District News

Welcome Back from the Food Services Department

Please click here to read a message from the Food Services department.

A Message from The Marple Newtown Transportation Department

August 25, 2017


Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are writing to inform you that our transportation department is implementing a new, web-based, state-of-the-art transportation system, Trans Finder, for School Year 2017-2018. By this time, you should have received your students’ bus information.


Perhaps you’ve noticed changes from last year such as, bus stop location, bus number, driver, etc. These changes are to be expected as a result of our new, more efficient system.


Should you find that the information you received in incorrect (for example, transporting to wrong school), please call the Transportation Office at 610-359-4299. The transportation staff members will either handle your situation within 24 hours or will ask you to email a Request for Review to kkane@mnsd.org. Please put REQUEST FOR REVIEW in the subject line of your email.  Requests for Review will be settled within the first two weeks of school.


Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we open our new school year with Trans Finder.


Mr. Mike Dumin, Director of Operations

Mrs. Debra Hawley, Supervisor of Transportation



A Message from Dr. Cary- Death of Andrew Shelly

Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,


It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you of the tragic death of Andrew Shelly, Marple Newtown graduate Class of 2015, who was killed in a car accident on August 12. Andrew’s death touches so many in our community and we want to extend our support and condolences to all who are grieving.


Counseling services are available for students and staff at our high school at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 14, 2017. We will honor Andrew with a moment of silence at the beginning of the school year at our high school.


We cherish each one of our students and graduates and are deeply saddened by this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are offered to the Shelly family; Michael (a senior), Amanda, and Andrew’s parents, Melissa and Mike. 




Support the Marple Newtown High School Tiger Band

​Support the Marple Newtown High School Tiger Band at their UNO's fundraiser on Monday, August 14!  The fundraiser will run all day; when you eat please show your server the attached voucher and a portion of your check will automatically go to support the band! Help the Marple Newtown High School Tiger Band start this school year on a high note!  Thanks for your support!

Click here for the voucher

Website Navigation


Students, Parents, and Employees,

Welcome to our newly designed website. Please scroll down to the bottom of this home page to find the special resources sections. You will see Employee Resources, Student Resources, and Parent Resources. Click on the photo in the section you want and content will load that is pertinent to your interest.


The familiar section called Quick Links can be found at the top of this page, above the header photo, and to the right.


Wherever you find an arrow to the right of a header that means you can click on the arrow to access a drop down menu with additional content.


A Message from Dr. Cary

New Website Design- Thanks to our Ad Hoc Committee

An ad hoc committee was formed this past spring to assist in the re-design of our website.  I extend many thanks to the following people who helped with the project:

Parents: Kelly Lauer, Colleen Smith, Mary Ann Schiller, Paul Tocci

Teacher: Liz Mongan  

School Administrators: Christine White, Jim Wigo

District Administrators: Chris Lee, Mike Larkin 

We hope you like our new design and find the site to be more user-friendly than before.

Web content management is an ongoing process. We will continue to work to ensure up-to-date and relevant content.

Thank you, 

Dr. Cary


MNHS Class of 2017 Commencement
Marple Newtown Baseball Playoff Game

The Marple Newtown Baseball Playoff Game today, Tuesday June 6th, will be held at Methacton High School field at 4pm!

Playoff Baseball Game Rescheduled

The Playoff Baseball Game at Neumann College hase been postponed until Tuesday at 4PM.

Lauren Holt Awarded The McCabe Full Scholarship to Swarthmore College!

Lauren Holt


Marple Newtown Baseball Team in District Title Game

The Marple Newtown High School Baseball team is playing against Springfield in the District Title Game this Tuesday May 30th at 4PM at Immaculata University.  Please come out and support the team!


District Wide Concert in the Park

Please click here to learn more about the "Concert in the Park."

Meet the Instruments

The 2nd annual MNSD Elementary “Meet the Instruments” night will be Wed., May 31st from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Russell School. This is a great opportunity for 3rd & 4th grade parents and students to test drive various musical instruments to determine which instrument they might like to learn in the 2017-18 school year. Contact lmongan@mnsd.org if you have questions.


