Thursday, April 11, 2013
Two private schools petitioned for and received traffic calming twice a day.
Drivers travelling through the intersection of Montgomery and Morris avenues may have recently noticed themselves slowing down. A new 15-mph school zone was recently installed with signs and flashing lights that slow traffic from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. and 3 to 3:50 p.m. on weekdays. "The new school zone along Montgomery and Morris avenues slows down traffic, making it safer for school students at Baldwin and Shipley as well as Bryn Mawr and Harcum colleges," said Lower Merion Commissioner Scott Zelov. "With many students crossing the busy intersection at the beginning and end of the school day this new school zone is a welcome and overdue safety improvement in our community." The project came about through a joint effort of the Baldwin School …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Shipley School first-grader Aidan Peterson is passionate about music.
7-year-old Shipley School student Aidan Peterson was invited recently onstage to play with 2013 Grammy Award winner Chris Botti at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem. Since the age of 4 Aidan has admired Botti and wanted to play the trumpet, said Aidan's mother Amy Shumoski. The first grader, a music student at Harcum College Music School, played with Botti on Sunday, March 3. It was the second time Botti has honored him, the previous time being at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside in 2011. "Aidan absolutely loves music," Shumoski said. Aidan has been taking drum lessons since he was four-years-old and trumpet lessons since he was five; he started cello lessons at Shipley last year. He has performed at Milkboy in Ardmore, PA with the …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The school's sewing club recently created pillows for the Toy Closet at Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Inpatient Pediatric Unit.
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Wednesday, February 27
Betsy Leschinsky, a 5th grade teacher at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, runs an after-school sewing club in the Lower School. Recently, the club collected brightly colored fabric which they cut and stitched into charming pillows, each with an outside pocket. Into the pocket they tucked thoughtfulness and caring in the form of activities such as coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, playing cards, stickers, simple games and candies. Next came wrapping and ribbon. Three laundry baskets were needed to transport the pillows to their intended recipients. Her kids chose The Toy Closet at Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Inpatient Pediatric Unit as their project’s beneficiary. On December 17, Shipley 5th graders Taylor Shinal and Jonathan Kimmel, …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A 10-inch pipe ruptured near the Bryn Mawr school.
The Shipley School cancelled classes Thursday after a water main broke in the area of Yarrow Street and Morris Avenue, the school announced on its website. Township officials said a 10-inch main had broken and that repairs were expected to be completed Thursday afternoon. It could not be confirmed that the work was finished Thursday, though Shipley had issued no alert about Friday classes by late Thursday night.
Friday, August 10, 2012
A ceremony held at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia honored 18 students ranging from second graders to high school graduates for their dedication to community service.
As each of the 18 kids and teenagers filed into the National Liberty Museum Thursday afternoon, one common thread popped up in each of their unique accomplishments that earned them the 2012 Young Heroes Award. Not one of them knew they were nominated for the annual award. "The nominations have to be made by other people in their lives, such as teachers or family members," said Kevin Orangers, vice president of programs at the National Liberty Museum. "These are the kind of people that don't seek out recognition for their service and would never nominate themselves. That's what makes them even more special." The program, which started at the same time the museum opened in 2000, is open to students all around the world, with nominations in …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
He admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old, the Main Line Times reported.
James Civello, 51, of Bucks County pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of corruption of a minor, the Main Line Times reported Thursday. The former Shipley School squash coach admitted to having an inappropriate intimate relationship with a 16-year-old girl while he was working at the school, the article stated, adding that Civello faces a possible sentence of two and a half to five years in prision. He is currently free on bail pending sentening. To read the Main Line Times full story, click here.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
As thousands of local students celebrate graduation this week, send your greetings from near or far and post your "bragging" photos right here.
The Class of 2012 is celebrating commencement season this month. Whether your grad is getting a diploma from Harriton, Shipley, Baldwin, a nearby college or any other school, Patch is the place to brag and send congratulations. Simply click on the big button next to the first paragraph of this story to upload your graduation photos here along with a note telling us about your graduate's school, and plans for the future. You can also just write a note of congratulations in the comments section at the bottom of this article. It's easy: Just click on the button and fill out the simple form. It's a great way to share your graduate's proud moment with family and friends around the corner or around the world. And don't forget to give your grad a…
Friday, May 18, 2012
“Backwards” is an indie drama that Shipley alum Sarah Megan Thomas wrote, produced, and co-stars in.
Remember last summer when there were James Van Der Beek sightings in town? Those scenes, shot at the Shipley School, the Haverford Train Station and other local sites, form part of the backdrop for Haverford native Sarah Megan Thomas's film Backwards. The film, which 1997 Shipley graduate Thomas wrote, produced, and co-starred in, centers on the life of a female rower (Thomas) who has just failed to make the Olympic team and becomes a girls' high school coach. The film was directed by former Bryn Mawr Film Institute manager and Haverford College graduate Ben Hickernell, who Thomas tapped to helm the project after she saw a screening of his 2010 directorial debut, Lebanon, Pa. Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek stars as Thomas's love …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Seven spaces are being eliminated during daytime hours to accommodate bus traffic.
The Lower Merion Board of Commissioners' police committee on Wednesday night approved the reduction of street parking in front of the Shipley School to ease bus loading and unloading. Roughly three spaces west of the entrance and two east of the exit, currently designated for four-hour parking, would be off-limits from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days, and another two between the entrance and exit would be eliminated completely. (See the attached PDF for more details.) The change would take effect with approval by the full board May 16. It was drafted with the school's cooperation, said Police Superintendent Michael J. McGrath, and with no homes nearby, the parking impact is expected to be limited to the school.
Friday, March 23, 2012
In addition to winning a number of chess tournaments, he also enjoys math and soccer.
This week's Whiz Kid: Kiran Rebholz - School: Shipley School fifth grader; Kiran lives in Berwyn - Accomplishment: Kiran is ranked in the top 10 chess players in the state for his age group. He recently became the 5th grade co-champion at the state Scholastic Championship in Harrisburg and placed seventh in his section among 44 competitors. Kiran also placed ninth in the American Mathematics Competition for grades 8 and below. - Key to awesomeness: Kiran, 11, has been playing chess since he was in kindergarten, when he went to chess camp, and he now practices in the car on his way to school. "You can express yourself with how you play, and I love the game," Kiran said. In addition to playing against kids his own age, he's also played chess…