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.
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.
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 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 …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The championship match was forced into a tiebreaker round during which Conestoga emerged victorious.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Tredyffrin-Easttown School District will seek a variance from Tredyffrin Township to exceed the maximum allowable impervious surface area.
Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board District will seek a variance from Tredyffrin Township to allow the district to add 24 new parking spots at Valley Forge Elementary School without removing any existing impervious space. The district had been planning to remove the tennis courts at the school to offset the new pavement, but after a strong response from the community, the school board halted those plans. The school board of directors decided to apply for the variance at its April 22 meeting, according to a meeting recap posted to the district website: The Zoning Hearing Board typically meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, with the next meeting scheduled on May 23.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Valley Forge Middle School’s Leadership Seminar students are again sponsoring a Senior Prom for older adults in the community.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
U.S. News and World Report released its annual school rankings, and Tredyffrin-Easttown's high school again earned a place in the single digits.
Conestoga High School ranked number 5 in a new list of about 200 Pennsylvania High Schools by U.S. News and World Report. The school, Tredyffrin-Easttown School District's only high school, ranked number 313 in the magazine's nationwide standings. In 2012, Conestoga ranked third in the state and 279th nationwide, according to the same magazine. The magazine's website gives statistics for the school along with the ranking: "The AP® participation rate at Conestoga High School is 56 percent. The student body makeup is 49 percent male and 51 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 18 percent." Among the other academic metrics that were taken into consideration: