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Learn, Lead, Succeed - Together....................July 2016
Congratulations to the Methacton High School Class of 2016!
We hope the entire Methacton community will share in our Warrior Pride as we honor these fine young men and women. Just a few facts and figures about this group...
- 41 of these seniors are members of the top 10% of the class, and they boast a 4-year cumulative GPA of 99.4 and better;
- 90% will be furthering their education beyond high school; and
- 7 have elected to enlist in the military after graduation to represent us and serve our great nation in three military branches. Methacton thanks you for your future service.
- Approximately 8% will enter the work force immediately after graduation, strengthening the economy of our community, our county, and beyond;
- during their four years at Methacton, members of this class have volunteered for a collective 4,521 hours; and
- members of the Class of 2016 earned scholarship and grant monies in excess of $1.9 million to further their post-high school education!
DVDs of the commencement ceremony, and the "Year in Review" are available for purchase online! Click here to buy yours, supplies are limited.
See photos of graduation on our website.
Methacton Appoints New Principals
Arcola Intermediate School
Methacton welcomes Amy K. Mangano, who will serve as Principal of Arcola Intermediate School. Before joining the Methacton School District, Ms. Mangano served in several educational leadership roles over the past 21 years. For the past 10 years, she was principal of the Upper Elementary School in the New Hope-Solebury School District. Prior to that, Ms. Mangano worked in the Wissahickon School District as the Middle School Assistant Principal, the K-12 Supervisor of Guidance Services, and an elementary counselor. Read more about Ms. Mangano.
Woodland Elementary School
Debra Euker will serve as Principal of Woodland Elementary School. During the 2015-2016 school year, Mrs. Euker was Acting Assistant Principal at Skyview Upper Elementary. Ms. Euker’s professional career began in Methacton in 1998 and she has served Methacton in several different roles. Included in her experience is Acting Principal of Audubon Elementary School, Gifted Support Teacher, Grades 5 and 6 Teacher, and Skyview’s Math Specialist and Math Coordinator. Read more about Ms. Euker.
Audubon and Eagleville elementary schools
Two of Methacton's current principals will serve in new roles. Jenifer D. Brucker has been appointed as principal of Audubon Elementary School; and Dr. Zanthia D. Reddish has been appointed principal of Eagleville Elementary School.
Look to the Methacton website, and information via SchoolMessenger email for details on opportunities to meet these new members of Methacton's school administration team.
Mark Your Calendars!
Orientation ProgramsAugust 24 - All About Arcola - 6:30 p.m.
August 25 - Skyview Back to School Scavenger Hunt for Students - 6:30 p.m.
August 31 - MHS Freshman and New Student Orientation - 8 a.m.
August 31 - MHS Freshman Parent Presentation - 6:30 p.m.
Back to School Nights
Arrowhead - 7 p.m.
Worcester - 6:30 p.m.
Woodland - 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m., H&S Meet & Greet)
Skyview Grade 6 - 7 p.m.
Audubon - 6 p.m.
Eagleville - 6:30 p.m.
Skyview Grade 5 - 7 p.m.
Arcola Grade 7 - 7 p.m.
Arcola Grade 8 - 7 p.m.
MHS Grades 9 and 10 - 7 p.m.
MHS Grades 11 and 12 - 7 p.m.
First Day of School
September 6 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ALL STUDENTS
Download the 2016-2017 Instructional Calendar from our website. For the full calendar of student activities, visit our website calendar.
Final 2016-2017 Budget Adopted
During the June 28 regular meeting of the Board of School Directors, the Board approved the General Fund Budget of the Methacton School District for the 2016-2017 fiscal year in the amount of $104,544,052 requiring a millage of 28.74 and an increase in property tax of 3.0%. This 3.0% tax increase translates to an increase of $151.84 for a home assessed at the district average of $180,767.
"While we are faced with the challenge of balancing our budget each year under the Act 1 state process, it took a great deal of work among my administration, my Board and I to arrive with a budget that keeps our instructional programs and services in place while minimizing the costs to our taxpayers," Dr. Zerbe noted.
"I am thankful that our community supports great schools for our children. While a tax increase is never an easy decision, it is however, appropriate at this time as we remain focused on the future of the district and the education of our children," he added.
Read more about the district's final general fund budget on the district's website here.