Community Conversations

May 2022

Dear Methacton Families,

As we approach the end to another successful school year, I simply want to say… THANK YOU!

I thank our students for helping make this a successful transition back to in-person instruction. I thank our parents for enduring the ever-changing COVID rule changes and being patient with us as we moved to a mask-optional environment this past February. I thank our teachers, support personnel and administrators who, each and every day, gave of themselves to support, instruct, and grow each and every child.

Was this a challenging year? YES! Was it a good year? YES! We persevered together - each person, each family, each classroom, and each building of students and staff lived through the pandemic. No one experience has been the same. And this, I believe, has made each of us more appreciative of one another and thankful for what we have, who we know, and who we are as a Methacton community.

As we now transition into this Memorial Day weekend, I ask that you share with your children the true meaning of the holiday, which pays tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. Also, please remember the sacrifices of those who are serving and have served so honorably to protect and preserve the very freedoms we enjoy daily. And, finally, take some time to relax and spend time with all the people you appreciate and hold dear.

Have a safe and meaningful Memorial Day weekend.

In other news, this month we are recognizing Kevin Kochka, MHS '06 as the featured graduate in our Alumni Spotlight series! Kevin serves as a Community Services Officer and Public Information Officer with the PA State Police. Trooper Kochka tells us which Methacton staffer made a big impact on his life and he also shared his advice for current students. Read his story at
Check out the new episode of our Community Conversations video series on the work of our K-12 Career Counselor, Kim Kulp.
Community Conversations Video Series: Episode 7 - K-12 Career Counselor

Now let’s take a look at some of the outstanding events and achievements that took place across the district in May...


Woodland and Arrowhead Spring Concert Chorus 2022

Spring Concert

Our 3rd & 4th grade students participated in their annual Spring Concert. The kids and staff did a wonderful job! They sounded amazing! We enjoyed being able to hold our concert with the Woodland family.

Career Day

Arrowhead students participated in Career Day. We loved seeing their future career choices!

2022 Kindness Project

For Arrowhead's 2022 Kindness Project, our students colored pictures and wrote letters to local nurses for Nurses Week. We sent the letters and pictures, along with some treats (candy and Nothing Bundt Cakes) to our school nurses at Arrowhead, along with nurses at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, and the Cancer Center at Phoenixville Hospital.

Thank you nurses for all that you do!

4th Grade Fun Day

Arrowhead grade 4 students had a great time enjoying Kona Ice during their 4th Grade Fun Day!

Arrowhead Forward Construction Update: May 20, 2022

Administrators Visit the New Arrowhead Building

Methacton's administrative team visited the new building for a tour.


Field Day

Field Day 2022 at Eagleville was held on Wednesday, May 18th. The weather was spectacular, the students and staff had a great time, and over 100 parents attended!

Field Trips

First and 2nd grades went on field trips this month. First grade visited Elmwood Park Zoo and 2nd grade visited the Perkiomen Watershed.

Spring Concert

Fourth grade held their Spring Concert on the evening of Wednesday, May 11th. Eagleville band, orchestra, and chorus partnered with their Worcester peers to put on an outstanding performance!


Spring Concert

Our Spring Concert at Arcola showcased all the talent of our 4th grade chorus, band, and orchestra students. Parents enjoyed watching their students on Arcola’s huge stage!

Field Day

Woodland’s entire school participated in Field Day this month and it was a blast! A huge thank you goes out to the special area teachers (especially PE) who ran all the activities. We ended up with a beautiful day!

Throne Room | Move It

Move It!

Check out the elementary music teachers in this Move It video! What a great way to teach students about body motions and music.

Share the Love

Look at the Methacton Education Foundation Share the Love certificates our amazing staff received from generous community members!

Art Show & Book Fair

Woodland had an amazing Art Show and Book Fair this month. Families loved coming to school to see all the creativity!


Spring Ball Dance

Worcester had their Father/Special Someone and Daughter Dance. The Worcester Gym was transformed into a beautiful ballroom. Our students and guests had a wonderful time playing games and dancing along to songs from the DJ.

Art Show & Book Fair Night

This month, we held Worcester’s Book Fair Night and Art Show! The event was very well attended. The artwork was amazing, and Mrs. Schwartz, our art teacher, did a wonderful job transforming our school into an art gallery! Our families were very impressed.

Please click here to see a short video of the art work created by our students.

PA Mobile Agriculture Lab

The Pennsylvania Agriculture Lab traveled to Worcester for a visit! Our students took turns learning about various science topics, many of which relate to agriculture. The Ag Lab comes with all the supplies needed and a certified teacher instructs the lessons within the lab setting.

Thank you to our Home and School Association for funding this experience!

Spring Concert

Eagleville and Worcester worked together for the 4th grade concert at Arcola. The students displayed their musical talents and provided the audience with an enjoyable performance! The music department did an excellent job planning the night and leading our musicians.


Letters to an Aviator Pilot

Fifth grade students on the Storm Chasers team worked to write letters to a current F-18 aviator pilot who was formally a Skyview student. Students included many thanks, well wishes, jokes, inspirational quotes, news of the area and restaurants to check out when he returns.
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Tricycle Race with the LP Police

Skyview staff partnered with Lower Providence Police Department to race tricycles as part of a school-wide reward for our Skyview Strong Fundraiser! The event was featured on “Kelly’s Classroom” a segment from Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29!

