• Friday, April 20

    General News:  

     

    Funk town Friday...  Today is a  C-Day.

     

    COME CELEBRATE EARTH DAY, TOMORROW, SATURDAY APRIL 21 11AM-2PM.  At the Upper Merion Township Building Park. There will be Live Music, Food and Fun including: Green Demos | Hands-on Activities | Raffles & Giveaways | Pony Rides | Sand Art, Kid’s Make and Takes, Live Bees & Honey, Balloon Clown, BRING YOUR PET or come dressed as your favorite creature for the Pet and Critter Parade

     

    Don’t forget to sign up for the 5K Run & 1 mile walk held in memory of Brielle Barber who lost her courageous battle with brain cancer in July 2016.  This run/walk is benefiting The Grayson Saves Foundation for brain cancer research at CHOP. Sign up at http://www.briellesbutterflies.com

     

    Lunch News: The ever popular hot dog bar is today in the cafeteria. Fix your hot dogs however you like them. You can take get one or two, but please only take what you will eat- let's not waste food. We will also be serving our well-loved Fish and Chips if you would prefer that. Have a great weekend!

     

    Sports:

     

    The boys lacrosse team lost their first game of the season yesterday against a talented Wissahickon team, 6-2. Rocco Lindelow led the defense and kept the Vikings in the game throughout all four quarters. Brett Leflar was a force all over the field once again and scored his third goal of the year. Zayd Etheridge finished a fast break to add his first tally this season. Next game is Tuesday, April 24th against Colonial.

     

    The girls JV lacrosse team took home a win against Pottsgrove of 10-1. Daelynn Hutchinson, Rylie McGrath, Kaitlyn Maguire, Audrey Schubel, Skye Omoqui, Angelina Gonzalez, Ella Menke, and Brianna Struckus each contributed goals to the team's win. Great assists by Audrey S, Kaitlyn M, Ashley E and Daelynn H. Outstanding defense was played by Brianna Owen, Shillae Davis, Brianna Struckus, Audrey Schubel, Skye Omoqui, and Avah Valentine. Great game girls.

     

    Varsity baseball continued their winning streak yesterday. Picking up the win, Gus the groundhog Costello was stellar. Going almost the distance he sat down Pottsgrove with ease. Robby Pasquarella went an incredible 4 for 4. Nick Hutchinson who pitched excellent In relief also had an incredible 4 walks at the plate. Matt Devonshire. Gus Costello. Thomas Marcina and Michael loschiavo also had hits. Neo Johnson kept a late pottsgrove rally from happening with a fantastic catch in left field

     

    The JV Baseball team yesterday won their first game, defeating Pottsgrove with a final score of 5 to 3. Bailey Crawford started on the mound for the Vikings going 5 and two third innings for the win followed by Devin Swayze for the save. Chance Azar had a big play in the second inning throwing the hitter out at first base from right field. Nick Muscarella had 2 big hits along with 3 stolen bases during the game and scored the first  run of the game in the first inning with Vincent Lindelow getting the RBI. The Vikings would go on to have a 4 run sixth inning led my Preston Thomas's lead off single followed by hits from Luke Arnett, Jimmy Good, Harrison Young, and a bases clearing double from Luke Andraka. The Vikings look to carry the win into next week starting off with East Norristown on Tuesday.


    Games Today: NONE

     

    Weather:  

    Today:   Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 54F.  Springin.

    Weekend: We are looking at a precipitation free weekend with temperatures in the lower 60’s.  Time to get some yard work done….yerd?


    Quote:  Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% how you react to it.


    Thursday, April 19

    General News:  

     

    This is Thursday, Thanks!  Today is a  B-Day.

     

    COME CELEBRATE EARTH DAY SATURDAY APRIL 21 11AM-2PM.  At the Upper Merion Township Building Park. There will be Live Music, Food and Fun including: Green Demos | Hands-on Activities | Raffles & Giveaways | Pony Rides | Sand Art, Kid’s Make and Takes, Live Bees & Honey, Balloon Clown, BRING YOUR PET or come dressed as your favorite creature for the Pet and Critter Parade

     

    It will be "Video Friday" at this week's FCA Huddle. All students are invited to come to the wrestling gym before school to watch and listen to some great athletes. There will be a game and refreshments also. Invite a friend.

