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District Announcements
WELCOME TO THE SPRING-FORD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Welcome to the Spring-Ford Area School District homepage. Whether this is your first year as a Spring-Ford parent, or your last, I encourage you to visit our website frequently as we promote our students, families and the Spring-Ford community. ďSpring-Ford: where TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK."
Enjoy and thank you for visiting us.
Sincerely,

Dr. David Goodin
Spring-Ford Area School District Superintendent

SPRING-FORD ART FESTIVAL
Spring-Fordís talented student artists in grades 7-12 will display their work during†the Annual Spring-Ford Arts Festival, held Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016.


Community members are invited to visit the Main Gym to see art projects from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6. A Senior Spotlight Reception will be held at 7 p.m. Exhibits will be open to the public Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


WHEN: Friday, May 6, 6-8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9 a.m.-1p.m.
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School, 350 South Lewis Road, Royersford
SPRING-FORD ELA INFORMATION NIGHT
Join the Spring-Ford Curriculum and Instruction team on Tuesday, May 24 6:30 p.m. for Spring-Ford's K-6 English Language Arts Information night. The C&I team will help parents understand the new comprehensive ELA program Journeys 2017, what is changing, why it is changing and what families can expect.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School, Hurda Learning Center
RSVP: https://form.jotform.com/52865683343161

THE WASHINGTON POST SELECTS SPRING-FORD AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL AS A ONE OF ďAMERICAíS MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLSĒ
Spring-Ford Area High School continues to receive national recognition, most recently as the school made The Washington Postís 2016 list of Americaís Most Challenging High Schools.

The Washington Post ranks schools through an index formula thatís a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement (AP) exams and/or International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of at least 1.00 means the school had as many tests as they had graduates. SFAHS has seen an increase in the number of AP exams that students elect to participate in, making the total ratio 1.486.

This is the second year that Spring-Ford Area High School was named to The Washington Postís Most Challenging High School list. SFAHS ranked 1,853 out of nearly 20,000 public high schools across the nation. This is an increase from 2015, when Spring-Ford ranked 2,092.
KEYSTONE EXAM INFORMATION
Across the state, schools continue to prepare for the administration of Keystone Exams as end-of-course exams established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). The assessments are designed to provide information about the quality of our school programs, the progress of our students, and data for curricular and instructional planning purposes. The Keystone Exams for Algebra I, Biology, and Literature will be administered during the weeks of May 16-27, 2016.

Please click here for an important letter from the Director of Curriculum concerning the Keystone Exams, as well as helpful information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
COOL SCHOOL 2016
Cool School 2016 registration is open!

Cool School summer courses offer fun summer activities for students completing grades K-6, with a focus on enrichment, arts and sports. Check out this years courses, taught by some of your favorite Spring-Ford teachers!

Quick tips for a successful registration:
1. Review the Cool School course book with your Cool School kiddo.
2. Register with Credit Card online or mail a check/cash payment, along with the Cool School Registration Form.
3. Get ready to have fun!

Online Registration link: https://www.regonline.com/coolschool2016_1700196copy
SFASD PRESENTS "MUST SEE" PARENT WORKSHOP
The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, in partnership with the Spring-Ford Area School District, presents Dr. Ginsburg, Raising Kids to Thrive and Cope in the Face of Adversity.

WHEN: May 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School

Dr. Ginsburg delivers an engaging, canít-miss talk that is authentic, practical, and supportive to parents or anyone working with children and teens. He presents a comprehensive coping strategy to help children make wiser choices.


RSVP to Erin Crew, Spring-Ford Manager of Communications and Marketing, at ecrew@spring-ford.net, 610-705-6206 or online.
JOIN SPRING-FORD AT A PHILADELPHIA UNION GAME
Join friends and family of the Spring-Ford Area School District as the Philadelphia Union takes on DC United on Friday, May 20, 2016.


Tickets are available at a discount rate of only $30, and $5 from each ticket purchased goes directly to each school's Home and School/PTO association!


Email Dr. Kathie Kotch at kkotc@spring-ford.net to reserve your tickets! All orders must be submitted by May 13, 2016.


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