North East residents have a variety of schools to choose from at all age levels. The teachers are experienced, long-time members of the North East Community. The primary and secondary schools have invested in computers.
(Greater Erie Community Action Committee – GECAC)
GECAC Head Start
A Preschool Program
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
1500 Freeport Road
Classes held Monday-Friday, 7:45 AM – 4:45 PM
For more information call:
459-4581, ext 490
1-800-769-2436, ext 490
GECAC Pre – K Counts
Pre School Program for ages 3 through 5
Parkside Methodist Church
30 N. Lake Street
North East, Pa 16428
Classes are held Monday-Friday 9:00AM to 2:30PM
For more information call:
459-4581, ext 590
1-800-769-2436, ext 590
Miss Brett's Childcare Center
10431 West Main Road
North East, Pa 16428
Monday- Friday 7 am- 5:30-PM
Degreed pre-school teacher for potty trained children 3 & up.
Infants-4 weeks through 12 years of age. Before and after school busing to and from NE Schools. Summer care & part time care if available. Loving, professional staff, clean child friendly atmosphere. Star 2 facility.
North East Alliance Christian Child Care Center and Preschool
81 E. Main St
Hours: Monday through Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
3 and 4 year old pre-school program, call for details
Ages: 4 weeks through 5th grade. Before-and after-school care: Kindergarten through 5th grade.
North East Preschool
First Presbyterian Church
25 W. Main Street
North East, PA 16428
Preschool Director: Vicki Seymour. 3 part-time teachers. Affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church, a Board of Directors monitors the high quality childhood program within a Christian context. Schedule mirrors North East School District. Classes are 3 year-olds 2 day on Tues. & Thurs. 9-11:30 a.m.; 3 year-olds 3 day on Mon, Wed. & Fri. 9-11:30; 4 year-olds 3 day on Mon., Wed., & Fri 12:30 to 3:00; 4 year-olds am class 5 day 9-11:30 am; 4 year-olds 5 day pm class 12:30-3:00 pm. Questions can be directed to 725-8641.
St. Gregory Parish Preschool
140 West Main St.
St. Gregory preschool offers an academically oriented program for children age 3-5. Preschool calendar follows the school calendar offering programming Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (September through June). Preschool curriculum focus is from 8:45 through 1 p.m. All instruction is based on PA Academic Standards. Saint Gregory Parish Preschool will provide the young child with a faith-filled and secure early learning environment. This first “formal” education outside of a child’s home is important to the social, emotional, psychological, spiritual and physical development of the young child. Our preschool program is specifically designed to meet the needs of a growing preschooler. Most importantly, this early learner will be in an atmosphere where learning is FUN!! Parents can choose which days and hours their children will attend.
Registration is taken all year long – begin anytime.
Curriculum includes: Early Childhood curriculum and many community field trips.
St. Gregory Parish Pre-K Program
140 West Main St.
Saint Gregory School pre-kindergarten is an academic program designed to meet the needs of the individual student. This academic option for students who are 4/5 year olds. The pre-k program operates five days a week from 9am to 1pm. Parents also have the option of a 3 day program. The content of the curriculum focuses on the Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood which includes the following curricular areas: Approaches to Learning, Creative Arts, Language and Literacy, Mathematical-Problem Solving, Personal Social Skills, Gross and Fine Motor Skills, Science, and Social Studies. Children who attend pre-k also receive additional classes in art, physical education, Spanish and music. The goal of SGS’s pre-k program is to provide a nurturing environment to prepare children for kindergarten, while fostering a love for learning and teaching children about God and His love for them.
St. Gregory Parish School
140 West Main St.
Pastor: /Reverend Thomas Brooks
Principal: Ms. Nancy L. Pierce Email: email@example.com
Advancement & Admissions:
St. Gregory’s Parish School opened in the fall of 1941 providing quality private, Catholic education to the children of North East and the surrounding areas. St. Gregory Parish School welcomes prospective students and their parents to learn more about the exciting academic, spiritual, athletic and extra-curricular programs our school offers.
Grades: Preschool, Pre Kindergarten, Multi-Age Levels: Level 1 – 1st and 2nd grade age students, Level 2 – 3rd and 4th grade age students, Level 3- 5th and 6th grade age students and Level 4 – 7th and 8th grade age students.
Saint Gregory School – “Where Faith and Knowledge Meet” - Nurturing Christian Leadership One Student at a Time.
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Affiliations: Catholic Diocese of Erie (Eriercd.org), Mercyhurst College, Mercyhurst Preparatory School (McAuley Scholars Program), Cathedral Preparatory School (Eighth Grade Honors Program), Junior Achievement, National Catholic Education Association, National Middle School Association, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the North East School District.
