SPOTLIGHT STORY: Franconia Elementary's Summer Book Blast
The Franconia school community came together this evening for the last of our summer Book Blasts. Over 200 people gathered at the Souderton Park pavilion to get books, eat a light supper together, and then head over to the Souderton pool for an evening of swimming. Children got to meet their teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. Thanks to the Franconia faculty for their support in making this evening a huge success! We're all looking forward to the start of the school year on August 31st! Watch Slideshow
SPOTLIGHT VIDEO - Souderton's Got Class: Salford Hills C.R.O.P.S. Project
Every Salford Hills student helps with the Salford Hills C.R.O.P.S. (Cultivating Responsible Options for Positive Sustainability) Garden. We have fun growing beans, tomatoes, peppers, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, carrots, melons, & more. Our goals are to: provide fresh produce for students to enjoy in our cafeteria, hold weekly food swaps where families can bring their own garden's bounty & trade for ours--or simply take ours if they don't have a family garden...this is a community garden, after all, and to donate excess produce from food swaps to Keystone Opportunity Center, a local food bank. Last year we donated approximately 1,000 lbs.!
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From Frank T. Gallagher, Superintendent of Schools
On Monday, August 31st, the halls of our schools will be filled with the energy and enthusiasm that always accompanies the first day of school. It often seems as if the time between June and August passes quickly. Hopefully, that is because this time was filled with relaxation and creating memories with families and friends.
I am so proud of our faculty and staff, many of whom worked throughout the summer consistently contributing to the success of our school district. Last school year was filled with success, and when I look at the post high school plans of our graduates, I continue to be impressed with the variety of their choices. Whether it is two-year or four-year colleges, military, or the workforce, our alumni do well. This success is most often a result of 13 years of excellent teaching by our faculty and staff.
This year we will continue this excellence as we implement a new middle school math program, an updated elementary Everyday Math curriculum, a Kindergarten phonics program, and the increased integration of technology into our classrooms. All of these changes are designed to help our students achieve in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Read the full Superintendent's Corner