that introduced students to career paths in medicine, health care, and technology.

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Spring Garden Day was on April 8th at Center Elementary School. Students had the opportunity to get outside and plant some spring crops and participate in a Spring Garden Scavenger Hunt!    This day was a learning opportunity for all students. From eating

Spring Has Sprung in a Vibrant Way

Spring Garden Day was on April 8th at Center Elementary School. Students had the opportunity to get outside and plant vegetables such as carrots, peas, radishes, beets, lettuce, and spinach, and participate in a Spring Garden Scavenger Hunt! 
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Pivik Elementary School has been given a buddy bench for its students, offering healthy social and emotional benefits. The donation has the potential to increase friendships and eliminate loneliness.  A buddy bench functions as a tool for students to expr

Taking a Seat Can Sprout Better Days

Mrs. Renee DeMichiei Farrow donated a Buddy Bench to Pivik Elementary students as a way for her family to give back to the community and pass along the lessons she learned battling bouts with bullying. Farrow who openly shares about her experiences being a bully and being on the receiving end of bullying, and said the bench is designed to create healthy social and emotional connections, encourage friendships, increase a sense of belonging, and eliminate loneliness.
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