School Board Notes

October 2018

The Meetings in Review

Academic Achievement Recognition - Arcola Intermediate Students

Dr. Amy Mangano, Principal of Arcola Intermediate School, presented student achievement awards to 54 Grade 7 and 72 Grade 8 students for their accomplishments from last school year. The “M” Award recipients received recognition for attaining a 93% average in all of their courses for the 2017-2018 school term. This is an example of the great work that we accomplish together as parents, teachers, the Board and community in recognition of excellent student effort.

Special Meeting Scheduled

Superintendent Dr. David Zerbe announced that there will be a special meeting of the School Board on November 8, 2018 in the High School Auditorium beginning at 6:30 PM. Dr. Zerbe noted that he will be presenting information on the current status of the district including programs, enrollment, facilities, and strategic vision for the future.

He further mentioned that the meeting is perpetuated by the need for the Board to address the information contained in the 2016 Facilities Assessment Study of all district facilities and where this same study projected an investment of $14,478,750 into Arrowhead Elementary School in the next 3-5 years.

Dr. Zerbe explained that no official actions will be made by the Board that evening, but will be accepting public comment at the conclusion of the meeting and will be soliciting comments afterwards on line.

Award of Excellence

Dr. Deborah Euker, Principal of Woodland Elementary, presented the Award of Excellence to Ms. Carrie Brower, First Grade Teacher and Ms. Mary Chantry, Third Grade Instructional Aide. The Methacton Award of Excellence is provided to staff members for their significant contributions made to the district in supporting their colleagues, and our students and their families. Each month Superintendent Dr. David Zerbe presents the Methacton Award of Excellence to two valued members of our staff.
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Methacton Education Foundation

The Methacton Education Foundation presented a check to Methacton School District for $14,560.23 from their “We Run Out Hunger 5K” event to benefit economically disadvantaged students. Presenting the check was Foundation President Jim Beam, Executive Director Nikki Krelovich along with the 5K organizer Caryn Maro. Included in the photo are race volunteers Dina Lampe and Kim Beam and race sponsors Kristen Moser, Dr. Kristen Legnola and Sarah Legnola from Community Chiropractic Center, and Margarita Donohue from Fidevia. Foundation Treasurer, Brenda Hackett, and School Board President, Kim Aubrey-Larcinese.

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Shannondell Foundation Check Presentation

Shannondell Foundation presented a check for $3,300 to fund the summer library reading program that took place this past summer in each of the four elementary school libraries. The Shannondell Foundation was instrumental in bringing reading opportunities to hundreds of students throughout the summer. Ms. Brenda Hackett presented the check on behalf of the residents of Shannondell and Chief Executive Officer Jim Sorom.

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All other items listed on the October 23 agenda were approved.

October 16, 2018 Work Session Meeting

October 23, 2018 Regular School Board Meeting

Board Notes

The Methacton School District's Board of School Directors meets each month. School board work session meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month, followed by the regular meeting on the fourth Tuesday (except during the month of December). Regular Board and work session meetings typically take place in the MHS LGI, and all residents are invited to attend. Committee meetings may take place in the Board Room at the Farina Center, or the MHS LGI. Meeting agendas are posted to agenda manager, and start times and locations are posted on the District's website. Please confirm meeting time and location before attending. Download the meeting calendar here. Watch the meeting video online.