Monday, April 22, 2013
The school’s ‘H20 for Life’ club helps land the school the Environmental Community Service Award and $5,000.
The Abington Senior High School H2O for Life Club received the Environmental Community Service Award from NBC, WAWA and the Law Firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP last week. The club had to apply for the award, coming up with different ways in which they would use $5,000 to “promote service that focuses on environmental and quality of life issues.” The club won the $5,000. The Club’s 50 or so members, who already teach a class called “Watershed Citizenship,” said they would hold the high school water summit for at least two more years to educate other high school students about local and global water issues; work with the Abington Environmental Advisory Council to fund additional Riparian buffers; launch an anti-littering campaign …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology and Abington High School senior Erkia Rambo will hold a public cosmetology clinic to benefit the society.
Erika Rambo, an Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (Eastern) Cosmetology student and Abington Senior High School senior, will hold a public cosmetology clinic April 6, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The clinic will take place at Eastern, located at 3075 Terwood Road in Willow Grove, and proceeds from the event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. According to an Eastern press release, Erika chose the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society because her uncle had Leukemia and passed away when he was 40 years old. Since her uncle’s passing, Erika’s father has been donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on a regular basis and, this prompted her to find a way to raise funds. “Running this clinic is the ideal way for me to raise money for a …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The juried art show is currently exhibited at Arcadia University and features 28 Bucks and Montgomery county public high schools.
Abington Senior High School art students are currently are showcasing their work at the 26th-annual juried “Touch the Future” art show, open now until March 14 at Arcadia University in Glenside. The annual exhibition consists of artwork from public high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties, and features artwork of every creative medium. According to an article on Abington Patch, the Mideastern Region of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (MER/PSEA) and the Council for the Advancement of Public Schools (CAPS) sponsors the art show, which began as a way to honor Christa McAuliffe, “the first teacher in space, who perished aboard the space Shuttle Challenger. McAuliffe’s motto was, ‘I touch the future … I teach.’” This year’s …
Monday, March 4, 2013
'A Welcome Wanderer' by Abington Senior High School took second in their category.
Abington Senior High School's "A Welcome Wanderer" display, a take on William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Nights Dream" was awarded second place and class commendation at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show. The annual flower show is taking place now through Sunday, March 10 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Abington School District will place signage on the roads within the junior and senior high campuses.
If you’ve ever walked along the road that connects the junior high campus to the senior high campus … and wondered what to call it, the school board has a surprise for you. It’s now “Campus Drive.” Abington School District Facilities Supervisor Stephen Saile said in a presentation Tuesday night that the district will be naming and placing street signs at the intersections of the roads within the senior high school and junior high school campuses. Superintendent Amy Sichel said the idea for having street names on campus was created as part of an emergency response plan between the school district and the police department. The signs will make it easier for emergency responders to find specific roads on campus. The campus will retain the …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Abington High School will put on ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Feb. 28, March 1 and 2.
Musicians were tuning up and people were scrambling on and off the stage with a nervous energy Thursday after school. It must be musical time. Abington High School is performing “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a musical about a woman who moves from Kansas to New York City to pursue a career in show business. Millie decides to marry her rich boss, falls for someone poor and her boss falls for Millie’s friend. There's more to it than that, but that's the basics. “It’s a comedy and it’s really dance-heavy — dance-heavy with tap numbers,” director and high school teacher Tim Myers said. “Luckily, we have a number of students with tap experiences, but others are learning.” Myers has been involved in musicals at the high school for eight years, and …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Stephen Rowe, a Lower Providence Police detective, was recognized for his 25 years of service to the township; he is a graduate of Abington Senior High School.
The Lower Providence Township Supervisors honored Lower Providence Police detective Stephen L. Rowe for his 25 years of service at a meeting late last week. Rowe's family, friends and fellow officers were in attendance. Standing with Rowe was Lower Providence police chief Francis Carroll and board of supervisors chairman Rick Brown. Prior to presenting Rowe with a statue, which had on it inscribed the township’s recognition of service, as well as a watch with the township seal on its face, Brown read aloud many of Rowe’s achievements and career highlights. Rowe is a 1978 graduate of Abington Senior High School. He served six years as a military police officer in the United States Army, achieving the rank of sergeant E-5. Rowe graduated …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Abington’s Liz Gassman Signs an early National Letter of Intent and Scholarship
Monday, November 19, 2012
Last week the Abington Senior High School Athletic Department hosted a National Letter of Intent Early Signing Period event where Abington senior Liz Gassman signed an early national letter of intent with Marist College to continue her academic and athletic career. Gassman accepted a volleyball scholarship from the Red Foxes. The Abington senior captain was a First Team American Conference – Suburban One League honoree as she led the Lady Ghosts to the District One playoffs from her middle blocker position. Recruited by Marist head coach Tom Hanna, Gassman said she looks forward to joining the Division I school in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Marist College is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Gassman is the daughter of Marianne…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association and the District 1 committee recently gave Abington Senior High School the “Sportsmanship: The Only Missing Piece is You” award. The groups recognize Abington’s administration, coaches, athletes, cheerleaders and fans as “the epitome of good sportsmanship.” This is the second consecutive year in which the school has won the award. Pictured, holding the awards, are: soccer player Alex Pritz; Abington Senior High School Principal Jeffrey Fecher; softball player Grace Kim; cheerleader captain Jasmine O’Hannon; Athletic Director Todd Vaccaro; and golfer Nick Coyle.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Reps from 80 institutions will attend the fair.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Abington Senior High School will hold its annual college and career fair tonight in the high school gym from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Representatives from more than 80 institutions — including colleges and universities, business schools, technical and trade schools and military academies — will be on hand. For a list of the institutions sending representatives to the fair, click the PDF file in this article. There will also be information on financial aid, admission procedures, and career opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.