Notes from UDSD Board of School Directors Meeting
After-school activities return to Maple Glen Elementary; UDHS students receive art awards
Honors and recognition highlighted Monday night's Upper Dublin Board of School Directors meeting at Maple Glen Elementary, with students and teachers alike receiving various awards for their passion and efforts.
Michael Tancredi, who is a third-grade teacher at Maple Glen Elementary, was the regional winner for the Barnes and Noble "My Favorite Teacher" award, which recognizes teachers who exhibit tremendous leadership and a commitment to education.
In addition to Tancredi, a trio of Upper Dublin High School art students received awards in the 25th-annual PSEA "Touch the Future" art show.
UDHS junior Julianne Santiago won the Three-Dimensional Mixed Media award for her "Heart Made of Wood" project, Kelly Toner won an award for digital photography and Chelsea Eyer won the Juror's Prize for her "Castle Jewelry Box".
A total of 25 schools throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties competed in the "Touch the Future" contest, resulting in 855 entries made by 225 students.
Maple Glen resumes after-school activities
Thanks to the efforts of the PTO and principal Timothy Bickhart, after-school activities have resumed at Maple Glen Elementary.
"We've brought after-school activities back to Maple Glen," said Michele Gamburg, co-president of the Maple Glen PTO. "We've had a huge turnout, and people are very excited about having all these different activities available to their kids. It's been a wonderful opportunity for the children."
According to Bickhart, the school now offers between 10 and 15 after-school activities, which include art, chess and karate.
"Every child can continue their day and explore some new topics that they find interesting," said Bickhart.
The Upper Dublin High School cafeteria will play host to a series of upcoming school district meetings, starting with a special finance and budget meeting on Monday, March 26th at 6 p.m.
The April work session meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 9th at 6 p.m., and the April Board of School Directors Legislative Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 16th at 7 p.m.