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Adult Life Transition after School

Join us for a discussion on transitioning young adults with disabilities to life after school.  Panel of Presenters include representatives from OID, OVR, Creative Financial Group & more.

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SPP Scores Released Today

Dear Parents/Guardians/Community Stakeholders,

Today, October 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released the 2016 School Performance Profiles (SPP). With the exception of our high school, our schools did not have an SPP score last year. 

This year, 2016, reflects the first SPP scores of students using the rigorous PA Core Standards. The SPP uses a formula that is heavily dependent on standardized test scores. Pennsylvania aligned its standardized testing system to the more rigorous PA Core Standards and while the performance is still in transition, it is trending in the right direction.

Our schools remain strong in academic achievement and by next year we expect the achievement to be more fully apparent when tied to the SPP score. SPP scores can be viewed by visiting http://paschoolperformance.org/. Please contact your child’s principal if you wish further information about the SPP.

Thank you,
Dr. Cary

2017 National Merit Commended Students Announced Commended Students

The principal, Dr. Gregory Puckett, of Marple Newtown High School announced that Julia Gloninger, Karch Klos, and Beneshia Matthew have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT ®.) Congratulations Julia, Karch, and Beneshia!


2017 National Merit SemiFinalists Announced SemiFinalists

The principal, Dr. Gregory Puckett, of Marple Newtown High School announced that Regina Fairbanks, Phillip Missan, and Sara Danenhower, have been name Semifinalist Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. In each annual National Merit Scholarship Program, about 50,000 academically talented high school students are honored, but only some 16,000 of them are named Semifinalists. Students who qualify as Semifinalists based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT ®) are the only program participants who have an opportunity to advance to the Finalist level and compete for National Merit Scholarships. About 7,500 of the outstanding Finalists will be chosen as Merit Scholarship® winners in the 2017 competition.  Congratulations Regina, Phillip, and Sara!

Please Note our New Link to District and School Calendars

Please notice that the web section called “Upcoming Events” has been replaced with “Quick Links.”

Under “Quick Links,” you will see a link entitled “Calendar of Events.” Open “Calendar of Events” in order to view events/activities happening across the district or at your own student’s school. Use the filter menu to select the school you want to view.

You can also see “Calendar of Events” and “Academic Calendar” using the header across the top of the webpage. Click on “District Calendar” on the header and you will see the drop down choices for our calendars.

Those who wish to request use of our facilities will find “Welcome Guest! Log in to Request Facility Use” at the top right-hand corner of the “Calendar of Events” page.


Niche.com has ranked Marple Newtown School District as the best Delaware County School District in which to teach, and the sixth best in all of Pennsylvania.

According to Niche.com, its ranking takes into account a public school district’s academic programs, safety and resources, and data about teacher experience, work attendance and salary. According to Niche.com, a “high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers who are offered excellent support and compensation."

For more information, please go to https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-school-districts/best-places-to-teach/s/pennsylvania.

Submitted by:
Dr. Carol Cary
Marple Newtown School District

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Give Kids Sight Day

We are excited to announce that Give Kids Sight Day returns on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Children from around the Philadelphia region (17 years and under) are invited to receive free eye care and eyeglasses. Please help us spread the word!

This free event takes place from 8:30am – 1:00pm at Jefferson Alumni Hall. The event is open to all children from Philadelphia and surrounding counties, and is geared towards kids who did not have or did not pass an eye screening this year. No health insurance? No problem! All children are welcome.

Walk-ins only, no appointment is needed! We do suggest families arrive early. All other info is on the attached flyer. Please help us spread the word by sharing with families in your community, or passing along to colleagues, partnering organizations, school nurses, classrooms, businesses and other interested parties. You can also print the flyer and put it on community bulletin boards, store windows and other key spots.

This flyer is now translated into Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, French, and Khmer, and available for download at www.pccy.org/sightday

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