Arcola Weekly News

Arcola Intermediate School, 3/4/2022

Arcola Musical

The wait is over. Xanadu Jr. arrived at Arcola yesterday! There was a special Arcola student performance yesterday afternoon. Regular performances will be this evening, Friday, at 7:00 PM and Saturday at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the door: students and seniors $5.00, general admission $10.00. Don't miss your chance to see this talented group of students bring the 80s back to Arcola.
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Arcola Skate Night

The Arcola Home and School Association hosted students at Oaks Center Ice on Thursday, March 3rd. It was a great night with friends, and the turnout was great! Thank you to HSA for organizing this event.

March Spirit Days

March 4th- Methacton Day - Wear your spirit gear or green/white

March 7th – Disney Day - Strut your DISNEY stuff!

March 11th - Pajama Day - Wear your PJ's to school

March 18th - Twin Day - Dress alike with a friend or teacher

March 25th - Stop, Drop, & Read - Bring a book to school and be ready to read!

Science Fair

Congratulations to the Arcola Science Fair Team! On Saturday, February 26th, they competed in their first competition of the season, PJAS at Souderton High School. The 8-member team took home 5 first place wins and 3 second place wins. All first-place winners advance to the state competition in May at Penn State. The team is preparing for their next competition, MCSRC, in a few weeks.

1st Place

Cameron Cauffman

Rasika Sivakumar

Adhara Reddy

Tarini Saravanan

Aryan Ardeshna

2nd Place

Carter Rembert

Chelsea Lian

Abigail Roeger


Yearbooks are still on sale. We only have about 100 left so please order quickly. You can find the information on Arcola’s website under activities or outside Mr. Haley’s room. This is the best way to remember this year.

The Counselors' Corner

It’s scheduling time for 8th Grade students! PowerSchool will stay open for making adjustments to selections until March 25. Any 8th Grader still confused about the scheduling process should reach out to Ms. Berardelli in the Counseling Office. Parents and guardians are always welcome to contact Ms. Berardelli as well (x30203 or

As part of our continuing focus on career awareness and career pathways, Arcola will be hosting our annual STEAM Day (career day) on Tuesday, April 12, with the focus on the STEM and Arts fields. We are in need of volunteers to speak to our students about their own careers. More information on how to volunteer can be found here:

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The Methacton Education Foundation just announced an EXCITING OPPORTUNITY! The MEF is seeking a passionate and experienced leader to join their team as Executive Director/Chief Development Officer. Apply Today!


Methacton Backpack Program

The Methacton Backpack program is up and running in each of our buildings and serves district families in need with supplemental food and non-food items. This program helps create food stability for breakfast and lunch when our students are not in school. Weekly, the program sends home a bag of breakfast, lunch, and snack items for the weekend and holiday breaks for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Families who qualify for free/reduced meals are eligible to participate in the Backpack Program. Please contact the school counselor if you would like to register your child for the Backpack program.

In order to continue to sustain the program please consider contributing and donating items to the program. Items can be donated directly to the school or you can place an order through Amazon and ship it directly to our school from the Amazon page.

Methacton Backpack's Amazon Wishlist

Please remember to select, “No Weekend Delivery.”

What items can I donate?

Individual Serving Food Items

· Single serving boxes of milk (shelf-stable/not refrigerated)

· Mini cereal boxes

· Canned soup (cans with “pop tops”)

· Oatmeal Packs or cups

· Applesauce and fruit cups

· Chef Boyardee, Hormel, Dint Moore Meals, etc.

· Easy Mac Cups

· Cracker packs

· Sweet snacks: Fruit snacks, pudding, granola bars, individual bags of cookies, etc.

· Salty snacks: pretzel packs, goldfish crackers, popcorn, etc.

· 100% juice boxes