Haverford Happenings

April 29, 2022

Welcome Christina Carter

The School District of Haverford is proud to announce that Ms. Christina Carter has been appointed the Director of Learning and Assessment. The Director of Learning and Assessment's responsibilities include assessing the effectiveness of instruction through data analysis and reporting; aligning, implementing, and analyzing the District's assessment program; implementing a plan for the effective utilization of instructional technology, and coordinating the district’s pursuit of diversity and inclusion.

Ms. Carter has over nine years of experience in education, most recently serving as an Elementary Principal in the North Penn School District. She identified and monitored Title 1 goals to improve student achievement by providing access to resources and opportunities for students to learn and grow. She coordinated home support and community resources for ELL and financially struggling families. Ms. Carter was a member of the Cultural Proficiency and Equity Executive Committee for the District, working to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion for students and staff around district goals.

In her roles as the District-wide Instructional Coach of Reading and Department Chair of Reading in the Upper Darby School District, she supported teachers in reading interventions and English Language Arts (ELA) across the district. She evaluated the effectiveness of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and led professional developments on the topics of progress monitoring and fidelity of programs. Ms. Carter managed College and Career Data for the PA Future Ready Index submissions.

Ms. Carter earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Temple University, a Master of Education from Cabrini University, and a School Leadership Program Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

“ I believe that all students can and will reach their fullest potential, but often need the barriers and obstacles removed preventing them from getting there. It's our jobs as educational leaders to identify the skills or resources students need to reach the potential we know that lives inside each of them,” said Ms. Carter.

Please join us in wishing Ms. Carter much success in her new position.

Spring has Sprung in Haverford

Haverford Middle School students from the school art club created works of art, supervised by art teacher Janiene Kwoczak for the Discover Haverford Mayflower Project to brighten up windows in Haverford. The students were very excited to create a large-scale work of art and to have their artistic talent noticed by the community.

Discover Haverford (formerly known as HPED) is a partnership between Haverford Township, business and property owners, and Township residents. Board member Don Kelly and his wife Christine Kelly came up with the idea of bringing this to Havertown. Their hope is that this will draw the attention of the commuters to the businesses in the township. We have some really amazing businesses in Haverford Township and we would love for everyone to get to experience what we have to offer. Gina Ranieri, the owner of Plant Roots, organized the volunteers.

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Earth Day

The Lynnewood Elementary School's Green Team Earth Day Week Committee, composed of 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students, planned events for Earth Day week. Some of the week's activities included morning announcements with GreenTeam tips that were researched and written by students, a Campus Clean-Up Day, all students were taught an Earth Day song called "This Pretty Planet" by Julie Reyes, and on Friday, April 22nd there was a Walk/Bike to School Day with Green Team members at the entrance passing out stickers!

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HHS/ACAP Summer Residency Program

Congratulations to business students Olivia Luistro, Nyla Downs, Chryselle Burgess, and Tatianna Bates! After an application and interview process, they have been selected to participate in the 2022 ACAP Summer Residency Program sponsored by the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc – Philadelphia Professional Chapter. The program will take place at Villanova University from Sunday, June 26, 2022 – Friday, July 2, 2022. The primary objective of ACAP is to increase the understanding of accounting and finance career opportunities among high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups. Through ACAP‘s efforts, students receive educational enrichment and practical help for college preparation and a career in accounting.

Best Communities in Music Education

The School District of Haverford Township has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 23rd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

This is the 8th year in a row that we have received this honor. The District is one of 738 school districts in the entire country to receive the award.

School Principals’ Day

School Principals’ Day is celebrated on May 1 annually to recognize the importance of principals, from elementary to high school, and all the work they do for the betterment of the school. We couldn’t have asked for a better team of leaders, thank you for your dedication! You are appreciated!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6, 2022. We are saying 'thank you’ this week, and throughout the year, to the extraordinary educators who have worked tirelessly with students and families to keep things moving forward, despite such an unpredictable year.

School Lunch Hero Day

Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

On Friday, May 6, 2022, we will celebrate the 10th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

Autism, ID & Other Disabilities What you need to know After Age 18

FREE Webinar:

Date: Tuesday, May 3rd

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Hosted by: School District of Haverford Township
Presenter: Michele A. Leahy, MS, CPWIC

Autism, ID & Other Disabilities What you need to know After Age 18 Flyer

REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NV9hXDnvRdKVyPswzZUh5w

Mental Health Awareness Month

QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention Presented by Minding Your Mind

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

Mamma Mia! April 29th and 30th

There is still time to enjoy the show!

Haverford Drama Club presents Mama Mia! April 29-30th at 7:00 PM and April 30th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the auditorium at Haverford High School. Purchase tickets here.

Twilight Walk and Run - We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 30th!

On Saturday it is going to be Sunny and 65 degrees

come outside to:

Run | Walk | Donate | Volunteer

Twilight (5K) Run & Walk

1 Mile Elementary School Challenge

Saturday, April 30, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Haverford Senior High School

200 Mill Road - Havertown, PA 19083

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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 5: Regular School Board Meeting at Haverford High School for student recognition
  • May 12: Finance & Facility Committee Meeting
  • May 19: Regular School Board Meeting
  • May 26: Curriculum Committee Meeting

Past Meetings:

  • April 18: Finance & Facility Committee Meeting
  • April 21: Regular School Board Meeting
  • April 28: Curriculum Committee Meeting

All presentations and videos can be found on BoardDocs.

Important Dates

April 29 & 30: Spring Play, Mama Mia

May 3: Autism, ID & Other Disabilities What you need to know After Age 18 Webinar

May 10: Anxiety in School-aged Children Webinar

May 14: DISCOVER Day

May 16: QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

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)

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.