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Marple Newtown Student Athletes Recognized by The Adam Taliaferro Foundation!

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Mr. Chris Gicking, MNHS Athletic Director, Mrs. Julie Rufo, Assistant Athletic Director, and Mr. Christian Jaspersen, MNHS Assistant Principal, accompanied three senior student athletes being recognized for their service to the high school and surrounding community through the Adam Taliaferro Foundation. Shannon McCarthy, Anthony Paoletti, and Kristen Rutecki attended the luncheon as guests with many of their peers from high schools throughout the Delaware Valley. Following the luncheon, Adam Taliaferro, a former Penn State University defensive standout who was diagnosed with a paralyzing spinal cord injury following a tackle in a game at Ohio State in 2000, provided remarks relative to his journey to overcome an initial medical determination he would never walk again. Also, Adam provided insight into the manner in which the experience contributed to the mission of his foundation: Lending a helping hand to individuals who have suffered life-altering spinal injuries. Following Adam’s heroic story, our students were able to tour Lincoln Financial Field, including the players’ locker room and media center. The tour culminated into an opportunity for students to “walk down the tunnel” to the stadium field itself and spend time basking in the glory of being a Super Bowl Champion.


The Marple Newtown Freshman Class of 2021 is holding a fundraiser at Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers in Broomall!  The fundraiser will be on Monday, May 14th, from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  Any patron who brings in the attached flyer will have 15% of their bill donated back to the MNHS Class of 2021.  Thank you for your support!

Interact Club Fundraiser

Three MNHS students attended a Rotary Youth Leadership weekend in February, compliments of the local Rotary Clubs of Newtown Square and Broomall.  After attending, these three students were inspired and motivated to organize a community service project.

Academic Calendar 2018-2019

Our Academic Calendar for School Year 2018-2019 is on the website (under the header ‘News, Events and Calendar’). It was recommended by district administration and approved last evening at the Regular Board Meeting.


You will notice that the calendar has 183 school days for all students K-12.  Our make-up days are listed in the lower left corner.  It is our intention to use these make-up days in the order listed on the calendar as school closures occur, barring any unanticipated considerations.


The district also has adopted a modified spring break schedule for next year.  After careful consideration, administration recommended this calendar version, which includes a shorter spring break and an earlier year end, because it has several benefits.  These benefits include allowing for more meaningful instructional time and more flexibility in scheduling of PSSA’s, with the goal of improving student achievement and reducing student stress relating to testing. 


For example, the calendar allows the district to utilize the days before and after Spring Break for testing, giving the students a rest between testing sessions, and therefore a less stressful testing schedule. Please note that the testing schedule is specific to the individual school as long as it falls within the window from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

2018-2019 District Academic Calendar


Dr. Carol Cary


Ten Basic Financial Steps for Special Needs Caregivers Workshop
An Important Message from Dr. Cary

Very recently, some information has appeared on social media concerning highly disturbing communications and on-line posts apparently made by a now-deceased resident of Hazelton, PA to randomly-targeted and innocent school students and their families throughout the United States, including two families within our District.  This now-deceased Hazelton resident has no other connection with our District.   


At the recommendation of the Executive Director of our Delaware County Intermediate Unit, we are sharing with you updated information that she received yesterday afternoon from the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office....


The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires all children entering grade 12 to have:
  • 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
  • The first dose is given 11-15 years of age; a second dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th Grade
  • If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required

*Please note that we must have this documentation prior to the first day of school or your child will not be permitted to start the school year.
Please request documentation of the meningococcal immunization(s) from your primary care provider and return it to your school nurse. 

Thank you for your help in this matter.
Immunizations are available at the:

PA Department of Health
151 W. 5th St.
Chester, PA
You MUST have an appointment.  This is NOT a walk-in clinic
MNSD Email Communications

The Marple Newtown School District employs multiple methods of technology to communicate with its students, families, and community members.  Email has proven to be a highly effective and efficient form of communication for the district however, it has come to our attention that not all our email communications have been received.  This is most likely due to the safeguards that your internet and or email provider has put into place specifically, Anti-SPAM filters. 


To ensure the proper and timely delivery of district email messages, we are asking that you “whitelist” or “allow” the domain and email address in your email account.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter and helping us serve our community.


March 28, 2018


Dear Parents, Students, and Community,


Please join me in congratulating Mr. John Beltrante as the new principal of Marple Newtown High School effective July 1, 2018. Mr. Beltrante admirably served in this district for the past twenty-two years.


Mr. Beltrante is an educational leader who brings diverse experience to the position. First, he served as a teacher at the high school, then as disciplinarian until he moved to assistant principal at Paxon Hollow.  Following that he became assistant principal at the high school and after a successful tenure of five years, he was selected for the position of principal at Worrall Elementary school.


While at Worrall he received the Keystone Award for Academic Excellence, The Snag in the River Award, and The Title I Distinguished School Award. In 2013, he was part of the Governor’s Award for Marple Newtown High School.


