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There is no Cross Country practice today.

There is no practice today for the 7th grade boys soccer.

Marple Newtown School District’s Response to Opinion article, “School districts asleep at the wheel on bus safety”

The Marple Newtown School District and its Board of School Directors take the safety and security of its students very seriously.  The school district has invested, and continues to invest in technology, training, and security personnel to enhance the safety of our students in our schools, which includes transportation.

The following facts document initiatives the Marple Newtown School District has taken to improve communication and the safety and security of our students while they are being transported...

MNSD Transportation Update

Please click here to view an important message from the Transportation Department regarding the first two weeks of school. 
 

MNSD School and Athletic Letter

Please click here to view an important message regarding School and Athletic Events. 

 

GIVE KIDS SIGHT DAY IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

Give Kids Sight Day is celebrating its 10th anniversary!  It's time to mark your calendars and help spread the word about free eye care and free eyeglasses. Click here to learn more about this free event!

 

Fall Sports

There will be a fall sports meeting on Friday, September 6th after school from 3:00 to 4:00.  Fall sports will begin on Tuesday, September 10th.  Athletes must have all their paperwork completed and handed in to the athletic office before they can practice/tryout on September 10th.  This includes a valid physical that was completed after June 1, 2019.  Physicals completed before June 1st will not be accepted.  You can access all physical forms for the 2019-2020 school year on our website under the parent resources/athletics

Important Message Regarding Transportation For the 2019-2020 School Year

Please click here to view an important message from the Transportation Department regarding your child's bussing information. 

 

IMPORTANT: Please update student information in Infinite Campus!

Click here to read an important message on updating your student's information in Infinite Campus.  

 

MNHS & Paxon Hollow Gym Uniforms

For the upcoming school year, families of Paxon Hollow Middle School and Marple Newtown High School students may purchase their students' gym uniforms online by clicking here. For your convenience, this link is also available under the Student Resources page of each school. The uniforms can be shipped to your child's school at no cost, or they can be sent to your home for an additional shipping fee. Uniforms will still be available for purchase at B & E's store location during their regular business hours. 

 

Paxon Hollow Middle School Principal Announcement

Please click "Read More" below for an important announcement regarding the Principal position at Paxon Hollow Middle School. 

Summer Food Service Program

Click "Read More" below to view a flyer about the Summer Food Service Program in our area. 

Superintendent Search Update

Please click "Read More" below for an important update regarding the superintendent search.

Important Message Regarding Transportation For the 2019-2020 School Year

Please click "Read More" below to view an important message regarding Marple Newtown School District transportation. 

Sports

Any 8th grader interested in wrestling next year at Marple HS, there is a meeting tomorrow, 6/5 at 6:30 in room A117 at the high school. This meeting is for parents and wrestlers.

Sports

All games have been cancelled for today, Thursday, May 23rd.

Sports

There is no girls track, boys track meet is cancelled, there will no practice for girls or boys track, boys lacrosse and 8th grade baseball practice today, Tuesday, May 14th.

Sports

All games and practices have been cancelled for today, Monday, May 13th.

Sports

Any 8th grade student interested in cheerleading at the High School next year, tryouts are May 13th and 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the Auxiliary gym at the High School. Any questions please e-mail mnshcheerinfo@gmail.com

Sports

Baseball practice has been cancelled for today, Wednesday, May 8th.

Sports

All practices are cancelled for today, Friday, May 3rd.

Summer Reading Night at Barnes & Noble

Please consider visiting our local Barnes and Noble Bookstore, located in the Lawrence Park Shopping Center, on the dates below to pick up your child's summer reading selections! Please be sure to mention you are shopping for MN Summer Reading when you make your purchase! Our district will receive a percentage of all sales, which will be provided to our librarians so they may purchase additional titles based on student interest. Click "Read More" for dates and more details! 

Sports

All games and practices have been cancelled for today, Friday, April 26th. 

NAMM Recognition MNSD Named one of the 2019 Best Communities for Music Education!


Marple Newtown School District was recently named one of the “2019 Best Communities for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation.  This award recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education.  Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

Sports

All Spring sports  practices are canceled today due to field conditions, Monday, April 15th.

Sports

MN Cheer will hold open gym for all 8th graders on May 1st and 8th from 6:30-8:30 PM at the high school gym. Anyone interested in cheerleading should attend!

 

Marple Newtown Parent Workshop Cancellation


Please be advised that the Role of Executive Function in Learning training on Monday, May 13th has been cancelled. Check back for more workshop announcements in the future! 
 

Sports

Softball will practice in the gym today.  All other sports are cancelled for today, March 21st.

Sports ~ Cheerleading

Open gym for Cheerleading will begin on Wednesday, March 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Marple HS auxiliary gym. Any 8th grader who is interested in cheering for the HS next year can come out to learn the skills needed for tryouts in May.

 

Give Kids a Smile - Free Dental Care for Children & Teens!

Click "Read More" below to learn how your children may be eligible for free dental treatments during Spring Break!

Strengthening Families Program

The Strengthening Families Program is a a 14-session, evidence-based parenting skills, children's social skills, and family life sills training program specifically designed for families. Click "Read more" below to learn about this valuable program. 

Sports

Practice Schedule

Girls and boys Lacrosse will start practice today, March 13th.

Softball will have practice in the gym today, March 13th.

Baseball and Softball will be begin on Thursday, March 14th.

Sports

Practice Schedule

No practice today for boys and girls Track

No practice today for boys and girls Lacrosse

Practice will be held for Softball pitchers and catchers in the gym 3:00 to 4:00

Practice will be held for Baseball pitchers and catchers for 8th grade only from 3:00 to 4:15 in the gym

Girls and boys Lacrosse will start practice tomorrow, March 13th.

Softball will have practice in the gym tomorrow, March 13th.

Baseball and Softball will be begin on Thursday, March 14th.

 

Snow Make Up Day Scheduled for March 18th

Please be advised that school will be in session on Monday, March 18, 2019.  Click "Read More" below to read a letter from the interim superintendent regarding the make up day.

Drama Club

The Paxon Hollow Drama Club Presents "Curse of the Cobra's Kiss" on Friday, March 8th at 7:00 PM in the Paxon Hollow Auditorium.  Tickets are $5.00.  Black Card Renaissance members get a free ticket.

MNSD Two Hour Delay 3/4/2019

Due to the inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be operating on a two hour delay tomorrow Monday March 4th.


Kindergarten classes will be on a modified schedule listed below:


AM Session:  11:00 to 12:45.
PM Session:    1:30 to 3:15.


The district will continue to monitor road conditions and notify the community and staff of any changes.

MNSD Closure 3/1/2019

Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today Friday March 1st 2019.

 

The Mini Thon event is still being held tonight as scheduled.  High School students are to report to the High School at 2:45 p.m.

Making a Difference Awards Nominations

Please consider making a nomination for the Making a Difference Awards!  Students and adults cherish this special award, and it is a great honor! MNSD's own Paul Philiposian, from Russell Elementary, won last year for the difference he makes in the lives of students with ranging abilities. Please click "Read More" below to view the nomination form, and be sure to submit the nominations by  Thursday, February 28th at 5:00 PM!

Marple Newtown Parent Workshop

Mark your calendars for this upcoming Marple Newtown Parent Workshop:

  • Addressing Anxiety in Our Students on Tuesday, March 5th from 6-8PM at MNSD Admin Building, Room 205/206. To register for this session, contact Kelly Fager at kfager@dciu.org.

    Click "Read More" for more details. 
MNSD Closure 2/20/2019

Due to the impending winter storm, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday February 20th 2019.  All evening events and activities are cancelled for Wednesday February 20th 2019.

MNSD School Board Committee Meetings Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, all MNSD School Board committee meetings have been cancelled for this evening. 

MNSD School Board Committee Meetings cancelled

Due to inclement weather, all school board committee meetings have been cancelled for this evening. 

MNSD Closure 2/12/2019

Due to concerns regarding snow and freezing rain, the Marple Newtown School District and it's schools are closed today Tuesday February 12th, 2019.  All events and activities scheduled for this evening are cancelled. 

MNSD Closure 2/11/2019

Due to declining road conditions, the Marple Newtown School District and it's schools are closed today Monday February 11th, 2019.  All events and activities scheduled for this evening are cancelled.

MNHS 2019 Signing Day

Welcome 8th Grade Parents,  

My name is Chris Gicking, Athletic Director for Marple Newtown.  On behalf of the Marple Newtown School community, I am excited to meet the upcoming 9th graders for our second annual MN Signing Day on Saturday, February 23rd from 10:00a.m. – noon in the Performing Arts Center at Marple Newtown High School. The MN Signing Day is a great opportunity for upcoming student athletes and student musicians to become a part of the MNHS community.  

 

We welcome you to come to the high school for a guided tour of the school to see our amazing facilities.  You and your child will also have the opportunity to meet your child’s future coaches and staff!  We will also have a guest speaker, picture taking, and a pizza luncheon.  Come join us and other upcoming 9th grade athletes and musicians.  Be sure to let us know that you are coming by filling out the following electronic form. http://tinyurl.com/yb2jq9wu We look forward to seeing the athletes, musicians and their parents on Saturday, February 23rd. We look forward to meeting you!  

Go Tigers!

Grades 1-12 Online Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

**Online Registration for the 19/20 School year is now being implemented. Please click "READ MORE" for important details regarding registration for grades 1-12 and items you will need to bring to Mrs. Teri Werner in the Admin Building. 

Kindergarten Online Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

**Online Registration for the 19/20 School year is now being implemented. Please click "READ MORE" below for important details regarding kindergarten registration and items you will need to bring into the school. 

After School Activities

ALL AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 29TH.  

Cinderella's Closet Sale

The Marple Newtown High School Class of 2021 is hosting a fundraiser called Cinderella's Closet. For more information on how to to support the class see the below links.

To Buy Dresses

To Sell Dresses

MNSD Two Hour Delay 1/18/2019

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are experiencing a two hour delay today Friday January 18th...

 

Safe2Say Something Program Announcement


Please click "Read More" below to view the Safe2Say Program announcement, and click here for some FAQs about the program.

For directions on how to submit a tip, please click here.   
 

Sports

Wrestling does not have a meet today, Monday, January 7th.    The meet has been rescheduled for January 22nd.

Sports

8th grade boys basketball team will have practice today from 4:00 to 5:30

Sports

7th and 8th grade boys basketball practice has been cancelled for today, Thursday, December 20th.  

Sports

8th grade boys basketball practice is canceled today, Friday, December 14th

Sports

8th grade boys basketball practice has been cancelled for today, Friday, December 14th

Sports ~ Basketball tryouts

7th grade boys and girls basketball tryouts

Monday, 11/26 girls 3:00-4:30, boys 4:30-6:00

Tuesday, 11/27 boys 3:00-4:30, girls 4:30-6:00

Wednesday, 11/28 boys 3:00-4:30, girls 4:30-6:00

8th grade girls basketball tryouts

Thursday, 11/29  3:00-4:30

Friday, 11/30 4:30-6:00

8th grade boys basketball tryouts

Friday, 11/30 3:00-4:30

Monday, 12/3 3:00-4:30

Inclement Weather Closings/Delays Processes & Procedures


As we prepare for the upcoming winter season, the district has put together some important information about school closures and delays due to inclement weather. Click "Read More" below for further detail. 
 

Sports

The girls soccer games and the field hockey games have been canceled for today, Monday, November 5th  These games will not be rescheduled.  

PHMS Spiritwear Sale

A new design of Paxon Hollow spiritwear is now available to purchase. This spiritwear sale offers general Paxon Hollow gear, Paxon Band/Orchestra, and Paxon Hollow Music Department items. All orders will be done online through the link or QR code at the below link. A small amount of the proceeds are going to the band/orchestra program.

http://brothersscreen.tuosystems.com/stores/phms

 

Sports

Due to the lack of interest, intramural Floor Hockey has been cancelled.

Sports

7th grade boys soccer start time has been moved to 4:30.

Sports

Field hockey game has been postponed for today.   Field Hockey practice is also cancelled.

Boys soccer games are cancelled today. They will still have practice after school. 

Girls soccer is cancelled today

All other outdoor sports have practice after school. 

 

Sports

Because of field conditions, the heavyweight football game for today has been postponed until November 5th. They will practice in full pads until 4:30. The girls soccer games have been canceled for today.

Due to one of our fields being under water, the boys soccer games will be played back to back. 7th grade will play at 3:30 and 8th grade will play at 4:30.

Sports

All outdoor practices and games are canceled for today. The girls field hockey teams will practice in the gym.

 

Congratulations PHMS 8th Grader Amanda Collins

Congratulations to PHMS 8th Grader Amanda Collins for being awarded the B&E Student of the Month. Click here to read the full article. 

Congratulations 8th Grader Amanda Collins B&E Student of the Month!

Sports

7th grade boys soccer practice has been cancelled today, Tuesday, October 9th.

2018 Pumpkin Festival Join us for the 2018 Pumpkin Festival at Culbertson Elementary!
Spanish Department Trip to Costa Rica

Our Spanish department is running a trip to Costa Rica in June of 2019. All 7th and 8th grade students who are studying any level of Spanish are eligible. The link below will take you to the registration page. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wagner at nwagner@mnsd.org .

https://portal.vamonostours.com/signup/?secure=20180509-191280-01&postID=661

Give Kids Sight Day is Saturday, November 17, 2018

Please click here to learn about this free event!

Sports

All football practices have been cancelled for today, Wednesday, October 3rd

Clubs & Activities Brochure Club & Activities Brochure 2018 - 2019

Clubs & Activities sign-ups will be starting this week. Click the link below to access the 2018 - 2019 Clubs & Activities Brochure.

 

Clubs & Activities Brochure 18-19

Sports

The path to access Northley’s Soccer field is under construction at the moment and is inaccessible. Parents can park in Sun Valley’s Parking lot and walk through the football stadium to access the field.

Sports

Boys and girls soccer games have been postponed today, Wednesday, September 26th.  Girls soccer will not practice today.  All other sports will have practice today.

Sports

All outdoor games and practices are cancelled for today, Tuesday, September 25th.

 

Tigers Team Up


All district students, staff, and families are invited to the annual Autism Speaks Walk in Philadelphia on October 20th.

Click below for more information

Walk Flyer

Uno Chicago Grill Fundraiser

T-Shirt Order Form

Marple Sports Arena Form

Sports

All outside practices are cancelled today, Tuesday, September 18th.  The only practices that will be held is 8th grade Field Hockey only in the Auxiliary Gym and Volleyball in the Main Gym.

Sports

ALL OUTDOOR PRACTICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED TODAY, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.   8TH GRADE BOYS SOCCER WILL PRACTICE IN THE AUXILIARY GYM.  VOLLEYBALL WILL PRACTICE IN THE MAIN GYM.

Sports

Boys 7th grade soccer team should report to room 203 for impact testing. Any football player who hasn’t had an impact test should report to room 203. If you still need equipment, or need your equipment adjusted, report to the boys locker room. All other football players should go home. All other sports will have practice today.

Sports

All 7th grade football players should report to the computer lab, room 203 for impact testing and all other football players should report to the boys locker room for equipment. Boys 8th grade soccer team should report to the Auxiliary gym, 7th boys soccer, girls soccer, field hockey and cross-country are canceled. Volleyball will practice in the gym

 

Sports

All practices have been cancelled today, Tuesday, September 11th with the exception of Volleyball.  7th grade Field Hockey will still have IMPACT testing after school.  

IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION UPDATED 2:00PM

IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Updated @ 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 5

 

Dear MNSD Families,

 

We are continuing to work through a few outstanding issues with regard to the bus schedules, specifically, adjusting the arrival and drop-off times of each student.  However, due to the BMW Invitational Golf Tournament at Aronimink Golf Club, traffic detours and volume have imposed a significant burden on our ability to establish accurate drop-off times the first week of school.  While we have reached an agreement allowing our buses to access roads that are closed to the public, the issue remains that there is significant volume on surrounding roadways. This heavy traffic is causing our busses to be delayed as they commute from other schools and bus stops.  Unfortunately, we anticipate this situation will likely worsen when the tournament begins play on September 6...

Transportation Information

Dear MNSD Parents, Guardians and Students,

 

Your child’s transportation information has been mailed and should arrive to your residence no later than Thursday, August 30th.  Students attending Paxon Hollow Middle or Marple Newtown High Schools can access their bussing information via the electronic portal.

 

Should you have any questions regarding your child’s transportation, please call the Transportation Office at 610-359-4299.

 

In addition to the normal work hours, the Transportation Office will be open on Saturday, September 1st from 9:00 AM to 12 noon. 

 

Have a great school year!
 

6th Grade Orientation Save the Date 6th Grade Orientation

Paxon Hollow Middle School welcomes all 6th grade students and parents to join us for 6th Grade Orientation next Wednesday, August 22.

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet in a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA for the purpose of voting upon Human Resource motions and of taking official action upon any and all other business that may come before the Board.  The Budget and Finance and Facilities and Transportation Committee Meetings will be immediately following the Special Meeting.  The public is encouraged to attend.

Pest Control Information

Please click here to read the district's Pest Control Information Sheet.

