Across the state, Pennsylvania sure knows how to celebrate the luck of the Irish each March. Here is a quick look at parades and activities families in each city can enjoy: Right in our capital, the Capital Region Association of Irish and Celts host a handful of events between March 11 – 19 to celebrate the Irish in everyone! Proceeds from their events and fundraisers go towards a scholarship fund for local students, but you don’t have to be Irish to apply.
Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about these five women who have had significant impacts on the landscape of the educational and STEM fields. Many of the advances in modern science and technology we have today would not be possible without the work of Marie Curie. Marie is one of the most frequently studied and well-known pioneers in science and education. Born in 1867, Marie had to overcome the obstacles continually placed in her way simply because she was a woman and became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in two subject areas – Physics and Chemistry. Her research advanced the field of radioactivity, X-ray equipment, and modern medicine.
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In the United States alone, roughly 2.7 million young women participate in Girl Scouts and cookie season officially kicked off in January! Last year, Caitlin Wert, now in 10th grade, received the Silver Award from the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA for her efforts in educating her female peers on a range of important matters. Through lessons learned in cyber education, Caitlin was able to confidently and accurately teach these lessons. “Through sessions offered by the Guidance Department at PA Virtual, I have become educated on important topics such as bullying, self-esteem and respect. I incorporated some of what I learned into my "Girl Power" program, especially during the session I held on anti-bullying.”
PA Virtual is powered by K12! Like traditional charter schools, cyber school curriculum is chosen as a part of a school's charter and approved by the state Department of Education. Over the years, we have credited the K12 curriculum as one of the biggest reasons for our students success! It is one of the most widely used curricula and is a recognized leader across the country. Not only that, but PA Virtual is the highest ranked cyber school in Pennsylvania that uses K12 curriculum at EVERY grade level.
We would like to congratulate Ian Snyder, a member of our PA Virtual family, for the honor of participating in the "2016 High School Honors Performance Series." Ian shared his tenor voice alongside other talented student-musicians at Carnegie Hall.
Show someone you care! There is no better way to show someone you care, or help someone in need than with a Random Act of Kindness! This year, Random Acts of Kindness Day officially fell on February 17, but who’s to say you can’t participate for an entire week, month or year?