• Throwback Thursday-Brookline Elementary School

    Posted by Amanda Larsen at 7/24/2014
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  • Coopertown Students Hear About Trains from Engineer

    Posted by Blu Taylor at 7/21/2014
     
    Ms. Janette Heil invited a special guest reader to her first and second grade LA class at Coopertown, her husband Chris! Chris Heil is a staff consultant for an engineering company, LTK, in Ambler. They consult across the country for passenger rail. He read the book "Shortcut" by Donald Crews. In it, a group of children take a shortcut along the train tracks even though they've been told not to but then a train comes and they don't have time to turn back. They have to jump into briars and water with snakes to avoid the train! Chris brought the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) he is required to wear when he's in the field and spoke about safety with trains. He showed my students his bump hat, safety glasses, and reflective vest. (Some states have color requirements, which is why he has two.) They were excited to get a chance to try some of it on!
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  • FBLA Success for Haverford High

    Posted by Blu Taylor at 7/21/2014
    This year, 32 of our top FBLA students represented Haverford at the annual FBLA State Leadership Conference.  The students broke many HHS FBLA records. There were over 3500 students that attended the State Conference.  Each Haverford student competed against upwards of 100 other students, so placing in the Top 10 was a huge accomplishment. The students listed below placed in the top 3 in the state, and have been invited to compete at the national level this summer in Nashville, TN!
     

    1st Place, Community Service Project -- Christine Chen, MaryKate Lindner, and Brandon Chang

    2nd Place, Business Plan -- Edward Liu

    3rd Place, Economics -- Matt Root

    The students listed below were recognized on stage as placing the Top 10 in the state:
    4th Place, Current Events -- Curtis Parker

    4th Place, E-Business -- Jake Hartline

    5th Place, Web Design -- Jill DiOrio

    5th Place, Economics -- Ray Pomponio

    7th Place, Desktop Publishing -- Brianna McFadden and Emily Bannan

    9th Place, Global Business -- Aidan Barber and Willie Fineberg

    9th Place, Business Law -- Ryan Kirby

    9th Place, Electronic Career Portfolio -- Wilder Francone

    10th Place, Web Design -- Devon Gallo

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  • Chestnutwold Students Explored Careers

    Posted by Blu Taylor at 7/21/2014
    Fourth grade students at Chestnutwold explored different careers at the annual Career Day this school year. With the help of their teachers, 4th grade students wrote letters to a person of their choosing, inviting them to attend the Career Day. This year's attendees included adults from various professions including coaching, law enforcement, homeland security, architecture, nursing, mechanic, housekeeping, college admissions and a professor to name a few.
     

    In addition, two local celebrities also attended: Ms. Tracy Davidson, NBC 10 news anchor and Mr. John LeCLair, retired professional hockey player who played for the Philadelphia Flyers. 

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  • Chatham Park 5th grade Artists Transform Entrance with help of Local Artist

    Posted by Blu Taylor at 7/21/2014
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    The 5th Grade Artist in Resident Project transformed the entryway of Chatham Park Elementary with the help of local artist Esther Cohen Eskin.  The project was a paint and broken tile mosaic mural that involved every 5th grade student.
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  • Throwback Thursday

    Posted by Blu Taylor at 7/17/2014

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    Photo taken in September 1979, Rear of High School 
     
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  • Middle School Latin Students Ace National Exam

    Posted by Blu Taylor at 7/17/2014
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    Haverford Middle School students Josh Angell and Quinn Gallagher (pictured above) won a top award and also earned a perfect score on the National Latin Exam. Only 7% of Latin 1 test-takers accomplished this feat. The National Latin Exam is an international exam given in the United States and 13 other countries, and it tests Latin grammar, history, mythology, and other cultural areas of Rome and its empire.  No Latin textbooks will completely prepare a student for this test, so students study a lot of material outside of the normal class content throughout the course of the year to supplement their information. 
     