     

    This Friday is one of the few remaining spirit opportunities. Friday 's spirit day is in honor of very dear superhero Brielle. We ask everyone of all grades to dig in their closets and come up with their best superhero costume. You are also invited to participate in Brielle's Birthday 5k run. The race will be held on June 2nd and registration can be completed online at www.briellesbutterflies.com



    Lunch News: Our special is an assortment of Asian items today- chicken fried rice, Asian chickpeas, a choice of an Asian bun or pot stickers and steamed veggies. We hope you enjoy this new special. You can email pbartlett @umasd.org to give your opinion!  

     

    Sports:

     

    TRACK ANNOUNCEMENT

     

    The boys and girls Track and Field Team braved the cold weather on Tuesday for their 1st meet. Against Springford. Here are those that scored points for the team.

     

    Hurdles: 1st place Lindsay Y

    2nd place Elina U, Sal P

    3rd place Christian U, Romero H, and Sedona H

     

    100m : 1st place Brianna Hill

    2nd place Samiyah S

    3rd place Sedona, Xavier, and Ty Jones

     

    400m: 1st place Trystan Baker

    2nd place Raymond Welgosh

    3rd place Savannah Herman

     

    4 by 100m Relays:

    1st place to the girls 105lb team of

    Elina U, Samiyah S, Brianna James, and Chloe L

     

    The boys 120lb team also took 1st place with

    Chenezi A, Eric Kenworthy, Brandon Bocello, and Tony Mendoza

     

    800m: 2nd place Raymond Welgosh

     

    Long Jump: 1st place Ty Jones

    3rd place Chloe L

     

    High Jump: For the girls Rebecca Palmer took 1st place, and Anna F was 3rd

    The boys swept the points for high jump with Jayzeel Bishop taking 1st place, Ty Jones 2nd, and Sal P 3rd.

     

    Shot Put: 1st place Tremayne Brown

    3rd Aidan Houck

     

    I’m excited to announce the girls 4 by 400 relay team broke the

    school record set just last year at the end of the year league meet. Returning members of that team are Savannah Hermann and Trystan Baker. This year they were joined by Linday Yuen and Sierah Thompson. Great Job Ladies! Congratulate these 4 when you see them.


    The most exciting part of the day was the boys mile. Our own Raymond Welgosh was shoulder to shoulder with an excellent runner from Springford for 3 laps. On the last lap Ray kicked it in, but the other runner stayed right with him. At the finish line, Raymond beat him by a half a stride. Not only did he win the race, but he clinched the school Record for the boys mile in the 1st meet of the season. Raymond’s time was 5 minutes 3.5 seconds. CONGRATULATE HIM WHEN YOU SEE HIM, IT’S A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT.

    The Varsity Track Team is practicing today. Please check Schoology to confirm if you have practice.

     

    Games Today:

    Baseball game at Pottsgrove MS at 3:45. Dismissal 2:00, departure 2:15.

    Boys Lacrosse home against Wissahickon MS at 3:30.

    Girls Lacrosse home against Pottsgrove MS at 3:45. Dismissal 2:45 for Varsity only.

    Softball home against Pottsgrove MS at 3:45. Dismissal 2:35, departure 2:50. Playing at Heuser Field

     

    Weather:  

    Today:   Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 56F.

    Tomorrow: Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 52F.


    Quote:  Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% how you react to it.


    Wednesday, April 18

    General News:  

     

    Happy Wednesday, rock your math PSSA’s !  Today is an A Day.  

     

    COME CELEBRATE EARTH DAY SATURDAY APRIL 21 11AM-2PM.  At the Upper Merion Township Building Park. There will be Live Music, Food and Fun including: Green Demos | Hands-on Activities | Raffles & Giveaways | Pony Rides | Sand Art, Kid’s Make and Takes, Live Bees & Honey, Balloon Clown, BRING YOUR PET or come dressed as your favorite creature for the Pet and Critter Parade

     

    Want to share your talent and perform for your school? Or want to get involved in a spring car wash fundraiser?  Then, come out to the CREATE Club meeting this Wednesday after school from 3-4:30 in C112, Mrs. Della Valle's room.  Students will begin practicing for the Open Mic and will continue preparing for the car wash fundraiser. All are welcome.