News at MNSD

At the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on June 26, 2018, the Marple Newtown Board of School Directors approved the 2018-2019 General Operating Budget.  This budget included funds for enhancing the district safety and security initiatives with the creation of two  positions.  The new Director of School Safety will be a professionally trained individual who will strengthen district security systems and manage the district safety programs, as well as, security personnel.  This individual, along with the newly created police officer position, will provide an increased level of security presence and response to the existing security team.   The addition of these new personnel in the area of security  are the first of several steps being taken by the district to improve the overall safety of the school district... 

Mrs. Stephanie Sturdivant

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Stephanie Sturdivant as principal at Worrall Elementary School. Mrs. Sturdivant comes to us with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Widener University and is currently enrolled in a Doctorate program at St. Joseph’s University.

 

Currently, Mrs. Sturdivant serves as the principal at Reeceville Elementary in the Coatesville Area School District. Prior to her appointment at Reeceville, she was an Elementary Assistant Principal in the Phoenixville Area School District.

 

Again, please welcome Mrs. Stephanie Sturdivant to the Marple Newtown School District and we wish her much success in her new role as principal at Worrall Elementary School.

Boys Baseball

The Boy’s Baseball Team will play tomorrow June 5th at 4pm at Neumann University in the 1st Rd of the state tournament vs. Boy’s Latin!

For GPS, use 1 Neumann Dr, Aston, PA 19014.  Ticket prices are $6 for Adults and $3 for students.  We hope to see you there!

Hershey Park Information

8th graders attending the Hershey Park trip on June 7th should arrive at school at 6:45 am and go to homeroom.  Students must wear their Hershey Park shirt (distributed June 6) and bring money for lunch, as well as any required medications. The schedule for the day and chaperone check in times will be reviewed with students during homeroom.  Students will return to Paxon around 7 pm for parent pick up. Please visit http://www.hersheypark.com/  for information about the park.

COMMITTEE MEETING CHANGE OF DATES AND LOCATION

The Budget and Finance Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. has been rescheduled to Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The Facilities and Transportation Committee Meeting will begin immediately following the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting. 

 

The meeting location has also been changed to the High School Auditorium, 120 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA. 

 

Important topics will be presented and discussed, including the 2018-2019 Budget, elementary education specifications, future building renovations, elementary school enrollments, and the athletic fields project.

 

The public is encouraged to attend.

Summer Reading Lists 2018

Dear MNSD Families-

 

The purpose of summer reading this year is to promote student choice. In an effort to support our students’ development of critical reading, thinking, and writing skills, students must be given the opportunity to take ownership of their reading choices. There are suggested titles that provide choice, as well as, opportunity for exposure to interact with texts that will assist in developing their understanding, perspective, and appreciation for the people, places, and ideas that comprise their world. 

 

The MNHS link provides both required titles and the opportunity for choice. Please note that this list also contains titles for all content areas and the related assignments.

The PHMS links include the rubrics which will be used to score the summer reading assignments so students can use them as a guide for completion.

Click here to see the lists

SPORTS

All after school sports have been cancelled today, Thursday, May 17th.

Sports

All after school sports have been cancelled today, Wednesday, May 16th with the exception of the Girls Lacrosse, they will be playing at the High School.

Sports

7th and 8th grade baseball WILL have practice after school today, Monday, May 14th.

7th & 8th grade softball games have been cancelled for today, they will have practice, Monday, May 14th.

Field Renovation Options and Budgets

The Marple Newtown School Board was presented an update on the proposed fields renovation project at the June 19th CIT Committee Meeting.  To review the plans and budget, please click here.

SPORTS

8th grade boys Lacrosse practice cancelled for today Friday, May 11th.

Sport Practice Week of 5/7/18

The following schedule is for sports practices this week::

Today, May 8th ~ 8th grade girls Lacrosse

Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th ~ 8th grade Softball

Thursday, May 10th ~ 8th grade boys and girls Track

SPORTS

All sports have been cancelled today, Friday, May 4th, with the exception of 8th grade girls Lacrosse, they will have practice until 4:30 and 7th grade sofball will also practice.

SPORTS

7TH GRADE BASEBALL PRACTICE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018.

8th Grade Group Picture

Due to a conflict with a sporting event, the 8th grade group picture has been rescheduled from Thursday May 3rd to Thrusday May 10th.   Flyers will come go home with the students by the end of this week.  

SPORTS

The 7th & 8th grade baseball games scheduled for May 18th have been changed to Tuesday May 1st,  7th grade is home at 3:45 and 8th grade is away at Drexel Hill at 3:45.

SPORTS

ALL GAMES AND PRACTICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH.

Academic Calendar 2018-2019

Our Academic Calendar for School Year 2018-2019 is on the website (under the header ‘News, Events and Calendar’). It was recommended by district administration and approved last evening at the Regular Board Meeting.

 

You will notice that the calendar has 183 school days for all students K-12.  Our make-up days are listed in the lower left corner.  It is our intention to use these make-up days in the order listed on the calendar as school closures occur, barring any unanticipated considerations.

 

The district also has adopted a modified spring break schedule for next year.  After careful consideration, administration recommended this calendar version, which includes a shorter spring break and an earlier year end, because it has several benefits.  These benefits include allowing for more meaningful instructional time and more flexibility in scheduling of PSSA’s, with the goal of improving student achievement and reducing student stress relating to testing. 

 

For example, the calendar allows the district to utilize the days before and after Spring Break for testing, giving the students a rest between testing sessions, and therefore a less stressful testing schedule. Please note that the testing schedule is specific to the individual school as long as it falls within the window from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
 

2018-2019 District Academic Calendar

 

Dr. Carol Cary

Superintendent

SPORTS

ALL GAMES AND PRACTICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH.

SPORTS

7TH GRADE SOFTBALL PRACTICE IS CANCELLED FOR TODAY, TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH.

SPORTS

7TH AND 8TH GRADE BASEBALL PRACTICE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH.

7TH GRADE SOFTBALL PRACTICE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY, THRUSDAY, APRIL 19TH.

BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK PRACTICE IS CANCELLED FOR TODAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH.

An Important Message from Dr. Cary

Very recently, some information has appeared on social media concerning highly disturbing communications and on-line posts apparently made by a now-deceased resident of Hazelton, PA to randomly-targeted and innocent school students and their families throughout the United States, including two families within our District.  This now-deceased Hazelton resident has no other connection with our District.   

 

At the recommendation of the Executive Director of our Delaware County Intermediate Unit, we are sharing with you updated information that she received yesterday afternoon from the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office....

PENNSYVANIA STATE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Important Information for Students Entering Grade 7
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Health requires all children entering grade 7 to have the following:
 
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis, (Tdap)
  • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
 
Please note that we must have this documentation prior to the first day of school or your child will not be permitted to start the school year.
 
Please request documentation of the vaccines from your primary care provider and return it to your school nurse.
 
Thank you for your help in this matter.

Immunizations are available at the:

PA Department Of Health
151 W. 5th St.
Chester, PA
610-447-3250
You MUST have an appointment.  This is not a walk-in clinic.
Paxon Hollow Golf Club

Paxon Hollow Golf Club information can be found by clicking here.

MNSD Email Communications

The Marple Newtown School District employs multiple methods of technology to communicate with its students, families, and community members.  Email has proven to be a highly effective and efficient form of communication for the district however, it has come to our attention that not all our email communications have been received.  This is most likely due to the safeguards that your internet and or email provider has put into place specifically, Anti-SPAM filters. 

 

To ensure the proper and timely delivery of district email messages, we are asking that you “whitelist” or “allow” the mnsd.org domain and donotreply@mnsd.org email address in your email account.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter and helping us serve our community.

APPOINTMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

March 28, 2018

 

Dear Parents, Students, and Community,

 

Please join me in congratulating Mr. John Beltrante as the new principal of Marple Newtown High School effective July 1, 2018. Mr. Beltrante admirably served in this district for the past twenty-two years.

 

Mr. Beltrante is an educational leader who brings diverse experience to the position. First, he served as a teacher at the high school, then as disciplinarian until he moved to assistant principal at Paxon Hollow.  Following that he became assistant principal at the high school and after a successful tenure of five years, he was selected for the position of principal at Worrall Elementary school.

 

While at Worrall he received the Keystone Award for Academic Excellence, The Snag in the River Award, and The Title I Distinguished School Award. In 2013, he was part of the Governor’s Award for Marple Newtown High School.

 

Mr. Beltrante brings not only experience, but a Master’s in Education from Eastern College and a Principal Certification from Immaculata University.  He is very active in the community as a coach, mentor, and father of two sons, Bryce and Austin.

 

Congratulations to Mr. Beltrante

 

 

CC

Carol Cary, Ed. D.

Superintendent

PTO Coffee Fundraiser

The PTO is offering a new fundraiser!  They will be selling coffee by the pound with the help of the non-profit New Avenue Foundation (facebook.com/newavenuefoundation), which helps create more meaningful lives for people with disabilities through social, employment, and housing programs in Delaware County.  Both groups will benefit from the sales!! Just click on the link included in this email version, scroll down to find our branded PHMS Breakfast Blend, and follow the easy instructions. All purchases will be delivered to PHMS as a group with free shipping.  

 

The link to our charity roasts page is http://ourcommunitycup.coffee/charity-roasts/.

Best Buddies Friendship Walk - Sunday, April 29th

The Paxon Hollow Middle School Best Buddies club is creating a team for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk at the King of Prussia Mall on Sunday, April 29th from 8:00 - 11:00am. All members, non-members, and families are welcome to attend.

 

You can sign up by going to https://www.bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/philadelphia/supporting/#paxonhollow

 

The team is also selling t-shirts to raise money for the event. The t-shirt form and payment must be turned in to Miss Zulli (room 202) no later than Friday, April 6th.

 

Click here for the T-Shirt Form

CIT Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Committee Meeting has been cancelled for this evening, March 20th.

Message from Dr. Cary

March 19, 2018


Dear Parents and Students,

 

It will be spring in just a few days! The winter will soon be behind us and we can look forward to warmer days ahead. Over the last few months while I was recuperating, I heard of the many good things happening in the district and I was so pleased.

 

I’d like to thank the School Board, Mr. Joe Driscoll, the cabinet, administrators, teachers, and staff for their efforts during my absence.

 

I’d like to thank our students for making us proud each day. I was especially proud of our high school students on the day of the Walk for our Lives event.

 

I wish you a warm spring recess and joyful holidays.

Sincerely,


Dr. Carol Cary

 

FREE DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN & TEENS!

Please click here to learn more dental care for children and teens

International Potluck Dinner

International Potluck Dinner

HAS BEEN POSTPONED - A NEW DATE WILL BE DETERMINED SOON
Wednesday March 21th
5:30-7:30 pm @ PHMS Cafeteria
in celebration of National World Language Week
Paxon Hollow’s Foreign Language Department will be hosting our 3rd International Potluck Dinner night.We invite you and your family to join us.

Click here for more information.

Make-up Days during Spring Break

Dear Marple Newtown Families,


I know that this winter has been difficult for both families and school operations.


As we continue through the month of March, the district must reassess the academic calendar.  Meeting student instructional days is a priority. As indicated on the school calendar, days over spring break will be used for make-up days.


To meet the required 180 days of school set by the state, our schools will be in session on Monday, March 26, Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, 2018. If there are additional school closures, the district will reevaluate the school calendar at that time.


Having the additional days of instruction prior to the PSSA testing is a benefit for students.  We know that this change may effect prior plans for families.  If your child or children will be absent during those three days, please speak with your child’s principal.

 

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 

Regards,


Joseph Driscoll
Substitute Superintendent

Snow NO SATURDAY SCHOOL MARCH 3, 2018

Saturday School will be cancelled due to weather conditions.

Marple Newtown's HEADstrong Event!
8th Grade Hershey Park Information

Click the below links for 8th Grade Hershey Park Information.

Hershey Park Permission Slip

Hershey Park Chaperone Form

Hershey Park Medical Form

Services and Supports After High School

Click here for Post-Secondary Services and Supports for Students with Special Needs

Safety Information

Please click here to find an important message containing information about safety and security in the school district

2017 Keith Waldman Optimal Performance Associates NFHCA High School National Academic Squad

The High School National Academic Squad program recognizes those high school seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.50 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

 

Seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year have been recognized as Scholars of Distinction.  Over 850 student-athletes have received the Scholar of Distinction designation in 2017.

 

The Marple Newtown 2017 honorees are listed below.

 

Marple Newtown High School (Newtown Square, PA) (4) – Morgan Battista, Gia DeAngelis,  Melanie DeCecco, Kristen Rutecki

MNSD Closure February 7, 2018

Due to the declining road conditions and transportation concerns, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today, Wednesday February 7th, 2018.  All events and activities scheduled for today, Wednesday February 7th, 2018 are cancelled.

February 8, 2018 - District Closing

Due to the significant impact the parade in Philadelphia is anticipated to have on our region, the Marple Newtown School District will be closed Thursday, February 8, 2018. We have made this decision after careful consideration, as we believe that this event will have a substantial effect on our normal daily operations.

Currently, there is no change to our school calendar. However, any additional closings in the future due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, could require a change to the calendar.

Thank you.

News Release Grades 1-12 Registration

School registration for students transferring from a PRIVATE KINDERGARTEN to a Marple Newtown School District FIRST GRADE and all NEW registrations for school year 2018-2019, will be held at the Administration Building in the Registration Office of Mrs. Teri Werner starting Monday, March 19, 2018.  Please call 610-359-4260 to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are only scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9AM to 12 PM.  Registration information and blank forms are available at www.mnsd.net click on the “Parent Resources” picture on the bottom of screen for Student Registration . 

5th Grade Transition Letter to PHMS for the 2018-2019 school year

Click here for the 5th grade transition letter information. 

The Flu: A Guide for Parents
Potter Cup 2017

Congratulations to Haverford Middle School for winning the Potter Cup this year. This coordinated event takes countless hours of planning and coordination. We would like to extend a special thank you to the Potter Cup Committee, faculty, students, athletes, and all the volunteers that helped make this year’s event so successful. This year’s total of $38,000 was raised for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which is the true winner of the event.  This brings our grand total to over $478,000!

Marple Newtown Ranks #17 in PA for Sports!

Please click here to read the entire article

Marple Newtown in the News

Administration: Just recently, Marple Newtown School District Business Manager, Mr. Joe Driscoll, was named as acting Superintendent and Mr. Stan Picara was named as acting high school principal.  School Board: Mr. John McKenzie was sworn in as a new school board director. Athletics: Our Cheerleaders finished 9th in the state…Both basketball teams are in playoff position…And Demetri Tsitsios,  Mike Hannig, and Matt Gray have all qualified for districts in swimming and diving. Operations: A makerspace has been completed in the Paxon Hollow Middle School library thanks to a donation from the PTO!

News Release - Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the Marple Newtown School District will be held at all elementary buildings on the following dates:  Monday, March 12, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 9:30-3:00 P.M.

MNSD 2 Hour Delay

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay today Wednesday January 17th.  

 

Kindergarten classes will be on a modified schedule listed below:


AM Session:  11:00 AM to 12:45 PM 
PM Session:    1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

PHMS Youth Lacrosse Spring 2018

Marple Newtown Youth Lacrosse Spring 2018 Regular Registration is Closing Soon!

Programs are for boys in grades K-8 this school year

Regular Registration:  November 1st - January 19th

Late Registration:  January 20th - January 31st ($25 late fee)

For program information and online registration please visit www.mnylax.org

MNSD Two Hour Delay

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay today Tuesday January 9th.  

Kindergarten classes will be on a modified schedule listed below:

AM Session:  11:00 AM to 12:45 PM 
PM Session:    1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

MNSD Early Dismissal

Due to the impending inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be dismissing its students and staff beginning at 11AM starting with the Marple Newtown High School, followed by Paxon Hollow Middle School and then the Elementary schools.  There will be no PM Kindergarten today.  

All events and activities scheduled for this evening are cancelled.  

PHMS Intramural Basketball Registration is now open

The Paxon Hollow Middle School is offering intramural sports this year.  The next intramural sport offered is basketball, which will run Monday through Friday, February 5th - March 16th

Click here for more information and the registration form. 

MNSD Closure 1/5/18

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed Friday January 5th 2018. All events and activities scheduled for Friday January 5th 2018 are cancelled

Sports

Wrestling has been cancelled for today, Friday, December 15th.  

Best Buddies Program

Marple Newtown School District is excited to start our own chapter of Best Buddies program. In the middle school, Best Buddies operates as a student-run friendship club which helps create an inclusive school climate by forming buddy pairs between students with and without disabilities. Click here for a copy of FAQ about Best Buddies, as well as instructions on how to sign up online through their website- www.bestbuddiesonline.org

Marple Newtown School District Special Meeting and School Board Vacancy

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet in a Special Meeting Monday, December 4, 2017, immediately following the reorganization and regular meetings scheduled at 7:30 pm, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill the Board vacancy created by the resignation of Ms. Stavroula Kotrotsios.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the President of Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, C/O Administration Building, 40 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073, fax to 610.723.3340, or email to boardvacancy@mnsd.org by 9:00 AM Monday, December 4, 2017.

