Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Several students and teachers presented examples of how they use technology in their classrooms.
Teachers and students from Oaks Elementary showed off multiple examples of how they are using iPads, SMART Boards and other technology items in their classes every day during Tuesday night's school board meeting. Oaks Elementary is in the process of putting SMART Boards into all of their classrooms. Principal Mark Moyer said that the board are about "75 percent done." The Oaks Elementary Home and School Association raised just over $21,000 to buy SMART Boards for the school. Moyer said that over time, the Home and School Association has raised more than $55,000 for technology. A family from the district also donated money to purchase iPads. Eight teachers and twelve students showed the board the many projects they can do with computers …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The board also heard a presentation on food service in the district and guidance counseling for students.
The Spring-Ford School Board started off Monday's meeting by celebrating the accomplishments of the marching band, two sports teams and the recently-honored 8th Grade Center. The Golden Rams Marching Band was recognized for its October Tournament of Bands championship. Band director Seth Jones thanked the band parents, the administration, the board and the members of the community for their support. "This is their fourth consecutive championship," Jones said. "I'm so proud of their hard work." The band presented a signed copy of the score to the new Spring-Ford fight song, "Fight On Rams", to the board as a thank you gift, then performed the song for the meeting's audience. Second, the board honored the 2012 Boys Golf team and their …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The superintendent's board meeting presentation showed off a more organized program.
Spring-Ford Area School District is rolling out a somewhat revamped version of its Community Sponsorship Program, which superintendent Dr. David Goodin spoke about at Monday's school board meeting. The Community Sponsorship Program allows businesses to sponsor a sprts team, club or other school organization in return for advertising opportunities around the district. Packages are available, as are a la carte options. The packages combine the a la carte options into groups of three to six options, which include ads in district and Spring-Ford Education Foundation publications, at Coach McNelly stadium, in the high school gymnasium, on the district's television shows and on the district website. Proposed package costs range from $2100-$…
Friday, October 12, 2012
No official vote was taken, but the board reached a unanimous consensus on one candidate.
The Spring-Ford Area School District board held a special meeting on Thursday night to interview eight candidates for the Region 1 board seat recently vacated by David Shafer. The board interviewed each candidate, asking a range of questions of each one. By the end of the nearly four-hour meeting, they had reached a consensus on one candidate - Royersford resident Will Cromley. Cromley, a former Spring-Ford teacher and librarian, has been active with multiple board committees and at board meetings, according to comments made by him and the board members. After hearing from all the candidates, each board member told the rest of the board which candidates they liked most. Cromley was a unanimous pick. Wenhong Luo, a business professor at …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The deadline to apply for the open seat is 4:00pm on October 5. 2012.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
This press release was provided by Spring-Ford School District. The Spring-Ford Area School Board is looking for community members who are interested in fulfilling the district’s mission and grow its educational initiatives after a vacancy opened with the resignation of long-serving member David Shafer. Shafer served Region 1, which encompasses Upper Providence Township - Mingo 1 and 2, Mont-Clare, Oaks and Trappe. Board members are seeking an interested candidate from the same region, who is at least 18-years-old and has resided in the district for at least a year. Community members who are interested in applying for the board seat are asked to provide a letter that explains the following questions: Applicants are also asked to provide …