Mr. Beltrante brings not only experience, but a Master’s in Education from Eastern College and a Principal Certification from Immaculata University.  He is very active in the community as a coach, mentor, and father of two sons, Bryce and Austin.


Congratulations to Mr. Beltrante




Carol Cary, Ed. D.


Citizenship Award - Evan Gerstenkorn Evan Gerstenkorn receives Citizenship Award

Marple Newtown High School Junior, Evan Gerstenkorn, was recognized with the Citizen of the Month Award on Friday, March 23, presented by Senator Thomas McGarrigle.  Pictured with Evan are his grandparents, Gordon and Martha Gerstenkorn, and his parents, Wesley and Nancy Gerstenkorn.

Mini-THON 2018 MINI-THON 2018

The inaugural MNHS Mini-THON concluded as an enormous success on Friday, March 16.  MNHS students and advisors formed many lasting partnerships within the community during the last few months.  These relationships undoubtedly contributed to exceeding the organization's initial goal of raising $10,000.00 toward childhood cancer research.  A cumulative sum of $22,191.01 was raised to contribute to Four Diamonds, an organization that has helped nearly 4,000 children and families and supported a diverse platform of cancer research at Penn State Children's Hospital.  The philanthropic efforts of our students, staff, and community coincide with the additional 90,000 student volunteers and 265 schools across the nation who are bringing hope to families in need and giving back to their community.  We are proud to be part of such an awesome and inspiring cause!

Philadelphia Inquirer sits down with Anthony Paoletti and Dash Dulgerian

Philadelphia Inquirer sits down with Anthony Paoletti and Dash Dulgerian to discuss offensive approach and play development.

David Li - National Merit Semifinalist DAVID LI NAMED 2018 NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST

David Li has been selected as a 2018 National Merit Finalist. David is pictured with his high school counselor, Mr. Shane Elison. David is now eligible to become a National Merit Scholarship Winner.  This is a high academic achievement award...congratulations David!!


Congratulations to the Class of 2018 MNHS Student Athletes who are continuing their athletic career in college! For pictures, please go to the Athletic website.

Stephen Bradley, Soccer - Immaculata University

Chloe Canonica, Soccer - Lock Haven University

Luke Cantwell, Baseball - West Chester University

Dash Dulgerian, Football - Ursinus College

Joseph Fabrizio, Lacrosse - Chestnut Hill College

Kevin Hahn, Football - Ursinus College

Jake Huey, Lacrosse - Lynn University

Michael Miller, Football - Shippensburg University

Katie Nunan, Lacrosse - Mount St. Mary's University

Cristina Orangers, Lacrosse - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Anthony Paoletti, Football - University of Delaware

Halle Robinson, Basketball - Arcadia University

Alex Viola, Lacrosse - Marist University

Luke Zimmerman, Baseball - St. Joseph's University




Please Note Change of Date for 2018 Commencement

Please mark your calendars for the change of date for the Marple Newtown High School 2018 Commencement Event. Commencement exercises will take place on June 15, 2018 not June 12, 2018 at Neumann University.  


Please see Marple Newtown High School's 2018-2019 Course Selection Guide.


Our Marple Newtown High School Cheerleading Team qualified for the PIAA State Championships in Hershey.  Congratulations to the team who finished 9th in the State.

Cheerleading PIAA States

News Release Grades 1-12 Registration

School registration for students transferring from a PRIVATE KINDERGARTEN to a Marple Newtown School District FIRST GRADE and all NEW registrations for school year 2018-2019, will be held at the Administration Building in the Registration Office of Mrs. Teri Werner starting Monday, March 19, 2018.  Please call 610-359-4260 to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are only scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9AM to 12 PM.  Registration information and blank forms are available at click on the “Parent Resources” picture on the bottom of screen for Student Registration . 

Mike Clancy w/teachers of the year MICHAEL CLANCY - MNEA 2017-2018 TEACHER OF THE YEAR

This year's MNEA Teacher of the Year, Mike Clancy, graduated from Marple Newtown High School in the mid-80s and began working in the district in the early 90s.

Mike Clancy family pic




Congratulations to sophomore Ryan Lehrman for his Congress of Future Science and Technology Award of Excellence.

Important Information About High School Mailings

The high school will now be using email as a means of communicating with parents, instead of letter mailings.  Please see the attached letter for additional information.  Thank you!

2018 National Merit Commended Students  2018 NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED STUDENTS ANNOUNCED

Dr. Gregory Puckett, Principal of Marple Newtown High School, announced that David Ritchie, Konstantinos Tsingas, and Jenna Cooper have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

David Li - National Merit Semifinalist 2018 NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST ANNOUNCED - DAVID LI

Dr. Gregory Puckett, Principal of Marple Newtown High School, announced that David Li has been named a Semifinalist Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  

News Release - Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the Marple Newtown School District will be held at all elementary buildings on the following dates:  Monday, March 12, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 9:30-3:00 P.M.


The LEAP Club (Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection) and NHS (National Honor Society) students collected hundreds of items to help the children and animals affected by the hurricanes.