Thursday, April 11, 2013
The board stays in-house with principal Jeffrey Fecher’s replacement.
Abington School District Spokesman Byron Goldstein said the school district did an extensive, nation-wide search to find a replacement for Abington Senior High School principal Jeffrey Fecher. As it turns out, it only had to look next door. The Abington School Board on Tuesday unanimously appointed Abington Junior High School eighth-grade assistant principal Angelo Berrios as Fecher’s successor. Berrios will start July 1. Fecher, in early January, was tapped as the district’s next assistant superintendant. Starting July 1, Fecher will serve as assistant to the superintendent. On Jan. 1, he will assume the role of assistant superintendent, replacing the retiring Leigh Altadonna. Berrios is a former social studies teacher at both the high…
Monday, June 13, 2011
About 600 Abington students move on.
The class interrupted its principal a handful of times with “the wave,” several (confiscated) beach balls and chants of “one-one.” Abington Senior High School principal Jeffrey Fecher seemed to roll with it. The 124th commencement at Abington Senior High School, on June 13, bumped 598 students to the level of high school graduate. The ceremony was special for Fecher because the Class of 2011 is the first class in which Fecher had the opportunity to get to know the students from their sophomore through their senior year. He called the Class of 2011 a creative and innovative one—and added that he feels good about their generation … despite the wave, the “one-one” and the beach balls. “Thanks for the slight intermission,” Fecher said jokingly…
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The district is seeking a 0 percent millage increase for the 2011-2012 school year.
In the wake of the governor’s proposed budget, which could result in a 12 percent decrease in state funding to the district ($2.2 million), three Abington School District bargaining units have agreed to salary freezes for the 2011-2012 school year. Teacher members of the Abington Education Association/PSEA, members of the Abington Supervisors and Administrators Association, and the Abington School Service Personnel Association/AFSCME facility and maintenance staff have ratified extensions of their existing agreements—which includes the salary freeze. The Abington School Board passed the motion unanimously Tuesday night. According to Abington School District Superintendent Amy Sichel, the freeze—to which 82 percent of the district’s …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Abington School District is one of 388 school districts (out of 26,000 in the country) being honored by the College Board with a place on its AP Achievement List.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Abington School District is one of fewer than 400 school districts in the nation being honored by the College Board with a place on its AP Achievement List for opening AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher. From 2008 to 2010, Abington School District has increased the number of students participating in AP from 173 to 275 students,while maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher, the score typically needed to earn college credit. Abington School District Superintendent Amy F. Sichel said, “Our novel Opportunities to Learn (OTL) initiative encourages students to take rigorous college preparatory…
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Abington Senior High School Select Choir adds some entertainment to the Feb. 22 Abington School Board Meeting.
The Abington Senior High School Select Choir, which comprises 32 students, performed for the Abington School Board and the audience at the Feb. 22 meeting. The choir performed a Bach piece from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 11 chorus audition material. District 11 comprises the best 162 singers in Bucks and Montgomery counties.