8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Parent Conferences - No School K-8
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM HOLIDAY, ALL BUILDINGS CLOSED
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM HOLIDAY, ALL BUILDINGS CLOSED
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM IL PTG Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Penncrest String Ensemble Concert @ Penncrest
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 6th Grade Chorus Concert @ Springton Lake
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 7th Grade Chorus Concert @ Springton
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PENNCREST HIGH SCHOOL
The Physics Olympics team won their first match by 60 points. The meet was held at Harriton High School and Penncrest dominated the match.
The High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall takes the best high school students from all over the world and puts them on stage to perform world-class repertoire. This year, they reviewed nearly 750 finalists representing 49 US states, Guam, four provinces of Canada, Armenia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Oman, the Philippines, Quatar, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. Charlotte Croquette and Gizcomo Fizzano were both chosen to sing in the Honors Concert choir, and will perform at Carnegie Hall in February.
Named 2014-2015 NSCAA High School Team Academic Award Recipient. The Penncrest Girls’ Team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with the 2014-15 High School Team Academic Award. The NSCAA annually recognizes high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their performance on the field. The Lady Lions soccer team was one of 398 teams (150 boys, 248 girls) nationwide recognized for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2014-15 academic year. To qualify for this award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player’s GPA, then dividing by the number of players.
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 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 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).
SPRIGNTON LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Veterans Day Essay Contest
Matthew Sparling earned 2nd place in the DCIU Veterans Day Essay Contest and read his essay at the courthouse after the parade.
PSBA Essay Contest
Springton Lake has two winners in the PSBA essay contest Josh Kleiman & Gianna Saulino. The essay project was What the future of learning looks like to me. Students were asked to develop 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. Minimum essay length: 300 words. Maximum essay length: 400 words. There were two winners selected from each category. Each winner received $100 and was invited to read their essay at the beginning of a major session at the 2015 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. Selected essays were printed in an issue of the PSBA Bulletin. Essays may be edited for spelling, punctuation and grammar prior to being published.
Silver Spartan Winners
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. October Grand Prize winner is Annie Crockett, grade 8. Silver Spartan winners are: Moses Benson, grade 6, Anthony D’Ambrosio, grade 6 and Vera Jelic, grade 6.
Students of the Month
Students of the Month are honored at a breakfast with their families and teachers. The following students are the students October: 6-1: Adam Carliss and Giana Stevens, 6-2: Shauna Mulhern and Chase Sims, 6-3:Anastasia Ciminear and Christian Messam, 7-1: Sage Forsythe and Jackson Schweitzer; 7-2: Sydni Page-Williams and Marc Rubin, 7-3: Shayna Polsky and Robert Furlan, 8-1: Kule May and Rachel Bolen, 8-2: Julia Mullaney and Willem Guenther; and 8-3: Jackson Sweeney and Elizabeth Egan. November students include: Team 6-1: William Rubin and Sarah Bonhage; Team 6-2: Elisabeth Kelk and Jason Luthultz; Team 6-3: Hannah Marr and Evan Havel; Team 7-1: Abigail Wanck and Jack Hunsberger; Team 7-2: Brett Bonebrake and Mira Patel; Team 7-3: Benjamin Chang and Sophia Pastino; Team 8-1: Ethan Emery and Holly Werner; Team 8-2: George Grable and Maura Morris; Team 8-3: Kristian Sigismondi and Victoria Kutzmonich
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.
Math and Science teacher at SYA, was nominated for the 2015 Simon Youth National Teacher of the Year. Ronnie 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.