Thursday, May 16, 2013
Warriors only had one hit in a championship loss to the Bears.
The Methacton Warriors' dreams of a PAC 10 championship came to a close on Wednesday night, as two pitchers from the Boyertown Bears combined to throw a one-hitter in the Pioneer Athletic Conference championship game. Patch editor Alyson D'Alessandro was on the scene snapping up photos from the game, and though the Warriors lost, she was able to capture some nice images of the team as its otherwise-successful season came to an end. Check out the photos in our gallery, and if you have your own, feel free to add to it by clicking the upload button.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Post Prom Golf Outing will help support the Methacton High School after prom night.
The Methacton Post Prom Golf Committee is asking golfers to practice their swing for the upcoming seventh-annual Post Prom Golf Outing. According to the committee’s website, www.golf4methacont.org, proceeds from the golf-outing help defray costs in organizing the annual Methacton High School Post prom. “The Methacton High School Post Prom Event provides a safe all-night celebration to attendees after the prom. Statistically, prom night and graduation are the two highest risk nights for teenagers. The Post Prom Event requires a considerable budget which is achieved through fundraising efforts throughout the year,” states the website. The golf outing will take place July 13 at the Club at Shannondell, located in Audubon, and will have an 11 …
Andrew Lowery of Collegeville, will be attending University of Pittsburgh in the fall.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A reader captured this system, which appeared to be a tornado, forming behind Methacton High School in Worcester Township Saturday afternoon.
Patch reader and Facebook follower Molly's Trainers, of Molly's Country Kennels in Towamencin, captured this twisted cloud behind Methacton High School in Worcester on Saturday. Molly's Trainer reports that the cloud eventually dissipated. You can always post photos of something you see about town on our Facebook page or in our Pics & Clips gallery.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A look back at some of the local stories you may have missed during the past week.
Methacton HS Ranked on Newsweek's Best High Schools in America List Newsweek ranked Methacton High School 680 out of 2000 high schools across the country. Found Puppy in Fairview Village A reader reached out to Patch after they found a female Rottweiler puppy. The owner has yet to be found. Coming Soon to Providence Town Center A look at three stores that will soon call the Providence Town Center home. Firefighters Respond to Call in Trent Manor Lower Providence and Jefferson fire companies responded to the call from a resident who smelled an odd odor in the basement of the home. Wet Seal Pays Millions to Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit The trendy clothing retailer will pay a reported $7.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit, …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Eagle Scout candidate Matt Pellegrino recently organized a troop of volunteers to right tombstones and to rebuild part of the crypt of the first American-born Lutheran pastor in nearby North Wales.
A weight has finally been lifted off the shoulders of Silas and Barbara Land. All it took was a literal troop of about 30 volunteer scouts, friends, family, business owners and community members, some elbow grease and the determined leadership of Eagle Scout candidate Matt Pelligrino. The tripod and block and tackle helped a bit too. "It allows one man to do the work of 10," said one volunteer. "We've done six or seven so far. Even some doubles." Perhaps more impressive is the refurbishment of part of the crypt of the first American-born pastor to enter the Lutheran ministry: Rev. Jacob Van Buskirk. The 16-year-old Pellegrino, a Methacton High School student and member of Troop 98 in Whitpain Township, was re-righting history in The Old …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Methacton was ranked 680 out of 2,000 by Newsweek.
Newsweek released its list of the nation's top high schools, looking at student's college readiness and focusing on "graduation rates, participation in college-level classes via Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, and acceptance into a two- or four-year college program," according to the report on The Daily Beast. Methacton High School, at 1005 Kriebel Mill Rd in Eagleville, was ranked 680 out of 2,000 high schools across the country this year. According to the report, Methacton has a 98% graduation rate, with 88% of graduates heading to a institution of higher education. The average SAT score for Methacton students is 1658 and of the students that take AP tests, the average score earned is a 4. Nearby, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
You don't have to wait until prom night 2013 to share those awesome pics. Share the fun of picking out that dress, snagging those designer shoes or picking out that really retro suit from Goodwill!
Methacton High School prom, the glamour event of the year for students and their families, is Saturday. It's one long photo op, and Norristown Patch is the perfect place to share them with the community. The folks at Three Peas in a Pod Florist in Limerick were busy getting corsages done on Thursday, as you can see from the attached photos - now we want to see YOUR photos! There's no limit on the number of photos you can add. Share your shots from: And this isn't just for kids! Parents, you can upload your "classic" prom pictures. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the left and show off those awesome pics!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The prom is Friday, April 26, and students who want in on the post-prom fun need to register ASAP.
By now, you should have your prom tickets in hand, your tux rented, your dress bought and your flowers and limo ordered. There's just one more thing to check off your prom to-do list – register for Methacton's Post Prom Party! Students (even the ones not coming to the prom) are encouraged to come enjoy the safe, party atmosphere with their dates and classmates. More fun and games, prizes, food, inflatables, karaoke, trike races, movies and the return of the hypnotist are all on tap for this year's event. Parents can complete the registration form and download the parental permission forms online here or stop by the Methacton or Lower Providence Community library's for paper copies of the forms. You can also download the permission form in …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The ordinance, which will allow field lights at Methacton High School, was approved upon the second revision.
The Worcester Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the long-reviewed Lighting Ordinance at a special meeting, April 2. The vote came immediately after the second public hearing of the ordinance. The ordinance allows athletic field lights to be installed at Methacton High School. According to Worcester Township solicitor Jim Garrity, the second public hearing was called due to revisions of the ordinance made after the first hearing, Jan. 16. “When we had the first public hearing of this ordinance, there were a number of suggested changes from Methacton School District and the neighbors,” Garrity said. Such changes included: [The approved Lighting Ordinance may be read in detail in the media gallery of this article] Moving Forward While …