     

    It will be "Video Friday" at this week's FCA Huddle. All students are invited to come to the wrestling gym before school to watch and listen to some great athletes. There will be a game and refreshments also. Invite a friend.

     

    Due to low participation, the Mini-Mini-THON event will be canceled. Students who signed up for the event *should not* wait after school on Thursday, April 17th. Thank you to those who considered signing up.

     

    Attention students in 6th and 7th grade who achieved distinguished honor roll for the first 3 marking periods: You should have received an invitation to join NJHS via Schoology. Please be sure to accept the invitation and attend the informational meeting today at 1:20 in C122, if you did not attend yesterday. Please see Mrs. Quinn or Mrs. Colden for information.

     

    Lunch News: Taco Bowl, Black Bean Salad, Sour Cream, Salsa, Orange Slices

     

    Sports:

     

    All registered Intramural Floor Hockey students are to report to the Main Gym at 3:00 today. Pick up to go home will be at 4:30.

    Game Recaps:  The boys lacrosse team earned their third win of the season yesterday afternoon against an incredibly tough Spring-Ford team. After taking an early lead on two goals by Alex Pillart, the Rams made a tough comeback. However, the defense of Zach Heath, Truman McCormick, Joey Kovacic, and Brett Leflar was up up to the task, limiting scoring opportunities in the second half. Leflar also notched his second goal in as many games. Casey Lamey, Grant Snyder, Zach Griffin, and Andrew Haney helped the Vikings dominate time of possession and secure the victory. Rocco Lindelow continued his strong start in the cage. Great work boys. No practice today. Next game is Home on Thursday against Wissahickon.

     

    Varsity Baseball was as cold as George Washington and the Continental Army at Valley Forge yesterday. Facing near blizzard conditions, Thomas Macrina threw 99 pitches, holding the British, errr Valley Forge to only 5 runs. Michael Loschiavo, Gus Costello, Robert Pasquarella, Thomas Macrina, Matt Devonshire, and Chase Epps all collected hits for the Vikings with the team scoring 10. Gus Costello came in to relieve Macrina and shut down Valley Forge. Robert Pasquarella had a HUGE triple to break the game open, while Gus Costello collected two extra base hits. The Vikings hit the road against Pottsgrove on Thursday.

     

    Games Today: None

     

    Weather:  

    Today:   Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 56F.

    Tomorrow: Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 52F.


    Quote:  Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% how you react to it.


    Tuesday, April 17

    General News:

     

    Happy Tuesday, rock your math PSSA’s !  Today is a D-Day.  

     

    COME CELEBRATE EARTH DAY SATURDAY APRIL 21 11AM-2PM.  At the Upper Merion Township Building Park. There will be Live Music, Food and Fun including: Green Demos | Hands-on Activities | Raffles & Giveaways | Pony Rides | Sand Art, Kid’s Make and Takes, Live Bees & Honey, Balloon Clown, BRING YOUR PET or come dressed as your favorite creature for the Pet and Critter Parade

     

    Want to share your talent and perform for your school? Or want to get involved in a spring car wash fundraiser?  Then, come out to the CREATE Club meeting this Wednesday after school from 3-4:30 in C112, Mrs. Della Valle's room.  Students will begin practicing for the Open Mic and will continue preparing for the car wash fundraiser. All are welcome.

     

    Reminder that Mini-Mini-THON permission slips are due on Tuesday, April 17th and should be turned into the main office. The high school's 6 hour Mini-THON dance marathon event held on Friday was a huge success and the Mini-THON Committee would love for you to experience some of it through Mini-Mini-THON!

     

    It will be "Video Friday" at this week's FCA Huddle. All students are invited to come to the wrestling gym before school to watch and listen to some great athletes. There will be a game and refreshments also. Invite a friend.



    Lunch News: Here are some of the choices for lunch today: Asian chicken over rice, assorted homemade stombolis, a variety of salads and hoagies, a wrap, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches and pizza. Lots of great choices! Make any of them a meal by being sure to have a fruit or veggie on your tray with the entrée. Of course you are welcome to a milk with it too!

