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Aqua Construction

Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (Aqua) will be replacing the existing 6-and 8-inch cast iron water mains on the following street(s) in Marple Township, Delaware County as part of our ongoing infrastructure improvement program...

2017 Keith Waldman Optimal Performance Associates NFHCA High School National Academic Squad

The High School National Academic Squad program recognizes those high school seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.50 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

 

Seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year have been recognized as Scholars of Distinction.  Over 850 student-athletes have received the Scholar of Distinction designation in 2017.

 

The Marple Newtown 2017 honorees are listed below.

 

Marple Newtown High School (Newtown Square, PA) (4) – Morgan Battista, Gia DeAngelis,  Melanie DeCecco, Kristen Rutecki

MNSD Closure February 7, 2018

Due to the declining road conditions and transportation concerns, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today, Wednesday February 7th, 2018.  All events and activities scheduled for today, Wednesday February 7th, 2018 are cancelled.

February 8, 2018 - District Closing

Due to the significant impact the parade in Philadelphia is anticipated to have on our region, the Marple Newtown School District will be closed Thursday, February 8, 2018. We have made this decision after careful consideration, as we believe that this event will have a substantial effect on our normal daily operations.

Currently, there is no change to our school calendar. However, any additional closings in the future due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, could require a change to the calendar.

Thank you.

MNSD 2 Hour Delay

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay today Wednesday January 17th.  

 

Kindergarten classes will be on a modified schedule listed below:


AM Session:  11:00 AM to 12:45 PM 
PM Session:    1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

MNSD Two Hour Delay

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay today Tuesday January 9th.  

Kindergarten classes will be on a modified schedule listed below:

AM Session:  11:00 AM to 12:45 PM 
PM Session:    1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

MNSD Early Dismissal

Due to the impending inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be dismissing its students and staff beginning at 11AM starting with the Marple Newtown High School, followed by Paxon Hollow Middle School and then the Elementary schools.  There will be no PM Kindergarten today.  

All events and activities scheduled for this evening are cancelled.  

MNSD Closure 1/5/18

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed Friday January 5th 2018. All events and activities scheduled for Friday January 5th 2018 are cancelled

Marple Newtown School District Special Meeting and School Board Vacancy

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet in a Special Meeting Monday, December 4, 2017, immediately following the reorganization and regular meetings scheduled at 7:30 pm, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill the Board vacancy created by the resignation of Ms. Stavroula Kotrotsios.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the President of Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, C/O Administration Building, 40 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073, fax to 610.723.3340, or email to boardvacancy@mnsd.org by 9:00 AM Monday, December 4, 2017.

 

Joseph Driscoll
School Board Secretary

Marple Township Tree Lighting This Saturday!

Please click here for more information about the 15th Annual Marple Township Tree Lighting.

Marple Newtown Represents at the Philadelphia 76ers!

The story behind Mike Shelly's half court shot.

Parent Information Session

This is a reminder that there is a parent information session tonight (November 14th) 6:00 PM at the Marple Newtown High School. 

Please see the flyer for additional information.

 

MNHS Football Game

Please come out and support our Marple Newtown Football Team tonight at Crozer Keystone Stadium @ Marple Newtown as our Tigers face off against The Oxford Hornets in the 1st Round of the District One 5A Bracket at 7pm! 

Paxon Hollow Principal, Dr. Kane Receives Recognition from The Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association

At a School Board meeting on October 24, 2017, Mr. Dennis Murphy from the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association presented Dr. Kane with a certificate representing her service to Delaware County Veterans. Over the years, in her role as teacher, assistant principal, and now principal at Paxon Hollow, Dr. Kane spear-headed a variety of service projects and recognition efforts to support our veterans. Her current project involves The Paws Healing Heroes Program which was established in 2016 by The Griffin Gives Foundation.  The mission of Paws Healing Heroes is to raise money, through community events and donations and provide service dogs, primarily those in shelters, to Veterans in need. What a terrific way to support our veterans and help our dogs in making their way out of shelters! 

Congratulations, Dr. Kane!

School Board President Kathryn Chandless receives recognition from PSBA

At a School Board meeting on October 24, 2017, Mrs. Chandless received recognition from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association for her eight years of service to the Marple Newtown School Board. She was presented with a certificate adding her to the PSBA "Honor Roll of School Board Service." The Honor Roll Program is PSBA's way of saying thank you to those individuals who exemplify statesmanship by giving unselfishly of their time and talents for the future benefit of public education. 

Congratulations, Mrs. Chandless! 

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.

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/high_school/marple-newtown-anthony-paoletti-football-quarterback-university-of-delaware-high-school-20171031.html?mobi=true

Congratulations to Worrall Elementary School and Loomis Elementary School!

