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    Students are the focus of the Rose Tree Media School District learning community. All students will reach their intellectual, emotional, social, and physical potential in a safe environment that celebrates diversity, individual talents and efforts, and promotes collaboration, caring, respect, and leadership. Students will be well prepared to create meaningful and productive lives in a global society.

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    2018 – 2019 ACCOMPLISHMENTS




    2019 Junior Book Awards

    Outstanding members of our junior class were recognized during the Junior Book Award ceremony. Students were lauded for achievement in academics, school and community service.  The awards: Tony Pan,  Bausch & Lomb Science Award, Celia Lourie, Brandeis University Book Award, Olivia Kinsley, Brown University Book Award, Jamie Dinella, Chatham University/Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award, Anna Sample, Elmira College Award, Casey Biscoll, Harvard/Radcliffe Book Award, Jasleen Gill, Johns Hopkins University Book Award, Kerry Peyton, University of Michigan Book Award, Ryan Salladino, University of Pennsylvania Book Award, Paige Goldberg, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award, Joshua Kleiman, George Eastman Young Leaders Award, Yu Pan, Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal, Olamide Olaniyi, Springfield College Book Award, Elise Priest, Smith College Book Award, Alexis Calloway, The Swarthmore College Book Award, Andrew Esparragoza, The University of Virginia, Jefferson Book Award, Mika Wesley, The Wellesley College Book Award Holly Werner, The George Washington University Book Award and Mackenzie Rosin, The Yale University Book Award. 


    Mini THON

    The first, and we hope annual, Mini THON was an overwhelming success!  The event raised over $20,000,00 for the fight against childhood cancer...not so “mini”!  The evening was highlighted by three of our own teachers talking to the attendees about the impact of cancer on their own lives.  Once again, our students and community demonstrated how much they care about others, and their desire to make a difference.  Thanks to all of the teachers and parents who volunteered their time to support this event and the students who have been planning this for close to six months.  Congratulations to Sophia Tumolo and Abby Race and all of the students on the committees that organized and executed the Mini THON.  This was a true student-led event from start to finish!



    The Penncrest High School Envirothon Team competed at the Delaware County Envirothon.  The Gold Team — Jordan Isaacs, Jamie Dinella, Sage Forsythe, Spencer Schwartz, and Lillian Kuntz — took first place, and the Red Team— Ben Sniegowski, Katie Sparling, Arianna Fowler, Sara Kristiansen, and Arun Mohan — took second.  The Gold Team will move on to the State Competition where they will represent Delaware County.  Congratulations to Envirothon!



    The Penncrest Envirothon Team hosted the 15th annual Envirochallenge Competition at Ridley Creek State Park.  The Penncrest team devised the station tests and ran the environmental science competition for 13 teams from our four elementary schools.  A Rose Tree Elementary team won first place. Many thanks to our elementary school teachers for the hours they put in helping the elementary teams learn about the environment!


    Penncrest Jazz Program Receives Top Honors

    Penncrest participated in TIA Atlantic Coast Jazz Championships in Wildwood, NJ. The Jazz Band scored a 97.18 to receive a Superior rating and win the World Class championship. In addition, the Jazz Lab (our second band) scored a 90.74 and placed third in Open Class, finishing ahead of top bands from other schools. Senior trombonist Tom Kuntz was recognized as an outstanding soloist at the festival.


    Art Department

    Penncrest High School had nine art students participate in the 5th Congressional District's Annual Art Competition. Lauren Closs was awarded 3rd place in Colored Drawing; Naomi Torres was awarded 2nd place in Printmaking; Samantha Ator was awarded 2nd place in College; and, Holly Jansen was awarded 1st place in Mixed-Media. The other participants include Raven Amaro, Jay Boyer, Jacob Czaja, Allison Deaton, and Holly Werner. 


    National Safe School Award

    Penncrest received the 2019 National Safe School Award recognition for anti-bullying awareness and promoting safe-school climate.



    Niche chose Penncrest as #26 in PA as the 2019 Best High Schools in Pennsylvania.


    Top PA School in 2019

    US News selected Penncrest as #60 in the best High School in Pennsylvania.  23,000 public school were reviewed with 637 from Pennsylvania. Penncrest ranked 1,664 in the National Rankings.


