May 16, 2018
CAMS South Hosts 'Night at the Museum'
On Tuesday, April 24th, the CAMS South 7th grade social studies department hosted its first “Night at the Museum.” Around 300 ancient history projects were put on display in the school cafeteria for students to view with their parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends. The night was well attended and student participation was at an all-time high. 

Every 7th grade student was tasked with creating a museum piece of their choosing based off the ancient history curriculum covered throughout the year. Students were free to choose their materials and the creative artistic flare of the 7th grade class was on full display. Students created pieces at home, while also writing informative papers in class as to how their project impacted history and how they put their piece together. While projects were each graded by their respective history teachers, for “Night at the Museum” independent judges were brought in to provide an unbiased opinion for best project awards. 

Retired CASD social studies teacher Leslie Gotwald and Shippensburg University professor Jan Smith volunteered to look over projects and provide students with positive feedback. Thanks to the support of parents and excitement from the 7th grade student body, everyone is looking forward to improving on the success of this museum night for next year. 
District Staff Participate in 6th Annual 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' Event
The Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) was represented Friday, May 4th, at the 6th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in downtown Chambersburg. The walk is organized to raise awareness about domestic violence, as well as raise funds for Women In Need.

District participants included:
  • Dustin Adams - Teacher at Ben Chambers Elementary
  • Shawn Kimple - Principal at Ben Chambers Elementary
  • Cody Moser - Teacher at The Chambersburg Area Senior High School
  • Derek Goodhart - District Human Resources Assistant
  • Scott Schoenberger - Supervisor
  • Jeremy Barnes - Principal at Hamilton Heights Elementary

The district team raised $215 dollars for this year’s walk and Women in Need has raised more than $100,000 from the events since 2013.

Women in Need is a multi-service, private, non-profit corporations, serving over 1,500 victims per year in Franklin and Fulton Counties. Services are provided free of charge to any victim of sexual violence, domestic violence, and other serious crimes involving personal injury.
Wolf Administration Visits Franklin County Career and Technology Center to Highlight PAsmart Proposal 
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani visited the Franklin County Career and Technology Center (CareerTech) on May 4th and highlighted Governor Tom Wolf’s PAsmart proposal to boost opportunities for career and technical education (CTE) and prepare students and workers to get good family-sustaining jobs.  
“Promoting career and technical education programs like these at Franklin County CareerTech ensures that we have a job-ready workforce to meet local employers’ needs,” said Cipriani. “In addition to academic proficiency and solid technical training, the center also provides students with employability skills to build a firm foundation for successful careers or post-secondary education upon graduation.”
Deputy Secretary Cipriani toured some of the school’s career and technical offerings including Allied Health, Transportation, and Construction program labs. During the tour, Cipriani visited with students from CareerTech’s Construction Academy who are involved in a live, building project by participating in the construction of the school’s Practical Nursing Training Center on campus.  

Staff at Franklin County CareerTech work closely with state agencies and businesses to ensure that curriculum aligns with locally identified high-priority occupations. Developing partnerships that offer post-secondary credits, and industry recognized credentials and certifications, assist students as they transition from high school to college or into a career.  
Hamilton Heights Elementary Holds PSSA Celebration
Hamilton Heights Elementary school students and staff celebrated another year of successfully completing PSSA testing by holding a celebration for students grades 3 through 5.

During PSSA testing, students had opportunities to earn two tickets per day that could be used towards one of three rewards: a basketball game against the high school Trojans basketball team, a dodge ball game against faculty, or towards shaving the heads of principal Jeremy Barnes and custodian Jason Travis. Students earned tickets by arriving to school on time and for working hard during testing.

Overall, 30 students played basketball against the Trojans team, 72 played dodge ball against faculty, and 18 were barbers for the day.
Principal Jeremy Barnes shows off his new look to students and faculty at the celebration.
Students watch as custodian Jason Travis has his head shaved.
Bus Brings Free Books to Title 1 Elementary Schools
On May 6th, 7th, and 8th, students at Title 1 elementary schools within the district were given the opportunity to receive free books as part of a Book Bus event. 5,600 books were offered to students, with each child allowed to take 10 brand new books.

The district thanks Nicole Ernst, Karim, and Cindy Chambers for helping with set-up and directing families during the event as well as volunteers (both children and adults) who helped sticker books. A special thanks to Coach Forrest for having soccer coaches begin and end their soccer practices at the bus so players could get books. 
CASD Theater Camp to Perform 'Side Show'
Did you love The Greatest Showman? If so, then you should see Side Show, a Broadway musical about siamese twins and other interesting circus attractions.

