SPOTLIGHT STORY - Character Counts! Celebrations
SASD schools participated in National Character Counts! Week from October 20th through the 24th. Students and staff at the schools wore a different color each day to symbolize the character traits of citizenship, responsibility, respect, honesty, and caring. This is just one way how we show our pride in being part of "A Community Where Character Counts!"
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SPOTLIGHT VIDEO - Souderton's Got Class: Perkiomen Watershed
At the Perkiomen Watershed students are able to see firsthand how the quality of water in our ecosystems affects the creatures that live in the Perkiomen Creek, which is part of our Watershed. Traditionally this has become one of the most memorable and favorite "hands on" learning experiences for our students. Students absolutely love finding and identifying "critters" in the creek. Also, prior to the actual field experience, educators from the watershed visit each 5th grade classroom to teach a variety facts and to do exciting hands on" activities with the students. Students use this knowledge to enhance their field experience at the Watershed. Thanks to a grant from the IVEF, we are able to continue this valuable learning opportunity!
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From Frank T. Gallagher, Superintendent of Schools
In Souderton, we have always believed that a child’s and school’s performance must be rated using multiple measures. By looking at a variety of performance measures throughout the year, the district is able to continually refine and improve its academic programs.
In early November, the Pennsylvania Department of Education is expected to release the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile scores, which provide an academic performance score for each public school in the state. The public will be able to access these scores on the Department’s Web site at: www.paschoolperformance.org. The profile was created to meet No Child Left Behind reporting requirements and to...Read full message from Superintendent's Corner.