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December 5, 2011
A pickup truck rear-ended a Greencastle-Antrim School District bus on Williamsport Pike Monday just before 3 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police said. Two students were taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital with minor injuries, and the juvenile driver of the Ford Ranger also was taken to that hospital with minor injuries, according to Trooper Rowe from the Chambersburg barrack. "It was neck and back pains, but it wasn't anything significant," Rowe said, adding that the teenagers were walking and talking.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 19, 2012
Beginning June 1, the Chambersburg (Pa.) Cardinals and Clarissa's Dance Studio will pay a rental fee to meet in the Greencastle-Antrim School District. At Thursday's Greencastle-Antrim School Board meeting, board members unanimously voted to charge certain organizations for using district facilities. The former policy was more than 15 years old, Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover said.. "We lose money because we provide electricity," Hoover said. "We are trying to recoup some of the expenses.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 23, 2011
Trying to find the perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for person? How about naming a classroom in his/her honor for $5,000? The Greencastle-Antrim School District is selling naming rights to just about everything in sight from classrooms and cafeterias to wrestling mats. "There's nothing left unturned. Everything is up for grabs except the water fountains and the bathrooms," Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover said with a laugh. Naming stadiums or even classrooms is nothing new on college campuses.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 21, 2012
Greencastle-Antrim School District met state adequate yearly progress benchmarks for reading and math last school year, but the elementary school did not. Bob Crider, director of educational operations, gave a presentation to the school board Thursday night on the district's AYP results. He said the district as a whole made AYP, but the elementary school is on a warning list due to two subgroups - economically disadvantaged in reading and IEP (Individualized Educational Program)
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 3, 2011
F&M Trust of Chambersburg, Pa., gave the Greencastle-Antrim School District's $2.5 million capital campaign a financial boost with a $75,000 naming rights commitment. The announcement was made to cheers during halftime at Friday's home football game between the Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils and the Waynesboro Indians. Ken Ditzler, senior vice president marketing manager for F&M Trust, said the $75,000 will be spread over a five-year period. For its donation to G-A MAAX, the group that's leading the fundraising effort, F&M will have a sign erected above the scoreboard at Kaley Field.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2012
It's a boom year for class sizes in the Greencastle-Antrim school district, according to Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover. “If the numbers hold true this year, we will be close to the biggest growth year ever” (in the district's history), Hoover said Monday. While school officials were anticipating 3,100 students, Hoover said they won't have an accurate count until they do a three-day tally on Wednesday. But classes are bursting at the seams. “We are running out of room and trying to make ends meet with the budget,” Hoover said.
NEWS
January 29, 2012
Mountain View Reclamation and Waste Management of Pennsylvania, in cooperation with the Citizens Advisory Committee of Antrim and Montgomery Townships, invites high school seniors who are residents of the Greencastle-Antrim School District or Montgomery Township to apply for a one-time scholarship award.  A maximum of $5,000 for students from each area has been reserved for the scholarship. Awards totaling $5,000 will be distributed to high school seniors from Greencastle-Antrim School District and $5,000 in awards will be distributed to high school seniors from Montgomery Township.  The number of awards, and the amount of the individual scholarship award, will be decided by a selection committee.
EDUCATION
June 6, 2011
Mountain View Reclamation has awarded $10,000 in a scholarship program for the students of Montgomery Township and Greencastle-Antrim School District. Winners from Montgomery Township are Laken Lynch, Amber Leidig, Brady Blair and John Braun. Winners from Greencastle- Antrim are Daniel Combs, Kaitlyn Benachowski Stephanie Leidig and Sarah Jansen.     The scholarship program, developed by Mountain View Reclamation and the Citizens Advisory Committee of Antrim and Montgomery Townships, recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the classroom, extracurricular activities, community involvement and employment experiences.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 4, 2012
Images from Ohio show many of Chardon High School's 1,100 students walking down tree-lined streets late last week as they returned to their brown-brick school building just days after a deadly shooting. Without the “Chardon” shirts, it could almost be easy to mistake the pictures for ones taken in Franklin County's communities. And that is what gives pause to those responsible for our schools. “My heart goes out to that community. At the very core of our mission (as educators)
EDUCATION
May 16, 2012
The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation selected Greg Boyer as the 2012 recipient of the Ambassador Scholarship.  The goal of the program is to build future leaders who are committed to service and their community. The $10,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Greencastle-Antrim School District to support emerging leaders in the community's youth.  Greg is an Eagle Scout of America and has active membership in nine organizations that serve the school, community and his church.   The foundation also selected Patricia Kotrady and Sarah Gipe to receive Ambassador Book Awards of $500.
