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CSD News 2/10/2012

Tickets now on sale for CMS Spring Musical

      Tickets are now on sale for the Colonial Middle School spring musical Into the Woods. The curtain rises on the show at 7:30 p.m. on March 8, 9 and 10. Tickets cost $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-10 and are free for children under five. Click here for more information.


Rosen, Tabachnick qualify for region chorus

      Congratulations to Plymouth Whitemarsh High School seniors Josh Rosen and Charlie Tabachnick. The pair qualified to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region VI Chorus Festival at Upper Perkiomen High School next month. They earned the right to advance based upon their performance at last month's PMEA District 11 Chorus Festival.


PWHS will send 29 students to DECA state competition

      Nearly half of the 62 Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) students who took part in the DECA District 9 competition in King of Prussia recently have qualified for the organization's state competition later this month. The students completed a written test and took part in a role play exercise which was scored by a judge. Those placing among the top seven in individual events and top five in team events qualified for the state competition.

      PWHS students won the top three spots in the Principles of Finance event. Senior Ryan Lunney placed first, while junior Cindy Ly and Andre Harris were second and third, respectively. Lunney posted the highest test score in the category.

      Senior John Fritz placed first in Sports and Entertainment Marketing. Classmate Sami Newman was second in Retail Merchandising. Both had the highest role place scores in their respective categories.

      In Principles of Hospitality and Tourism, Juniors Jared Seiler and Matt Goldberg placed third and sixth.

      Freshman Taylor Mitchell was fourth in Principles of Marketing, while sophomore Griffin Dugan placed sixth.

      Junior Sam Cohen placed third in Accounting Applications, while senior Erica Rosenberg was fourth in Human Resources Management and junior Jordan Wolfheimer fourth in Business Services marketing.

      Finishing in sixth place were junior Corey Somers in Business Finance and classmate Alison Cohen in Hotel and Lodging management. Senior Sami Herman placed seventh in Apparel and Accessories marketing.

      In team events, juniors Scott Leopold and Josh Klempner placed first and had the highest test score in Sports and Entertainment Marketing. Sophomores Michel Barrett and Will Kane were second in Travel and Tourism.

      Freshmen Ani Greenspan and Jess Pogust placed fourth in Business Law and Ethics, while Seniors Allyson Paul and Madison Nagy were fourth in Hospitality Services. Juniors Steven Cohen and Jonah Rice placed fourth in Marketing Communications.

      In Financial Services, juniors Sami Heller and Hannah Allanoff placed fourth, while classmates Jason Foreman and Zak Glaser were fifth.


13 from PW win medals at Skills USA District II competition, three qualify for state competition

      Thirteen Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) students earned medals at the Skills USA District II competition held recently at the Western Center for Technical Studies. Three students representing PWHS and the Central Montco Technical High School earned gold medals and the right to participate in the state competition in April.

      Culinary Arts students Matthew Guarini, Joe Watson, and Duncan Forsyth each won a gold in the event Chapter Business Procedure.

      Engineering students Paul Feight, Antonio Palagruto, and Franklin James earned silver medals in the Quiz Bowl. Construction students Anthony Caracappa and Tyler Lester won silver medals for Team Works. Public Safety student Samantha Bacon won a silver medal in Crime Scene Investigation. Winning a silver medal for Wed Design was Visual Communications student Mike Deon.

      Earning bronze medals were Public Safety student Maxine Bickings for First Aide/CPR, Collision Repair student Ryan Comber for Automotive Refinishing and Culinary Arts student Jessica Leedom for Commercial Baking.


CMS Robotics Team wins awards

      The Colonial Middle School (CMS) Girls' Robotics Team placed second in the Inspiration Award category at the University of Pennsylvania's FIRST Lego Championships on January 28. For the Inspiration Award, the 53 competing teams were judged on how they performed in all areas and by other competitors on their desirability as an alliance partner. The team's sponsor, teacher Chris Brunner, received the event's Coach/Mentor Award.  Both the CMS Robotics Team and the CMS Girls' Robotics team were invited to the inaugural event through their performance at one of five regional qualifying competitions in December.


CMS to host combined band concert

      Colonial Middle School (CMS) will host the first ever combined band concert featuring the CMS Wind Ensemble and the Montgomery County Concert Band on March 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium. The CMS Wind Ensemble is made up of advanced concert band students in grades six through eight. The ensemble is directed by Mr. David O'Neill. The Montgomery County Concert Band is a community concert band under the direction of Mr. Stephen Frederick that has presented over 225 concerts throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. The concert is free and open to the public.


Watch Five New Episodes of What's Cookin'? Online     

      Are you looking for some new recipes for dinner? See what the Colonial Middle School's Family and Consumer Science students are making on CITV's cooking show. The classes are joined by Chef Carol Boehm, owner of Dine@Home and a member of the Chefs Move to School Program, and Lori McCoy, Colonial School District Director of Food Services. In addition to being onscreen, the students also have a chance to work in the production truck and run cameras for the show. Click here to see the series online. Or watch What's Cookin'? at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on CITV, Channel 28 on both Comcast Cable and Verizon FiOS in the District.




PWHS gets ADL grant

      Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) has received a grant from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to present a program on Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Youth Depression. The free community program presented by John Halligan will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Colonial Middle School auditorium. The grant also provides for Mr. Halligan to speak to PWHS students on Tuesday, February 21 and have ADL facilitators train student leaders to be CyberAllies through the ADL's World of Difference Institute CyberALLY Training program.

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