Worrall Elementary School is a recipient of the 2016-2017 Title I Distinguished School Award in the area of High Achievement. Loomis Elementary School is a recipient of the 2016-2017 Title I Distinguished School Award in the area of High Progress. Both schools will be honored at the 2018 Improving School Performance Conference in Pittsburgh in January. Congratulations! 

Bandarama

Marple Newtown School District  will be hosting Bandarama on Saturday October 14, 2017.  Click here for more information.

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.  

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD CHANGE OF MEETING DATE

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors is rescheduling the Budget and Finance meeting from Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA.  The Facilities and Transportation meeting will take place immediately following the Budget and Finance meeting.  The public is encouraged to attend.

9/29/2017 UPDATE REGARDING 9th GRADE BOYS SOCCER PLAYER’S RIGHT TO WEAR APPROPRIATE RELIGIOUS HEADWEAR

On Tuesday afternoon (09.26.17), our District’s 9th grade boys soccer team played an away match against Conestoga High School.   One of our students on this team wears religious headwear in observation of his Sikh faith.

 

Early in the match, the PIAA referee assigned by PIAA to officiate the match informed our student that he was not permitted to wear his headwear while playing. 

 

Our team’s soccer coach, Mike Snow, responded to the referee that our student wore his headwear for religious purposes.

 

Nevertheless, the referee indicated that our student needed to remove his headwear, and if he refused to do so, our student would not be permitted to play in the match.   

 

Coach Snow vociferously objected to the referee’s ruling regarding our student’s headwear.  Despite Coach Snow’s strenuous advocacy for the right of our student to appropriately wear religious headwear, the referee did not reverse his ruling. Therefore, our student was relegated to the sidelines for the match.

 

Coach Snow immediately telephoned Athletic Director Chris Gicking to alert him to this issue.  AD Gicking immediately and strenuously advocated for our student, including with his contact at PIAA, in an effort to permit our student to play in this match.  AD Gicking also communicated with the opposing team’s athletic director and his assistant, who joined with our District in strong agreement that our student should be permitted to play in the match while wearing his religious headwear.  Unfortunately, AD Gicking’s efforts were to no avail, and therefore our student remained relegated to the sidelines for the remainder of the match.

Autism Speaks Walk

We invite all district students, staff, families and friends to join us as Tigers Team Up for autism at Philadelphia’s annual Autism Speaks Walk. Our team has included over 100 participants and is one of the top fundraising teams each year! Join us as we show our TIGER PRIDE and hope to top those numbers at this year's Walk!

 

For more information, order forms, and Uno's vouchers, please click here!

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

COMMITTEE MEETING CHANGE OF DATES AND LOCATION

The Budget and Finance Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. has been rescheduled to Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The Facilities and Transportation Committee Meeting will begin immediately following the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting. 

 

The meeting location has also been changed to the High School Auditorium, 120 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA. 

 

Important topics will be presented and discussed, including the 2018-2019 Budget, elementary education specifications, future building renovations, elementary school enrollments, and the athletic fields project.

 

The public is encouraged to attend.

Field Renovation Options and Budgets

The Marple Newtown School Board was presented an update on the proposed fields renovation project at the June 19th CIT Committee Meeting.  To review the plans and budget, please click here.

Pest Control Information

Please click here to read the district's Pest Control Information Sheet.

Congratulations to Marple Newtown softball player Abby Layden

Congratulations to Marple Newtown softball player Abby Layden for making the All-Delco Honorable Mention!

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT FINAL 2018-2019 BUDGET

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, in conformance with Pennsylvania Special Session Act 1 of 2006, hereby gives notice that the proposed final general fund budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, in the amount of $85,400,000, was adopted by the Board of School Directors on April 24, 2018 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 26, 2018 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 by clicking here. The proposed final budget may be amended before final adoption.

 

Joseph J. Driscoll

Business Administrator/School Board Secretary

Boys Baseball

The Boy’s Baseball Team will play tomorrow June 5th at 4pm at Neumann University in the 1st Rd of the state tournament vs. Boy’s Latin!

For GPS, use 1 Neumann Dr, Aston, PA 19014.  Ticket prices are $6 for Adults and $3 for students.  We hope to see you there!

Potter Cup 2017

Congratulations to Haverford Middle School for winning the Potter Cup this year. This coordinated event takes countless hours of planning and coordination. We would like to extend a special thank you to the Potter Cup Committee, faculty, students, athletes, and all the volunteers that helped make this year’s event so successful. This year’s total of $38,000 was raised for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which is the true winner of the event.  This brings our grand total to over $478,000!

Marple Newtown's HEADstrong Event!
CIT Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Committee Meeting has been cancelled for this evening, March 20th.

Safety Information

Please click here to find an important message containing information about safety and security in the school district

Marple Newtown Ranks #17 in PA for Sports!

Please click here to read the entire article

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 www.mnsd.net click on the “Parent Resources” picture on the bottom of screen for Student Registration . 

