Mason Hedge, News Editor

Football Boosters Revise School Road

Freedom Football President Brian Yeck asked the school board on Aug. 7 to receive permission to paint football helmets and megaphones to the road in front of Bulldog Stadium. The cost would be paid by the Football Booster members, so it would cost the school nothing. The job was finished for the opening football game at Bulldog Stadium on Aug. 24.

Freedom Joins Pennsylvania Science Consortium

On July 24, the school board approved the participation of Freedom to be a part of the Science Consortium. This will allow Freedom to work with other schools in order to integrate the national science standards into the curriculum. Teachers will also directly receive instructions from the people who choose the standards for the PSSA test.

High School Classrooms Receive New Doors and Windows

Architect Scott Smith told the school board on Sept. 11 that a shipment for new doors and windows was received. The old doors and windows were replaced by the new shipments in the science hall by VEBH Architects on Sept. 12. Smith estimates that after every school night at least one and a half classrooms will be done. Smith also stated that everything is on schedule.

District Teachers Receive Tenure Status

On Sept. 11, the school board approved tenure status of high school communications teacher Bradley Baldwin and elementary art teacher Melissa Krajcovic at the school board meeting. This means that Baldwin and Krajcovic cannot be fired without due process after they sign off on the tenure status.

Butterfly Garden Coming to FHS

Physics teacher Brian Wargo asked the school board on Sept. 18 to take into consideration the building of a 20 foot by 20-foot butterfly garden to attract multiple species of butterflies, but mainly monarchs. Not only will this affect the Naturalist Club students with butterfly catching and tagging, but it could be also used for many other uses of science, like biology, art, home repair and more.