November 19, 2012

School celebrates Colonial Day

ADAMS TWP — Second-graders at Mars Elementary School will participate in a Colonial Day celebration on Wednesday.

The event will offer students a full day of hands-on learning activities that support the students' social studies unit on American history. The day will include sessions on colonial toys, games and music; Native American games; butter churning; achievement feathers, popcorn stringing, wampum belts, doll-making and more.

Students and teachers will also dress in clothing representative of the colonial time period. For more information, contact Kelli Schiffauer, second grade teacher, at 724-625-3161.

Mars launches math resources webpage

ADAMS TWP — Parents in search of information regarding Mars School District's mathematics curriculum and programs can now view the district's “Mathematics Resources” webpage at

The page features comprehensive information regarding grade-level (K-8) and subject-based (9-12) mathematics curriculum; Keystone and PSSA testing; Pennsylvania and Common Core standards; and online resources for both parents and students. Links to each mathematics teacher's individual Edline page are also available.

Parents who log on to the district's Edline website will find a link to the “Mathematics Resources” page under the “Academics” tab on the District's homepage or under the “For Parents” tab on each individual school page.

All parents were issued an individual Parent Activation Code to access their student's information via the District's Edline website. Any parents who have yet to activate their Edline account or require an activation code should contact their student's school building directly.

For more information regarding the “Mathematics Resources” page, contact Matt Friedman, assistant superintendent, at 724-625-1518, ext. 1503.