Southeast Delco School District
Board & Community Update
Academy Park Graduation
Academy Park High School held its 32nd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 13th at Neumann University. Class Valedictorian Odion Asikhia and Salutatorian Soraya Brown gave speeches offering their wisdom and encouragement, as did Assistant Principal Mr. Jeffrey Esposito, Principal Dr. Edward Small, Superintendent Dr. Stephen Butz, and Board President Mrs. Dorothy Gallagher.
Odion Asikhia, Valedictorian
Soraya Brown, Salutatorian
The entire Southeast Delco community congratulates our 2014 graduates and wishes them great happiness and success as they continue their journey.
The district will host a dinner to celebrate and recognize sixteen retiring employees and their 404 combined years of service to Southeast Delco School District. The dinner will be held at 5:00 PM, prior to the Committee of the Whole meeting on Thursday, June 19th. Board members are invited to join with district administrators to commemorate this milestone event.
Professional Staff Support Staff
Ms. Barbara Adams Mr. James Asbury
Ms. Phyllis Barsky Ms. Karen Kelly-Barlup
Ms. Linda Batory Ms. Emma Locke
Mr. Stephen Herd Ms. Regina Murphy
Ms. Kathy Irons Mr. Lawrence Oliveri
Ms. Elizabeth Schellinger Mr. Thomas Orlando
Ms. Harriet Stokes Ms. Joyce Payton
Ms. Christine Wood Mr. Robert Sutton
The 2014-2015 General Fund Budget was unanimously approved at the May 22, 2014, Board of School Directors meeting. The budget included a 3% tax increase, which was below Southeast Delco’s Act 1 Index rate of 3.1%. The millage rate, as of July 1, 2014, will be 38.4034. Each Homestead approved property will receive a Homestead tax reduction of $346.52. The reduction will be reflected on the school real estate tax bill.
The 21st Century tutoring program has come to a close for the 2013 / 2104 school year. Students in grades K through 12 finished their school year program with wrap-up events, which concluded their tutoring and recreation experiences. Students will now be eligible for our summer program for which we are finalizing enrollments.
For the upcoming school year, only Cohort 6A that serves students in grades 6 through 12, remains. The focus of that program is STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The state will release Cohort 7 this fall. The district will be applying for and hopes to be awarded a grant to continue to fund afterschool activities for district students. We will share information on Cohort 7 as it becomes available.
Re-registration for Students Entering Grades 3, 6, and 9 in September 2014
Southeast Delco School District is requiring all parents of students who will be entering grades 3, 6, and 9 to re-register their child before they can attend district schools in September 2014. Parents, community and school board members have requested that the district be vigilant in assuring that only students that reside in the district attend district schools, which is the purpose of this re-registration.
Re-registration will be held from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM at the Education Services Center at 1560 Delmar Drive in Folcroft on the following days:
Tuesday, June 17th n Thursday, June 19th n Wednesday, June 25th
Parents are required to provide the following documents:
Students that are not re-registered will be considered "inactive" and will not receive homeroom assignments, school supply lists, or other school communications. Students must be re-registered no later than June 25th. Questions regarding registration can be directed to Mrs. Maggie Contrisciani at (61) 522-4300, extension 5201.
Family Literacy Night’s Reading Carnival
Darby Township School hosted Reading Carnival, this year’s annual Family Literacy Night celebration. In addition to several sessions centered on literacy, guests enjoyed a free dinner and books, and delighted in a magical performance by puppeteer Abby London.
A committee of grades K through 8 science teachers will review presentations on new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) resources and select two science textbook / online series to pilot in the coming school year. High school teachers will continue to pilot English Language Arts in the next school year, along with Biology and Chemistry texts. Decisions will be made in April for implementation the following school year.
This summer, teachers will be collaborating in writing the following areas of curriculum:
Middle School English Language Arts
High School Genetics
High School Environmental Science
High School African American History
High School Careers
High School Advanced Placement Biology
Future Board Meetings
Committee of the Whole Thursday, June 19, 2014 6:00 PM
Board Business Thursday, June 26, 2014 7:00 PM
Board Business Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:00 PM
Note: There is no Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for July 2014.
School is out for summer! Classes will resume for grades K – 12 students on September 2nd.
Extended School Year, Harris School, June 23rd – July 31st
Summer Tutoring, Darby Township School, June 23rd – July 31st
APHS Summer School, July 23rd – July 31st
Southeast Delco School District
Stephen Butz Superintendent
Educational Service Center
1560 Delmar Drive Folcroft, PA 19032