    Gold Summa Cum Laude

     
    Josh Angell - perfect score

    Quinn Gallagher - perfect score

    Amy Kushlan

    Stephen Mittleman

    Elizabeth Hay

    Audrey Woodman

    Peter Martin 

     

    Magna Cum Laude

     

    Jack Clancy

    Grace Shevchenko

    Richard Chen

    Eric Liu

    Jack Wert

    Lingtao Li

    Corey Weiss 

     

    Silver Maxima Cum Laude

     
    Amelia Winger

    Claire Burns

    Chris Brown

    Mikaela Baratka

    Isabel Weir

    Seth Cortez

    Colin Naehr

    Maxwell Duzen

    Liam Broderick


    Cum Laude

     
    Patrick Kelly

    Jack Ryal

    Bryan Distler

    Ellen Ford

    Craig Gerard

    Alex Arcidiacono

    Michelle Koo

    George Wolffe

     
     
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  • FBLA Success for Haverford High

    Posted by Amanda Larsen at 7/17/2014
    This year, 32 of our top FBLA students represented Haverford at the annual FBLA State Leadership Conference.  The students broke many HHS FBLA records. There were over 3500 students that attended the State Conference.  Each Haverford student competed against upwards of 100 other students, so placing in the Top 10 was a huge accomplishment. The students listed below placed in the top 3 in the state, and have been invited to compete at the national level this summer in Nashville, TN!
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    1st Place, Community Service Project -- Christine Chen, MaryKate Lindner, and Brandon Chang

    2nd Place, Business Plan -- Edward Liu

    3rd Place, Economics -- Matt Root

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  • School District Welcomes Dr. Dorie Martin as the new K - 12 Humanities Curriculum Coordinator

    Posted by Blu Taylor at 7/14/2014


    test The School District of Haverford Township is proud to welcome Dorie Martin, Ed.D. as the new K- 12 Humanities Curriculum Coordinator.  Dr. Martin comes to the School District from the Montgomery County IU where she held various positions, including, Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development - Project Associate for Secondary Content, Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching Mentor Coach, and Training and Consulting Associate. She is an adjunct professor at Cabrini College.  Dr. Martin earned her  Bachelor of Sciences at Temple, her Masters in Multi-Cultural Education from Eastern University and her Doctorate of Education from Neumann University. She has earned Pennsylvania State Certifications in Principal K-12, Reading Specialist K-12, and Early Childhood, Elementary Education.  Prior to the Montgomery County IU, Dr. Martin worked as a reading and literary specialist, Instructional Coach, and was a classroom teacher in both elementary and secondary levels in local school districts including Chester Upland, Penn Delco, Upper Darby, Marple Newtown, and Springfield.  Join us in welcoming Dr. Martin.


    Dr. Martin was hired due to the retirement of Dr. Catherine A. McKeone.  Cathy came to the School District in 2002. During her years in Haverford, Cathy participated in many important initiatives. Some of the most important were to lead teachers in creating common assessments to accurately measure student progress and the effectiveness of our curriculum and programs; transitioning the curriculum to prepare our students for Keystones and the PA Core PSSAs; participating in the selection of teachers and principals and the supporting them with professional development and resources. She worked closely with the Reading Specialists to assist with accurately measuring students' reading progress and selecting resources for needy students. Additionally Cathy participated on many committees that helped maintain Haverford's excellence, like Strategic Planning and curriculum revisions. Join us in wishing Dr. McKeone well in her retirement.
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  • Manoa Fourth Graders Garden

    Posted by Blu Taylor at 7/14/2014
    The fourth grade Seminar students completed a mini-unit on landscape architecture and design as part of their study of architecture this year.  The children followed the steps that a landscape architecture firm would follow to plan an outdoor space. First they surveyed the site and brainstormed the best use of the existing area. Then they made a design plan. Next they conducted soil tests for each garden area. Then they selected useful additions such as signs for the teaching gardens and seating for students. They also made and painted a bird bath. Then they used a website to choose plants that would work best for each of our garden spaces.  The student spent an afternoon outside, planting, transplanting, weeding, and assembling all the pieces. It looks beautiful and it will make a wonderful area for classes to go to read, write, and learn about science. We now have a butterfly garden, a bird area, and a "color" garden complete with plants in a ROY G BIV design. There is also seating for students and teachers to use for lessons, silent reading, writing, or art. The Seminar students were able to accomplish this with help from the PTO Garden Club. The students enjoyed seeing their design vision become a reality, and the garden was included in a local Garden Tour.
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