The performances will be held on July 13th & 14th at 7:30 PM in the CAMS North auditorium. Tickets are $8 plus fees can may be reserved online at the website below by searching "Side Show."
CASHS Students Excel at National Spanish Examinations
Congratulations to Spanish students from Chambersburg Area Senior High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from CASHS earned a total of 3 gold, 9 silver and 13 bronze medals along with 47 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 150,000 students participating in 2018.”

Students from CASHS have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, Ashlee Ausherman, Kristofer Cole, Jodie Harter, Kari Monn and JoEllen Montha.  

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
CMS Student Finalist for Lenfest Scholarships
Congratulations to CMS student Tyler Best for becoming a finalist in the Lenfest Scholarship program.

For 16 years, the Lenfest Scholarship Program has helped talented students from central and southeastern Pennsylvania attend some of the country’s best colleges and universities. Recognition as a Lenfest Scholar is just the beginning. Students become part of an ever-growing family that provides academic, career and life support.

Lenfest Scholars excel in their high schools, colleges, careers and communities. The Lenfest Scholars Foundation is proud to help give them a start and even more proud of how they continue to change our world.
Other News Around the District...
Congratulations to both the Varsity and JV CAMS South volleyball teams for winning first place at the 2018 Trojan Bash Volleyball Tournament.
Second graders at Andrew Buchanan Elementary went on a field trip to Pine Grove Furnace. Students went on a nature hike and learned about and collected insects. 
Welding II students from CASHS went on the Franklin County Welding Tour of JLG and Hauk Designs.
Congratulations to Ryen Kump, CMS & FCCTC student, for winning the WGAL-TV Best of Class Award for her outstanding academic achievements.
The CAMS South’s FFA won 2nd place at the Franklin County Envirothon event at Cowen's Gap on May 2, 2018 
Stevens Elementary School honors nurse Vicki Hultzapple on Nurses' Day.
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Dusman knights New Franklin Elementary School students for displaying the knight trait of resiliency. Congratulations to all the knights on receiving this award. 
The Chambersburg Trojan visited Stevens Elementary School to kick-off their summer reading program.
Under the direction of their teacher, Natalie Hedrick, CAMS South’s STEM Club took first place in the LIU #12 Innovative Design Competition.
Henson's Collision Center treated Marion Elementary School teachers and staff to a free car wash for Teacher Appreciation Day.
School districts from Franklin county participate in the annual Special Olympics held at the CASHS Trojan Stadium.
The CASHS Steel Band performs for CAMS South students as part the annual Diversity in Youth Day event.
District High School Students Compete in Color Day & CMStival Celebrations
 by Kira Lynne Wright, senior at Chambersburg Area Career Magnet School
Both Chambersburg Senior High School (CASHS) and the Career Magnet School (CMS), held end of the year celebrations that pit classes against each other in a bid to see who has the most school spirit. Seniors at both schools were hungry for a victory; the CASHS 2018 class won last year and were eager to win again, while CMS 2018 class has placed second their freshman, sophomore and junior years and were ready to be crowned the best.

On April 20th, CASHS students celebrated their 100th Color Day with a talent show, drum line, and class games. “It was truly an honor to represent the Class of 2018 during this special CASHS’ tradition,” Lauren Ching, 2018 Color Day Queen stated. “It was very exciting watching each class have fun as they competed for the Color Day trophy.” 

Even though CASHS seniors were ready to repeat last year's victory, the blue and gold class of 2019 was crowned the Color Day Champion. “I am so honored to be the representative of such an amazing and skilled class,” said junior class president Elijah Thomas. “Our win on Color Day’s 100th Anniversary exemplifies our passion and dedication to teamwork and success.”

On May 2nd, CMS students celebrated their 5th CMStival with tournament competitions, open mic, class games, and a mud run. CMS students compete for class Queen and King the week prior to CMStival, then the respective students of winning class become the CMStival King and Queen. 

This year the Class of 2020 was crowned CMStival champions and sophomores, Vincent Zook and Anna DeGrange were crowned King and Queen. “It was so fun to get everyone involved and to be a part of the winning sophomore class,” said explained sophomore Anna DeGrange. “CMStival is the one time a year that each class really becomes a team and bonds, which is really unique.” 
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