First Posted: 8/19/2014

School starts tomorrow, Aug. 25 for students in the Lake-Lehman School District.

The board has approved the following for the 2014-2015 school year:

* Alex Higgins, of Whitehall, as marching band director at a salary of $5,880.86. Higgins has also been appointed as concert band director at a salary of $1,721.44.

* Brian Marsh, of Berwick, as indoor color guard advisor at a salary of $2,386.95.

* Christopher Gerlin, of Shavertown, as indoor percussion advisor, at a salary of $2.386.95.

* Brian Gorski, of Shavertown, as head baseball coach at a salary of $4,24.81.

* John Sobocinski, of Dallas, as head track and field coach at a salary of $3,843.30.

* Joshua Scarbel, of Kingston, as head boys volleyball coach at a salary of $4,254.81.

* Ronald Strohl, of Hunlock Creek, and Alex Wilson, of Harveys Lake, as girls lacrosse volunteers.

Six additional teachers have been hired for the new school year. One is an already established instructor and five are new teachers. The following mentor teachers have been appointed for school year 2014-2015 at a salary of $533.51 each:

Patricia Harrison, mentor for K. McHenry; Tracy Thompson, mentor for C. Novajosky; Janna Kabosky, mentor for K. Hassel; Jeremy Williams, mentor for T. Lawler; and Tracey Stanley, mentor for M. Steele.

The board has also appointed the following extracurricular assistants for the 2014-2015 school year:

* JJ Konigus, of Hunlock Creek, as junior high gootball volunteer

* Edward Grant, of Mocanaqua, as varsity football volunteer

* William Weber, of Kingston, as varsity wrestling coach, $4,601.98

* Brian Meehan, of Harveys Lake, junior high wrestling coach, $3,082.40

* Roger Legg, of White Haven, wrestling volunteer

* Matthew Raczkowski, of Hunlock Creek, wrestling volunteer

* Michael Teetsel, of Shickshinny, football volunteer

* Deanna Dragon, of Harveys Lake, cheerleading volunteer

* Alex Apaliski, of Harveys Lake, girls soccer volunteer

District Superintendent James McGovern announced that Sept. 27 will be the date of the school’s largest fundraising event, “Knight of Mayhem.” The event supports non-curriculum activities, such as theater and band programs. Activities such as a 5K run, Cow Pie Bingo, football games and a wrestling tournament will be among the “mayhem “activities. Barber Ford, of Exeter, will contribute $20 to the fundraiser for each car test driven during the event.

The next meeting of the Lake-Lehman School Board will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8.

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