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January 7, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
The Haddon Heights School District will not fight an American Civil Liberties Union complaint about a school tradition of saying "God bless America" after the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The challenge involved the district's Glenview Elementary School, where faculty who are no longer with the district began having children say "God bless America" after the pledge following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The practice took root at Glenview but was not picked up by other district schools.
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January 15, 2011 | By JULIE SHAW, BARBARA LAKER & REGINA MEDINA, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
FISTS AND feet flew outside a West Philadelphia Market-Frankford El station yesterday morning as two groups of high-school students battled each other, with at least one student bringing out a knife or other sharp object, as blood spilled on the sidewalk. Five students from Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School were stabbed or slashed, as was one from West Philadelphia Catholic High, during the melee about 7:30 a.m. on Farragut Street near Market, just outside the busy 46th Street Station.
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January 8, 1993 | SUSAN WINTERS/ DAILY NEWS
Simon Gratz High student Brian Samuels listens to Temple basketball coach John Chaney at a school assembly yesterday. Chaney and other local figures, such as former Eagle Mike Quick, school board president Rotan Lee, Cheyney basketball coach Keith Johnson and Wilmington, Del., Councilman Ted Blunt, came as part of Project PAVE, a program founded by community sports figure Sonny Hill and Schools Superintendent Dr. Constance Clayton to address growing...
NEWS
March 11, 2001
Albert McCarthy did something dumb, the kind of forgetful thing anyone might do, but one that could have had horrific repercussions. It's what this police chief from Kennett Square in Chester County did next, though, that's really worth talking about. Or, to look at it another way, what he didn't do. When he learned that he had left his service weapon (unloaded, but, still . . .) in an elementary school lavatory, Mr. McCarthy did not: (a) Try to cover up the incident.
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December 20, 1987 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
Teachers and students at Enfield Middle School are planning to have a school assembly early next year in memory of reading teacher Elizabeth Jenkins Look, who died last week. Mrs. Look, 55, of Chestnut Hill, died in her sleep Sunday. Terri Felix, principal of the Springfield Township school, said Mrs. Look was an energetic supporter of student activities at the school. Mrs. Look was coach of the girl's tennis team and student council adviser. She was a lover of flowers and plants and helped students organize the purchase of plants for the school's hallways last year, Felix said.
NEWS
December 3, 1997 | by Marc Meltzer, Daily News Staff Writer
The TV series "Baywatch" may have helped saved a young Southwest Philadelphian's life. But the real heroine was honored yesterday. The drama took place on Halloween while Alicia Golphin, a 12th-grader at Bok Technical High, 8th and Mifflin streets, was choking on a piece of candy while sitting in an afternoon class. In a classroom across the hall, chum Juanita Pigford, also a 12th-grader, was working on her computer when some kids from Golphin's class rushed in and shouted that Golphin needed help.
NEWS
March 28, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
Baseball bat-wielding principal Joe Clark soon will be on his way to Hollywood, it was reported today. Clark, subject of a hit film depicting his disciplinary methods, has been invited to perform as a guest star in an episode of the NBC situation comedy 227 to be taped April 11, USA Today reported. The flamboyant principal of Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, will play himself in an unwritten story tentatively slated to have him traveling to Washington, D.C., to motivate a troubled student who has given up on education.
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May 23, 2012 | By Frank Kummer, philly.com
St. Mary School in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, will remain closed the rest of the week after a number of students either fainted, became dizzy or complained of feeling ill during a school assembly on Monday. Patricia Mancuso, the school principal, and the Rev. Cadmus D. Mazzarella, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Church, the sponsoring parish for the elementary school, notified parents of the closing. Originally, school officials announced this morning that the elementary school on Carroll Avenue in the township's Williamstown section would be closed for the day. However, diocesan officials announced in the afternoon that the school of 600 students would remain closed.
NEWS
June 14, 1992 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Competing with more than 1,000 schools nationwide, the Rosemont School of the Holy Child has finished first in the National Language Arts Olympiad. The school has received recognition for eight consecutive years and has been first in the state for the last two years. The National Language Arts Olympiad test, given in February to students in grades four through eight, consists of 10 sections, including grammar, vocabulary, reading and comprehension. Individual students also received honors.
NEWS
April 3, 1997 | By Laura Kay Rozen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The case has drawn national attention. But almost forgotten in a dispute between her parents and her first-grade teacher at Rydal West Elementary School is 7-year-old Elizabeth Makler. Elizabeth has not been to school for a month - not since her teacher, Cecilia Turner, filed a $600 small-claims suit against her because of a ripped coat. Now, Elizabeth's father, Kenneth Makler, says the Abington School District violated a constitutional provision calling for the separation of church and state by requiring his daughter to complete assignments in honor of the slain civil-rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whom he calls a "religious figure.
