• Friday, January 19

    General News:

     

    Oh boy, it is Friday, two more days until the big game!  Today is a C-Day

     

    Attention Students and Staff.  THe Health Suite is closed from 8:15 to 9:00 for vision screening.  Send only emergencies during this time.

     

    This Saturday, January 20th the Upper House is going ice skating at Center Ice in Oaks. Tickets are on sale during lunch for 7 dollars and includes skates. This is a discounted price and admission must be pre-purchased during lunch. Everyone who attends earns a spirit point for their class. Permission slips are posted online, in schoology and printed copies are available in the cafeteria.

     

    You are invited to attend CAST'S Bingo and Ice Cream Party after school on Wednesday, January 24th from 3:00 to 4:15 in Room C230! You can pick up a permission slip from the Main Office. Turn in your permission slip by Monday, January 22nd.

     

    Hey everyone, please keep those soup cans coming to help feed the hungry at Saint John's Soup Kitchen in Norristown. You can drop them off at the Main Office any day, and at the Huddle in the wrestling gym on Fridays. Let's tackle hunger together during this Super Bowl time. Wear your Eagles colors this Friday to cheer them on to victory Sunday.

     

    CREATE will be meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 3-4:30 in C112, Mrs. Della Valle's room. We will be working on planning for next year's monthly cultural traditions displays and also planning for our spring car wash fundraiser. All are welcome-- bring a friend!

     

    This week, all across the world, students are taking the Great Kindness Challenge. From today until Friday, the Community of Caring Club challenges you to do as many kind acts as possible. Upload your checklist from Schoology and start being kind!

     

    Lunch Today:  The Specialty Station in the cafeteria will be serving Rotini with a Homemade Meat Sauce today or you can get a Chicken and Cheese Burrito at the Meal Deal Station and top it any way you would like to.

     

    Sports:

     

    Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Basketball Team on their 38-23 win over Pottstown yesterday. The ladies were led by 20 points from Vanessa Hutchinson and 13 points from Amani Savage. Daelynn Hutchinson added three and Allison Eck chipped in two. Camryn Frebowitz led a solid defensive effort for the ladies. They are back on the court again this afternoon at Spring-Ford. Good luck ladies!

     

    Behind a terrific defensive effort the JV Girls Basketball team topped the Pottstown Trojans yesterday 21 to 11. Julianna Callison led all scorers with 11 points and Reese Doan added four. Gabrielle Canete, Ella Menke & Michelle Maas each added two points. Good luck to the ladies against Spring-Ford today.

     

    The Boys Varsity team traveled back to Pottstown for the second time this season. This time the Vikings defeated the men of Troy 42-28. The Vikings trailed for the first time this season by 1 point at halftime, 22-23. The boys tightened their defense and held the Trojans 1 point in the third quarter and 5 points in the second half. Wade "Just another career high" Chiddick dropped 26 points and pulled in 11 rebounds. Kalil ignited the offense in the first half with 5 points while Kareem "the Dream" Abdussamad and Madison "hi light reel" Tatom picked it up in the second half with 4 points each. Ty "fighter" Jones and Chris "heads up" Perry helped seal the game with their great court awareness. The Vikings are 6-0, and 4-0 in the league this season. Next up, Colonial in the opening round of the Coaches versus Cancer tournament. GO VIKINGS!, the purple Vikings as well!#RAGNAR

     

    Wrestling meet at Arcola at 3:30 pm. Dismiss 2:15, departure 2:30. Playing at Arcola MS

    Boys Basketball game at King of the Court Tournament 3:30 pm. Dismiss 2:15, departure 2:30. Playing at Colonial MS

    Girls Basketball game at Spring-Ford at 3:30 pm. Dismiss 2:15, departure 2:30. Playing at Spring-Ford 7th Grade Center

     

    Weather:  

    Today:  Abundant sunshine. High 42F

    Weekend: This Eagles weekend will be relatively warm as we reach temperatures near 50 degrees both days.

     

    Quote: Beware of barking at underdogs, don’t go after people who have nothing to lose.  LETS GO EAGLES.


    Thursday, January 18

    General News:

     

    Think about it….it’s Thursday, so...!  Today is a B-Day

     

    Science Olympiad will meet TODAY  @ 3:00 pm in room B-211.