May 3, 2017

Dear Parents,

Because the health and welfare of your children are our number one priority, I am writing to bring to your attention a concern that surfaced in recent weeks relative to a Netflix series entitled “13 Reasons Why,” a fictional drama about teenage suicide and depression.


The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA for the purpose of acting on facilities projects and any other business that comes before the board. The public is encouraged to attend.

Russell Rocks the PSSA 2017

Marple Newtown High School Digital Collections

The Marple Newtown School District has teamed with the Pennsylvania State Library and the Internet Archive to digitize Marple Newtown High School’s extensive collection of yearbooks and historic documents. The district’s new Digital Collections page will allow all members of the school community to learn more about the high school’s rich history. The MNHS Library currently has one copy of every yearbook, but we encourage donations of any other MNHS related documents, pamphlets, programs, newspapers, magazines or books from personal collections. Please contact Michael Karpyn at mkarpyn@mnsd.org or Jackie Pino at jpino@mnsd.org if you would like to make a donation.

The Digital Collection is located on the District and High School web sites or by clicking here

Kirsten Lipsky Receives Scholarship by The Delaware Valley Engineers

On Tuesday March 28th 2017, The Marple Newtown School Board will recognize fellow Marple Newtown High School student Kirsten Lipsky for being a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship by The Delaware Valley Engineers. To be considered for the scholarship, Kirsten had to submit her academic information as well as write an essay that was reviewed by The Delaware Valley Engineers Scholarship Committee. After being notified that she would be one of three  recipients, a dinner was held in Philadelphia at Dave & Buster’s, where Kirsten was honored and presented with a $1,000 check in front of her peers and over 100 members of the local engineering community. Kirsten plans on attending college in the fall and has already received acceptance letters from The University of Pittsburgh and Drexel University’s Honors Program and is waiting to hear from Princeton University and Carnegie Mellon.

Pennsylvania School Vaccination Requirements

Please click here to read more about that Pennsylvania School Vaccination Requirements going into effect August 1st, 2017.  

MNSD, MNHS, and PHMS Two Hour Delay; Elementary Schools Closed 3/15/2017

Due to inclement weather the Marple Newtown School District, Paxon Hollow Middle School and Marple Newtown High School will be on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Wednesday March 15th.  There is no school for elementary students. However, elementary teachers will report with the two-hour delay. Elementary conferences will be held as scheduled.   Please note, media sources such as news stations will report a two hour delay for the entire district, however, there will be no school for elementary students but elementary teachers will report with a two-hour delay.

MNSD Closure - 03/14/2017

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed tomorrow Tuesday March 14th, 2017.  All events and activities scheduled for Tuesday March 14th are cancelled.  

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is scheduled for this evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at our elementary schools.  We will monitor weather predictions this afternoon to determine if rescheduling is warranted. 

Please check our website and Twitter feeds for updates throughout the afternoon.  A final decision will be posted by 4:00 PM.

Thank You 

Interscholastic Unified Indoor Bocce County Championships

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania—On Wednesday, March 1, the Interscholastic Unified Indoor Bocce County Championships will be held at the Marple Newtown High School Gymnasium from 3:00 pm – 6:45 pm.  Twelve teams will be competing for the opportunity to travel to Hershey, Pennsylvania to compete for the State Championship! Marple Newtown is excited and honored to be hosting these matches and is working hard to produce a great event for the student athletes!

MNSD Closure 2/9/2017

Please be advised, due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today Thursday February 9th 2017.  All events and activities scheduled for Thursday February 9th  are cancelled.  

Congratulations Cameron Mathes!

Marple Newtown's Cameron Mathes has been awarded The Maxwell Football Club's "Mini Maxwell Award"!

Cameron Mathes

14th Annual Marple Township Tree Lighting

It's time for the 14th annual Marple Township Tree Lighting.  Please click here for more information.

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Message from Dr. Cary

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of all District personnel, I wish you a joyful, peaceful, and wonderful Thanksgiving shared with those you love. We are thankful for the students and families who give their best to make Marple Newtown School District an outstanding place to work and learn.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Congratulations Dianne Blickle - Teacher of the Year

Boscov's Seasons Greetings

Because we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to share in the many pleasures of the holiday season, again this year, we will be offering special Holiday shopping hours for persons with disabilities...

