Saturday, May 4, 2013
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, …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Local teachers were recently recognized by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union for the 2013 Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award.
Local teachers were recently recognized by the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union in partnership with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit for the 2013 Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award. The award, created in 2008, recognizes outstanding and dedicated teachers in the county. A committee selects teachers from nominations submitted by the public and the teachers are awarded $500 and the school is awarded $1,000. One teacher is chosen from each public school district, one teacher from the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and one teacher from a non-public elementary, middle and high school. Below are two local winners. Sue Williamson, Media Elementary School, Rose Tree Media School District "This dynamo never stops working or …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Check out this year's line up of full-day, mid-summer boredom busters.
The Rose Tree Media School District school year calendar has been updated due to the year's earlier weather.
The Rose Tree Media Board of School Directors approved an update to the district's school year calendar at its meeting Thursday. The district's last day of school is now Monday, June 17. The original calendar marked the last day as June 18 for students. The change is due to the fact that the district only used two "snow" days during Hurricane Sandy in October, according to the district website. Early dismissal times will remain the same for the elementary and middle schools now on June 17. Penncrest underclassmen exam schedule will now be on Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14, with Monday, June 17 as a make-up day, according to the district website. The last day for teachers will also be moved one day from Wednesday, June 19 to Tuesday, …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Penncrest High School alumni started the Mal's Memorial Fund in honor of Robert Malkovsky who died in February.
In February, one of Penncrest's favorites passed away unexpectedly after battling cancer. Physics teacher Robert Malkovsky, or Mr. Mal, taught at Penncrest since 1989. Penncrest alumni started Mal's Memorial Fund with the idea of a boy and a girl from the school to receive $1,000 to pursue an interest in science every year, according to philly.com. The goal is to raise $50,000 to create the endowed scholarship, according to philly.com. As of April 25, donations had reached $47,850. "If he knew about it, it would have been the most important thing he contributed," Malkovsky's youngest sister, Betsy Juhasz told philly.com, "because he was all about the kids." For more information about the fund and how to donate, go to: http://www.…
See how Penncrest fared in the U.S. News and World Report’s list of 2013’s Best High Schools.
U.S. News and World Report recently released its 2013 Best High Schools list. Several Philadelphia-area high schools—including Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Radnor High School in Radnor, Lower Merion High School in Lower Merion and Great Valley High School in Malvern—made the list. Penncrest High School did not rank within the "Best Of" list but did score well in the report's college readiness index. U.S. News and World Report looked at more than 21,000 public schools across the country, according to its website, and more than 150 schools from Pennsylvania made the list. Here's a breakdown of numbers for Penncrest: See which area schools made the state and national lists for best high school here. And find more details on Penncrest …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Check out which schools from Greater Philadelphia are considered the best, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Several Philadelphia-area high schools—including Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Radnor High School in Radnor, Lower Merion High School in Lower Merion and Great Valley High School in Malvern—have made U.S. News and World Report’s list of 2013’s Best High Schools. More than 150 schools from Pennsylvania made the list, released Tuesday. U.S. News and World Report looked at more than 21,000 public schools across the country, according to its website. It “implemented … [a] comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those that are college bound, and that it must be able produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully …
Monday, April 22, 2013
This Walden School first and second grade teacher says teaching is fun and wants her students to learn at their own pace.
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 Walden School first and second grade teacher has only been at the school for a couple of years but already knows it is where she is supposed to be. She wants her students to learn at their own pace. Teacher: Ninette Paffett-Lugassy School: The Walden School Grade/Subject: First and Second grades Years in the industry: Two years Teaching History: Paffett-Lugassy graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in history from Smith College and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Devon Preparatory school recently inducted 59 students into the National Honor Society.
Devon Preparatory school recently inducted 59 Upper School students into the National Honor Society (NHS) during a special Mass and ceremony on campus. NHS is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. The new inductees are: SENIORS Daniel C. Fletcher of Chester Springs Cole S. Hassett of Norristown Brian J. Koskinen of Media Justin L. Wright of Exton JUNIORS Andrew C. Brekus of Broomall John K. Burke of Newtown Square John-Paul L. Gies of Spring City Grant G. Latran of Newtown Square Matthew D. McSurdy of Collegeville Nicholas G. Peters of Media Matthew M. Sidor of Media Jefferson Toro of Darby Robert L. Watters of Chester Springs SOPHOMORES Graham Alabdulla of West Chester Mr…