We are filled with joy and pride as we reflect on the recent celebrations within our school community. Our students, teachers, and families came together to commemorate milestones and achievements, and we are particularly thrilled for our graduates as they move on to their next journey equipped with the knowledge, skills, and values they have gained during their time with us. We have no doubts that they will make a positive impact on the world, and we look forward to seeing their future accomplishments.
As the summer begins, we want to keep you informed about the different projects and initiatives happening throughout the District. We encourage you to check our website regularly throughout July and August for updates on these developments as well as any important announcements or events.
During this summer break, we hope you take the time to relax and enjoy these months. It's a great time to find moments of fulfillment, joy, and rest. On behalf of the entire school administration and staff, we wish you an amazing summer.
Maureen Reusche, Ed.D., Superintendent
Residency Verification Requirement for those entering 6th and 9th grades.
Only students whose residency is verified will receive their schedules from the MS and HS.
The District requires each student’s residency to be verified by parents/guardians or other adults with whom the student resides before June 30, 2023.
Families can submit their verification documents through their PowerSchool parent account (PowerSchool Parent Accounts). Each student verification requires two (2) acceptable documents, as outlined in the policy, in their entirety with the address and name(s) clearly indicated.
If you encounter a problem during the process, please contact your building administrative assistant or the IT Help Desk.
To keep up their reading skills and cultivate a love for literature, we suggest that families set aside time most days for students to read during the summer. Don't forget to fill out the Summer Reading Summary Form on your grade-level page before the start of the new school year. Teachers will review responses to help students continue their growth as readers.
You can find Summer Curriculum Resources here.
2023-24 School Year Calendar
Application Completion Days: August 15th and 22nd between 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the library. Counselors will be available to support the Class of 2024 in completing their applications. HHS English Teachers will also be available to offer their support with essay writing. Students should bring their charged Chromebook.
Are you looking for a job? Check out the HHS Student Job Board.
Domenick Recchiuti Humanitarian Award
The Domenick Recchiuti Humanitarian Award is named for Mr. Domenick J. Recchiuti, a former Haverford parent and active community volunteer who also served as a school director, devoting much of his time to helping others. He was a familiar and welcomed presence in all seven schools and at school events. He cared deeply about the quality of education that every student received, and he spent his life serving others. This award is given to outstanding members of our school community to be recognized for their exemplary service to our schools and our township throughout the year. Members of our school community nominate them.
Maddyn Day Nominated by Thea Williams
Catherine Mallam Nominated by the staff at Chatham Park Elementary
To New Beginnings and Happy Memories!
We express our gratitude for your exceptional service the District. Congratulations on your retirement and may you enjoy a joyful and healthy life ahead!
Michael Anthony, 26 years, Maintenance; Diana Baldini, 11 years, Elementary; Keith Berridge 9.5 years, Transportation; S. Russel Deets, 40.8 years, Maintenance; Mariann DeMaria, 17.5 years, Middle School; Josefina Doppler, 23.7 years, Elementary; Barbara Dwyer, 21 years, Middle School; Denise Ermilio, 22 years, Elementary; Phyllis Gibson, 17 years, Human Resources; Victoria Kelly, 25 years, Food Service; Mary Kulsik, 13.2 years, Elementary; Lawrence Lucchesi, 43 years, Transportation; Catherine Mallam, 34 years, Chatham Park; Thomas Marconi, 7 months, Transportation; Ann O'Brien, 32 years, Chatham Park;Judith O'Neill, 17.7 years, Elementary; Robert Remley, 8.5 years, Transportation; Megan Romano, 30 years, Manoa; Betty Sharp, 12.8 years, Transportation; Mary Lou Shay, 12 years, Food Service,;Monica Stefan, 22.5 years, High School; Jane Stewart-Castner, 24.5 years, Elementary & Middle School; Tamara Wibbens, 19 years, Lynnewood School,;Lisa Yacovelli, 23.8 years, High School;Mary Lees, 12.5, Elementary
Congratulations to our Student-Athletes
Congratulations to the student-athletes of Haverford High School who have made the commitment to pursue their education and athletic career at the collegiate level. We are excited to continue supporting you and cheering you on with #HPride as you embark on this new chapter in your journey.
Ben Fleming, Football, Susquehanna University; Burke Julien, Football, California University of Pennsylvania; Jadah Britt-Robinson, Cheer, Pennsylvania State University; Brian Wiener, Basketball, Cabrini University; Tommy Wright, Football, Susquehanna University; Luca Romasco, Wrestling, York College; Charles Metz, SOccer, John Jay University; Tegan Drawbound, Cheer, Saint Joseph's University; Ashley Hoover, Cheer, University of Arizona; Madison Simpson, Cheer, University of Arizona; Pat Lawson, Cross Country, US Air Force Academy.