Please click here for more information

Open Enrollment: The Perfect Time to Remind Parents about CHIP!

It’s that time of year again—Open Enrollment—and Pennsylvanians everywhere are exploring their best options for health insurance. Make sure your community does not forget about Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)...

Click here to read more

CBS Philly comes to Marple Newtown












CBS Philly comes to Marple Newtown to preview Friday nights football game at Marple Newtown at 7pm between the Marple Newtown Tigers and the Upper Moreland Golden Bears.

In this photo from Left to Right are: WR Cameron Mathes and QB Anthony Paoletti being interviewed.  

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.

Please click here for more informattion.

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

Important Message From Dr. Cary

To the Parents/Guardians of Marple Newtown School District Students

Our district administrators became aware of an alleged “creepy clown” incident that may have taken place during the football game on Friday, October 7th. The Newtown Township police who were on site for the game were made aware of the concern at that time. We have no knowledge about the identity of any alleged perpetrator. If you have any information about this alleged incident, please immediately report it to the Newtown Township Police Department.
Because the safety and security of our school community are of paramount concern, we ask that our parents and guardians partner with us in assuring that our students clearly understand that our District does not tolerate incidents of this kind.  They are not funny pranks. Instead, they can terrorize our children and expose the perpetrators themselves to the risk of serious harm.  Our District will hold any student perpetrator within our jurisdiction properly accountable in accordance with this serious level of infraction.    

MNHS Youth Night - Marple Newtown Football vs. Ridley High School, October 7, 2016

Dear Tiger Community: As we prepare for our annual Youth Night football game on October 7th, we are making a slight adjustment to our protocols for security purposes. Spectators will not be allowed to bring large bags into the stadium, a practice that is currently in place at most venues across the country.  This includes, but is not limited to, book bags, drawstring bags, or oversized handbags.  Small purses or handbags are permissible.  

We would like to thank you in advance as we take the safety and security of our students, staff, and community very seriously.

MNHS Administration

Telephone Outage

Our telephone service provider experienced a nationwide outage that resulted in the district's telephones not being responsive.  Service has been restored as of 11:59AM today, October 4th.  We are monitoring the issue to make sure that it is stable and remains up and running.  Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue.

47th Annual Bandarama

Walk Culbertson Cares - Autism Speaks Walk

Students, family and friends are invited to join team Culbertson Cares at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. The 1-mile walk will be held at Citizen's Bank Park on October 22nd at 10:00am.



The Marple Newtown School Board of Directors intends to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for referendum exceptions in accordance with the provisions of Act 1 of 2006 as amended by Act 25 of 2011. The Marple Newtown School District’s Act 1 index for 2017-18 is 2.5%. If granted, the referendum exceptions will allow the Marple Newtown School District to increase taxes above the index without voter approval. The Pennsylvania Department of Education will determine whether or not the Marple Newtown School District’s exceptions will be granted.  On written request by any School District resident or taxpayer, the School District will provide a copy of the referendum exception application.                                     

Joseph J. Driscoll
Business Administrator
School Board Secretary
Marple Newtown School District

MNSD Committee Meetings Rescheduled

The Budget & Finance and Facilities & Transportation Committee Meetings scheduled for Tuesday March 14th have been rescheduled for Monday March 20th starting with Budget & Finance Committee Meeting at 6:30PM.  The Facilities & Transportation Committee Meeting will follow immediately after the Budget & Finance Committee Meeting.  

DCIU Resource Fair & Family Fun Night

Please click here to read more about the DCIU Resource Fair & Family Fun Night.

MN Jazz Band Dinner Fundraiser

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors adopted its 2017-2018 Preliminary Budget on January 24, 2017.  The Preliminary Budget for 2017-2018 is available for public inspection, in the Business Office of the Marple Newtown School District, 38 Media Line Road, Suite 210, Newtown Square, PA. 19073, and on the District website by clicking here.

The Marple Newtown School Board of Directors intends to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for referendum exceptions in accordance with the provisions of Act 1 of 2006 as amended by Act 25 of 2011. The Marple Newtown School District’s Act 1 index for 2017-18 is 2.5%. If granted, the referendum exceptions will allow the Marple Newtown School District to increase taxes above the index without voter approval. The Pennsylvania Department of Education will determine whether or not the Marple Newtown School District’s exceptions will be granted.