     

    Anyone who was in Mrs. Devers marking period 2 swim classes that are in need of a making up a class are welcome to stay after school TODAY. The make up session will end at 4 15pm

     

    This Saturday, January 20th the Upper House is going ice skating at Center Ice in Oaks. Tickets are on sale during lunch for 7 dollars and includes skates. This is a discounted price and admission must be pre-purchased during lunch. Everyone who attends earns a spirit point for their class. Permission slips are posted online, in schoology and printed copies are available in the cafeteria

     

    If you are interested in helping out at the library, Stop by and get a signup sheet.

     

    You are invited to attend CAST'S Bingo and Ice Cream Party after school on Wednesday, January 24th from 3:00 to 4:15 in Room C230!  You can pick up a permission slip during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday or you can get one from the Main Office.  Turn in your permission slip by Monday, January 22nd.  

     

    The Huddle leaders will meet TODAY in room C-225 at 7:20 a.m.  Come play capture the flag this Friday before school in the wrestling gym at the Huddle. There will also be refreshments and fellowship with friends. Also, a guest speaker will be with us. Hope to see you then.

     

    Hey everyone, please keep those soup cans coming to help feed the hungry at Saint John's Soup Kitchen in Norristown. You can drop them off at the Main Office any day, and at the Huddle in the wrestling gym on Fridays. Let's tackle hunger together during this Super Bowl time. Wear your Eagles colors this Friday to cheer them on to victory Sunday.

     

    Spirit day this Friday, do not forget! The best I can do for any Non Eagles fans out there is open the Spirit day up to represent your choice of championship team gear or colors this Friday. Therefore spirit points will be awarded for anyone representing The Eagles, the Patriots, the Vikings or the Jaguars. If you choose to wear colors representing your choice of team, the colors must be significant and obvious......a speck of color here and there will not count as a spirit point. Remember this is not random jersey day, dress to represent your Championship team that you plan to be cheering on this Sunday! Go Eagles!

    E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles!!!!

     

    CREATE will be meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 3-4:30 in C112, Mrs. Della Valle's room. We will be working on planning for next year's monthly cultural traditions displays and also planning for our spring car wash fundraiser. All are welcome-- bring a friend!

     

    Lunch Today:  At the Specialty Satation in the cafeteria today you can choose from either a Pumpkin Ravioli or Buffalo Crunchers- these are mozzarella cheese and buffalo sauce all wrapped in breading and baked- if you like spicy you will love these!

     

    Sports:

     

    Congratulations to the girls JV basketball team for their 15-9 win over East Norriton. Reese Doan led all scorers with 6 points, Brianna Owen added 4, Julianna Callison had two and Gabrielle Canete chipped in one point to close out the scoring. The JV team plays next on Friday at Spring-Ford. The Girls Varsity team will be in action today after school against Pottstown. Come out and cheer the ladies on!

     

    The Upper Merion Girls Basketball team is off to an exciting start to the 2017‐2018 basketball season. We would like the students and families of Middle School to come join in the excitement tomorrow... January 18, 2018 at 6:45PM for a Middle School Spirit Night.  During Middle School Spirit Night, students can cheer on their favorite high--‐ flying Varsity player and help bring home a win for the Vikings!  



    Weather:  

    Today:  Cold this morning, warming up a bit.  Sunny. High 33F.

    Tomorrow: Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 41F.

     

    Quote: Beware of barking at underdogs, don’t go after people who have nothing to lose.




    Wednesday, January 17

    General News:

     

    Hope everyone enjoyed their time to sleep in on this Wednesday 2-hour delay!  Today is an A-Day

     

    Attention all Community of Caring Club Members:  We will meet THIS Thursday, January 18th, at 7:30 a.m. in room C230.  See you then!

     

    Science Olympiad will meet Thursday 1/18 @ 3:00 pm in room B-211.

     

    Attention Best Buddies – peer buddy team.  We will have a short planning meeting on Wednesday at 2:00 in room C215.  Get permission from your classroom teacher to attend.

     

    Lower House Student Council Reps: Please check schoology for our updated yearbook picture date and time.

