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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, […]

School Canceled in Colonial, Upper Merion, Etc

February 9, 2017

Schools are closed due to the snow. Enjoy.

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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 […]