15Jun 2011

2010-11 school year marks highest level of giving to Radnor schools

Wayne, PA – The Radnor Educational Foundation (REF) announces grant awards exceeding $ 66,000 for the 2010-2012 school year. Working in collaboration with Radnor Township School District teachers and administrators, REF has selected to award grant support to programs that will enhance the curriculum at all Radnor schools.

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31May 2011

Ithan Elementary School Families Invited to Decorate Tiles that will be Hung in New Restroom for Uganda’s Bupala School Funded by Donations Raised by Radnor Middle School Students

Ithan Elementary School families are invited to share words and images of love and hope for Ugandan students at a tile-painting workshop on Monday, June 4 from 3-5:30 p.m. at the school. The decorated tiles will be hung in a new restroom for students attending Uganda’s Bupala School. The restroom was made possible through funds raised by Radnor Middle School students involved in teacher Jodi Sabra’s Uganda Pen Pal Project and through funds donated by the Radnor Educational Foundation. The restroom is being built this summer and will be decorated with tiles created at workshops held throughout the township during May and June. There is a $10 donation for each tile.

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22Mar 2011

With a nearly $4,000 “bodyworks” grant from the Radnor Educational Foundation and elementary PTOs, health and wellness teachers Debbie Keyser, Doug Nowak and Brock Tracy were able to purchase models of the human heart, teeth and eyeballs as well as a full-body model showing muscles, the circulatory and nervous systems, and organs. These models help enhance student understanding of wellness concepts as well as helping increase student interest and understanding.

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08Mar 2011

Over $15,000 awarded to Radnor Township Schools in support of science education equipment

Wayne, PA — VWR International, LLC recently awarded Radnor Educational Foundation (REF) over $ 15,000 to purchase science education equipment for Radnor Township schools. The equipment purchase will include digital and electric microscopes, bunsen burners, beakers, scales, thermometers, an earthquake table and a weather station.

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23Feb 2011

Radnor Robotics proudly and enthusiastically display their winning robot (left to right): Dan McCone, Jake Campolo, Kevin Yim, Ken Delaney (mentor), Abby Sydnes, Dylan Carney and Megan Doherty.

The members of the Radnor Robotics team were finalists at the DockBots Vex Robotics Tournament held January 22 at Christopher Dock High School in Lansdale. The tournament team, mentored by RHS teacher Ken Delaney, included Kevin Yim, Jake Campolo, Megan Doherty, Dylan Carney, Abby Sydnes and Dan McCone.

Radnor Robotics is sponsored by a grant from Centocor and the Radnor Educational Foundation.

Radnor competed against 36 teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. At the end of qualification matches, Radnor had a 3-2 record and was ranked in ninth place. After seeding and alliance selections, Radnor was the sixth-seeded alliance.

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11Nov 2010

Radnor teachers offered new technology and training

The Radnor Educational Foundation awarded a $12,000 grant to Radnor Township School District allowing four teachers to participate in the ACTS program (Aligning Curriculum to Technology Standards), offered as part of RTSD’s strategic plan. The ACTS initiative is designed to expand teachers’ understanding of the application of technology to deepen students’ understanding of academic standards and to support the development of critical and creative thinking.

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26May 2009

Ithan Elementary School has a new bird blind.

Fifth graders from the class of 2009 began creating the bird blind as a legacy project and passed it on to the rest of the students at Ithan. The bird blind was built using six large wooden panels with peep-hole cutouts that allow visitors to view birds without disturbing them or their habitat.

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29Jan 2009

The Ithan Elementary School PTO’s Cultural Arts Committee will host esteemed authors Jules and Kate Feiffer Tues., Feb. 23. In a series of assemblies throughout the day, Jules and Kate will share their award-winning children’s literature and discuss their artistic processes.

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