    Business Department - Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

    Mrs. Starkey and Miss Clofine took 32 students to compete in Hershey PA at the state regional conference.  The following students competed in their respecting competitions. Mary Pahides (Introduction to Business Communication), Aashir Khan (Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures), Alexis Calloway, Lindsay Gamlin, Kenna Kaut  (Management Information Systems), Morgan King and Tori Gargiule (Accounting II), Oliver Brokopp (Client Service), Isabella Sabato, Kat Frangelli and Tessa DiSerafino (Global Business), Isabella Digiulio, Lizzy Gibian and Madeline Flounders (Introduction to Business Presentation) Sam Elfenbein and Brett Conley (Banking and Financial Systems), Owen Schnyder and Mattea Baumgardner (Introduction to Business Procedures), Thomas Feely (Introduction to Financial Math), Ethan Emery, Max Digiulio and Owen Vlaminck (Management Decision Making), Grace Marmer (Accounting I), Caroline Kirchoff (Personal Finance), Eddie Lawler (Organizational Leadership), Brian Loeper (Introduction to Business), Cameron Fawthrop (Introduction to Information Technology), Scott Gibian (Sales Presentation), Nicole Torillo (Business Law), Jake Greenlaw-Scully (Introduction to FBLA), Logan Morris and Ryan Yeager (Marketing).  Congratulations to Grace Marmer she placed 9th in the state in Accounting I.  A huge congratulations to Logan Morris and Ryan Yeager who placed 2nd in the state for Marketing and earned a bid to the National Competition in July held in San Antonio, Texas. Congratulations to all students on their hard work and dedication this school year.


    History Day Competition

    Bridget Spence and Holly Werner earned third place at the Regional History Day Competition held Friday 3/29 at the Chester County Historical Society. Holly and Bridget submitted a group exhibit the Salem Witch Trials. National History Day is a nationwide competition held annually in which students submit projects demonstrating their knowledge of the process historians undertake in researching the past. Mr. Hobdell coaches the National History Day Team which has demonstrated success at the regional, state, and national competitions over the last ten years.


    Art Department

    Kiersten Busch (12th grade) was awarded a silver medal in the Future New category in the 2019 National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her installation sculpture, "Never Again.” Her piece was inspired by the student activists from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School and the March for Our Lives, and was featured in last year's Annual Celebration of the Arts. 


    All State Musicians Selected

    Penncrest has a school record seven students selected for PMEA All-State ensembles. They are: James Beverly, junior, trumpet, Julian DeCicci, senior, bass, Adam Dougherty, junior, French horn, Brendan Egan, senior, trombone, Tim Spiotta, junior, trumpet, Erick Wade, senior, percussion and Rachel Westcott, senior, piccolo.  The All State performances are part of the annual PMEA state conference, held this year in Pittsburgh.


    Physics Olympics

    Penncrest Physics Olympics wins it all! Champions!


    Leadership Award

    $20,000 Widener University scholarship for outstanding civic contributions and leadership within the school and communities.  Stand up for what is right, address a wrong and made a difference in their communities or school.  Kian Bina


    Penncrest Cheerleaders

    Lions in the Lone Star State. Congratulations to the Penncrest Cheerleaders who returned from the National Cheerleaders” Association (NCA) High School National Cheerleading Championships held in Dallas, Texas.  The team received a bid to nationals during camp in August.  The team entered three Game Day Competition Divisions:  Cheer, Fight Song and Band Chant for which they earned a 12th place ranking out of 25 teams.   They also entered the all-around division and for the first time in Penncrest history, the cheerleaders advanced to the final round of competition and finished with a 6th place ranking in the United States!    Additionally, they took home the “Best Use of Signs” award and were surprised and honored to receive the “Go Be Great” award for the service in the community.  “Go Be Great” was established to recognize ambassadors for their leadership both on and off the mat.  The team was featured during the award ceremony at nationals with a highlight video of their activism with the Cystic Fibrosis Walk, Alzheimer’s Walk, Clothing Drive, Coaches vs. Cancer and Special Olympics.  The Penncrest Cheerleaders were selected as “Go Be Great” award winners among 50 other entries.  We are so proud of our cheer team for not only supporting Penncrest Athletics but for their stewardship and service within the community.  Congratulations to the following young ladies:  Angelina Brown, Leann Carroll, Carly D’Ambrosio, Chayse Downend, Carly Field, Cassidy Hoffman, Julia Iannucci, Bernadette Kelly, Kristina Kelly, Emily Knapp, Marisa Lucente, Mia Lucente, Maura McGlinn, Charlotte Papatheoharis, Kelly Phipps, Meghan Robinson, Maddy Skowronek, Lucy Stewart, Carney Woodhull, Kaylee Woodhull.



