Women educators from the Phi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International presented checks for the three Wallenpaupack elementary school libraries at the November School Board meeting.
WALLENPAUPACK - Women educators from the Phi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International presented checks for the three Wallenpaupack elementary school libraries at the November School Board meeting.
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Making their appearance before the board were Doris Goerlitz, Gayle Koropchak and their Treasurer, Regina Campbell. She has been a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for 57 years.
Checks for $250 each were presented for the libraries at the South Elementary, North Primary and North Intermediate schools. The money comes from the Doris M. Goerlitz Educational Fund Scholarship. Goerlitz retired from teaching at Honesdale High School.
Campbell said that their chapter is made up of active or retired women teachers associated with Wallenpaupack, Wayne Highlands, Western Wayne and Delaware Valley school districts. They support women, children and education on various levels, including through legislation, donations or hands-on activities. They work with Victims Intervention Program and help provide scholarships for women in other countries who wish to come here to obtain college degrees. Donations are given in this country for women furthering their education.
Each year they take a turn with a different school district and give donations for the elementary school libraries.
“We do this every year happily,” Campbell said. “Because I think we all know, if you can have a reader, you can have someone who can be educated.”
Board Chairman John Spall thanked the Phi Chapter for their generous contribution.
Three of the “outstanding” seniors in the Class of 2018, WAHS, were honored by the School Board. They are Richard Nadolski, Kathleen Lane and Travis York.
The son of Diane and Matt Nadolski, Richard plans to pursue Civil Engineering at a four-year university.
Kathleen is the daughter of Catherine and Robert Lane. She plans to attend a four year college or university to major in Broadcast Journalism.
Travis York is the son of Dawn and Kevin York. Travis plans to attend a four year university on a ROTC scholarship and major in Wildlife and Fisheries Science.
December meeting date
The next Wallenpaupack School Board meeting is set for Wednesday, December 6, a different date than normal. A re-organizational meeting is held at 5:30 p.m. followed by a committee meeting at 5:45 and the regular board meeting at 6 p.m., all at the High School Library. A closed, executive board session occurs at 4:30 p.m.
More information about the November board meeting may be found at the district website, www.wallenpaupack,org. Under “Board of Education” choose “BoardDocs.”
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