 

Joseph Driscoll
School Board Secretary

Marple Township Tree Lighting This Saturday!

Please click here for more information about the 15th Annual Marple Township Tree Lighting.

PTO Giant Rewards Program

The PTO will be participating in the Giant Supermarket Rewards program. The Paxon Hollow school code is 23624. Click here for more details. 

PHMS Schedules for Week of November 19th

Click here to find the schedules for the week of November 19th. 

Kids Helping Kids Holiday Gift Giving Project

Kids Helping Kids invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual “Fight Like Hail” Holiday Gift Giving Project. Newtown Square resident Hailey Parker was 10 years old when she was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer called GBM in 2015. She lost her battle only a few short months later after she turned 11. Hailey loved reading, dancing, crafting, and helping others.  The Fight Like Hail Holiday Giving Project was created to honor Hailey and her generous nature. This year’s project involves collecting items that will benefit The Ronald McDonald Houses of Philadelphia and the Oncology Floor of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Requested items:

Packaged snacks:  pretzels, granola bars, raisins, chips, peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks, animal crackers, cheese crackers, trail mix, hot chocolate packets and microwaveable soups

Drop off items by Wednesday December 6th to Mrs. Jani’s Room 208

Thank you for participating in The Fight Like Hail Holiday Giving Project.  As Hailey always said, “Sharing is Caring!” 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Conference Days

Monday, November 20th - 1:00-3:00pm

Tuesday, November 21st - 1:00-3:00pm & 4:00-7:00pm

If you need assistance scheduling a parent-teacher conference, then please contact the Guidance Secretary, Mrs. Kathy Fernandez at kfernandez@mnsd.org or 610-359-4326.

MNHS Prospective Parent/Student Tour

First Annual Prospective Parent/Student

Information Session & Tour for 8th Grade Paxon Hollow Families

MNHS Counseling Department is pleased to invite you and your 8th grade Paxon Hollow student to attend our first Annual 8th Grade Prospective Parent/Student Information Session & Tour.

WHEN: Tuesday November 21st; 12:30 pm -2:30 pm

WHERE: Marple Newtown High School

RSVP: Counseling secretary, Beth Morgan, at 610-359-4240 or bmorgan@mnsd.org

Consider joining us for an information session and building tour to get a better perspective of what MNHS has to offer.

Please be sure to RSVP by Friday, November 17, 2017 so we can plan accordingly

We look forward to meeting with you!

If you can’t make it on November 21st, rest assured that all 8th grade students will be visiting MNHS on Tuesday, January 9th and will have an opportunity to learn about and tour the High School then.

Paxon Hollow Spirit Wear

Back by popular demand is a limited selection of Paxon spirit wear just in time for Holiday shopping.  The store will be open, online only, from November 13th - 21st.  Items will be delivered to school the week of December 18th.  Please be aware that a cumulative minimum of 12 orders, per item, must be attained for processing.  Any item that does not attain 12 orders will be refunded.

Click here for the online store is open. 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences - Online Sign Up

Conference Days

Monday, November 20th - 1:00-3:00pm

Tuesday, November 21st - 1:00-3:00pm & 4:00-7:00pm

 

Click here to electronically sign up for your conference time. 

Directions

  • Click the above link
  • Select teacher's name
  • Select preferred time
  • Click the grey box to enter your information
  • Enter your information
  • Click "Sign Me Up!"
  • You will receive an email confirmation
MNHS Football Game

Please come out and support our Marple Newtown Football Team tonight at Crozer Keystone Stadium @ Marple Newtown as our Tigers face off against The Oxford Hornets in the 1st Round of the District One 5A Bracket at 7pm! 

Parent Information Session

Parent Information Session

Information about:

Waivers

Social Security

Employment

Advocacy Services

Transisitioning into the "Adult World"

 

When: November 14, 2017

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Where: Marple Newtown High School

 

Click here for more information

Paxon Hollow Principal, Dr. Kane Receives Recognition from The Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association

At a School Board meeting on October 24, 2017, Mr. Dennis Murphy from the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association presented Dr. Kane with a certificate representing her service to Delaware County Veterans. Over the years, in her role as teacher, assistant principal, and now principal at Paxon Hollow, Dr. Kane spear-headed a variety of service projects and recognition efforts to support our veterans. Her current project involves The Paws Healing Heroes Program which was established in 2016 by The Griffin Gives Foundation.  The mission of Paws Healing Heroes is to raise money, through community events and donations and provide service dogs, primarily those in shelters, to Veterans in need. What a terrific way to support our veterans and help our dogs in making their way out of shelters! 

Congratulations, Dr. Kane!

School Board President Kathryn Chandless receives recognition from PSBA

At a School Board meeting on October 24, 2017, Mrs. Chandless received recognition from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association for her eight years of service to the Marple Newtown School Board. She was presented with a certificate adding her to the PSBA "Honor Roll of School Board Service." The Honor Roll Program is PSBA's way of saying thank you to those individuals who exemplify statesmanship by giving unselfishly of their time and talents for the future benefit of public education. 

Congratulations, Mrs. Chandless! 

Philadelphia Inquirer sits down with Anthony Paoletti and Dash Dulgerian

Philadelphia Inquirer sits down with Anthony Paoletti and Dash Dulgerian to discuss offensive approach and play development.

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/high_school/marple-newtown-anthony-paoletti-football-quarterback-university-of-delaware-high-school-20171031.html?mobi=true

Paws Paxon Seeks Donations to Purchase a Service Dog for a Veteran

The Paws Healing Heroes Program was established in 2016 by The Griffin Gives Foundation.  The mission of Paws Healing Heroes is to raise money, through community events and donations and provide service dogs, primarily those in shelters, to Veterans in need.

Spirit Week Student Council Announces Spirit Week

Spirit Week is this week.

PEEC Information

Click here for information regarding PEEC.

Dr. Kane Award CONGRATULATIONS, DR. KANE!

At the most recent School Board meeting,  representatives of the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association were present to share with the Board that they have selected Dr. Tina Kane as this year’s Freedom Medal in Education Award recipient.  

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! 

Bandarama

Marple Newtown School District  will be hosting Bandarama on Saturday October 14, 2017.  Click here for more information.

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.

Bus Procedures

The MNSD Bus Procedures can be found here

Floor Hockey Intramural Information

Floor Hockey Intramural registration is now open until Friday, October 20, 2017

Registration Form

PHMS Clubs & Activities

Click here to see a brochure highlighting the various clubs and activities at PHMS. Updated 10/16/17

Title I Information

Title I Information can be found by clicking the below links. 

Parents Right to Know

Title I Parents Meeting Invitation

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.

Autism Speaks Walk

We invite all district students, staff, families and friends to join us as Tigers Team Up for autism at Philadelphia’s annual Autism Speaks Walk. Our team has included over 100 participants and is one of the top fundraising teams each year! Join us as we show our TIGER PRIDE and hope to top those numbers at this year's Walk!

 

For more information, order forms, and Uno's vouchers, please click here!

Tigers Team Up

MNSD invites all district students, staff, families, and friends to join us as Tigers Team UP for the annual Autism Speaks walk in Philadelphia on October 21st. Click below for further information.

Autism Speaks Walk flyer

T-Shirt Order Form

Uno Chicago Grill - Fundraiser on October 15th 

PTO Fundraiser

Our PTO will once again be participating in a Magazine Drive fundraiser.  The fundraiser will run from September 22nd through October 10th.  Click Below for further information

PTO Information Letter

Support Our Schools information

Order Information

PHMS Grading Scale

Marple Newtown School District has adopted a new grading scale for the secondary schools beginning the 2017-2018 school year. Click here to see the grading scale. 

BTSN Video Welcome to PHMS Back to School Night
6th Grade Chorus

There will be a meeting for Parents of 6th grade Chorus members prior to Back to School Night in Music Room 1.  The meeting will be held at 6:30.

A Message from The Marple Newtown Transportation Department

August 25, 2017

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are writing to inform you that our transportation department is implementing a new, web-based, state-of-the-art transportation system, Trans Finder, for School Year 2017-2018. By this time, you should have received your students’ bus information.

 

Perhaps you’ve noticed changes from last year such as, bus stop location, bus number, driver, etc. These changes are to be expected as a result of our new, more efficient system.

 

Should you find that the information you received in incorrect (for example, transporting to wrong school), please call the Transportation Office at 610-359-4299. The transportation staff members will either handle your situation within 24 hours or will ask you to email a Request for Review to kkane@mnsd.org. Please put REQUEST FOR REVIEW in the subject line of your email.  Requests for Review will be settled within the first two weeks of school.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we open our new school year with Trans Finder.

 

Mr. Mike Dumin, Director of Operations

Mrs. Debra Hawley, Supervisor of Transportation

 

 

A Message from Dr. Cary- Death of Andrew Shelly

Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

 

It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you of the tragic death of Andrew Shelly, Marple Newtown graduate Class of 2015, who was killed in a car accident on August 12. Andrew’s death touches so many in our community and we want to extend our support and condolences to all who are grieving.

 

Counseling services are available for students and staff at our high school at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 14, 2017. We will honor Andrew with a moment of silence at the beginning of the school year at our high school.

 

We cherish each one of our students and graduates and are deeply saddened by this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are offered to the Shelly family; Michael (a senior), Amanda, and Andrew’s parents, Melissa and Mike. 

 

 

 

Support the Marple Newtown High School Tiger Band

​Support the Marple Newtown High School Tiger Band at their UNO's fundraiser on Monday, August 14!  The fundraiser will run all day; when you eat please show your server the attached voucher and a portion of your check will automatically go to support the band! Help the Marple Newtown High School Tiger Band start this school year on a high note!  Thanks for your support!

Click here for the voucher

Supply List for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades
Website Navigation

WEBSITE NAVIGATION

Students, Parents, and Employees,

Welcome to our newly designed website. Please scroll down to the bottom of this home page to find the special resources sections. You will see Employee Resources, Student Resources, and Parent Resources. Click on the photo in the section you want and content will load that is pertinent to your interest.

 

The familiar section called Quick Links can be found at the top of this page, above the header photo, and to the right.

 

Wherever you find an arrow to the right of a header that means you can click on the arrow to access a drop down menu with additional content.

 

A Message from Dr. Cary

New Website Design- Thanks to our Ad Hoc Committee

An ad hoc committee was formed this past spring to assist in the re-design of our website.  I extend many thanks to the following people who helped with the project:

Parents: Kelly Lauer, Colleen Smith, Mary Ann Schiller, Paul Tocci

Teacher: Liz Mongan  

School Administrators: Christine White, Jim Wigo

District Administrators: Chris Lee, Mike Larkin 

We hope you like our new design and find the site to be more user-friendly than before.

Web content management is an ongoing process. We will continue to work to ensure up-to-date and relevant content.

Thank you, 

Dr. Cary

 

New PA Immunization Regulations as of August 1, 2017

Parents will have a much shorter time to provide proof of immunization due to these new regulations.  Previously, families had 8 months to provide proof of immunization to the school.  The regulations require most proof of immunization to be provided on or before the first day of school or risk their child’s exclusion from school.  The goal is to ensure that children in school are adequately protected from preventable diseases.

Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday AND at least 6 months after previous dose
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

7th grade ADDITIONAL requirements:

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • 1 dose meningococcal vaccine (MCV)

12th grade ADDITIONAL requirements:

  • 2nd dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)  If the first dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.

Exemptions to school law for immunizations:

  • Medical reasons
  • Religious beliefs
  • Philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction

If a child is exempt, he or she may be removed from school during an outbreak/health emergency

Additional information regarding immunization requirements may be found by visiting the PA Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.

MNHS Class of 2017 Commencement
8th Grade Promotion

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Dress Code

The promotion ceremony is a special event for our 8th grade students and their family.  We ask for parent’s cooperation guiding their child to dress appropriately for the occasion.  We suggest boys wear a collared or polo style shirt and neat pants or slacks and girls wear pants or capris or an appropriate length dress or skirt.  Please refer to the dress code policy below for more specific guidelines

Below is a guideline for student dress. 

All School Dress Code Policy is in effect except for shoes.

No shower shoes or flip flops can be worn; slip on dress shoes can be worn.

The following is a list of guidelines for this dress code policy:

  • All clothing shall be neat, clean and in proper repair.
  • Students shall not wear midriffs, tube tops, halter tops, or any tops not covering the shoulders (a cover up or shawl can be worn to cover the shoulders).
  • Garments with exposed midriffs, tube tops, halter tops, or which are inappropriately low cut are not acceptable.
  • All shirts must be long enough that they can be worn tucked in.
  • Form fitting shorts or pants worn as outer garments (e.g. elastic, spandex) are not acceptable.
  • Clothing must cover all undergarments.
  • Shorts/skirts/skorts should be long enough to so that the hem must be at least fingertip length when the arms are fully extended at the sides.
  • No cut offs can be worn.
  • Footwear must be worn at all times.  (NO shower shoes or flip-flops)
  • Cellular phones and electronic devices should be left at home for the day.
Marple Newtown Baseball Team in District Title Game

The Marple Newtown High School Baseball team is playing against Springfield in the District Title Game this Tuesday May 30th at 4PM at Immaculata University.  Please come out and support the team!

2017MNBaseball

Sports

The 8th grade girls softball game has been cancelled for today, Thursday, May 18th.

District Wide Concert in the Park

Please click here to learn more about the "Concert in the Park."

Paxon Hollow Band & Orchestra Association Freddy's Fundraiser

Please help us raise money for the Paxon Hollow Band and Orchestra Association.  Have dinner at Freddy's on Tuesday, May 16th, 4pm-8pm.  Click here for the Freddy's flyers.

SPORTS

All games and practices have been cancelled today, Friday, May 5th.

A MESSAGE FROM DR. CARY FOR PARENTS OF MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

May 3, 2017

Dear Parents,

Because the health and welfare of your children are our number one priority, I am writing to bring to your attention a concern that surfaced in recent weeks relative to a Netflix series entitled “13 Reasons Why,” a fictional drama about teenage suicide and depression.

SPORTS

All Baseball and Softball games/practices are cancelled today, Wednesday, April 26th.  Also, Boys and Girls track team practice has been cancelled due to poor field conitions.

Student Recognition Breakfast

On Friday, April 7th, 2017, Paxon Hollow celebrated the accomplishments of various student groups by holding a special breakfast for them.  We celebrated the Science Olympiad Team, the Reading Olympics Team, The Robotics Team, The Middle School MN Ice Hockey Club Team and Billy Brosko taking 3rd place at the state wrestling tournament. Each student received breakfast and a certificate

 

Science Olympiad Reading Olympics
SeaPerch Robitics MN Hockey Team
Brian Brosko  

 

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA for the purpose of acting on facilities projects and any other business that comes before the board. The public is encouraged to attend.

Sports


All games and practices are cancelled today, Thursday, April 6th and tomorrow, Friday, April 7th.  We are  instructing all of the athletes to bring all of their equipment home today so that it is not left at school over the break.   

 

Kids Helping Kids

Just a reminder that Paxon Hollow is holding a fundraiser for our 'Kids Helping Kids' program at Uno's in Newtown Square on Thursday April 6th.  The fundraiser is all day and night.  Dine In or Takeout.  Alcohol and food.  Print the voucher and give to your server or show the voucher on your phone.  Thank you so much for supporting this great cause!  Voucher

Paxon Hollow Middle School Participates in the Science Olympiad

Bryan Kim and Patrick Lingle won 4th place in the Fast Facts competition at the South Eastern Pennsylvania Science Olympiad on Wednesday March 1st. For more information on the Science Olmpiad click here.

Science Olympiad 2017

SPORTS

 

All practice and games have been cancelled today with the exception of the girls track team and 8th grade boys baseball.  The girls track team will practice indoors until 4:30.  Please have your ride home pick you up outback by the cafeteria at 4:30.  8th grade boys baseball will meet in the gym after school for a meeting.  The meeting will end at 3:45.

Pennsylvania School Vaccination Requirements

Please click here to read more about that Pennsylvania School Vaccination Requirements going into effect August 1st, 2017.  

SPORTS

The boys Lacrosse game scheduled for today, March 27th, has been postponed due to weather.  The game will be played on Friday, March 31st.  The game will be played at Paxon Hollow.

SPORTS

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls who are trying out for softball team and all 8th grade boys trying out for the baseball team:

This Friday, March 24th, you will have your hitting try outs at All Star Academy located in the Lawrence Park Industrial Center at: 650 South Parkway Boulevard.   Transportation to All Star will be provided, but your parents will need to pick you up at the All Star Academy at 5:00. Please make sure to bring your bat bag to school this Friday.  The bus to All Star will leave Paxon Hollow promptly at 3:05 from the back of the building near the main gym.    

Attention all 7th and 8th grade baseball players:  You are all invited to attend the first pitch dinner this Friday, March 24th at 6:00PM in the high school cafeteria. You can go straight from baseball practice and try outs on Friday.  Dinner will include hot roast pork sandwiches, baked ziti, meatballs and salad.  You will need a ride home from the high school at 7:15. 