    #penncrestkind is a movement rooted in kindness, inclusivity and acceptance to inspire kids of all ages, ethnicities, genders and orientations that peace begins with them. Our community is richer because of the initiatives cultivated in our schools that embrace these principles. By appending #penncrestkind to social media posts in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc, we can attract attention to all the ways that our kids act consistently with this message.  As a result, over time, #penncrestkind will be a repository of hundreds of examples of kids making the world a better place.


    HI-Q Team

    Our amazing Hi-Q team qualified for the playoffs and hosted a first round match. Penncrest’s Hi-Q Team finished the regular season in excellent standing, beating Haverford’s and Radnor’s season scores. The match was extremely close, but Penncrest did not come away with the win.  It was another great season for the team as they ended the season as one of the top finishers in the county.


    Top 100 SAT Scores

    Penncrest High School placed in the top 100 highest-scoring schools in the five-county area.


    Model UN

    Twenty members of the Model UN Club attended the 32nd Annual Delaware Model United Nations (DELMUN) Conference at Salesianum School. Two weeks prior to the conference, students were assigned countries to represent in various UN related committees.  They created, debated, and negotiated resolutions to deal with various economic, social, political issues.  Quiana Artis and Stephanie Callahan represented Algeria in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and helped pass resolutions focused on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity, as well as the socioeconomic problems facing youth in El Salvador.  For their efforts they earned the distinction of being Penncrest's first team ever to be awarded "Outstanding Delegation."  Katie Merillat and Breana O'Halloran also did a tremendous job and won Honorable Mention awards for their representation of Kuwait in UNESCO.  Finally, Max Cohen and Arun Mohan also won Honorable Mention awards for their representation of Israel in the General Assembly and their work on the issues of human trafficking and the peaceful international usage of outer space.  This was Penncrest's best performance at DELMUN, and we are proud of all of the members in their contributions.


    National Honor Society Induction

    Seventy-five new members were inducted into the National Honor Society.  Mr. DelPrato was the keynote speaker for the event and delivered a moving message to all in attendance.  Members of the Chamber Orchestra performed, as well.  The following students were inducted: Seniors:  Lindsay Cave, Liam Diefes, Kelly Fitzgerald, Najee Formey, Saikrithika Govindaraju, Victorial Herrom, Sarah King, Katherine Kline, Vatsal Mangal, Bryn McLaughlin and Daniel Nolan.  Junior Dinductees:  Connor Axelrod, Alexandra Bialek, Casey Biscoll, Nicholas Burbo, Alexis, Calloway, Joshua Contrucci, Michael Corner, Ann Crockett, Jamie Dinella, Ethan Donnelly, Andres Esparragoza, Kevin Fernandes, Morgan Ferry, Brett Gavin, Jasleen Gill, Julie Gillian, Paige Goldberg, Matthew Grace,  August Guerrieri, Elan Guthrie, Dana He, Julia Hooker, Julia Kasper, Jessica Kasper, Olivia Kinsley, John Kirkpatrick, Joshua Kleiman, Alexis Laliberte, Katherine Lee, Celia Lourie, Brendan Lungo, Taylor McAfee, Cassady McLaughlin, Mya McKeown, Liam Mosteller, Julia Mullaney, Eve O'Boyle, Sean O'Connor, Ciara O'Loughlin, Abel Palmer, Tony Pan, Emma Pasnak, Charlotte Pearse, Kerry Peyton, Justin Potts, Elise Priest, Connor Quesenberry, Abigail Race, Sophie Roe, Andrew Rosenberg, Mackenzie Rosin, Ryan Salladino, Zachary Scott, Sophia Shayeghi, Ben Sniegowski, Bridget Spence,  Kayla Strine, Patrick Theveny,  Nicole Torrillo,  Abigail Volz,  Gary Wagner-Robertson, Claire Walsh, Holly Werner, Mika Wesley and Carney Woodhull. 


