The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A school board vote on the outsourcing of support staff, designed to avoid Affordable Care Act fines, was rescheduled after a lengthy meeting.
The Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board on Monday night tabled a decision on whether to outsource the jobs of support staff in the district. The board was set to vote on the issue at its regular meeting, but postponed the decision until June 17, according to the district website: The meeting ran past midnight, with more than three hours devoted to the outsourcing discussion, according to the Daily Local News. The Community Matters blog said that the vote was delayed after opposition by a crowd of attendees "[s]tanding three people deep and overflowing into the lobby." The most striking revelations, according to the blog, were about the minimal hiring standards of Substitute Teachers Service Inc., the company through which the employees …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The following changes will take effect July 1.
Tredyffrin-Easttown School District announced the following administrative assignments, which were approved by unanimous vote at the Monday night school board meeting. These changes were based on recommendations of Superintendent Dan Waters, and they will take effect July 1.
Find out who'll give the addresses at local college graduations for the Class of 2013.
Here are the Class of 2013 undergraduate commencement speakers for some Philadelphia-area colleges, in chronological order. Information is obtained by the schools' websites unless otherwise noted. Valley Forge Christian College, Friday, May 3: Pastor Mark Batterson Penn State Brandywine, Saturday, May 4: David H. Lipson Jr., a 1978 Penn State graduate and the president of the company that publishes Philadelphia Magazine St. Joseph's University, Saturday, May 11: Elisabeth A. Hagen, a 1991 graduate and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Undersecretary for Food Safety Chestnut Hill College, Saturday, May 11: Mary Louise Quinlan, author of “The God Box: Sharing My Mother’s Gift of Faith, Love, and Letting Go” Rosemont College, Saturday, …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Beverly Jones Bell received the teaching award in a ceremony Tuesday.
Tredyffrin Easttown Middle School teacher Beverly Jones Bell is one of three teachers in Chester County to receive a 2013 Citadel Heart of Learning Award. The "Heart of Learning Award" is a joint collaborative effort between Citadel and the Chester County Intermediate Unit, created to recognize dedicated teachers who impact the community. Jones Bell, who retired earlier this school year, won for the middle school category, according to Citadel: Other winners included Rose Cappelli of Fern Hill Elementary School in West Chester and Susan Shelley of Unionville High School.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recently presented awards to local high school students working to pursue their dreams of broadcast news.
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Conestoga High School as the #124 best high school in the country. Locally, Harriton High School was ranked #219, Radnor High School #255, Strath Haven High School #291, Lower Merion High School #321, Great Valley High School was ranked #359, Springfield High School #648, Haverford High School #742 and Marple Newtown High School #1096. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Springfield High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Find out where you can get your Conestoga High School graduation supplies in town.
As graduation nears, you may be thinking of how to celebrate your recent grad with a party. Fear not–you can find all your Conestoga High School graduation supplies at Party Land in the Gateway Shopping Center. From plates and cups to banners and lawn signs, Party Land has everything you need to help your recent graduate feel special. Know of any other places in town with graduation supplies? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The championship match was forced into a tiebreaker round during which Conestoga emerged victorious.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
For the second consecutive year Devon Prep’s Middle School Science Olympiad Team qualified to compete at the PA State tournament, held at Juniata College last week.