Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Montgomery County Community College graduation will take place May 23, and the Keynote Address will be given by Drexel University President John Fry
Information courtesy of Montgomery County Community College With an increase of 38 percent over the last five years, the largest class in Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) history will graduate on May 23. The increase is a testament to MCCC’s efforts to improve student access, success and completion over the last decade. A record total of 1,513 students will receive 1,535 associate’s degrees and certificates during the College’s 46th Commencement exercises, which will be held at MCCC’s Central Campus in Blue Bell starting at 7 p.m. The ceremony will feature a keynote address by Drexel University President John A. Fry, who was selected, in part, to emphasize MCCC’s commitment to developing multiple pathways by which students …
The district's budget tops $130 million this year.
Spring-Ford Area School District's board of directors voted to approve a proposed final budget of $131,543,734 with a 1.96 percent tax increase at Monday's work session meeting. The legal timelines for a school district budget require that a propsed final budget be published and available for public inspection for 30 days prior to being voted on. Under this timeline, the final budget approval is scheduled to take place on June 24. The millage for the 2013-2014 school year is 25.254 mills, up from 24.769 mills last year. On a home valued at $100,000, the tax bill would be $2525.40, an increase of $48.50 from last year. To find the total tax bill for a home, multiply the home's assessed value by .025254. Spring-Ford only used one Act 1 …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Siblings and Spring-Ford grads, Ryan White and Caitlin Smith graduated in May from Penn State University.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Spring-Ford students told Fox 29 that teens here are already using the designer drug to get high.
A student from the Spring-Ford Area School District overdosed on May 8 on the drug methoxetamine, or MXE, according to Limerick Township Police. MXE, or methoxetamine, is a synthetic drug used as a research chemical. Its effects are similar to ketamine, a powerful animal anesthetic. It's packaged like a supplement or protein powder and is purchasable online. While it's legal in the United States, it has been banned in other countries, according to Fox 29 News. "If that one girl has it in our high school, there's others that have it," Detective Matt Daywalt, of the Limerick Township Police Department, said. "It's rarer than like marijuana," SFHS Senior Ronnie Chrisman said. Chrisman told a Fox 29 reporter that students know it as ATM, MXE, …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges welcomes several county residents to its famed list.
Sixty-two students from Montgomery County Community College’s Class of 2013 were named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. To qualify for Who’s Who, students must have graduated during the 2012-2013 academic year with a grade point average of at least 2.75 and must be nominated by a member of MCCC’s faculty or staff. The 2013 Who’s Who students are listed below by area of residence: Ambler: Amy Kolesnik Abington: Jessica Lowenstein Barto: Hilda Hynes Bechtelsville: Dana Rubright Ceders: Vincent Pupillo Cheltenham: Leland Cohen Collegeville: Devin Dietrich, James Fulop, Jessica Kelly Conshohocken: Christine Muszynski Eagleville: Patricia Piazza Erdenheim: John Harkins Gilbertsville: John McKillip Glenside: Brigitta …
Police visited two Spring-Ford schools to investigate on Wednesday.
Spring-Ford school district officials said Wednesday the rumor of a plot to carry out some kind of attack at Spring-Ford Area High School was "groundless," following an investigation by police and district staff. A district spokesperson said Dr. David Goodin and administrators, along with Upper Providence Township police, had been at the 9th Grade Center and the 10th-12th Grade Center on Wednesday to investigate the rumor. The district acknowledged the rumor has been spreading and told Patch the district takes all such rumors very seriously. Several readers contacted Patch to say that their children had heard the story as it spread. "Social media helps to spread rumors faster," the spokeperson said. "We're not sure why it's circulating…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Pennsylvania American Water held their 11th annual "Protect Our Watersheds" art contest.
For the sixth year in a row, a Spring-Ford student has taken one of the top prizes in Pennsylvania American Water's annual "Protect Our Watersheds" art contest. Fifth-grader Aamnah Amanullah placed second in the 11th annual contest. Amanullah's project is titled "Lend a Hand - Protect Our Watersheds" and depicts a clean stream and wildlife. 525 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders across the state participated in the contest; the winner was from Lackawanna County and the third-place students was from Pittston. Amanullah recived a Barnes & Noble gift card as a prize. "We are excited that so many students participated and used their creativity to expess the need to protect our watersheds," said Pennsylvania American Water president Kathy L. …
Stephen Krieble will be attending Eastern University in the fall and majoring in biology.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Spring City native, Johanna Sorgini Fineran, was the recipient of the Veterinary Technology Leadership Award at Harcum College’s recent Student Leadership Awards Ceremony.
Monday, May 13, 2013
MCCC named honorable mention by Bicycle Friendly America program.