     

    Anyone who was in Mrs. Devers marking period 2 swim classes that are in need of a making up a class are welcome to stay after school this Thursday. The make up session will end at 4 15pm

     

    This Saturday, January 20th the Upper House is going ice skating at Center Ice in Oaks. Tickets are on sale during lunch for 7 dollars and includes skates. This is a discounted price and admission must be pre-purchased during lunch. Everyone who attends earns a spirit point for their class. Permission slips are posted online, in schoology and printed copies are available in the cafeteria

     

    If you are interested in helping out at the library, Stop by and get a signup sheet.

     

    You are invited to attend CAST'S Bingo and Ice Cream Party after school on Wednesday, January 24th from 3:00 to 4:15 in Room C230!  You can pick up a permission slip during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday or you can get one from the Main Office.  Turn in your permission slip by Monday, January 22nd.  

     

    The Huddle leaders will meet Thursday in room C-225 at 7:20 a.m.  Come play capture the flag this Friday before school in the wrestling gym at the Huddle. There will also be refreshments and fellowship with friends. Also, a guest speaker will be with us. Hope to see you then.

     

    The special in the cafeteria today is a BBQ Pork Sandwich with a few onion rings. Make it a meal be being sure to get at least 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable with it. Lunches are either free, $.40 or $3.25.

     

    Sports:

    Wrestling meet at Spring-Ford at 3:30 pm. Dismiss 2:15, departure 2:30. Playing at Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center



    Weather:  

    Today:  Snow will taper off and end this morning but skies will remain cloudy this afternoon. High near 30F.

    Tomorrow: Staying dry.  A mainly sunny sky. High 34F


    Quote: Beware of barking at underdogs, don’t go after people who have nothing to lose.


    General News:

     

    It’s kind of like a Monday, except that is Tuesday!  Today is a D-Day

     

    Attention all Community of Caring Club Members:  We will meet THIS Thursday, January 18th, at 7:30 a.m. in room C230.  See you then!

     

    Attention Mr. Jackson's Swim Class Students: Mr. Jackson will hold morning swim make-up classes on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings THIS week. Students must report to the pool at 7:30 a.m. sharp.

     

    Attention Best Buddies – peer buddy team.  We will have a short planning meeting on Wednesday at 2:00 in room C215.  Get permission from your classroom teacher to attend.

     

    Lower House Student Council Reps: Please check schoology for our updated yearbook picture date and time.

     

    Come play capture the flag this Friday before school in the wrestling gym at the Huddle. There will also be refreshments and fellowship with friends. Also, a guest speaker will be with us. Hope to see you then.

     

    Lunch Today: Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks Dipping Sauce Roasted Brussels Sprouts Mixed Fruits

     

    Sports:

     

    Congratulations to the following students for being nominated by your coach as "Athlete of the Week".

     

    Varsity Boys Basketball...Chris Perry

    JV Boys Basketball...Machi Smith

     

    Varsity Girls Basketball...Camryn Frebowitz

    JV Girls basketball...Reese Doan

     

    Wrestling ...Nehemiah Johnson

     

    JV basketball suffered a tough loss to Arcola on Friday. Although they played well, they just couldn't score enough points late in the game. Machi Smith led the team, putting up 18 points, while Qwynee Seals, Zayd Ethridge, Ryan Puleo, and Tyler Klocko all scored as well. Cole Gemmill came up CLUTCH for the Vikings sinking a BUZZER beater to score 2 points in the last second of the game! Basketball takes on Boyertown East today after school. Be there

     

    On Friday the Vikings played host to Warriors from Arcola. In an early season rematch of the Vikings toughest opponent to date, the Warriors held the Vikings to a season low 37 points. But have no fear, the Vikings held the Warriors to 28 points and secured their 6th win of the season. 9 of 11 Vikings scored led by the inside tandem of Wade (14 points) and John (7 points). Kalil "Pocahontas" Lawson and "Bo" Ty Jones each added 5 points. (side note: Ty loves hitting 3 pointers at the end of quarters against Arcola). Nick, Cory, Jayden, Madison and Elias each brought a basket to the party. Chris "Oliver Hazard" Perry and Brayden "not related to those" Marino locked down the victory in the final minute for the Vikings. Up next, a BEAR hunting trip! SKOL! RAGNAR LIVES!

     

    Today's games postponed. Will be rescheduled. 

