School briefs

July 31, 2006

Montessori Academy announces new Web site

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Montessori Academy of Chambersburg has a new Web site.

The site,, has earned the American Association of Webmasters' Gold Award, and provides information about the Montessori philosophy, culture and education experienced by students in all-day kindergarten through eighth grade, according to a Montessori press release.

The Web site was developed by Global Data Consultants LLC, according to the release.

The academy currently is accepting enrollment applications for the coming school year, full-day kindergarten and extended day programs. There might be financial aid and busing available.

For information, application packets and school tours, call Head of School John Krebs at 717-261-1110.

Registration deadline nears for the September ACT test

The next ACT test will be administered Sept. 16. and students who wish to take the exam must register by Aug. 18.


There is a later registration postmark deadline of Aug. 25, but an additional fee is charged for late registrations, according to an ACT press release.

Students may register online at, or pick up registration forms at high school guidance counseling offices.

The cost is $29 for the traditional ACT, and $43 for students who take the optional ACT Writing Test, according to the release.

Tuscarora School District announces registration dates

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Tuscarora School District will hold registration for new students Aug. 7, 9, 16 and 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at James Buchanan Middle School at 5191 Fort Loudon Road in Mercersburg.

School system officials recommend that parents or guardians call 717-328-3127, ext. 2802, to make an appointment to register, although walk-ins are accepted, according to a press release from the school district.

Registration forms are available on the school district's Web site at

The following items are needed to register a new student:

· Child's birth certificate or baptism certificate.

· Custody documentation (if it applies).

· Immunization record.

· Social Security card or number.

· Two proofs of residency in the school district.

· 2005-06 report card from the previous school or an address or phone number of the previous school.

· Any special services information or paperwork.

Technical high school teacher attends institute in Florida

Beverly Bonebrake of Washington County Technical High School, took part in the Florida Culinary Institute, a South Florida post-secondary culinary institution.

FCI played host to culinary educators recently with a Summer Skills Workshop that attracts food service personnel and teachers from around the world.

This year's workshop - held July 20-23 - featured the culinary art of Garde Manger, which refers to the preparing and presenting of cold foods.

The workshop's focus included salads, hors d'oeuvres and appetizers with an Indian influence. Garde Manger also encompasses decorative arts such as table arrangements and edible centerpieces. Garde Manger is considered among the most skilled and creative specialties in the culinary field, according to a press release from the institute.

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