2015 Panther Ram Foundation Gala
The Panther Ram Foundation CDSD NutriPacks Program will be unveiling a new name.
2015 Outstanding Teachers
Kim Dauksha, Autistic Support
Lawnton Elementary Kim Wenrich
US History, Swatara Middle School
Patricia Fortenbaugh, Biology, CD East High School
2015 Distinguished Alumni
Mark Guise, MS, VMD
Gerald D. Feaser
R. Scott Owens, MD
Student Scholarships $1000
Omolade Diaro (East)
Madelyn Fox (CDHS)
Justine Gaylor, Art
Kilsia Gonzaley-Mercedes, Music
Marina Salvatore, Art
Corianne Silvers, Music
Panther Ram Foundation Art and Wine Reception
Dear Art Teachers Extraordinaire,
Thank you very much for all that you did to make the Art Show a success. From gathering and delivering the art work, for helping to set up the displays, for greeting your students , and attending the art show. All your efforts were much appreciated by the Panther Ram foundation. The art work was awesome! Everyone was amazed at the caliber of work from elementary through high school, which is certainly a reflection of your teaching.
Thank you to the Panther Ram Foundation!! You all do an amazing job….and we appreciate the support. The show was wonderful. The PanRam people do a great job putting it together.
Recently Approved Learning Grants
1. Lisa Thorwart – English Department of East Middle School. Requesting $672.75 to fund a Study Field Trip to Chamber Theatre Productions. Thirty-eight members of the National Junior Honor Society will be participating in this trip to enhance student learning through a live theatre experience.
2. Robert Vizzachero – South Side Elementary Science and Tech Club. Requesting $328.52 to fund 12 solar cars connecting scientific concepts to real life technological application. The number of students participating in this project will be 24 since there will be twelve teams of two.
3. Andrea Farmer – History department of Central Dauphin Middle School. This request is for 6 Learn Pad Quatro Student Bundles with a total cost of $2,500. Approximately 450 students would benefit from this project.
Current EITC Partners
Phillips Office Solutions - $5,000
Centric Bank - $500
Susquehanna Bank - $1,000
Tomlinson Bomberger - $600
The Nutrition Group - $1,000
Fulton Bank - $1000
$9100.00 in donations this year!
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Good day, Panther Ram Supporters!
Dear Friend of Education,
It has been very gratifying for me to see the growth and success of the Panther Ram Foundation during this past year. Our mission is to enhance the overall educational experience of our students by raising, managing, and disbursing funds to support academics, the arts, and athletics. We also support other needs of the schools where funding is not available.
During the past year, with the help from our community we have been able to provide:
- Two scholarships each for Central Dauphin High School, Central Dauphin East High School, and
Dauphin County Technical School.
- Assisted in purchasing band and cheerleading uniforms.
- Furnish and install Smart Boards.
- Encourage and support elementary students in showcasing their art work.
- NutriPacks Program
With your help we shall be able to continue our mission. Visit the Panther Ram Foundation Website www.pantherram.org to learn more about this 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
Please take a moment today to join me in making a thoughtful tax deductible gift donation to the foundation's annual appeal. Make your contribution on-line by selecting "donate" or use the enclosed form to mail your check prior to December 31, 2013.
On behalf of the many students who benefit from your generosity, you will be making a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you!
Greg Goldthorp, President
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CD: Fill the Bus to Tackle Hunger Commercial
Fill the Bus to Tackle Hunger
Hunger Action Month
September was Hunger Action Month. 1 in 5 children in the CDSD are considered food insecure. Even moderate malnutrition can have long-lasting effects on a child's body, ability to learn and overall performance. The NutriPacks program Amy Snyder started over 3 years ago is attempting to service students in all the elementary schools this year, increasing the annual budget to $98,000 plus. Her program is making a difference in the lives of students. More fundraising is needed to make it all work. Fundraisers can help raise several hundred dollars to feed children for 39 weeks. Thanks so much and if you want to help in other ways, please visit our website or give us a call, donations of food, money or time are always appreciated.
