April 24, 2013

Mars 2nd graders plan food drive

ADAMS TWP — Second and third graders in Sarah Sondej and Jessica Semler's classes, respectively, at Mars Elementary School will hold a schoolwide food drive April 29 to May 3.

The food drive is being offered as part of the students' social studies lesson on the importance of volunteers and volunteering. Throughout the student-driven project, the second-graders will give speeches about the drive, create posters, collect nonperishable food donations, and graph the results.

Donations may be dropped off at the school's main office, Monday through Friday, during school hours. On May 3 parent volunteers will transport all collected food items to The Lighthouse Foundation in Middlesex Township.

For more information, call 724-625-3161.

Students inducted into honor society

ADAMS TWP — Numerous Mars High School students were inducted into the school's National Honor Society on April 18.

Students are seniors Jordan Barley, Teresa Dallatore, Erica Hans, Hyok In Kwon and Bethany Perri; juniors Nathan Albensi, Matthew Astbury, Devin Beacom, Noah Bezaire, Valerie Cesare, Elizabeth Dakan, Kyle Deddo, Lindsey Douglass, Shihan Fang, Charles Frye, Christopher Georgiadis, Zachary Landau, Julie Lenoir, Teva Mayer, Robb Miller, Derek Prijatelj, Justin Schell, Lindsay Seipp, Avery Snyder, James Srock, Christopher Winner, Taylor Zediker and Alexi Zika; and sophomores Kendall Angeletti, Nathan Bayuk, Angela Botti, Madison Brown, Reilly Butler, Callie Carlson, Nicholas DeLeone, Mara Flaherty, Sara Getsy, Tyler Grove, Logan Gavala, Claire Georgiadis, Morgan Herold, Palmer Holcomb, Samantha Hornyak, Brendan Knox, Leo Lamantia, Tyler Latch, Christopher Lorch, Benjamin Luce, Alex Mallin, Reed McDonough, Megan McLaughlin, Sonya McLaughlin, Cole McManus, Peter McMaster, Megan Moser, Alyssa Murtagh, Bradley Nanna, Justina Nichols, John Nolan, Jenna Odom, Nicholas Ollio, Suzanne Papik, Nick Pecora, Andrew Plesniak, Andee Reynolds, Geena Richards, Carly Riemer, Gabe Spurlock, Noah Tresky, Hannah Webb, Markus Wesley, Lauren Wilcox, Bonnie Workman and Logan Wright.

Throughout the school year, National Honor Society members participate in a variety of service-related projects. For more information, contact Charlesa Fassinger, National Honor Society adviser, at 724-625-1581.

Primary center to hold 'P.C. Play Date'

ADAMS TWP — Mars Primary Center will hold a “P.C. Play Date” kindergarten preview in two sessions from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 15.

The event is open to all students who are registered to attend the school's kindergarten program for the 2013-14 school year and their parents. Participants will meet the school's kindergarten teachers, join in a computer lab activity, and play on the school's playground.

The purpose of the program is to aid students in making the transition into the Mars Primary Center kindergarten program. To RSVP, call 724-625-1588 before May 2.