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Volume 30,  Issue 7  |  February - 2019



Picture of Adminstrators and Students In Future Leaders of York, 36 high school sophomores and juniors from 21 York County high schools learn to become lifelong, responsible, active participants in their hometown community. Participants develop leadership skills and lasting relationships with each other and community leaders. A particularly impactful portion of this session includes a lunch where FLY students and school administrators discuss issues in their schools.


PA Department of Education and PA Art Education Association host an art exhibit every year to recognize young artists from all over PA in celebration of Youth Art Month.  The best artworks from the state are displayed by art teachers from across the Commonwealth.  SESD is represented with Fawn Area Elementary student artworks. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, March 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Honors Suite, 1st floor of the PDE building in Harrisburg (333 Market Street).  The event is open to the public; best parking can be found at the Chestnut Street Garage.

Picture of Artwork


Congratulations to Lizzie Freese, a Junior at Kennard-Dale High School, for being chosen as the eleventh grade winner of the Americanism and Patriotism essay contest sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association Branch #106 in Harrisburg.  For her accomplishment, she received a letter of recognition and a check for $50.  In addition, her essay will be forwarded to the next level of competition in the regional level representing the Northeast/New England Region. The FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and Patriotism among the youth in the United States.


The musical Crazy for You is about a banker (Bobby, played by Sam Greaves) in New York City who yearns to be in show business, but is sent to foreclose on a property in Nevada, which happens to be a theatre.  The banker falls in love with the only girl in town (Polly, played by Kasey Karoll), who happens to own the theatre, but he is rejected when she finds out that he is from the bank.  He comes up with a crazy idea to impersonate a famous producer and put on a show to raise the money to save the theatre.  Things get really interesting when the real producer (Zangler, played by Curtis Druck) shows up.  Will the theatre be saved?  Will the banker get his girl?   Come find out!  The musical features some great classics by George Gershwin.  The book is written by a York County native, Ken Ludwig.

The 7th-12th grade cast includes:  Emily Bohdel, Ashlee Bowers, Johnathan Brown, Maren Carr, Teddy Castro, Amy Crizer, Eliot Devita, EmiLee Doniecki, Claire Dorsey, Curtis Druck, Julieann Gawlik, Kaley Gilland, T.J. Grimsley, Kelli Hamme, Nikalina Hill, Kayla Horant, Richard Jarboe, Easton Kratzer, Hank Leighty, Mackenzie Lengal, Tariq McGriff, Liesl Miller, Abby Mooneyhan, Viktoria Panayotova, Ashlynn Pavey, Leah Pavey, Kayla Pijanowski, Lena Schwanebeck, Abby Shaw, Hailee Taylor, Alyssa Thompson, and Julia Wecker.

The production staff includes:  Mr. Dominic Baldoni as Pit Orchestra Director, Mr. Chad Druck as Set Builder, Ms. Barbara Peterson as Choreographer and Assistant Director, and Mrs. Monica Sattazahn as Vocal Director.  Lillian Kreiss and Molly Holz are the Production Stage Managers.

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, February 12th, on the district website.  Tickets cost is $10.00 for students and senior citizens, and $12.00 for adults.  All tickets will be $15.00 at the door.            

Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 pm
Friday, March 1st at 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00 pm


South Eastern Middle School students put together nearly 600 Rubik's Cubes to create this amazing piece of artwork! 

Picure of students with Rubik Ram


Support the higher education of South Eastern youth by joining us for a fun night of BINGO and great food at Kennard-Dale High School on Friday, March 22nd!  We have designer bags from Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Vera Bradley.  Every game winner receives a bag AND a filled theme basket! Doors open at 5:30 pm. Come early for a great dinner of fried chicken, sandwiches, soups, and tons of desserts! Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. See a Board Member for tickets or email See you there!


Members of the KD Spanish Honor Society filled a suitcase with school supplies and jigsaw puzzles. Collecting school supplies is one of their service projects.  They dropped off the materials with the Servants Organization. Volunteers will deliver the school supplies and puzzles to a school in Guatemala during a mission trip.


