SPOTLIGHT STORY: Skills USA-Gold Medalist Restaurant Service
SAHS senior Jerry Zheng captured the gold medal in the Restaurant Service Category at the SkillsUSA National Competition. As a result, Jerry was offered a full tuition scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America, one of the premier culinary schools in the United States.
The SkillsUSA Championships was held in Louisville on June 19-23, 2017. More than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students, all state contest winners, competed with hands-on experiences in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting...Read full story.
SPOTLIGHT VIDEO - Empathy in Action at Salford Hills
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After our teachers read the book, Mindset for Learning, we discovered the importance of the five stances (optimism, resiliency, persistence, flexibility, and empathy) and how helpful each could be in our lives at Salford Hills. We found the best way to learn about empathy was to live it, so in addition to practicing in school, we practiced in the community through the Salford Hills Empathy in Action Program. Here are our stories! Watch the spotlight video
From Frank T. Gallagher, Superintendent of Schools
The 2016-2017 school year was an exciting year of creativity and innovation as we implemented our five-year SASDNext plan throughout the district. SASDNext was developed by a district wide committee of teachers, administrators, community members and students in an effort to transform teaching and learning.
All of our middle school students received a Chromebook as part of the one-to-one program. By providing access to 21st century tools we enabled teachers to extend learning beyond the classroom while preparing students for the future. We also did a soft introduction of Schoology, a learning management system accessible to students, teachers, and parents. A full rollout of Schoology will be occurring shortly.
Throughout the school year our teachers redefined what a learning environment could look like, inspired by the Classroom Design Contest, a partnership between Souderton Area School District and the Indian Valley Education Foundation. Low tables, high desks, alternate seating, lighting, and curtains helped to make...Read the full Superintendent's Corner