June 18, 1992 |
Teachers, students and parents urged the Haverford school board last week to restore the double science lab period, which the board had scaled back in a cost-saving move in its preliminary 1992-93 budget. The overwhelming complaint was that by reducing lab time to a single period at Haverford High School, the board would cause students to miss out on valuable learning experiences. The board gave tentative approval to a $36.8 million budget May 21 that would save the district $84,500 by cutting back the double science lab period to a single period.
October 17, 1997 |
For science teacher Maurine Falcone, the first payoff was the pasta bridges. Students at Great Valley High School studying building design wondered who had the strongest bridge, and Falcone devised a scientific experiment to test their boasts. Using a box-shaped sensor that attaches to a computer, she helped students measure how much force each bridge could withstand. This field experiment with lab equipment was an example of what Falcone hopes to accomplish with the 1997-98 Christa McAuliffe Teacher Fellowship.
March 22, 1990 |
A Cheltenham Township student has been charged with putting isopropyl alcohol into a teachers' pot of coffee at Cedarbrook Middle School. The student, a 13-year-old boy, surrendered last week at the Cheltenham Police administration building, where he was charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. He was referred to Montgomery County juvenile authorities and released to his parents, police said. The boy's name was withheld. A police spokesman said the incident occurred during the morning of Feb. 28 in the school's science lab, where the student was taking a makeup exam.
September 9, 1990 |
Looking across the schoolyard at the children in their new back-to-school outfits, art teacher Susan Salvino noticed differences among the students at Media-Providence Friends School. "Some students' personalities are exactly the same as last year," Salvino said, "while others seem like totally new people. " Her observations of changes and constants also apply to the school's facilities. For the first time since 1919, the Media school has expanded, adding three classrooms for sixth, seventh and eighth graders; a science lab; a gym, and more library space in late June.
September 13, 1992 |
Indian Lane Elementary School was all dressed up and ready to go Wednesday, much to the relief of 552 students and their parents. "We're up and running," said Dick Dunlap, principal of the newly renovated Middletown school. "We've met our deadline. " For the last year, contractors have worked under a tight deadline to transform the former junior high school into a state-of-the-art elementary school, with a computer and a television in each classroom. The renovation cost $9 million.
January 22, 1989 |
A close bond has developed between the sixth-grade pupils at Glenside- Weldon Elementary School and their minuscule pets. The school's science lab was bustling Friday morning as the pupils were counting, classifying and separating by sex and traits hundreds of fruit flies, nurtured in plastic vials filled with yeast and blue powdered food. Whitney Hickson walked up to her teacher, Susan Volp, and asked how to create the right habitat inside a plastic vial for a second group of flies.
March 7, 1999 |
Many of the students at the Coriell Institute Science Fair fidgeted as they stood next to their poster projects and cast nervous, sideways glances at approaching judges. Though their awkward appearance revealed their young age, the breadth and scope of the experiments conducted by these 350 students pointed to their sharp wits and budding intellects. Nearly 70 judges paced the Camden County College gymnasium yesterday, taking in research and experiments conducted in areas such as botany, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
March 10, 2002 |
A model student, the daughter of a Nobel Prize-winning virologist and a federal judge, stands accused of burning down a science lab, an act that prosecutors say was motivated by anger after receiving a B- grade in a lifetime of A's. For the last two months, teams of high school students from across Pennsylvania have been arguing this case of a disgruntled achiever in the fictional realm of Temple County before bona fide judges, with local lawyers...
March 13, 2005 |
A trail of first graders holding tightly onto petri dishes followed Sister Mary McNulty down the halls of St. Ephrem School in Bensalem. "She's great. She takes us to the science lab," young scientist Nolan Crane said. "She says 'hi' to us in our classroom. " After the recent lesson on bacteria, St. Ephrem's principal popped into a sixth-grade class stymied by division of decimals. She worked through a problem with them, then said, "I will be back to see if you have it up here," pointing to her head.
September 12, 1991 |
It's not easy to find the Sarah W. Starkweather Elementary School. Granted, it sits in plain view, high atop a hill, perched along a major highway. But from the road, the barn-red siding and brick structure looks more homey than scholastic, more like a townhouse than a school. There is little about Starkweather, the first new West Chester elementary school since 1976, that is traditional. Not the rolling hill setting, not the building itself and not the attitudes of the teachers, students and principal.