 

MNSD, MNHS, and PHMS Two Hour Delay; Elementary Schools Closed 3/15/2017

Due to inclement weather the Marple Newtown School District, Paxon Hollow Middle School and Marple Newtown High School will be on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Wednesday March 15th.  There is no school for elementary students. However, elementary teachers will report with the two-hour delay. Elementary conferences will be held as scheduled.   Please note, media sources such as news stations will report a two hour delay for the entire district, however, there will be no school for elementary students but elementary teachers will report with a two-hour delay.

MNSD Committee Meetings Rescheduled

The Budget & Finance and Facilities & Transportation Committee Meetings scheduled for Tuesday March 14th have been rescheduled for Monday March 20th starting with Budget & Finance Committee Meeting at 6:30PM.  The Facilities & Transportation Committee Meeting will follow immediately after the Budget & Finance Committee Meeting.  

MNSD Closure - 03/14/2017

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed tomorrow Tuesday March 14th, 2017.  All events and activities scheduled for Tuesday March 14th are cancelled.  

SPORTS

Due to weather all practices and try outs are cancelled for today, Monday, March 13th.

Interscholastic Unified Indoor Bocce County Championships

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania—On Wednesday, March 1, the Interscholastic Unified Indoor Bocce County Championships will be held at the Marple Newtown High School Gymnasium from 3:00 pm – 6:45 pm.  Twelve teams will be competing for the opportunity to travel to Hershey, Pennsylvania to compete for the State Championship! Marple Newtown is excited and honored to be hosting these matches and is working hard to produce a great event for the student athletes!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - GRADES 1-12 REGISTRATION

School registration for students transferring from a PRIVATE KINDERGARTEN to a Marple Newtown School District FIRST GRADE and all NEW registrations for school year 2017-2018, will be held at the Administration Building in the Registration Office of Mrs. Teri Werner starting Monday, March 20, 2017.  Please call 610-359-4260 to schedule an appointment...

7th Grade Boys Basketball Team

7th Grade Boys Basketball team

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 7th GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR COMPLETING AN UNDEFEATED SEASON! THE STANDS AT PAXON HOLLOW WERE PACKED ON FRIDAY AS THE BOYS WRAPPED UP THEIR 2017 SEASON WITH A HUGE 40-26 WIN AGAINST GARNET VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL.      THEIR RECORD WAS AN ASTONISHING 14-0 UNDER COACH MIKE MOLINARO.  THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A BASKETBALL TEAM HAS GONE UNDEFEATED AT PAXON HOLLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL!  

Paxon Hollow Drama Club Presents

The Paxon Hollow Drama Club will present  JT and the Pirates on Friday, March 10th at 7:00 PM in the Paxon Hollow Auditorium.  Tickets can be purchased at the door ~ $5.00 for adults ~ $4.00 for students

MNSD Closure 2/9/2017

Please be advised, due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today Thursday February 9th 2017.  All events and activities scheduled for Thursday February 9th  are cancelled.  

Curriculum Night 2/23/2017

Curriculum presentation for parents of current 6th and 7th grade students will be held on February 23, at 7PM in the Paxon Hollow auditorium.

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE

The Marple Newtown School Board of Directors intends to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for referendum exceptions in accordance with the provisions of Act 1 of 2006 as amended by Act 25 of 2011. The Marple Newtown School District’s Act 1 index for 2017-18 is 2.5%. If granted, the referendum exceptions will allow the Marple Newtown School District to increase taxes above the index without voter approval. The Pennsylvania Department of Education will determine whether or not the Marple Newtown School District’s exceptions will be granted.  On written request by any School District resident or taxpayer, the School District will provide a copy of the referendum exception application.                                     

Joseph J. Driscoll
Business Administrator
School Board Secretary
Marple Newtown School District

MN Jazz Band Dinner Fundraiser
Experience Dyslexia, A Simulation

"Experience Dyslexia, A Simulation" on Wednesday, on Jan 25th from 5:00-7:30pm at the High School, Room A117. Open to all Marple Newtown parents.  Please click here for more information

Internet Service Provider Maintenance

Our district’s internet service provider will be replacing network hardware at their location on Tuesday January 10th after 4:30PM.  During this time, access to the district’s website and email from outside the district will be unavailable.  Services should be restored by 9:30PM Tuesday January 10th.  Thank you for your patience and understanding while these changes are being made.  

The 14th Annual Potter Cup is coming soon!

The 14th Annual Potter Cup will be held at Marple Newtown Senior High School on January 27, 2017.  Click here for more information.  Parents, if you would like to volunteer to assist with the Potter Cup, click here.

Holiday Store 2016 Students - share in the joy of giving!

Holiday Store 2016 

Tuesday, December 6 (and Wednesday the 7th), 2016

During School Lunches

Updated, quality gifts, $1.50 - $10.00 – something for everyone in the family and friends!

Get into the spirit of the season –

Giving!

All profits go directly into the Paxon Hollow Global Outreach Fund – this fund supports our local families in time of need!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Message from Dr. Cary


Dear Students, Parents/Guardians,


On behalf of all District personnel, I wish you a joyful, peaceful, and wonderful Thanksgiving shared with those you love. We are thankful for the students and families who give their best to make Marple Newtown School District an outstanding place to work and learn.


Happy Thanksgiving! 

Congratulations Dianne Blickle - Teacher of the Year

Thanksgiving Week

This is just a reminder that on Monday November 21st, Tuesday November 22nd, and Wednesday November 23rd we will be having 1/2 days.  Dismissal time will be at 11:30.  School is closed on Thursday November 24th and Friday Novmeber 25th 

Open Enrollment: The Perfect Time to Remind Parents about CHIP!

It’s that time of year again—Open Enrollment—and Pennsylvanians everywhere are exploring their best options for health insurance. Make sure your community does not forget about Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)...

Click here to read more

CBS Philly comes to Marple Newtown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBS Philly comes to Marple Newtown to preview Friday nights football game at Marple Newtown at 7pm between the Marple Newtown Tigers and the Upper Moreland Golden Bears.

In this photo from Left to Right are: WR Cameron Mathes and QB Anthony Paoletti being interviewed.  

Seventh Grade Trip to PEEC

Plans for the 21st annual seventh grade trip to the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingman's Ferry, Pennsylvania are underway!  Click here for more information.

Annual Turkey Trot

Paxon Hollow Middle School will be holding our 18th annual TURKEY TROT on November 23rd. This FUN RUN will be the final celebration to our annual food drive. Students who wish to participate in this event will be asked to donate a non-perishable food item as an entry fee. We greatly appreciate any contributions, even if your child is not participating

Click here more information and a parent permision slip.

Adult Life Transition after School

Join us for a discussion on transitioning young adults with disabilities to life after school.  Panel of Presenters include representatives from OID, OVR, Creative Financial Group & more.

Please click here for more informattion.

SPP Scores Released Today

Dear Parents/Guardians/Community Stakeholders,

Today, October 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released the 2016 School Performance Profiles (SPP). With the exception of our high school, our schools did not have an SPP score last year. 

This year, 2016, reflects the first SPP scores of students using the rigorous PA Core Standards. The SPP uses a formula that is heavily dependent on standardized test scores. Pennsylvania aligned its standardized testing system to the more rigorous PA Core Standards and while the performance is still in transition, it is trending in the right direction.

Our schools remain strong in academic achievement and by next year we expect the achievement to be more fully apparent when tied to the SPP score. SPP scores can be viewed by visiting http://paschoolperformance.org/. Please contact your child’s principal if you wish further information about the SPP.

Thank you,
Dr. Cary

Giant School Rewards

Beginning October ­­7, 2016, Paxon Hollow Middle School – (ID#: 23624) has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local GIANT!  Click here for more information.

SPORTS

The Lightweight Football game scheduled for today, October 11th, has been cancelled.

Important Message From Dr. Cary

To the Parents/Guardians of Marple Newtown School District Students

Our district administrators became aware of an alleged “creepy clown” incident that may have taken place during the football game on Friday, October 7th. The Newtown Township police who were on site for the game were made aware of the concern at that time. We have no knowledge about the identity of any alleged perpetrator. If you have any information about this alleged incident, please immediately report it to the Newtown Township Police Department.
 
Because the safety and security of our school community are of paramount concern, we ask that our parents and guardians partner with us in assuring that our students clearly understand that our District does not tolerate incidents of this kind.  They are not funny pranks. Instead, they can terrorize our children and expose the perpetrators themselves to the risk of serious harm.  Our District will hold any student perpetrator within our jurisdiction properly accountable in accordance with this serious level of infraction.    

47th Annual Bandarama

Please Note our New Link to District and School Calendars

Please notice that the web section called “Upcoming Events” has been replaced with “Quick Links.”

Under “Quick Links,” you will see a link entitled “Calendar of Events.” Open “Calendar of Events” in order to view events/activities happening across the district or at your own student’s school. Use the filter menu to select the school you want to view.

You can also see “Calendar of Events” and “Academic Calendar” using the header across the top of the webpage. Click on “District Calendar” on the header and you will see the drop down choices for our calendars.

Those who wish to request use of our facilities will find “Welcome Guest! Log in to Request Facility Use” at the top right-hand corner of the “Calendar of Events” page.

Curriculum, Instruction & Technology Committee Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised, the Curriculum, Instruction & Technology Committee Meeting scheduled for tonight September 20th, 2016 at 7:30PM has been cancelled.

BEST PLACE TO TEACH

Niche.com has ranked Marple Newtown School District as the best Delaware County School District in which to teach, and the sixth best in all of Pennsylvania.

According to Niche.com, its ranking takes into account a public school district’s academic programs, safety and resources, and data about teacher experience, work attendance and salary. According to Niche.com, a “high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers who are offered excellent support and compensation."

For more information, please go to https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-school-districts/best-places-to-teach/s/pennsylvania.

Submitted by:
Dr. Carol Cary
Superintendent
Marple Newtown School District
ccary@mnsd.org

ISSUE CONCERNING SOME PSSA RESULTS
Give Kids Sight Day

We are excited to announce that Give Kids Sight Day returns on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Children from around the Philadelphia region (17 years and under) are invited to receive free eye care and eyeglasses. Please help us spread the word!

This free event takes place from 8:30am – 1:00pm at Jefferson Alumni Hall. The event is open to all children from Philadelphia and surrounding counties, and is geared towards kids who did not have or did not pass an eye screening this year. No health insurance? No problem! All children are welcome.

Walk-ins only, no appointment is needed! We do suggest families arrive early. All other info is on the attached flyer. Please help us spread the word by sharing with families in your community, or passing along to colleagues, partnering organizations, school nurses, classrooms, businesses and other interested parties. You can also print the flyer and put it on community bulletin boards, store windows and other key spots.

This flyer is now translated into Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, French, and Khmer, and available for download at www.pccy.org/sightday

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter for up to date events and news as well as emergency information such as school closures and delays.  @MarpleNewtownSD

Anti Bullying Asembly

PLEASE JOIN US for an ANTI BULLYING PARENT WORKSHOP

Thursday September 22, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Paxon Hollow Middle School

www.DontBullyOnline.com

 

Band/Orchestra/Chorus Meeting

There will be a Band/Orchestra/Chorus parent meeting prior to Back to School Nights at 6:30PM in the Band Room.

Superintendent’s Welcome Back Message to Students and Parents

Dear Students and Parents,

As we begin School Year 2016-2017, we share our K-12 vision for a district united by its mascot, colors, vision, and community spirit. We mark this new school year by all schools using the tiger mascot and all schools using the district colors of orange and black (with white and grey as accent colors). While we know each school has its own culture and unique tradition, and we do not want to lose that, we also know that our students need to be part of a K-12 process that begins with students entering the district in kindergarten or first grade and staying with us through high school graduation...

SchoolCafe

Food Service is happy to share that we now have a NEW meal viewer/payment system called SchoolCafe.  This replaces PayPAMS.  Please note ALL STUDENT BALANCES have been transferred to SchoolCafe.  Please visit www.schoolcafe.com to register.  To learn more about this new system, please click here

Dr. Cary Encourages Participation in Fourth of July Parade

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 9 a.m.

Dress Code

The promotion ceremony is a special event for our 8th grade students and their family.  We ask for parent’s cooperation guiding their child to dress appropriately for the occasion.  We suggest boys wear a collared or polo style shirt and neat pants or slacks and girls wear pants or capris or an appropriate length dress or skirt.  Please refer to the dress code policy below for more specific guidelines

Below is a guideline for student dress. 

All School Dress Code Policy is in effect except for shoes.

No shower shoes or flip flops can be worn; slip on dress shoes can be worn.

The following is a list of guidelines for this dress code policy:

  • All clothing shall be neat, clean and in proper repair.
  • Students shall not wear midriffs, tube tops, halter tops, or any tops not covering the shoulders (a cover up or shawl can be worn to cover the shoulders).
  • Garments with exposed midriffs, tube tops, halter tops, or which are inappropriately low cut are not acceptable.
  • All shirts must be long enough that they can be worn tucked in.
  • Form fitting shorts or pants worn as outer garments (e.g. elastic, spandex) are not acceptable.
  • Clothing must cover all undergarments.
  • Shorts/skirts/skorts should be long enough to so that the hem must be at least fingertip length when the arms are fully extended at the sides.
  • No cut offs can be worn.
  • Footwear must be worn at all times.  (NO shower shoes or flip-flops)
  • Cellular phones and electronic devices should be left at home for the day.
Message from Dr. Cary: Branding Initiative and District Vision
Home Run into Semifinals! Home Run into Semifinals!

Congratulations to the MNHS Baseball team! We won and are now in the State Semifinals. We play Plum Monday, June 13th, 2016, 4:30 pm at Greene Township Park in Scotland, PA

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students/senior citizens.

TIGER PRIDE!

Click here to view more photos!

Yearbook Availability

30 Yearbooks are available for purchase by 8th grade students only,until FRIDAY, June 10th. Whatever books remain after Friday will be available for purchase by any PHMS student or staff. Cost is $20 cash or check only. Checks must be written out to: Paxon Hollow Yearbook and should be given to Ms. Fisher in the library.

Future Writer Future Writer

Paxon Hollow Middle School seventh grader, Shyanna Geraci, wrote to her favorite author, Kimberly Derting. Ms. Derting wrote back to Shy advising her how to get her own book published!

PIC Club - Donations for Providence Animal Center PIC Club - Donations for Providence Animal Center

The Political-Intergenerational-Current event club (PIC) is designed to provide an open forum for students in grades 6th,7th, and 8th, to discuss local and national political/current events throughout the world. The PIC club is currently collecting donations for the Providence Animal Center (formerly known as the Delco SPCA). Donations can be dropped off in room 303 until Friday, June 17th, 2016.

Please click here to view the Providence Animal Center wish list

Paxon Hollow - Ultimate Summer Camp Paxon Hollow - Ultimate Summer Camp

Ultimate Summer Camp at Paxon Hollow Middle School for boys and girls entering grades 5-8.
Please click here to learn more.

Tiger Country Festival Cancelled.

It is with much dismay that I must inform you that yet again, due to the horrendous weather report this weekend, that we will be canceling The Tiger Country Festival on Sunday May 22nd at The Gauntlett Community Center...

SPORTS

All games and practices have been cancelled for today, Tuesday, May 17th.

Renaissance Trip

The students that are going on the Blue Rocks trip tomorrow are to wear their pink Potter Cup shirt or an orange shirt. They will also need money for lunch.  

SPORTS

7th and 8th grade girls Lacrosse games have been cancelled for today, Monday, May 16th.

SPORTS

All games and practices have been cancelled for today, Friday, May 13th.

Renaissance Trip

The permission slip and money for the Renaissance Trip to the Blue Rocks game is due on Wednesday, May 11th by 3:00 PM.  Any forms turned in after that time will not be accepted.

Renaissance Trip

The permission slip and money for the Renaissance Trip to the Blue Rocks game is due on Wednesday, May 11th by 3:00 PM.  Any forms turned in after that time will not be accepted.

Sports

Attention all 7th and 8th grade baseball players:  Your game vs. ETR scheduled for tomorrow, 5/10 has been moved to 5/11 (the locations and times will remain the same).  Additionally, the 8th grade baseball team will not have practice today, 5/9.  The 7th grade team will have their game today, May 9th,  as scheduled. 

Sports

Attention all 7th and 8th grade students playing a spring sport:  Picture day for sports is this Thursday, 5/12, rain or shine.  All athletes should wear their uniform to school on Thursday.  Picture envelopes for students who want to buy pictures will be given to all athletes after practice on Tuesday, 5/10.

Wilmington Blue Rocks Performance

The Wilmington Blue Rocks will have two 7 inning games today, Saturday, May 7th, 2016 due to last night's rain.  The first game will begin at 5:00pm and the second game will follow shortly after.  We will play before the second game so report time is still 6:00pm.  Please be aware that we may have to stand around a bit longer than originally anticipated as we wait for the first game to end.

Please feel free to wear warmer clothing UNDER your performance shirt.  

Statement from the Superintendent

Friday morning, May 6th, 2016, high school students found an empty bullet casing in the boys’ locker room at Marple Newtown High School. The students handed it to the teacher, and the teacher reported it to the administration. We contacted the police and immediately began working with the police department...