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January 7, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
The Haddon Heights School District will not fight an American Civil Liberties Union complaint about a school tradition of saying "God bless America" after the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The challenge involved the district's Glenview Elementary School, where faculty who are no longer with the district began having children say "God bless America" after the pledge following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The practice took root at Glenview but was not picked up by other district schools.
NEWS
March 9, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
UPPER DUBLIN Many students at Upper Dublin High School were all a-Twitter on Thursday over "life coach" Jason C. Jean. It turned out that the sole speaker at a school assembly for seniors and juniors that day has a controversial other job. He organizes "adult events," according to state records. Principal Robert Schultz introduced Jean, who records show lives in Dauphin County, Pa., as someone who could give advice to help students succeed in life. But toward the end of the rambling 90-minute speech, students were so bewildered and bemused by what Jean, 42, was saying that they started researching him and tweeting their findings on their cellphones.
SPORTS
September 5, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's a bronze bust of Dave Robinson in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. A small group of Robinson's family and friends are working to see that Moorestown High School gets one, too. The group is raising money for a likeness of the former Quakers star to be created for the high school's trophy case. "Dave Robinson was a great athlete but also a great student," said Gregory Gray, chairman of the fund-raising committee. "We want Moorestown students to understand he was a true scholar-athlete and a great person, as well.
NEWS
April 29, 2013 | By Larry Platt
A little over a week ago, Sam Katz spoke to John F. Street's class at Temple University. Afterward, the onetime mayoral rivals turned political soul mates were seen huddling together for a couple of hours, prompting a cadre of usual suspects in the political class to wonder what they were cooking up. Was Street once again urging Katz to make one last mayoral run? It's never too early for rumor. There is speculation that Councilman Bill Green and mayoral aspirant Tom Knox recently reached an accommodation that would sideline Green in 2015.
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May 23, 2012 | By Frank Kummer, philly.com
St. Mary School in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, will remain closed the rest of the week after a number of students either fainted, became dizzy or complained of feeling ill during a school assembly on Monday. Patricia Mancuso, the school principal, and the Rev. Cadmus D. Mazzarella, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Church, the sponsoring parish for the elementary school, notified parents of the closing. Originally, school officials announced this morning that the elementary school on Carroll Avenue in the township's Williamstown section would be closed for the day. However, diocesan officials announced in the afternoon that the school of 600 students would remain closed.
NEWS
January 15, 2011 | By JULIE SHAW, BARBARA LAKER & REGINA MEDINA, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
FISTS AND feet flew outside a West Philadelphia Market-Frankford El station yesterday morning as two groups of high-school students battled each other, with at least one student bringing out a knife or other sharp object, as blood spilled on the sidewalk. Five students from Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School were stabbed or slashed, as was one from West Philadelphia Catholic High, during the melee about 7:30 a.m. on Farragut Street near Market, just outside the busy 46th Street Station.
NEWS
October 15, 2009
Partisan political protests hit yet another new low recently at a New Jersey public school. Angry conservatives have been burning up the blogosphere and radio talk shows over a song written to mark the historic election of Barack Obama. They view the song as an attempt to indoctrinate youngsters. The song went largely unnoticed when it was performed (and likely quickly forgotten) by second graders last February at the B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington Township.
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October 13, 2009 | By Matthew Spolar INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Burlington Township schools superintendent stands behind the student performance of songs about President Obama that created a national stir last month. The video that captured the children is another matter. Superintendent Christopher Manno yesterday discussed the results of an internal investigation concerning the controversial songs. He and Denise King, principal of B. Bernice Young Elementary School, were "deeply disturbed" by the YouTube posting of a video that featured second graders at the school, he said.
SPORTS
September 9, 2009 | By RICH HOFMANN, hofmanr@phillynews.com
PRESUMABLY, there will be another day and another school assembly for Michael Vick. Maybe by the third time, or the fifth time, or the 10th time, the dozen cameras and the whole circus atmosphere will cease to materialize. Maybe that will be the time to check in again. Because yesterday never had a chance to seem real. It isn't that Vick did not come off as sincere when he talked to a group of about 200 high school freshmen yesterday at Nueva Esperanza Academy in Feltonville, because he did. He seemed comfortable enough, and genuine enough, as he spoke for about 10 minutes, without notes, about dog fighting, and about peer pressure, and about how, "I did all the right things, great job in school, listened to my mom because she told me right from wrong, but when I walked out of that door, I had another side to me, a dark side to me. " The problem is not Vick.
NEWS
May 31, 2007 | By Jennifer Lin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He was "Joe the Soldier" for the kids at Haviland Avenue Elementary School in tiny Audubon, N.J., a hometown boy fighting for them in far-away Iraq. They eagerly adopted Joe as "their soldier. " At Christmas, the school's 250 students packed up boxes of Tastykakes, cards and ornaments and mailed them to his squad of nine soldiers. A big photo of Joe and his men just before they shipped out a year ago hung on the school's office door. And now Staff Sgt. Joseph Michael Weiglein, 31, born and raised and schooled in close-knit Audubon, has died.
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