Curriculum: The curriculum offered at St. Gregory Parish School reflects the values and standards that the Diocese of Erie has set forth for all Catholic schools. Our goal is to empower each student to become an independent learner ready for tomorrow’s society. Small group differentiated instruction takes place in the learning environment challenging each student to learn at their instructional
In meeting the needs of the individual students, a variety of instructional materials, methods and strategies are used. Saint Gregory School curriculum meets or exceeds Diocesan, PA and National Standards. In addition to core subject areas of mathematics, language arts, science and social studies; Saint Gregory School offers Spanish to all grades, art, chorus, physical education (includes but not limited to swimming, bowling, field days, and traditional sports). Multi-age group field trips and thematic instruction compliment the curriculum. Public speaking, character and leadership development, and service learning are embedded in instruction. These goals develop responsibility, interpersonal skills, initiative, and build a Christian based community. Act 89 services are available at SGPS from Intermediate Unit #5(IUP) for speech, math and reading.
Faculty: All classroom teachers hold a bachelor’s degree and/or a master degree in education. SGPS faculty meets the requirements set forth by the PA Department of Education. St. Gregory in cooperation with Mercyhurst College, benefits from candidates in Mercyhurst’s Masters of Education Program.
Technology: A multi-media (PC and Apple) computer lab as well as portable labtops are used by students including SMART Board Technology. Preschool through 8th grade attend computer class each week. Each classroom is also equipped with several PCs.
Activities: Students Council (7th-8th), Yearbook, Community Service Projects, Schola, Girl and Boy Scouts, Chorus Concerts, Science Fair, QUIZ Bowl, Spelling Bee, Challenge 24, and Camping.. Academic competitions are held in many subject areas including: geography, math, science, art, spelling, and creative writing. Students compete both locally and on the district and state levels. SGPS students participate in many field trips and interact with many community organizations.
Athletics: Basketball (biddy ball grades 2nd-4th, JV Boys & Girls grades 5th-6th, Varsity Girls & Boys grades 7th-8th); Soccer (Biddy K-4th, JV 5th-6th, Varsity 7th-8th); Cross-Country. Other sports including Swimming, Tennis, Golf and Football are also available through the Catholic Diocese and the North East School District.
Registration requirements: Birth certificate, immunization record (all immunizations must be up to date), proof of grade level, grades/records from previous school. Must be age 5 by September 1st for Kindergarten. Registration is welcome year round.
Creekside Christian School
43 S. Lake St.......................................................725-2407
Principal: Mrs. Leslie Brown
Affiliations: Assoc. of Christian Schools International (ACSI), PAInterscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), Registered with the PennsylvaniaDepartment of Education.
Registration Requirements: Immunizationrecord, birth certificate, proof of grade level, records from previous school,and at least one parent will be required to express a clear testimony ofChristian faith. Students entering Kindergarten must be age five on or beforeSeptember 1stor demonstrate readiness by testing. Students entering Pre-K must be age fouron or before September 1st. Students entering preschool must be three on or before September 1st. Creekside is an interdenominational school.
Faculty: All classroom teachers hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree ineducation. Instructors have a personal commitment to Christ, and a love forchildren.
Curriculum: All subjects are biblically integrated by the teaching staff. A phonics-basedreading program is incorporated. All students participate in weeklyco-curricular classes. Computers: AMulti Media Computer Lab is available to all students. A computertechnology curriculum is taught weekly, and computer use is integrated intoother subjects as well.
Activities: Academic competitions are held in many subject areas including; math, science,art, music, speech, handwriting, spelling, and creative writing.Students are eligible to compete both locally and on the district or statelevel. Students are eligible to participate in the North East School District band, intramural sportsand PIAA teams.
The North East Recreation Commissionbasketball and indoor soccer programs are also available to all Creeksidestudents.
NationalStandardized Tests: CTB McGraw-Hill TerraNova, Third Edition
North East School District
(Information, current as of November 2011 provided by North East School District. Information regarding school policies may be found on the website, http://www.nesd1.org. You may also access the website to view the District’s Welcome Packet for detailed information regarding the District and individual schools.
50 East Division St............................................ 725-8671
School Superintendent: Mr. James K. Brotz
Confidential Secretaries: Shelley Allen and Maureen Szklenski
Business Manager: Mr. Brian J. Polito
Confidential Secretary: Sally Abata (Accounts Payable)
Confidential Secretary: Sara Land (Payroll)
BOARD OF EDUCATION: (Meets first and third Thursdays, 7 PM – Elementary Center Board Room)
President: Mr. Kerry Corbin
9600 German Road……....................................725-1975
Vice-President: Mr. Nicholas Mobilia
12234 Archer Road………………………….725-5568
Dr. Jane Blystone
11022 Sunset Drive…………………..……….725-9187
Mrs. Jennifer DeGrosky
11161 Maple Drive…………………………...725-1946
Mr. Andrew Fynan
9503 Sidehill Road………………………...…725-8411
Mr. James Mazza
11787 East Lake Road……………………….
Mr. George Sucha
86 Catawba Drive……………………………..725-1539
Mr. David Rodgers
163 East Main Street………………………….725-5030
Mrs. Kathleen Weinheimer
73 Catawba Drive……………………………..725-5823
Community and School District: North East School District is located in North East, Pennsylvania, situated in the northwestern corner of Pennsylvania adjacent to New York State and about 40 miles east of Ohio. It is a rural community with a population of approximately 11,000.
