Field trip sponsored by ASTM International.
Whitehall Elementary School
Monday, May 13, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
The field trip was sponsored by West Conshohocken-based ASTM International.
ASTM International sponsored a field trip to Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne, on Wednesday, May 8, for 90 third-grade students from Whitehall Elementary School. The students were excited for their first trip to Riverbend, which was planned as part of their current science lesson on watersheds, the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place. The students visited the center’s stream and pond, and learned more about the watershed model, the effects of pollution and macroinvertebrate activity. ASTM International, based in West Conshohocken, sponsors several field trips a year to Riverbend for local elementary schools in the Colonial, Norristown and Upper Merion school …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Parents were alarmed to receive a call from the school alerting them to the letter, but reportedly offering few details.
Several concerned parents contacted Patch on Monday, Jan. 28, after receiving a call from Whitehall Elementary School alerting them to a letter sent to the school that was now under investigation. Parents were not specific about any details conveyed in the call and calls to Maryanne Hoskins, principal of Whitehall Elementary, were referred to the Norristown Area School District. The school district has not returned calls for comment at this time. West Norriton Police Chief Dale Mabry confirmed that his department is investigating the letter, which was reportedly sent to the school from a correctional institution. "The writer of the letter is incarcerated," said Chief Mabry. "So he doesn't pose an immediate threat to the school." Because …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Parents were informed of the incident by officials Whitehall Elementary School who reported that students were alarmed, but are safe at school.
Parents are concerned after a shooting incident near a school bus stop in Norristown this morning scared students who were getting on the bus for school at the time. Official incident reports are currently unavailable, but according to Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono, his officers responded to a call of shots fired sometime around 8:30 a.m. this morning on the corner of West Airy and Barbadoes streets. Police say two black males jumped from a dark green or possibly black Lincoln Navigator and fired three or four shots through the front windows of an abandoned first-floor apartment at 151 West Airy Street. The suspects then fled in their vehicle which a witness reported had a broken driver's side mirror. The apartment was not occupied …