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Colonial School District Looking for New Principal for Ridge Park Elementary School

April 22, 2017

The Colonial School District is hiring a new principal for Ridge Park Elementary School in Conshohocken. Here is the listing from The Colonial School District draws approximately 4,600 students from the Borough of Conshohocken, and the Townships of Plymouth and Whitemarsh in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. We are currently seeking to fill the position of Principal at the Ridge Park […]

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Colonial Community Coffee Hour on April 25th

April 11, 2017

The Colonial School District is holding its next Colonial Community Coffee Hour on Tuesday, April 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the General Meeting Room at the Colonial School District’s office. During the event you will learn what students are learning from student’s themselves. Students will demonstrate elementary robots, lead a hands-on activity in middle school math, and speak about […]

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Among Top 50 Regionally in SAT Scores

April 5, 2017

A recent publication of the Pennsylvania Department of Education details the average SAT test scores for every public high school in Pennsylvania. This most recent data reflects SAT scored in 2016. You can find those scores and scores from prior years here. The SAT consists of three sections, reading, writing and math, each section worth between 200 – 800. The […]

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Search Underway for New Superintendent for Colonial School District

March 30, 2017

The Colonial School District recently posted the below to its website an update regarding its search for a new superintendent. Below is the message to the community: Dear CSD Parents, Students, Staff and Community: As you are most likely aware, Superintendent Dr. MaryEllen Gorodetzer has announced she will retire at the end of this summer. We are very grateful to Dr. […]

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Colonial School District Announces Two-Hour Delay for March 15th

March 14, 2017

The Colonial School District just sent out an email announcing that all schools will operate on a two hour delay schedule on Wednesday, March 15th.

It’s Gonna Snow

March 13, 2017

As we are sure you have heard, it is going to snow here in the Philadelphia region. School is canceled for the Colonial School District and Upper Merion School District in our coverage area. The local municipalities have also either declared a snow emergency or issued advisories on where and where you shouldn’t park, revised trash collection schedules, etc. Below […]

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Original Angel from Broadway’s RENT Visited Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Rehearsal of Play

March 6, 2017

Tony Award winning actor Wilson Jermaine Heredia recently visited Plymouth Whitemarsh High School for a rehearsal of the upcoming Colony Players’ production of RENT. Heredia played the role of Angel in the original Broadway production of RENT and in the subsequent film. Below is a video detailing Heredia’s visit with the Colonial Players: The Colonial Players will be performing RENT from […]

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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, […]