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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

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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…

Author Kate Messner inspires students to write

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Photo with library stacks: Back row (left to right), Matthew Geib, Sophia Barbas, Connor Eisenbach, Seth Franqui, Larissa Bottner, Jaylee Stringham. Front row (left to right,) Kendall Eby, Kate Messner, Ben DuBosq

By Katie Grisbacher

Spunky, inquisitive, adventurous, dedicated, creative, funny … that’s how kids described Kate Messner, the popular children’s book author who visited Warwick elementary schools March 9-11 through a grant from the Warwick Education Foundation.

Messner, a former 7th grade English teacher, has 16 books in print (and about 15 in progress, she says), including picture books published by Chronicle Books, stand-alone middle grade books published by Bloomsburg, and a number of children’s book series published by Scholastic. Continue reading

WEF Family Movie Night

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The WEF Family Movie Night tradition continues at Penn Cinema.  This year over 1,700 students and their families will see “Home,” a  newly released animated movie from DreamWorks Animation on Tuesday, March 31 at 6 PM.  The event is Sold Out.  For more info, click here