The following Central Dauphin Distinguished Alumni Will be recognized at the Annual Gala
Michael Bricker graduated from Central Dauphin East High School in 1994. Mike has been involved in the Central Dauphin School District as a teacher, coach and volunteer impacting a large number of students over the years. He has consistently gone beyond what is expected of him as a teacher to provide additional opportunities for his students and other youth. He taught in the Manheim Township and Lebanon School Districts prior to being hired by Central Dauphin School District to teach art at Central Dauphin High School and currently Linglestown Middle School. His work as a teacher extends to coaching tennis and basketball. Michael has also worked on sets for Central Dauphin High School plays. Additionally, he designed the Facing the Demons Within photography exhibit, which resulted in several public exhibitions and the publication of student work in Life Images Quarterly. His work has been displayed and recognized in several galleries and juried shows. Mike was also selected to present at the National Art Education Association Conference in New York City in March of 2001. In addition to his work with the school district he is actively involved with the youth in his church. He is youth advisor at Christ Luthern Church in Linglestown where he works with youth grades 4-12. Mike is also advisor and volunteer for LutheranHANDS and has led small groups of teenaged and young adults in mission work throughout the country. Additionally, he served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Harrisburg Area Confirmation Camp.
Charles Mory is a 1971 graduate of Central Dauphin East High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education at Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and graduated from the Pennsylvania state Police Academy with the rank of Trooper in 1983. As a state policeman, Charles Mory has held the position of Pa. State Police Physical Fitness Coordinator, been a member of the Special Emergency Response team and has been and instructor for the Pa. State Police Academy Physical Education Unit in addition to a variety of other training programs. Charles has served as a team Leader of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) and is the recipient of the PSP Medal of Honor, the highest award for courageous service. Additionally, he received recognition as PSP Mid-Atlantic Trooper of the year. Since it was first awarded in 1970 only 51 individuals have received this prestigious award including Mr. Mory. Charles Mory has also served as an expert witness in Federal Court. Charles has been a leader in the community, having served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross learn to swim program for over 30 years and received the Certificate of Merit in 1981 for his rescue of a drowning individual. Charles is an Eagle Scout and has served as a Boy Scout leader. He has also assisted Paxtang Presbyterian Church in the development of an emergency and security plan for the church. Charles Mory has had a distinguished career as a Pennsylvania State Trooper and has willingly given his time as a volunteer to benefit the children and youth in the community.
The Foundation will also be recognizing our 6 scholarship recipients along with several outstanding Teacher Recognitions.
Congratulations to our 2013 Scholarship Recipients
Each student received $1000 toward their higher education goals:
CDHS – Matthew Chamberlin, Andrew Starsinic
CDEHS – John Nichichi, Dara Philipin
DCTS – Katelyn Guzzo, Carl Moore
Good Luck in your future endeavors!
Central Dauphin Green Power Club
The Central Dauphin Green Power Club entered an engineering contest held by Phoenix Contact, headquarter in Germany. After much hard work and preparation, they were chosen as finalists to compete in Bad Pyrmont, Germany. The company provided for the transportation of the students, but not their advisor, Mr. William Buck. Thankfully, the Panther Ram Foundation was able and willing to support this exciting opportunity for the club and their advisor to participate in the competition. Thanks to the Panther Ram Foundation, Mr. William Buck was able to be there when the 1st Place Award in the Education Category of the Xplore Award 2012 was given to the CDGP Club.
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PinnacleHealth Provides Central Dauphin School District Panther Ram Foundation Funding for NutriPacks Program
PinnacleHealth recently donated $36,400 to the Central Dauphin School District Panther Ram Foundation to expand their NutriPacks Program in order to help provide food to students during weekends and holidays.
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National Night Out
The Panther Ram Foundation and the PowerPack Program highlighted the importance of Food Safety After School at National Nite Out, Tuesday, August 6.
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