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Welcome Back to Our Terrific Teachers! Presidents Day Celebration at Russell Pres. Chandless, VP Bilker, and Secretary of Education Rivera District Team after STEM Workshop Swim! School Board of Directors  Talented Students Opening Day with Teachers We Celebrate with Our Community Tiger Football! Mr. Peters and Music Instruction Sponsor-A-Scholar Students and Mentors Veteran's Day Celebration at Worrall Youth Night Such Talent! Loomis Assembly Mr. Beltrante and His Students Unified Arts Bocce Team Culbertson Cares We're Number One! Dr. Puckett and Tiger We have Spirit! Family Fun at Football Game Headstrong Fundraiser 4th of July
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! 

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.

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