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    National Merit Scholar

    The National Merit Scholarship Program has identified one Penncrest student who is a Semifinalist in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program: Michaela Combs


    Envirothon Finishes Second in the Nation!

    Coaches Mark Samilenko and Chrissa Kuntz along with team members Vy-Linn Gale, Lucy Hall, Abigail Pearse, Justin Rosenberg and Daniel Rosenberger journeyed to Springfield, Missouri earlier this month representing Pennsylvania as the state champions in the National Envirothon Competition. Penncrest finished second place out of teams from 46 states, eight Canadian provinces and one territory. Congratulations for all of your hard work and commitment to your team and to Penncrest High School!


    Penncrest Earns 16th in the State of Pennsylvania!

    ICYMI: 100 High Schools With The Best Teachers In Pennsylvania. Niche.com recently released its 2015 list of high schools with the best teachers throughout the nation, as well as the state of Pennsylvania, and Penncrest ranked 16th in Pennsylvania! Niche ranked more than 100,000 public and private schools and districts based on dozens of statistics and 27 million opinions from 300,000 students and parents.


    Penncrest Among America's Best High Schools

    Penncrest High School has been named in US News and World Report’s list of America's Best High Schools for 2015.  Penncrest received a Silver Ranking for the second consecutive year, placing #1145 nationally and #26 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This is our second appearance on the US News and World Report list. 


    Penncrest is once again named as one of America's Most Challenging High Schools!

    Penncrest has been named in the Washington Post's Most Challenging High Schools of 2015. The index score is the number of college-level tests given at a school in the previous calendar year divided by the number of graduates that year. Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies (Subs. lunch) and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence, (E&E).






    PSBA Essay Contest

    Springton Lake has two winners in the PSBA essay contest Josh Kleiman & Gianna Saulino. The essay theme was What the future of learning looks like to me. Students developed an essay looking at the future of learning in public schools, what is capable today, and what they hope to see tomorrow. This theme ties into the “Classroom of the Future” that will be displayed at this year’s PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference. There were two winners selected from each category. Each winner received $100 and were invited to read their essay at the beginning of a major session at the 2015 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, Oct. 13-16, 2015, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. Selected essays will be printed in an issue of the PSBA Bulletin.


    Silver Spartan

    Our grand prize Silver Spartan winner for the month of September is Elizabeth Elefante.  Our Silver Spartan treat winners are:  Henri Barnieu, Anaanya Nasta, and Bella Salvucci. 




    Best Place to Teach in PA

    Based on teacher salary, experience and attendance, as well as the district’s academic, safety and resources grade, Niche.com placed Rose Tree Media School District 17th out of the top 100 districts in the State as the Best Place to Teach in Pennsylvania. A high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers who are offered excellent support and compensation.


    Simon Youth Nominee Ronni Miller

    Math and Science teacher at SYA, Ronni was nominated for the 2015 Simon Youth National Teacher of the Year. Ronni is recognized as someone who ignites hope in students and whose work has positioned Simon Youth Foundation to be a national leader in non-traditional education and student retention.


    All-Pro Teacher David Miller

    The Philadelphia Eagles have developed the “All-Pro Teacher” program to recognize outstanding teachers (grades 6-12) in the tri-state area for their contribution to their students, school, and community. David Miller from the Penncrest High School Science department has been recognized as a member of the inaugural class out of hundreds of nominations. David will be recognized with the nine other members on the field at Lincoln Financial Field prior to the Eagles/Cowboys game. One of the ten will be selected as the overall winner later in the fall.