Watch the segment here!

Art Show

Skyview hosted an Art Show on Wednesday evening for families to attend. The event took place from 6:00 to 8:00pm and there was a great turn out. All students had a piece of artwork featured in the show that they could share with their family!


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Music in the Parks Adjudication Festival

On Friday, May 13th, the Arcola Chorus members competed in the Music in the Parks Adjudication Festival at Dorney Park. All three chorus ensembles took first place in their respective competition categories! Combined Chorus and Girls’ Ensemble both took first place with excellent ratings and the Arcola Select Chorus received the highest score of the groups with a superior rating and the first place trophy! The students were then rewarded for the year of hard work and effort by spending some time enjoying rides and activities in the park.

Spring Concert

The band, chorus and orchestra had their first Spring Concert since 2019! It was well attended and the performances were outstanding.

Arcola Science Fair Team Competes at Penn State

Congratulations to the Arcola Science Fair Team. The team competed in their last competition of the season over the last few days at Penn State. ALL team members earned awards!

  • First place: Rasika Sivakumar, Adhara Reddy, Cameron Cauffman, and Aryan Ardeshna
  • Second place: Tarini Saravanan

Special thanks to Chelsea Lian and Abbie Roeger who were chosen to represent our region as technicians.

A fun time was had by everyone!

Art Show

The Art Show was held on Thursday, May 19th. The turnout was outstanding and it was great to see student's talents on full display!


Unified Track & Field Competition

Methacton’s Unified Track & Field team hosted their first home meet of the season on Thursday, April 28th, competing against Spring-Ford and Cheltenham. Thank you to all of the athletes, coaches, families, friends and fans who braved the chilly winds for a terrific competition!

Ambler Savings Bank Donation

Methacton High School’s Windy Hill Hydroponic Farm hosted some special guests this month! Ambler Savings Bank presented the Methacton Education Foundation with a $35,000 donation for the abundant garden located inside a shipping container. We thank them for their generosity and continued support of Methacton student's growth and potential.

AP Environmental Science Park Clean Up

MHS science teacher, Steve Savitz, took all three AP Environmental Science classes to hike the trails and clean up the park/creek after they completed their exams! It was a wonderful way to enjoy the weather, get some exercise, and give back to the community.

Kayaking on the Schuylkill River

This month, AP Environmental students also kayaked along the Schuylkill River! They did an 8-mile trek, which concluded with studying macroinvertebrates.

International Thespian Society Induction

The MHS Theatre Company inducted 17 new members into the International Thespian Society on May 18th. This is an internationally recognized theatrical honor society that rewards students for commitment, dedication, and hard work in all aspects of theatre arts.

PA Stock Market Game

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members Max Wu, Victoria Fan and Josh Yang placed first in the Pennsylvania Stock Market game. John Akladus, Eric Zang, Sunny Paek and Aditya Pasumarthi placed second. The competition included 515 teams throughout the state.

FBLA State Competition

Max Wu placed third in the FBLA state competition for Computer Applications and Victoria Fan placed first for Introduction to FBLA. They will both compete at the national level this summer in Chicago.


On Saturday May 7th, MHS science teacher, Robert Helm, flew to Atlanta, Georgia to participate in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest precollege STEM competition. Over 60 countries participated in the event. Mr. Helm learned a lot which he plans to pass on to Methacton's science fair students next season. He returned Saturday May 14th, got directly into his car and headed to the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) State Competition at Penn State. Here he voluntary serves as state director of PJAS. MHS had 18 students participating, many of them won first prizes and several won Penn State scholarships valued at $8,000 over 4 years. The official list must be approved by the University and will be out soon.

PAC Championships

Congratulations to MHS Boys Track and Field, Girls Track and Field, and Girls Lacrosse whom all won spring PAC Championships and are competing in District playoffs!

Medicine & Science Club Fundraiser

MHS' Medicine and Science Club raised over $1,000 for St. Jude’s Cancer Research Center with the coffee house and STEM Day fundraising events.

May 17th In-Service Wellness Day

The May 17th in-service day was amazing. It was a great day to be a teacher in Methacton School District. Teachers had the opportunity to hear from speakers, Thom Stecher and Abby Morgan, to learn about Trauma Informed Care. They also had time to work together on curricular areas of need, to select wellness opportunities, and focus on their professional growth. We are so thankful for the program that was put together!

NMTCC Student of the Month

Congratulations to 10th grade Cosmetology student, Noelle Emerson, who was named North Montco Technical Career Center's student of the month!

Health Occupations Students of America State Leadership Conference

Congratulations to the 2022 Health Occupations Students of America State Leadership Conference winners! They will go on to compete on the international level this summer in Tennessee.

  • Pathophysiology | 1st place | Regan Skudlarek
  • Biomedical Lab Science | 2nd place | Deeptha Posa
  • Biomedical Lab Science | 3rd place | Mackenzie Clarke
  • Researched Persuasive Writing & Speaking | 3rd place | Matt Tang
  • Health Care Issues Exam | 1st place | Shritha Nellutla
  • Health Care Issues Exam | 3rd place | Regan Skudlarek