Category Archives: Education

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Registration Open for Summer Day Camp at Mermaid Country Day Camp

February 20, 2017

Registration is open for Mermaid Country Day Camp, which hosts eight weeks of camp for ages three to 14 in Blue Bell. The camp offers transportation to and from the camp each day from Conshohocken, Lafayette Hill, Plymouth Meeting and other surrounding communities. The camp has been open since 1995 and offers a variety of activities including: Swimming (including lessons) Arts […]

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When Conshohocken Was a College Town

February 19, 2017

For a few years, Conshohocken was the home of Montgomery County Community College, which eventually moved to its current home in Blue Bell. While this documentary focuses on the college, there is a lot about the former Conshohocken High School, which served as the college’s first home, and Conshohocken as a whole. The first 15 minutes is mostly about how […]

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Superintendent of Colonial School District Retiring After School Year

February 17, 2017

The Colonial Board of School Directors accepted the retirement notice of Superintendent Dr. MaryEllen Gorodetzer at its general meeting on the evening of Thursday, February 16th. “I know I don’t need to tell anyone what Dr. Gorodetzer’s leadership and vision have meant to the Colonial School District for the past 19 years,” said Board President Susan L. Moore. “As a Principal, […]

School Canceled in Colonial, Upper Merion, Etc

February 9, 2017

Schools are closed due to the snow. Enjoy.

News in Conshohocken

Conshohocken Elementary School Recognized as a Title I Distinguished School

February 8, 2017

Conshohocken Elementary School has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Division of Federal Programs as a Title I Distinguished School for the 2016-2017 school year. From the Colonial District’s website: “To have Conshohocken Elementary recognized as a Distinguished Title I School reinforces our philosophy that having a rigorous and engaging curriculum throughout the District makes our schools strong and […]

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Highlights from the Colonial School District’s Community Coffee Hour

February 6, 2017

The Colonial School District held its most recent Colonial Community Coffee Hour on January 31st. During the event, attendees were able to learn about the renovations at the schools, the Foundation and advocacy. Here are the highlights of the information shared: Plymouth Whitemarsh High School The renovations focus on the remaining classrooms, now that the major projects are largely complete. […]

How the Proposal to Eliminate Property Taxes Came About

January 27, 2017 recently published an article on the Colonial School Board’s concern about the potential bill that would eliminate property taxes, a major way schools have historically been funded. This morning, City & State published an article profiling Brain Baldinger, the man who started the campaign to eliminate property taxes, why he believes they are unfair and his proposal to fund […]

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 […]

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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 […]