The Tiger Country Festival - May 15th 2016

Come out and support the Tiger Foundation at the first Tiger Country Festival!

Concert in the Park, May 14, 2016

Concert in the Park is an event that highlights the band program at all Marple Newtown schools.  It is an enjoyable event to showcase our students' hard work throughout the year.  This is a great day to celebrate our children and support the band program at the same time.  Groups included are the instrumental music groups in the elementary and middle schools, and we will showcase our high school concert band, jazz band, drumline, and color guard in one HUGE evening.

Concert in the Park will be held on Saturday, May 14th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Marple Newtown High School Gym.  Please see the attached flyer, and thank you for your support!

Updated Photo Gallery

Check out our updated photo gallery to see Paxon pride at Potter Cup 2016!

Please click here to view the Potter Cup 2016 album.

Sports

The 7th & 8th grade boys Lacrosse Clinic for Paxon Hollow will still take place at the High School today, May 2nd, 2016 at 5:30pm.

SPORTS

All afternoon practices have been cancelled for today, Monday, May 2nd, with the exception of Intramurals.

Paxon Hollow Middle School 2016 Summer Reading Paxon Hollow Middle School 2016 Summer Reading

Please click here to learn more about Paxon's 2016 Summer reading.

SPORTS

Attention all 7th and 8th grade lacrosse players today’s clinic at Marple Newtown High School has been cancelled.  Additionally, practice this afternoon is cancelled. 

Infinite Campus Issue

There has been intermittent issues with Infinite Campus Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 and today April 20th, 2016 resulting in slowness and the inability to log into the system.  We have been working with Campus support to resolve the issue and will be applying a software update at 6PM this evening and will reboot the server as well.  During the update, Campus will be unavailable for approximately one hour.  Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue. 

Thank you,
Marple Newtow School District Technology Department
Phone:  610-359-4200  Ext. 7714

Summer Reading Scholastic Book Fair

Research on summer reading is clear: Children who don't read during the summer lose reading skills, while those who do read are more likely to be successful in school when school resumes in the fall. So how do you combine your child's need for summer fun with the need to keep them reading? It's easy! Give them ACCESS to many books and the opportunity to CHOOSE what they want to read. Our upcoming Scholastic Summer Reading Book Fair is a great place to start. Your PHMS student will be coming home with a brochure that will provide you with some idea of the variety of books that will be available for purchase by your student. As well, a limited number of copies of the Summer Reading - All School Read, will be available. The Book Fair will be open Monday, May 2nd thru Friday, May 6th, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  AND Tuesday, May 3rd, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Students will be attending the book fair during the day with their English Class. Payment for all purchases may be made by cash, check or credit card. You may also purchase using the Scholastic Book Fairs App @ the App Store OR Google Play.

SPORTS

Every game and practice is cancelled today except for the 7th grade softball game at Haverford Reserve.   Every game and practice is cancelled today except for the 7th grade softball  game at Haverford Reserve.   

 

Spring into The ARTS at Marple Newtown Spring into The ARTS at Marple Newtown

Spring is the season for the Arts in Marple Newtown! Our young artists, musicians and their teachers have worked hard all year, and now is the time for them to showcase the results. Please join us for an evening (or two) of inspiring music and art brought to you by our own very talented students. Families, teachers, and friends are all invited to attend!

Click here to view the spring arts events at Marple Newtown.
Upcoming eventMonday, June 6th, 2016, 7:00pm - Choral Night at MNHS (Grades 4-12)

Message from Dr. Cary regarding PSSA/Keystone

Dear Parents,

This week begins our journey through the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). We begin with the PSSA and end with the Keystone Exams in May. The assessment was developed to reflect the PA Core Standards which were adopted in 2013. The PA Core Standards are more rigorous than those that had been previously adopted in Pennsylvania. The PA Core Standards challenge students to think deeply about their learning and require a level of knowledge and skill needed for students to be successful beyond the K-12 years.

PSSA starts 4/12/16

PSSA Schedule

English/Language Arts: 4/12 - 4/15  All grades

Math: 4/19 - 4/21 All grades

Science: 4/27 & 4/29 8th grade only

Click here for more information on the PSSA

Dan Fahy & Family Art Contest 2016 Paxon Hollow's Dan Fahy wins Art Award

Dan Fahy, 8th grade student at Paxon Hollow, won first prize in the GFWC, The Women's Club of Newtown Square's annual art contest.  In addition, Dan won second prize in the Southeastern District of the General Federation of Women's Club Art Contest.  Congratulations Dan.

Website Maintenance

Our web hosting provider will be performing their weekly planned maintenance on their servers Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 starting at 10PM. During this time, the district website and its schools will be unavailable.

March Bandness - Vote for MNHS's Drumline!

Marple Newtown High School's music program has a chance to win $2500.00 through 92.5 WXTU! Please open this link: http://925xtu.cbslocal.com/march-bandness/  and vote for Marple Newtown's Drumline.  Voting ends on April 7th.

Thank you for your support of Marple Newtown High School's music program!

8th Grade Visits Delaware County Community College (DCCC) 8th Grade Visits Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

On Friday, April 1st, 2016, 8th grade students will have an opportunity to visit Delaware County Community College and explore various programs they have to offer especially in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics).

Photo © Delaware County Community College

Spring Recess

To Parents and Students

I wish you an enjoyable Spring Recess. I hope it is fun, safe, and relaxing.

We will all look forward to a strong finish when we return for the final stretch of the school year.


School resumes on Monday, March 28th.


Best,
Dr. Cary 

Sports

All practices have been cancelled today, Monday, March 14th, with the exception of 7th and 8th grade girls Lacrosse

8th Grade Hershey Park Trip 8th Grade Hershey Park Trip

The 8th grade Hershey Park trip is on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The permission form, medical form and money are due by Tuesday, March 15th.  

Please click here for the Permission form

Please click here for the Medical form.

Mrs. Dianne Blickle featured in SchoolArts Magazine Mrs. Dianne Blickle featured in SchoolArts Magazine

Integrated Arts teacher, Dianne Blickle is featured (for a 3rd time) in SchoolArts Magazine. Click here to read the article (page 33). 

2 Hour Delay for all MNSD Schools Tuesday February 16th

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be operating on a two hour delay today Tuesday, February 16th.

Kindergarten students should follow this modified schedule for Tuesday February 16th:

AM Session:  11:00AM to 12:45PM
PM Session:  1:30PM to 3:15PM

 

February 9th Committee Meetings Canceled

Due to inclement weather, the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting and the Facilities and Transportation Committee Meeting scheduled for February 9, 2016 are now canceled.

Thank you for your understanding.

Wrestling Meet

The Wrestling meet scheduled for today, Tuesday, February 9th,  with Garnet Valley has been cancelled.

MNSD Weather Conditions Update

Dear Parents and Students,

We will continue to monitor the weather conditions through the night and into tomorrow. At this time, we do not expect any weather-related announcements to be made tonight. If the morning presents a weather-related closure or delay, the decision will be made by 5:30 AM with announcements soon thereafter...

Marple Newtown School District Supports Recycling

Here’s how!

  • Recycled materials are picked up at our schools in Marple by Marple Township and in Newtown by Newtown’s designated private hauler
  • Both townships send the recyclable materials to Blue Mountain Recycling located in North Wales, PA., where the materials are then sorted...
Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the Marple Newtown School District will be held at all elementary buildings on the following dates:  Monday, March 14, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 9:30-3:00 P.M.

For more information, please click here.

PIC Club collecting for the Homeless

The Political-intergenerational-current event club (PIC) is designed to provide an open forum for students in grades  6,7, 8 to discuss local and national political/current events throughout the world. We are reaching out to the homeless at this time of year and are collecting sample/travel size shampoo, lotion, soaps, and toothpaste.

Two Hour Delay Friday 2/5/2016

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay today Friday February 5th....

Drama Club

The Paxon Hollow Drama Club proudly presents: Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp on Friday, March 4th, at 7:00PM in the Paxon Hollow Auditorium.

Curriculum Night for 6th and 7th grade

This Thursday, February 4, is curriculum night for parents of current 6th and 7th grade students.  The presentation starts at 7 PM with a question and answer session to follow.

PHMS Curriculum Guide 2016-17 (updated 2/4/16)

PEEC

ATTENTION 7TH GRADE STUDENTS GOING TO PEEC ~ The final payment of $115.00 is due by Friday, February 5th.  Please hand in the payment to your homeroom teacher.

Cinderella’s Closet Cinderella’s Closet

Marple Newtown’s Senior Farewell Committee presents Cinderella’s Closet (Gently used Semi-formal and Prom dress sale)

Are you wondering what to do with those semi-formal and prom dresses you have already worn? Do you want to earn some money? 

Are you looking to purchase a stunning dress without breaking the bank?

Then, come to Cinderella’s Closet!

 

MN participates in the PMEA District 12 Delco 5/6 Band Fest MN participates in the PMEA District 12 Delco 5/6 Band Fest

PMEA District 12 Delco 5/6 Band Fest was held on Tuesday, January 26th at Strath Haven Middle SchoolThe guest conductor was Dr. William Stowman, Co-Chair of Music at Messiah College.

Getting pumped for Potter Cup 2016!
These are the teacher's dance and the slideshow of Potter Cup 2015!
 
 
Winter Storm Update: Information for Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Our schools will open on time Tuesday, January 26. We will continue to assess road conditions. Should we determine a delay is necessary, we we will notify you as early as possible in the morning...

Potter Cup Schedule of Events Potter Cup Schedule of Events
MNSD Winter Storm Update

The district will close today, Friday, January 22, at 7:00 PM and remained closed through Sunday night, January 24.

District events/activities planned for this evening and tomorrow have been either canceled or modified...

Sports

Both boys and girls basketball games for today, Tuesday, January 19th, have been postponed.

Message from Dr. Cary: Help Needed for SB 880

Please click here to read and important message from Dr. Carol Cary, Superintendent.

(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the link.  Do download free, please click here)

Potter Cup raffle Basket donations needed

Donations to the Potter Cup raffle baskets are neeed! Students can donate to ANY basket. All items are due by next Wednesday.  

 

MNHS Curriculum Night for grades 8-11

This is just a reminder that tonight, Tuesday, January 12th, is Curriculum Night at Marple Newtown High School for grades 8-11.  Please join us in the auditorium at 7:00 p.m. for an overview of the course selection process. There will be representatives here from Cabrini College, Penn State Brandywine, and Delaware County Community College to discuss dual enrollment opportunities; and from Delaware County Technical School to talk about the technical school program.

We look forward to seeing you!

Brunch with Beethoven - SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th from 9 to 1pm Brunch with Beethoven - SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th from 9 to 1pm

Due to the weather, the MNHS Orchestra Brunch with Beethoven was postponed until SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th from 9 to 1pm.

Marple Newtown High school orchestra presents Brunch with Beethoven a classical music & brunch event open for all!

When:    January 30, 2016
                9am-1pm

Where:  Marple Newtown HS cafeteria
$11.95 Adults & $7.95 Children (5 and under free)
Freshly made to order omelets, crepes, carved roast beef, sausage, bacon, pastries, bagels, coffee and more. Live classical music by the MNHS Orchestra

Raising Digital Kids

The district is presenting an informational session for parents on Raising Digital Kids.  Please click here for complete information regarding the presentation that will take place on January 27, 2016.

The Little Mermaid auditions on January 7th and 8th The Little Mermaid auditions on January 7th and 8th

The Marple Newtown Performing Arts Center will be holding auditions for the spring production of The Little Mermaid on January 7th and 8th. Information about auditioning is posted online at MNPAC.net.

MNSD First in Math Million Problem Challenge

As we enter our Winter Break, we ask that you encourage your child to participate in the MNSD First in Math Million Problem Challenge...

Message from Dr. Cary

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators...

Fall Tiger's Lair Fall Tiger's Lair

Paxon Hollow Middle School held their Sports Awards Breakfast to recognize the effort of all their fall students athletes. These 8th grade students were selected by their coaches as nominees to the Tiger's Lair as they best represented the six pillars of character: integrity, respect, sportsmanship, hard work, responsibility, and citizenship.

Potter Cup 2016

This year's Potter Cup is scheduled for Firday, January 29 at Haverford High School. All potter cup money and forms are due by 12/23/15.  Click here if you need a copy of information and forms.

Winter Concerts at the Performing Arts Center Winter Concerts at the Performing Arts Center

MNHS and PHMS held joint Winter Concerts at the Performing Arts Center this week! 
Videos and Pictures can be viewed on the Tiger Band Parents picture sharing site. Click here to view.

Winter Concerts

The Winter Chorus concert will be held on Tuesday, December 15th at 7:00PM at the High School.

The Winter Band and Orchestra concert will be held on Thursday, December 17th at 7:00PM at the High School

Harvest Food Drive and Turkey Trot Harvest Food Drive and Turkey Trot

Paxon Hollow Middle School held the 17th annual Turkey Trot/Fun Run as a final celebration to the Harvest food drive. This year our food drive supported our local food bank located in St. Mark's Church. We realize that there are families in our own community who can use this food bank. In addition, we will store canned goods in our building in order to assist families in our school community throughout the year. Thank you to all that donated! 

Holiday Shop!

 

Holiday Store 2015
Students - Share in the joy of giving!
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
During School Lunches
Click here to see what's for sale.

 

 

 

Spirit Wear Sale Until November 30

Paxon Hollow Spirit Wear Sale is back just in time for the holidays.  The sale runs from November 20 to November 30. Order online at www.bandesportswear.com. Click here for a brochure and order form.  You may also turn in orders at the Paxon Hollow main office.

Report Cards

Due to some technical issues report cards were not sent home with the students today.  Report cards will be given to the student on Tuesday, November 24th. 

MNEA Teacher of the Year - Brian Isselmann MNEA Teacher of the Year - Brian Isselmann

Brian Isselmann teaches 9th grade Honors and College Prep Social Studies courses and an elective he created called Leadership and Character, which has become a very popular option for students of all grades at Marple Newtown High School. Isselmann has always been a leader in the Social Studies department by helping to continuously develop the 9th grade curriculum for all academic levels.

PEEC

Attention all 7th grade students.  The first payment of $100.00 for PEEC, along with the form is due by Wednesday, November 25th.  If you are not going to attend PEEC you must still turn in the form signed by a parent.  Any questions please see Mrs. Dunleavy or Mrs. Lunn. 

Book Drive Book Drive

Paxon Hollow MS is collecting books K-12 for a school in need. The school does not have a library and is need of books for kids K-12 to read. Student Council will be collecting books until November 25th. Thank you for your support! 

 

Harvest Food Drive and Turkey Trot

Paxon Hollow Middle School will be holding our 17th annual TURKEY TROT on November 25th. This FUN RUN will be the final celebration to our annual food drive. Students who wish to participate in this event will be asked to donate a non-perishable food item as an entry fee. We greatly appreciate any contributions, even if your child is not participating. Permission form is attached. 

MNSD Press Release - November 12, 2015

The Marple Newtown School District and the Marple Newtown Education Association are pleased to announce that the parties have reached a tentative contract agreement. No further details will be released until the members of the respective parties have been informed of the contents of the agreement.

MNHS Band advances to the Cavalcade of Band Championships MNHS Band advances to the Cavalcade of Band Championships

In the final week of the season, the Marple Newtown High School Band achieved a school of 96.3 to lock up the top spot moving into the Cavalcade of Band Championships held this weekend on Saturday and Sunday in Hershey and Downingtown. Of the 136 member bands of Cavalcade from PA, NJ, Maryland, West Virginia, and Delaware, 92 are eligible to compete at Championships and Marple Newtown is Ranked #1.  This is a tribute to the work ethic and dedication of our students and all should be commended.  

Revised basketball tryout schedule
Floor Hockey

Attention 6th grade students ~ Intramural floor hockey starts this Wednesday in the Auxiliary Gym.  If you did not get a schedule from Mr. Gretchen at lunch you can pick one up from his office.

Picture retakes

Picture retakes will take place on Monday, November 2nd.

MNHS featured on CBS 3 at 6 pm as students learn about Distracted Driving

Distracted driving can change your life and countless others. Thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers; hundreds of thousands have been injured. You can help stop distracted driving. Watch CBS3 with Stephanie Stahl as Marple Newtown HS students learn about the dangers of distracted driving from Joel Feldman. 

Sports

All outdoor practices and games are cancelled for today, October 28th with some exceptions.  The Heavy Weight football team will practice in the main gym from 3:00 to 4:45.  The 7th grade girls soccer team will practice in Mr. Vlahos's room 105 3:00 to 4:45.  The Volleyball team will still be playing this afternoon at Welsh Valley

Fundraiser Pick-Up

Great American/Magazine Fundraiser Pick Up

Monday November 9th from 4 to 7PM  in the Cafeteria.   If your order is very small we will be able to send it home with your child on Tuesday if you do not pick it up on Monday.  For larger orders we ask that you pick up between 4 and 7PM..  There is a PTO meeting in the Library at 7PM...so pick up your order and stay for the meeting! 

A copy of your order form will be in the order so you know who ordered what from you. 