The Heartsaver First Aid course includes essential information and training in first-aid skills in an easy to understand format.  The Core Modules are General Principles of First Aid, Medical Emergencies, and Injury Emergencies.  The course will include the following modules: First Aide, CPR, AED, and Environmental Emergencies. The course consists of video-based instruction along with case-based scenarios in a realistic setting.

February Session – Heartsaver First Aid Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 8 am–12:30 pm
  • SESD Administration Building Community Room – 377 Main Street, Fawn Grove
  • Breakfast will be provided at no fee. The certification card is free for K-12 employees and students. The cost of the certification card for all other participants is $20.00.
  • Completion of course entitles participants to a two-year certification.
  • Lead Instructor: June Stratmeyer
  • Bring a pen or pencil and dress comfortably. You may want to bring a towel, blanket, or pillow for practicing on uncarpeted floor.
  • Pre-register by Thursday, January 31, 2019.       

Those who attend training will have the knowledge and background information to be empowered to help in the event of an emergency. This course is ideal for coaches in the community setting, troop leaders, parents/guardians, students, and teachers.

Pre-register via email at or leave a message at 382-4871, ext. 1820.


Kennard-Dale Music Boosters is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, March 1st.  Seating is limited to the first 100 tickets sold!   Doors will open at 5:00 pm and close at 6:30 pm before the start of the High School Musical, Crazy for You at 7:00 pm.

Cost:  Adults-$10.00, Seniors and Children (10 and under)-$5.00
Dinner includes Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Dessert, and a Drink (eat in or carry out)
Reservations due by Friday, February 22, 2019 

Link to Spaghetti Dinner Reservation Form

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Nielsen at or 717-586-3567



In the event of inclement weather or a mechanical breakdown, the necessity may arise to close schools early, delay the opening of, or close schools entirely.  In the event of a weather/emergency related delay or closing, PLEASE be sure your child knows what to do and where to go if you are not going to be home.

SchoolMessenger ... Automated Calling System
WGAL, Lancaster ... TV
FOX 43, Harrisburg ...TV
ABC, York ...TV
CBS, Harrisburg ...TV
District Website ...

Should you miss a phone call from the District’s SchoolMessenger system?   Don’t worry - you can retrieve the message.  Simply call (844) 484-0468.  Note: You will need to use the phone that you normally receive the messages on, as the system will only recognize that specific phone number.  The retrieval system will allow you to listen to the last 10 messages sent from South Eastern School District.

Important:  Your caller ID will display the number 844-484-0468 for SchoolMessenger calls.  You will not see 717-382-4843 anymore.

 February Calendar

clipart of february holidays
​1    Delta Talent Show 6:00 pm
1-2  York Co. HS Honors Band Festival
5    Delta PTA Mtg. 4:00 pm
6    Fawn PTO Mtg. 4:30 pm
7    Committee of the Whole 6:30 pm
8-9  PMEA Dist. 7 Chorus Festival at Cedar Hill HS
9    ACT Testing (off campus)
9    KD Drama Club Picnic and Carnival 5 pm
11  SEMS PTO Mtg. 6:00 pm
12  Sports Boosters Mtg. 6:00 pm
12  SEIS PTO Mtg. 6:00 pm
15  Early Dismissal (students only)
18  SCHOOL IS IN SESSION - (Make-up Day)
19  Music Boosters Mtg. 7:00 pm
20  Spring Athletic Physicals at KD 6-7 pm
21  Spring Athletic Physicals Due

21  School Board Meeting 7:00 pm
21-23  PMEA Central Region Orchestra Festival
     at Jersey Shore HS
22  KD Student Blood Drive 8 am-12 pm
22  Delta Me and My Guy Dance 6-7:30 pm
22-28  Fawn Area Elem. Book Fair
26  Stew PTA Mtg. 6:00 pm
28  KD Musical 7:00 pm

The South Eastern School District fully and actively supports equal access for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information in its education programs, activities, and employment.  We prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.  Any compliance issues/questions should be directed to the Superintendent.  

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