    Rho Kappa, History Honor Society Induction

    The following students were inducted into the History Honor Society: Aden Ali, Connor Axelrod, Kristina Balta, Casey Biscoll, Elizabeth Breslin, Ryan Brubaker, Nicholas Burbo, Alexi Calloway, Elaine Chen, Jonathan Choi, Joshua Contrucci, Michael Corner, Ann Crockett, Max Davenport, Julian DeCicci, Jamie Dinella, Ethan Donnelly, Adam Dougherty, Samuel Elfenbein, Andrew Esparragoza, Kevin Fernandes, Morgan Ferry, Jason Fliegelman, Allie Ford, Brett Gavin, Jasleen Gill, Paige Goldberg,  August Guerrieri, Grace Matthew, Julia Hooker, Arushi Ishwar, Julia Kasper, Olivia Kinsley, John Kirkpatrick, Joshua Kleiman, Alexis Laliberte, Katherine Lee, Celia Lourie, Brendan Luong, Taylor McAfee, Maura McGlinn, Mya McKeown, Liam Mosteller, Julia Mullaney, Ciara O’Loughlin, Tony Pan, Yu Pan, Kerry Peyton, Elise Priest, Rosin Mackenzie, Meghan Robinson, Ryan Salladino, Anna Sample, Adam Schaefer, Bridget Spence, Heather Steward, Patrick Theveny, Nicole Torrillo, Abigail Volz, Holly Werner and Mika Wesley.


    Philadelphia Union

    Former Penncrest student, Kevin Trusty.  From 0 to 3,060 Minutes: Trusty named Union's Team Defensive Player of the Year after becoming the youngest player to play every single minute of a 34-game season in MLS history.


    Roaring Lions Marching Band

    The Roaring Lions Marching Band captured the USBands Pennsylvania State Championship in Group VI-A, beating Downingtown East with a score of 90.035. This is the fourth state title for the Roaring Lions since 2011.  The band hosted its annual Holiday Craft Show at Penncrest. Guests enjoyed kicking off their holiday shopping with over 120 crafters, live music, raffle items, and great food. 


    The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association held auditions for District Band, Choir and Orchestra. Our district, District 12 encompasses Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester counties, and is the largest in Pennsylvania. The following students successfully auditioned for PMEA ensembles: 



    The following students auditioned for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association for District Band: Rachel Westcott, flute, Josephine Cressler, clarinet, Alexander Prokop, clarinet, Spencer Schwartz, clarinet, James Beverly, trumpet, Timmy Spiotta, trumpet, Adam Dopugherty, French horn, Brendan Egan, trombone, Zachary Munin, tuba, Avery West, tuba and Erick Wade, percussion. 



    The following students auditioned for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association for  District Orchestra: Tony Pan – 1st Violin, Emily Tang – 1st Violin, Jamie Dinella – 1st Violin, Abel Palmer – Cello, Julian DeCicci – Double Bass, Rachel Westcott – Flute, Adam Dougherty – French Horn and Erick Wade – Percussion. 



    The PHS Choir performed in Williamsburg, Virginia and earned many awards. The Ambassadors won gold, with an overall rating of 96/100. This score also earned the Ambassadors the trophy for "Outstanding Choral Group," which is the award given to the highest-scoring ensemble in the festival. The Ambassadors also received the trophy for the Adjudicator's award, which is given to groups who achieve a score of 95 or higher.  The Concert Choir won its first gold rating.  The Decibelles won its first gold rating. The choir as a whole received the Choral Sweepstakes Award for the highest-scoring multi-ensemble school in the competition, meaning that all three ensembles, together, scored higher than any other school in attendance. Finally, the students CONSISTENTLY behaved with class and school pride, representing our community as young adults and receiving compliments on their behavior everywhere we went.  At least five restaurant waiters, program directors, and other authorities compliment them on their school spirit and respectfulness while they were traveling.  This was worth more than any of the trophies we bring home.