North East School District Registration Requirements: Immunization records, birth certificate, proof of residence, grades/records/report cards, health records, and Individual Education Programs (IEP’s) from previous school when applicable.
Immunizations Requirements (Policy 5161): The following immunizations for children are required by the Pennsylvania Department of Health: 2 doses of chickenpox immunization (varicella) or proof of disease, 4 DPT (diphtheria and tetanus – 4th dose must be after the age of four), 3 IPV (polio – 3 doses each at least 28 days apart), 2 MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), and 3 Hepatitis B. In addition to the immunizations listed and beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, all students entering the 7th grade are required to have the following: 2 doses of chickenpox (varicella) or proof of disease, 4 DTP’s (the 4th dose must be after age 4) IF MORE THAN 5 years have passed since last DTP, an additional Tdap is required; 3 polio doses at least 28 days apart, 2 MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella), 3 Hepatitis B, and 1 dose of the meningitis vaccine. For more information on policy 5161, please access District Policies on the website at http://wwwnesd1.org.
Home Schooling: Contact the Superintendent's Office at the North East School District for information and details.
The school district invites everyone to visit the following websites to learn more about the school district, student achievement on Pennsylvania assessments, district budget, annual report, and other important information.
North East High School
Students: 548 @ 10/1/2011
Senior Class: 147 @ 6/2010
1901 Freeport Road........................................... 725-8671, Extension 1000
Principal: Mr. Regan Tanner
Assistant Principal: Mr. Brian Emick
Counselors: Mrs. Laura Panek, Ms. Abby Cermak, and Mr. Dennis Cerami
Guidance Secretary: Ms. Christine Kirsch
Building Secretaries: Ms. Fran Canella, Mrs. Joyce Beardsley, and Mrs. Cynthia Skrekla (Attendance)
Graduation Requirements: 27 credits: 4 English, 4 Social Studies, 4 Math, 4 Science, 2 Health/Phys. Ed., 2 Arts/Humanities, 7 Electives
Schedule: North East High School students follow a block schedule with classes held on alternating days for 88 minutes. Classes are arranged on a semester and full year schedule.
Erie County Technical School: North East High School is a participating school with the Erie County Technical School. Eleven percent of the class of 2011 participated in the Technical School program.
Dual Enrollment/Regional Choice Initiative: Dual enrollment allows for North East High School students to take college courses at local participating colleges and universities either through the Regional Choice Initiative or directly through the colleges. Students who participate in this program are able to earn credits both for college and high school at the same time.
Advanced Placement Courses: American Government and Politics, Calculus, Chemistry II, English 11,
English 12, European History, and Physics II
Clubs and Activities: AFS (American Field Service) Aquilo (Yearbook), Band, Cheerleading, Chorus, Color Guard, Dance Team, Ecology Club, LifeSmarts, Model United Nations, Musical and Play Productions, National Honor Society, PJAS (Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science), Science Olympics, Pep Band, Student Council, Technology Student Association, Vocal Ensemble
Interscholastic Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling.
North East Middle School
Students: 377 @ 10/1/2011
1903 Freeport Road............................. 725-8671, Ext. 2000
Principal: Mr. Gregory Beardsley
Assistant Principal: Mr. Robert Schodt
Counselor: Mr. Jon Sedelmyer
Building Secretaries: Ms. Noreen Tuttle and Ms. Jane Sceiford
Curriculum: Each grade level in the North East Middle School delivers instruction in the following content areas: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing/English. In addition to the core subjects, students enjoy opportunities in Band, Chorus, Family and Consumer Science, Art, Technology Education, Wellness, Guidance, Multi-Media and Research, Study Island and Development Studies.
The North East Middle School prides itself on being a data driven educational environment, a place where all students can grow and achieve. Multiple streams of data are utilized including the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment, PSSA, My Access, Teacher grades (local assessments) and AR Zones (grade 6) to appropriately place students in an instructional level commensurate with their proximal zone of development.
PIAA Interscholastic Athletics begin for both boys and girls in grade seven. Also, an extensive intramural program offers many activities and clubs for all students. Social events, field trips, athletic games, and academic competitions such as Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Math Leagues, PJAS, Envirothon and Science Olympics are a vital part of the total middle school experience.
