Saturday, February 9, 2013
Assistant coach sent for stitches after Norristown/Cheltenham post-game fight erupts in the hallway.
As the Norristown High School's boys basketball game ended in Cheltenham, the battle on the court was soon taken out into the hallway. The result was an assistant coach from Norristown heading to the hospital for stitches. Norristown, which had already captured the Suburban One title, won the game 59-38. As the players returned to the locker room, things got physical out in the hall, according to a report in The Times Herald. According to the report, the fans of Cheltenham came after players and coaches on the Norristown team. It was unclear who precisely conducted any assualt, but Norristown Assistant Coach Greg Bates was reportedly taken to Chestnut Hill Hospital for stitches as a result. Cheltenham Coach Brian Johnson and Norristown …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Teachers will display their artistic and musical talents as a way of promoting the arts in Norristown.
On Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. the music and art departments of the Norristown Area School District will be presenting the 7th annual "Evening with the Arts" to the school district and community at the Norristown Area High School. The event is free of charge and open to the public. This unique experience allows teachers to display their artistic and musical talents as a way of promoting the arts in Norristown while giving local families an opportunity to enjoy music and art in an open setting at no cost. In the lobby of the high school, art teachers will display their own personal works as well as the art of students in the district. Paintings and 3D art will be represented as these teachers strive to communicate the relationship between mentor …
Monday, January 14, 2013
School nurses have been sending home information about hand washing and sanitizing best practices in an effort to stem the spread of the flu.
According to NBC10, the recent flu outbreak in our area is hitting Norristown Area High School pretty hard. School nurses say the infirmary is a high-traffic area these days. "We’ve just been seeing students from the beginning of school to the end," Norristown School Nurse Coordinator Giselle Knoblauch told NBC. Nurses have reportedly been talking to students about proper hand washing and sanitizing and even the best way to cover a sneeze or a cough in an effort to stop the spread of the disease. They're even sending info home to parents. According to NBC10, there have been 23 flu deaths in Pennsylvania so far this season and New Jersey has reported the death of an Ocean City teen and an 8-month-old baby from Camden. Read more about the …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The former Wanamaker Eagle at Montgomery Mall, once a popular meeting place for shoppers, is now perched outside a Schuylkill County high school where it serves as its mascot. The eagle took flight from the mall in 1995.
Tuesday, January 8
How often did you meet your friends at the eagle outside John Wanamaker's at Montgomery Mall? How many times did you try to drop a wishing penny near it? In 1995, the Wanamaker Eagle outside the then John Wanamaker's department store at Montgomery Mall flew north forever — and it's now perched outside Blue Mountain High School in Schuylkill County. Fans of the Facebook page "Old Images of Montgomery County, PA" recently reminisced about the former popular meeting spot at Montgomery Mall in Montgomeryville. According to a November 2008 article in The Reporter, that same 7-foot-tall granite and bronze eagle is now the meeting place — and the mascot — of the high school. Up until 1995, Wanamaker's did business at the anchor store that is now …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The local theater production company has released a special video holiday card.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Direct from Iron Age Theatre at the Centre Theater, enjoy "Deck 'Em All" – another convoluted carol with musice from Mrs. Lynn Danoff's Norristown Area High School Honors Choir!
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program gives undocumented students a stepping stone on the path to citizenship.
According to The Times Herald, immigration lawyer Matthew I. Hirsch recently gave a presentation at Norristown Area High School on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recently put in place by the Obama administration after the DREAM Act stalled in Congress. The program reportedly offers an alternative to deportation for undocumented residents who meet certain criteria. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the program represents an effort by the current administration to focus immigration enforcement on "public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system." Individuals are eligible for deferred deportation if they: Residents granted a deferred action receive an Employment …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Only a handful of folks are manning the Red Cross shelter at Norristown Area High School (which is pet friendly!) and more volunteers are needed.
Red Cross shelters are now open at Norristown, Pottstown and Cheltenham area high schools and while those in need of shelter are only trickling in at the moment, volunteers are in great demand. Norristown Area School Board President Denise Ashe sent the following plea early this morning: "The red cross is short on volunteers at the high school. The head of the baptist ministry works with them to get people from the community to help. Pastor White just called and said Red Cross needs people from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and again at shift two from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. starting tomorrow morning. (Of course I took the pm shift). I thought this may be a way to show people how Norristown can come together when needed. Please forward this request for help…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Norristown High grad Dee Fichter Cross, head coach of Upper Dublin girls' lacrosse team, has been named to the South Central chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Teachers Vicki Blum and Joanna Laskey have taken over the program, which now has over 30 students participating.
According to The Times Herald, Norristown Area High School's marching band program, which had been suspended in September for lack of student interest, is being revived under the leadership of teachers Vicki Blum and Joanna Laskey. The pair reportedly mounted an phone and email campaign to save to band and enlisted the more than 30 student participants needed. The school board is reportedly relieved by the news, having hoped that the program could be revived in some form. "We never eliminated the funds from that program," School Board President Denise Ashe told attendees, according to the Herald. "We just put them on hold." The board is scheduled to vote to reinstate the agreement for extra pay and extra duty for high school band …
Tours are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20.
According to The Times Herald, area residents, Norristown Area High School alumni and sports fans are invited to visit NAHS's new field and get personal tour, courtesy of the NAHS students and alumni. The tours are scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 3 p.m. Visitors are invited to stay to see Norristown take on Plymouth Whitemarsh at 3 p.m.