Saturday, April 27, 2013
Rebecca Arenson, of Lower Merion High School, recently received the National Merit Lockheed Martin Academic Scholarship.
A Lower Merion High School student recently received the prestigious National Merit Lockheed Martin Academic Scholarship award.Merion Station resident Rebecca Arenson was the recipient of the award. The Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation supports Merit Scholarship awards for children of Lockheed Martin employees located throughout the world, according to the National Merit Scholarship program. "These scholarships are part of the corporation's support to its employees, the community, and to education, reflecting its strong belief that higher education is essential to the nation's future," according to the program.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Ann Altus, of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, will retire in June after 45 years of teaching.
After 45 years of service to the Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El community, Ann Altus will retire this coming June. Altus started off as a teacher but worked her way up to becoming the director of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El's preschool for the last 39 years. Ken Krivitzky, Temple Beth Hillel—Beth El's executive director shared the following about Altus' service and retirement: “As someone entering the community last summer, as a colleague, and as a new parent to the school, I have been amazed at the community that Ann Altus has fostered. The teachers are incredible and are passionate about their jobs. The students are learning core values of respect, honesty and community. I am so impressed with what Ann has accomplished this year and every …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Check out which schools from Greater Philadelphia are considered the best, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Several Philadelphia-area high schools—including Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Radnor High School in Radnor, Lower Merion High School in Lower Merion and Great Valley High School in Malvern—have made U.S. News and World Report’s list of 2013’s Best High Schools. More than 150 schools from Pennsylvania made the list, released Tuesday. U.S. News and World Report looked at more than 21,000 public schools across the country, according to its website. It “implemented … [a] comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those that are college bound, and that it must be able produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully …
190 Pennsylvania schools made the U.S. News and World Report rankings.
Lower Merion High School ranked No. 17 and Harriton High School ranked No. 39 in a list of about 200 Pennsylvania High Schools by U.S. News and World Report. Lower Merion and Harriton high schools are the only two high schools in the Lower Merion School District. The publication describes Lower Merion students as the following: "The AP® participation rate at Lower Merion High School is 45 percent. The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 23 percent." For Harriton, U.S. News and World Report states: "The AP participation rate at Harriton Senior High School is 31 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 19 …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Proud parents (and students) can get the word out whenever they want, via Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch's homepage and daily email newsletter.
Your kid's finishing high school and has chosen a college, maybe even a major. It's big news in your household, obviously. And it's news here, too, at Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch, where every item in our community Announcements section is posted by Patch users with something to share. Sometimes it's a college enrollment, or an all-star team selection, or a hiring, promotion, retirement, birthday or anniversary. Pretty much anything goes, and it couldn't be simpler to post. Once you've submitted your announcement, a Patch editor will be automatically notified, at which point it can be featured on the homepage and in the next morning's daily Patch email newsletter. You may see it linked on Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch's Facebook and/or …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
A 17-year-old is facing assault and other charges.
A 17-year-old Lower Merion High School student is being charged with assault and related charges after allegedly punching the school's assistant principal in the head, Lower Merion Township spokesman Tom Walsh confirmed. The incident occurred after school hours on Thursday. The assistant principal was treated at Lankenau Hospital and later released. The juvenile will be held at Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center, Walsh said. *** (Artwork: Lower Merion High School mosaic by Jonathan Mandell)
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Increasing the Lower Merion High School choice area is also being discussed.
Ways to reduce an estimated 4.4 percent tax increase and discussions about increasing the Lower Merion High School choice area are two of the major topics discussed by Lower Merion School District Superintendent Christopher McGinley in a letter posted Wednesday on the school district's website. In McGinley's spring update to LMSD families, he also mentions recent studies of district elementary schools, with maximizing instructional time a primary goal. The district aims "... to make the elementary school day a more organized experience so that students who receive support or enrichment services outside of the regular classroom are not missing new instruction," he writes. Elementary school principals will be recommending changes to the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Harriton Choir and Band will perform the National Anthem at a May game.
Saturday, May 4, is Harriton High School Night at Citizens Bank Park. The Harriton Choir and Band will perform the National Anthem at the Phillies' game against the Miami Marlins. If 500 or more tickets are sold through a special deal with Harriton, Kyle Helton, a 1993 graduate, will be able to throw the ceremonial first pitch. Helton, of Ardmore, is the founder of Next Level Sports, Inc., which "develops the leadership potential of today's youth to achieve their personal best in academics and sports through skill-based programs that teaches positive values, wellness, responsibility, conflict resolution, and goal setting," according to its website. Proceeds from ticket sales through the event will benefit Harriton. Tickets are available in…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Abri Bernstein is passionate about global issues and human rights.
Harriton High School junior Abri Bernstein is spending this semester at The School For Ethics & Global Leadership. She is the only Harriton student in the program; in fact, she is the first student from Pennsylvania to enroll. Each week the 24 students have a different global case study and hear guest speakers, work with experts and one another to come up with solutions and learn how to think ethically, Bernstein told Patch. She takes all of her high school classes, but in the program she will focus her efforts on genocide intervention policy. When Bernstein moved to the Bryn Mawr area for high school, she brought the idea of Gems NOT Genocide, an organization that she founded in 7th grade after watching a documentary that inspired her to …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Robert Walker was crowned as this year's Mr. Lower Merion for Lower Merion High School out of 10 contestants.
Lower Merion High School crowned high school senior Robert Walker for this year's Mr. Lower Merion contest, which benefits the Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund, the ABC House and the Class of 2013. More than $5,000 was raised in this year's Mr. Lower Merion contest. The fourth annual Mr. Lower Merion contest took place in the auditorium last Thursday evening where senior and junior contestants compete for the title of Mr. Lower Merion 2013. Competing for this year's title were: The 10 contestants competed in a series of entertaining events that they were judged on. Lower Merion's Ace Harmony, Ace’s Angels and the LM Dance Team took the stage to wow the crowd. View the video recap of this year's Mr. Lower Merion contest here. View …