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.
Now let’s take a look at some of the outstanding events and achievements that took place across the district in May...
ARROWHEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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!
Administrators Visit the New Arrowhead Building
Methacton's administrative team visited the new building for a tour.
EAGLEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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!
First and 2nd grades went on field trips this month. First grade visited Elmwood Park Zoo and 2nd grade visited the Perkiomen Watershed.
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!
WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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!
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!
WORCESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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!
SKYVIEW UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Letters to an Aviator Pilot
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!
ARCOLA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Music in the Parks Adjudication Festival
Arcola Science Fair Team Competes at Penn State
- First place: Rasika Sivakumar, Adhara Reddy, Cameron Cauffman, and Aryan Ardeshna
- Second place: Tarini Saravanan
A fun time was had by everyone!
METHACTON HIGH SCHOOL
Unified Track & Field 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
Kayaking on the Schuylkill River
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.
ISEF & PJAS
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.
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
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!
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