Community Conversations

December 2022

Dear Methacton Families,


This holiday season is a time to reflect and give thanks to the special people in each of our lives - our family, friends, teachers, emergency responders and so many more.


I want to say thank you to our families for their commitment and dedication to our school community, for volunteering and for supporting their children in their studies and career pathway. Your continual support makes our Methacton Schools exceptional places to learn, lead and exceed.


May these holidays be a time of recreation and relaxation, so very important as we prepared to capture the opportunities before us in the new year.


ENJOY!


Dr. David Zerbe

Superintendent of Schools




Alumni Spotlight

This month, our Alumni Spotlight shines on Lisa Larkin, MHS '95. Lisa returned to her roots more than two decades ago to bring her love for teaching and learning to the Methacton community. Find out her favorite Methacton memory and which teacher left a lasting impression on her life: www.methacton.org/alumnispotlight.

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

ARROWHEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Arrow-Thon Fundraiser Raises Over $42,000

Our annual Arrow-Thon fundraiser raised over $42,000! Thank you to all who helped out with, and donated to, this special event.


Congratulations to our top fundraising students who enjoyed a special VIP breakfast for their efforts!

We Are Thankful for Our First Responders & Lower Providence Police

First responders and Lower Providence Police enjoyed lunch with our students as we celebrated our annual First Responder Luncheon! We are thankful for you!

Kid Coding

Exciting day as students used the STEM Lab Maker Space to participate in hour of code.

EAGLEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Congratulations 4th Grade Chorus!

Eagleville is so proud of our 4th grade chorus for making the B101 Christmas Choir Competition. The students were able to listen live with Mrs. Nugent as their song, “Should’ve Been a North Pole Elf” played on B101.
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Food Drive

Student Council finished up their food drive and collected 122 items to be donated to the Lt. Patty Simons Law Enforcement Fund.

Holiday Shop

Many thanks to our Eagleville Home and School for the Holiday Shop. The students were so thrilled to shop for their family members. Home and School decorated our new Flex Classroom space to provide a festive shopping atmosphere for the students.

WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Woodland Read-A-Thon Prize

Woodland's students read so much during their annual Read-A-Thon that they earned the prize of seeing their principal, Dr. Deb Euker, get duck taped to the wall!

Woodland Winter Concert

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WORCESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Learning Buddies

Mrs. Hyman and Mrs. Kirschner's classrooms team up to learn together!
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Student Council Shopping Trip

Earlier this month, Worcester’s Student Council took a trip to Target with club sponsors and parent chaperones. They used the money raised from our soft pretzel sales to shop for Methacton students in need. This yearly tradition helps many families in our school community and teaches our students valuable skills.

SKYVIEW UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Skyview Day of Service

Skyview held their annual "Day of Service" for 5th and 6th graders on December 21. Students will learn about community organizations and how they help provide services to those in need. In addition, we will have guest readers from the district to read to our students. Skyview students will conclude the Day of Service by making cards for patients at Einstein Hospital!

Winter Concert

Skyview musicians held their 5th and 6th grade music concert on December 12th. The auditorium was packed with families who came out to hear their children perform. It was a wonderful evening and our musicians put a lot of practice time into preparing for their performance.

ARCOLA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Arcola Winter Concert

Arcola’s Winter Concert (Band, Chorus, Orchestra) was held for students on the morning of December 6th with the concert for families being held that night. It was a great show, and it was such fun to see the culmination of so much hard work. Our performing arts has seen an increase in student participation this year. We are fortunate to have a solid foundation of support for our music program!

Congratulations to 8th grade student, Olivia Kozak. Olivia will be going to the 2022 United States Water Polo Olympic Development Program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The purpose of this camp is to train, educate, and evaluate potential future USA National Team pipeline athletes and Olympians. We are wishing her the best!

Toy Collection

Members of National Junior Honor Society, in collaboration with Arcola's Toys for Tots club, collected new toys for children ages 3-14.

METHACTON HIGH SCHOOL

Music Honors

Congratulations to Methacton High School senior, Mimi Cavallo, for being selected to participate in the National Association of Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Chorus! This seat is an incredible honor and Mimi is the first student to have qualified to this level since 2010. The festival takes place April 13-16, 2023 in Rochester, NY and coincides with the NAfME Eastern Division Conference.

In other music news, 13 Methacton High School students auditioned and successfully placed into the following Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 11 Ensembles:


PMEA District 11 Band

  • Gwendolyn Cauffman – Flute
  • Michael Chan – Alto Saxophone 1
  • Raymond Tai – Alto Saxophone 2


PMEA District 11 Chorus

  • Paige Alaishuski, Soprano 1
  • Mimi Cavallo, Soprano 2
  • Luke Horoho, Bass 1
  • Max King, Bass 1
  • Dylan Wen, Accompanist


PMEA District 11 Orchestra

  • Micah Abraham - Cello
  • Haley Chung – Violin
  • Matthew Chung – Cello
  • Victoria Fan – Violin
  • Max Wu – Violin
These students will perform in their respective festivals in the New Year. The District 11 Chorus Festival is January 12-14 at Council Rock North HS. The District 11 Orchestra Festival is January 25-27 at Perkiomen Valley HS. The District Band Festival is Feb 10-11 at Central Bucks South HS.
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$45,000 Check Presentation

Ambler Savings Bank donated $45,000 to the Methacton Education Foundation for STEM programs in Methacton School District. Representatives from the bank were able to get a first hand look at STEM in the high school's Forensics Lab.
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Holiday Dinner

Returning for the first time in several years, North Montco culinary students hosted a Holiday Dinner for the leadership of the 5 sending schools. Pictured above are Methacton's culinary students with Board President Liz Drummond, Vice President Jen Cancro, Board Directors Andrea Rees and Paul Winters, and Superintendent Dr. David Zerbe.

Holiday Tea

On December 1st, the FCCLA club held its annual Holiday Tea event at MHS. A colorful art gallery complemented the longstanding tradition and helped raise money for a great cause.
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National Technical Honor Society

Congratulations to our 15 North Montco Technical Career Center students representing Methacton who have been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)!