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KanJam Tournament information

KanJam Tournament - November 19, 20, and 21 - Please see tournament information attached!

November students of the month November Students of the Month

Congratulations to Marple Newtown High School's students of the month for November: Rachel Horn, Evan Gerstenkorn, Rebecca Ritchie, and Gloria Zacharias.  Rachel, Evan, and Gloria were selected by the English Department. Rebecca is the athlete of the month who was selected by the athletic department.  


On Tuesday, October 23rd, Marple Newtown High School's French Classes were thrilled to have guest speaker, Tiphaine Hamerel, speak to their classes.  In 1994, Tiphaine was a Rotary Youth Exchange Student at Marple Newtown High School.  Tiphaine and her family - husband, Antoine; son, Ismael; and daughter, Yse - were visiting her host family from 1994.


Please see the attached flyer for the Interactive Workshop being held at the DCIU on November 16, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m: Making "Sense" of Sensory Processing During Work and Play.  Thank you!

Bandarama 2018 Courtesy of MNHS Band 49th Annual Bandarama Thrills Spectators!

On Saturday, October 13, the Marple Newtown Tiger Marching Band hosted its 49th annual Bandarama. Our site hosted bands across the tri-state area, including a splendid performance from the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band. Its special performance ascended toward a memorable crescendo while current and former students and parents danced and sang aloud. Meanwhile, our MNHS Marching Band showcased its unique talents within the selected program, "The Daily Hustle." The students' performance illustrated the amount of dedication and hard work creating an exciting product demands. It was wonderful to see so many spectators supporting our kids!

Give Kids Sight Day is Saturday, November 17, 2018

Please click here to learn about this free event!

2019 Commended Students 2019 National Merit Commended Students Announced

MNHS principal, Mr. John Beltrante, announced that Kenneth Ching, Gloria Zacharias, and Mason Quinn have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Mini-THON Leadership Summit Student Leaders MNHS Student Leaders Attend Mini-THON Leadership Summit in Hershey

Mini-THON student leaders and advisors attended the 2018 Mini-THON Leadership Summit in Hershey on August 3, 2018. This full-day event honed students' leadership and organizational skills, enhanced camaraderie and collaboration, and fostered excitement and enthusiasm for Marple Newtown's upcoming Mini-THON, which will occur March 1, 2019. The 2019 Mini-THON Executive Board, Katerina Giovanopoulos (11), Alexis Murphy-Costanzo (12), Olivia Murphy-Costanzo (12), and Fatinah Sheikh (12), as well as Executive Liaison Meryl Biju (12) and Events & Entertainment Chair Michael Trainor (12), collaborated throughout the day with student representatives from the 280+ schools working with Four Diamonds to conquer childhood cancer. They attended student-run panels and workshops, spoke with experts about fundraising and event planning, and even had a chance to enjoy a Mini-THON glow party. Inspired by the abundance of philanthropy and passion, the aforementioned students began developing an action plan for increasing student involvement in and awareness of the Mini-THON mission at Marple Newtown. The Mini-THON team is bringing this energy home and planning a year's worth of engaging and inspiring events, all For the Kids!

2018 AP Science Summer Institute Participants 30 Students Attend AP Science Summer Institute at MNHS!

On Tuesday, July 17, 30 students enrolled in either AP Biology or AP Environmental Science participated in the first AP Science Summer Institute at MNHS.  Students used their epidemiology skills to discover the identity of Patient Zero in an Ebola outbreak activity. This task required analyzing data from Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; working collaboratively to describe how Vibrio cholerae, a bacterial agent of cholerachanges as water quality improves; modeling concepts of island biogeography and heterozygote advantage; and practicing their free-response question writing skills.  The positive experience provided Mrs. Landes (AP Environmental Science Teacher) and Mrs. Roy (AP Biology Teacher) with an overwhelming excitment to continue working with their AP Science students in September!

Parent Workshop Sponsored by MN and DCIU

Parents have two opportunities to attend a Parent Workshop - either November 26 at 6:30 at Russell Elementary School's cafeteria or December 6 at 6:30 at Paxon Hollow's auditorium.  Please see the attached for more information.  Thank you!

Homecoming 2018 Homecoming 2018!

More than 500 students attended the homecoming dance at MNHS in an enthusiastic demonstration of school spirit on September 15, 2018!

National Merit SemiFinalist 2019 National Merit SemiFinalist Announced

The principal, Mr. John Beltrante, of Marple Newtown High School announced that Utheri Wagura has been named a Semifinalist Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Costa Rica MNHS Students Visit Costa Rica!

Marple Newtown High School students visited Costa Rica this past June. 18 MNHS students represented Marple Newtown well while in a foreign country. In addition to using and practicing the Spanish language, students went hiking through volcanoes, cloud forests, and jungles.  They toured coffee plantations and planted trees to help Costa Rica's ecosystem. They visited a local school and donated supplies that they brought with them from the United States. The students also enjoyed taking dance lessons, zip-lining and white water rafting in the Costa Rican rapids. 


Freshman Orientation 1 New Student Orientation

The MNHS administrative team sincerely appreciates the incoming students, parents, Tiger Guides, and staff members who attended New Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 21. Teachers, school counselors, and upperclassmen provided support for more than 200 students while they navigated the halls of MNHS with common goals of identifying the locations of their classes and learning more about the initial days of the school year. Afterward, the majority of participants enjoyed a pizza social courtesy of our PTO and its current president, Janell Besa.


Interacting with so many eager and energetic students this week promotes that much more excitement to meet with everyone in September!


Please see Marple Newtown High School's 2018-2019 Course Selection Guide.