Board Notes

October, 2013 Volume 1, No. 2

The Meetings in Review

The October 15 work session meeting had the Board return to the high school as a location, and all work session meetings scheduled through the end of the calendar year will also be held in the LGI at MHS.

The Board's regular meeting on October 22 featured a presentation by Peggy Bonder, who is serving as a teacher on assignment for curriculum and professional development. Mrs. Bonder made a presentation on the recently unveiled Pennsylvania School Performance Profile. Her presentation will be added to the Board presentation section of our website. Visit the Curriculum and Instruction area of the district's website for more information about the School Performance Profile, or view the profile itself.

Coordinator of School and Community Information, Angela Linch, briefly demonstrated the new "Methacton App" for the Board. The app, now available by searching "Methacton" in the Google Play and iTunes stores, was developed in cooperation with SchoolMessenger. This free app allows users to navigate popular areas of the website, read news, map the locations of district schools, get contact information, lunch menus, and more. Look for more information on the website in the coming days.

The Board approved all other items on the agenda, with the exception of the deletion of Board Policy 009 - Censure.

School Board Student Accolades

School Board Student Representatives

Two new student representatives to the Board of School Directors were sworn in during the regular meeting. Methacton High School juniors Natalia Klaczany (above left) and Akriti Sharma (above middle) will serve for a term of two years. (Above right - Natalia and Akriti sign to confirm their oath of office as Dr. Zerbe and Board President Petrauskas look on.)

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M Award Recipients

M Awards were presented to ninth, tenth and eleventh grade students who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 93% or above for the 2012-2013 school year. In all, more than 300 students earned the awards. Download a full list of honored students.

Board Notes

The Methacton School District's Board of School Directors meets twice each month. The board work session is generally held on the third Tuesday of each month, and the regular board meeting on the fourth Tuesday (except during the month of December). Meetings take place primarily in the MHS LGI, and all residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Meeting agendas are posted to agenda manager, please confirm meeting time and location via the website before attending. Download a full meeting schedule here. Watch the meeting video online.