Thanks to your support our fundraiser was a huge success!  Any questions with pick up - please contact Jen Fuqua at 484-889-1443 or Jen.Fuqua@aol.com

MNSD Press Release - October 27, 2015

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVIDES UPDATE REGARDING ONGOING TEACHER CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

The Marple Newtown School District has been negotiating a successor labor agreement with its teacher’s union (“MNEA”) since January 9, 2015.  The District takes this bargaining process very seriously, including most recently by releasing union representatives from their work day on October 12, 2015 in order to focus a full day toward reaching a settlement.  Members of the District’s bargaining team with full authority to recommend an agreement for Board approval have attended each bargaining session and have worked – both during and in between bargaining sessions – to incorporate aspects of the union’s requests into the district’s proposals.  The District has carefully reviewed market conditions and its own internal and community needs, and offered MNEA a comprehensive compensation package that raises starting salaries and includes salary increases for current teachers that far exceed the current cost of living increase.  The District greatly appreciates the work that our teachers do, and will continue to work in good faith to reach a settlement that is fair to all parties affected. 

MNHS Centennial Timeline

The MNHS Centennial Timeline opened for viewing on Friday October 16th. To have your name be a part of our history, please click here for more information. 

Help Bring Change

PHMS student David Gibson was diagnosed with Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver on February 24th. During the week of Oct. 19-23rd we will be hosting the Help Bring Change event with the Broomall TD Bank. TD bank will be matching up to $2000 collected here at school and in the community to be donated to the Gibson family to help with David’s medical bills.

Loomis Leopard 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, October 18th

Loomis Leopard 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, October 18th. 

Football Game tonight

The football game for this evening has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, October 3 at 4:00 pm. We apologize for the change in schedule, however, our player safety is our number one concern. We hope you will join us tomorrow as the football team looks to extend their winning streak. Go Tigers!

Courage for Catrina will be on Friday, October 16 (Homecoming)

Youth Night will be on Friday, November 6

SPORTS

ALL PRACTICES AND GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND WITH THE EXCEPTION OF VOLLEYBALL.

Upcoming Parent training: Understanding Tourette Syndrome - Oct. 8, 2015 6-8pm
6th Grade Orientation
46th Annual Bandarama - Saturday, October 10th at 6:00pm 46th Annual Bandarama - Saturday, October 10th at 6:00pm
 
The 46th Annual Bandarama is here – one night only! See the bands – support ‘music in motion’ at your local high school.
 
On Saturday, October 10, at Marple Newtown High School, the award winning Tiger Marching Band and Color Guard will perform at the 46th annual BANDARAMA.
Homework Club Registration
Regarding MNSD Transportation during the Papal Visit

The Marple Newtown School District plans to operate on a regular schedule during the Papal Visit. However, we expect that buses could be delayed on Friday afternoon, September 25th and Monday morning, September 28 due to a heavy volume of traffic on roads across the region. 

6th grade social on Friday, September 18th

Paxon Hollow Renaissance Committee will be sponsoring a 6th grade social on Friday, September 18th, 2015.  It will be held at Paxon Hollow Middle School from 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM. The event will include games, a snack and social time. Attached is the permission slip.

Impact Testing for Sports

There will be Impact testing today for all 7th & 8th grade students playing Soccer this year.  If you are unable to stay today after school the test will also be held tomorrow, September 18th.

Reading Olympics Interest Meeting

There will be an opening meeting for interested students on Friday, September 25th in room Y during tutorial at 8:10am.

Welcome New Teachers Welcome New Teachers

Dr. Carol Cary proudly welcomes the new Marple Newtown School District teachers including 3 MN Alumni. 

Chorus Parent Meeting

Mrs. Hrin will meet with the Parents of Students that are in Chous before Back to School Night.  6th Grade on Wednesday, September 9th, 6:30PM in Music Room 1 and 7th and 8th Grade on Thursday, September 10th, 6:30PM in Music Room 1.

School Spirit Wear & MN Flag!

The ordering window for school spirit wear and MN flag is September 4 through September 22.

Click here to view Spirit Wear.

Click here to view MN flag.

You can place your order at B&E: http://www.bandesportswear.com/phms2015.html

6th Grade Orientation 8/27 - Please RSVP

Attention 6th grade parents ~ If you have not RSVP for the 6th grade orientation on Thursday, August 27th from 9 - 1pm please do so as soon as possible by calling 610-359-4320Also, just a reminder that B & E Sports Wear will be here with Gym uniforms.  The cost of the uniform is $12.00 for the shorts and $10.00 for the shirt.  They will be accepting CASH ONLY

First in Math

First in Math is an annual international mathematics competition that runs from August 1st through July 31st. After July 31st all player accounts are reset in preparation for the next year’s competition. Student First in Math accounts for the 2015-2016 have been set up and students may begin logging in and playing.

Marple Newtown School Board Special Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA for the purpose of acting on general business and any other business that comes before the board. The public is encouraged to attend.  To view the meeting's agenda, please click here

Find a Summer Feeding Location

Please click here for more information regarding summer feeding locations.
Marple Newtown School District Food Services Department

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Dress Code

The promotion ceremony is a special event for our 8th grade students and their family.  We ask for parent’s cooperation guiding their child to dress appropriately for the occasion.  We suggest boys wear a collared or polo style shirt and neat pants or slacks and girls wear pants or capris or an appropriate length dress or skirt.  Please refer to the dress code policy below for more specific guidelines

Attached is a guideline for student dress. 

Benefit for David Gibson Sat. June 6th
Love to Write? Come to Newtown Square Library’s New Writers’ Group!

Thursday, June 4th at 7:00 PM!

The Newtown Square Public Library is proud to kick-off      a new group – The Newtown Square Wordsmiths!   We welcome all journalists, bloggers, creative writers, poets, fantasy writers, novelists, cartoonists, reporters, business authors and like-minded scriveners. 

See more...

MNSD 2015 Delaware County Young Author's Project Winners
STATEMENT OF MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT RELATING TO BUS NO. 82

The safety of all children entrusted to the District's care is its paramount concern.  At the same time, the District must recognize that criminal charges, especially those involving non-work-related conduct, are only allegations and that people who are criminally charged must be presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.  In addition, the District must respect the privacy concerns of its employees.

In light of all of these concerns, the District can assure the community that it has taken prompt and appropriate steps to ensure that this particular employee is not performing any functions for the District during the pendency of the criminal charges.

Mark A. Sereni, Esquire, Solicitor

Dated:  May 26, 2015

DCIU Parent Training Needs Assessment

Each year the DCIU has a Parent Training Needs Assessment Survey to help plan the parent training series for the following year.  Please follow the link to complete the survey.  

The Paxon Hollow Music Departments Ends the Year on a High Note!!

"On Friday, May 8th, many of Paxon Hollow Middle School's musical ensembles traveled to Allentown, PA, to participate in the annual High Note Festival.  Each group represented Paxon Hollow proudly.  Both the 6th Grade Band and the 7th & 8th Grade Band received an Excellent rating, and the String Orchestra, 6th Grade Chorus, 7th & 8th Grade Chorus, and Tiger Tones received a Superior rating.  All groups celebrated outstanding performances by enjoying the afternoon at Dorney Park."

First Annual MN Has Got Talent!

Paxon Hollow was very well represented in the first annual MN’s Got Talent competition that took place last month. We were so proud of all of our participants: pianist Ryo Tarui, comedian Louie Kontaras, dancers Camryn Direso and Eve Turner, Beatboxer Jason Moore and vocalist Valerie West.

Eve, Valerie and Jason went on to the semifinals and Valerie made it all the way to the finals. They all gave great performances and we look forward to seeing who will audition for next year’s event.

MNSD Announces New Superintendent

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors is pleased to announce that Carol Cary Ed.D has been appointed to serve as the next Superintendent of Schools for the Marple Newtown School District, effective July 1, 2015.

Yearbook Ordering

It is not too late to purchase your yearbook.
Cost is $20, CASH only.

To order, see Mrs. DeFruscio in Rm. 412.

Paxon Hollow Middle School & Marple Newtown High School Present: JUST TALK ABOUT IT

Join Minding Your Mind in a forum discussion for parents on mental health education and suicide prevention for their children grades K through 12. Topics addressed will include anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicide prevention.

Click here for the flyer.

Art Show and Musical Celebration, Thursday 4/30

Join us on Thursday April 30th at 6:00pm in the PH Lobby

For the UNIFIED ARTS Show 

Art..Technology..Woodshop..Sewing..Cooking..Advanced Research.

 The Musicical Celebration by the Orchestra and School Chorus

will follow at 7:00

 COME AND JOIN THE FUN

Marple Junior Tigers Registration Opens May 1

Marple Junior Tigers 2015 registration opens on May 1.
Online at:  www.marplejuniortigers.com
In person: Monday, May 4 & Monday, May 11 from 6PM to 9PM in the Paxon Hollow Middle School Cafeteria.
Click here for brochure

Sports

All sports cancelled today, Wednesday, April 22nd.

Band Spring Concert Thursday, 4/23
You are invited to attend the Paxon Hollow MS Band Spring Concert, Thursday evening, April 23rd at 7:00 PM in the Paxon Hollow Auditorium.  The band program has grown this year, we will now be featuring two concert bands:  the 6thGrade Band and the 7th & 8th Grade Band.  We’ll also have our Jazz Ensemble as well as the Steel Drum Ensemble.
 
Hope you can join us tomorrow night.
Sports

All afternoon sports have been cancelled for today, Monday, April 20th, with the exception of Intramurals.

Gala of the Arts Gala of the Arts

We are two weeks away from the wonderful Gala of the Arts on May 16.  Please click here to see the attached flyer and purchase your tickets. 

Sincerely, Merle Horowitz, Ed.D.

Go to www.thetigerfoundation.org for more information.  

Sports

Attention 7th & 8th grade softball players ~ The location of both of your games has changed for today, April 15th.  Your games will be played simultaneously at Old Central Field located on Saxer Avenue across from WaWa. 

Attention 8th Grade boys Lacrosse ~ the location of your game today, April 15th, has been changed.  The game will take place at Halderman Field right off Springfield Road.

Paxon Hollow Sports

Attention all Athletes:  Several games have changed for Monday 4/13:

7th & 8th grade softball games have both been cancelled

8th grade baseball game has been cancelled

7th grade baseball vs. Beverly Hills has been moved to an away game at Marshall Field

7th & 8th grade boys Lacrosse teams both have a game away at Beverly Hills

7th grade girls Lacrosse team only has a home game vs. Beverly Hills

All teams that do not have a game will have practice after school.

PSSA Information

The PSSA start Tuesday, April 14, with the first test of the English Language Arts Assessment. It concludes for 6th and 7th grade with the last mathematics assessment on April 23.  The 8th grade finish with the last science assessment on Wednesday, April 29.

ELA assessments: April 14 - 17

Math assessments April 21 - 23

Science assessment April 28 & 29

 For more information regarding the PSSA, click here.

Wed. April 15th Workshop- Executive Functioning: The won't vs. the can't

Please click here to see more information

 

For workshops being hosted by the DCIU in the month of April visit: DCIU Parent Trainings.

Dodge Ball

The Dodge Ball event for today, March 20th, at Paxon Hollow has been postponed.

Annie The Musical Annie The Musical

I just stick up my chin and grin and say, oh ... 
Come see "Annie" at MNHS! 

 

Performances March 19th, 20th at 7:30pm
March 21st at 2:30 and 7:30pm. 
Show tickets online at www.mnpac.net
Cyberbullying Presentation - Why Parents Need to be Vigilant – Ensure Your Child is Safe!
Marple Newtown School Board Vacancy

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill the Board vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. Sherry-Lee McAuliffe.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest & resume to the President of Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, C/O Administration Building, 40 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073 or fax to 610.723.3340 by 4pm Monday, March 16, 2015.

Engineering contest - vote for PHMS students!

PHMS students (Kenneth Ching, David Hasani, Midhula Pillai, Adam Funk, Utheri Wagura) have entered an engineering contest.  In this contest, they had to make a video and post it on You Tube. To win, they must get the most likes.  Please view the video and “like it”.

MNSD Two Hour Delay 3/06/2015

Due to today’s winter storm, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay tomorrow Friday March 6th. 

Kindergarten classes will be on a modified schedule listed below:

AM Session:  11:00 AM to 12:45 PM
PM Session:    1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

To ensure the safety of all of our students and staff, we will be reassessing the road conditions with Marple and Newtown Townships in the early AM hours and will notify you of any changes.

Kids Helping Kids - Panera Bread NSQ
Please join the Paxon Hollow "KIDS HELPING KIDS" club fundraiser on Wed. 3/4 at Panera Bread in the Newtown Square Shopping Center between 4:00-8:00PM. Panera Bread will donate a portion of their proceeds to "Kids Helping Kids" if you present them with the attached flyer, mention you are with PHMS or save your receipt. We thank you for your support!
 
All Afternoon and Eventing Activities Cancelled

Due to mix precipitation starting this afternoon, all afternoon and evening activities are cancelled today, Tuesday March 3, 2015.

Kindergarten Registration Rescheduled

Kindergarten registration has been rescheduled for Monday March 16th at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Tuesday March 17th 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. 

MNSD Closed Due to Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today Monday March 2nd.  All events and activities are cancelled and Kindergarten registration will be rescheduled. 

Harlem Wizards coming to MNHS! Harlem Wizards coming to MNHS!

Come for a night filled with Trick-Hoops & Alley-Oops!

Date: Saturday, March 14th
MNHS Tours: 4:45-6 pm 
Basketball Game Time: 6:30pm
Location: MN High School Gym
General Admission: $10.00

Chick-Fil-A, Pizza, Hot Dogs and Chipotle Burritos available from 5pm-8pm! 
Tickets are limited and being sold on a first come first served basis! Order form attached. 

See Big J's visit to Loomis in the photo gallery!

See Big J's visit to Culbertson in the photo gallery!

Breakfast with "ANNIE" Sat. March 7th has been CANCELLED due to weather.
The Wizard of Oz

The Paxon Hollow Drama Club will present the "Wizard of Oz" on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:00PM in the Paxon Hollow Auditorium. The cost of the tickets are $4.00.

CIT Committee Meeting

The Curriculum, Instruction & Technology Committee will meet as scheduled tonight, Tuesday February 17th at 7:30 PM. 

MNSD Closure 2/17/15

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and it's schools are closed today Tuesday February 17th.  All extracurricular activities and events are cancelled.

Special Voting Meeting Schedule for February 10th

There will be a public Special Voting Meeting on Tuesday February 10th, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Marple Newtown School District Administration Center Board Room.  The regularly scheduled Budget & Finance Committee as well as the Facilties & Transportation Committee meetings are cancelled.

Curriculum Night for 6th and 7th grade parents
There will be an informational middle school presentation for parents and guardians outlining the 7 th and 8 th grade academic program for your children next school year.   The meeting will be held in the Paxon Hollow auditorium at 7 o’clock in the evening this Thursday, February 5 th .
Again this presentation is for parents and guardians of 6 th and 7 th grade students.   We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Afternoon activities

All after school activities have been cancelled for today, Monday, February 2nd

Jazz Band Dinner
 
Reserve your tickets now at 610-613-8177.
$15 Adults; $12 Seniors; $10 Students
 
Proceeds support all MNHS Bands.
Public Voting Meeting Rescheduled

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA for the purpose of rescheduling the Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Regular Meeting cancelled due to inclement weather.  The public is encouraged to attend.

MNSD Closure January 27th

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be closed Tuesday January 27th, 2015.  All afternoon and evening activities and events for the 27th have been cancelled. 

PHMS wins Potter Cup 2015
SAT cancelled and rescheduled for February 7th.

Attention students scheduled to take the SAT tomorrow, January 24, 2015, at Marple Newtown High School:

As a result of the high school being closed tomorrow due to impending weather conditions, the SAT at Marple Newtown High School has been cancelled.  It has been rescheduled for February 7th.  If you have any questions, please contact CollegeBoard.    

MNSD Activities and Events Cancelled 01/24/2015

Due to the impending storm this Saturday the 24th, all Marple Newtown School District Activities and Events have been cancelled for Saturday the 24th. 

NOPE Presentation is cancelled for tonight!

Due to the unpredictable weather and the forecasted snow storm tonight, the NOPE presentation at MNHS is cancelled. We are currently working to reschedule and will announce a new date and time once we have it confirmed.

MNSD Early Dismissal 01/21/2015

Good morning,

Due to impending storm, we will have an early dismissal today.  Here is the schedule:

  • High School - 1:00PM
  • Middle School - 1:45PM
  • Elementary Schools - 2:30PM

Afternoon Kindergarten will be cancelled.  All afterschool activities and evening activities have been cancelled.

Thank you,

Marple Newtown School District
(610) 359-4200

MN Spotlight - Loomis Elementary School

 

 

Thurs. Feb 5th - Parent Workshop

Learning to Move; Moving to Learn: Ideas and Strategies to Help your Child Reach their Full Potential
(Presenters: Megan Rafferty OTR/L, Stephanie Graaf MPT, Lauren Moran OTR/L)
It will be from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Administration Building.

 

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors approved its 2015-2016 Proposed Preliminary Budget on January 13, 2015 and is now available for public inspection...

Potter Cup Needs your Help!

