August is now upon us, and like every August, the anticipation of a new school year has arrived. On behalf of the entire East Lycoming education family, I would like to welcome everyone back for another promising school year. I hope your summer has been enjoyable and you are as excited for the new year as I am.
We have a great deal to be proud of at East Lycoming. From the fine arts to academics, and athletics to facilities, the East Lycoming School District enjoys a reputation of excellence. Our students truly emulate our core values of Spartan Pride: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Excellence. The support our district receives from our community and School Board is greatly appreciated and a large part of the reason why our students are so successful.
If you have driven through the campus over the past few weeks, I am sure that you have noticed the construction at the Joseph Ashkar Elementary School. We have replaced the fascia, from white to Spartan Green, repaired some damaged brick and repaired the front sidewalks. I hope you will agree that the building looks fantastic.
One of our signature events for the opening of school is our “Military Appreciation Football Game.” Please join us on August 26th for our opening home football game against Lewisburg. During the pre-game activities, beginning at 6:30 pm, we will honor area veterans for their service to our country. At halftime, there will be a “swearing in” ceremony for local young men and women joining the armed forces and, after the game, there will be a fireworks extravaganza, sponsored by Muncy Bank, for all to enjoy. We invite all veterans, and currently serving military members, regardless of where you live, to participate in this event. Please arrive at the stadium at 6:15 if you would like to participate in the pregame ceremony. Please feel free to contact the District Office for more information.
There are always a great deal going on in our district. Please make sure to take advantage of our many means of communication to stay informed. You can follow us on our Facebook page, join our twitter feed, sign up for our e-newsletter, and register for our “one-call” communication system. By registering, you will receive up to the minute updates, news, and information about our district. You can find links to register on our webpage, www.eastlycoming.net
As always, the faculty and staff of the East Lycoming School District are committed to providing a quality education to the students of the East Lycoming School District. Thank you for your help and support in achieving this goal.
I look forward to seeing everyone in the next few weeks.