"Ryder has emerged as a real Discovery leader and role model...Ryder has a heart of gold and excels academically, athletically, socially, and morally. He's just an all-around great kid." Nominated by Mrs. Harner
- Ryder Tobias - May 2022
Mrs. Leader steps out of her secretary role to help students with schoolwork in the office by motivating and helping them reach their academic goals. She is kind, caring, and reminds students of their potential." Nominated by Mrs. Maria Palmer
- Mrs. Teresa Leader - May 2022
In his first year on staff, Mr. Nietz, has made sure our students, including those he does not teach, feel like he cares about them as people." Nominated by Mrs. Sandi Wells
- Mr. Frank Nietz - May 2022
Mrs. Dobbin is the heartbeat and the pulse of the Middle School. She consistently puts other's needs before herself and always showcases a positive demeanor and pleasant interaction. Nominated by Mrs. Jessica Bronstein
- Mrs. Summer Dobbin - April 2022
She wants to do her best each and every day, following directions and rules. She is always ready to learn and loves to do a great job. She makes teaching easy and fun. She is also a wonderful friend, always offering her help or guidance when needed. Nominated by Mrs. Kim Nause
- Anya Sweigard - April 2022
She is always willing to help and go above and beyond what is expected of her. She is even willing to take students that are not hers and work with them in math! Nominated by Mrs. Jen Wirrick
- Emily Deibler- April 2022
Jovi is a hard worker, even when activities are out of her comfort zone. Jovi works so well with all students. She is super kind, patient, encouraging, and soft spoken to students who may need extra help. Nominated by Team 7
- Jovi Ramsey - March 2022
Kim Bowman, Denice Stahl, Daisy Thomas, Chris Lynch, Kelly Schlegel & Brandi Cyphers. Nominated by Mrs. Kori Enders
- Middle School Aides - March 2022
Mrs. Amoriello is an amazing teacher, role model, and inspiration. She takes the time to explain information to her students so that they understand concepts and take tests with confidence. She also is a teacher who inspires her students to become teachers.
- Mrs. Kim Amoriello - March 2022
Benton Carroll, Quinley Roland, Amity Posten, Xander Crowell, McKenzie Price, Julianna Osenga, Camryn Weaver. Not pictured: Kiera Pisle, Roy Hummel and Olivia Matter
- Elementary Bus Helpers - February 2022
Saundra Cook, Susan McCleery, & Maria Palmer
- Nursing Staff - February 2022
Lauren is kind, helpful, and honest. She is always willing to extend a hand to others in need, and she often does this without being asked...but what makes her even more spectacular is that she is truly an outstanding example of great character. Nominated by Mrs. Julie McCarron
- Lauren Sharbaugh - January 2022
Cristine Smink, Erin Kerstetter, Maria Koppenhaver, Sue Decker & Jen Wirrick.
- Team Spotlight January 2022
Joshua is a caring and conscientious student. His awareness and willingness to help and guide classmates is more than worthy of recognition. Nominated by Mrs.Jordan and Ms. Hess.
- Joshua Spots - December 2021
Jess takes the time to make parent calls almost daily. She looks for and praises the positive in each and every single student. She brings a love for teaching, a love for her students, and love for making our world a better. Nominated by Mrs. McCarron
- Jessica Bronstein - December 2021
Marie is always doing so much for not just the students but the teachers too. She handles pre-K -4th grade materials and always ready to get the kids going at dismissal which is a tough job in itself. Marie stays late and makes sure her work is done to a high standard. Nominated by Mrs. Deibler
- Marie Daub December 2021
She consistently works to the best of her abilities...and participates in discussion that helps to push other students along in their understanding. Not only is she an exemplary student, but she is a great person, unfailingly polite. Nominated by Ms. Womer
- Caitlynn Wells - November 2022
Michaela (right), pictured with her mother, Lori Kline, and Sister Brooke Yeager. All dedicated HASD employees.
- Michaela Geyer - November 2022
Lenny goes above and beyond!
- Leonard Beistline November 2021
Shippensburg University School Study Council Outstanding Teacher 2021.
- Shannon Tanner
Communities that Care
“Halifax has a very
feel, and the school is
very involved with
helping the people
around them.” –
Class of 2021 Senior
STEM and 1:1 Technology
Elementary - iPads
Middle School - Chromebooks
High School - Chromebooks and Microsoft Surface
All classrooms have Interactive Projectors or Smart Displays
Halifax has been recognized nationally for our Discovery Character Development Program and for our outstanding Student Council organization.
Shippensburg University Exemplary Program Award for the following Programs:
Therapy Dogs, The Big Cat Program, Discovery , Communities that Care, and Supporting On-Line Learners in our CAOLA Program.