Saturday, May 18, 2013
Conestoga High School alumna Amie Potsic is nearing a year as executive director of Main Line Art Center.
Last year, the Main Line Art Center in Haverford marked 75 years in existence. While celebrating its long past it also took a step into the future with the hiring of a new exective director. In the summer, professional photographer and arts administrator Amie Potsic succeeded executive director Judy Herman, who retired after nearly 25 years there. Potsic is a Berwyn native who graduated from Conestoga High School. So far, Potsic has curated two shows that she said were "contemporary, challening and brought in new artists," Atmospheric and Urban Pop (see photos) and is overseeing a renovation and addition to the art center's building. While still offering more traditional exhibits, Potsic said she was brought into the organization for her …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Four Conestoga High School students were recognized in the 2013 Greenfield Youth Film Festival.
Four Conestoga High School students were recognized in the 2013 Greenfield Youth Film Festival. The film festival announced Wednesday the following results: You can view the three short films in the media gallery above. Many of the films were earnest and somber, but not all of them, according to the festival's press release announcing the winners: The full slate of winning videos can be viewed on Youtube.
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.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Former Conestoga High School teacher Carol Wittschieben collapsed in a chemistry lab in December after drinking alcohol from a water bottle.
The Conestoga High School teacher who hid alcohol in a water bottle and collapsed in class while intoxicated has been placed in an alternative probation program, according to the Daily Local News: Wittschieben told EMTs who responded to the school in December that "she is an alcoholic who had been consuming alcohol throughout the day via a water bottle in her purse," according to court documents. The ARD program could lead to the charges against her being expunged, as TE Patch reported: Wittschieben resigned from the district shortly after the December incident, according to the Daily Local. See also: Conestoga Teacher Charged After Collapsing Police:'Stoga Teacher Hid Booze in H20 Bottle Accused Drunk Conestoga Teacher Strikes Deal …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The team will head to Harrisburg in May to compete at the state level.
The Conestoga High School team won the 2013 Chester County Academic Competition championship last week. The team moves on to the state competition in Harrisburg on May 3. The Chester County Intermediate Unit details how the team reached this point: The county championship held Thursday, March 14, was broadcast live on the internet. Unionville High School finished in second place, and West Chester East placed third. In the junior varsity competition, Downingtown East took first place, and the Conestoga team placed third. Full details and scores are available on the CCIU site.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Teachers and staff from Tredyffrin/Easttown School District will hit the hardwood Friday and Saturday for a basketball fundraiser against professional shot- and joke-makers.
The Harlem Wizards, a professional show basketball team, will bring their blend of athleticism, showmanship and humor to the Conestoga High School Gymnasium this weekend. Tickets to the Friday night game, organized by Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown (FLITE), sold out in one day, prompting FLITE to add a second game on Saturday. Who from TESD will take on the Wizards? Check out the FLITE team rosters below. Friday Night - March 15 Saturday Night - March 16 Team and National Anthem Announcers National Anthem The Conestoga Camerata will sing the National Anthem. This choir is the premier choral ensemble at Conestoga High School comprised of 55 juniors and seniors who are selected based on auditions. On Friday Night, March 15, …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Thursday at 7 p.m., the high school academic team will take on three competitors in the Chester County Academic Competition.
The Conestoga High School Academic Team recently battled its way into championship round of the Chester County Academic Competition. Thursday evening, the team will vy for the chance to represent the county at a statewide competition in May. The competition will be broadcast on internet:
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The student-run website was recently announced as a finalist in a contest sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association.
Conestoga High School's student-run website, stoganews.com, was named a National School Press Association Online Pacemaker finalist on Tuesday. According to the NSPA press release, a record 252 websites were entered in the contest, from which 50 finalists were selected based on numerous qualities: Entries were judged over the course several weeks, based on content, design, writing and editing, rich media and breaking news. Sophomore Suproteem Sarkar is the webmaster of the site, which draws content from the student newspaper, The Spoke, and the T/E TV, the district's public access television channel. The winners will be announced April 27 at the National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco, sponsored by the NSPA and the …