Methacton Mobile News
Learn, Lead, Succeed - Together................December 2013
Methacton Students Reach Out to Support their Community
Many of these programs are guided directly by Methacton students, but still more are developed as partnerships with local organizations or with support from faculty and staff. Methacton's faculty, staff, and administration also use their role as student leaders as an opportunity to generate excitement around community service. Faculty at Methacton High School raise funds with weekly "dress-down" days for a multitude of causes, the district's nurses spearhead an annual penny drive for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and district employees work with Methacton's home and school visitor to help support district families with meals and holiday gifts.
Many of these efforts include raising money, but Methacton's students often collect items that support or bring cheer to those in need. Whether it's new pajamas, books, toiletry items, or candy for our troops overseas, our students and their families always give generously and from the heart.
But while raising money and taking up collections is a valued way to assist charitable organizations and social services, Methacton's students also give generously of their time and talents. The high school's Warrior Performance Group has traveled to perform for families and children in Norristown, and the school's Tri-M Music Honor Society raises funds for gifts and food to help families in need. These character-focused education efforts are as integral to these groups as their primary focus of music and the arts.
You can read more about the hard work that Methacton students, faculty, staff, and partners are doing in our community in the news section of the district's website at www.methacton.org/news; or follow these links to see photos and read more about some of the most recent programs:
- Arcola Students Wrap Up Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive
- Eagleville Partners with Lower Providence Police on Food Drive
- Skyview Holds Third Annual Community Service Day
- Skyview 6th Grade Student Collects Coins to Aid Typhoon Victims
Superintendent Dr. David Zerbe Hosts Community Forums
Over the past few weeks, Methacton Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David Zerbe, has conducted a number of community forums. These gatherings include a brief overview of Methacton’s schools, programs, and students; as well as an overview of the ways in which Dr. Zerbe is working with teachers, students, administrators, and the Board to formulate goals for the district.
Perhaps most importantly, however, these sessions are an integral part of the information gathering phase of Dr. Zerbe's entry plan. The data and feedback that he collects will assist in the formulation of a vision for Methacton’s schools. Learn more about the phases of this plan, and follow its progress on the Methacton website at www.methacton.org/entryplan. Watch the website for future forum opportunities, as well as a community wide survey in the coming month.
Methacton Has an App!
Most recently, the district worked with SchoolMessenger to develop a district app. The app provides buttons to download featured news from the website, school lunch menus, connect to the district’s email directory, the online calendar of events, maps to schools, and more.
This free app is now available for Android and iPhones through Google Play and the iTunes store simply by clicking the links below or searching, “Methacton.”
Comments or suggestions on how we can improve the app can be sent to Methacton's Coordinator of School and Community Information, Angela Linch, or by calling 610-489-5000, ext. 15412.