Saturday, May 4, 2013
Sunday is the biggest awards night of the year in Philadelphia-region high school theater.
Phoenixville Area High School students will be walking the red carpet and keeping their fingers crossed Sunday night at the eighth annual Philadelphia Region Cappies. The Cappies are like the Tony Awards for high school theater and high school theater critics. Students from 37 public and private high schools are participating in this year's awards show which will be presented at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center at Upper Darby High School. Not only are actors, musicians, set, sound and costume designers honored the Cappies honor student theater critics. Since October 236 critics have written 1,240 reviews that have been evaluated by teachers. The best reviews have been published in more than a dozen local newspapers and online. And…
Friday, May 3, 2013
The long-time Phoenixville resident has made history with local history.
When it comes to schools, you might say that David Frees' favorite subject is history. In fact he is being honored on May 13 for his work in the community, including founding the Historical Society of the Phoenixville area. He will be inducted into the Phoenixville Area School District Wall of Fame on May 13. A press release from the PASD sums up his involvemet in the community this way: Mr. Frees has always been a supporter of the Phoenixville community and his love of that community shows in his continual works to make Phoenixville a place in which people are proud to live. Mr. Frees believes we all have the responsibility to do all we can to make our town a better place to live. One of Mr. Frees’s proudest accomplishments is the …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Local Elementary student first place in one competition with 45 teams.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Athena Kao is a captain on the Commonwealth Connections Academy's engineering team.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Students, and a male family member or role model, took to the playing fields.
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
Football coach Bill Furlong would, reportedly, be affected.
The ongoing contract dispute between the Phoenixville Area School District and its teachers union took place on a bigger stage than usual on Thursday. According to The Mercury, tensions were high in the high school auditorium, as over 100 educators wore black PASD shirts to the school board meeting to protest the district’s proposal to reduce seven currently full-time teaching positions to part-time. The paper is reporting that the change would affect physical education and foreign language teachers at the high school and middle school. These teachers would keep their benefits, but lose a portion of their salary. Phantom football coach Bill Furlong would, reportedly, be one of the teachers impacted. While union representatives said the …
The Devon Prep students were honored at a recent ceremony.
Three Phoenixville residents were among the 14 students Devon Preparatory School recently inducted into the Science National Honor Society (SNHS). Juniors Sean J. Bevan, Andrew A Bright, and Jason Sadek, each of Phoenixville, were honored at the ceremony, which was held on the Devon Prep campus. According to a release from the school: The Science National Honor Society was organized 12 year ago to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought; advance student knowledge of classical and modern science; aid the civic community with its comprehension of science; and encourage students to participate in community service. In order to qualify for membership in the Society each student had to: receive credit …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
On Thursday, the school is inviting prospective students and their families to visit the campus.
On Thursday night, the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus is inviting prospective students and their families to an open house. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., during which time visitors can tour the building, meet teachers and students, learn about the programs, and enjoy light refreshments provided by Culinary Arts students. TCHS Pickering, formerly CAT Pickering, is a public high school that specializes in career and technical education. The school serves students from Great Valley, Owen J. Roberts, Phoenixville Area, Tredyffrin/Easttown, and West Chester Area school districts. The school offers the following career and technical programs for high school students: Applications are currently being …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Having trouble kicking the habit? Listen to these PAMS wordsmiths.
A quartet of Phoenixville Area Middle School Students were among the ten finalists for the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition (CCTFC) Kick Butts Day Youth Essay Contest, according to district community relations coordinator Sandra Claus. The kids’ essays were selected from the hundreds of entries submitted by Chester County seventh and eighth grade students. The submissions were personal reflections and true stories about tobacco use and the tobacco industry. Phoenixville finalists Mitchell Coll, Julia Yancik, Tara Greenwood, and Emily Fabius were invited to read their essays at a reception hosted by the Chester County Health Department. According to Claus: Some of the stories were very personal, as a younger brother pleaded with his …