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Coronavirus causes concern throughout state, results in closure of school district

Coronavirus causes concern throughout state, results in closure of school district

Cade Skuse, Co-Editor-in-Chief (Print)

April 1, 2020

On Dec. 31, the Chinese government reported a cluster of cases in the Hubei province where workers were getting sick with what seemed to be pneumonia. However, on Jan. 7, health officials said that this was a new virus, labeling it as COVID-19, now commonly known as “Coronavirus.” Since its first outbreak in Jan...

High school principal gives restructuring update

High school principal gives restructuring update

Cole Skuse, Business Manager/News Editor

April 1, 2020

As a part of the March 5 meeting of school board directors, high school principal William Deal delivered a presentation regarding updates on the restructuring process that is ongoing in the high school.  To start the presentation, Deal began with a diagram that shows the process of restructuring, muc...

News-In-Brief

Cole Skuse, Business Manager/News Editor

April 1, 2020

Big Knob Elementary marked as “condemned” Big Knob elementary school is now considered a condemned property in New Sewickley Township.    Breakfast and lunch program adapts to students being out of school The school has made meal packages available for students who needed it via cur...

Teachers promote courses, create infomercials

Teachers promote courses, create infomercials

Marissa Lammie, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

As the year continues to fly by, students began to schedule their courses for the upcoming school year in the middle of March. In preparation for scheduling, principal William Deal asked the faculty to create videos about the courses that they will be teaching.  Teachers began to create these commercials a...

High school students assist with elementary science fair

High school students assist with elementary science fair

Leah McNear, Co-Distribution Director

March 16, 2020

Having a science fair is not new to Freedom. When the elementary schools merged in 2015, the PTA team continued the Big Knob tradition of holding a science fair. Community members Elizabeth Deal and Wendy Kline organized the event this year. Deal has been the co-chair of the science fair for four years. This...

Season celebrated, achievement recognized at annual band banquet

Season celebrated, achievement recognized at annual band banquet

Cole Skuse, Business Manager/News Editor/Copy Editor

February 28, 2020

Though the marching band season has been completed since the end of this year’s football season, the families of marching band members gathered at the Conway Volunteer Fire Hall on Feb. 22 to celebrate the season that had been completed this year. This was the first time this event was held at the...

Freedom Area Middle School gets awarded grant for cafeteria appliances

Marissa Lammie, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

On Jan 28. the Freedom Area Middle School was awarded a grant of $7,150 to get a new conventional oven. This grant was awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to the middle school. The United States Department of Agriculture allowed...

2020 Census gives opportunity for schools to receive more money

2020 Census gives opportunity for schools to receive more money

Hallie Spielman, Webmaster

February 28, 2020

On April 1, households across the country will receive a letter or door knocker looking for families to answer personal questions about their lives. Officially, Census Day is April 1, but the collection started in Alaska on Jan. 21.  Instruction letters are expected to arrive around mid-March spec...

DECA students move on to state competition

DECA students move on to state competition

Leah McNear, Co-Distribution Director

February 28, 2020

Many students at Freedom know of the organization called DECA. The club is responsible for teaching its members business skills through role plays and manuals.  Along with the club adviser Kristen Milanovich, 28 students attended the trip to compete in Hershey. There were multiple categories the stu...

Burned to the ground

Burned to the ground

Cole Skuse, Business Manager/News Editor/Copy Editor

January 31, 2020

According to the United States Forest Service, more than 73,000 wildfires burn every year for a total of seven million acres being covered by fire in the United States. The last major fire in the United States was the 2019 California fires, which burned 259,823 acres from over 7,860 total fires. The Ama...