Superintendent's Message

Superintendent’s Message
Dr. Ronald Grevera
Spring-Summer, 2018

     There are many great things happening in the Greater Nanticoke Area School District. 

     We have started the process of locating all schools on one campus located on Kosciuszko Street.  The Kennedy Early Childhood Center is set to open on September 4, 2018.  The new building will educate students in grades Pre-K through 2nd in one building.  The new school will contain 32 classrooms, a large group instruction room, a special education suite, a nursing suite, and a principal’s office.  The school will also be furnished with a full service cafeteria.  In future years, the school will be expanding the existing playground and reconfiguring the new courtyard which will be utilized for educational activities such as gardening, planting, and reading.

     Our faculty is working diligently to create an age appropriate environment for all of our students so that they may achieve and thrive to their fullest potential in a safe environment.  Our Board of Education is dedicated to ensuring that all of our students are receiving the best education possible in the 21st Century.  At the elementary level, the board adopted both a new reading and mathematics series with a focus on PA Core Content Standards.  The district is also involved with the SHINE Program of Luzerne County.  SHINE is an after school program with a focus on Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering.  The program is for select students in grades K-8.  

     At the high school level, we are focusing on ensuring that all students are ready for a two or four year college education or that they are ready for the world of work.  For those students who wish to attend college, the district has contracted with Franklin and Marshall College to have a college advisor to help students and families navigate through the complexities of financial aid.  This year at the high school, we implemented a career exploration class.  The purpose of the class is to expose students to various occupations to ensure that students are job and career ready upon graduation.

District Mission Statement

   The School District of Greater Nanticoke Area, in an active partnership with families and the community, will work to prepare our students for the challenges of the future by having an integrated and rigorous curriculum that will inspire each student to become a lifelong learner in a global community.