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 …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit hosts academic competition.
Are you ready to rumble? Montgomery County will be sending 17 different high schools to do just that, in an academic competition known as Quiz Bowl. The annual Academic Competition will be held at the Spring-Ford Area High School auditorium, 350 South Lewis Road, Royersford, on Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 pm. "Each team will compete in matches, answering questions about Literature, American History, Contemporary Events, World History, Potpourri, and Science covering all time periods," said Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) communicaitons director Kristen Rawlings. "Teams compete in two matches with two rounds in each match. The MCIU organizes the regional competition each year." According to Rawlings, defending its …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Students in the Technology Student Association created an informational sign to help educate residents on local waterways.
Students from the Colonial Middle School Technology Student Association created a sign to educate residents on the importance of local waterways, which includes photos of wildlife. The sign, photos of which were submitted by a reader, explains the local animals in the area. “We have a responsibility to care for this creek, as well as the other water systems within our area,” the sign says. “Take a close look, enjoy the creatures, but do it carefully.” The 2013 construction challenge event team, made up of Giancarlo Donnini, Nicole Exposito, Scott Horry, Aidan Mcleney, Karen Minecci and James Phair, created the sign. The sign thanks TSA advisor Clint Rickers, Plymouth Township Council Chair Sheldon Simpson and Plymouth Township Buildings …
PWHS students placed first in three team and four individual events.
Tuesday, April 16
The following is a release from the Colonial School District: The Colonial School District (CSD) dominated the regional Technology Student Association (TSA) competition on February 23 at Strayer Middle School in Quakertown, Pa. CSD had nearly 60 students qualify for the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association competition in April in Champion, Pa. Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) students placed first in three team and four individual events. Dalton Versak and Jeff Verone were on all three first-place teams for PWHS. They joined Tommy Gerstein, Kathryn Sweeney, Joe McAnulty and Anton Smaliack to win the Biotech event. They also teamed with Sam Horry, Seth Horry and Greg Richards to take top honors in the Engineering Design event. …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Officers demonstrated robots, bomb suits.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad recently visited the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School as part of a community outreach program. Sheriff Eileen Behr was on hand to help demonstrate one of the office's $85,000 robot for students, as well as a bomb suit similar to what was prominent in the movie "The Hurt Locker."
Friday, April 12, 2013
The players presented this year’s hats, marked with Brad Fox’s badge number, to Plymouth Police Chief Joe Lawrence.
Representatives from Plymouth, Whitemarsh and Conshohocken Police Departments were on hand when the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Baseball Team announced at Monday’s Plymouth Township Council meeting that they would honor fallen officer Brad Fox, and all first responders, this season by wearing Fox’s badge number, 178, on their hats for each game. Chris Manero, the varsity baseball coach and oversees baseball operations for Colonial School District, addressed council before three of the hats were presented to Plymouth Township Police Chief Joseph Lawrence. “We wanted to show the high school baseball team is not just a part of the high school community, but is very much a part of the local community as well,” Manero said. Having Fox’s …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Several police cars were near the school on Thursday afternoon.
Police activity across from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School on Germantown Pike on Thursday was due to a motor carrier truck inspection detail, according to Whitemarsh Police Chief Michael Beaty. A Patch reader questioned the activity around 1 p.m., when "multiple marked and unmarked police cars" were parked across the street. According to Beaty, traffic safety officers from the area get together to conduct inspections of commercial vehicles for dangerous violations, and to verify compliance with trucking regulations. Across from the high school was the "widest area to do it safely," Beaty said. Beaty also said that there was a fire alarm at the school when a tech was working on the fire alarm system, so there was additional emergency …