Haverford Happenings

May 13, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Early Dismissal

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, is a Teacher In-Service day with an early dismissal for all students. Our district buildings are utilized as polling locations for the primary election. A separate entrance is provided for voters and the public does not come in contact with our students in the building.

The upcoming 22-23 school calendar reflects a full in-service day for the primary election day. The proposed calendar for the 23-24 school year identifies the primary election day as a full in-service day for staff. The proposed calendar will be reviewed during the May 19, 2022 Board meeting.

Keystone Testing Bus Schedule

Transportation for the HHS Keystone Testing will be as follows:

All High School buses will run their regular morning run and then their same high school run 3 hours later to arrive at HHS on Keystone Testing days.

Dates: Monday 5/16, Wednesday 5/18, Thursday 5/19, Friday 5/20

Example: For a student NOT TAKING keystones, the regular stop time is 6:40 AM, Keystone Testing day stop time is 9:40 AM

Delaware County School Bus Safety Competition Rodeo

The Delaware County School Bus Safety Competition-Rodeo was held this past Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at the DCIU in Morton. Haverford school bus drivers as well as some of the best in the county battled the Noreaster conditions with 40 mph winds and a steady downpour all morning for a chance to qualify in the Pennsylvania State School Bus Safety Competiton-Rodeo to be held in June. After a 2-year postponement due to Covid, our very own reigning, defending State Champion Jim O'Toole (Bus 22) once again took home 1st place. We also had all 4 of our Haverford contestants qualify for the state competition, which takes the top 10 finishers. Dennis Anderson (Bus 17) finished 3rd, Lihua Xu (Bus 27) finished 5th, and Sharon Neigh (Bus 67) finished 7th.
The School District of Haverford Township held its 2nd annual Haverford School Bus "Rodeo" Safety Competition on Saturday, April 30th, 2022. This competition was one week before the Delaware County School Bus "Rodeo" Safety Competition. This was a great opportunity for our drivers to work on some mental and physical aspects of school bus driving and safety.
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Celebrate National School Nurse Day

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, was National School Nurse Day! We honor the more than 95,000 school nurses in the United States who are the leaders bridging healthcare and education, providing care coordination, advocating for quality student-centered care, and collaborating to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential!

Hats off to our Food Service Staff

Now in its 10th year, School Lunch Hero Day is a national program dedicated to providing well-deserved recognition to school food service workers for their role in keeping children well-fed, happy and healthy.

The founder of School Lunch hero Day, Jarrett Krosoczka, is also the author of the acclaimed Lunch Lady book series, chronicling the exciting adventures of the heroic Lunch Lady. To commemorate their 25th anniversary this year, Chartwells is donating copies of Krosoczka's new Lunch Lady 2-for-1 Special: The First Helping to all of our elementary schools in the district.

They hope the books provide a lasting tribute to the extraordinary efforts of our food service staff and provide your students with a fun way to learn more about these real-life superheroes.

Please join us in saluting our dedicated cafeteria staff who have provided meals to our students during this unprecedented year!

May is Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

To celebrate Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Humanities Coordinator, Ms. Sandy Connelly has created a virtual library that we encourage all to explore. Please click on the image below to view the Virtual Library.

DISCOVER DAY is Saturday, May 14th, 10:00 AM - 1:00PM (Indoors due to weather)

You're invited to the 4th Annual Elementary STEM DISCOVER DAY! On Saturday, May 14th from 10 am - 1 pm at Haverford High School.

Our Haverford Science Academy and Science National Honor Society students have been working hard to bring back DISCOVER Day as an in-person event to host a day of Science, Math, and Coding fun! No cost to attend.

Our students and teachers have organized demonstrations, make-and-takes, and interactive experiences for the elementary students in the district. This year we are planning over 20 unique experiences! We look forward to seeing you!

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QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention, Monday, May 16th 7 - 9:00 PM

Join us for this NREPP-listed suicide prevention training that teaches adults to specifically identify and take action when encountering someone in crisis. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. QPR Gatekeeper Training provides instruction on these simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. The goal of QPR Gatekeeper Training is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training.

QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention Flyer

Date: Monday, May 16

Time: 7:00—9:00 pm

Location: Haverford High School Auditorium

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, go to: www.haverfordlibrary.org/events

School Board Information

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 will be held at Oakmont Administration Building.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • May 16: Policy Committee Meeting
  • May 19: Regular School Board Meeting
  • May 26: Curriculum Committee Meeting
  • June 2: Regular School Board Meeting: HMS Auditorium, Recognition of Retirees

Past Meetings:

  • April 28: Curriculum Committee Meeting
  • May 5: Regular School Board Meeting
  • May 12: Finance and Facility Committee Meeting

All presentations and videos can be found on BoardDocs.

We extend a warm welcome to our new administrators! Ms. Shukura Monroe, Supervisor of Secondary Special Programs, and Dr. Renee Mosser, Manoa Prinicpal. Appointments will begin July 1st.

Congratulations to our HHS students for their academic and athletic achievements!

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Important Dates

May 14: DISCOVER Day 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

May 16: QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention 7:00 - 9:00 PM

May 17: Teacher in-service day (Early dismissal for all students)

May 27: Teacher in-service day (Early dismissal for all students)
May 30: Memorial Day Holiday (Schools and offices are closed)

June 9: High School Graduation, St. Joseph's University

JOB FAIR: Monday, May 23rd, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

About Us

The mission of the School District of Haverford Township is to educate and to inspire a community of lifelong learners who become well-rounded global citizens.