Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Prom season is upon us and Blooming Affairs Florist in Norristown wants to help your teen sort out their floral flash.
You've got the tux, you've got the dress, but now you need the corsage and boutonniere. Odds are your teen isn't exactly steeped in formal wear best practices, but Blooming Affairs can help. The fun florist at is holding a Pre-Prom Bash today from 3 to 8 p.m. in their shop at 803 Sterigere Street in Norristown. Professionals will be on hand to help prom-goers make the best match with dresses and some of the more unique designs will be on display for the fashion forward teens. Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be available. Blooming Affairs recommends you bring your dress or a swatch to help with coordinating colors and invite mom along too for the fun. Call them 610-272-6088 for more information and like their Facebook page for …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The local art show features high school students from all over Montgomery County.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The names have changed but the goal is the same.
Eight short years ago the Greater Norristown PAL wrestling team started out. They didn't have mats; they had to borrow them. They didn't have any singlets or t-shirts; they wore leftover LaCross t-shirts and shorts until their singlets finally arrived. What they did have was a handful of kids with guts and determination. That handful of kids from the original team are now helping to power their varsity teams. Some are in college. Marcus Robbins is at Clarion. Dan Gallagher is at Penn. Jim Gallagher is at Albright. Tyree Gardner is at Kutztown. A few current seniors are looking to join their peers soon. Just as some things have changed, some things have stayed the same. The Springer brothers have been replaced by the Avellino brothers. …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wrestlers use falls as favorite route to victory.
Norristown Area High School has the biggest high school mat in the state and perhaps the country. A 60 ft wide circle has a lot of room to run, but not much room to hide. For the past 10 years or so it has been affectionately known as "The Ocean.” The 2012 Edition of the Eagles is like a group of assassins, always looking for the pin and they usually get what they want. Mix the skills with the vast open area of the “Ocean” and it spells disastrous outcomes for visiting teams. Plymouth-Whitemarsh visited a couple of weeks ago and found the water in the “Ocean” quite rough. Norristown recorded 6 pins and 3 forfeits on the way to a 54-21 victory. It actually took longer to put the mat away than to wrestle the match. Recording wins were: …
Friday, December 9, 2011
The boy will face a Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy for allegedly hitting another 14-year-old student in the face with a 9-inch wrench.
According to The Times Herald, the 14-year-old Norristown Area High School who allegedly hit another 14-year-old student in the face with a wrench is scheduled to appear before Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy next week to answer assault and other charges against him. The incident happened on Friday, Dec. 2, just before 7:30 a.m. at the high school. It remains unclear what provoked the attack. The victim was flown to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment, but the extent of his injuries have not yet been reported. According to The Herald, the student being charged in the attack is curently being held at the Montgomery County Youth Center until the hearing. Read more about this incident here.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
The 14-year-old victim was flown to CHOP for treatment.
According to The Times Herald, a 14-year-old Norristown Area High School Student assaulted another student, also 14, just outside the school at around 7:20am on Friday, Dec. 2. The attacker allegedly hit the other boy in the face with a nine-inch wrench. The victim was flown by medevac to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for what police say is most likely a broken orbital bone. It is unclear what provoked the attack, but police are charging the boy with aggravated asault and related offenses. Read more about the incident on The Herald's website.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Eagles beat the Trojans 3-0 on Monday.
Friday, September 2, 2011
The archdiocese and the teacher's union have been in negotiating a new contract for teachers since early spring.
Teachers in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia say contract negotiations aren't at an impasse because they are asking for more, they say they're just attempting to maintain what they already have. "They want to get rid of seniority, tenure, job security basically," Chuck Penepresso, a teacher at Archbishop Ryan and member of the negotiating team for the teachers said Tuesday at a rally outside the Archdioceses headquaters on 17th Street in Philadelphia. "We're not even talking about medical and pay." Teachers were also worried about losing their jobs if it is announced that more schools will be closing this year, increasing class sizes, the hiring of part-time teachers who will not work under contract and may take positions away as well as a…
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Norristown Area School District and Modell's Sporting Goods have teamed up to raise money for the new athletic field.
Norristown Area School District and Modell’s Sporting Goods have partnered to raise money for the district's new athletic field. Just use the coupon in our PDF section and you can save 15% off your purchase at Modell's. While you are saving money, NASD is raising money. Modell’s has agreed to donate 5% of the sales made from Aug. 12 to Sept. 8, during “Team Weeks” to the NASD. Make sure to say you are from Norristown Area School District when you make your purchase at either the King of Prussia, Exton or Montgomery locations and 5% goes back to the district whether you use the coupon or not. Feel free to share this coupon with your family, friends and neighbors.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Norristown Area High School's new principal, Jeffrey R. Smith, is ready to take on his new role.
Jeffrey R. Smith is sounding a somewhat cautious note as he familiarizes himself in his new role as principal at Norristown Area High School. The 40-year-old Malvern resident has replaced Rachel Holler, who took an administrative position at the Quakertown Community School District in Bucks County. July 18 was Smith’s first day on the job. Smith was formerly the assistant principal of student affairs at Radnor High School. He was responsible for conducting teacher observations in accordance with the school district’s professional appraisal plan, student discipline, coordinating standardized testing and assisting in development of the master schedule. In addition to serving as assistant principal at Radnor for four years, Smith taught …