SPOTLIGHT STORY: Indian Crest Donates to Grand View Hospital
The Indian Crest Middle School LEO Club recently raised money to purchase 3 Kindle Fires for placement in the Children's play room at Grand View Hospital. The LEO Club which is a program within The Lions Association, gives students the Leadership, Experience and Opportunity to serve the community. The pediatric staff at Grand View appreciates the support of our LEOs and in particular, student LEO Andrew Febus, who has been raising money for the room for several years now. Our Indian Crest LEOs... Read full story
SPOTLIGHT VIDEO - Souderton's Got Class: Oak Ridge Wake Up Club!
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Children feel and learn better when they are physically active and energized. Over sixty 4th and 5th graders at Oak Ridge Elementary School participated in the Wake-Up Club, a program designed to have children workout and prepare them for learning before school. This program teaches children how to work out on their own to improve their personal fitness goals, work together with other children, and have fun while being physically active.
From Frank T. Gallagher, Superintendent of Schools
It is at this time of the year that we realize that the end of the school year is upon us and feelings of anticipation and excitement are in the air. Our spring arts and athletics seasons are in full swing and I encourage you to attend some of our outstanding events.
This time of the school year has also become associated with standardized testing and while we understand the need to assess the achievement of our students, we remain focused on the “whole child.” Our desire to meet the needs of our students propels us forward and we are excited about many new initiatives in the district, one of these being Parent University. To date, we have hosted three of these sessions at which parents can learn more about our curricular programs. These content- rich workshops are led by administrators, teachers and other leaders within our community and all members of the public are invited to attend.
We are preparing our district budget for the 2016-2017 school year and despite budget challenges at the state level, we are on schedule to present a proposed budget this month. We were able to persevere through the Commonwealth budget stalemate but I am encouraging our local legislators to fully fund schools through the Fair Funding Formula.
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