HOPE for Hyndman Charter School
130 School Drive
Hyndman, PA 15545
Phone: (814) 842-3918
Fax: (814) 842-6246
When school is in session:
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Summer hours at HHCS:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Russell Dumire, a trauma surgeon from Conemaugh Health System, visited high school students at HHCS on October 20. He was joined by trauma coordinator Mr. Tom Causer and a medical helicopter from Medstar.
Dr. Dumire spoke to the teenagers about the hazards and outcomes of distracted and drunk driving. His presentation was powered by startling statistics and chilling videos.
“It was intense,” said senior Shainna McKenzie. “That foreign commercial they showed with the girls in the car wreck was an eye opener.”
Students also enjoyed seeing the helicopter, which landed on the soccer field during the presentation. Ms. Jill Stull, a flight nurse and outreach coordinator for Medstar, invited students to get a close look of the chopper and its gear.
“The helicopter was pretty cool,” said senior Robbie Snyder. “It would be cool to ride in a helicopter but not that one.”
The folks from Conemaugh Health System also donated sets of instructional videos and activity books for the elementary classes.
The week before, elementary students were visited by the ambulance crew from Hyndman Area Rescue Squad. Emergency medical responder Mr. Ben Zufall and EMT Mrs. Linda Miller showed students the equipment in the ambulance and talked to them about the ambulance.
Other recent safety activities have included senior Austin Christener’s Fire Prevention Week, and the middle school assembly with Road Radio USA, which was sponsored by Personal Solutions Inc.