Cecil Elementary School is an inclusive K – 4 elementary school located in the northwest region of the Canon-McMillan School District. It lies just over the border of Allegheny County into Washington County in Cecil, PA. The students who attend this school live in Cecil Township and the nearby community of McDonald.
Cecil Elementary is proud to offer many special programs outside of our regular curriculum, including specialized and individualized instruction for students who demonstrate need, a hands-on science program at all grade levels, the Accelerated Reader program for students in grades one through four, computers and technological resources available in every classroom (an average of one computer for every four students), portfolio based learning and assessment which provides the opportunity for students to gather and then reflect on their own work, and a strong parent volunteer program which brings parents and community members into our classrooms.
The curriculum in every grade provides active, hands-on learning opportunities for all students. Our academic programs are also supported by Art, Vocal Music, Physical Education, and Library. Our fourth grade students also have the opportunity to particpate in our Instrumental Music and Chorus programs.
Welcome to “Readbox!” Everyone is familiar with the famous Redbox locations that have popped up all over the country outside of grocery stores and pharmacies. Adults and children love to rent movies and games from these boxes and then return them for more movie and game night fun with their families for a small fee.
After finding inspiration from online resources, Cecil Elementary teacher Ashley Sharpnack designed a location right in the school. This, however, is a little different. At Cecil Elementary, over 200 gently used books were donated and fill the shelves of the “Readbox.” When a student is finished reading one or more books, he or she can donate to the “Readbox” and exchange them for more books that they may be interested in. This is a great addition to the school and have available for those students that are busy with after-school activities and can’t make it to a public library because there isn’t a due date.
What better way to always have a book in hand. And the best part… it’s FREE!
*If you would like to make a donation of books to our "Readbox," please feel free to contact Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to set up a drop off time. Thank you in advance for your support with our program!*