Eighth grade science classes at Lafayette Middle School took a field trip to Ohiopyle State Park to study the quality of the river, as well as the river otter. Students used microscopes to study samples they collected along the river and learned the river otter's favorite foods are bluegill and crayfish. Thanks to the Ohiopyle staff and educators for this unique educational opportunity.
Jade Bellotti has won the AA WPIAL Cross Country Championships. She also placed 3rd in the AJ Everhart Invitational this year as well as placing 2nd in the Tri-State Invitational. Jade will be competing at the PIAA State championship in Shippensburg on November 1. Best of luck, Jade!
The Benjamin Franklin Student Council, sponsored by Mrs. Nicole Dice, held their second annual school-wide food drive during the month of October. The school collected over 700 items that were donated to the New Salem Food Bank.