Greencastle-Antrim life skills, autistic support students serve treats to school board
The five new members of the Greencastle-Antrim School Board got a sweet welcome to the board and the other four members also enjoyed hot chocolate thanking them for their service Dec. 2.
The board got to see education in action as students from Greencastle-Antrim Middle School life skills and autistic support classes served hot chocolate and marshmallows from their coffee cart at the reorganization meeting in the Antrim Township building.
At the middle school, the students take orders from teachers and administrators, shop for what they need and prepare treats and beverages, which are delivered once a week via the coffee cart. They also shop for materials and man the middle school bookstore.
"They do a great job," Mike McManus, 6-12 principal, said.
The five new board members — Hal Myers, Janon Gray, Eileen Dickinson, Rich Davis and Christopher Bonillas — were sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Duane Cunningham.
Tracy Baer was elected president of the board for a one-year term, with Dr. Carter Davidson as vice president.
The reorganization also included the following committee assignments:
Franklin County Career and Technology Center Joint Operating Committee — Shannon Yates and Rich Davis; alternate Tracy Baer
Franklin County Career and Technology Center Technical Authority — Tracy Baer; alternate Eileen Dickinson
Franklin Learning Center Joint Committee — Tracy Baer; alternate Eileen Dickinson
Franklin County Council of Governments — Eileen Dickinson; alternate Shannon Blanchard
Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce — Dr. Lura Hanks, superintendent; alternate Shannon Blanchard
Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation — Dr. Carter Davidson
Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. 12 Board of Directors — Janon Gray
Tayamentasachta Advisory Board — Christopher Bonillas; alternate Dr. Carter Davidson
Facilities Development Committee — Dr. Carter Davidson, Hal Myers, Shannon Yates
Negotiations Committee —Shannon Blanchard, Tracy Baer, Christopher Bonillas
Personnel Committee — Shannon Blanchard, Rich Davis, Eileen Dickinson
Finance Committee — Janon Gray, Tracy Baer, Shannon Blanchard
Transportation Committee — Hal Myers, Rich Davis, Christopher Bonillas
Franklin County Area Tax Board/Tax Collection Committee — Caroline Royer, business manager; alternate Eric Holtzman
Early Learning Committee — Hal Myers, Eileen Dickinson, Janon Gray
Shawn Hardy is a reporter with Gannett's Franklin County newspapers in south-central Pennsylvania — the Echo Pilot in Greencastle, The Record Herald in Waynesboro and the Public Opinion in Chambersburg. She has more than 35 years of journalism experience. Reach her at email@example.com