District News

Gov. Wolf waives fees for volunteers’ background checks

Governor Wolf announced that he is waiving the fees for child abuse clearances and criminal background checks required by the new legislation concerning school volunteers.  This announcement is an extremely positive development; however, I ask that potential volunteers  hold-off on going through the clearance process until we have more specifics about the Governor's plan.

It appears that there are many things influencing this decision.  Perhaps the greatest factor was that districts across the Commonwealth were concerned about how the legislation would negatively impact the availability of volunteers.  We are relieved that the Governor heard these concerns, but we are also cognizant of the fact that this new development will create further questions.  We, consequently, want to reinforce that potential volunteers should hold-off on getting their clearances and wait for additional information.  

We will continue to send updates throughout the summer.  As always, thank you so much for your patience and cooperation!


Jim Orwig
Director of Human Resources

MNSD Announces New Superintendent

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors is pleased to announce that Carol Cary Ed.D has been appointed to serve as the next Superintendent of Schools for the Marple Newtown School District, effective July 1, 2015.

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MNSD 2015 Delaware County Young Author's Project Winners
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Congratulations to the winners of MN's Got Talent

Judge's Choice - Francesca Maslin and Fan Favorite - "The District" with Dr. Stephen Howarth, President of the Marple Newtown Music Parents Association and Mr. Paul Drinkard representing Aardvark Child Care Centers.  The corporate sponsors for the event were Aardvark Child Care Centers and Bryn Mawr Glass Company.

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PMEA District 12 StringFest and BandFest
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Paxon Hollow is an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Top Fundraiser

Congratulations!  Once again, Paxon Hollow is an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Top Fundraiser. Attached is a copy of the letter sent from Liz and Jay Scott. The Potter Cup has made an impact on Alex’s mission to eradicate childhood cancer. You have made a difference in children’s lives. Congratulations and thanks for all of your hard work!

Delaware County Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to the Paxon Hollow Middle School students who represented and received awards for their projects at the Delaware County Science Fair at the DCIU. 

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MNHS Girls among Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer’s Union League Good Citizenship Award Winners
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MN National History Day Winners

Congratulations to MNHS David Richie and PHMS Winners Gloria Zacharias, Lavneet Sangha and Alexis Murphy Costanzo. Learn more about their projects. 

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Congratulations MNSD 2015 Teachers of Excellence

Congratulations to our outstanding and dedicated teachers in Marple Newtown! 

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Marple Newtown High School ranked 31st in PA

Marple Newtown ranked 31st in PA according to Niche.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 - College Acceptance

College Acceptance List for the Class of 2015

Harlem Wizards Night at MNSD

Check out the Harlem Wizards event at MNSD in Photo Galleries

Congratulations to our Collegiate Athletes!
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