A Message from Christina Steinbacher-Reed, Executive Director
While many of you will be winding down services this week, your impact will go on over years and even lifetimes. The rewards of our work are many, yet so are the challenges. This summer I hope that each of you will make time to relax so you can begin the school year recharged and energized.
For those of you that enjoy professional reading over the summer, these are a few books that are on my reading list:
• The Energy Bus: Ten Rules to Fuel your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
• The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
• Twelve Ways Teachers Can Build Their Own Resilience
Please check out our latest edition of the BLaST Bulletin on our website where we share highlights from our student services, professional learning, and technology departments. I am so incredibly proud of our accomplishments and grateful for all of our staff who have contributed to our success over the year. THANK YOU!
Thank you for helping to make 2017-2018 a success. Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in August.
Extended School Year services are special education and related services provided to students with disabilities beyond the regular school year. Breaks in the school schedule, such as summer vacation, weekends, and holidays, will result in children with disabilities losing many of their basic skills and taking time to get those skills back once school begins again. ESY services are provided during breaks in the educational schedule to prevent this loss.
This year’s program will be held at Loyalsock Township School District’s Donald E. Schick Elementary starting on Monday June 18th and running through July 19th. There will be ESY at the IU South Academy for students as well.
For questions or registration, visit www.iu17.org or contact BLaST IU17 at 323-8561 today!
A big Thank You to all the IU17 staff and administration for their continued support to help make his year’s regional computer fair on May 3rd, 2018 at Penn College happen. We had over 100 projects from 170 students who ranged in age from 3rd grade to seniors and showcases their hard work and dedication using software application skills and computer knowledge. They work for months to unleash their creativity, learn how to convey information more dynamically, and enhance the learning process.
Congratulations to all the 1st place winners who went on to the 2018 State Computer Fair that was held on May 22nd and 23rd at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
- April 24, 2019, 9:00 am: BLaST IU 17 Special Education Coordinators Meeting
- April 24, 2019, 3:00 pm: After School Workshop
- May 3, 2019, 9:00 am: Raising Expectations
- May 7, 2019, 8:00 am: Question, Persuade, Refer for Suicide Prevention Train the Trainer Training