Community Track & Field Programs Bolster SCASD Athletics and Academics

Since 2005, the nonprofit club Nittany Track and Field (NTF) has been providing boys and girls ages 7 to 18 in the State College area with a positive, fun, and supportive atmosphere for training and athletic growth. “Our mission is to let kids love their sport first of all and to provide supportive environment for them to develop,” said Mark Fedkin, the club’s lead organizer. “We are not excessively focusing on scores and winning—those things come naturally in due time, but we are really focusing on training fundamentals right and creating a positive experience for all our athletes.”

Read more about how Nittany Track, Centre Region Parks & Recreation, and SCASD work together to prepare students for success.

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Meet the School Board: An Interview with Penni Fishbaine

Since December 2009, Penni Fishbaine has served the State College Area School District as a member of its Board of Directors. She was the School Board president during the two years of referendum communications and vote. 

As a parent of two State High graduates and longstanding member of the State College community, Fishbaine has been involved in the school district for many years on many levels. Fishbaine is also approved to serve as the school board representative on the SCASD Education Foundation board.

Read about her thoughts and outlook for the district in this Q&A.

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Spotlight on Mental Health

Mental health in schools has received a lot of press over the past year. On the university, high school, and even middle and elementary school levels, the floodgates have opened to conversations about continually climbing rates of depression and suicidal ideations. At State High, individuals and groups have banded together to create a space for discussion and have begun brainstorming answers to the question, “How can we help?”

Read more: Spotlight on Mental Health