New faces at Warwick

By on July 22, 2015
New Warwick School District teachers Jami Zimmerman and Emily Wood

Getting ready for the school year

The Warwick School District named four new teachers at the July meeting of the Warwick School Board.

Even though it’s the middle of the summer vacation, superintendent April Hershey said that the district has been busy in recent weeks and is gearing up for the start of school in September.

The start of school for teachers will be Sept. 8, while the first day of classes for most students will be Sept. 9. The district will be returning to its normal business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. New teacher orientation is set for Aug. 25.

Among those teachers will be Emily Wood as a new family and consumer science teacher at Warwick High School, and Jami Zimmerman as a social studies teacher at Warwick High School. Both teachers attended the meeting and thanked the board for the opportunity to teach in the Warwick School District. Wood reported that she was a Warwick High School graduate.

The other two newly appointed teachers are Erin McIntosh as a speech language pathologist at Warwick Middle School and Warwick High School, and Molly Zelewicz as a German teacher at Warwick High School. All four new teachers are replacing teachers who either retired or resigned.

Melanie Calender received a change of status due to the retirement of Yvette Line-Koller. Calender will serve as assistant to the superintendent for elementary education and student services. She previously was director of elementary education and federal programs for the school district.

The board approved several volunteer coaches for the 2015-2016 school year, including Kelly Bollinger, Amy Bomberger, Joseph Brenner, Steve Carvell, Emily Davis, Michelle Deckard, Tammy Evans, Pete Gomez, Madalyn Hershey, Kyle Keen, Jeff McClure, Steve Mousetis, Mark Mueller, Ed Nixdorf, Lydia Heifer, Todd Rucci, Michael Sham, Zach Snyder, Jane Stief and Ron Stief.

The Warwick School District has co-opt agreements with several local private schools whose students participate in sports that are not available at their schools. At the July 21 meeting, the board approved a co-opt agreement with Linden Hall for cross country, field hockey, bowling, swimming, girls lacrosse, softball, and track & field.

The board also OKed co-opt agreements with Lititz Christian School for field hockey, football, girls tennis, golf, bowling, swimming, wrestling, baseball, boys lacrosse, boys tennis, girls lacrosse, softball, and track & field. A co-opt agreement for boys soccer, football, girls soccer, girls tennis, golf, bowling, swimming, wrestling, baseball, boys lacrosse, volleyball, girls lacrosse, softball, and track & field was approved for Veritas Academy. Students participating in these sports will be required to pay the activities fee required of Warwick School District students.

The board also approved a Sunday use request from Laurel Dance Company to perform the Nutcracker Ballet at the Warwick High School auditorium on Dec. 20, using the auditorium and lobby on Dec. 20 and the auditorium only on Dec. 19 for rehearsals.

Millard Eppig gave his Legislative Committee report on the status of Pennsylvania state budget, saying, “There is still no budget.”

Laura Knowles is a freelance reporter who covers the Warwick School District beat for the Record Express. She welcomes reader feedback at lknowles21@gmail.com.

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