The Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee met Sept. 17 in the municipal building for its bimonthly meeting.
Recreation Director Genny Baillie, Chair Mark Wilson, Vice Chair Patrick Jacoby, Secretary Kimberly Ringhoffer and members Francis J. McCullough and Frank Adamcik were in attendance.
The committee reviewed Community Day which was held in conjunction with National Night Out Aug. 7.
For over 75 years, Mountain House has offered an opportunity for Girl Scouts in every age group to be creative in the art center, swim, perform on stage, sing songs, get messy with science, learn outdoor cooking, try a low-ropes challenge course, participate in nature activities or learn archery.
Mountain House, in Salisbury Township, is one of three Girl Scout day camps – the others are in Valley Forge and Lafayette Hills.
Girl Scout resident camps are Laughing Waters, in Gilbertsville, Mosey Wood, in White Haven, Shelly Ridge, in Miquon, and Wood Haven, in Pine Grove.
Salisbury Township School District Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss and Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Lynn Fuini-Hetten planned an opening convocation Aug. 22 at Salisbury High School for every employee of the school district.
All employees were treated to a breakfast of homemade blueberry and chocolate chip muffins and build your own parfait with yogurt and strawberries, blueberries, graham cracker and granola toppings.
A special Salisbury Township School District board meeting was held Aug. 6 to approve two new hires to the district.
Directors Joseph Gnall, Mary Ziegler and Susan Lea did not attend the meeting.
Kelly Pauling was approved as the 12-month director of teaching and learning. Pauling replaces Ross Cooper who resigned Dec. 22, 2017, as supervisor of instructional practice for the district. Pauling has been working in the district as a part-time interim supervisor of instruction practice since Jan. 24.
Members of the Salisbury Township School District operations committee met Aug. 6 to discuss a number of items including the softball field dugout bids.
Director of Facilities, Safety and Security William Brackett told the committee bids were received and all bids were double the budgeted amount for the project of $75,000.
Many clubs, foundations and organizations support the Salisbury Township School District, all comprised of many volunteers.
“The Salisbury Township School District recognizes the purpose of such organizations is to assist and support, but not to direct or supplant the existing activity of the district,” according to Board Policy 6A2.
All organizations must be board approved.
For residents new to the school district and/or for those who wish to volunteer, there are recent requirements for volunteering in the school buildings.
Board Policy 6A.1 states the district, “recognizes that the talent, skills and experience of community members help enrich student educational and non-curricular activities.”
The policy, updated in August 2016, details the steps necessary for volunteers to work with children in the district.
The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee met July 16 for an update on parks and activities in the township. The committee meets every two months.
Director Kim Ringhoffer provided a report on the planned Community Day in conjunction with the police department’s National Night Out scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7.
Seniors 65 and older who reside in Salisbury Township have a new benefit of reaching the golden age.
Salisbury seniors can receive a card from the school district for free admission to home sporting events and the fall and spring plays.
The pass will admit the senior and a guest to the events. There are some exceptions, which include events not sponsored by the school district.
These cards have no expiration date and can be obtained by calling Mary Bishop at 610-797-2062, extension 1000.
At the request of Beth Prokesch, seventh grade English teacher and Salisbury Middle School English Department liaison, Senior Deputy District Attorney Anna-Kristie Marcks visited students in seventh grade as part of the curriculum of career choices.
Prokesch met Marcks in 2015 while serving on jury duty. Marcks was the lead attorney on the case and Prokesch was very impressed with her.