Monday, May 13, 2013
Great Valley graduating seniors are showing off their college selections in style.
It's that time of year, and many Great Valley High School seniors have decided where they'll head next year. The district has a collage of photos on its website showing the students repping their chosen schools. Click through to see if your alma mater is among the names displayed.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Great Valley High School as the #359 best high school in the country. Locally, Conestoga High School in Berwyn was ranked #124, Harriton High School #219, Radnor High School #255, Strath Haven High School #291, Lower Merion High School #321, Springfield High School #648, Haverford High School #742 and Marple Newtown High School #1096. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Springfield High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Jess Zuo visited Washington D.C. in early April after being selected as an ANNpower fellow.
Great Valley High School sophomore Jess Zuo had a chance to visit with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other high-profile women recently. Zuo was selected as one of 50 ANNpower fellows in recognition of her leadership potential and commitment to positive social change. ANNPower is a partnership between ANN Inc, which operates Ann Taylor stores, and Vital Voices Global Partnership: During the Forum, the ANNpower Fellows received leadership and communications training, unique mentorship opportunities and met with internationally renowned women leaders, including: Zuo was born in Toronto, Canada, according to the ANNPower website, and moved to the Philadelphia area at a young age: She and the other fellows will be eligible for up to $2…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
U.S. News and World Report released its annual school rankings this week.
Great Valley High School ranked number 21 in a new list of about 200 Pennsylvania High Schools by U.S. News and World Report. The school, Great Valley School District's only high school, ranked number 710 in the magazine's nationwide standings. More than 21,000 public high schools were evaluated as the list was created. The magazine's website gives statistics for the school along with the ranking: "The AP® participation rate at Great Valley High School is 43 percent. The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 14 percent." Among the other academic metrics that were taken into consideration, all of which were above the state average in Great Valley's case: See the full ranking entry…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Tickets to the show, a retelling of 'The Princess and the Pea,' cost $12.
Great Valley Drama Guild will stage Once Upon a Mattress at the high school through April 27. The play is a "hilarious retelling of the classic fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea," according to the Great Valley School District website: When Sir Harry brings back the most unlikely Princess in the land, the queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Princess Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn't going to be quite so easy to get rid of. Performances will be at Great Valley High School on April 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27. All shows are at 8 p.m., except the matinee on Sunday, April 21, which is at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and are available via Ticket Turtle. Senior citizens will be admitted free to…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The 9th annual Rose Bigelow 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held Saturday, March 2, at Great Valley High School.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Patriots defeated Central Bucks South Tuesday night, 60-57, in overtime.
Wednesday, February 20
Editor's note: The following information comes from Lynne Shackleton. In front of a packed house on Tuesday night, the GVHS boys basketball team (seeded 3/32 in PIAA Class AAAA District 1 playoff bracket) defeated Central Bucks South (14 seed) 60-57 in overtime.The win guarantees the team a berth in State Playoffs. Leading scorer was Mikal Bridges, junior and Division 1 college prospect. Starters Brad Sherry, Michael Gregory, Cyree Ames and Nate Cohen all contributed points and played a solid game. Chris Geiss and Ryan Buchholz both came off the bench to contribute both offensively and defensively.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The students leave Wednesday, and Danish students will come to America.
Students in Great Valley High School are preparing to head to Denmark for a long-running exchange program, the Daily Local reports: The first exchange occurred in the 1996-1997 school year, and although Great Valley exchanges with a different school in Denmark today, the Chester County students leave this Wednesday for the 17th year of the program. And Great Valley isn't the only local school with an exchange program: Read the full story at the Daily Local.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Sheriff's Office swept the high school multiple times, and police maintained a presence on the date specified but said the threat did not warrant changing the school's schedule.
The bomb threat to which Great Valley parents were alerted last week had a target date of Wednesday, Jan. 16, according to district superintendent Alan Lonoconus. The school district first became aware of the bomb threat against the high school Friday morning. In an email sent to parents Wednesday afternoon, Lonoconus disclosed the date along with an update on precautions taken in accordance with the district's Safety Plan. The Chester County Sheriff's Office used dogs to sweep the school over the weekend and on at least one other occasion, and the searches came up empty, according to the superintendent's email. Details of the threat were not made public. The East Whiteland Police Department investigated and concluded it did not warrant …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The high school will open as usual Monday after a bomb threat Friday prompted a police search.
Officers and dogs from the Chester County Sheriff's Office swept Great Valley High School over the weekend in response to a bomb threat at the school Friday. "Nothing was found, and the East Whiteland Police Department has labeled the recent incident as one that does not warrant concern," Great Valley School District superintendent Alan Lonoconus wrote in a letter to parents Sunday. Lonoconus underscored that the threat was taken seriously and said the school would reopen Monday based on the recommendation of police. Neither the police department nor the school district was willing to disclose more details about the threat than were shared in two letters sent to parents Friday and Sunday. The first letter said that the district became …