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School Closings and Delays for Friday (3/17/17)

Assumption BVM- Closed Friday

Blue Mountain- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Child Development (Schuylkill Co.)- Head Start/Pre K Counts Closed; Childcare Open Regular Time

Gillingham Charter School- Closed Friday; Service Project; for Sat. 3/18 cancelled

Hazleton Area- Closed Friday; offices open

Immanuel Christ (Hazleton)- Closed Friday

Jim Thorpe Area- Closed Friday

Lehighton Area- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Mahanoy Area- Closed Friday; all staff report 9am

Marian Catholic (Tamaqua)- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Minersville Area SD- Closed Friday

Mount Carmel- Closed Friday 

Nativity BVM- 2 Hour Delay (Friday) 

North Schuylkill Area- Closed Friday; all staff report 9am

Panther Valley- Closed Friday

Pine Grove Area- Closed Friday

Pottsville Area- Closed Friday

Schuylkill Haven Area- Closed Friday

Schuylkill Maple Ave- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Schuylkill Tech North- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Shenandoah Valley SD- 2 HR DELAY; Emergency Bus Stops in effe

Shamokin Area- Closed Friday; Kindergarten registration ; Postponed

Saint Ambrose (Haven)- 2 Hour Delay; 3:30 Dismissal; No 8 AM Mas

St. Clair Area- Closed Friday

Saint Jerome (Tamaqua)- Closed Friday

Saint Nicholas (Minersville)- Closed Friday

Tamaqua Area- 2 Hour Delay (Friday); Modified KG

Trinity Academy- Closed Friday 

Tri-Valley SD- Closed Friday

Weatherly Area- 2 Hour Delay (Friday) 

School Closings & Delays for Thursday (3/16/17)

Assumption BVM- Closed Thursday

Blue Mountain- Closed Thursday; School Board COW moved to 3/23

Child Development (Sch. County)-Childcare @ 9 AM; Head Start & Pre-K Counts Closed Thursday 

Gillingham Charter- Closed Thursday; board meeting rescheduled to 3/23

Hazleton Area- Closed Thursday

Jim Thorpe Area- Closed Thursday

Lehighton Area- Closed Thursday

Line Mountain- Closed Thursday 

Mahanoy Area – Closed Thursday

Marian Catholic (Tamaqua)- Closed Thursday: early dismissal cancelled Friday

Minersville Area- Closed Thursday; agenda meeting moved to 3/21 at 7PM

Mount Carmel- Closed Thursday

Nativity BVM- Closed Thursday

North Schuylkill – Closed Thursday

Panther Valley- Closed Thursday 

Pine Grove Area- Closed Thursday

Pottsville Area SD- Closed Thursday 

Saint Jerome Regional (Tamaqua)-   Closed Thursday

Schuylkill Tech North/South- Closed Thursday

Schuylkill Haven Area- Closed Thursday; School board meeting cancelled, moved to 3/22/17

Schuylkill Maple Avenue- Closed Thursday

Schuylkill Special Education Center-  Closed Tomorrow

Shamokin Area- Closed Thursday; kindergarten registration postponed

Shenandoah Valley- Closed Thursday

Saint Ambrose (Skill Haven)- Closed Thursday

Saint Joseph Regional (Tamaqua)- Closed Thursday

Saint Nicholas (Minersville)- Closed Thursday

Tamaqua Area- Closed Thursday; board meeting postponed to 3/21/17

Tri-Valley SD- Closed Thursday

Weatherly Area- Closed Thursday

Williams Valley SD- Closed Thursday

Local School Closings & Delays (3/10/17)

Assumption BVM – 2 Hour Delay.

Gillingham Charter – Closed Today.

Hazleton Area – Closed Today.

Jim Thorpe Area- Closed Today. 

Mahanoy Area – Closed Today.

Marian Catholic – Closed Today.

McCann School of Business/Pottsville – Day Classes Cancelled

Minersville Area – 2 Hour Delay.

Nativity BVM – 2 Hour Delay.

North Schuylkill – Closed Today.

Panther Valley – Closed Today.

Pine Grove – 2 Hour Delay.

Pottsville Area – 2 Hour Delay.

Schuylkill Tech North – 2 Hour Delay.

Schuylkill Tech South – 2 Hour Delay.

Shenandoah Valley – Closed Today.

St. Clair Area – 2 Hour Delay.

St. Jerome/Tamaqua – 2 Hour Delay.

