Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Eagles players, including LeSean McCoy, will sign autographs at the moving sale.
Andy Reid is leaving Philadelphia, but you can keep a piece of him with you. This Saturday at Harriton High School, the longest tenured coach is franchise history is holding a moving sale where fans will get a chance to buy some of Eagles memorabilia he'd accumulated over the years, as well as Reid family personal items like luggage, household items, Christmas decorations and women's wear. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Laurel House and Harriton Football. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and other players will autograph items purchased at the unique event, which is being held at the high school alma mater of Reid's five children. “We’ve always loved this school,” Tammy Reid, Andy's wife, told Lower Merion School District. “All of our …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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 …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Nancy Campbell has turned a small art center into a well-known and respected resource.
Harriton High School alum Nancy Campbell is celebrating 25 years as executive director of the Wayne Art Center this year. When the Penn Valley native came to the art center in the mid-1980s it was a small cinderblock shack of 2,600 square feet, she recalled. Today, the art center gets international submissions of work and has made a name with its Craft Forms and Plein Air exhibits. It has grown to 28,000 square feet, and it may not end there. "They opened up so many opportunities," she said of the center's two expansions. There are now two main art galleries, a gift shop, a ceramics studio, sculpture studio, jewelry studio, children's studios and a culinary studio. People from all over the world submit works to the center's shows, and some…
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, November 21, 2012
Rising enrollment could prompt changes in a few years.
Lower Merion school board members heard community survey results on Monday that indicated strong support for the current class-scheduling system for the two high schools but also concern over the need to account for growing enrollment. Former Harriton High School principal Steven Kline began the meeting with a presentation on the results of over 1,900 surveys from students, faculty and parents. The survey results displayed overwhelming support for the current hybrid model class schedule of high schools in Lower Merion school district, which includes five key features which were reviewed. The five key features of the schedule which were reviewed are: However, there are some areas of concern with the current schedule for the school board to …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Which games are most important to you? Tell us in the comments.
USA Today High School Sports and MaxPreps curate team schedules for high schools throughout the country, including Harriton and Lower Merion. This fall, the Rams and Aces will compete in cross country, field hockey, football, golf, girls' and boys' soccer, girls' tennis and girls' volleyball. See below for a schedule of events through the rest of August. (Note: Some entries on the High School Sports website are missing times, locations or opponents. If you see any that should be changed, mention them in the comments section below.)
Friday, August 10, 2012
Dhruv Pillai was elected president of the national Technology Student Association.
Rising Harriton High School senior Dhruv Pillai made history this summer when he was elected president of the National Technology Student Association at the weeklong national conference in Nashville. The honor makes him the first Lower Merion School District student ever to be elected to a national office. "There wasn’t like a huge emotional reaction—it was more of like a daze, I just couldn’t believe it," Pillai said. "It didn’t hit me until a few days later. I was definitely very pleased afterwards. At the time, it was just surreal." Pillai got involved with TSA, which is a non-profit for students with an interest in technology, when he was in 7th grade at Welsh Valley Middle School at the suggestion of a classmate. Pillai has served as …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The robot was a childhood idea, said the 1997 Harriton graduate.
Monday, June 18, 2012
The court declined to hear the appeal filed by the plan's opponents.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday announced its decision to decline to hear an appeal in Lower Merion School District's redistricting plan, ending a three-year debate about the plan's constitutionality. The district in 2009 redistricted part of Ardmore, so some students who previously attended the closer Lower Merion High School then began attending Harriton High School; the change was said to equalize the two student populations. But several Lower Merion families—"Students Doe"—sued the district, questioning why the redistricted section of the township was a predominantly black area. "The district has consistently maintained that the redistricting policy adopted by the board and implemented by the administration was and remains …