Joseph J. Driscoll
Business Administrator
School Board Secretary
Marple Newtown School District

New PA Immunization Regulations as of August 1, 2017

Parents will have a much shorter time to provide proof of immunization due to these new regulations.  Previously, families had 8 months to provide proof of immunization to the school.  The regulations require most proof of immunization to be provided on or before the first day of school or risk their child’s exclusion from school.  The goal is to ensure that children in school are adequately protected from preventable diseases.

Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday AND at least 6 months after previous dose
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

7th grade ADDITIONAL requirements:

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • 1 dose meningococcal vaccine (MCV)

12th grade ADDITIONAL requirements:

  • 2nd dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)  If the first dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.

Exemptions to school law for immunizations:

  • Medical reasons
  • Religious beliefs
  • Philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction

If a child is exempt, he or she may be removed from school during an outbreak/health emergency

Additional information regarding immunization requirements may be found by visiting the PA Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.

Calling all Marple Newtown School District Students, Families, and Employees!


Calling all Marple Newtown School District Students, Families, and Employees!


Marple Newtown 4th of July Parade 2017

It’s time to celebrate the 4th of July in Marple Newtown and we want you all there to walk with us and show our Tiger Pride!!!

Experience Dyslexia, A Simulation

"Experience Dyslexia, A Simulation" on Wednesday, on Jan 25th from 5:00-7:30pm at the High School, Room A117. Open to all Marple Newtown parents.  Please click here for more information

Internet Service Provider Maintenance

Our district’s internet service provider will be replacing network hardware at their location on Tuesday January 10th after 4:30PM.  During this time, access to the district’s website and email from outside the district will be unavailable.  Services should be restored by 9:30PM Tuesday January 10th.  Thank you for your patience and understanding while these changes are being made.  

Give a Kid a Smile!

It's that time again! Give Kids a Smile Day returns Spring Break, April 10-14 2017. Children and youth throughout the Philadelphia region are invited to receive free dental care at dentist's offices in Delaware, Montgomery, & Philadelphia counties.  Please click here for more information


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...

Delaware County Employment Forum

In an effort to reach as many people as possible, the Delaware County Employment Forum is sending you a personal invite to our first ever P.A.T.H (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope).  Click here for more information

2017 National Merit Finalists National Merit Scholarship Finalists Announced!

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!!




The Marple Newtown School Board of Directors, in conformance with Pennsylvania Special Session Act 1 of 2006, hereby gives notice that the proposed final general fund budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, in the amount of $81,250,000, was adopted by the Board of School Directors on April 25, 2017 and is available for public inspection. The Board is scheduled to review and adopt said final budget at the regular Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. prevailing time, in the Board Room, on the second floor of the District Administration Building, located at 38 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073. The budget is available for inspection at the district’s Administration Building, Suite 210, Monday through Friday 8:00am until 4:00pm, and by accessing the district’s website at www.mnsd.org. The proposed final budget may be amended before final adoption.

Joseph J. Driscoll
Business Administrator/School Board Secretary


School registration for students transferring from a PRIVATE KINDERGARTEN to a Marple Newtown School District FIRST GRADE and all NEW registrations for school year 2017-2018, will be held at the Administration Building in the Registration Office of Mrs. Teri Werner starting Monday, March 20, 2017.  Please call 610-359-4260 to schedule an appointment...

MNHS Student Athletes MNHS Student Athletes - College Commitments

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 MNHS Student Athletes who will continue their athletic career in college!

MNHS Marching Band Cavalcade of Bands Champion Congratulations Marple Newtown High School Marching Band!

The Marple Newtown High School Marching Band are Cavalcade of Bands, Yankee Open Class Champions 3 YEARS IN A ROW - 2014, 2015 and 2016! This year, they had an undefeated season and high score of 97.2! They earned: High Score! High Percussion! High Color Guard! High Overall Effect!


Commended Students 2017 National Merit Commended Students Announced

The principal, Dr. Gregory Puckett, of Marple Newtown High School announced that Julia Gloninger, Karch Klos, and Beneshia Mathew 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!