March 21, 2022
Matthew Crater named the 2022 PA Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year
Matthew D. Crater, Assistant Principal of Haverford Middle School has been named Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Principals Association. As a state winner in the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year Program, Mr. Crater is eligible for consideration to be named the NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year.
Kristin Musselman, Chairperson of the PA Principals Association’s Outstanding Assistant Principal Award Selection Committee, said, “During a year when job duties have been anything but normal, Matthew Crater embraced the challenges presented to school districts during the COVID-19 pandemic and found creative ways to continue supporting the teachers, staff members and students within his district. To support social-emotional needs and to create an environment of acceptance and respect during this time, he played a crucial role in the creation of student programs for those with special needs and general education students. Mr. Crater is known for his willingness to go above and beyond for the school community of Haverford Middle School and for that reason, the PA Principals Association is proud to recommend him for this award.” Read more here.
Health and Safety Plan Update
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or COVID-19 test has been removed for volunteers to be permitted into district buildings during the school day.
- Should the case count in a building reach 3% or more of the total population (students and staff) for seven consecutive days volunteers/ visitors will not be permitted in district buildings until the case counts return to below 3% for seven consecutive days.
- Contacting tracing update: the District will no longer contact trace congregate settings and have moved to contact tracing when required by a local or state health authority.
Discovery Kitchen: Connecting nutrition education and cooking demonstrations through dynamic monthly themes.
During the visit, Chef Josh prepared sun butter and banana quesadillas for the group. The students had fun asking him questions about his career, what he likes to cook and what are his favorite foods. All students received a packet to take home which included the recipe for the Quesadilla, the ingredients, a coloring sheet, and some fun facts about plant-based foods.
National School Social Work Week
The Great Jump-Off
Through the "Great Jump-Off / Kids Heart Challenge", Lynnewood lions pushed themselves doing box jumps, ski jumps, jumping over low hurdles, and jumping over and through hula hoops, discovering ways to take care of their hearts and brains while practicing kindness, gratitude, and learning ways to de-stress. Lynnewood has participated in the challenge for the past 5 years and is a top 25 school in the country!
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Katya Eruslanova PIAA State Champion and two-time Gold medalist
Watch the race here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF59VN_ZjDA
PIAA Swimming: Haverford’s Katya Eruslanova has fun in defending 200 IM gold, March 17, 20222, https://papreplive.com/2022/03/17/piaa-swimming-haverfords-katya-eruslanova-has-fun-in-defending-200-im-gold/ (MediaNews Group staff photo)
HHS Ice Hockey Central League Champions!
We are proud of our FORDS!
The HHS 4x200 relay team of Erin Oslavsky, Aubrey Leneweaver, Erin O'Brien, and Morgan Elliott broke their school record for the 4th time placing 3rd overall at New Balance Nationals.
Cole McFarland, HHS, captured 5th place at the PIAA 3A wrestling state championships.
Olivia Cieslak wins the Nike National freshman one-mile championship at a time of 5:07:38.
HMS 7th grade student Aaron Meade is the Level 7 PA State Champion in the all-around, floor, and high bar and was recognized as a USA Gymnastics Academic All American.
JR Newman was honored by the PA Sports Hall of Fame, Delco Chapter as a scholar-athlete. JR is a member of the Varsity basketball team.
Nicholas Borgesi, HHS, has been selected to participate in the PMEA All-State Chorus in April.
HHS AP Art Show
For the first time in 3 years, the AP Art Show is back in the high school library! The opening day is Saturday, March 26th from 1-4 pm, and all are welcome!
School Board Recognition
School Board Information
The School District of Haverford Township utilizes BoardDocs, an online, paperless resource for all school board meetings. Here you can find the agenda, meeting minutes, video replay, and board policies. The meetings are live-streamed on YouTube.
Regular School Board Meetings will be held at Haverford High School and Committee Meetings will be held at the Oakmont Administration Building.
- March 21: Policy Committee Meeting
- March 24: Curriculum Committee Meeting
- April 7: Regular School Board Meeting
- March 17: Regular School Board Meeting
- March 10: Finance & Facility Committee Meeting
- Construction Update
- Summer Capital Projects
- Budget Information
- March 3: Regular School Board Meeting
All presentations and videos can be found on BoardDocs.