Volume 2 | February 2018
Monthly Newsletter
Upcoming Events
Save The Date!
FORE! the kids Annual Golf Outing
FORE! the kids has grown to become one of Pathway’s largest fund-raising events.

When: May 15, 2018

Where: Rivercrest Golf Club and Preserve
100 Rivercrest Drive
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Read Across America!
Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program, promoted and created by the National Education Association, calling for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss.

When: February 26th- March 2nd

Where: The Pathway School Campus
162 Egypt Road
Jeffersonville, PA 19403
Student & Staff Spotlight
Zach has been attending The Pathway School since September of 2011. Over the past 6 years he has made so many gains both academically and personally. He is friendly to everyone and always makes a special effort to greet and introduce himself to Pathway guests.

Zach is a dedicated actor with The Pathway Players. He has had starring roles, such as Cosmo Brown in the January production of “Singin’ in the Rain” and additional standouts in “Frog and Toad”, “Beauty and the Beast” among many more. He gives his all to each performance, bringing smiles to those in the audience.

Zach is gaining valuable work experience this year on campus at Pathway’s Hot Spot Café and off-campus at Homewood Suites and Shannondell. Always wearing a smile, he shows initiative, accepts direction and has shown significant growth in his overall employability skills over the past year. Residents at Shannondell and guests at the hotel appreciate Zach’s welcoming demeanor and his natural ability to “light up the room”.

We are so proud of you, and looking forward to watching you continue on this path to success!
Ms. Subers, has been teaching at Pathway for more than 31 years and continues to teach with the energy and enthusiasm she had in 1986. She has taught in a variety of programs throughout the years and is currently teaching students in the Lower School Program. Her dynamic personality allows class lessons to be fun, as she engages everyone to participate and contribute. She plans creative projects and interactive activities for academic subjects taught throughout the year as a motivation for learning. Ms. Subers has the ability to connect with her students in a kind, yet firm manner opening the door for mutual respect. The focus of her class is positive and praise begins when the first hand is raised. The students earn “PATH Points”, which can be turned in for preferred items in the school store. She encourages her students to do their best, follow their dreams and to be confident that they will succeed in life. 

Ms. Subers is also a terrific mentor for student teachers and new Pathway staff. New employees who have worked in Ms. Subers’ classroom indicated she taught them so much about working with students with a variety of leaning and behavioral issues and how to be effective in a compassionate and caring manner. She has been described as a “phenomenal teacher, whose character and personality sets the mood at Pathway”.

For all of these reasons, we honor Ms. Subers as the Staff Spotlight for February!
The Pathway Players’ Present “Singin in the Rain, Jr”

On January 9 th and 10 th The Pathway Players’ delighted the audience once again with 3 performances of the adaptation of the award winning screenplay, “Singin in the Rain”. The cast of 13 actors had guests tapping their feet to the music, laughing at the comedic routines and cheering as the actors carried out the play’s songs, dances and witty humor.
The audience included friends, faculty, students, community partners and very proud parents. For several cast members, this was their first time performing and under the direction of drama coach, Pete Pryor, the cast did an amazing job portraying their assigned characters.

Supporting Mr. Pryor, Music Director, Shari Donath, Choreographer Samantha Reading, Costume Designer, Bridget Brennan and Set Designer, Anna McHahey all worked diligently with the actors to produce an extraordinary performance.

Congratulations to all!
Hip-Hop Dance Comes to Pathway

The Pathway school is offering a new elective this semester. Hip-hop dance class is now available to all students. The first class began in January with 11 students taught by instructors Beck Anhorn and Suzie Anhorn, affectionately known as “Miss Becky” and “Ms. Suzie”. They believe the arts improves the quality of an educational experience, teaches discipline, increases self-esteem, inspires creativity and helps in setting and reaching personal goals. Participating in the creative process, opens hearts and minds, awakens feelings and brings joy to life. Observing the class in motion, it was evident the students were thoroughly enjoying the class and occasionally incorporating their own moves into the dance. All were encouraged to engage in “freestyle” dance, along with learning specific moves. Stay tuned! There may be an end of the year performance!
Wells Fargo Banker, Justen Anthony Visits Pathway
While Mrs. Robertson was doing personal banking one day at the Audubon Wells Fargo branch office, she met Mr. Anthony and he asked about Pathway’s programs. With that opening, she shared and invited him to visit, meet students and see the program in action. First he toured the campus and a few weeks later came to see the Pathway Players perform “Singin’ in the Rain” . His enthusiasm for the school had grown and so he asked if he could share the Wells Fargo Literacy Program with younger students and offered to give personal banking lessons for our older students. 
On January 24 th Ms. Stewart and Ms. Lockwood welcomed Mr. Anthony to their classrooms to read a story. The students were great listeners, answered questions respectfully, shared fun stories together and invited him to return and read another book. 
Mr. Anthony’s final visit of the day was with Ms. Zeigler’s class where he presented information about personal banking. The class shared a little bit about where they work and their goals after graduation. The discussion touched upon the meaning of income and expenses, using a debit card and included a power point presentation titled “Creating Your Personal Budget”. All of the students were actively engaged and were enthusiastic about the idea of a bank keeping their money safe. 
Plans are in the works for Mr. Anthony to return to participate in Pathway’s Literacy Celebration and offer additional banking lessons. We are so grateful for this type of collaboration with our community businesses. A quick trip to the bank resulted in this special relationship. Who would have thought!

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