February 24, 1988 |
A Philadelphia adult school yesterday filed a lawsuit against Charles Barkley, contending that the 76ers' all-star forward had reneged on a $50,000 deal to make six personal appearances. "We have been having a very difficult time, if not impossible time, getting him to appear," said Michael M. Goss, an attorney for the corporation that operates the PTC Career Institute. According to the three-page lawsuit filed in Montgomery County Court on behalf of the school, Houston-based Charles Barkley Inc. entered into a contract on May 5, 1986, in which it agreed to deliver Barkley for six days over a two-year period.
September 3, 1992 |
Nearly 60 years ago, the Radnor Boosters Club, a group of former football players, was searching for ways to interest more people in the high school. Harry Creutzburg saw a Reader's Digest article about the nation's first adult night school in Maplewood, N.J. He decided the concept would be good for Radnor, said his daughter, Carol Creutzburg of Wayne. "He went over (to Maplewood) with one other person to visit the school," she said, recounting the origins of Main Line School Night in 1937.
February 25, 1988 |
Classes at the Upper Moreland Adult Evening School will continue uninterrupted. The school program had been jeopardized by high insurance premiums and a shortage of volunteers, but the township Board of Commissioners has joined the school board in a rescue plan. A proposal submitted Monday night calls for the township to provide liability insurance for the school and to provide help in administering the program, beginning with the fall semester, and for the school district to continue providing classroom space.
September 6, 1992 |
Riverside's two-story, red-brick high school building is expected to be open after hours this fall. About 200 adults are being offered a chance to enroll in nine night courses to be held at the school, including aerobics, computer science and small- engine repair. The courses are scheduled to start the first week of October and run through the end of December. The philosophy behind the new adult school is that "education should be lifelong and that the school really is the center of the community," said Riverside High School Principal Orvyl Wilson.
April 2, 1992 |
Learn to cook, dance, tune up a car, ride a horse, fly a plane, fly a balloon, play the dulcimer. It's adult-school season again in Burlington County, time for high school and elementary school classrooms to be busy after hours most weeknights. Learn to stop smoking, do aerobic exercise, use power tools to carve wood, operate computers. The classrooms look bustling, but these are not the best of times for adult schools. "The economy is hurting people. For many, it can come down to $40 for a course or for another pair of sneakers for their kid," said Aleyne Larsen- Craig, director of the Lenape adult school.
April 2, 1995 |
The demise of the inexpensive driver-training program for high school students was made final last week when the Board of Education unanimously rescinded its decision to fund the program for the rest of the school year. The program was suspended last month after the state Department of Motor Vehicles cited the adult school, which administers the after-school program, for not having the proper license. DMV officials told the adult school administrator that because the course charged money, a $250 commercial business license was necessary.
November 29, 2009 |
It began in 1947, with kids at Haverford High sitting around at lunch, spinning records, and pretending to be on radio. Principal Oscar Granger had an idea: Why pretend? Why not start an FM station? FM was new. The first FM station had begun only in 1941. But Granger applied for a Class D educational license, and on Dec. 6, 1949, listeners in the school auditorium - and elsewhere - heard this: "Friends and patrons of Haverford Township schools, good evening! You are now tuned to radio station WHHS, at 89.3 on your FM dial, your own Haverford Township broadcasting studio, located on the second floor of the senior high school building.
April 5, 1994 |
A deaf Bridgeport man has sued the Upper Merion Area School District, contending that the district violated federal civil rights laws by refusing to provide him with a sign language interpreter in the adult school course he is attending. William F. Oehler filed the suit yesterday in U.S. District Court here, contending that the district violated his rights under the three-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as his due process rights under the Constitution.
February 19, 2000 |
John Demby has been named the interim athletic director at Rancocas Valley for the remainder of the school year. Demby has replaced Carmen Cella, the longtime athletic director at Rancocas Valley, who returned to become the interim AD in late December after athletic director Len Grzywacz left for personal reasons. Cella, who retired after the 1998 school year, said that this was his final week in the interim roll and that Demby only wants the job on an interim basis. "John doesn't want the position past this school year," Cella said yesterday.
December 16, 1999 |
The Camden County Technical School Board agreed last night to raise tuition for its adult school by about 3 percent, starting with the 2000-01 school year. The district's postsecondary Technical Institute offers course levels ranging from 12 to 32 hours per week at its Gloucester Township and Pennsauken campuses. For the 12-hour-per-week course, tuition for Camden County students will jump $16, from $488 to $504. For out-of-county students, tuition will be $590. For the 32-hour-per-week courses, tuition will go up $42, from $1,302 to $1,344.