Monday, May 21, 2012
A heads up for those who live or work in Ardmore, Merion Station, Wynnewood, Penn Wynne and Haverford.
The Lower Merion Board of School Directors will meet Monday, May 21 at 8 p.m. at the district administration building, 301 East Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore. View the meeting agenda. The westbound Schuylkill Expressway's left lane will be closed Monday and Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., between City Avenue and King of Prussia. The annual Jimmy Sullivan Walk-a-thon takes place Monday through Thursday this week at Penn Wynne Elementary School. Jimmy was a first-grade Penn Wynne student who died in 1990 while awaiting a heart and lung transplant. Penn Wynne has held the walk-a-thon in Jimmy's honor for more than 20 years. A free child car seat safety check-up will be held on Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 101 Sibley Ave. in Ardmore…
Friday, March 9, 2012
Penn Wynne, Penn Valley registration ends Friday.
If you want your child to enter kindergarten or 1st grade at Penn Wynne or Penn Valley elementary schools next year, this is your last day. The Lower Merion School District website lists the registration period as Feb. 21 through March 9. Merion and Cynwyd elementary schools completed their kindergarten registration in Feburary. In Lower Merion School District, children have to be 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2012 to enter kindergarten or 6 years old by the same date to enter 1st grade. For more information, check the Lower Merion School District website.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Mary Ann Curley, 81, attended Merion Mercy Academy.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Mary Ann Curley, 81, who taught fourth grade for 39 years at Penn Wynne Elementary School, passed away Nov. 9, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Ms. Curley, of Bala Cynwyd, attended Merion Mercy Academy, graduated from West Chester State Teachers College (now West Chester University) in 1952, and received a master's degree in education from Temple University. "A whip-smart woman with perfect diction and a room-filling presence, she despised bad grammar," wrote Inquirer scribe Michael Matza. "A Penn Wynne principal once likened her to Mary Poppins." Ms. Curley was an avid gardener, bridge player and active member of St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church, near her home. She was also a lifelong member of the Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The district had removed a contractor from Penn Wynne renovations in 2000.
Lower Merion School District will pay $3.75 million to settle a decade-old legal battle over construction contracts at Penn Wynne Elementary School, school officials decided Monday. The district concluded mediation with Counsel Construction and Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland that day, and Monday evening, the Board of School Directors approved the settlement. Counsel got a contract in 1999 to renovate Penn Wynne Elementary, putting up performance bonds with the help of Fidelity and Deposit, but the district fired the company "for cause" the following year, district spokesman Doug Young said, completing the work with another firm in 2002. The switch in contractors sparked several lawsuits among involved parties before mediation …