Penn State Brandywine Global Programs has released its upcoming study abroad lineup for the 2013-14 academic year.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Rep. Thomas Killion announces that Rose Tree Media School District has been awarded a transportation grant to convert its bus fleet to compressed natural gas.
Rose Tree Media School District is the recipient of the Natural Gas Vehicle Development Program grant administered by the Department of Environmental Protection to begin upgrading the district’s school bus fleet to natural gas vehicles in the amount of $499,994. Rep. Thomas Killion (R-Delaware/Chester) announced Thursday that the district has been awarded the transportation grant to convert its bus fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG). The transportation grant initiative was included in Act 13, legislation signed into law last year that authorized impact fees for natural gas drilling in the Commonwealth. For three years, the state will allocate $20 million annually for the Natural Gas Vehicle Development Program. The grants will be used…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Find out who'll give the addresses at local college graduations for the Class of 2013.
Here are the Class of 2013 undergraduate commencement speakers for some Philadelphia-area colleges, in chronological order. Information is obtained by the schools' websites unless otherwise noted. Valley Forge Christian College, Friday, May 3: Pastor Mark Batterson Penn State Brandywine, Saturday, May 4: David H. Lipson Jr., a 1978 Penn State graduate and the president of the company that publishes Philadelphia Magazine St. Joseph's University, Saturday, May 11: Elisabeth A. Hagen, a 1991 graduate and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Undersecretary for Food Safety Chestnut Hill College, Saturday, May 11: Mary Louise Quinlan, author of “The God Box: Sharing My Mother’s Gift of Faith, Love, and Letting Go” Rosemont College, Saturday, …
Monday, May 13, 2013
This Media Elementary reading specialist started her career in business but knew teaching is what she really want to do with her life.
Teacher Spotlight is where we will feature a local teacher who deserves recognition. Teachers give a lot to their students, schools and studies and we'd like to recognize them and say a simple, thank you, for all that they do. This Media Elementary School reading specialist teacher has the opportunity to help all of the students in the school. She says the Media Elementary students are just awesome. Teacher: Tracey Fritch School: Media Elementary School Grade/Subject: Reading Specialist for Kindergarten through 5th grades Years in the industry: 17 years Teaching History: Fritch has spent most of her teaching career in the Rose Tree Media School District, starting as a second grade teacher and then a reading teacher at Glenwood Elementary…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Penncrest High School as the #549 high school in the country. In Pennsylvania, Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia received the highest ranking of #56. Locally, Conestoga High School in Berwyn was ranked #124, Harriton High School #219, Radnor High School #255, Strath Haven High School #291, Lower Merion High School #321, Springfield High School #648, Haverford High School #742 and Marple Newtown High School #1096. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Penncrest High School's ranking, and every other ranked high …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Class of 2013 graduated from the school on Saturday.
Penn State Brandywine honored its Class of 2013 in its Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday. The class' 129 students accepted their degrees, including 68 from Delaware County, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. During the campus tradition of allowing each student to speak during the ceremony, Bethanne Seufert, of Media, thanked her “fantastic professors” and her three children and husband for “being there through it all," according to the Delco Times. Read more about the ceremony including Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska's remarks to her final graduation class as she also moves on from her role as chancellor here on the Delaware County Daily Times.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Penn State Brandywine’s annual Spring Soiree semi-formal fundraiser raised $66,000 for students at the campus.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
In response to the Sandy Hook massacre that shocked the nation, the Penncrest High School Football Team committed to the 26 Acts of Kindness Campaign, to undertake one act of kindness for each of the 26 innocent lives that were lost.
Whether its Penncrest's Senior Prom, AM Prom, Mom Prom or the Junior Prom, share your photos with Patch.
Penncrest High School celebrated its Senior Prom on Saturday. With all the glitz and glam, primping and polishing that comes with Prom, why not show off your fancy self. However, the Senior Prom wasn't the only big Prom event this weekend. As they do each year, many parents put hours and days of hard work in to the AM Prom, after party for the seniors and there was also a Mom Prom at Barnaby's in Aston this weekend. So share all those Prom memories with us. Upload your Prom Pics here.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The final budget adoption is expected to take place at the May 23 meeting.
The Rose Tree Media School Board proposed the 2013-2014 general fund budget at a special meeting on April 9. The final budget adoption is expected to take place at the May 23 meeting. If approved, the proposed $84,335,989 budget would bring a tax increase of 1.7 percent for a millage rate of 22.9913, according to the April 9 meeting minutes. A 1.7 percent increase equates to an annual increase of $77 for the average home assessment of $204,941, according to RTM Director of Management Services Grace Eves. "The proposed budget is a work in progress and may change before final adoption," Eves said in an email message. "The administration will continue to review revenues and expenditures until the final budget adoption on May 23." In January, …