September 30th, 2015

GSL school board reviews, alters district strategic plan

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board met Tuesday, Sept. 22, with Superintendent Chris Sonju to discuss the district’s strategic plan for 2015 and beyond. Sonju constructed the plan this year based off recommendations from the World Best Work Force Plan.
During the meeting, the Board agreed to slightly alter the mission statement for GSL, changing one word, “environment,” to “culture.” The new statement reads, “Creating a culture where education is valued, excellence is expected and lifelong learning thrives.”

Full crowd bids farewell to St. Matthew’s, Penn Township

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township was literally packed to the rafters Sunday as an overflow crowd packed the pews and the balcony for the congregation’s final worship service.
After the service began, congregants were offered the chance to share memories which, after some coaxing from lay minister Darwin Frauendienst, they did for some 45 minutes.
Don Bartels was the first to his feet as he shared memories of his 1962 confirmation class. And about softball, as the church grounds included a softball field.

School district tweaking design of proposed building addition

Glencoe-Silver Lake is nailing down the details on its planned $24.19 million addition, right down to where there should be a water fountain or shelving.
Superintendent Chris Sonju gave a brief update on the building project at GSL’s first community school lunch Thursday, Sept. 24.
“We’re still tweaking … changing a wall here or a doorway there,” said Sonju.

Penn Township - Notice to Land Owners

Notice to Penn Township
Land Owners

Homecoming parade

GRHS Long Term Care prom

Homecoming heartbreak

Panther spikers win tournament

Tennis heads to postseason

Getting some color on a sunny day