Radnor High School


April 17, 2014

 Click below to read this week's news from the other RTSD schools, the district and the community:
From the School | From the PTSA | From the Guidance Office | From the District | From the School Board | Other News
Join the RTSD RSS feed to get district news sent straight to you. Click here. What is RSS?
Twitter: @RadnorTSD | Learn more

Top News

"Radnor Theatrical Apprentices" Theater Program Coming June 2014 Beginning April 22, RTSD families are invited to register for this first-ever RTSD summer theater program open to kids and young adults ages 3-18. More info.

Radnor High School Teacher Wins PLATO Knisely Award. Carl Rosin earned the award from the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization after being nominated by RHS seniors. Read More.

Radnor High School Junior Awarded Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania Scholarship. Grace Mannix earned the Elizabeth Ridenour Somers Scholarship, becoming the first RHS student to do so. Read More.

Radnor High School to Offer Summer Math Courses Beginning in June Local high school students are invited to sharpen their math skills over the summer at RHS' first Summer School program. Registration ends June 20.

Radnor Elementary's SMART Run 5K, April 27
Celebrate fitness with family and friends and raise funds for new technology and other educational needs at RES at the 5th Annual SMART Run 5K fundraiser on Sun., April 27. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. at RES. The race also features a 1-mile Fun Run. Race day events include a DJ, Kids Fun Zone and raffles for camps, classes and gift certificates from a variety of local fitness clubs and merchants. Registration fees are $15/students, $20/adult and $75/family by April 23. After April 23, fees are $20/student, $25/adult and $90/family. For more information and to register, visit www.RES5K.com.

Parent Access to Schoology Last week, letters detailing access will be sent home with students in classes where Schoology is being implemented at the high school this year. Click here to access an FAQ document about Schoology. Direct additional questions to Joan Cusano, director of instructional technology.


From the School

For the April Newsletter click here.

Class of 2014 Prom: Tickets for the senior prom, May 16 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ are $85.00 per person and will be sold at all lunches from April 28-May 2. May 2 is the last day to purchase a ticket for the prom. Payment can be made in the form of a check, made payable to "RHS Class of 2014" or cash.

Post Prom Memory Wall: Parents, please send in your old school photos! See the attached flyer for details.

Gullifty's Post Prom Fundraiser: 
Sun., April 27 from 11 a.m.-closing Dine-in at, take-out from, cater from, or quench your thirst from Gullifty's to support the Class of 2014's Post Prom. Present Guillifty's invitation (hardcopy or electronically) to your server and 20% of your check will be donated to our event. Click here for the flyer.

Post Prom Volunteers Sign Up Volunteers are needed to ensure the Class of 2014's Post Prom Party is a huge success; there are many different jobs to fill - help decorate, run casino games and interactive activities, serve food, check students in/out, set up, clean up, etc. Strong dads are needed too! Click here to select the job and time you wish to volunteer. Any questions, email Robbie Curley or Babs Bickhart.

Post Prom Donations/Sponsorships Still Needed Please help the Post Prom Committee achieve their monetary goal of $18,000 to host the Class of 2014 Post Prom Party. Click here for more information.
Yearbook news for the Class of 2014:  The yearbook staff will continue to accept Baby Pics through the end of March. Orders can be sent to Jeanne Lynam
and photos should be attached as JPEGs. Checks should be sent to Jeanne Lynam and made out to Josten’s. The costs are: full page, $300.00; half page, $160.00; quarter page; $85.00; eighth page; $50.00. Yearbooks are also still available for purchase, but there is a limited number available. The yearbooks are preordered and no further ordering can be done. If you wish to order a book for your senior, do it soon! They are going fast.

Attention Class of 2014: Do you need some help with college expenses?
The Radnor High School Scholarship Fund wants to make sure you are aware of our fund and how it can assist Radnor High School graduates. Our scholarship fund was founded in 1966 as a nonprofit community program to provide grants - not loans - to deserving Radnor graduates for post-high school education in universities, colleges and specialty schools. Click here for more information on how to apply.
A Note from the Health Office As stated in the Student Handbook,students are not to carry medication in their lunch bags, backpacks, etc. This includes both prescribed and over the counter medicines (Tylenol, Advil, etc.). If the student needs to take any medication during the school day, that medicine must be turned over to the School Nurse. Students may then make arrangements to take the prescribed dosages in the Nurse’s Office (x3558) with the consent of a parent. 
Spring Flowers Sale An RHS squash fundraiser. We earn 10% when you purchase flowers, plants or supplies at Taddeo's Greenhouses. Please click here for a sale flyer to bring with you from May 9-11. Thank you for supporting the squash team. Go Radnor!

Are you full of school spirit and Radnor pride? We would love to have you join the RHS Cheerleading Program! Team bonding, a positive attitude and a true sense of sisterhood is our mission at Rad Cheer. We cheer at high school games, fundraise, get together socially, participate in community service opportunities at Citizens Bank Park, Villanova University, Wayne Holiday Parade, perform at a 76ers Game and much more. Interested students and parents can email Christine McGlinn, Cheer Club President, or call 267-226-1617.

Radnor High School Football: Our Annual Season Kickoff Meeting will be held on Wed., April 23 from 7-8 p.m. in the RHS auditorium. We will introduce coaches and discuss upcoming spring, summer and fall plans, Camp Green Lane, booster club activities and more. Open to all parents and students in current grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 interested or already playing football. For more information on RHS football, please contact head coach Tom Ryan at 610-745-8000. If you would like to receive e-mail updates, please contact Gretchen Andersen. Please visit our website www.radnorfootball.com for more information. 

Radnor Boys Crew Club The next club meeting is on Mon., April 14 at 7 p.m. in the RHS Black Box Theater. All parents and guardians are welcome to come and get an update on the crew club activities. For more info on Radnor Crew, please visit our websiteGO RADNOR!

Registration is now open for Radnor Girls Crew Club's Summer Girls Rowing Camp Our girls camp is a "learn to row" program that introduces the sport of rowing to girls ages 12-16 from any school district. Come and learn how to row in a friendly, non-competitive environment!
Registration packets and more information available here.
Guidance Heading

SAT Information/Deadlines: For the May 3 test date, LATE registration deadline is April 18 (mail) and April 21 (phone/online). May 9 is the REGULAR deadline for the June 7 SAT's. Radnor High School is a test center for the June 7 test. Registering early is highly encouraged as ETS will not guarantee your school as a test center. The school code for Radnor High School is 394133 and the test center code is 39-612. Scores will not be reported to Radnor High School if the student does not include the Radnor CEEB code (394133). You may register here. Students may stop into the guidance office to print out admission tickets if they are unable to print them elsewhere.

Transcript Fees for Seniors: Any seniors with outstanding transcript fees will have their cap and gown withheld. Notices have been given to students and/or sent home requesting immediate payment. If you are not sure you owe money, please check your Naviance account and/or stop into the guidance office for your current balance. Please make your check payable to "Radnor High School" and drop it off to guidance.

Request for 3rd-Quarter Grades for Seniors: Requests for 3rd-quarter grades are now available in the guidance office on Ms. Querze's desk.

2014-15 Course Requests: All teacher recommendations and student elective selections are available for your review in HAC. Course requests are listed under student's current schedules. Please contact your child's guidance counselor with any questions. The deadline to make changes if Fri., June 27 by 3 p.m.

College Decision Letters for the Class of 2014: Please continue to bring in hard copies of all college decision letters to the guidance office so we may update your active applications college page on Naviance. If you are unable to make a copy, we'll make a copy for you. You may also email a PDF of the college decision letter with accepted, denied, waitlisted or deferred decisions to your guidance counselor. If you are receiving college decision information through a web portal, please take a screen shot of the college decision and email it to your guidance counselor.

College Scholarship Letters for the Class of 2014: Please bring in hard copies of your college scholarship letters and all outside scholarships to the guidance office (regardless if you decide to accept it). If you are unable to copy your letter, we will make a copy for you. You may also email PDFs of the letters to your guidance counselor. Seniors must turn in college scholarship letters by the Thu., April 17 deadline for your scholarship to be published in the 2014 Graduation Program Book. If you do not wish to have your scholarships published in the 2014 Graduation Program Book, please still bring in your letters to the guidance office and notify us of your preference.
Pre-Administration Sessions for AP Exams: Students who have signed up to take an AP exam in May must attend a pre-administration session in April. Pre-administration sessions are offered on Wed., April 23 at 2:45 p.m. or Thu., April 24 at 7 a.m. Students should report to the auditorium and only need to attend one session. Any questions should be directed to Mr. Lemon or Mrs. Wess in guidance. Advanced Placement tests will be administered from Mon., May 5 to Fri., May 16 at Radnor High School.

The Main Line College Fair hosted by Villanova University at The Pavilion is on Tue., April 29 from 6:30-9 p.m. For over three decades, Villanova University, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Association of College Admission Counseling (PACAC), has hosted the Main Line College Fair with nearly 300 colleges in attendance. Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to attend.

Juniors Applying for Summer Programs/Seniors Applying for College Scholarships Seniors please be sure to check Naviance for all scholarship information. Scholarship information is added onto the scholarship list on a daily basis. Check out the criteria to see if you qualify and then apply! Just like college applications, scholarships have deadline dates. If a transcript is required for your scholarship application, please request a transcript through your Family Connection page. Click on the Colleges tab, then under Resources click on Transcripts then click on the link "Request transcript for scholarships or athletics." The $3.00 per transcript fee applies to these requests. Checks are acceptable forms of payment and made payable to Radnor High School. Please turn in your payments to the guidance office the day after your request. Freshmen or sophomores who would like to request an official transcript, please email your guidance counselor or stop into the guidance office.

Check out the Job Board located outside the guidance office suite for summer employment opportunities. Working papers are available in the main and/or guidance office.

Our final PTSA meeting of the school year will be held on Wednesday evening, May 14. The business portion of the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the library. We will be having elections of the PTSA Executive Board for the 2014-15 school year, discuss committee activities and updates, and hear from Mark Schellenger all that is happening within the school. We will then go to the auditorium at 7 p.m. for the presentation by Holcomb Prevention. Representatives from Holcomb Prevention will offer two presentations on the topic of alcohol abuse: Power of Parents and Those Who Host Lose the Most, followed by Q&A. Spread the word. We hope to see many of you there.

THE PTSA NEEDS YOU! Are you interested in serving on the PTSA Executive Board or chairing a committee for the 2014-15 school year? If so, please contact Nancy DerSimonian or Liz Gallagher.

The PTSA is looking for people to take lead roles for the following: School Store (3 people preferred), RHS Scholarship Fund Liaison and Alliance for Safe Kids (we have one willing volunteer, but she would like a co-chair). Talk it up with your friends. You'll be glad you did as all are guaranteed to provide rewards and fun.
Join our district wide PTO/PTSA Student Directory Committee! Our activity begins in the spring and runs through the end of the school year. Assistance is needed with data administration, ad sales and production. If interested or you'd like to learn more, please contact Lucinda Lu.
From the District
The Radnor Educational Foundation is proud to help fund the SpeakUp! event at Radnor Middle School on Wed., April 23. Click here for more details on this fantastic program! Please visit our website to find out more about what great projects we fund! Don't forget to "friend" us on Facebook too.

Two long-time Radnor organizations - Radnor A Better Chance and the Radnor High School Scholarship Fund - are teaming up for the 3rd Annual Recipe for Success Kitchen Tour on Sun., May 24 from 1-5 p.m. Participants will tour a variety of stunning kitchens in Wayne. Donation is $35.00 per person. Payment and additional information is available at www.radnorscholarshipfund.com.

Radnor Educational Foundation is currently accepting new grant proposals from teachers for the Spring grant cycle. Please visit our website at www.radnoreducationalfoundation.org to find out more about what great projects we fund! Also 'friend' us on Facebook to stay up to date on all of REF's activities.

14th Annual Katie Sampson Lacrosse Festival at RHS on April 26 The country's largest single-day high school lacrosse festival returns to Radnor High School with 54 teams competing, food, games and more. Read more.

Revised 2013-14 School Calendar

Did you know you can receive alerts, news and other info from RTSD via text message?
It's easy! Learn how.

Follow RTSD on Twitter: @RadnorTSD. Learn more.

Parents of students 14-years-old or older with a disability, please click here for a request from the Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network.
From the School Board
Upcoming Meetings: April 22 Board Meeting (7 p.m.)
Recent Videos:
4/10 Budget Work Session 4/8 Curriculum Gov't Relations/Communications 4/1 Facilities Finance Special Board 3/25 School Board 3/18 Policy 

Board Recaps: Stay up to date with what the RTSD school board is doing. There are board recaps posted after each meeting. For the board recap page, click here.

Board Meeting TV schedule: Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30
RTSD Board Meeting Mondays at 10 a.m.; Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; Fridays at 6 p.m.
RTSD Board Committee Meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 1 p.m.
Other News                                                   
RHS is pleased to announce the implementation of a new calling system to alert you of your son/daughter’s absence from school
. If your student is absent and we do not have prior notification or a call on our Safe Arrival Line (610-293-0855 x3), you will be called via our new automated messaging system. If you have any questions regarding student absences please call the RHS Attendance Secretary, Mrs. Jill Temperton, at 610-293-0855 x3536.

Click here
 for the Radnor High School Media Release Form.
Radnor Alumni: Reconnect With Your Past
Hey RHS Alumni! Join now to get alumni information. Keep in touch through our Facebook group, too!
The mission of the Radnor Township School District is to inspire in all students the love of learning and creating, and to empower them to discover and pursue their individual passions with knowledge, confidence, and caring to shape the future.

RTSD eMinders supply information on events, programs and initiatives that are school-, district-, and/or PTSA-sanctioned only. Any use or distribution of the information contained herein must have prior approval of the sanctioning body. Any contact list supplied herein may not be used to disseminate private, business or promotional materials.