Attention all Paxon Hollow families,

We need donations for the theme baskets to be raffled off at the Potter Cup .  Please send in items that “fit” the theme or send in a cash donation which will be used for purchasing items for the basket.  All items or donations are due by Wednesday, January 14th.

READ MORE for suggestions....

The Faculty and Staff would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Winter Break.  See everyone on January 5, 2015.

Guiding the College Bound Athlete Info. Night 2/24/15

A seminar to prepare parents and athletes for the recruiting road ahead — complete with all its bumps — will be held on Tues., Feb. 24, 2015 at MNHS at 7:30pm. “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete” will provide information and topics for every student-athlete in middle and high school and their parents to educate and prepare them for opportunities and careers after graduation. Click here for more information. 

#SHELLYSTRONG at SJU Women's basketball game 1/3/15
The Saint Joseph's University Women's basketball game on Saturday, January 3rd will be a #SHELLYSTRONG night with proceeds going to Michael Shelly.
Tickets will be sold at the WILL CALL specifically for Michael.  Tickets are $5.00
MN's Got Talent April 24th at 7:00 pm MN's Got Talent April 24th at 7:00 pm
CURRICULUM NIGHT WILL TAKE PLACE TONIGHT

Marple Newtown High School administration is holding its annual Curriculum Night on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 in the Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. Curriculum Night is an opportunity for all parents who have students in grades 8 through 11 to hear about our curriculum program for the 2015-2016 school year.  Thank you, and hope to see you there!

For parents and guardians of the children in our care, information regarding our recent tragedy. Please see the attached.
Potter Cup 2015 Forms due by Tues. 12/23

Potter Cup 2015 Permission slip/package registration and checks due by Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

Forms attached here.

Freddy's Steakburgers Marple Newtown Post Prom Fundraiser

Eat at Freddy's on Dec. 22nd from 5-8pm and help raise money for the MNHS Post Prom. Please click here for the flyer. 

Drama Club

The Drama Club will hold auditions in the auditorium on Wednesday, December 10th and Friday, December 12th from 3:00 to 4:30.  Audtion signups are outside the Main Office.

Internet Outage

Due to inclement weather, our district's internet connection is currently down.  This has effected email communications to and from the district as well as internet access from within the district's buildings.  Once service has been restored, email communications will resume but may delayed for up to 24 hours.  Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue. 

MNEA Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the 2014 - 2015 MNEA Teacher of the Year 
Liz Mongan, 4th & 5th grade instrumental music at Loomis & Culbertson, and co-director of the Elementary Tiger Band and Select Strings.

Deposit for those attending PEEC is due November 21.

For a copy of the PEEC packet, please click here.  For more information regarding PEEC, please use the link to the right.

Picture retake day

Picture retakes are Monday, November 3rd.  If you plan on having your pictures retaken please make sure you have the original packet to return to the photographer.

New Library Signup Procedure

The PHMS Library website has moved into the MNSD Google Domain. As a result, the procedures for signing up for the library have changed. To sign up to come to the library in the morning:

1.  Click on the "Library" link on the left.
2.  You will be asked to log into Google. To do this you need to use this format:
            firstname.lastname@academic.mnsd.org
3.  When keying in your first name, you MUST use your full first name. No
     nicknames or shortened names. For isntance, if your name is Jonathan Smith,
     but you use John, you must type in:
            jonathan.smith@academic.mnsd.org
4.  Then go to the 'Morning Signup' page, and sign up as always.

See you in the Library!!

MNHS “Ultimate Frisbee Night”  Tues. 10/28 at 7:00** MNHS “Ultimate Frisbee Night” Tues. 10/28 at 7:00**

On Tuesday, October 28th, the junior class will be hosting an “Ultimate Frisbee Night” to raise money for their class. The event will take place on the high school turf at 7:00pm. Teams should arrive by 6:45.
30 teams of students and faculty are scheduled to compete! The Spinners (Philly’s professional Frisbee team) will also be coming to help out and play the winning team at the end of the tournament. 

Sports

All outdoor practices are cancelled for today, Thursday, October 23rd.

2014-15 Parent Workshops
Sports

All outdoor games and practices have been cancelled for today, Wednesday, October 22nd.

2nd Annual Malawi Night - Oct. 24th at 7pm.
Sports Games

All games have been cancelled today, October 15th, except Volleyball.

Haunted Hallow is Spooky Fun for the Whole Family

Haunted Hallow is Spooky Fun for the Whole Family

Come out and support the Marple Newtown Music Department and get your scare on! Family friendly hours are also available!!

Click Read more for Hours and attraction prices. 

Support our own Michael Shelly and his family

5K Walk/Run, Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00AM, Newtown Township Library.

Mike was diagnosed this summer with Burkitt's Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Click for brochure.

#SHELLYSTRONG

The Tigers (1-1) will host the Harriton Rams this Friday night in their 2014 home opener at Harry R. Harvey Stadium. The game starts at 7pm and there will be an ORANGE-OUT in honor of freshman football player, Michael Shelly, and his courageous fight against Burkitt's Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. There will be orange #ShellySTRONG shirts sold for $15 all week during lunch periods and at the game. All proceeds go to Michael's treatment and care.

Culbertson Elementary Pumpkin Festival Sat., Oct. 18 from 11-4 Culbertson Elementary Pumpkin Festival Sat., Oct. 18 from 11-4
PTO Spirit Wear Sale

Paxon Hollow spriit wear is now on sale until September 26.  Click here for the order form and to see available spirit wear.

MNHS 3rd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Sunday, Oct. 12th MNHS 3rd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Sunday, Oct. 12th

Date: Sunday, October 12th

Time: 10am-3pm

 
All proceeds benefit our Student Sunshine Scholarship Fund – this organization provides financial help for school activities.
MNHS Sunshine 5K - Sunday Oct. 12th MNHS Sunshine 5K - Sunday Oct. 12th
All proceeds benefit our Student Sunshine Scholarship Fund – this organization provides financial help for school activities. 
Date: Sunday, October 12th      
Time: 8:30am start
Worrall 5K & Kids Fun Run/Walk Oct 5th Worrall 5K & Kids Fun Run/Walk Oct 5th
Back to School Nights

Back to Schools Nighs are as follows:

6th Grade ~ September 3rd ~ 7:00PM

7th & 8th Grades ~ September 4th ~ 7:00PM

Sports

Attention 7th and 8th Grade students interested in playing a fall sport.  The following dates are important for you to know.  All teams will meet this Friday, September 5th.  At your meeting you will receive important information about practices, games and what equipment you will need.  Remember a PIAA physical is required to play any sport.  You can stop by the athletic office if you need to pick up a copy.  Practices are scheduled to begin on September 10th.

All students interested in playing a fall sport who have never played at Paxon Hollow before must take an ImPACT test.  ImPACT tests will be administered to students on the following dates:

Wednesday 9/3 ~ Boys Soccer

Thursday 9/4 ~ Girls Soccer

Friday 9/5 ~ Volleyball after the meeting

Monday 9/8 ~ Football

Tuesday 9/9 ~ Field Hockey

Wednesday 9/10 ~ Any student who missed the above dates

eBooks for Summer Reading

 

Paxon Hollow Middle School Library now has eBOOKS
If you still need to do your summer reading, or just want convenient reading on your tablet, laptop or phone, check out our new eBook site. Click on the image above to go to the log in page, and log in with your student ID number; no password is necessary. You will also need to download the OverDrive app onto 
your device. Click on the book you want to download and follow the prompts. If you need further assistance click here.

 

6th Grade Orientation


Welcome 6th grade students! Orientation will be held on Wed. August 20th, please see the attached letter for more information.
 Please contact Tracy Baker at tbaker@mnsd.org or Kathy Fernandez at kfernandez@mnsd.org to let us know if you will be able to attend. You can also call 610-359-4320.

Special Voting Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill an anticipated Board vacancy, to accept a Board member’s resignation, and to appoint a new Board member.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest & resume to the President of the Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, C/O Administration Building, 40 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073 or fax to 610.723.3340 by TUESDAY AUGUST 12, 2014.

Web site maintenance

Our web hosting provider will be performing maintenance on their systems on July 26th starting at 11PM and ending at 2AM.  During this time, the district website as well as the school pages will be unavailable.

Marple Newtown School Board Special Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA for the purpose of approving Human Resource Motions and any other business that comes before the board.  The public is encouraged to attend.  Click here to view the agenda

School Supply Lists

2014-15 School Supply lists

* We would appreciate it if all students would bring in 2 boxes of tissues for their homeroom teacher each marking period. 

EdFlex Waiver of Title I Eligibility

Marple Newtown School District has applied for an EdFlex Waiver of Title I Eligibility for Culbertson School and its surrounding attendance area. Upon federal and state approval of the waiver request, we will continue to operate a Title I program at Culbertson and St. Anastasia Schools.

Marple Library offers many summer services Marple Library offers many summer services

Marple Public Library offers great educational programs and services to support MNSD and education this summer!
Check out ways the  Marple library can contribute to a great summer without losing all the knowledge gained during the school year! Click here for the Marple Library Website.

Notice of Intent to Adopt Final 2014-2015 Budget

The Marple Newtown Board School of Directors is scheduled to adopt its 2014-2015 final budget at the regular Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. prevailing time, in the Board Room, on the second floor of the District Administration Building, located at 38 Medial Line Road, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073. The proposed final budget is available for inspection at in the district’s Administration Building, Suite 210, Monday through Friday 8:00am until 4:00pm, and by accessing the district’s website here:  Proposed Final Budget.

The budget may be amended before final adoption.

Joseph J. Driscoll
Business Administrator/School Board Secretary

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

8th Grade Promotion

 

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Dress Code

The promotion ceremony is a special event for our 8th grade students and their family.  We ask for parent’s cooperation guiding their child to dress appropriately for the occasion.  We suggest boys wear a collared or polo style shirt and neat pants or slacks and girls wear pants or capris or an appropriate length dress or skirt.  Please refer to the dress code policy below for more specific guidelines

Below is a guideline for student dress.

All School Dress Code Policy is in effect except for shoes.

No shower shoes or flip flops can be worn; slip on dress shoes can be worn.

 

The following is a list of guidelines for this dress code policy:

  • All clothing shall be neat, clean and in proper repair.
  • Students shall not wear midriffs, tube tops, halter tops, or any tops not covering the shoulders (a cover up or shawl can be worn to cover the shoulders).
  • Garments with exposed midriffs, tube tops, halter tops, or which are inappropriately low cut are not acceptable.
  • All shirts must be long enough that they can be worn tucked in.
  • Form fitting shorts or pants worn as outer garments (e.g. elastic, spandex) are not acceptable.
  • Clothing must cover all undergarments.
  • Shorts/skirts/skorts should be long enough to so that the hem must be at least fingertip length when the arms are fully extended at the sides.
  • No cut offs can be worn.
  • Footwear must be worn at all times.  (NO shower shoes or flip-flops)
  • Cellular phones and electronic devices should be left at home for the day.
Congratulations to Young Author Winner Samantha Checchia Congratulations to Young Author Winner Samantha Checchia

Congratulations to Young Author Winner Samantha Checchia with her teacher Mrs. Cynthia Petty.

School Board Vacancy Special Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill the Board vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. James Lanzalotto.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest & resume to the President of the Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, C/O Administration Building, 40 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073 or fax to 610.723.3340 by FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014.

Lost and Found

Attention all Paxon Hollow parents and students:  The lost and found outside of Mr. Gretchen’s office has an abundance of clothing, sneakers, boots and personal items.  If you are missing anything, please feel free to stop by to claim lost items.  All items that are not claimed by June 18th will be donated to charity. 

2015 PEEC Fundrasier

Paxon Hollow is holding a fundraiser to support the 2015 PEEC trip at Freddy’s Steakburgers on Monday, June 16.  All you have to do is eat at Freddy’s on Monday and mention Paxon Hollow so that Paxon can receive 15% of the sales.  The students have a half day on Monday, so they can also support the school by going for lunch and mentioning Paxon Hollow. 

Please spread the word to your family and friends through email or social media. Thank you for your support!

Physicals for 2014-15 at Paxon Hollow June 17th 11:30-1:30

Bryn Mawr Family Practice will be at Paxon Hollow Middle School on Tuesday, June 17th, from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm to administer sports’ physicals for 2014-2015.  These exams will cover student athletes for the entire 2014-2015 school year, unless an injury would occur at some point after the exam.  Students will need to report to the Paxon Hollow gym at 11:30 on 6/17 and exams will be administered in the gym area.  Parents can pick up their children at Paxon Hollow once they have received their examination.  Cost of the physicals will be $10 per student and cash is recommended.   

 

Central League Scholar-Athlete Awards Central League Scholar-Athlete Awards

Congratulations to Alaina Sosangelis and Jack Molinaro for receiving the Central League Scholar-Athlete Awards for Paxon Hollow.

2014-2015 School Board Approved Calendar
GOLF CLUB

Attention all members of the golf club.  In the event of poor weather, please have your parents contact the Paxon Hollow Country Club pro shop in order to make sure we are still having golf club.  The number for the pro shop is located below.

610-353-0220 – Paxon Hollow Pro Shop

Music Department Trip (Dorney)

Attention all Band, Orchestra, Chorus and Color Guard members~ Due to the inclimate weather forcasted for tomorrow, the Band, Orchestra, Chorus, and Color Guard trip to Dorney Park scheduled for Friday, May 16th has be REVISED.  All students going on the trip are to report at 7:30AM.  All chorus members not in Band, Orchestra, or Color Guard are to report to the Choir Room.  All other students should report to the Auditorium.  You will be performing for the judges as originall scheduled.  Please make sure that you bring money for lunch.

Cheerleading Tryouts and Forms
Sports

7th grade boys Lacrosse and 7th grade boys Baseball have been cancelled for today, Monday, May 12th.

 

8th grade group picture

Attention 8th grade parents ~ This morning in homeroom the 8th grade students were given information regarding the 8th grade group picture.  The picture will be taken on Thursday, May 8th during homeroom.  If you would like to purchase this picture please make sure that your student has the picture envelope with them along with the payment on Thursday.  The cost of the picture is $16.00.  If you would like to order online please go to  MYLIFETOUCH.COM   Paxon Hollow ID JL763869RO

Barnes & Noble Book Fair - Summer Reading

It's not too late to support your school library. You can still support us by shopping online at BN.COM/bookfairs through May 25th by entering Bookfair ID 111361953 at checkout.

Vouchers for the Bookfair may be printed here.

Sports

7th and 8th grade baseball:  The game today, April 5th vs. Welsh Valley as been cancelled.  There will have practice today after school and the game will be played tomorrow after school.

Sports

All games and practices have been cancelled for today, Wednesday, April 30th.

PLEASE NOTE:  Pictures for 8th grade sofball and 8th grade baseball teams have also been cancelled and rescheduled for May 6th. 

Art Show and Concert

Thursday May 1st is the PH Art Show and Concert starting at 6:00 pm. Come out and support the Arts! 

Sports

All games have been cancelled for today, Tuesday, April 29th.  Pictures will still be taken today for all teams with the exception of 8th grade baseball and softball, those pictures will be taken on Wednesday

MN Music Parents Present the Steinway Concert Weekend
Sports

All practices have been cancelled for today, Tuesday, April 15 and tomorrow, April 16th.

Sports

All games and practices have been cancelled today, Monday, April 7th.

Letter Day

Today is Friday, April 4th, it is "F" Day

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, April 3rd, it is "E" Day

Sports

All outdoor sports practices are cancelled until further notice

The Boys track meet will still be held today

The Girls track will practice indoors today until 4:30

MNSD Hosts Harlem Wizards MNSD Hosts Harlem Wizards

A fun night was had by all as the MNSD Allstars vs. the Harlem Wizards (#slamtastic) took to the court! 

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, April 2nd, it is "D" Day

Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, April 1st, it is "C" Day

DCIU 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Month Resource Fair

Thursday, April 24th, 5-7:00 pm Please see the attached flyer

Letter Day

Today is March 31st, it is "B" Day

Sports

Girls Lacrosse will have practice today until 4PM in the Auxiliary Gym

Boys lacrosse has been cancelled for today

7th & 8th Grade Softball is cancelled today

Boys and Girls track teams will practice at the High School until 5:00

7th Grade Baseball is cancelled today

Letter Day

Today is Friday, March 28th, it is "A" Day

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, March 27th, it is "F" Day

Order your Yearbook by May 2nd

It's that time of year to order your yearbook.  You can go online at ybpay.lifetouch.com -  enter code #1199814.

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, March 26th, it is "E" Day

Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, March 25th, it is "D" Day

Letter Day

Today is Monday, March 24th, it is "C" Day

Reminder:  Monday, March 24 through Monday, March 31 are the testing days for the mathematics and reading PSSA.  Click here to review information provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education concerning the PSSA.

MN Alumni holding Food Drive Sunday 3/23 at PHCC.

Lindsay Banes and Autefeh Ahmadi will hold a Food Drive Sunday, March 23 at Paxon Hollow Country Club to benefit Philabundance. The drive will be held in the lobby from noon to 3 p.m.

