Projects
Distinguished Alumni Award

Panther Ram Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award

Central Dauphin School District has produced outstanding graduates who have achieved greatness and had an impact in their industry, on society or in the lives of others. For these reasons, the Panther Ram Foundation has established a Distinguished Alumni Award to honor graduates who have built on their K-12 education to significantly contribute to their vocation and/or their community—local, national or global. Applications for nominees are accepted on a rolling basis and kept on file for three years.


2013 Distinguished Alumni - Donald Horner Jr., Dr. Carl Hoffman, Don Enders
2014 Distinguished Alumni - Michael Bricker, Charles Morey​
2015 Distinguished Alumni - Dr. Scott Owens, Gerry Feaser, Dr. Mark Guise, Gary Houck,
                                            Jeff Sweigard
2016 Distinguished Alumni - Robert Brightbill, David Alexander, Linda Dallago
2017 Distinguished Alumni - Jim Milbrand, Christie Ganoe

$1,000 scholarships

The Panther Ram Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships

The Panther Ram Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to six students each year to continue their education in college or a trade school. Our goal is to give at least two scholarships per school each year.

CDSD Power Pack Program

CDSD NutriPacks Program

The NutriPacks Program distributes food to Central Dauphin School District families in need. Students are identified as potential participants in the program and NutriPacks discreetly reaches out to their families in an effort to maintain participants’ confidentiality. NutriPacks is currently serving over 500 families who receive a backpack packed with food every Friday during the school year. The food ensures our students are receiving healthy meals over the weekends.

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Archives

Celebration of Excellence

Celebration of Excellence

Help us celebrate our Outstanding Teachers for 2017

Robert V Rothrock, CD East MS
Gretchen Vogle, Lawnton
Amber Sessoms, CDHS
Micah Beaston, CDHS

Panther Ram Foundation Gala

2016 Panther Ram Foundation Gala

The honorees for the event are as follows:

Student Scholarships: Helen Lizbeth Ramos-Ayala and Kyle Felty from DCTS, James Devor and Sara Vujasin from EHS, and Olivia Mountain and Samantha Consoli from CDHS.

Outstanding Teachers: David Sheetz from North Side Elem., Suzi Heter from West Hanover Elem., and Timothy Pope from Lawnton Elem.

Special Volunteers: Devon Reigle for his work with The Four Diamonds Fund, and Jim and Karen Withrow for their work with our Nutri Pack Program.

Distinguished Alumni: David Lee Alexander (posthumously) EHS class of 1964, Robert Brightbill CDHS class of 1990, and Linda Dallago CDHS class of 1975.

2015 Panther Ram Foundation Gala

2015 Panther Ram Foundation Gala

The honorees for the event are as follows:

Student Scholarships: DCTS: Omolade Diaro (East) and Madelyn Fox (CDHS), EAST: Justine Gaylor, Art and Kilsia Gonzaley-Mercedes, Music, and CDHS: Marina Salvatore, Art and Corianne Silvers, Music.

Outstanding Teachers: Kim Dauksha, Autistic Support, Lawnton Elementary Kim Wenrich, US History, Swatara Middle School, and Patricia Fortenbaugh, Biology, CD East High School

Distinguished Alumni: Mark Guise, MS, VMD, Gerald D. Feaser, R. Scott Owens, MD, Gary Houck, and Jeff Sweigard

Recently Approved Learning Grants

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.

Panther Ram Foundation Commerical

Panther Ram Foundation Commercial

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Fill the Bus to Tackle Hunger

Fill the Bus to Tackle Hunger

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The Panther Ram Foundation purchased SMART boards

The Panther Ram Foundation purchased SMART boards

The Panther Ram Foundation purchased SMART boards for the classrooms. These boards, originally developed for business applications, are a growing trend in education. SMART boards (named after the product’s leading manufacturer), are digital projections connected to a computer; marks made on the projections are visible on the board and saved in a computer file. SMART boards are used in more than 1.5 million K-12 classrooms and by more than 30 million students globally—and our kids are among those fortunate students. Research shows that interactive whiteboards benefit student engagement, learner motivation and knowledge retention.

$1,000 scholarships

The Panther Ram Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Central Dauphin: Matthew Chamberlin and Andrew Starsini;
Central Dauphin East: John Nichichi and Dara Philipin
Dauphin County Technical School: Katelyn Guzzo and Carl Moore.

The Panther Ram Foundation helped support Central Dauphin’s trip to participate in the 2012 International Explore Competition…

The Panther Ram Foundation helped support Central Dauphin’s trip to participate in the 2012 International Explore Competition…

The Panther Ram Foundation helped support Central Dauphin’s trip to participate in the 2012 International Explore Competition…and they came back with a first prize! Central Dauphin High School won the “Education” category of Phoenix Contact’s 2012 international Explore New Automation awards in Bad Pyrmont, Germany. The PRF paid the advisors’ travel expenses, while contest sponsor Phoenix Contact covered the students’ travel costs. The students, members of their school’s Green Power Club, turned a bicycle, an electric bike conversion kit, a basketball hoop and a few other parts into an electric bike charging station powered by solar panels. Worldwide, 87 teams submitted projects. Twenty-eight teams representing Germany, China, U.S.A., Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Belgium, India, Sweden, Slovakia, Ukraine and South Africa made the final round and presented projects for judging.

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CD East Band Uniforms

The Panther Ram Foundation helped East High marching band

The Panther Ram Foundation helped East High marching band complete their fundraising drive for new uniforms. The East High Band is recognized as a great source of pride in our community and involves many students. It was great to be part of the effort as the East High Band debuted their stylish and durable new uniforms this fall. We hope you will join us in enjoying their performances at football games (home, away and playoffs), pep rallies, parades, community events, marching band competitions and exhibitions.

PinnacleHealth

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 (August 6th)

National Night Out

The Panther Ram Foundation and the NutriPacks Program highlighted the importance of Food Safety After School at National Nite Out, Tuesday, August 6 by handing out Good Nutrition coloring books and crayons to children at the Swatara and Lower Paxton Township events. The Panther and Ram would like to thank everyone for visiting our table. Congratulations to the winners of our raffle at each event who won a back pack full of back to school supplies and a fruit arrangement courtesy of Edible Arrangements in Colonial Park.