Education

LHU helping prepare students for life after college

LOCK HAVEN— The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) at Lock Haven University is a one-stop-shop for LHU students, offering a myriad of resources and services to empower students to explore meaningful work and pursue competitive careers. The CCPD’s initiative is a ...

LHU social work program named one of the most affordable

LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven University’s bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) recently was recognized by Human Services Edu on their 2019 Best BSW Programs list as one of the most affordable programs in America. Human Services Edu assessed hundreds of schools around the nation and created ...

CMMS Mini-THON preview

CMMS will hold its 4th annual Mini-THON on May 3rd. The Mini-THON committee has been raising funds all year to help the Four Diamonds organization. Four Diamonds is an organization that supports childhood cancer. The theme this year is “Under the Sea-Wipe Out Cancer”. There will be ...

Dr. Seuss Week

By Liana Dion and Paige Confer Dr. Seuss week is a celebration for his achievements. Mrs. Onuskanich a teacher at Central Mountain Middle School has been doing the Dr. Seuss week for 18 years, but only 3 out of the 18 have been with CMMS. March 1st was the kick off of Dr. Seuss week. ...

Great Kindness Challenge

By Jasmine McCulley & Jaylyn Powers The Great Kindness Challenge was brought to Central Mountain Middle School. Mrs. O was the lead ambassador of the challenge, along with 20 student ambassadors. The whole school and world was involved in making the halls of their schools a positive ...

Trench Ball

By Adalynn Mckeague and Michelle Johnson The Trench Ball tournament was hosted at Central Mountain Middle School as a reward for the kids. Mrs. Strouse, the organizer of the tournament, said, “We planned the tournament because we wanted a new and fun way to reward the kids, so we chose ...

CMMS is too good for drugs

By-Cassidy Martin & Dakota Geyer-Burd Central Mountain’s 7th graders are participating in a health program, “Too Good For Drugs.” The program teaches students about decision-making, communication, and life skills. A 7th grade student Abigail McElwain says, “Too Good for Drugs ...

Basketball awards

By Paige Confer and Liana Dion Sixth grade students, Macy Plowman and Cooper Bottorf were awarded trophies for their sportsmanship as part of the Central PA Elementary Basketball Program. Macy said, ‘’this award was important because my team only won two games.” Macy tried her best ...

Frog dissection

Annalise Mann & Emerson Bressle As the quarter comes to an end, 7th grade science teacher, Mrs. Nyman, decided to bring some fun into her classroom and introduce her students to the dissection of frogs. “It helped reinforce structure and function of the body systems,” she says. ...

Chess club

By Aubree Ambacher Chess club is a club of skill, technique, and learning. Ethan Fourney and Matthew Mantie play chess because they picked up the hobby because of a loved one or friend. Who wins more between these two? Matthew wins more because he has more strategies against Ethan. The most ...

8th grade trip to the high school

By Fatima Kaba & Onalisa Heverly On February 28th or March 4th eighth grade students from CMMS were given the opportunity to spend half the day at the high school. They were exploring and getting ideas of what classes they want to take next year. There are several different CTC ...

Stock Market Challenge

Jocelyn Sproat & Taylor Koch One of the American Studies teachers at Central Mountain Middle School, Mrs. Sara Strouse, gave her students the opportunity to engage in the society and economy around them by experiencing the stock market and how it works by requiring them to participate in ...

Calling All Cooks: Crowd-pleasing cakes for all

By LISA ANDRUS-WELCH The Easter holiday will be here before we know it and because I like to plan ahead, I’ve begun thinking about my menu, which I’ll share in following weeks. For now, let’s start with dessert. Since there will be quite a few of us at the table I need a dessert that can ...

Fall Reading Competition

By Jocelyn Sproat and Taylor Koch The Fall InterScholastic Reading Competition took place at Bellwood Antis High School on November 13th, 2018. Twenty-two teams competed in 3 rounds with 30 questions per round. There were 15 questions for each team with a chance to steal. Each team had 20 ...

Central Mountain Middle School food drive

By Adalynn Mckeague Central Mountain Middle School holds a Food Drive for the Salvation Army every year. Ms. Dangle started the food drive 5 years ago. However, for the last few years Mr. Gill and the Student SWPBS have been in charge of the food drive. The canned food goes to the ...

NaNoWriMo

By Cassidy Martin, Annalise Mann, & Emerson Bressler November is known as national novel writing month, or NANOWRIMO. NaNoWriMo is an opportunity for young writers across the world to write their own novel. At Central Mountain Middle School, Mrs.Proctor, a Reading and English teacher, ...

Honors Banquet

By: Paige Confer and Liana Dion CMMS’s annual Honors Banquet was held on November 6th for the 7th graders, and November 14th for the 8th graders. The students were awarded for their academic performance from the previous year. Two hundred thirty one total kids were awarded with a ...

Club Spotlight: Ski Club

By Jasmine McCulley and Jaylyn Powers If you love the cold and the ski slopes Ski Club at CMMS might be for you! The Ski Club is one of many club options for students at CMMS to sign up for. Mr. Laubscher is the CMMS Ski Club advisor. He grew up skiing and has a passion for it. This ...

Mrs. Dangle’s posters

By Paige Confer and Liana Dion Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) writing is a huge focus that Reading and English teachers work on for months prior to the PSSA. Students are required to write this type of essay on the PSSA each year. Seventh grade teacher, Ms. Donna Dangle created an ...

CMMS Shout Outs

By Onalisa Heverly and Fatima Kaba CMMS would like to give a shout out to Heverly’s Tree Farm for contributing a Christmas tree to our Snowball Dance on December 14, 2018. The School Wide team used it to collect hats and gloves for children in our community that needed them. The ...