Millcreek Township School District

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Millcreek Township School District
Location
Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania
Millcreek Township
United States
District information
Type Public
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Grades K-12
Established 1805
Superintendent William Hall (Assistant Superintendent)
Students and staff
Students 7,464
Colors Blue & White
Other information
Website mtsd.org

Millcreek Township School District is a school district serving Millcreek Township, a suburb of Erie, Pennsylvania. The total enrollment is 7,464 students.[1] The District was the pilot district in the Start S.M.A.R.T. Program in 2002.[2]

Schools[edit]

The Millcreek Township School District is home to 10 schools.

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Chestnut Hill Elementary
  • Tracy Elementary
  • Belle Valley Elementary School
  • Asbury Elementary School
  • Grandview Elementary School

Middle schools[edit]

  • Walnut Creek Middle School
  • James S. Wilson Middle School
  • Westlake Middle School

Walnut Creek Middle School[edit]

From 2000-2002 students at the school worked with the Asbury Woods Nature Center in a project to assess the Walnut Creek watershed to help with public education and protection of the natural resource.[3]

The development of the nature center's educational program was one of a number of environmental education projects undertaken by students the school's science classes. A class, calling itself "Walnut Creek S.E.W.E.R." (Saving Erie’s Water & Environmental Resources), also worked on projects to educate their community "about cleaner water, including a billboard and brochures, such as Your Lawn & Pesticides: What Goes Around, Comes Around," according to The Carnegie Reporter. "They have also worked with local officials to increase street sweeping, which reduces runoff into the water."[4]

High Schools[edit]

Dual enrollment[edit]

The high schools offer a dual enrollment program. This state program permits high school students to take courses, at local higher education institutions, to earn college credits. Students remain enrolled at their high school. The courses count towards high school graduation requirements and towards earning a college degree. The students continue to have full access to activities at their high school. The college credits are offered at a deeply discounted rate. The state offers a small grant to assist students in costs for tuition, fees and books.[5] Under the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement, many Pennsylvania colleges and universities accept these credits for students who transfer to their institutions.[6]

For the 2009-10 funding year, the school district received a state grant of $30,885 for the program.

Technical/ Alternative Education[edit]

  • Millcreek Learning Center
  • North Coast School
  • Students in 10th Grade or above can take courses at [Erie County Technical School]

Contract talks[edit]

In the winter months of the 2006-2007 school year, negotiations between the Millcreek Education Association and the school board broke down. After over 25 negotiation sessions, a day before a set strike deadline of February 1, 2007, teachers came to an agreement with board members.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Millcreek Township School District schools - district elementary, middle, and high school information
  2. ^ http://www.mtsd.org/district/mediarelations/history/index.html
  3. ^ [1] Web page about the "Walnut Creek Watershed Initiative" giving progress reports, at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's "Growing Greener" Web site, accessed March 25, 2007
  4. ^ [2] Baldwin, Joyce, "Civic Education in Schools: The Right Time is Now" article in The Carnegie Reporter, Vol. 2/No. 3, Fall 2003, published by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, accessed March 24, 2007
  5. ^ 2010-2011 Pennsylvania Department of Education - Dual Enrollment Guidelines.
  6. ^ Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement. Site accessed March 2010.
  7. ^ GoErie.com: Millcreek teachers, parents relax as strike threat ends

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°04′13″N 80°09′50″W / 42.0702°N 80.1638°W / 42.0702; -80.1638