Skills Center Activities & Events

Erie County Conservation District

CSE students went to the Erie County Conservation District to learn about the dynamics involved in how streams work and why it is important to keep our waterways clean. The indoor stream table showed the students how a stream would act in various situations. The students were allowed to become environmental engineers in order to find solutions to problems like flooding and erosion. Outside the students investigated the water quality of the headwaters of mill creek. They tested the stream for turbidity, pH, phosphates and a few other parameters associated with water quality.


Skills Center at ZooBoo 2017

For the 3rd year in a row, The Charter School of Excellence Skills Center oct-17-001-e1508770563254-300x238 Skills Center Activities & EventsFine Arts students have created a large sculpture to be displayed at the Zoo Boo event at the Erie Zoo. This year the theme we worked with was “Insects” so we created a pun sculpture of a “Pumpkin Spider”. In the past we have created a Dragon and a Mermaid sculpture. Special thanks this year to Eli Wolper, a 12th grader at the Skills Center, for heading up the project.  Check out the rest of the  pictures here. 


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 National Honor Society Adopt A Roadway

The Charter School of Excellence National Honors Society chapter is participates in the Adopt a Roadway Program through the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful initiative. CSE keeps French Street clean from 3rd and French all the way to 18th and French. Students clean the roadway twice yearly. Its one way our school community contributes to the larger community around us.


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The SAA Committee would like to extend a thank you to all who attended Cocoa and Colors for making it a successful event!!
The Committee would also like to extend a special thank you to Jaylen Conley, Mina Winegar, Will Gartner, Sheldon Williams, and Kym Hamme for volunteering their time.
Also,a special thank you to Darren Cook for the beautiful and delicious snacks and Dan Mastrian for setting up a wonderful space.

If you weren’t able to make it, no worries, it will be back next year!!

First Annual Art Auction

The Science and Art department combined forces to create the SAA (Science & Art) fund in order to raise money for new equipment for the school including a new pottery wheel and some much needed glass ware for the science lab.  On April 21, 2015, the Skills Center hosted its first annual Art Auction.  A lot of student ark work, including paintings, ceramics, drawings, and poetry were on display and available for purchase via a silent auction.  There were also some very fine pieces donated by the renowned Artisan Art Teacher, Ms. Lisbeth Burnett, as well as a handmade quilt crafted by Skill Center’s own Lynne Linhart.  Other members of the CSE community helped out by donating money, working the auction and bidding on one of a kind treasures.