Students are the focus of the Rose Tree Media School District learning community. Our educational program is based on world class standards through which all students reach their intellectual, emotional, social and physical potential. Our schools provide an environment that celebrates students’ diversity, individual talents and efforts, and promotes collaboration, caring, respect, and leadership.
2018 – 2019 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Academic Excellence Award Winners
The following students were recognized at the Academic Excellence Celebration on October 1. At the end of last year, these students earned a cumulative weighted GPA of 6.9501 or higher. Congratulations to all of you for your commitment to excellence!
Class of 2019: Quiana Artis, Renea Briner, Kiersten Busch, Stephanie Callahan, Sarah Chang, Julia Colizzo, Josephine Cressler, Laura Dabundo, Lyndsey Della Vecchia, Liam Diefes, Aidan Donnelly, Carly Dunford, Kelly Fitzgerald, Saikrithka Govindaraju, Sarah Hughes, Jordan Isaacs, Jacob Lamb, Nathaniel Lemisch, Allison Long, Jeffrey Lunger, Emma Pasnak, Reeti Patnaik, Katherine Poissant, Tyler Sims, Katherine Sparling, Hope Stollsteimer, Rachel Westcott and Alexander Zhang.
Class of 2020: Casey Biscoll, Alexis Calloway, Jamie Dinella, Andres Esparragoza, Kevin Fernandes, Jasleen Gill, Paige Goldberg, Matthew Grace, Dana He, Thomas Huggett, Alexis Laliberte, Katherine Lee, Celia Lourie, Kyle May, Julia Mullaney, Abel Palmer, Tony Pan, Yu Pan, Kerry Peyton, Mackenzie Rosin, Ryan Salladino, Bridget Spence, Emily Tang, Holly Werner and Mika Wesley.
Class of 2021: Sarah Ahlgren, Allison Barusevicius, Lauren Bialek, Benjamin Chang, Kira Crowner, Allison Deaton, Gabrielle DiAntonio, Sage Forsythe, Arianna Fowler, Reece Gaboriault, Elizabeth Hughes, Jack Hunsberger, Lauren Niss, May Pahides, Layla Phillips, Ashley Plick, Rebecca Rubin, Claire Santangelo, Ryan Schmidt, Spencer Schwartz, Amanda White and Andrew Wickman.
National Merit Scholarship Program
Sarah R. Chang earned the semifinalist distinction. About 16,000 students across the country were named semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More than $31 million in scholarship funding will be offered in spring 2019 to winners of the program. These students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition.
National Merit - Commended Students
Over 1.5 million students in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 PSAT. Approximately 34,000 students earned “Commended” recognition. They represented the highest scoring entrants from each state and represent less than five percent of all high school seniors. Penncrest High School is proud to recognize the following students for earning this recognition: Logan Corkwell, Laura Dabundo, Nathaniel Lemisch, Alexander Zhang
Pennsylvania's Best Public High Schools
The list of the best public high schools was released as part of Niche's 2019 K-12 rankings. Niche also released an analysis of the state's best school districts. Penncrest placed 31st in Pennsylvania. To arrive at the rankings, Niche said it looked at data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as test scores, college data and ratings collected from Niche users.
U.S. News Scoreboard
Penncrest Ranked #1445 in the National Rankings and earned a silver medal. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Penncrest is 43 percent. The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female.
Students of the Month
The following Students of the Month along with their parents/guardians and teachers were honored at a breakfast held this morning: Explorers: Ryan Navickas and Alexandra Morgan; Voyagers: Jake Chester and Noelle Sok; Blazers: Kristen Keinath and Nicolas Randazzo; Pioneers: Alek Shah and Natalie Russo; Patriots: Aidan Naugle and Lauren Troy; Eagles: Amelie Turmel and David Kennedy; Discovery: Anna Ramage and Andrew Varady; Endeavor: Anna Rowland and Domenic DeLuca; Odyssey: Morgan Corner and Kareem Owens.
Silver Spartan Winners
Students have been receiving Silver Spartan cards all week in order to reinforce our core values and expectations here at Springton Lake. When teachers observe students exhibiting the 4Rs – Ready, Respectful, Responsible, & Resilient characteristics, a Silver Spartan card may be awarded. Silver Spartan cards are entered into periodic drawings for various prizes – cafeteria snack coupons and even small gift cards. Congratulations to the following students for exhibiting one or more of the 4Rs and for winning a prize: September - 6th Grade: Ryan Navickas, Mia Hanover, Julia Hunt, Chase Williams, & Helena Wolfenden, 7th Grade: Lauren Harmon, Ava Roberts, John Logue, Ellen McLane, & David Meiser, 8th Grade: Evanthia Greco, Zoe Bales-Ramos, Sam Kleiman, Logan Rector, & Nevaeh Warrington. 6th Grade: Charlotte Kershaw, Jacey Fox, Ava High, Nora Zimmerman, & Charles Pastore, 7th Grade: Michael Skeritt, Parker Klodarska, Julia deJong, Destiny Schneider, & Maverick Corkwell and 8th Grade: Ben Rago, Cole Bernhardt, Eric Ator, Clark Grewell, & Daniel Dada. Third week in September: 6th Grade: Liam Quesenberry, Matthew Creahan, Julius Drummond, Gurnoor Othie, & Kaniece Cooper. 7th Grade: Reilly McLane, Sarah Meek, Ben Hastings, Mira Kuttymartin, & Liam Stauffer. 8th Grade: Ben Rago, Spencer Rosin, Christian Murray, Anthony Teti, & Brady Hammond. Fourth week in September: 6th Grade: Brianna Hahn, Oumar Sillah, Brooke Define, Svetlana Sanders, Theodore Beshara, & Kamryn Ohm. 7th Grade: Dan Le, Joey Mazzeo, Noah Reed, Lance Kearney, Kiersten Woolery, & Mary Kate Gorman. 6th Grade: Alex Cotumaccio, Ben Sparling, Avery Soma, & Ethan Chan.
We had our student council officers’ speeches. The fifth grade students showed great courage, composure, and a willingness to put themselves out in front of their fellow classmates to give speeches as to why they should hold a leadership position in student council. Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Student Council Officers, Spencer M., President, Dahlia S., Vice President and Rohan G., Secretary/Treasurer.
Top 100 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools
Indian Lane placed 66 in the top 100 PA Schools. Niche said it looked at data from the U.S.Department of Education as well as state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings and the overall quality of the School District.
Top 100 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools
Media placed 100 in the top 100 PA Schools. Niche said it looked at data from the U.S.Department of Education as well as state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings and the overall quality of the School District.
Top 100 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools
Rose Tree placed 71 in the top 100 PA Schools. Niche said it looked at data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings and the overall quality of the School District.
Mr. Snyder is a semifinalist for the 2019 Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum. A total of 25 music teachers from 24 cities across 16 states have been announced semifinalists. More than 2,800 initial nominations were submitted.
2019 Districts with the Best Teachers in Pennsylvania
Rose Tree Media #7 - Ranking based on student and parent ratings of teachers, teacher salaries, teacher absenteeism, teacher tenure, student-teacher ratio, and the Niche Academics Grade for the district.
2019 Best School Districts in Pennsylvania
Rose Tree Media - #15. The 2019 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more.
Rose Tree Media #10. Ranking factors include teacher salaries, teacher tenure, teacher absenteeism, student-teacher ratio, as well as the district's Niche grades for Overall, Administration, Safety, and Resources.