|Parkesburg resident Elvin Kennel, principal of the Lancaster Campus of Lancaster Mennonite School, welcomes high school students in Chester County to use the new school bus serving Oxford, Parkesburg and Cochranville.|
This from the Community Courier about a new bus run Lancaster Mennonite School will run each day through Oxford, Cochranville and Parkesburg for students attending LMS. The bus run will cost students $6 a day and be driven by an LMS teacher who lives in Oxford.
For years, many Chester County families have desired the Christ-centered education and faith-infused opportunities offered by Lancaster Mennonite High (LMH) School, but transportation to the Lancaster Campus was a problem.Now, in response to strong demand by Chester County families, Lancaster Mennonite High School has established a bus route that will stop in Oxford, Parkesburg and Cochranville. So far, 14 students have signed up for the new bus route.Elvin Kennel, Lancaster Mennonite High School principal, is enthusiastic about the new bus route and about getting more students from Chester County. A resident of Parkesburg, Kennel himself is a parent of Lancaster Mennonite School students.The bus will pick up students at Bethany Christian School in Oxford, the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Parkesburg, and the West Fallowfield Community Center in Cochranville. The air-conditioned 28-passenger vehicle will be driven by Ryan King, an LMH ag-tech teacher who lives in Oxford.Using King as the driver allows the school to keep the cost of the bus to $6 per round trip.Lancaster Mennonite High School welcomes students from many different denominational and racial/ethnic backgrounds. The school currently enrolls students from the greater Lancaster area and surrounding counties in addition to international students from 10 countries.LMH offers a host of co-curricular activities, 13 sports in the Lancaster-Lebanon League, and programs in music, drama and art. The school also hosts such clubs as FFA, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Family and Consumer Science Association.For information about enrollment, readers may visit www.lancastermennonite.org/chester or call Curtis Edwards, admissions counselor, at (717) 299-0436, ext. 721, or Christy Horst at ext. 312.