    The Penncrest Ambassador Choir performed in the annual A Cappella Sing-off Competition hosted by the Ardmore Rotary Club.  They were the runners-up in this extremely competitive competition!  They received $500.00 donated in their name to the Media food bank.  Just another way the choir is living up to its' motto- make something beautiful, do something good- through the magic of music!


    The following students auditioned for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association for District Choir: Nicholas Brubo, Junior, Tenor 2, (second hair) and Abigail Brudsall, Senior, Soprano 2.  Each of these students will perform with their respective ensembles in January and February 2019, and will audition for the Region level at that time. All concerts are open to the public. The District festival calendar is available on www.pmea12.org.


    Media Rotary Students of the Month

    Congratulations to Lee Feinman and Jamie Dinella who were honored by the Media Rotary Club.  April Media Rotary students were Donna Jacobs and Ryan Salladino. 


    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.





    No Place For Hate

    For the second year in a row, Springton Lake has been designated as a No Place for Hate school.  No Place for Hate is an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League with the mission of reducing bias, bullying, and increasing appreciation of diversity.  Springton Lake incorporated projects throughout the school year that were approved by the anti-defamation league in order to earn this designation.


    Promising Young Writers Contest

    Congratulations to 8th graders Holly Doran, Zoe Mackenzie, Kennedy Quale, and Maddie Theveny, who are winners of the Promising Young Writers contest! Their outstanding and creative poems and short stories were selected from 8th-grade entries from across the country. Honorable mention goes out to Anna Ramage. 


    PA Society for Biomedical Research Essay

    Congratulations to 8th grader Holly Doran. Her essay about the importance of animals in the study and prevention of diseases won third place in the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research essay contest.  She will be honored at a special ceremony at the Hershey Lodge at the end of May. Great work, Holly!


    Springton Lake Reading Olympics

    The Reading teams, the Bibliomaniacs and the Bookly Hallows, competed at Northley Middle School with all of the other Delaware County middle schools.  Our teams included: Michelle Sun, Kelly Coyle, Carys Doyle, Maggie McLane, Ariel Mehmeti, Gurnoor Othie, Aaron Pham, Disha Patel, Matthew Sharer, and Nora Staiber for the Bibliomaniacs, and: Alli Nepo, Lizzy Allen, Ali Coldiron, Rhea Gurnaney, Mira Kuttymartin, Erin Montgomery, Audrey Santangelo, Leann Tang, Chris Teplica, Nick Teplica, and Mia Wynn for the Bookly Hallows. Our teams were outstanding, bringing home first place blue ribbons. Thank you to all the participants for your months of hard work and dedication and congratulations on your stellar performance at the competition! 


    National Geography Bee

    Ethan Saputra won 3rd prize om the Pennsylania State National Geography Bee.


    Delaware County Young Authors’

    Seventh graders Layla Williams, Michelle Sun, Natalie Russo and Maia Luna Wilde, and eighth graders Riley Signor, Ali Coldiron, Zoe Mackenzie, Aurora Crater and Dimitar Zhekov wrote outstanding stores.  They will be recognized at a special assembly with other winners in Delaware County.


    French Contest Winners

    The following students placed in the French district contest for 7th grade: 1st place: Jessica Sun, 2nd place: Alexander Stroffolino, 3rd place, a three-way tie with Amelie Turmel, Leah Strasser, and Kayla Nguyen, Honorable mention: Stephen Castellano. Winners for the 8th grade French District contest are: 1st place – Ellie Simon, 2nd place – Alisun Coldiron and Anna Rowland,  3rd place – Ethan Saputra, Honorable mention:  Morgan Corner, Benjamin Demos, Zoe MacKenzie, Olivia Truocchio, Andrew Varady


    Select Choir

    The Springton Lake Select Choir performed the National Anthem at the Delaware Blue Coats game.  Our students had an opportunity to be one of the first to perform at the brand new 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware for this G-League basketball game.


    What’s So Cool About Manufacturing

    Springton Lake Video Club students took the award for the Best Overall Video in this year's What's So Cool About Manufacturing contest. Students produced a video about Braksem Industries, an international company with a local plant in Delaware County. The club competed against several other middle schools from across Delaware and Chester counties.


