Thursday, May 23, 2013
Marriage, injury and a cancer diagnosis couldn't keep a Springfield woman from getting her degree.
The Inquirer and Philly.com have a pretty great story about Denise Logsdon, a Springfield woman who took an unlikely path to getting her degree. Her road to graduation from Delaware County Community College has taken her through marriages, a life-threatening injury to one of her children, and even a cancer diagnosis. From the article. And this time she vowed nothing would stop her - not even when a doctor told her during a routine physical six weeks ago that a lump on her neck was Stage 3 thyroid cancer. "I told the doctor, 'Whatever needs to be done, I have to walk on that stage May 23. It's been 25 years working to get there,' " she recalled ... Read the full story here.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Find out who'll give the addresses at local college graduations for the Class of 2013.
Here are the Class of 2013 undergraduate commencement speakers for some Philadelphia-area colleges, in chronological order. Information is obtained by the schools' websites unless otherwise noted. Valley Forge Christian College, Friday, May 3: Pastor Mark Batterson Penn State Brandywine, Saturday, May 4: David H. Lipson Jr., a 1978 Penn State graduate and the president of the company that publishes Philadelphia Magazine St. Joseph's University, Saturday, May 11: Elisabeth A. Hagen, a 1991 graduate and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Undersecretary for Food Safety Chestnut Hill College, Saturday, May 11: Mary Louise Quinlan, author of “The God Box: Sharing My Mother’s Gift of Faith, Love, and Letting Go” Rosemont College, Saturday, …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Check out Matt McKeon, the district's spotlight student.
The following comes from the Springfield School District website. The Springfield School District May Student of the Month is Matt McKeon, a fifth grade student at Sabold Elementary School. Matt is a fun, friendly and optimistic student who makes a positive impression on everyone he meets. Matt has been at Sabold since kindergarten as a member of the autistic support program. Matt has really enjoyed his time at Sabold. He has made lots friends, has many fond memories, and feels very connected to his teachers. He especially likes reading with Ms. Romanelli, visiting Shelby the turtle in Ms. Baiocchi’s room, and eating lunch and playing with his friends Colin, Lizzie and Aidan at recess. Matt likes to use technology in school, especially his…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Springfield High School as the #648 high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Springfield High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The …
How do you thank the people shaping the minds of your children?
It's National Teachers Day Tuesday. This is the day to say thank you to those shaping the minds of your children. Springfield Patch asked our Facebook fans to tell us about their best teachers. How to pick one!?!? St Dorothy's in Drexel Hill is filled with magical people. What a blessing! And we have heard the same for St. Francis on Saxer Ave!! Grande Decor, Inc. posted on Sprngfield Patch's Facebook page. Mr. Doyle at Springfield High School. Best lectures ever, pushed us to have creative interpretations of historical concepts. American Studies - best class ever. Matt Radico posted on Sprngfield Patch's Facebook page. Tell us your favorite teachers in the comments area below.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Springfield High School Theater takes one of two top prizes at regional high school theater awards.
After a walk down the red carpet it was on to honors inside for Springfield High School Students Sunday at the 2013 Cappies Awards. The annual awards honor student actors, technicians, musicians, designed and theater critics in the greater Philadelphia region. 37 public and private schools in the city and surrounding counties are nominated and awarded by student theater critics. The critics themselves are also among the award nominees and winners presented with trophies. Before the show at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center at Upper Darby High School, nominees walked the red carpet in formal wear and in some cases in costume from shows and musicals presented during the current school year. Springfield takes one of the Top Two …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Local teachers were recently recognized by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union for the 2013 Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award.
Faith Kearney, of Springfield, was one of the Delaware County teachers recently recognized by the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union in partnership with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit for the 2013 Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award. Kearney teaches at The Walden School in Media. The award, created in 2008, recognizes outstanding and dedicated teachers in the county. A committee selects teachers from nominations submitted by the public and the teachers are awarded $500 and the school is awarded $1,000.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
An Irish band with local roots will be playing.
Organizers are hoping Cardinal O’Hara cafeteria will be packed on Friday. Blackthorn, a local Irish band, will be playing for a fundraiser benefiting O'Hara's new multi-purpose stadium. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. (Click here to buy tickets online.) The concert will be rocking from 7 to 11 p.m. in the school cafeteria, according to the event posted on Facebook. The event is a “Beef & Beer” with bottled beer and mixers included, according to the Philly magazine online calendar. If you’re not familiar with Blackthorn, the band is celebrating 20 years of playing on the Philadelphia music scene, according to its website. Band members Mike Boyce and Rob Dunleavy have Delaware County roots. The band has recorded five albums.
Pennsylvania's Secretary of Education toured the Springfield School District.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The school's spring theatrical production is a comedy that runs Thursday through Sunday afternoon.
The Springfield High School Theater Workshop is performing the comedy Over the River and Through the Woods this weekend at the high school on Leamy Road. According to an announcement on the Springfield School District website: Performances will run from Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28, 2013. Thursday to Saturday performances are at 7:00pm in the Knorr Theater at Springfield High School. The Sunday matinee performance is at 2:00pm. Tickets are $5.00 for students and seniors and $8.00 for adults. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 610-938-6292, or by sending an e-mail to David.Jurkiewicz@ssdcougars.org. If you're in the mood for a musical this weekend, there are two community theater group offerings this weekend in …