Tamaqua Area – 2 Hour Delay; Modified Kindergarten.

Tri-Valley – Closed Today.

Trinity Academy – Closed Today.

Benefit Dance To Be Held for Mallory Ebert

The Minersville Softball Alumni will be holding a benefit dance for Mallory Ebert. 

The dance will be held at the Mount Pleasant Hose Company on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. 

Music is by OZCOUSTIC.

Doors will open at 7:00pm. There is a  $15.00 admission fee- 21+.

For tickets, contact Katie Carr at Limited ticket supply!

Local Girl Can Now Attend School Thanks to Technology

According to the Minersville Area High School’s Guidance Department Facebook page, thanks to the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital of the Geisinger Health Systems, Mallory Ebert, who was diagnosed with Leukemia earlier this year, can now sit in on her classes through the use of technology.
Mallory will be able to control the iMallory from home. This technology will allow her to take a stroll around the high school, chat with friends, and answer questions in class.

Pictured above is Mr. Carl McBreen, Superintendent of Schools, “iMallory” (Mallory Ebert), and Mr. James Grabusky, H.S. Principal. (Photo courtesy of MHS Guidance News Facebook Page.)


Small Plane Crashes in Foster Township

Emergency rescuers responded to the scene  where a small plane crashed Monday afternoon.

Just after 2:00pm Monday, emergency personnel were called to the area of 1865 Sunbury Road, Foster Township,outside of Minersville,  for the report of a plane crash. The crash took place within a close distance of the Joe Zerbe Airport (Minersville Airport), Foster Township. 

The plane was reported to be small. Both occupants of the plane were reported to be out the plane.

Details are still developing, and all information from the Republican Herald.

Dennis Seroskie; photo credit. (Source: Schuylkill County Firewire)

Bake Sale to be Held for Mallory Ebert Family

Come down to Kings Villge on Sunday, February 5th, 2017, as there will be a bake sale for Mallory Ebert and family.

Items for sale will include Bean Soup, Mac & Cheese, many baked goods, and much more! 

All proceeds will benefit the Ebery family.

Hope to see you there!

Local School Closings and Delays (1/31/17)

Assumption BVM- Closed Today

Blue Mountain- Closed Today

Child Development/Sch. Co.: hs/ prek counts CLOSED; childcare REMAINS OPEN

Gillingham Charter School- Closed Today

Line Mountain- Closed Today

Mahanoy Area- Closed Today

Minersville Area- Closed Today

Mount Carmel Area- Closed Today

Nativity BVM- Closed Today

North Schuylkill- Closed Today

Pottsville Area- Closed Today

Panther Valley- Early Dismissal at 10:00am.

Pine Grove Area- Closed Today

Shamokin Area- Closed Today

Schuylkill Tech Center (North)-Closed Today

Schuylkill Tech Center (South)- Closed Today

Schuylkill Haven Area- Closed Today

Schuylkill Maple Avenue- Closed Today

Schuylkill Special Ed. Center- Closed Today

Shenandoah Valley SD- Closed Today.

St. Ambrose (Schuyl. Haven)- Closed Today

St. Clair Area- Closed Today. Parent teacher conferences cancelled.

St. Jerome Regional (Tamaqua)- Closed Today

St. Nicholas (Minersville)-Closed Today

Tamaqua Area- Closed Today

Tri Valley- Closed Today

Trinity Academy- Closed Today

Williams Valley SD- Closed Today

GoFundMe Page Set Up for Local Student

A GoFundMe Page has been set up for a Minersville High School student Mallory Ebert.

For the second time in a few years, the present senior class, the Class of 2017, has learned one of their classmates has been diagnosed with cancer. 

Mallory Ebert, a senior at Minersville Area High School, was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. 

Mallory is a  hard-working student. She is ranked at the top of a very competitive senior class. She is also very involved in school activities. She is a leader on the varsity soccer and softball teams. She is a member of the Spanish Club, SADD, TAT, Yearbook and Prom Committees. To add to her impressive resume, she also finds time to volunteer in her community through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. 

The funds raised through this campaign will be donated directly to the Ebert family to assist with expenses that result from her hospitalization and treatments. 

Mallory lives in Minersville with her parents Dave and Linda. She has two older sisters Mariah and Melissa. 
Please show your support for this wonderful family!

Please take some time to donate to Mallory and her family! Click here to donate. 

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