    You Be The Chemist Competition

    Sarthak Khandelwal defeated 59 other competitions from Delco and Chesco to emerge as the winner in this year’s You Be the Chemist competition.  Sarthak will move on to represent our school at the State Competition.


    Jazz Band

    Great job by our Jazz Band who received an Excellent Rating at the Drexel Hill Middle School Jazz Fest. Alisun Coldiron won another solo award. We won best overall trombone section!


    Science Olympiad

    Congratulations to our Science Olympiad team! They finished 6th out of 23 teams in our region to earn a bid to the State competition.


    Highest Scoring Schools on PSSA’s.

    Springton Lake’s sixth graders placed 65th in the top 100 Highest Scoring School in Delaware County and the 8th graders placed 64th in the county.


    Haverford Jazz Festival

    Congratulations to the Jazz Band for a wonderful performance at the Haverford Jazz Festival on Friday.  The band received an excellent rating.  8th Grader Gavin Loeper was reorganized for a solo award.  8th grader Alison Coldiron received best overall soloist.  It was a great showing for our school.


    French District Contest

    In first place with a perfect score Lucas Chadek, second place, Savanna Galloway, third place tie with Odir Bonilla, Grace Sanford, Alison Haenn and Nick Fante.


    Geography Bee

    Ten finalists participated in the school geography bee championship. In one of our most competitive bees in recent history, Natasha Dankowski presented a serious challenge to Ethan Saputra. But in the end, Ethan won his 2nd school championship in three years. Congratulations and best of luck on the state geography bee test.


    Daughters of the American Revolution Writing Competition

    8th graders Michala Dyer, Emily Fiorella and Jack Bateman are winners of the Daughters of the American Revolution Writing Competition!  Their essays about women gaining the right to vote will be shared at a special ceremony on Presidents’ Day.  Jack Bateman


    Geography Bee

    Congratulations to the following 10 students who qualified for the School Geography Bee championship:  Lucas Chladek, Will Cohen, Natasha Dankowski, Nate Dzien, Maria Karamitopoulos, David Meiser, Thomas Mulholland, Spencer Rosin, Ethan Saputra and Josephine Truocchio.


    Great American Smoke-Out Essay Competition

    Eighth graders Jeremy Lindenmuth and Michala Dyer took first and second place by writing winning essays about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes. They will read their essays and be honored at a ceremony at Riddle Hospital.


