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UPDATE Shikellamy furloughs 63 support workers

SUNBURY — Sixty-three members of the Shikellamy School District Educational Support Professionals Association have been furloughed. At Wednesday’s school board meeting, directors voted 6-3 to outsource the services after the union and the district could not come to an agreement. Directors Jenna Eister-Whitaker, Lori Garman and Dave Persing voted against...
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Shikellamy directors vote to outsource support staff; 63 employees furloughed

SUNBURY — Sixty-three members of the Shikellamy School District Educational Support Professionals Association have been furloughed. At Wednesday's school board meeting, directors voted 6-3 to outsource the services after the union and the district could not come to an agreement. Directors Jenna Eister-Whitaker, Lori Garman and Dave Persing voted against...
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Shikellamy valedictorian: Conquer your impossibles

Fellow classmates, faculty members, parents and families:. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” Many of you may recognize this quote as once being said by the late Walt Disney. After being rejected for loans from over 300 banks, he finally did his impossible and opened Disney land in 1955. After so many failures, he finally succeeded, and today, his theme parks and movie studios gross billions of dollars a year.
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Keep contract talks going at Shikellamy

Negotiators for the Shikellamy School Board and members of the district’s Educational Support Professionals Association were unable to strike an agreement on a new contract Monday night. This is not the time to give up. Keep talking. School district Superintendent Jason Bendle said he could not release any of the...
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Shikellamy graduates encouraged to go beyond the impossible

SUNBURY — Shikellamy's graduates endured a long year of obstacles — wearing masks, school closures and cancelled events due to COVID-19. Valedictorian Kelly Sprenkel told her 167 classmates Friday night to continue to overcome the impossible. “We have had a lot of impossible,” Sprenkel said to her fellow graduates in...
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Shikellamy Holds In-Person, ‘Impossible’ Outdoor Graduation

SUNBURY — As one of the student speakers noted…the Shikellamy seniors, and the district, pulled off what might have seemed like it was going to be impossible; an in-person school year, and an in-person graduation. Over 150 graduates were in the Shikellamy stadium and heard senior Destiny Lopez sing the national anthem.
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Union, Shikellamy to meet in June

SUNBURY — A negotiating session held earlier this week between members of the Shikellamy Education Support Professionals Association and the Shikellamy School District still did not result in an agreement but members of the union have decided to end their strike. The strike began on May 14 but Superintendent Jason...
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Concerns about Shikellamy

With great concern I address the public with the recent need of the Shikellamy School District Strike. Being a parent of a child who has always needed support to reach her academic and social best is very concerning. The support staff is an absolute necessity for all kids in the district. As parents we need to step forward for our kids. It’s not about more money — they are asking for respect, appreciation and to keep their jobs. Outsourcing their jobs will make it extremely difficult for the students who so desperately need the consistency and confidence in building relationships in their futures.
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Shikellamy rally falls short in subregional

MOSCOW — Sydnee Leeser belted a leadoff home run in the seventh inning, and Shikellamy put two runners on base with one out before North Pocono ended the rally to escape the District 2/4 Class 5A subregional quarterfinal, 10-5, on Tuesday. The Braves fell behind 6-0 as the Trojans' Madison...
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Shikellamy grabs victory in regular-season finale

May 22—SUNBURY — Older, more experienced pitchers could learn a lot from Shikellamy sophomore Dom Angelillo when it comes to working out of a jam. Angelillo got the ball in the third inning of Friday's regular-season finale with Williamsport, and he soon faced a pair of runners in scoring position.
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Shikellamy: No STEAM Program Had Nothing to do with Stoppage

SUNBURY – The Shikellamy School District didn’t hold the Middle School STEAM program Monday but the district says that isn’t because of the ongoing support staff strike. The striking union says otherwise. STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math…it is an afterschool enrichment program for students who the district...
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Central Mountain ends Shikellamy win streak

May 15—SUNBURY — It wouldn't seem that there'd be much for Shikellamy to feel good about in light of an 11-run loss, but the Braves had an awful lot to appreciate Friday. Before a pitch was thrown, the program honored its nine-member senior class — seven of them starters, who were catalysts in an extraordinary 11-game winning streak.
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Union members strike outside of Shikellamy

May 15—SUNBURY — About 50 people, including members of the Shikellamy Education Support Professionals Association (SESPA) are hoping the district and the union come to an agreement after Friday's picketing outside of the school district's administration building on Packer Island. The union represents 63 employees, including classroom aides, lunchroom aides...
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PSEA Union Rep Says Shikellamy Negotiations Worse He’s Ever Seen

SUNBURY – Bad faith bargaining…that’s what one representative for the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) says is happening in the Shikellamy School District. While the district isn’t commenting, Mark McDade is…he serves as a representative for the Shikellamy Education Support Professional Association, which includes secretaries, instructional aides, clerical aides, and other support positions.
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HS Roundup: Mifflinburg softball walks off against Shikellamy

MIFFLINBURG - Jaden Keister hit an RBI double to plate Evelyn Osborne with the go-ahead run in the ninth inning to give Mifflinburg a 2-1 victory over Shikellamy in the Heartland Athletic Conference Division I matchup Tuesday. Keister's double followed an RBI single by Osborne that scored Brook Karchner with...
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CM baseball falls to Shikellamy

Both teams heading into Wednesday’s matchup enjoyed a 10-game winning streak with an impressive 11-3 record apiece. However, one had to suffer a loss. Central Mountain fell victim, losing 6-3 in a nail-biter to Shikellamy. The loss was a reality check for the Wildcats. “It brings you down to earth,”...
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Shikellamy graduation to be held as normal

SUNBURY — Rain or shine, Shikellamy’s graduation will take place June 4 with no restrictions, according to Superintendent Jason Bendle. Bendle and school directors discussed Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to lift all restrictions on May 31. This gives Shikellamy the opportunity to hold its graduation at the stadium, which would allow space for friends and family members of graduates to attend with ease.
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Shikellamy sweeps Shamokin

SUNBURY — Mason Brubaker won three events to lead Shikellamy to a 114-36 boys track and field victory over Shamokin on Tuesday. The Braves also beat the Indians 113-36 on the girls side. Brubaker claimed first place in the 110-meter high hurdles, the long jump and the pole vault. Eric...
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Local roundup: CM tennis takes down Shikellamy

Central Mountain tennis dominated Shikellamy in tennis Monday afternoon. Ethan Hall, Jackson Walker and Asher Talbot all picked up wins in singles action for the Wildcats. In doubles, Leisher Gugino and Lucas Porter won No. 1s and Jackson Proctor and Nick Piergallini won No. 2s. Both wins came via forfeit.