PIAA Track and Field Champions
John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarship
Maeve Gilroy was chosen as one of the five students to receive the John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarship from the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation. Out of hundreds of applicants, Maeve stood out due to her passion for education, which was fitting since the scholarship was created in honor of the credit union's first President/CEO, John D. Unangst, who was a strong advocate for education.
During her first year at HHS, Maeve became a member of Best Buddies due to her neighbor's experience with bullying as someone with Autism. Maeve's desire to promote inclusion drove her to join the club. For all four years, she has served as a leader and Peer Buddy in Best Buddies and currently holds the position of Chapter President. Maeve's involvement in the Life Skills Class as an aide and as a peer buddy has motivated her to pursue a degree in Special Education at West Chester University in the upcoming fall semester. She is inspired to continue learning from individuals who are different from her and is committed to positively impacting the world.
Making a Difference Award Winners
The Making a Difference Awards are an annual event sponsored by Delaware County's Right to Education Local Task Force. The event recognizes outstanding individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts through their exceptional work to promote acceptance and understanding to ensure the inclusion of all children of all abilities.
Julie Parkerson, 5th Grade Learning Support Teacher, Lynnewood Elementary School
Haverford Middle School Life Skills/Autistic Support Program Team: Meghan Ascuitto, Melissa Bochanski, Alicia Courtney, Carolyn Curran, Dan Horan, Tim Finnegan, Kristina Frick, Derek Gower, Grace Grassi, Dan Horan Kristin Kearns, Janiene Kwoczak, Beth McCormick, Shukura Monroe, Becca O'Donnell, Luau Piontkowski, Emily Ralph, Abbey Romano, Tara Sable, Tina Stearns, and Thea Williams.
Lynnewood Students are The Continental Math League National Winners
The Continental Math League (CML) is a nationwide mathematics problem-solving competition designed to maximize student opportunity to improve problem solving. Luke Hanson, Sebastian App, and Ethan Wong in Ms. Ardoline's class were first place winners. Ms. Krouse's AM Math Class and Mrs. McCann's PM Math Class of Lynnewood Elementary School are Regional First Place Winners in the Mathematics Competition for 2022-2023. The school teams also finished as regional winners for the PA, DE, MD, and VA area.
Best Communities in Music Education
The School District of Haverford Township has received the Best Communities for Music Education award from The NAMM Foundation. This recognition is given to districts that have made exceptional efforts to provide music education and access to all students. Haverford Township has been honored with this award for the past nine years.
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.
- June 22: Curriculum and Pupil Services Committee Meeting
- June 29: Regular School Board Meeting
- July 20: Regular School Board Meeting
- August 03: Regular School Board Meeting
- August 10:
- 7:00 PM Finance & Facilities Meeting
- 8:00 PM Curriculum & Pupil Services Committee Meeting
- August 17: Regular School Board Meeting
- August 24: Policy Committee Meeting
All prior meetings, presentations, and videos can be found on BoardDocs.
The 2023-24 Budget was approved at the June 15, 2023 school board meeting. All presentations and supporting documents including the budget and the Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion Resolution can be found on our website under the Business Office.
The tax increase used in the budget is 2.72%, which is below the Act 1 Index of 4.1%
The 2023-24 tax rate is 18.1684 Mills
Student Representatives to the School Board
HHS: Erin Coyle and Mia Diewald
HMS: Bianca Salerno, Liam Pinder, Sutton Gold, Sarah Brown, Teagan Day, Zora Alvarado, Colton Crowder
Celebrating our HHS Winter Athletes
Members of Girls and Boys basketball teams. Congratulations to our student-athletes!
Boys Basketball: Coach Keith Heinerichs, Reese Fitzgibbons, Brian Wiener, Tommy Wright, Gorman Bright Jr., Googie Seidman, Kevin Gannon, Liam Cunningham, Keith Heinerichs, Senior, George Doemling, Owen Morris, Andrew Steigleman, Jack Raech, Ian McClafferty, James Denman, and Will Cascerina
Varsity Girls Basketball Roster:Coach Lauren Pellicane, Mallory Wineberg, Amaya Cash, Megan Kelly, Mya Foley, Natalie Wright, Rian Dotsey, Khue Nguyen, Junior, Ashley Wright, Junior, Tess Durfee, Aniya Eberhart, Tessa Wiedeman, Sky Newman, Mollie Carpenter, and Caroline Dotsey