    Students of the Month

    The following are the Students of the Month for October:  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.  The following are the Students of the Month for November:  Explorers:  Shawn Welsh and Isabel Carlis; Voyagers:  Kaniece Cooper and Niccolo Tangorra; Blazers:  Maria Karamitopoulos and Luke Broomall; Pioneers:  Marsel Akulov and Julia deJong; Patriots: Madeline Bachovchin and Brendan Hefferan; Eagles: Gwendolyn Chorney and Gabriel Hartman; Discovery:  Vincent Dipillo and Caroline Flanagan; Endeavor:  Connor Hile and Kailyn Bostwick; Odyssey:  Leann Tang and Neil Sen.  December Students of the Month include: Explorers:  Gurnoor Othie and Zachary Wahba; Voyagers:         Reese   Bigler and Ethan Strain; Blazers:  Ava McLaughlin and Viktoras Ford; Pioneers:  Sophie Grant and Benjamin Barnieu; Patriots: Stephen Castellano and Olivia Packman; Eagles: Miles Heck and Rosebella DelCampo; Discovery: Zoe Mackenzie and Jeremy Lindenmuth; Endeavor:  Gabrielle Osbourne and John Bobber; Odyssey:  Eliza Host and Natasha Dankowski. The following students for the month of January will be honored at a breakfast with their teachers and families: Theodore Beshara, Ragini Mohan, Jason Umberger, Abigail Wolf, Joseph DiGiandomenico, Violet King, Rylie Burke, Amanda Velez, Patrick Garrison, Michael Woolery, Shaun Fernandes, John Hanrahan, Bridget Walsh, Angie Chen, David Gelman, Caroline Lindgren and Isaac Santonastaso. The following February Students of the Month include:  Explorers: Grace Sanford and John Shafer; Voyagers: Benjamin Kauffman and Keerti Mahendrakar; Blazers:  Justin Morris and Marissa Kamin; Pioneers:  Makayla Fickes and Rebekah Hogan; Patriots:  Bridget McKay and Michael Tanzilli; Eagles: Zachary Lota and Margaret Coulter; Discovery:  Paul Noble and Kelly McDonnell; Endeavor:  Fiona O'Loughlin and Ryan Rockwell; Odyssey:  Arianna Clark and Andrew Moffitt.  March students:  Explorers:  Allison Haenn and Anthony Rossi; Voyagers: Nicholas Mullin and Lilia Reilly; Blazers: Hajj Womack and Grace Coughlin; Pioneers:  Jordyn Matsinger and Ariel Mehmeti; Patriots: Avi Patel and Jordan Coutts; Eagles: Benjamin Pennoni and Paige Lota; Discovery: Komalya Pitchika and Aurora Crater; Endeavor: Nicholas Creamer and Kyra Curci; Odyssey: Mackenzie Beals and Dylan Chladek.  The following Students of the Month for the month of April are: Explorers:  Toni Conquest and Julius Drummond; Voyagers:  Nicholas Fante and Rita Tonsa; Blazers:  Charlotte Goldstein and Joseph Lombardo; Pioneers:  Anders Kristiansen and Karley Stephens; Patriots:  Angelo Coia and Ava Roberts; Eagles:  Patrick Lester and Maeve Brophy; Discovery: Angelina Lombardo and Aiden Tajirian; Endeavor:  Kira Higgins and Jake Hamilton; Odyssey:  Leah Stern and Tina Lowry; Life Skills:  Mackenzie Shaffer.  May students of the month are:  Explorers: Paris Ng and Jennifer Peralta; Voyagers:  Sophia Fante and Edomias Mulugeta; Blazers: Katelyn Wascavage and Oliver           Marsh; Pioneers:  Keely Aiken and Kaela McDonnell; Patriots:  Andrew Lawler and Keira Costello; Eagles:  Ronan Donaghy and Lilian Lauer; Discovery:  Christopher Stewart and Savannah Snyder; Endeavor:  Bridget Walsh and Ethan Saputra; Odyssey: Mia Pugay and Marlana Gramo



    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.  





    Making a Difference Award

    Daniel Shaak received the "Making A Difference Award" by the Delaware County Task Force. He was nominated by his teacher Stacy Gallagher, for going above and beyond to demonstrate kindness, compassion, and leadership for students with special needs. Daniel is extremely deserving of this honor, and the whole Glenwood community is very proud!


    Young Author’s Project

    4th Grader April Kim was one of the winners of the Young Author’s Project.  The Keystone State Literacy Association: Delaware County and the Delaware County Intermediate Unit selected her piece, "Cat Fight," as one of the best for her grade.  


    Law Day Poster Contest

    Olivia Bobber received 1st place, Helena Hepler received 2nd place, and Leela Jonosky received 3rd place in the 3rd through 5th grade division.  The awards ceremony took place at the Media Court House followed by a luncheon at the Delaware County Bar Association.


    Black History Month Contest

    The following students won awards for their art work in the Black History Month Poster Contest. The theme of the contest was to create a poster based on an African American Inventor of the 21st Century:  Charlie Majewski - 1st Place, Owen Barcomb - 2nd Place and Ava Bell - 3rd Place.


    Citizenship Challenge

    Miss Pinsley's class participated in the Citizenship Challenge. The challenge is an essay contest for a five county area where students are asked to write an essay to answer a question about civics and government. This year, students were asked, "What does the First Amendment mean to you?" Miss Pinsley's class wrote an essay explaining that the First Amendment is important because it acts like a shield to protect us. The seven paragraph essay earned them a spot in the finals where they had to present their ideas in a creative way. They brainstormed ideas and ended up writing 2 skits for each part of the First Amendment showing what life can be like without it and what it is like with it. They also wrote a rap which summarized their thoughts. Since they wanted background music for their scenes, Adam Ciuca wrote music and played it live behind the skits. In addition, all classmates helped in preparing props to be used during the skits. Finally, four students Peyton Carroll, Leo Xi, Aubrey Cartiledge, and Owen Barcomb prepared themselves to answer questions from the judges.  On December 11, they put it all together and presented at the Constitution Center in front of five other schools and judges including former Governor Ed Rendell and Judge Marjorie Rendell. While they didn't bring home a prize, they certainly learned a lot about their First Amendment rights, working together, and trying their best.


