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Better the World: Choose School Choice

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/better-the-world-choose-school-choice It is National School Choice week, and someone like me has a lot to celebrate. Growing up in rural Somerset County, my parents chose PA Distance for me and my sister. Their ability to choose this school would determine a lot about me – the way I learn, my diverse group of friends, my [...]

By |2017-08-02T16:46:18-04:00August 2nd, 2017|Stories|Comments Off on Better the World: Choose School Choice

Storytime

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/storytime Storytime “I can only answer the question, ‘What am I to do?’ if I can answer the prior question, ‘Of what story or stories do I find myself a part?’” – Alasdair MacIntyre Every New Year Eve as a kid, my siblings and friends watched The Lion King, while the boring parents played games [...]

By |2017-08-02T16:44:38-04:00August 2nd, 2017|Stories|Comments Off on Storytime

Reconnecting with Rachel

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/reconnecting-with-rachel I recently reconnected with an old classmate and friend from PA Distance. Upon discovering we live 40 minutes apart, we decided to meet halfway to catch up. As it turns out, only rural residential land lay between us, so the only public place we could find remotely halfway was an old truck stop. So, [...]

By |2017-08-02T16:42:44-04:00August 2nd, 2017|Stories|Comments Off on Reconnecting with Rachel

A Story of Friendship: Jackie and Luisa

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/a-story-of-friendship-jackie-and-luisa I’d like to introduce you to two true friends, Luisa and Jackie. There was once a time Jaclyn Rodriguez Muniz did not know where her next meal would come from; frankly, she was lucky to have one a day. This was when she and her husband lived in Puerto Rico with their new born [...]

By |2017-08-02T16:38:34-04:00August 2nd, 2017|Stories|Comments Off on A Story of Friendship: Jackie and Luisa

PA School Board Assoc. President Compares Our Students and Staff to Monkeys!

A letter from Patricia Rossetti, CEO of PA Distance Learning Charter School: Dear PA Distance Staff and Families, From time-to-time there are people who express misinformed judgement of cyber schools and the students who attend our public schools of choice.  Normally, I shrug the statements off as being uneducated of the value our students and [...]

By |2017-08-02T16:17:48-04:00February 13th, 2017|News-1|Comments Off on PA School Board Assoc. President Compares Our Students and Staff to Monkeys!

PA Distance Learning Staff Lead Tech Training

https://www.padistance.org/single-post/2017/01/31/PA-Distance-Learning-Staff-Lead-Tech-Training PA Distance Learning Charter School staff members lead technology integration training in the North Side PA DISTANCE LEARNING staff members Heiles and DeRoner facilitating a technology training at Manchester Academic Charter School. Wexford, Pennsylvania - January 27, 2017- PA Distance Learning Charter School staff members were invited to Manchester Academic Charter School to facilitate [...]

By |2017-08-02T15:55:24-04:00January 31st, 2017|News-1|Comments Off on PA Distance Learning Staff Lead Tech Training

Student Government to Collect Box Tops for Education & Labels for Education

https://www.padistance.org/single-post/2016/12/22/Student-Government-to-Collect-Box-Tops-for-Education-Labels-for-Education To kick off the new year, the Student Government and Student Council will be keeping busy. They will be collecting Box Tops for Education and the Labels for Education, and using the program to assist with educational equipment to best meet the needs of PA Distance Learning students. The PA Distance Learning staff will [...]

By |2017-08-02T15:58:31-04:00December 22nd, 2016|News-1|Comments Off on Student Government to Collect Box Tops for Education & Labels for Education

Student Feature: Sienna Rodriguez

https://www.padistance.org/single-post/2016/12/08/Student-Feature-Sienna-Rodriguez   Senior PA Distance Learning student Sienna Rodriguez is always up to new and amazing things, from acting, to writing, to photography.  Last summer, she started writing for the Pittsburgh Youth Media, and was just recently part of a podcast by the Saturday Light Brigade to reflect on the classic story, To Kill a [...]

By |2017-08-02T16:11:29-04:00December 8th, 2016|News-1|Comments Off on Student Feature: Sienna Rodriguez

Student Feature: McKayla Taylor

https://www.padistance.org/single-post/2016/12/01/Student-Feature-McKayla-Taylor PA Distance Learning is proud to share that McKayla Taylor, 6th grade, was one of the winners in the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Holiday Card Contest. McKayla’s artwork will be featured on the foundation’s holiday cards, and she will also be awarded two tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguin’s regular-season game. Congratulations McKayla!

By |2017-08-02T16:09:17-04:00December 1st, 2016|News-1|Comments Off on Student Feature: McKayla Taylor

Mole Day Coloring Contest Winners

https://www.padistance.org/single-post/2016/11/09/Mole-Day-Coloring-Contest-Winners Thank you to all who voted in the coloring contest. The votes are in, and our Mole Day Coloring Contest winners have been announced. Let these masterpieces brighten your day! The winners of the Mole day Coloring contest are: Grade K-2 1. Madison C 2. Sienna C 3. Isaiah T Grade 3-5 1. Zahra [...]

By |2017-08-02T16:10:09-04:00November 9th, 2016|News-1|Comments Off on Mole Day Coloring Contest Winners