    Boys Basketball game home against Boyertown East at 3:30 pm.

    Girls Basketball game at Boyertown East at 3:30 pm. Dismiss 1:45, departure 2:00. Playing at Boyertown East MS



    Weather:  

    Today:  Rain and snow showers mixed for the afternoon. High 38F.

    Weekend: Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High 32F.

     

    Quote: Beware of barking at underdogs, don’t go after people who have nothing to lose.


    General News:

     

    Fun times Friday!  Today is a C-Day

     

    Hey everyone! It's "soup for the Super Bowl time". The FCA Huddle is collecting soup containers to help feed the hungry at Saint John's soup kitchen in Norristown. If you would like to donate a container, you can drop it off outside the wrestling room on Fridays or at the main office any day. Let's tackle hunger together, fellow vikings, for those in need as we head to the Super Bowl.

     

    Are you interested in learning about an important world issue through hands-on activities? Do you want to make a difference in your school and community? If so, join the “Kids Against Hunger” club! This club will meet after school every other Tuesday (twice a month), from 3-4:15 in C304. Our first meeting will be on January 16th (next Tuesday). In order to attend the club’s meetings, you must turn in a permission slip. You can find these outside of Mrs. Gersten or Mrs. Paciotti’s rooms. They are due at the meeting, or you can turn them in with those teachers. All are welcome! Looking forward to seeing you then!

     

    Attention all Community of Caring Club Members:  We will meet next Thursday, January 18th, at 7:30 a.m. in room C230.  See you then!

     

    Congratulations to the following Community of Caring club members for their participation in Wednesday night's Martin Luther King celebration!  Ada Baicoianu, Morgan Heckler, Brandon Pham, TJ Hanley, Prerna Singh, Soledad Quainoo, Jada Michael, Dimyannah Williams, Jenna Xue, David Rendon-Garcia, and Markaylah Jones each took time to research a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, then speak about the quote and it's relation to our Community of Caring values!  Dr. King would certainly be proud of the extra effort put forth by these outstanding students!

     

    Attention Mr. Jackson's Swim Class Students: Mr. Jackson will hold morning swim make-up classes on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings next week. Students must report to the pool at 7:30 a.m. sharp.

     

    Lunch Today:  French Bread Pizza, Side Caesar Salad, Orange Slices ,Animal Crackers

     

    Sports:

     

    Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Basketball team on their 37-23 win over East Norriton. The Vikings were lead by 14 points from Amani Savage and 13 points from Vanessa Hutchinson. The ladies also got two points each from Camryn Frebowitz, Melissa McCabe, Allison Eck, Whitney Steiner and Riley Anderson. The win raises the Vikings record to 4 and 2 and they travel on the road today for a rematch with Arcola. Good luck ladies!

     

    The Boys Varsity Basketball team faced of against the neighboring East Norriton Bulldogs yesterday in a backyard brawl. The Vikings came out on top winning 52-36. Nick "the enforcer" Gerace led Upper Merion's defense as Wade, Kareem and Johnny D dominated the paint. Madison Tatom had a breakout performance dropping a season high 11 points including going 4 for 4 from the foul line. 9 Vikings found the scoring column including a game high 17 points from Wade, and season highs from Elias, 7 points and Cory, 5 points. The Vikings are 4-0 this season and have a rematch this afternoon with their old nemesis, Arcola! #RAGNAR, SKOL!

     

    JV basketball defeated East Norriton yesterday by a score 0f 26 to 25. It was a whole team effort with Quynne Seals, Zayd Ethridge, Devin Swayze, and Wyatt Hart leading in scoring. Offensively, the Vikings were almost perfect from the free throw line. Come see them in action today as they take on Arcola in a rematch after school at the Middle School.

     

    Girls Basketball game at Arcola at 3:00 pm. Dismiss 2:00, departure 2:15. Playing at Arcola MS

    Wrestling Dual Meet home against Eisenhower at 3:30pm.

    Boys Basketball game home against Arcola at 3:30 pm

     

     

    Weather:  

    Today:  Today marks the first day of spring, I mean it feels like spring on this winter day.  Rain likely. High 62F.

    Weekend: This weekend drops back to being chilly, but we should stay dry!

     

    Quote: Take control of your emotions before your emotions take control of you.