    Title I Distinguished School

    Glenwood has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Title I Distinguished School in the 2018-2019 school year.  Each year, the Pennsylvania Education Division of Federal Programs honors the top performing Title I schools in the Commonwealth based on English Language Arts (ELA) and Math PSSA proficiency that met all four Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs).  High Progress schools are within the highest 5% Title I schools based on ELA and Math Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System, (PVAAS) growth that met all four AMOs.  In total, 158 Title I schools were selected to be named Distinguished Schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Glenwood was honored at the 2019 Improving School Performance (ISP) Conference, January 13–16, 2019 in Pittsburgh. 





    Right to Education Task Force

    Jack S. and Gabe H. along with Mrs. Barton, Ms. Parker, Ms. Edwards, Ms. Ries, and Ms. O’Donnell on the recognition for the Making a Difference Award presented by the Right to Education Task Force of Delaware County.  These individuals are going to be recognized at 7th Annual Making a Difference Award Ceremony at Northley Middle School. 


    DELCO Bandfest

    Rishi A., represented Indian Lane at the Delco Bandfest.  It is a great honor to have one of our students chosen to play at this event.  BandFest is middle school level band made up of exceptional 5th and 6th grade band students from Delaware County. 


    Geography Bee

    We crowned our Geography Bee Champion.  Students did a tremendous job answering some very difficult questions and Andrew H. emerged victorious.  Connor F. took second and Jonathan B. took third place.  Andrew then went online to take the qualifying test for the National Geography Bee. 


    Student Council Officers

    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.






    NAACP Black History Poster Contest

    Media Elementary School students participated in the annual NAACP Black History Month Poster Contest again this year.  Students were challenged to create posters that celebrated the life and accomplishments of Black and African American inventors.  Over 60 posters were submitted to the contest. The winners included 2nd Place winner, fifth grader Bea Pollock, 3rd place winner, fourth grader Andrea Strasser and 2nd place winner, fourth grader Asher Matthews. 


    PA Liquor Control Board Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest

    Andrea Strasser and Abigail Ashbach, both fourth graders, are among the winners of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s 2018-19 Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest from among nearly 425 entries. Andrea Strasser has been chosen as a First Place Print winner, and her artwork will be printed on a notebook, day-planner or sticky-note pad.  Abigail Ashbach has been selected as a Third Place winner.  Forty-three students have been chosen for recognition, and the Media students are the only winners from Delaware County in the statewide competition.  A ceremony honoring the student artists will be held at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.  All winning posters will be on display in the foyer adjacent to the museum auditorium from April 1st through April 5th.  The posters promote safe and healthy alternatives to underage drinking in the students’ own images and words.


    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.






    The Penncrest Envirothon Team hosted the 15th annual Envirochallenge Competition at Ridley Creek State Park.  The Penncrest team devised the station tests and ran the environmental science competition for 13 teams from our four elementary schools.  A Rose Tree Elementary team won first place. Many thanks to our elementary school teachers for the hours they put in helping the elementary teams learn about the environment!


    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.



    Melissa Miller:

    Melissa Miller, 1st grade teacher, at Glenwood Elementary won the Franklin Mint's Excellence in Teaching Award! She has been teaching for 20 years, at Glenwood. She has taught kindergarten, first and second grade, but has spent most of her time in first. Glenwood is so proud to call her their own!


    Craig Snyder:

    Mr. Snyder was not selected as the winner but he would like to thank his students, former students, colleagues and RTM community for their incredible support.  Mr. Snyer appreciated the opportunity to represent our school as a national finalist. Mr. Snyder is now a finalist of the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum for the 2019 Music Educator Award.  He is one of 10 finalists.  The winner will be recognized in February. 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. 





    Honor Roll

    Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2019 Honor Roll of top 100 public school districts in Pennsylvania, The rankings are based on three years of standardized test scores.  Rose Tree Media School District ranked 23rd.


    High Schools with the Best Teachers

    Penncrest ranked #12 in high schools in Pennsylvania with the highest-ranking teachers, according to Niche.com.


    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. 

    2019 Best Places to Teach in Pennsylvania

    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.