Category Archives: Education

Colonial School District Concerned About Potential Bill That Will Change How Schools Are Funded

January 17, 2017

The Colonial School District sent out an email today asking for the public to contact their state representatives regarding potential legislation in the Pennsylvania Senate that will impact how schools are funded. According to the email, the not-yet-proposed bill would eliminate real estate taxes and replace that revenue with taxes from increases from personal incomes and sales tax. Here is […]

Spring Schedule for the Adult Evening School at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

January 9, 2017

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Adult Evening School has announced its spring class schedule. The class listing and a printable registration form are available online. New this spring are two French language classes, a first-time home buyer seminar and a yoga balance class. The spring session begins the week of February 26th. Classes fill up quickly so please register by mail by […]

Colonial Community Coffee Hour with the Colonial School District on January 31st

January 9, 2017

The Colonial School District is hosting its second Colonial Community Coffee Hour on Tuesday, January 31st at 9:30 a.m. The event will be held at the District Office’s General Meeting Room. The event will feature presentations on how the school district is creating and expanding space to meet expected enrollment increases through the next 10 years. Information will be provided […]

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Renovation Open House on December 16th

December 6, 2016

The community is invited to attend the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Renovation Open House on Friday, December 16th starting at 4:00 p.m. Those interested are asked to go to the new Large Group Instruction (LGI) room when arriving. The LGI is the former Cafeteria East or Cafeteria 100 located at the front of the building adjacent to Colonial Drive. This […]

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The Colonial School District and Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement to Extend Contract Through 2021

November 22, 2016

The Colonial School Board and the representatives of the teachers, the Colonial Education Association (CEA), have reached a tentative agreement to extend the teachers’ contract through 2021. The current three-year deal is set to expire in August 2017, when the new four-year pact will begin. “I am pleased that the Board and CEA were able to come to such a […]

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Bring a Veteran Day at Whitemarsh Elementary School

November 16, 2016

Conshohocken native and NBC10 reporter Deanna Durante visited Whitemarsh Elementary School in Lafayette Hill on Friday for Veteran’s Day. The students were invited to bring a veteran to school and then entertained them with patriotic songs. The veterans shared with the students details about their military service. Watch the video below:

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Help Colonial Middle School Win a STEM Education Grant

November 15, 2016

Colonial Middle School is seeking the public’s help in securing a $7,500 STEM education grant from the Dow Chemical Education Foundation. Dow’s Innovative Chemistry contest asked students to explain how chemistry can change the products we use every day in the future. Eighth graders from Colonial Middle School’s Technology Student Association made a video sharing their idea for turning algae […]

Great Start Early Learning Center Now Open in Conshohocken

November 14, 2016

The Great Start Early Learning Center has opened at 244 East 8th Avenue (corner of East 8th and Wells) in Conshohocken. The space was formally Conshy Consignment. We had been in the space several times when it was Conshy Consignment, which was overflowing with inventory, so we were a little shocked at how big the space felt when we visited […]

State Provides Grant of $245,835 Towards Construction of Goddard School in Plymouth Meeting

October 25, 2016

Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved funding through the High Performance Building Program to assist with costs associated with construction taking place in Montgomery County. Be Amazing, LLC will receive a $245,835 grant to assist with the construction of a high performance Goddard School in Plymouth Meeting. The early childhood education facility will achieve […]

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Local School Named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2016

September 29, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced yesterday that 329 school have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016. The award is based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. One local school, Saint Philip Neri School of Lafayette Hill, was included on the list. In the above photo […]