Spring-Ford Area School District sent its Annual Report out to the community recently, and it highlights many of the accomplishments that the district has seen in the past year.
One of the top things on the list is the Eighth Grade Center's National Blue Ribbon Award. 10 district schools also received Keystone Awards for hitting Adequate Yearly Progress goals.
The report also noted a new program called "Administrators with Class", which placed district administrators such as Superintendent Dr. David Goodin and Assistant Superindent Allyn Roche in classes as substitute teachers.
The point of this program was to help keep administrators current on their teaching skills and "close the gap between theory and practice," according to the report.
The school board of directors' success in balancing the district's budget was also noted in the report. Additionally, several members of the board attended a "Back to School Day", where they attended classes with students and saw the classrooms firsthand.
The report noted many community service and charity events done by district schools. Brooke Elementary raised over $15,000 for the American Heart Association by participating in several events. The Seventh Grade Center raised over $10,000 for Project Outreach, and Oaks and Limerick Elementaries each raised $5,000 or more for their respective charities this year.
The report also outlines the athletic success that Spring-Ford teams had this year, including 4 PAC-10 championships in girls' basketball, football, boys' lacrosse and boys' track and 12 individual PAC-10 championships in golf and track and field. The girls' basketball team also won a District championship, and the football team advanced to the District finals.
The included video, provided by Ram Country TV, gives an overview of the report. The report itself can be seen in the PDF section.