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OBITUARIES
June 16, 2013
James Michael “Mike” Hall, 64, of Greencastle, Pa., passed away Friday, June 14, 2013. Born April 22, 1949, in Meadville, Pa., he was a son of the late James Oscar and Alice Euliano Hall. He had been a Franklin County, Pa., resident for 39 years. Mike was a graduate of Churchill Area High School in Pittsburgh and Edinboro (Pa.) University.  He was a social studies teacher and coach in the Greencastle-Antrim School District before embarking on an entrepreneurial career as a sales engineer and owner of Hagerstown Industrial Supply Co. He especially loved American history, politics and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
Franklin County's career and technology center will showcase the school's $14 million renovation and expansion during a day-long open house Saturday. The open house at the newly named CareerTech is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school's campus on Loop Road. A full day of activities is on tap including tours of the school at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. “I'm hoping that the public sees the value in what they have invested in in order to upgrade (our facilities) and move this school forward for the future,” said Keith Yohn, administrative director of CareerTech.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxannmiller@comcast.net | February 7, 2013
The Greencastle-Antrim School Board on Thursday approved a preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year. The budget projects revenues of $34,573,795 and expenditures at $35,249,115. Despite a budgetary shortfall of more than $675,000, business manager Jolinda Wilson said the district has options for closing the gap between revenues and expenditures. “We have many options that we are considering,” Wilson said after the meeting. “I don't have details on that right now.” There was no board discussion on how the district would balance the 2013-14 budget.
LIFESTYLE
December 21, 2012
Roy and Virginia Mitchell of State Line, Pa., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 8, 2012. They were married in 1962 at the Milford EUB Church with the Rev. Lloyd Mulhollem officiating. Mrs. Mitchell is the daughter of the late Lewis and Blanche Miller. She graduated in 1961 from Rockwood Joint High School and retired after driving a school bus for 12 years for the Greencastle-Antrim School District. Mr. Mitchell is the son of the late Leroy and Goldie Mitchell. He graduated in 1957 from Somerset Area High School, served four-and-a-half years in the U.S. Navy, and worked at Mack Trucks for 30 1/2 years before retiring in 1994.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 21, 2012
Greencastle-Antrim School District met state adequate yearly progress benchmarks for reading and math last school year, but the elementary school did not. Bob Crider, director of educational operations, gave a presentation to the school board Thursday night on the district's AYP results. He said the district as a whole made AYP, but the elementary school is on a warning list due to two subgroups - economically disadvantaged in reading and IEP (Individualized Educational Program)
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2012
It's a boom year for class sizes in the Greencastle-Antrim school district, according to Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover. “If the numbers hold true this year, we will be close to the biggest growth year ever” (in the district's history), Hoover said Monday. While school officials were anticipating 3,100 students, Hoover said they won't have an accurate count until they do a three-day tally on Wednesday. But classes are bursting at the seams. “We are running out of room and trying to make ends meet with the budget,” Hoover said.
NEWS
By BILL KOHLER | billk@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2012
Thousands of students will be returning to class in Franklin County, Pa., on Monday and administrators said they are ready. In Greencastle, Pa., about 3,100 students are expected at Greencastle-Antrim School District's four schools, according to Superintendent Greg Hoover. Hoover said that is about 100 more students than last year, which was the district's highest student total ever. “This is a major increase for us,” said Hoover, who is starting his sixth year at the helm of the district.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 24, 2012
A special screening of the movie “Greencastle” will be held in its namesake community this September to raise money for arts and athletics. Officials with the G-A MAAX organization hosted a press conference Sunday to announce a showing of the movie filmed in town. “Greencastle,” which opened in March, is being screened at film festivals and is being prepared for release on Blu-Ray, DVD and some theaters. The Sept. 15 screening at Greencastle-Antrim High School will provide its own milestone.
LIFESTYLE
May 23, 2012
Winifred E. Harvie of Greencastle, Pa., was appointed a grand officer at the 2012 Maryland Session of the Order of the Eastern Star held May 2 in Ocean City, Md. Harvie will travel with the grand family of officers throughout Maryland. She also will attend sessions in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as the Triennial in Texas. She is looking forward to meeting other members of the order and traveling during the next year. Harvie is a member of Queen Esther Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 3, which meets at the Masonic Temple at 54 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.
EDUCATION
May 16, 2012
The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation selected Greg Boyer as the 2012 recipient of the Ambassador Scholarship.  The goal of the program is to build future leaders who are committed to service and their community. The $10,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Greencastle-Antrim School District to support emerging leaders in the community's youth.  Greg is an Eagle Scout of America and has active membership in nine organizations that serve the school, community and his church.   The foundation also selected Patricia Kotrady and Sarah Gipe to receive Ambassador Book Awards of $500.
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