HHS Robotics Team are the Champions!
The Haverford HS Robotics team placed 1st in the FIRST District Championship on March 12th. Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, FIRST Robotics Competition is the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. You can follow them on Instagram @frcteam484 (Roboforce)
Facilities Feasibility Information
At its regular monthly meeting on March 16, 2023, our School Board voted to authorize the district to enter into an agreement to purchase a 9-acre property behind Coopertown Elementary School. It is not uncommon for school districts to purchase land years in advance of construction when an opportunity to do so near or adjacent to a school becomes available. Further, a parcel this size is rare in Haverford. You will find more information about the potential transaction in the communication on our website. The agreement provides a 90-day due diligence period in which studies will be performed to determine the extent to which the land is suitable for the construction of a school. The District will engage and contract with consultants, engineers, architects, appraisers, and other professionals to properly investigate and inspect the property.
Continued discussion of our facility needs as identified in the recently completed facility feasibility study will occur at the Finance & Facilities Committee meeting on April 11, 2023.
More information can be found on our website Facilities and Maintenance.
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Renewal
Your Medicaid renewal letter is coming. Don’t miss it!
There is a major healthcare coverage change happening that will impact students across the country who currently rely on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for
- Since the pandemic’s Public Health Emergency began in March 2020, children and families enrolled in Medicaid have not been required to complete renewal paperwork in order to stay covered.
- Beginning April 1, this continuous coverage protection will lift, and states will resume reviewing eligibility for all people enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP to ensure they still qualify.
- To reduce loss of health coverage, it is important that parents act quickly to confirm or update their contact information with the State Medicaid agency and provide the necessary information to complete their Medicaid renewal when notified.
- Families could be notified about their renewal paperwork at any point this year or early next year.
More information and links are available on our website Medicaid Renewal.
Coopertown, We’re Going Places!
The Annual STEAM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) theme at Coopertown Elementary School this year was “Coopertown, We’re Going Places"! It combined the science of movement with a discussion of careers that involve specialized vehicles. As part of the day of learning, they displayed vehicles used in various professions. The vehicles were parked in the front of the building and the students were engaged by each vehicle's professionals to see the specialized aspects needed for the jobs entailed.
Vehicles of the Coopertown STEAM Walk included: Oakmont Fire Truck, Narberth Ambulance, Police Car SWAT Vehicle “Bear Cat”, SDHT Propane School Bus, Heavy Wrecker, Backhoe Dump Truck with Plow/Salter, Utility Body with Tow Lift, Kuboto ATV with Plow Infield Baseball Groomer, Ventrix Field Mower Zero-Turn Mower, and Township Trucks.
Thank you to our SDHT Facilities Department, Transportation Department, Haverford Township employees, police, fire, Narberth ambulance, and K and S towing. So many volunteers from the community came out to celebrate "Coopertown We're Going Places". It was a wonderful day celebrating careers as well as the unique trucks used in those professions.
HHS College and Carer Fair
Haverford High School hosted the annual College & Career Fair. Nearly 100 both national and international four-year and two-year colleges/universities both were in attendance as well as trade schools and military academies. Students had the opportunity to explore, research, and chat 1-on-1 with admissions counselors including American College Dublin, US Naval Academy, University of Tennessee, University of Buffalo, Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness, and the CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange. See the full list of attendees here.
All students in grades 3rd through 8th are expected to take the PSSA in April. The PSSA is a standardized assessment used to measure students’ grade level achievement and growth from the past year.
Assessment scores represent a snapshot in time of student performance and should not be considered the sole indicator of student achievement. Data obtained from each assessment serves as one of the tools for planning school programs, designing curriculum and instruction, and providing information to the public.
Easter April 9th
Give Me 5! Five Facts about the Celebration:
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion.
It is traditional to eat lamb on Easter Sunday.
Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent.
Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence.
Holy Week is celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday.
Passover April 5 - 13th
Give Me 5! Five Facts about the Celebration:
- Passover is named after the literal event of God "passing over" the Jewish households when the 10 plagues in Egypt occurred Pharaoh refused to let the Jewish slaves go free.
- Passover begins and ends at sundown.
- One of the most important Passover rituals for observant Jews is removing all leavened food products (known as chametz) from their home
- On the first two nights of Passover, families and friends gather for a religious feast known as a seder.
- During the seder, the youngest child recites the four questions, which ask what distinguishes this special night from all other nights.
Eid al Fitr April 21-22nd
Give Me 5! Five Facts about the Celebration:
Eid al-Fitr is commemorated after the end of the Holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.
Eid al-Fitr is also known as the “Festival of Breaking Fast.”
Eid ul-Fitr lasts 3 days. During the three days Muslims will visit their family, eat special foods and give children gifts and money.
People greet each other during Eid by saying, Eid Mubarak. Eid Mubarak means ‘Happy Eid’ or “Blessed Eid.”
Muslims also unite in giving to those who are less fortunate, including giving food, clothes, and money to members of the community who may be struggling.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 22nd
The Twilight 5K Run/Walk and Elementary School One-Mile Challenge is a signature community event sponsored by the Haverford Township School District Education Foundation. In addition to a fun run/walk through the heart of Haverford Township, the event features awards, a Kid’s Zone, and the popular “Party on the Town”. Proceeds of the Twilight Run benefit the HTSD Education Foundation’s Mini and Empowerment Grant programs, which fund innovative educational programming in our district schools.
When: Saturday, April 22, 2023
5:00 p.m. – 1 mile elementary school challenge
5:15 p.m. – 5K run
5:20 p.m. – 5K walk
Haverford High School
200 Mill Rd
Havertown, PA US 19083
Field Trip Bag Lunch Order
Did you know you can order a bagged lunch for your child's field trip from our Food Services Department? Please submit your form to your teacher at least five days before your trip.
All Lunches include Baby Carrots, Apple slices, Bag of Chips, and choice of Milk or Bottled Water.
Lunches will be available for pick up in the cafeteria the morning of your trip.
Bag Lunch Price:
Full Paid $2.90
Reduced .40 or Free if Qualified
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 and Committee Board Meetings are held at Oakmont Administration Building.
- April 11: Finance & Facilities Committee Meeting
- April 13: Regular School Board Meeting
- April 17: Policy Committee Meeting
- April 20: Curriculum and Pupil Services Committee Meeting
- April 27: Regular School Board Meeting
All prior meetings, presentations, and videos can be found on BoardDocs.
Teachers of Excellence
The School Board was honored to recognize, Adrienne Henry, Manoa Elementary, Keri Scott, Middle School, and John Fulton, Lynnewood Elementary, who will be receiving the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Excellence in Teaching Award for their positive impact through their work, dedication, and disposition.
Student Council Presentation
Coopertown Elementary School's Student Council shared how they organize and engage their peers in carrying out school activities and service projects at the 3/16/23 school board meeting
F.O.R.D.S. Career Networking Event (Forging Outstanding Relationships with Diverse Staff)
We are looking to build relationships with diverse candidates for teaching, administrative, and support staff positions. For details and to pre-register, visit SDHT Job Fairs