Parent-Teacher Conferences March 2, 2017

Parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, March 2, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The timetosignup.com link is now open to schedule a conference.  

Class Rank Update

At the January CIT meeting, Dr. Puckett presented a proposal to eliminate the ranking of students at Marple Newtown High School. The rationale behind the elimination of using a class ranking system stems from a movement in secondary education in which schools are no longer ranking their students. This movement has led the administration to utilize an educational committee consisting of teachers, school counselors, administrators, students, and a college admission officer to investigate the potential benefits of moving away from a ranking system.

Relying on data gathered during its investigative phase, the committee has recommended eliminating class rank; however, the high school plans to continue calculating each student’s weighted and unweighted GPA. During the presentation at the CIT meeting, Dr. Puckett fielded questions from members of the school board and the local community. He provided assurance that continued exploration into which local colleges use class rank as a requisite for acceptance. In addition, Dr. Puckett will contact additional local high schools to identify whether or not they rank their students.

Following the CIT meeting, Dr. Puckett presented his recommendation to the PTO and included their questions in his research. He will be making a final recommendation to the board of school directors at the February 21 CIT meeting.

Please utilize the following link for additional information: http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20161030_More_top_high_schools_drop_out_of_class-rank_system.html.

National Merit Scholarship Finalists Announced! 2017 National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to Regina Fairbanks, Phillip Missan, and Sara Danenhower for being named National Merit Scholarship Finalists.  This is a huge honor.  The three of them will now be considered for National Merit Scholarships. Way to go Regina, Phillip, and Sara!!

 

AP Exam Registration is now Open!

The AP Exam registration period is now open through March 3rd.  The 2017 AP Exams will be administered between May 1st and May 12th.  Attached is the AP Exam Registration Form.  Please submit payment to counseling by the March 3rd deadline to avoid any late fees. Registration forms are also available in Counseling.  Thank you!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten registration for the Marple Newtown School District will be held at all elementary buildings on the following dates: Monday, March 13, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 9:30-3:00 P.M.

Children who will be five years old on or before September 5, 2017, the first day of school, are eligible and should be registered at their neighborhood school...

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