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PHMS Students Win NASA TechRise Challenge  

Congratulations to this group of Paxon Hollow Middle School scientists!  Their team authored one of 57 accepted proposals (out of over 600 nationwide applicants in grades 6-12) for the first NASA TechRise Challenge sponsored by Future Engineers and Blue Origin.  The team (Denali Devonport, Kassidy Smith, Riley Carmichael, Britney Huynh, Kohar Baronian, and Carrie Hodkinson) will receive a prize of $1500 to build the proposed experiment to test the effects of a microgravity environment on the chemical process of paint application and drying.  In 2023, their project will be launched from a site in Texas on the suborbital rocket, Blue Origin New Shephard, to collect data in a microgravity setting.

MNHS Rube Goldberg Club Appears on CBS3  

During the month of October, students across MNSD collected thousands of food donations for two local charities: St. Mark’s Food Pantry (Broomall) and the Greenhouse Project (Chester).  At the same time, all K-5 students participated in a domino-themed STEM challenge.  As a way to join these two events, Robert Speca (MNHS science teacher) created a domino run out of the food boxes collected in the drive.  With the help of student volunteers, the boxes were toppled today with CBS3 in attendance (click here for video).  Many thanks to all that supported these charitable efforts on behalf of the greater MNSD community!

MNSD Health and Safety Plan

The Board of Directors for Marple Newtown School District reviewed and approved a Health and Safety Plan at its meeting on January 25, 2022. Click here to view the Health and Safety Plan.