February 2016

Salisbury Falcons Competed at PJAS!

by Lynn Fuini-Hetten on February 29, 2016

IMG_9137Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition. Sixteen students from Salisbury Middle School and twenty-four students from Salisbury High School presented projects at the PJAS Region 3 Meeting on February 27, 2016.  

I volunteered as a judge and marveled at the participants’ abilities to formally present their projects to the panel of judges.  To participate, students had to design and implement science experiments in one of many areas including: behavioral, biochemistry, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space, ecology, engineering, mathematics, microbiology, physics, and zoology.  Ask the students about their projects!

From the Middle School:

  • Sien Bauman-What Sally Hansen nail polish works best?
  • Aaron Glenister-Optimum number of twists in a rubber band balista
  • Aaron Kahn-Do different soccer balls react differently when in flight?
  • Caroline Kenyon-Does Caffeine or Aspirin Affect Plant Growth?
  • Melena Koutch-Does the Amount of Air Pressure Affect a Shot?
  • Caden Lagunilla-Generic/ Store Brand vs. Name Brand
  • Hannah Mamay-Does the Temperature of Water Affect How It Freezes?
  • Paige Mathieu-You Run Like a Dancer
  • Christoper Marinos-What happens to the temperature of water when in bottles?
  • Kelby McNally-What method works best to cool a bottle of soda?
  • Emily Paulik-What laundry detergent gets the stains out best?
  • Emily Ringholm-If You Soak Strawberries in Aloe Will They Grow Mold Slower?
  • Kerry Seiler-What liquid will grow bush bean plants the most effective?
  • Riley Stauffer-Which baseball bat, wood or aluminum, hit a baseball farther?
  • Sean Tyler-Will a cool mint actually cool down water temperature?
  • Eliza Wiener-Which Permanent Markers are the Most Permanent?

From the High School:

  • Carly Batman: Which Surface In The School Has The Most Bacteria?
  • Sarah Bobeck: What inhibits the most bacteria in your mouth?
  • Bryce Erdman: How climate change affects daphnia
  • Cathryn Fitzsimmons: How Ph Affects the Growth of Underwater Plants
  • Jacob Glenister: Artificial Intelligence in Real-Time Strategy Games
  • Gabriella Grym: Which plant-based cleaners kill the most E. coli
  • Tanner Hillegas: Do Different Types of Cookie Sheets Affect the Outcome?
  • Madison Jewell: How Differing Dilutions of a Cleaner Affect Bacteria Growth
  • Jacob Kamp: The effect of different hydration when growing grass?
  • Sydney Kramer: The Effect of Algae Eaters
  • Lany Lagunilla: The Mint Condition
  • Diego Luna-Rivera: What kind of contact lens solution kills the most bacteria?
  • Brett Minnick: How Ants React to Poisoned Food Killing Other Ants
  • Jonah Niesenbaum: How Temperature Affects Bacteria and Odor of Hockey Gear
  • Zach Peace: Effects of Artificial Sweeteners on Daphnia Heart Rate
  • Helen Rapp: Effects of Temperature on the Luminescence of Glow Sticks
  • Kasey Schlack: The Effect of Natural vs. Synthetic Antibiotics in E. Coli
  • Caitlin Scialla: The Effect of Red Dye Dilutions on Zebrafish Embryo Maturity
  • Sean Snyder: Will caffeine intake affect the growth of radish plants?
  • Peyton Stauffer: The Effect of Caffeine on Snails
  • Patrick To: How Different Liquids Affect Supercooling
  • Darrin Weber: Water And Various Types Of Piping
  • Ruby Wiener: Can You “C” the Vitamin C?
  • Mark Wilson: Baseball launching distance based on physical structure

Students who earned a 1st place award will have the opportunity to present their projects again at the State Meeting in May.

Salisbury Middle School First Place Winners:

  • Sien Bauman-What Sally Hansen nail polish works best?
  • Aaron Kahn-Do different soccer balls react differently when in flight?
  • Paige Mathieu-You Run Like a Dancer
  • Riley Stauffer-Which baseball bat, wood or aluminum, hit a baseball farther
  • Eliza Wiener-Which Permanent Markers are the Most Permanent?

Salisbury High School First Place Winners:

  • Bryce Erdman: How climate change affects daphnia
  • Cathryn Fitzsimmons: How Ph Affects the Growth of Underwater Plants
  • Gabriella Grym: Which plant-based cleaners kill the most E. coli?
  • Jonah Niesenbaum: How Temperature Affects Bacteria and Odor of Hockey Gear
  • Helen Rapp: Effects of Temperature on the Luminescence of Glow Sticks
  • Caitlin Scialla: The Effect of Red Dye Dilutions on Zebrafish Embryo Maturity
  • Sean Snyder: Will caffeine intake affect the growth of radish plants?
  • Darrin Weber: Water And Various Types Of Piping
  • Jacob Glenister: Artificial Intelligence in Real-Time Strategy Games

A special thanks to STSD staff members who volunteered at the event – Mrs. Basile, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. DeOliveira, and Mr. Koba.

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Salisbury Township Students Participated in Model UN!

by Lynn Fuini-Hetten on February 26, 2016

On February 18, 2016, through February 21, 2016, Salisbury High School students participated in 2016 Model UN Conference at Johns Hopkins University in Baltmore, Maryland.

Here are Five Things You Should Know about Model UN. Learn more about the event through this article published on The John Hopkins Blog site.

Ben Wiener won a first place gavel and Matthew Fainor received an honorable mention (3rd place).  Learn more about the students who attended and the roles they played during the conference.

Special thanks to Mrs. Kennedy, Mr. Frick, and Mrs. Tripp!

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Salisbury Teachers and Leaders Present at PETE&C (PA Technology Educational Technology Expo and Conference)!

February 21, 2016

Every year, educators from across the state meet in Hershey at Pete&C to learn more about integrating educational technology.   We are proud so many of our teachers and leaders are presenting what they have learned through the TL2020 transformation at this conference!  Also, Salisbury graduate, Makenna Lenover is keynoting at the closing session with her […]

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Salisbury elementary students celebrate the 100th day of school!

February 21, 2016

Students in Harry S. Truman and Western Salisbury elementary schools celebrated the 100th day of school!  Check out the photos of the 100 day challenge (including writing, dancing, exercise, and math!)

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2016-17 Preliminary Budget

February 5, 2016

On January 13, 2016 the Salisbury Township School District School Board adopted a Preliminary Budget for the 2016-17 school year.  The total expenditures for the 2016-17 Preliminary Budget amounted to $35,529,579.  The projected revenues at the time the Preliminary Budget was adopted are $34,430,591.  That leaves a gap of $1,098,988 to close before the final […]

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Community Visioning Work Sessions – Spring 2016

February 4, 2016

Salisbury Township School District invites parents, teachers, community, school leaders, board members and students to participate in a series of visioning work sessions this spring. Sessions will take place in the Administration Building, 1140 Salisbury Rd., Allentown. Thursday, March 3 – 6:00-7:00 PM Wednesday, March 16 – 3:30-5:00 PM Monday, April 4 – 5:30-6:45 PM […]

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