Spring-Ford Board Notes

News from the Spring-Ford School Board

February 2018

Student Spotlight: National Merit Finalists

Dr. Robert Colyer, 12th Grade House Principal, recognized Spring-Ford Area High School students John T. Kelly, Yash B. Shah and Nicholas D. Moore on being named as Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than 1% of US high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

About 15,000 students are expected to advance to the Finalist level. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists.

Since it's founding, NMSC has recognized more than 3 million students and provided approximately 407,000 scholarships worth over $1.6 billion. For more information about the National Merit Scholarship program, please visit

2018-2019 School Calendar

The Spring-Ford Board of School Directors approved the 2018-2019 School Calendar during the February 26, 2018 Board Meeting. The first day of school will be Monday, August 27, 2018 and the tentative last day of school will be Friday, June 14, 2019.

The calendar will have three emergency days built-in, in the event of school cancellations. If additional days are needed, the following days will be converted into student/teacher school days: November 19, 2018; November 20, 2018; February 15, 2019; April 15 and/or April 18, 2019. These days are designated as additional emergency make-up days and there exists a possibility that they may be used.

Click here to view the full calendar.

Take Note: Policy Updates

The following policies appeared on the agenda and were approved:

Policy #121 – PROGRAMS: Field Trips/Educational Trips 

Policy #213 – PUPILS: Assessment of Student Progress 


Click here to view the full agenda, along with the updated policies above.


Spring-Ford Spotlight: SFAHS Spring Musical


Mr. Alex Cifelli, Teacher and Spring Musical Director, along with the cast members of the Spring Musical, provided a glimpse of this year's show How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. 

When a humble but ambitious window washer happens upon a book entitled 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying', he begins his rise up the corporate ladder to the top of the executive heap with a mixture of innocence and smarts. But, during a moment of crisis in his single-minded pursuit of the top job, he realizes that this manual can no longer help him and he must rely on his own wits, and ultimately his heart, to save the day. Come out for an evening of lighthearted comedy in Spring-Ford's production of this 1961 musical! How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials re also supplied by MTI.

The Spring-Ford Area High School Theatre Program teaches students from grades 9-12 all aspects of theater. Students are instructed in every aspect of theater from acting, to set building, to the technical side of light and sound design. Every year, an average of 150-200 students at the high school are involved in our Theater Program. The Spring-Ford Area High School Theatre Program works on two shows a year, a fall play and a spring musical.

WHEN: March 9, 2018 at 7 p.m.; March 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
WHERE: Spring-Ford Area High School, 350 South Lewis Road, Royersford
DETAILS: Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students/senior citizens. Click here to reserve your tickets online.

Spring-Ford Spotlight: Evans Elementary School H&S

The Board acknowledged the acceptance of the generous donation from the Evans Elementary Home and School Association in the amount of $25,000 to be used for the purchase and installation of a pavilion including the purchase of six picnic tables. 

The objective of the Evans Elementary Home & School Association is to provide communication and understanding between families, faculty and administration at Evans Elementary School.

The Association also facilitates efforts to provide adequate social, physical and educational materials and programs; to meet and enhance the students' educational experience; and to raise and maintain community interest in the educative processes at Evans Elementary School.


Work Session Meeting
March 19, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Held in the Spring-Ford HS Cafeteria

 School Board Meeting
March 26, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Held in the Spring-Ford HS Cafeteria
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Spring-Ford Area School District

857 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468  ||  610-705-6000  ||

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