Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Millner and Perry tie for at-large seat; official results – including write-in votes – will be released on Friday.
Running for At-Large Council Seat (Top two make it to ballot) Running for Ward 1 Council Seat (Top makes the ballot) Running for Ward 3 Council Seat (Top makes the ballot) (All candidates ran under both parties - top four make the ballot for each party) Democrat: Republican:
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The board voted Monday night to approve the team's travel plan.
According to The Times Herald, the Norristown Area School Board approved the travel plans for the four members of the Eisenhower Middle School Robotics Team and their two chaperones to attend the 2012 VEX Robotics World Competition in California in April. The team and their captain, School District Instructional Technology Directory Beth Roth, had spent last week frantically fundraising for the effort and given the publicity surrounding the team's initial hurdles in going to California. Parents, district employees and other supporters were eager to donate to the cause. Anne Marie Rohricht, the district's chief financial officer, told The Herald that school district employees and others in the community contributed $2,410 last week. …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The school board gave the students permission to travel to the 2012 Vex Robotics World Middle School Competition in California.
According to The Times Herald, the Norristown Area School Board gave three Eisenhower Middle School students permission to travel to California next month to compete in the 2012 Vex Robotics World Middle School Competition at last night's school board meeting, provided the students can raise the $8000 needed for the trip. Parents and supporters had expressed outrage last week after a blog post by a parent in a nearby school district outlined the plight of Norristown students Imer Vazquez, Francesco Fernandez and Tony Zevallos who were invited to the competition but denied permission by the school board, reportedly without explanaition. School board members and the district were inundated with calls and emails expressing support for the …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Norristown Councilmember Dr. Mary DeSouza offers her support of the Eisenhower students hoping to go to California for a world championship robotics competition.
Friday, March 16, 2012
By Dr. Mary (Mimi) DeSouza, MBA, PhD., Norristown Council First District I was dismayed and disheartened to have received an email about the NASD School Board not approving the application for the Eisenhower Middle School Students to attend the International Robotics Competition in California. As an educator, resident of Norristown and a local elected official, I find the position by the school board to be not only counter-intuitive but actively hostile toward children trying to improve their chances for their future. We need to encourage students in school and allow them as many opportunities to expand their horizons and reach for the stars. Children in Norristown see very few opportunities for themselves in their surroundings; as adults/…
An open letter from a Norristown Area School District alumnus to the Norristown Area School Board.
Friday, March 16, 2012
By Hakim K. Jones, Norristown Area School District alumnus I truly hope that something can be done regarding the Eisenhower students and staff who earned the opportunity of a lifetime. The community, alumni and total strangers have been learning about the situation and are behind these students 100%. They now have support from outside of the district as you will see in the blog below. As a community member and public servant first, I'm curious as to why this can't happen for our youth who've earned it? In being a former Eisenhower Middle School and NAHS student athlete and musician, its very important that our youth have any and every opportunity to succeed. Its definitely a long term investment for everyone! The Robotic Club is …
An open letter from a Norristown Area School District alumna to the Norristown Area School Board.
Friday, March 16, 2012
By Tiffany Pottinger-Sutton, Norristown Area School District Alumna I must express the disappointment and shock I felt when I learned that your board denied the Eisenhower Middle School Robotics Team request to participate in the academic-based VEX Robotics Competition. As an Eisenhower and NAHS Alum and a masters level STEM discipline professional working in the local biotech community, I recognize the importance of giving our youth opportunities to take pride in their endeavors, particularly those that have such extraordinary implications for next generations entering the workforce. Federal and State policy initiatives are often aimed at improving STEM education (U.S. Department of Education, April 2011) and we are doing our country a …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The School Board adopted plans Monday night that include a $622,784 bump in the estimated cost for an addition at the high school.
Acccording to The Times Herald, the Norristown Area School Board adopted three plans from the Department of Education that outline a $622,784 increase in the $3 million original plan for nine-room, three-story addition to the Norristown Area High School (NAHS). The addition is being paid for as part of the $13.5 million renovation project for the entire high school. The new addition is expected to be open in September of 2012. In other school district business, the boardrecognized several area organizations that work with the district throughout the school year. “We do a lot with what we have,” School board President Denise Ashe told The Herald. “We have so many agencies we work with — CADCOM, the West Norriton and Norristown police …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
With all 28 districts reporting, the entire Democratic slate took the seats with just under a 3% lead over the GOP.
The Montgomery County Board of Elections has numbers from all 28 districts and it looks like Democratic candidates Janice Pearce, Laura Diana Rivera, Michael Melnyk, Albert Mauthe and Iva J. Ferrell have won out over the GOP ticket of Sue Christensen, Ken Christovich, Frances M. Cubberley, Christa U. Henderson and Scott Felix. Here are the final unofficial numbers: Vote Count Percent Rep - Sue Christensen 4,310 9.09% Rep - Ken Christovich 4,019 8.47% Rep - Frances M. Cubberley 3,984 8.40% Rep - Christa U. Henderson 4,064 8.57% Rep - Scott Felix 3,982 8.39% Dem - Janice Pearce 5,483 11.56% Dem - Laura Diana Rivera 5,392 11.37% Dem - Michael Melnyk 5,491 11.57…
With most districts reporting, Norristown Patch is calling winners in the at-large and Wards 2 and 4 council races.
Elections tallies are trickling in from the Montgomery County Board of Elections and some local races are pretty much decided. In the Ward 4 race between sitting Norristown Municipal Council Vice President Gary Simpson, a Democrat, and GOP challenger Joseph Epifanio, all the districts in Ward 4 have reported in. Simpson took 726 votes or 69.94% to Epifanio's 312 votes or 30.06%, makin Simpson the winner. In the uncontested Ward 2 race, sitting Councilman Bill Caldwell was re-elected. In the At-Large Council Seat race, with 83.33% reporting, Republican Troy Beane is trailing with 910 votes or 29.22% to Democrat Dwayne Royster's 2,204 or 70.78%, making Royster the winner. We'll have Norristown School Board results soon, but at last count, …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The board also approved contracts for construction and a new district's website as well as some basic supplies.