SPOTLIGHT STORY: Indian Crest's Student Staff Challenge
Indian Crest's first Student Staff Challenge Club was a huge success; over 80 students and more than a dozen teachers showed up to brave the inclement weather in order to play a great game of capture the flag, eat some well-prepared hot dogs, and strengthen the student-teacher bond here at our school. The club will be held once each month, after school, and allows students and staff the chance to interact and compete in various fun challenges! Obviously, one goal of the club is for all involved to have some fun, but we are also hoping it can be a time for some of Crest's kids to get some face time and interaction time with adults in an organized, positive setting. Watch Slideshow
SPOTLIGHT VIDEO - Souderton's Got Class: Language Exploration Opportunities (LEO)
The Language Exploration Opportunities (LEO) class offers kindergarten students an extra half day of kindergarten. Students go to regular AM kindergarten, have lunch and recess with first grade and then come to the LEO class every afternoon. The class offers students a chance to develop/acquire language, practice academic skills and gain experiences in and out of school. The class takes several field trips throughout the year such as, Freddy Hill Farms in Lansdale and Landis Market in Telford. The LEO class has also partnered with Souderton Mennonite Home to Adopt Grandparents. Once a month the class visits Souderton Mennonite Home to play games, read and do crafts with our grandparents. The LEO program has been a wonderful addition for kindergarten students at E.M.C.
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From Frank T. Gallagher, Superintendent of Schools
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it is easy for me to describe how grateful I am to be a part of the Souderton Area School District community. When I use the word community, I am including the wonderful and supportive residents of the Indian Valley, but also the students, faculty, and staff that fill each building with enthusiasm and dedication each and every day.
The Souderton Area School District is very fortunate to have teachers that genuinely care about our students who enjoy learning. Our families have shown a commitment to our school community through their extensive participation at our Back to School Nights, parent meetings, athletic events, concerts and stage productions. This year’s Homecoming activities were widely attended and our community education classes continue to be in high demand.
As our students participated in many different types of fundraisers, our community graciously responded. At Indian Crest Middle School, the first ”Crest Community Challenge” was held and our community businesses were swift to donate to the cause. The strong partnership we have developed with the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce continues to benefit our students year after year.
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