Thursday, May 16, 2013
Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges welcomes several county residents to its famed list.
Sixty-two students from Montgomery County Community College’s Class of 2013 were named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. To qualify for Who’s Who, students must have graduated during the 2012-2013 academic year with a grade point average of at least 2.75 and must be nominated by a member of MCCC’s faculty or staff. The 2013 Who’s Who students are listed below by area of residence: Ambler: Amy Kolesnik Abington: Jessica Lowenstein Barto: Hilda Hynes Bechtelsville: Dana Rubright Ceders: Vincent Pupillo Cheltenham: Leland Cohen Collegeville: Devin Dietrich, James Fulop, Jessica Kelly Conshohocken: Christine Muszynski Eagleville: Patricia Piazza Erdenheim: John Harkins Gilbertsville: John McKillip Glenside: Brigitta …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Spencer Halsman was awarded the Young Producer's Award in the Public Service Announcement category.
PWHS was ranked 942 out of top 2,000 in the country by Newsweek.
Newsweek released its list of the nation's top high schools, looking at student's college readiness and focusing on "graduation rates, participation in college-level classes via Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, and acceptance into a two- or four-year college program,"according to the report on The Daily Beast. Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, at 201 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, was ranked 942 out of 2,000 high schools across the country this year. According to the report, Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School has a 93% graduation rate, with 93% of graduates heading to a institution of higher education. The average SAT score for Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School students is 1573 and of the students that …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Brand-name mattresses will be sold for 30 to 60 percent off retail price.
The Plymouth Whitemarsh Marching Colonials are sponsoring a mattress sale on June 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Name brand mattresses, with full factory warranties, will be sold at 30 to 60 percent off of the retail price. Delivery is available to the tri-state area and shore points; all proceeds go directly to the Marching Colonials. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Students at Germantown Academy, Mount St. Joseph Academy receive National Merit Scholarship.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporationannounced today the 2013 $2,500 Merit Scholarship winners. There are 8,000 students nationwide who will receive a National Merit Scholarship in 2013, totally $35 million. According to a release, students are selected based on academic record, "scores from two standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official." Locally, the following students have been named National Merit Scholarship recipients: Name: Emily Rose Eck Hometown: Flourtown School: Mount St. Joseph Academy, Flourtown Probable Career Field: Neuroscience Name: Jonah Kallenbach Hometown: Ambler School: Germantown …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Basketball player John Salmons, Dr. Renee Turchi were recognized on Friday.
Pediatrician Renee Turchi and National Basketball Association (NBA) player John Salmons may not find the opportunity to share the stage very often, but as fellow Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) graduates, they were honored by the administration, faculty and student body on Friday as members of the PWHS Distinguished Graduates Organization. Salmons, a 1998 graduate, helped to lead the Colonials to win the PIAA Championship in 1997, and leading the University of Miami to the NCAA Tournament, and eventually being drafted to play for the San Antonio Spurs in 2002. Salmons has also played professional basketball for the 76ers, Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls over his 11 years in the NBA. Off-season, though, he can be found …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Thanks to a Scholastic grant, students will be helping to sort lunch waste in the 4-5 school, as is done at Whitemarsh Elementary.
While Whitemarsh Elementary kindergarten and life skills students have a lot of learning ahead of them, on April 25, they taught the fifth graders of Colonial Elementary a thing or two about their upcycling program. Whitemarsh Elementary students currently sort their trash after lunch at the school's eco station, and the kindergarten and life skills classes spend time every Tuesday sorting non-recyclables, such as Lunchable containers, Capri Sun pouches, granola bars and chip bags, and prepare them to be sent to be upcycled at Terracycle, which converts the products into lunch totes, duffel bags, and much more. Life Skills Teacher Stephanie Brennan and Kindergarten Teacher Kirsten Young brought the program to Whitemarsh Elementary three …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The photo was in honor of Autism Awareness Month in April.
Students from Colonial Elementary School, who have been learning about autism throughout the month of April, created a human autism ribbon on Friday. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, a group of 500 people, including staff and parents, dressed in red, yellow and blue to make a human ribbon in support of the cause. “We are also lucky because in Colonial School District, we respect the differences among us and we celebrate everyone’s strengths," said Colonial Elementary School teacher Bridget Craig to school staff. "We know that Autism is out there because it is here with us working and learning each day,” Other Colonial School District News: Vehicle Crash, MontCo DA Help Warm PWHS Students of Distracted Driving Colonial Middle School …
Monday, April 29, 2013
A look at the high school’s stats, according to U.S. News and World Report.
The Plymouth Whitemarsh High School is ranked no. 31 in Pennsylvania and in the top 1,000 nationally, garnering silver ranking, according to the U.S. News and World Report. The student to teacher ratio is 15 to 1 in the high school, and the College Readiness Index is 33.3. The school educated 1,571 students, 82 percent of which are white, ad 52 percent of which are male. Students participating in free or reduced lunch programs, qualifying them as economically disadvantaged, according to the report, make up 16 percent of the population. The school tests above the state average in math and reading, according to the report. In reading, only three percent of students test below basic, 28 percent are proficient, and 61 percent are advanced…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Rankings of the state's high schools put 9 of the county's in the top 50.
When the U.S. News and World Report ranks something, the nation tunes in. This month, the popular magazine ranked the state's high schools. Those in Montgomery County will be happy to hear it was well represented at the top of the list. Of the list's top 50 schools, nine of the county's high schools were there the list, which put the county highest in the state. Of the ranked schools, the following were in the top 50: No. 8 -- Radnor High School, Radnor Township No. 9 -- Lower Moreland High School, Huntingdon Valley No. 17 -- Lower Merion High School, Ardmore No. 24 -- Wissahickon Senior High School, Ambler No. 28 -- Upper Dublin High School, Fort Washington No. 31 -- Plymouth-Whitemarsh High, Plymouth Meeting No. 38 -- Souderton Area …