Monday, January 17, 2011

BF Collects for Troops

Ben Franklin students collected supplies during the month of October for US troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 700 items were collected. Mrs. Eicher’s 8th Grade homeroom collected the most supplies with 239 items. All supplies will be sent to the troops through the Uniontown War and Veterans Committee.

Top Row – Zack Helisek, Annalise Ranaldi, Juanita Harris, Joe Joseph, Lucas Stinger, and Kima Harris

Bottom Row – Tyler Tolbert, Keremy Kelley, and Maggie Franks

Local Students Raise Funds in Pennies for Patients

The Student Council and all of the students and staff at Ben Franklin School in the Uniontown Area School District participated in the “Pennies for Patients Program” which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Ben Franklin raised $596.73 to fight for a cure and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

UAEA Teachers Give Gifts to Local Children

During the Christmas holiday, members of the Uniontown Area School District teaching staff collected and donated gifts to local children in need. The teachers' union donated several hundred dollars worth of gifts for a local child to open on Chirstmas morning. Other teachers in the union donated gifts to make other children's holidays bright. The children were within the Uniontown area and otherwise would not have gifts to open on Christmas morning. A teacher in the union runs the program giving gifts to many children in the area. This is just one way the Uniontown teachers are trying to give back to the community.
Picture Caption: Several teachers from the Uniontown Area Education Association show a few of the gifts donated to local children for the Christmas holiday.

Uniontown Area High School Holiday donations

Faculty and staff in the Uniontown Area School District recently collected monetary and food donations that were used to make food boxes and purchase turkey vouchers for students and their families in the district. Twenty families received boxes and $15.00 turkey vouchers.

Uniontown High School recieves visit from Mobile Lab

Students in Carla Lowden's Uniontown High School biology class recently conducted scientific investigations in the the Mobile Lab from Pitt University. The Mobile Lab—a self-contained, traveling laboratory that allows students to use current, high-end equipment to perform laboratory investigations—is the latest exciting addition to a very active K-12 science education outreach effort sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biological Sciences. Students practiced micropipetting while learning about natural selection. During the natural selection experiment, students competed two different harmless non-pathogenic strains of Salmonella bacteria against each other to see which one was more successful at evading be eaten by a amoebae predator. The experiment tested a new hypothesis about how humans and animals succumb to bacterial infection.

Uniontown High School Contributes.

In the last quarter of 2010, Uniontown Area High School faculty and staff made the following contributions:

American Cancer Society: $238
East End United Community Center: $205
Domestic Violence Shelter: $180
Fayette Friends of Animals: $165

High School Sparkle Contributions

On December 21, Uniontown Area High School faculty and staff contributed $200 to the Sparkle campaign. Thanks so much to everyone for donating.