Thursday, May 2, 2013
A school official said the Lincoln Center student brought a BB gun to school, prompting the lockdown.
UPDATE: [03/02/13; 1:20 p.m.] Lower Providence Township Police were called to the Lincoln Center at 2600 Eisenhower Ave., in Eagleville around 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, for what was earlier indicated as a man with a gun on the premises. Several units responded to the scene and secured the area. One subject was seen in custody in the back of a police SUV in the parking lot of the facility. Gary Grenier, executive director for the nonprofit alternative school, told reporters that school was placed on lockdown after school staff became aware that a student at the center had brought a "non letheal" weapon – a BB gun – to school. According to a Lower Providence Township official, the gun was found in a bathroom and the student who brought it …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Eisenhower parents were alerted to the incident by the school Thursday evening.
A Patch reader with a child at Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy was alarmed Thursday night by a call from the school alerting her to an incident earlier in the day in which a young student was followed to school by a suspicious man. Norristown Police responded to the school just after 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 and spoke to the student who was visibly upset, police said. The young man told police that he was walking to school in the rear alley behind Astor Street just before 8 a.m. when he noticed a man he had never seen before standing in the alley near a tree. As the student passed him in the alley, the man reportedly began to follow behind him, walking with a "lumbering gait" at approximately a 50-foot distance…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The girl was hit near Gotwals Elementary, but was not seriously injured according to authorities.
According to The Times Herald, a 9-year-old girl ran into traffic and was hit by a school van early Wednesday morning in the 800 block of Swede Street near Gotwals Elementary. The girl reportedly suffered a scratch and a bump on the head and complained of pain in her leg. She was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment of her injuries. Authorities alerted her parents and say the injuries weren't serious. Read more about the incident here.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Today is World Teachers' Day. Does your child have a favorite teacher? Do you? Brag about them on Norristown Patch!
Friday, October 5, 2012
World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in our community just how great you think they are. Take some time to tell us about a teacher that touched your life in our comment section. Or tell us about your child's favorite teacher. The day also has on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights. Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. This year's theme is "Take a stand for teachers." This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights and the …
Friday, September 7, 2012
A 13-year-old boy is being treated at CHOP after being hit by a car early this morning on his way to school.
According to NBC10, the 13-year-old boy who was struck by a car at Stanbridge and West James streets in Norristown Friday morning is being treated for his injuries at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His condition is currently unknown, but a witness told NBC10 that he is expected to be OK. "He hit the windshield," Trish Celi told NBC10's Tim Furlong. "I held his hand and made sure he was okay." Other witnesses reportedly said the boy darted in front of the car that hit him. Read more and see the NBC10 video here here.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The kids heads back to the classroom today. Did you take a picture? Share it with Patch!
The long days of summer are officially over in our area school districts. Today, students and teachers head back into the classroom. We want to share your photos of the first day back. To add to the gallery, simply log into your Patch account or click here to create one. Click on "Upload Photos and Videos" just below this gallery to add your own images. Share in the comments how your children did on the first morning, back into the school days routine. We are anxious to share with your family, friends and community these stories and photos. If you have any trouble at all, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome back students!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Our Montco Mommy prepares to deal with the chaos that is summer vacation.
I feel like there are two extreme mommy views on summer. On the one hand, you have moms that are dreading the kids being off. They are worried about childcare costs and schedules. They fret them being home for long (read “boring” if a child) hours, with no set goals, homework or routines. On the other hand, I know moms that have been planning their summers for months. They have each minute excitedly planned out for the full season. They cannot wait for that bus to come on the last day of school, and joyfully anticipate spending warm, quality time with their children. I guess between those extremes somewhere is me. I am glad my son will be home. First grade was his first time being out of the house all day long. This September, those six to…
Monday, March 19, 2012
Parents are required to provide schools with an updated immunization record or their child may not be admitted to school.
According to a release issued by Montgomery County, the deadline for required school immunizations is approaching – on or about April 30 for most schools. Parents will be required to provide an updated immunization record prior to the deadline or their child may not be permitted to attend school. Parents should review their children’s vaccine status and if it is up to date, contact the school nurse with this information. If your child is not up to date, you should contact your healthcare provider to receive the vaccine. To help parents and caregivers who do not have a family physician or health insurance meet the requirements, the Montgomery County Health Department is holding four evening immunization clinics for school age children. The …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Dozens of students from our area made the cut.
Montgomery County Community College has released the Fall 2011 Semester Dean's List and many of the students on the list are from our area. Norristown Patch wants to congratulate all of them for the hard work, determination and commitment to higher education. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who have earned at least 12 cumulative credits at the college with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. Here are the students from our area who have made the cut: Norristown: Kelsey Bolognese, Christopher Dougherty, Andrew Drevyanko, Dianne Henning, Amanda Huges, Jocelyn Moye, Cholthicha Ratanapongsakorn, Bethany Rendemonti, Renee Richardson, Niquita Richert, Nina Sanchez, Andrew Spatol, Jamie Stifnell, Laura Stoy and Cristina …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Area students spend a day learning the ins and outs of forensic science, courtesy of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and county detectives.
Students from the Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School found themselves submerged in the fascinating world of forensic science on Wednesday, as specialized forensic teams from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and Montgomery County District Attorney's Office put on several displays highlighting how law enforcement uses technology to solve crimes. "The science department decided that since there's so much interest in crime scene investigations, they would reach out to local and county law enforcement and see if they would be willing to make a presentation," said Sister Patricia Flynn, principal of Gwynedd Mercy Academy. "One of the advantages of today's program is that the students get to see real-world applications of their studies, …