Community Conversations

November 2022

Dear Methacton Families,


This is not your typical turkey and stuffing talk. I want to share some really important matters:


First -- This school community is amazing! We come together to support our students, to support our staff and to support each other. We are a school community that is thankful and forever hopeful in our quest educate, support, and grow the future.


Second -- I am grateful for all the volunteers that make each day exceptional. Beginning this year, I will be recognizing monthly our volunteers along with support and professional staff via the Methacton Award of Excellence. We appreciate our volunteers and I ask that you consider becoming one – find out how here.

We will be starting an alternative energy/sustainability task force in the coming months to seek input to best support the district’s mission and develop actionable sustainable strategic priorities and solutions. Look for more on this after the New Year.


The 2021-2022 Methacton School District Annual Report will be landing in mailboxes across our school community in the next several days. A digital version can be found here.

Alumni Spotlight – I, like you, am so very proud of our alumni. There are many great things that our graduates from the past 50 plus years have done. They have been some of the country’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. They have been protecting our country and our communities. They have been some of the most extraordinary athletes, artists, musicians, writers, and poets. They have served in local government and have volunteered their time to make a difference. They have returned to Methacton to educate the future, and they have been admirable parents, spouses, and contributing members of the communities in which they live. In case you missed it, check out November’s Alumni Spotlight feature on Ryann Hierholzer, MHS ’08.

While we continue to recognize alumni in our Alumni Spotlight newsletter monthly, it is also important that you know an Alumni Association has formed in which you can now become part of – to reconnect – to reengage and to revisit your memories and create new ones. Consider joining today! If you want to get involved or have questions, contact info@methactonalumni.org.


And one final reminder -- eat, laugh, reflect, nap, and eat again…. Please enjoy today, every day, and most certainly -- enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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

ARROWHEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Welcome Back Watch D.O.G.S.!

Arrowhead recently welcomed back Mr. Pires and Mr. Reddy as Watch D.O.G.S.! Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering.

ArrowThon Fundraiser!

We met our ArrowThon fundraising goal! Students, staff, families, and Arrowhead Home and School successfully raised over $40,000. In celebration of such a remarkable feat, we threw a glow party!

Arrowhead Celebrates and Honors Veterans

We honored our veterans during an all school assembly. Thank you for your service. Also, thank you to Miss Stephans and the Arrowhead Home and School for organizing the Veterans Day festivities.

EAGLEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Shoulda Been a North Pole Elf

Congratulations to 4th Grade's Chorus!

Eagleville Elementary’s 4th Grade Chorus earned a semi-finalist spot in B101.1 FM’s Christmas Choir Competition (K-8 grade division) with the song, “Shoulda Been a North Pole Elf”. Listen to a recording of their winning performance in the video above!


SPREAD THE WORD: The song will be played on B101.1 on Tuesday, 11/29 – and you can vote to help them advance to the finals!


VOTING RULES:

  • Go to www.b101philly.com on 11/29 to vote for the Eagleville 4th Grade Chorus
  • The voting period is 7:00am through 9:00pm on 11/29
  • You can vote as many times as you’d like during that time period!

Read-A-Thon Pizza Party!

Bob Kelly from FOX 29 Kelly's Classroom visited Eagleville to congratulate students on their successful Read-A-Thon!

Kids Against Crisis

Methacton High School's Kids Against Crisis paid a visit to Eagleville's 3rd and 4th graders.

A great day honoring our Eagleville Veterans

WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Friendly Guest Readers!

Woodland students have had some friendly visitors throughout the month of November. Lower Providence police officers have frequently stopped by to read to our students!

Woodland's Veterans Day Slideshow

WORCESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Worcester Veterans Day Video

This video was created to honor those who have served. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Perez for teaching our students these songs.

Crazy Hair Day

Worcester students pulled out all the stops for crazy hair day this month!

SKYVIEW UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Students cheered on the Phillies!

Skyview students worked together to spell "Go Phillies!" on a beautiful day outside!
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White Board Tables

Fifth graders are loving the new white board tables! In the photo above, they are collaborating using the tables during math class.

ARCOLA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

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Glow Light Learning

Sharon Branca, a 7th grade math teacher received a grant from Arcola’s Home and School Association for “glow” materials. During a review for an upcoming assessment, the instructional materials glowed with the assistance of black lights. As students completed work on the whiteboards, the writing instruments and the problems glowed. What a fun way to make math engaging and fun!

Volleyball Teams

The volleyball teams celebrated the end of a great season with a Halloween themed practice and a pizza party!
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Arcola Veterans Day Assembly

Pictured: Local veterans with Arcola Veterans Day essay contest winners!

METHACTON HIGH SCHOOL

State Doubles Tennis Champions

Congratulations to MHS' STATE DOUBLES TENNIS CHAMPIONS!


Hana Nouaime and Alice Liang won the state championship for doubles tennis for the second year in a row!

AP Spanish Class

The AP Spanish class has a strong focus on culture as part of the curriculum. The classes celebrated Dia de los Muertos and created an ofrenda.
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Windy Hill Farm Visit

Earlier this month, officials from the PA Department of Education and PA Department of Agriculture toured Methacton High School's Windy Hill Farm -- a hydroponic farm in a shipping crate.