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Holiday Cheer at JSC

Two kindergarten students from Mrs. Joyce’s class browse for gifts for their friends and family. The Holiday Gift Shop began on December 4th and ended December 10th. Kindergarten student, Joseph Petrosky said, “My favorite part of Christmas is Santa bringing him presents.”

Carly Mohl, Staffer

December 13, 2019

Students at JSC are getting into the holiday spirit by participating in the annual PTO sponsored Holiday Gift Shop. Every year, the PTO sponsors a marketplace full of affordable goodies, right in the elementary school cafeteria. The festivities began on December fourth, kicking off on the cafeteria...

JSC Students Rewarded at the Library

Nadine Popper, a school librarian and author, engages with students from Mrs. Barr’s class. Popper is the author of “Randall and Randall” which she read to the students. “I enjoyed that the author let the kids participate in the program,” said third grader Kennedy Holden.

Carly Mohl, Staffer

December 4, 2019

Last Thursday, students from John S. Clarke Elementary School were rewarded for their good behavior by having the opportunity to meet Nadine Poper, an author and school librarian, at the Pottsville Free Public Library. Poper, who was born near Cressona, wrote the books Porcupette and Randall and Randall....

John S. Clarke unveils new bus rewards program

John S. Clarke unveils new bus rewards program

Madison Wright, Staffer

October 15, 2019

John S. Clarke Elementary students Emma Culbert, Da-Shawn Jones, Ceira Kline and Kyla Ney describe what they did to receive bus bucks. Bus bucks are like pride cash and students can get them for doing what they are supposed to do on the bus. “I got a bus buck for keeping my hands and feet to myself,”...

By Students and For Students

The Walk In Art Center and the students of Pottsville Area School District worked together to paint a brand new mural. It now hangs on the wall of the Ned Hampford Natatorium. Dr. Jeffrey Zwiebel, superintendent said,

Amanda Charowsky, Expression Through Creativity Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2019

Murals are common at Pottsville Area School District.  The walls of the high school are covered in them—there are murals on every floor of the building, and each one was painted by members of the graduating class and designed to represent their four years. There’s also the mural painted ...

Furry Friends at JSC

Firs grade students at John S. Clarke Elementary Center attended an assembly to learn about animals at the Hillside SPCA.

Amanda Charowsky, Edtior

April 9, 2019

First grade students bustled into the cafeteria, all looking forward to seeing two very special guests - a dog, and a cat, residents of the Hillside SPCA shelter in Cressona. Their arrival was signaled by students whirling around in their seats and pointing as volunteers Michaela Royer and Matthew Leit...

Wells Fargo Signature Day of Caring

A Kindergarten student at John S. Clarke plays on the new playground for the first time. On October 6, 2018, Wells Fargo and over 200 volunteers descended upon John S. Clarke Elementary School to build a new playground, paint and plant flowers around the school.

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

November 6, 2018

It takes a team to get something done.   On a cloudy Saturday in early October, that team was made up of over one-hundred volunteers from Pottsville Area School District and Wells Fargo, as well as members of the community. Their goal was to dismantle the old playground in John S. Clarke’s b...

Halloween Parade at John S. Clarke

John S. Clarke teachers dressed as a fruit salad pose for a picture. Teachers and students at the elementary center held their annual Halloween parade on Friday, October 26. “The parade gives all the children something to participate in instead of doing math and reading. The parade lets the community be a part of it. The parents get to watch,” Mrs. Debbie Lecker said.

Greta Hill, Staffer

November 2, 2018

On Friday, October 26, 2018, the elementary school held a Halloween parade for the students. Costumes filled the halls as the children walked past their classrooms and peers. Monsters, angels, unicorns, and even a rubix cube were seen at the event. Mrs. LeeAnn Bosack, John S. Clarke’s art teacher, said “This...

Students navigate through the first weeks of school

With a pencil in her hand, senior Destiny Granville prepares to take notes during sociology class. Granville is one of 204 seniors in the graduating class of 2019. “Senior year is going to be great,” Granville said. “I am excited to graduate, but I am also nervous and overwhelmed.”

Alexis Yoder, Editor In Chief

September 21, 2018

Can you believe that the 2018-2019 school year is already almost a month in? While it may seem like almost yesterday that students were trying to get the most out of the last days of summer, the new school year has already brought opportunities to learn and grow.   Pottsville Area High School The first two...

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