Letter Day

Today is Friday, March 21st, it is "B" Day

POTTERTHON

The 1st annual Potter Cup Dance Marathon will be held at Paxon Hollow Middle School on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  This dance marathon is an event that will raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The students who choose to participate in this event will need to stay on their feet for at least two hours. There will be food, fun, and lots of games and prizes. 

Permission form attached. 

Watch the Video! 

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, March 20th, it is "A" Day

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, March 19th, it is "F" Day

Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, March 18th, it is "E" Day

 

MNSD Two Hour Delay

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay today Monday March 17th.  

Kindergarten students should follow this modified schedule for Monday March 17th:

AM Session:  11:00AM to 12:30PM
PM Session:  1:15PM to 2:45PM

Letter Day

Today is Friday, March 14th, it is "C" Day

Pennies for Pasta fundraiser for Lukemia Lymphoma Society
Letter Day

Today is Thursday, March 13th, it is "B" Day

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, March 12th, it is "A" Day

Letter day

Today is Tuesday, March 11th, it is "F" day

Letter Day

Today is Monday, March 10th, it is "E" Day

Letter Day

Today is Friday, March 7th, it is "D" Day

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, March 6th, it is "C" Day

Shrek! The Musical Shrek! The Musical
The MN Performing Arts Center presents Shrek! The Musical. A delight for the whole family, this musical based on the beloved Dreamworks film character and William Steig’s 1990s book will charm even the hardest ogre-ness out of everyone.   Click here for more details.  
 
Performances are March 14-15 at 7:30 with a 2PM Matinee on March 15.
Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, March 5th, it is "B" Day

Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, March 4th, it is "A" Day

Y-Kiki Reading Café open in March

Y-Kiki Reading Café

For the month of March, in celebration of Read Across America

Sign up following the Link to the Left.

MNSD Closure 03/03/2014

Due to the impending snow storm, the Marple Newtown School District and its school will be closed on Monday March 3rd.  All district events and activities are canceled.  Kindergarten registration has been rescheduled for Monday March 10th and Tuesday March 11th at 6PM to 8PM.  

Breakfast with Shrek 3/8 8:30-11:30 am Breakfast with Shrek 3/8 8:30-11:30 am
Letter Day

Today is Friday, February 28th, it is "F" Day

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, February 27th, it is "E" Day

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, February 26th, it is "D" Day

Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, February 25th, it is "C" Day

Letter Day

Today is Monday, February 24th it is "B" Day

 2nd Annual Indoor Color Guard and Drumline Show at MNHS 2nd Annual Indoor Color Guard and Drumline Show at MNHS
Letter Day

Today is Friday, February 21st, it is A day

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, February 20th, it is F Day

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, February 19th, it is "E" day

School closed for students, Two hour delay for Administration and Support Staff 2/14/2014

Due to the inclement weather, all Marple Newtown School District Schools will be closed for students.  Administration and support staff will start on a two hour delay, Friday February 14th. 

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, February 13th, it is "D" Day

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, February 12th, it is "C" Day

Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, February 11th, it is "B" Day

Letter Day

Today is Monday, February 10th, it is "A" Day

Russell Elementary is open and on schedule

Power and heat has been restored to Russell Elementary School and will be open and on schedule tomorrow, Monday February 10th.

Letter Day

Today is Friday, February 7, 2014, it is "B" Day

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, February 6, 2014, it is "A" Day

MNSD Closure 2/5/2014

Due to significant power outages in both Newtown and Marple Townships, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today Wednesday, February 5th. All district events and after school activities scheduled for today are cancelled.

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, February 5, 2014, it is "F" Day

Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, February 4, 2014, it is "E" day

Science Fair Open House and Award Presentation is Tuesday at 4:00

Science Fair Open House and Award Presentation Tuesday at 4:00 in the library  Parents and students  are welcome after school to view the projects in the courtyard hallway followed by the awards presentation.

MNSD closed due to weather

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be closed today, Monday February 3rd.  All district events and after school activities have been cancelled. 

Letter Day

Today is Monday, February 3, 2014, it is "E" Day

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, January 30th, it is "C" Day

Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, January 28th, it is "A" Day

MNHS "Evening Of Jazz" Dinner and a show Sat., February 8
Letter Day

Today is Monday, January 27th, it is "F" Day

MNSD and Schools Closed for Weather

Due to the inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed tomorrow, January 22nd.  All extracurricular activities and events schedule for tomorrow are also cancelled. 

Letter Day

Today is Friday, January 17th,  it is "A" Day and the POTTER CUP!

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, January 16th, it is "B" Day

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, January 15th, it is "A" Day

Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, January 14th, it is "F" Day

Letter Day

Today is Monday, January 13th, it is "E" Day

Letter Day

Today is January 10th, it is "E" Day

Paxon Hollow Middle School Closed Today

Due to an issue in the boiler room. the Paxon Hollow Middle School will be closed today January 9th 2014.

Letter Day

Today is January 9th, it is "D" Day

A Little Wintertime Music - Tonight 7PM

A LITTLE WINTERTIME MUSIC

Join the Marple Newtown Music Department for an evening of wintertime music featuring the Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Orchestra and Select Choir. Holiday favorites as well as classics will be performed.  This free concert is on January 8th at 7PM in the Performing Arts Center. 

Letter Day

Today is January 8th, it is "C" Day

Marple Newtown School Board Special Meeting Cancelled

The Special Voting Meeting tonight, January 9th 2014 has been cancelled. 

11th Annual Potter Cup 11th Annual Potter Cup

This year the Potter Cup will be held at Marple Newtown Senior High School on Jan. 17, 2014 at 2:00. Who will win the cup? Can we break our fundraising record this year? Donations can be made directly at Alex's Lemonade Stand - Potter Cup. 
See more information about the Potter Cup! 

Thank you so much for all of your support!

School Closure due to inclement weather

Please be advised, due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be closed on Friday, January 3rd 2014. 

Letter Day

Today is Friday, December 20th, it is "D" Day

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, December 19th, it is "C" day

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, December 18th, it is "B" Day

Potter Cup Forms Due FRIDAY DEC 20th Potter Cup Forms Due FRIDAY DEC 20th
Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, December 17th, it is "A" day

Letter Day

Today is Monday, December 16th, it is "F" Day

MNSD Closure and Cancellation on 12/14/2013

All Saturday, December 14, 2013, activities in all the MNSD buildings have been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Letter Day

Today is Friday, December 13th, it is "E" Day

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, December 12th, it is "D" Day

Letter Day

Today is December 11th, it is "C" Day

Christian Massey Donation Information (UPDATED 12/6)
Letter Days

Friday, November 22nd is "B" Day

Monday, November 25 is "B" Day

Tuesday, November 26th, NO LETTER DAY

Wednesday, November 27th, In service for teachers ~ no school for students

Monday, December 2nd is "C" Day

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, November 21st, it is "A" Day

1/2 Day Dismissal Times

Elementary Schools are dismissed at 12:00, PHMS at 11:30, MNHS at 11:00.

Paxon Hollow is holding a fundraiser to support the Renaissance program and the 2015 PEEC trip at Freddy’s Steakburgers

Paxon Hollow is holding a fundraiser to support the Renaissance program and the 2015 PEEC trip at Freddy’s Steakburgers on Tuesday, November 26.  All you have to do is eat at Freddy’s on Tuesday and bring the attached flyer (or show it on your mobile device) with you so that Paxon can receive 15% of the sales.  The students have a half day on Tuesday, so they can also support the school by going for lunch and bringing the flyer.  The grade that brings in the most money will receive coupons for free kid’s meals on their next purchase!

Please spread the word to your family and friends through email or social media.

Thank you for your support!

Click here for: Freddy's Flyer

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, it is "F" Day

Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, November 19th,  it is "E" Day

PHMS Kids Helping Kids Outreach "Coats for Kids" Coat Drive

The PHMS Kids Helping Kids Outreach Club is hosting their 2nd annual "Coats for Kids" Coat Drive! Please consider donating any gently used coats/jackets and bring them to Paxon Hollow Middle School. There are collection bins located in front of the administrative offices at the main entrance of the school. The coats/jackets will be donated to a local organization who will distribute them to families in need. The "Coats for Kids" Coat Drive will continue throughout the first week in December. Last year the students collected over 100 coats that were distributed to those in need! Thanks in advance for your support with this worthwhile project!

PEEC

The first PEEC deposit for 7th grade students is due Thursday, November 21st.  You must hand in $100.00 by Thursday if you would like to go on the PEEC trip.  Please contact Mrs. Speer if you have any questions.

Letter Day

Today is Monday, November 18th, it is "D" day

Letter Day

Today is Friday, November 15th, it is "C" Day

Letter Day

Today is Thursday, November 14th, it is "B" Day

Letter Day

Today is Wednesday, November 13th, it is "A" day

Letter Day

Today is Tuesday, November 12th, it is "F" Day

Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear orders have arrived ~    Spirit Wear orders were given out in homeroom on Thursday, November 7th.  Should you experience any problems with your orders please contact Kim Meiklejohn at 610-325-0104.

Letter Day
Today is Friday, November 8th, it is "D" Day.
Letter Day
Today is Thursday, November 7th, it is "C" Day
Letter Day
Today is Wednesday, November 6th, it is "B" Day
Letter Day
Today is Tuesday, October 29th, it is "C" day
We are ONE Proud  MNSD Community We are ONE Proud MNSD Community

During American Education week, MNSD would like to thank and celebrate all the accomplishments of our community. Students, Parents, Teachers, Staff Members, Administration, Community Leaders, Residents, Local Businesses - WE all play a role in our children’s accomplishment in education!
Friday November 22nd
Show your Pride by wearing orange and black!

Letter Day
Today is Monday, October 28th, it is "B" Day
Letter Day
Today is Friday, October 25th, it is "A" Day and the start of the 2nd cycle.
Letter Day
Today is Thursday, October 24th, it is "E" Day
Letter Day
Today is Wednesday, October 23rd, it is "D" Day and Advisory.
Letter Day
Today is Tuesday, October 22nd, it is "C" Day
Sports
Tonight the 8th grade girls field hockey team, 8th grade girls soccer, and the 8th grade boys soccer teams have away games at Haverford Stadium.  The athletes must be at Paxon Hollow the following times in order to get the bus to Haverford.  Field Hockey by 4:00PM, Girls Soccer by 5:00PM, and Boys Soccer by 6:00PM.  There will be a bus to bring the athletes back to Paxon Hollow after the game.  If the athlete is going to go from the game with a parent they must give their coach a note stating that they are going home with a parent and not on the bus.
Letter Day
Today is Monday, October 21st, it is "B" Day
Letter Day
Today is Friday, October 18, 2103, it is "A" Day
Letter Day
Today is Thursday, October 17th, it is "F" Day
Letter Day
Today is Monday, October 14, 2013, it is "C" Day
8th Grade Band
The 8th grade band will not be perfoming at the High School Football game tonight due to weather
Letter Day
Today is Friday, October 11, 2013, it is "B" Day
Letter Day
Today is Thursday, October 10, 2013, it is "A" Day
Attention! Traffic Alert
Commuters who regularly use roadways near the U.S. Route 1 (Media Bypass)and Route 252 intersection should be aware that PennDOT will begin construction on that intersection starting Monday, Oct. 7.  The following information is supplied by PennDOT...
Picture Retake Day
Picture retakes will be on Monday, November 4th.  If you are going to have your picture retaken you must bring in the complete original packet to give to the photographer at the time of retakes.  You can also have you picture taken if you were absent on the original picture day.
44th annual BANDARAMA on Saturday, October 12th 44th annual BANDARAMA on Saturday, October 12th
On Saturday, October 12, at the Harry Harvey Stadium at Marple Newtown High School, the award winning Tiger Marching Band will perform, along with twelve other marching bands, at the 44th annual BANDARAMA. The event takes place from 6:00 PM until approximately 10:00 PM. 
 Discount Bates Motel Tickets Discount Bates Motel Tickets
Homework Club
Attached is the form for Homework Club. It can also be found under Forms. 
It's "ORANGE OUT" time - Youth Night Friday, September 20th

It’s ORANGE OUT time! 
Student Council invites you to Youth Night
Friday, September 20, 2013
Marple Newtown High School 7 PM
Marple Newtown vs. Upper Darby

Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students in middle school and high school.

Morning Signup for the Library

There is now an online signup for students who want to use the library before school -- starting at 7:30 -- through 1st period. There are signups for each of the library computers as well as table space for working. Students should still report to 1st period for attendance, and then may come to the library. Teachers will receive a list each morning of students who have signd up for that day. After September 20, 2013, no students will be permitted in the library without having signed up. Students may of course, still come in to check out books, renew books or return books without signing up.

Library Home Page

The Paxon Hollow Middle School has a new home page.Come check it out by clicking on the Library Link from the PHMS main page.The page(s) are still under construction, so keep coming back to visit.

6th Grade Back to School Night

NOTICE:  The 6th grade Back to School night scheduled for tonight, September 11th, at 7:00PM has been postponed due to power outage at Paxon Hollow Middle School.  Back to School night for 6th grade has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 26th at 7:00PM

Picture Day: 09/12/2013
Giant A+ Rewards Program
Marple Newtown School Board Special Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA for the purpose of approving an air conditioning bid for the Gauntlett Center and any other business that comes before the board.  The public is encouraged to attend.

6th Grade Orientation

Just a friendly reminder to RSVP to the Terri Werner, twerner@mnsd.org or Tracy Baker, tbaker@mnsd.org to let us know if you will be able to join us on August 21, 2013 for the 6th grade orientation. Also, B & E will be here to sell the Gym Uniforms. The cost of the uniforms are $10.00 for the Orange Shirt and $12.00 for Black Cotton Knit Shorts. No Credit Cards are accepted only Cash or Check.

Athletics - Forms for Fall sports 2013-14
Summer Reading for Students Entering 9th Grade in the Fall

All students entering 9th grade, Fall 2013, must select a summer reading book from the Summer Reading link on the MNHS Web Page. Click HERE for this link. If you have not selected a title yet, please do so soon. If you have selected a book, but forget what it is, there is a link on the page which will help you to 'remember'.

Have a GREAT summer!

Paxon Press now paperless!
Music Department Dorney Trip

The Music Department did go to their competition this morning but was unable to attend the Dorney Park portion of the trip.  The students were going to lunch and then were going to head home.  They should be arrinving back at Paxon Hollow between 4:30 and 5:00.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT FINAL 2013-2014 BUDGET

The Marple Newtown School Board of Directors, in conformance with Pennsylvania Special Session Act 1 of 2006, hereby gives notice that the proposed final general fund budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, in the amount of $70,350,000...

Renaissance Field Trip

Those students who are going on the Renaissance Field Trip to the Blue Rocks game tomorrow, May 23rd, please make sure that you wear either your black Potter Cup shirt or another black shirt.  Also remember to bring $10.00 for lunch.

Book Fair

Grades 5 through 7 - We encourage you to take part in the Book Fair at the Barnes & Noble in the Lawrence Park shopping center on Thursday, May 23 from 6-8pm. During this time Paxon Hollow Language Art teachers and Administrators will be on hand to answer your questions about summer reading for Paxon Hollow Middle School.

 
7th Grade Baseball Parents

Today's Baseball game will be played at "BLACKROCK PARK"

Directions~ Coming up MacDade Blvd. from Darby make a right onto Fairview Road (the light before the Blue Route). Go 2 lights make a left onto Michigan Avenue and go to the end, that is Blackrock Park, Michigan Avenue and Blackrock Road, Swarthmore, PA  19081

Annual 8th Grade Luau Volunteers Wanted!!

The annual 8th grade Luau is scheduled for Friday, May 24.   If you are interested in volunteering please click the link below and sign up.   

Volunteer Sign Up

TICKETS ON SALE FOR TIGER FOUNDATION GALA OF THE ARTS

Please click on the link below to order tickets online for this very special event showcasing the artistic and musical talents of the entire school district. 

 

http://www.thetigerfoundation.org/gala.html

 

Committee Meeting Relocation for April 9, 2013

The Budget & Finance (6:30 PM) and Facilities & Transportation (7:30 PM) Committee Meetings for April 9, 2013 will be relocated to the MNHS Auditorium.

 

Thank you

April is Recycling Month
LunchRoom.avi What's New In the Lunch Room

See what's new in the lunch room! 

 

Spring Pictures

The Spring pictures have been received and the students will be receiving them in homeroom between March 14th and March 18th.  These pictures can be purchased as an enitire package, part of the package, or none of the package.  The photographer has requested that any of the picutres that are not purchased be returned.  The return date for payment  and/or return of the pictures  is April 1st.   If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Main Office at 610-359-4320.

Marple Newtown School Board Vacancy/Special Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill the Board vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. David McGinley.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest & resume to the President of Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, C/O Administration Building, 40 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073 or fax to 610.723.3340 by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013.  The Special Meeting will also address any other business that may come before the Board.

Followed by Budget & Finance Committee meeting then immediately followed by Facilities & Transportation Committee meeting.  The public is encouraged to attend.

"Shire's Great Food Fight!" Food Drive Benefitting Philabundance- Food Drive February 25th to March 8th
Breakfast with Willy Wonka!
MNPAC presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
First Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Sat. May 11th First Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Sat. May 11th