SPOTLIGHT STORY: SOUDERTON PRIDE
Jayme Barnett, Souderton-Telford Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest
Jayme Barnett, a senior at Souderton Area High School, was the winner of the Souderton-Telford Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Contest. Jayme presented her speech at the Souderton-Telford Rotary Club on March 9, 2017. The topic of Jayme's speech is "Organ Donation." Jayme now advances to the North Regional Competition, which will be held at a location to be named on April 22nd. The Souderton-Telford Rotary awarded Jayme $250. The second place winner, Isaiah Sgro, was awarded $150, the third place winner, Autumn-Rose Moody, was awarded $100, and the fourth place winner, Benjamin Antill, was awarded $50.
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SPOTLIGHT VIDEO - Salford Hills - Wood and Paper Science Day
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The kindergarten scientists at Salford Hills Elementary School continue to develop their curiosity and interest in the physical world around them as they took part in Wood and Paper Science Day! Throughout the unit, theyâ€™ve discovered that wood and paper come from trees, labeled things around their classroom as wood or paper, and learned to make careful observations during experiments. Wood and Paper Science Day is a culminating activity where the kindergarten scientists moved through centers where they could observe, describe, and compare properties of different kinds of wood and paper and how they interact with water, change the shape and texture of wood with sand paper, and layer wood and with glue to make plywood. The kindergartners enjoyed sharing observations during their hands-on learning!
From Frank T. Gallagher, Superintendent of Schools
As we anticipate the arrival of Spring, several of our elementary schools recently celebrated the 100th Day of School. This particular day is often filled with activities and events to commend students for their many achievements since the start of the school year. While this is indeed a unique day, I believe we should celebrate learning each and every day of the year. We are in a period in time where schools are often under the microscope and some voices are critical of public education. I could not be more confident, however, that in the Souderton Area we are providing a first-rate education to the community’s children. I take great pride in that service and also in our efforts to remain fiscally responsible so as to not overburden our taxpayers.
Certainly, there are challenges to be faced, however I believe the Souderton Area School District is rising to meet those challenges by growing and innovating every day. As I attend morning meetings in our elementary schools, I see students who are...Read the full Superintendent's Corner