     

    Sports:

     

    The first Intramural Floor Hockey session will take place tomorrow after school.  All registered players are to report to the main gym at 3:00. Pick up to go home will be at 4:30.

     

    Games Today:

    Track meet home against Spring-Ford at 3:30. Dismissal at 2:45.

    Softball game at Pottstown at 3:45. Dismissal 2:15, departure 2:30. Playing at Pottstown Novak Field

    Baseball game at Valley Forge MS at 3:30. Dismissal 2:15, departure 2:30. 8th grade only

    Boys Lacrosse home against Spring-Ford at 3:30.

     

    Weather:  

    Today:   A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 46F.

    Tomorrow: A mainly sunny sky. High 57F.


    Quote:  Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% how you react to it.


    Monday, April 16

    General News:

     

    Good Morning, we hope your boat ride this morning was fun !  Today is a C-Day.  

     

    Cycle 12 for Unified Arts begins on Monday. Students please check your schedule and make sure you know where to go. If you need help, ask your teacher for directions.

     

    COME CELEBRATE EARTH DAY SATURDAY APRIL 21 11AM-2PM.  At the Upper Merion Township Building Park. There will be Live Music, Food and Fun including: Green Demos | Hands-on Activities | Raffles & Giveaways | Pony Rides | Sand Art, Kid’s Make and Takes, Live Bees & Honey, Balloon Clown, BRING YOUR PET or come dressed as your favorite creature for the Pet and Critter Parade

     

    This past Saturday many members of the Junior Optimist club teamed up with the Upper Merion Township for the "park and stream" clean-up. The Junior Optimists alone collected over 20 bags of trash as well random items like hubcaps, a shopping cart and a very old mattress that at this point was just wire coils. The optimists were an amazing help in this community effort and had a fun morning as well.

     

    Want to share your talent and perform for your school? Or want to get involved in a spring car wash fundraiser?  Then, come out to the CREATE Club meeting this Wednesday after school from 3-4:30 in C112, Mrs. Della Valle's room.  Students will begin practicing for the Open Mic and will continue preparing for the car wash fundraiser. All are welcome.

     

    Reminder that Mini-Mini-THON permission slips are due on Tuesday, April 17th and should be turned into the main office. The high school's 6 hour Mini-THON dance marathon event held on Friday was a huge success and the Mini-THON Committee would love for you to experience some of it through Mini-Mini-THON!



    Lunch News: Lunch today is pancakes with turkey sausage or "Spaghetti O's, A's, B's C's " that have the cutest little meatballs! This is our take on a classic item. Lunches are free, $.40 or $3.25 and come with a fruit a vegetable and a milk.

     

    Sports:

     

    On Friday, the JV softball took on Colonial middle school coming up just short in all out offensive battle. Colonial Struck first scoring 7 in the first inning. However, the Vikings were up to the task as they countered with some runs of their own. Alexa J. and Maren D. both went 3 for 3. Maren also bashed the first homerun of the season. Reese D and Lindsey K both battled on the mound and kept Colonial guessing. The whole team played well and showed resiliency against a tough opponent. Wish the team luck as they take on Pottstown on Tuesday.

     

    The boys lacrosse team earned their second win of the season on Friday, 8-2 on the road against a tough Keith Valley squad. The defense was outstanding, with several caused turnovers by Truman McCormick, Joey Kovacic, and Brett Leflar, who also scored his first goal of the season in transition. Dylan Almonte continued to dominate the face off X with support from Alex Pillar who also netted two more goals. Grant Snyder added two more goals to the season total, and Casey Lamey led the offense with three. Rocco Lindelow played another great game in the cage. Next game is Tuesday, home against Spring-Ford.

     

    On Friday the 8th grade softball team lost to Colonial by a score of 10 -4. At the plate Gabby W. , Whitney S. and Kasha C. all helped out with triples. KashaC. , Fiona M. Sarah K. and Gabby W. all scored for the Lady Vikings. Our next game is tomorrow against Pottstown.

     

    Weather:  

    Today:   Heavy rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 63F.

    Tomorrow: Cloudy. High 46F.  Not much rain...


    Quote:  Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% how you react to it.