DASD hosts Special Olympics

Downingtown High School West athletes and volunteers cheer on their classmates Last week, Downingtown Area School District (DASD) hosted the Special Olympics at Kottmeyer Stadium, welcoming athletes and volunteers from across DASD’s 16 schools. The event marked a celebration of inclusion, courage and community spirit, as participants with disabilities showcased their athletic prowess and camaraderie. Kim...

Pennsylvania Scholastic Esports League to Host Collegiate Showcase on April 20

The Pennsylvania Scholastic Esports League (PSEL) is excited to announce its upcoming collegiate esports showcase event, taking place on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fluxspace in Norristown. This event will feature several local colleges and universities showcasing the state of esports within their organizations. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about esports programs,...

Berkheiser named assistant principal at AGHS

Matthew Berkheiser On March 21, the Avon Grove School District (AGSD) board of directors approved the appointment of a new assistant principal at Avon Grove High School (AGHS). Matthew Berkheiser will be filling the vacancy left by Gary Benasutti, who is retiring at the end of this school year after serving as assistant principal for the past 24 years. Berkheiser has served in various positions in...

16 UHS students named National Merit Finalists

Pictured from left to rightBack row: Michael Ta, Sreyas Sai, David Hendrix, Grace Jiang, Marguerite Richardson, Lilly ZhangMiddle row: April Chou, Esther Zhou, Cherry Wu, Emily Ran, Sreevarshini Yedida, Bridget HobanFront row: Adhavan Satish, Arjun Suryawanshi, Steffanie Jones, Luke Stokes. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that 16 Unionville High School (UHS) students have...

OJR MS’s Garimella wins Chester County Spelling Bee

Pictured is Charan Garimella of Owen J. Roberts Middle School, champion of the 2024 Chester County Spelling Bee. Charan Garimella, an Owen J. Roberts Middle School student, won first place in the 2024 Chester County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 7. Garimella spelled his way to victory with the winning word “monotreme” (M-O-N-O-T-R-E-M-E). His victory qualifies him to represent the Chester...

Lionville Middle School to perform ‘Annie’ March 8-9

Daniel Wu as Daddy Warbucks, Lia De Ocampo as Annie Lionville Middle School (LMS) is proud to announce the upcoming production of Annie. Featuring Daniel Wu as Daddy Warbucks and Lia De Ocampo as Annie, the show boasts a talented cast and crew of over 100 students. Set in the Great Depression, Annie follows the journey of a young orphan who captures the hearts of everyone she meets with her infectious...

Avon Grove students showcase talent in Winter Strings Festival

Avon Grove orchestra students perform at the annual Strings Festival. On Wednesday, January 31, Avon Grove School District (AGSD) hosted its annual Strings Festival, a districtwide orchestra event with musical performances from students in grades five to twelve. The concert, in its sixth year, provides a unique opportunity to bring together students from three schools in the district: Avon Grove Intermediate...

AGSD’s Senior Volunteer Tax Relief program featured in AARP Bulletin

Avon Grove residents Malcolm Adler and Sharon McCormick volunteer in the Penn London Elementary School library. Avon Grove School District was featured in the November edition of the AARP Bulletin for being one of several government entities nationwide that offers senior citizens the opportunity to receive a tax rebate in exchange for volunteer service. The Senior Volunteer Tax Relief Program allows...

9 Avon Grove students named National Merit Scholars

Avon Grove High School students who were recognized as Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program (top row from left to right: Jacob Akana, Tejvir Gill, Leah Gray and Russell Dunlap; bottom row from left to right Madison Butler, Elisabeth Roberts, Abigail L. Keller and Adelaide Etshman). Avon Grove High School (AGHS) administrators recently announced that nine students have been...

AGSD Welcomes PA Secretary of Education for after school program visit

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Dr. Khalid N. Mumin watches an Avon Grove student use a tablet device to create art with paint. On October 25, the Avon Grove School District (AGSD) hosted Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Dr. Khalid N. Mumin for a visit highlighting after school programming at Avon Grove Intermediate School (AGIS). The event, “Lights on After School”, is a nationwide effort...