At the Providence Creek Academy Board of Education meeting November 18 in Clayton, the main topics of discussion were student awards and the construction of the new school buildings.


At the Providence Creek Academy Board of Education meeting November 18 in Clayton, the main topics of discussion were student awards and the construction of the new school buildings.
Summer reading awards
   

At the beginning of the meeting the awards for summer reading were given out. Sixteen PCA students participated in the Summer Reading Program at Smyrna Library. The participants ranged from grades kindergarten through seventh grade. Each of the following children were presented with a certificate at the beginning of the meeting:
    • Kindergarten, Zachary Lewis completed the program by having books read to him this summer.
    • First grade, Kelsie Webb, Masen Wilson and Emma Zeitler all completed the program by having books read to them all summer long. Emma Zeitler was the first place winner overall, for the first grade.
    • Second grade, Robert Mayan and Will Brandes both completed the program by reading ten hours or more this summer.
    • Third grade, Jeffrey Shane and Larsen Wilson both completed the program by reading ten hours or more this summer. Jeffrey Shane was the first place winner and Larsen Wilson was the second place winner overall, for the third grade.
    • Fourth grade, Nicole Shane, Bryan Weaver and Elizabeth Zeitler all completed the program by reading ten hours or more this summer. Nicole Shane was the first place winner and Elizabeth Zeitler was the third place winner overall, for the fourth grade.
    • Fifth grade, Kalen Wilson and Victoria Zeitler completed the program by reading ten hours or more this summer.
    • Sixth grade, Alysha Harper and Victoria Shane both completed the program by reading ten hours or more this summer. Victoria Shane was the first place winner overall, for the sixth grade.
    • Seventh grade, Jarren Wilson completed the program by reading ten hours or more this summer.

Distinguished DSTP Awards
   

The awards for most distinguished Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) scores were given out at the meeting.
   

There were 33 students presented with certificates including Renee Johnson, Lloyd London, Morgan Newport, Kirsten Nguyen, Caleb Septer, Kalen Wilson, Jaleelah Abdulai, Michael Brenner, Jaynie Deputy, Taylor Duke, Brent Mooney, Barthawaj Nandajopal, Danielle Serfass, Samuel Rodman, Chelsea Wilson, Maria Sargeni, Alexander Duross, Amari Brooks-Coleman, Amanda Deputy, Dajuan Jordan, Eyram Klu, Cole Newport, Xavier Poore, Mason Willey, Zachary Wojnisz, Gregory Brown, Kaitlyn Fink, Colleen Johnson, Jacob Septer, Daivd Townsend, Jarren Wilson, Branden Aebersold, and David Souza.

Construction update
   

Chuck Taylor, the Managing Director at Providence Creek Academy, said the construction of the new lower school building for younger grades is about 90 percent complete. The upper school for older grades is about 60 percent complete, while the core building which will hold offices and common rooms like the gym, auditorium, and cafeteria, is about 10 percent finished.     
   

Construction crews are putting tiles down on the floors of the lower school. In the upper school building most of the drywall and insulation is finished and the sprinkler system is being put it. In the core building the metal framework is being put up. All of the plumbing is finished and the roofing goes up Monday.
   

The parking lot area has tripled and has a base coat of asphalt.
   

Taylor said that the construction of the new campus is on schedule.
   

“The construction is where contractors expect it to be,” he said. “In June we get certification of occupancy. The expected date of completion is June 15, 2009.”