July 16 Fundraiser at Moe’s

The Warwick Education Foundation (WEF) is teaming up with the new Moe’s Southwest Grill (located at the old Block Buster site at the Shoppes at Kissel Village, 1054 Lititz Pike) to provide a “Warwick School District Night” for friends and families of Warwick students. On Thursday, July 16, from 5-8 PM, the Warwick school community will have the opportunity to experience Moe’s before it opens to the general public. Moe’s will provide an all you can eat fundraiser for the suggested donation of $10 per person. The money raised will be used to purchase computer technology, such as iPads for Warwick students. So come on out to Moe’s and support the Warwick Education Foundation and Warwick schools.

Speaking of Education … Warwick beta-tests business education software


By Katie Grisbacher

Computing skills, entrepreneurship, business law, medical records, job seeking skills, financial literacy.

These are all part of the Business&ITCenter21 curriculum purchased by the Warwick HS business education department through a Warwick Education Foundation (WEF) Innovative Education Grant this past year. The curriculum and accompanying software was developed by Applied Educational Solutions (AES), a Lititz company, as an extension of a business curriculum used by Warwick for over a decade.

“We have worked with this company for years,” said Sandy Stehman, business teacher. “Their original software was pc-based. For students to work on the software, they had to be in the classroom, they couldn’t work at home.”

Now, with the new cloud-based software, students can work anywhere, even from home on a snow day, noted Dr. Judy Drager-McCoy, former head of the business department, who first discovered the AES software for Warwick years ago.
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Speaking of Education … Geometer’s Sketchpad

Geometer's-SketchpadBy Katie Grisbacher

Warwick High School math teachers Emily Diem, Mike Neuman, Jeff Wile, and Lauren Sangrey teamed up to apply for a grant to purchase Geometer’s Sketchpad (GSP), a software program that allows students to create geometric figures and manipulate them.

“GSP is a great source for visual learners in the classroom,” said Sangrey, “because students are able to move the shapes on the screen and see how certain aspects of the shape change or stay the same.”

“It’s cool to see the shapes visually,” said Melissa Gibble, a 9th grade student in Mr. Neuman’s geometry class. “You can move the angles and measure the change that occurs in real time.”
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Appreciation Reception Honors Contributors

Individuals, organizations, and volunteers – all supporters of the WEF – gathered at the Warwick High School for this year’s Appreciation Reception in April. Heartfelt presentations of thanks were delivered by six WEF grant recipients who spoke of new and innovative programs implemented with funding received from WEF. Teachers spoke of new business software, a visit by children’s author Kate Messner, a science presentation by the Franklin Institute, the start-up of a mathematical library, the addition of high cameras for the high school broadcasting department and new iPads for Learning Support. Contributors were recognized and Lititz Mutual Insurance Company was honored with the Valedictorian Award as the largest contributor to WEF in 2014. more…