If needed, please call the middle school office for more information.
North East Intermediate Elementary
Students: 369 @ 10/1/2011
50 East Division Street....................... 725-8671, Ext. 3000
Principal: Dr. Glen Zewe
Counselor: Ms. Remlee Peck
Building Secretary: Ms. Pamela Skrekla
Half day Secretary: Mrs. Gloria Duink
Curriculum: The core classes are supplemented by programs designed to appeal to the students’ varied interests, such as hands-on science, self-paced mathematics, “reading incentives”, and a camping experience.
Activities and organizations: Assemblies, band, bowling, intramural athletics, skating parties, and after school and Saturday Scholars.
If needed, please call the intermediate office for more information.
Earle C. Davis Primary
Grades: K-2 (Full-day Kindergarten)
Students: 372 @ 10/1/2011
50 East Division Street....................... 725-8671, Ext. 3050
Principal: Dr. Jennifer Ritter
Counselor: Ms. Remlee Peck
Building Secretary: Ms. Tracee Hunt
Half day Secretary: Ms. Gloria Duink
Curriculum: Families and teachers work closely together to provide sound learning opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities. Programs are designed to address the needs and talents of the whole child. A sound, research-based language arts program ensures that every child becomes a reader at Davis Primary. Mathematics, science, and social studies provide essential skills and knowledge. Several support programs are also offered to ensure that whatever assistance a student needs is available. Included are Title I Reading, Kindergarten Boxes Program, Instructional Aides, Speech and Language, and Guidance to name a few. The computer lab uses Pearson Educational Technologies learning software programs.
If needed, please call the primary office for more information.
Parent Teacher Organization
(Meetings: Second Tuesday, call for time)
North East High School
North East Middle School
North East Elementary Center - Volunteering Hands
Earle C. Davis Primary
GED and ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes
are currently held Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, orientation 5:30-8:30. The classes are open entry, open exit and are located at the 4 N.I.N.E. Place (Thrift Store) 49 Smedly Street across from Better Baked Foods.For further information and other class schedules, please contact the Adult Education Office at (814) 734-5610 ext. 5223 or 5224.
Gannon University SBDC
120 West 9th Street
Erie PA 16501
Toll Free: 877-258-6648
The Gannon SBDC is an accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers. Many of the consulting services are free of charge and all information is strictly confidential.
An SBDC consultant will meet with you, & help you launch your business, discuss your existing business plan, or help you develop the strategies needed to meet your goals. Consultants have expertise in Accounting, Marketing, Retailing, Human Resources, Agribusiness Assistance, Energy Efficiency, Women’s Business issues, and more.
Mercyhurst North East
16 West Division Street...................… 725-6100
Executive Vice President (interim):
Dr. Ken Zirkle.................................. 725-7080
Dean of Academics:
Dr. Thomas Staszewski.................... ..725-6119
Dean of Students:
Mrs. Darcey Kemp........................... 725-7060
Mercyhurst North East employs 120 administration, faculty and staff. Since 1991, Mercyhurst North East has become a real presence in the community. The campus consists of sixteen buildings situated on 84 acres. The property was originally purchased from the Redemptorist Fathers who had previously operated St. Mary’s Seminary in that location for 110 years. The facilities include a modernized academic/residential building, an imposing Gothic-style chapel, an observatory, a spacious gymnasium, a new health/safety academic building with expansive library, dry & wet science laboratories, a new residential dormitory, and several playing fields. The college expanded to two downtown locations, the former bank building on Main Street, and the former Schouller Pool, to accommodate the additional sport of swimming. Mercyhurst North East also purchased property just north of I-90 to accommodate the growing allied health programs and the Municipal Police Training Academy. The North East campus can presently accommodate more than 1000 students, including 300 residents.
The Mercyhurst North East campus is set up to allow students to begin a range of educational options in the following areas:
Business Administration (Management, Sports Management Accounting)
Computer Systems Support
Physical Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Hotel/Restaurant Institutional Management
Early Childhood Education
RN to BSN – 4 year degree
Medical Laboratory Technician
Office Management/Medical Office
Allied Health Certificates
Mercyhurst North East coordinates activities and courses with the Erie Campus. All associate degrees are conferred by Mercyhurst College.
It is also the home of Municipal Police Training Program, which certifies students to become Pennsylvania police officers (Act 120). Correction Officer education training is also provided year round.
Mercyhurst North East fields several athletic teams during the academic year in NJACAC. Athletic scholarships are available in men’s and women’s soccer and basketball; women's softball and volleyball; men's baseball, men’s wrestling, men’s lacrosse and women's lacrosse, men’s and women’s swimming.