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District Announcements
Farah Ahmedi
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On Monday, April 27th, at 9:00 a.m., the Dunmore School District will be hosting, nationally-renowned author, and speaker, Farah Ahmedi. Ms. Ahmedi will be sharing her story with the high school students and faculty. Farah was selected as the Good Morning America/Simon & Schuster “Story of My Life” contest winner in 2005. As a result, her life story was turned into a book entitled, The Story of My Life: An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky.

At the age of seven, Farah lost her leg to a landmine while taking a shortcut so she wouldn’t be late to second grade. After recovering in Germany, she returned to war-torn Afghanistan, where the Taliban had taken power. She lost her father and sisters in a bomb explosion and her two brothers fled the country to avoid being forced into the Taliban.

Although Farah’s mother was sick, the two escaped to Pakistan, where they lived in refugee camps and as servants for four years. In Pakistan, Farah learned of a program sending Afghani refugees to America.
Farah and her mother were rescued by the World Relief organization that provided them with a home in Chicago, Illinois.  In Chicago, Farah and her mother began to adjust to their new life, with major help from Alyce Litz, one of Farah's new friends from World Relief.

High school is difficult enough in your native land and in your native language. Imagine what it must have been like for Farah to enter high school, not knowing the language or the culture, as well as not having been in school since the 2nd grade!
Farah is coming to share her story and, perhaps, after her presentation, we will all be changed and appreciate all that we have just a little bit more! As a special treat, her mother, Fatima, will also be sending along hand-knitted socks (That she made with 4 needles!) to sell along with copies of Farah’s book.  Welcome, Farah!
Artist of the week
Burn Book
The following is a message from the Dunmore School Board and Dunmore School District Administration.

A new computer app known as Burn Book contains anonymous, defamatory and inappropriate statements about students and members of the Dunmore School District community. The District strongly condemns these posts and comments and encourages students and parents not to use this site.

Additionally, these posts are inconsistent with the Dunmore School District’s Anti-discrimination and Harassment Policy, and our Anti-Cyber and Bullying Policy.

Please take some time to speak with your children regarding appropriate on-line behavior, and please keep in mind the vision of the Dunmore School District is to foster a safe learning environment conducive to the development of the academic, social, cultural and physical needs of the students.
 
Spanish Club 5k
1st ANNUAL DUNMORE HIGH SCHOOL
SPANISH CLUB Cinco de Mayo 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:00 A.M          
Rain or Shine
 
 Registration:  Pre-registration entry fee
Adults - $25
Students(11-18yrs) - $10

Barrier Breakers - $15
Day of race registration: $30adults/$20students
CHECK IN TIME STARTS AT 7:30
 
First 75 entrants receive a free t-shirt
Official timing on the 3.1 mile course
5-8 MINUTE COMPLIMENTARY MASSAGE FOR RACE PARTICIPANTS

Click the flyer for more information
Scholarship opportunities March, 2015
Click HERE for new scholarship opportunities.
More scholarship opportunities
Click HERE for another list of scholarship opportunities.
SAT and ACT SCHEDULE
SAT and ACT SCHEDULE
 
***SCHOOL CODE:    391-080***

SAT SCHEDULE  FEE:  $52.50 (Payment made by credit card)
Register on-line at sat.collegeboard.org/register

 TEST DATE                                    DEADLINE
January 24, 2015                            December 29, 2014
March 14, 2015                               February 13, 2015
May 2, 2015                                    April 6, 2015
June 6, 2015                                   May 8, 2015
 
Students should register to take the SAT’s at Scranton High School (39-640).
*SAT II subject area tests are normally offered on the same dates as the SAT I test except for the month of March. The test fee for subject tests is $26 per test. Please check on-line for specific scheduling!!
 
ACT SCHEDULE  (FEE:  $54.50 for ACT plus Writing)-Payment made by credit card.
Register on-line at actstudent.org

TEST DATE                                    DEADLINE
February 7, 2015                             January 9, 2015
*April 18, 2015                                 March 13, 2015
June 13, 2015                                  May 8, 2015
 
Students should register to take the ACT’s at Scranton High School (205110).
 
Please note!  You get to choose 4 colleges to send your scores to when you register.  If you are planning on playing sports at the college level for a Division I or II school, one of your 4 choices should be the NCAA Clearinghouse and the code is 9999.  If Penn State is one of your 4 choices, their code is 2660.  I give you this information because these two entities do not accept your SAT/ACT scores from high school transcripts, only directly from the College Board/ACT.  Please choose 4 colleges to send your scores to when you register.  If not , you will have to pay extra money to do so later.
School Announcements
Prom Date Change
The High School Prom has been moved from May 15th to May 22nd.
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