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We're doing amazing things!
Starting in November 2023, we'll be sending a newsletter out to community members to share all the great things we're doing for Susquenita teachers and students. Sign up here to stay up to date!
Blackhawk foundation store open!
You can now order genuine dirt from the old Susquenita Football Field! This is the authentic, original dirt dug up by Superintendent Dr. Jon Fox himself. Accept no imitations. SBF also has insulated shopping bags and magnets available for purchase.
We ask that you pick up the items at the School District Administration building and pay by check. If this doesn't work for you, let us know and we'll work something out!
You can access the order form by clicking here!
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honoring our susquenita community members
Looking to be featured on our website and Facebook? Click here to fill out our form to be one of our Susquenita Grad or community member featured personalities!
Top of the Class of 2023
Alayna Kelly (V- right)
Ashleigh Rogers (S- left)
Featured November 2023 Healthcare, Emergency and Essential Workers Hero
Jennifer (Dorman) Crockett BSN, RN, CPAN, graduated from Susquenita High School in 1996. During her time as a Blackhawk, she was a member of the tennis team.
After spending six years as an accounts payable manager for a construction company, Jen began her career in the medical field as a Unit Secretary/Monitor Tech/Patient Care Assistant in the Cardiovascular Unit at Holy Spirit Hospital twenty years ago. She earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from HACC in 2007 and transitioned to a nursing role in the same unit. In 2009, she transferred to the Perianesthesia Department at Pinnacle Health Harrisburg (now UPMC Harrisburg). Jen found her passion as a perianesthesia nurse, prepping and recovering patients from a wide variety of different surgeries. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Mansfield University in 2015. She transitioned to a Nurse Educator role, supporting the perianesthesia department at UPMC Community Osteopathic, UPMC Harrisburg, and UPMC West Shore that same year. As a nurse educator, Jen is responsible for preparing new staff to care for the patient population. The nurse educator is also responsible for educating staff about new equipment, surgical procedures, policy and procedural changes, and helps to guide and support staff in their professional development. Jen is currently completing her Master of Science in Nursing Education at Walden University.
Jen recently celebrated her 9th wedding anniversary with her husband, David, with whom she is raising two fantastic children, Finn & Sydney. Jen enjoys beach vacations, reading, and spending time with her family.
Featured November 2023 Small Business Owner
Alex Beitzel graduated from Susquenita High School in 2008 and has been invested in growing his business as well as career since then! Alex Beitzel founded A2B Sound in 2009 and began providing audio services for all applications. In 2020, the business was rebranded to A2B Media and was expanded to offer solutions for audio, video, lighting, broadcast and control systems. With this move, the company became a full service “one stop shop” for all things in the A/V world. In the time this business has been around, A2B has had the opportunity to serve a variety of clientele in a variety of capacities. At the current time, the majority of clientele is the house of worship/church community as A2B Media has an extensive knowledge of some of the niche items involved with the house of worship setting. Also at the moment, A2B Media provides full audio, video and lighting production for live events as well as permanent installations in venues and churches. The business has grown steadily over the years and in the past two years has started to see even higher growth with reach and job size capacity. A2B Media is active on most social media platforms showcasing all of the projects they are involved with. You can contact Alex or A2B Media on the website www.a2bpro.media or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Beitzel is married, but no kids at the moment except for a pair of cats. While attending Susquenita High School, he was very active in the musical department as well as the A/V club which have both parlayed into his full time career, as both of these items are common practice from day to day. Alex also serves at Christian Life Assembly in their technical director role, where he oversees all things involving audio, video and lighting while also being the primary audio technician for all services and productions. When not working either for the company or the church, he can typically be found on his MacBook, recording an episode of his racing podcast, at a NASCAR race or at the golf course.
Featured November 2023 Susquenita Teacher
Steve Fischer is a member of the Susquenita community and resides in Rye Township with his wife, Jackie. His hobbies include outdoor activities such as hiking, snowmobiling, four wheeling and fishing. Steve grew up in Doylestown Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Central Bucks West HS where he was a two time state medalist in the pole vault. He went on to California University of Pennsylvania where he earned a BS in Technology Education.
In 1996, after teaching 3 years at Scotland School for Veterans’ Children, Steve came to Susquenita Middle School as a Technology Education teacher. In 1998, he became the Computer Education teacher at the Middle School, his current position.
He has also been the Middle School Co-Technology Coordinator for over 20 years. In this role his duties include problem solving software and hardware issues for both staff and students, as well as, being the first contact for Middle School parents who may have technology questions about PowerSchool, Canvas or their student's iPad.
In the Spring, Mr. Fischer is the meet manager for the track team. He is in charge of setting up and operating the track and field software, FinishLynx, which includes the photo finish and official scoring.
Mr. Fischer likes the challenge of problem solving technological issues but really enjoys working with Middle School Students and contributing to their computer literacy skills.
Featured November 2023 Those that Serve(d) Our Country
Jennifer Manley graduated from Susquenita High School in 2001. While attending Susquenita High
School, Jennifer was a member of the softball and field hockey teams. During her junior year of high
school, Jennifer enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard(PAARNG). She graduated from Basic
Training at Fort Jackson, SC in 2000. Jennifer attended Advanced Individual Training to become a medic in 2001 from Fort Sam Houston, TX. Upon her return from Army training, she enrolled at Millersville University. She was deployed to Iraq in 2005, where she served as a medic with the 28ID 2IBCT during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jennifer was awarded the Combat Medic Badge for her efforts. Returning from Iraq, she completed the Dental Assistant program at Harrisburg Area Community College. She went on to work for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in the Federal Military Technician program as a Budget Analyst. Eventually, Jennifer transitioned to the AGR program in the PAARNG as a Resource
Management non-commissioned officer. She medically retired from the PAARNG in January 2022 at the rank of Sergeant First Class(SFC). Jennifer now works for the Department of the Navy as a Financial Management Analyst.
Jennifer currently resides in Duncannon with her 2 children, Samuel and Bianca. She assists with
coaching the SAYFH 4 th /5 th grade teams. When Jennifer isn’t attending her children’s sporting events, she serves as the American Legion Post 340 Adjutant and Service Officer. She enjoys spending a lot of her time with family and friends.
Supporting Susquenita school district students and educators
About the Foundation
The purpose of the foundation is to support the educational and extracurricular activities in the Susquenita Schools through financial and in-kind resources.
For more information click About Us.
You can help the Susquenita Blackhawk Foundation provide learning opportunities for our students and help support our educators.
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The Susquenita Blackhawk Foundation provides direct support to students and educators and enhances the educational opportunity through citizen and corporate support.
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Be sure to watch Susquenita the Movie to learn more about the history of Susquenita School District.