Sunday, March 3, 2013
On March 18, 16 nations will be celebrated at the school's annual event.
Update 3/6/13, 2pm: Due to a severe weather forecast, the event has been postoned to Monday, March 18. Original story continues below Looking to try some exotic foods or take in a fashion show? K.D. Markley Elementary School will hold its annual heritage night Wednesday, March 6. See the attached flyer for the details. Here's the schedule: 6:30 pm—7:15 pm—Tour the country booths, taste food samples etc. 7:15pm-8:30 pm—Cultural Performances and Fashion Show Countries to be represented this year: India, Mexico, Greece, Hong Kong, China, Romania, USA, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Iraq, Haiti, Poland, Pakistan, Greenland and Bermuda.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Sweet has worked at three Great Valley elementary schools.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Editor's note: The following information comes from Great Valley School District. The District announced in a letter to parents on Aug. 30 that Kay Sweet will serve as the interim principal at K.D. Markley Elementary School until a permanent principal is named. Sweet is not a new face in Great Valley. In past years, she worked at K.D. Markley, General Wayne, and Charlestown Elementary Schools as interim principal. A retired school administrator, Sweet previously served as an elementary principal in the Upper Darby School District. She also worked as a language arts and social studies supervisor in the Upper Darby School District. Sweet is a graduate of Duchesne College. She earned her MS in education and her administrative certification …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The board appointed a new solicitor, delayed a vote on activity fees and agreed to let retiring teachers speak at graduation.
The Great Valley School District Board of Directors business meeting Monday night ran a relatively trim two hours and 20 minutes. None of the major budget decisions—like secondary school reorganization, tax levels and activity fees—were voted on. Board vice president Stephanie Gunderson wielded the gavel, as president David Barratt and member Ted Leisenring were absent.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Pertussis, an infectious disease also known as whooping cough, had previously been diagnosed in three Great Valley High School students.
Great Valley School District notified parents Friday morning of a fourth case of whooping cough in the district. A K.D. Markley Elementary School student was diagnosed with the highly contagious disease, which had previously been found in three students at Great Valley High School. The letter to parents, signed by superintendent Alan Lonoconus, explained that students at the elementary school could have been exposed to the disease: We learned today that one K.D. Markley student has a confirmed case of pertussis, which is also known as whooping cough. That student is currently under a doctor’s care and will not return to school until the doctor provides a note that the student is no longer contagious. However, your child may have been …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The third-grade math class currently has 35 students, and administrators are looking to split it into two classes.
Great Valley School District is looking to add a new math teacher at Kathryn D. Markley Elementary School. The enrollment in a third-grade class there has swelled to 35 students, prompting complaints from parents. "We do have an aide and a teacher in there helping out the regular math teacher," superintendent Alan Lonoconus said at the Oct. 17 school board meeting. "But we’re going to be expanding that, looking to hire another 'point two' teacher, and then split that class into two sections." Point two (0.2) indicates a part-time teacher with one class; a 1.0 teacher is full time. Lonoconus said that the union had agreed to expedite the search process and all part-time teachers would be notified of the opening. He said he expected to be …