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PAYS data analysis continues

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Communities That Care (CTC) continued its in-depth look at the 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data during the Sept. 21 meeting. This allows the group, which is made up of school district and law enforcement personnel as well as a variety of community members, to identify potential risk factors for youths. They discuss different preventive measures and methods of positively affecting the lives of the students.

The survey was taken by sixth- and eighth-grade students, as well as sophomores and seniors at the high school. It is taken every two years.

Communities That Care group analyzes PAYS data

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

One of the primary focuses of the Communities That Care (CTC) group is to analyze the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data gathered and find ways to address potential risk factors. The group continued with its in-depth discussions at the Aug. 17 meeting, held in the public meeting room of the Whitehall Township Municipal Building.

Denise Continenza, the group’s coordinator, initiated the conversation by pointing out specific areas of the survey, which was given to sixth-, eighth-, 10th- and 12th-grade students in the Whitehall-Coplay School District.

CTC group reviews data from youth survey

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

One of the largest topics of conversation at the Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care (CTC) meeting, held May 18, was an overview of the recent Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data.

Denise Continenza, CTC coordinator, handed out information on understanding the data and different uses for the information learned. The group is planning on extensively reviewing the 115-page report at the June meeting; however, some of the school district personnel have already begun analyzing the data.

McNeill presents check to Communities That Care group

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, presented Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care (CTC) with a check for $1,335 at the April 20 meeting, held at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. CTC is this year’s recipient of the fundraising from McNeill’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party, started by her husband, the late Daniel McNeill. Every year, the proceeds from the Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle go toward a worthy cause or prevention program. McNeill believes strongly in the work that CTC does year-round and wanted to show her support.

Whitehall-Coplay Middle School students discuss contest win

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

The Whitehall-Coplay Communities that Care (CTC) group was treated to a special presentation at its March 16 meeting.

Three of the Whitehall-Coplay Middle School students who participated in the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” video contest attended the meeting. Myles Fleming, Zachary Kinney and Jerry Lin talked about their experience working on the project. WCMS won the Outstanding Career Pathway Award for its work with Follett LLC.

Taking the field

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

WHS teacher has pooch playing in Puppy Bowl

When the Falzone family adopted Archie, an 8-week-old Pomeranian mix puppy, they didn’t realize they were bringing home a star.

Tom Falzone, a social studies teacher at Whitehall High School, and his wife, Stephanie, decided to adopt a puppy in August through the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, to surprise their children, Marina, Hailey, Peyton and Phoebe.

The family of six fostered Archie until November when they were able to officially adopt him.