MNSD K-5 Young Authors Award Winners were celebrated at our May 22nd board meeting.

Congratulations to the students and their families. DCIU partners with the Delaware County Reading Council (DCRC) to offer the annual Young Authors' Project. The Young Authors' Project invites students in grades 1-8 to submit narrative, informational, or persuasive texts to the DCRC for judging on the basis of focus. content, organization, and style.

 

Young Authors 2018

News at MNSD

At the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on June 26, 2018, the Marple Newtown Board of School Directors approved the 2018-2019 General Operating Budget.  This budget included funds for enhancing the district safety and security initiatives with the creation of two  positions.  The new Director of School Safety will be a professionally trained individual who will strengthen district security systems and manage the district safety programs, as well as, security personnel.  This individual, along with the newly created police officer position, will provide an increased level of security presence and response to the existing security team.   The addition of these new personnel in the area of security  are the first of several steps being taken by the district to improve the overall safety of the school district... 

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....

Mrs. Stephanie Sturdivant

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Stephanie Sturdivant as principal at Worrall Elementary School. Mrs. Sturdivant comes to us with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Widener University and is currently enrolled in a Doctorate program at St. Joseph’s University.

 

Currently, Mrs. Sturdivant serves as the principal at Reeceville Elementary in the Coatesville Area School District. Prior to her appointment at Reeceville, she was an Elementary Assistant Principal in the Phoenixville Area School District.

 

Again, please welcome Mrs. Stephanie Sturdivant to the Marple Newtown School District and we wish her much success in her new role as principal at Worrall Elementary School.

Message from Dr. Cary

March 19, 2018


Dear Parents and Students,

 

It will be spring in just a few days! The winter will soon be behind us and we can look forward to warmer days ahead. Over the last few months while I was recuperating, I heard of the many good things happening in the district and I was so pleased.

 

I’d like to thank the School Board, Mr. Joe Driscoll, the cabinet, administrators, teachers, and staff for their efforts during my absence.

 

I’d like to thank our students for making us proud each day. I was especially proud of our high school students on the day of the Walk for our Lives event.

 

I wish you a warm spring recess and joyful holidays.

Sincerely,


Dr. Carol Cary

 

EL Program and Title III

Mrs. Sarah Winterbottom, Mrs. Patrice Scalpato, and Mrs. Peggy Stathes provided our school board and MNSD community a presentation on our EL Program and Title III.

 

We are grateful for all of our EL Families and our EL Educational Staff for broadening our community and our perspectives.

 

Mrs. Sarah Winterbottom, Mrs. Patrice Scalpato, and Mrs. Peggy Stathes

Marple Newtown in the News

Administration: Just recently, Marple Newtown School District Business Manager, Mr. Joe Driscoll, was named as acting Superintendent and Mr. Stan Picara was named as acting high school principal.  School Board: Mr. John McKenzie was sworn in as a new school board director. Athletics: Our Cheerleaders finished 9th in the state…Both basketball teams are in playoff position…And Demetri Tsitsios,  Mike Hannig, and Matt Gray have all qualified for districts in swimming and diving. Operations: A makerspace has been completed in the Paxon Hollow Middle School library thanks to a donation from the PTO!

MN Basketball Youth Night
Make-up Days during Spring Break

Dear Marple Newtown Families,


I know that this winter has been difficult for both families and school operations.


As we continue through the month of March, the district must reassess the academic calendar.  Meeting student instructional days is a priority. As indicated on the school calendar, days over spring break will be used for make-up days.


To meet the required 180 days of school set by the state, our schools will be in session on Monday, March 26, Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, 2018. If there are additional school closures, the district will reevaluate the school calendar at that time.


Having the additional days of instruction prior to the PSSA testing is a benefit for students.  We know that this change may effect prior plans for families.  If your child or children will be absent during those three days, please speak with your child’s principal.

 

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 

Regards,


Joseph Driscoll
Substitute Superintendent

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.

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 mnsd.org domain and donotreply@mnsd.org email address in your email account.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter and helping us serve our community.

Summer Reading Lists 2018

Dear MNSD Families-

 

The purpose of summer reading this year is to promote student choice. In an effort to support our students’ development of critical reading, thinking, and writing skills, students must be given the opportunity to take ownership of their reading choices. There are suggested titles that provide choice, as well as, opportunity for exposure to interact with texts that will assist in developing their understanding, perspective, and appreciation for the people, places, and ideas that comprise their world. 

 

The MNHS link provides both required titles and the opportunity for choice. Please note that this list also contains titles for all content areas and the related assignments.

The PHMS links include the rubrics which will be used to score the summer reading assignments so students can use them as a guide for completion.

Click here to see the lists

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

Superintendent

FREE DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN & TEENS!

Please click here to learn more dental care for children and teens

APPOINTMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

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

 

 

CC

Carol Cary, Ed. D.

Superintendent

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!