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Congratulations are in order! Multiple Garnet Valley AP and creative writing students have won awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. A panel of teachers, writers, literary professionals, and University of Pennsylvania graduate students selected their exceptional work from over 1,100 submissions submitted by peers in the Philadelphia region, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.

Gold Key works from across the country, will also be forwarded for national adjudication of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in New York City! Gold Key Winners will be also be honored by the Philadelphia Arts and Education Partnership (PAEP) at the awards ceremony and reception at the School District of Philadelphia on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Gold Key Winners
Holly Krug
Christine Palmer
Griffin Young
Lauren Linnet
Bindiya Patel
Madelynn Lederer
Christina Douglas
Afrah Riaz
Chenai Kaminsky
Ryan Walukonis

Silver Key Winners
Peter Zekonis
Clayton Bromley
Connor Moschella
Evan Fenster
Lauren Dorf
Vikas Rana
Yash Patni
Reece Gabrielle
Drake Schultz
Lauren Condrasky
Amy Townend
Atena Gutierrez
Madison Kodis
Nicole Ng
Lauryn Beale
Aidan Zipf
Marie moyer
Harry Markel
Brent Nevy
Varun Sundar
Holly Crothers
Catherine deSantis
Mackenzie Conway
Caroline Amen
Claire Wolf
Misato Shimizu
Ben Bennet
Vishesh Patel
Maggie Herron

Honorable Mention
Katy Donaghy
Keith Cressman
Luke Taylor
Derek Brown
Sonia Kumar
Mahika Kapur
Jillian Boettler
Jon He
Abigail Bromley


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Posted by curtisj  On Feb 03, 2020 at 7:45 PM
  

garnet valley hosts 3rd annual community connections breakfast

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 [GARNET VALLEY, PA] December 5, 2019
Written by Joanmarie Curtis

Today organizations from around the Garnet Valley School District and beyond, gathered at Garnet Valley High School for the 3rd Annual Community Connections Breakfast hosted by the school district. Companies and organizations from surrounding communities connected with administrators, teachers, and students, in some cases to strengthen the already growing relationships, and in other cases, to create a new connections to explore educational opportunities for Garnet Valley students.

Dr. Marc Bertrando, Superintendent of Garnet Valley School District, had a goal to create a unified effort between the community and school district to better provide our students with real world learning experiences.

“Every year the connections breakfast evolves as more and more community partners get involved and as new ideas and relationships are established. It was so great to see the authentic and purposeful discussions taking place throughout the room, and I can't wait to see all of the great ideas put into action!” - Dr. Bertrando, Superintendent

The goal of the Community Connections Breakfast is to develop synergistic relationships between our District and our community providing students with authentic connections that will ignite passions, extend their learning, and ultimately prepare them for their futures.

Garnet Valley School District is a public school district based in Glen Mills, PA, within the Greater Philadelphia area. GVSD serves the town of Chester Heights, Bethel Township and Concord Township. Founded in 1959, it is one of the youngest school districts in Pennsylvania.

We would like to thank the companies and organizations in attendance this year:

JPMorgan Chase @JPMorgan @Chase
Action Potential Physical Therapy @ActionPotentialPT
Bethel Township's Honorable Wendy Roberts @DelawareCountyCouncil @DelcoCouncil
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. @MichaelMartinCS
Concord Township Board of Supervisors @Concordtwp @ConcordTwpPA
Corbett, Inc. @corbettinc
Creighton University @creightonuniversity @creighton
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce @DelcoChamber
Delaware County Intermediate Unit @DCIU25
Eastern University @EasternUniversity ...
Farmer's Insurance @FarmersInsurance
Ivy Creek Retirement Living @HawthornRetirement
Longwood Gardens @LongwoodGardens
Navy Yard NSWC Philadelphia Division @TheNavyYard
Neverland Virtual Reality @NeverlandVirtualReality
Newlin Grist Mill @newlingristmill
Rocky Run YMCA @RockyRunYMCA
Servpro Industries, LLC, Glen Mills @SERVPROWestChester
Tower Garden by Juice Plus @juiceplus.us
Widener University @wideneruniversity


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Posted by curtisj  On Dec 06, 2019 at 2:13 PM
  


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Wawa is searching for the next 8th grade class to participate in the Food Scientist Program! Get your applications in now!


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Posted by curtisj  On Sep 06, 2019 at 12:08 PM
  

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Garnet Valley Middle School Students Debut Limited-Edition Chicken & Waffle Recipe benefiting Philabundance After Learning about Food Science in the Wawa Innovation Center

Wawa, PA (Thursday, September 5) – Wawa and Garnet Valley Middle School teamed up this past Spring for the inaugural Future Food Scientist Program where a class of 8th grade students spent a half-day in the Wawa Innovation Center learning about careers in food science through four interactive stations educating youth on nutrition, sensory, food safety and marketing. After the field trip, students were challenged to apply what they learned in developing recipes to pitch to Wawa culinary experts for a chance at being featured for a limited time in a Wawa store in their community.

On Thursday, September 5, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., the students with the winning recipe will debut their Chicken & Waffle special at their local Wawa Store, located at 721 Naamans Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA, giving the community a first-taste of this limited-edition recipe, available at this for one week, with a portion of proceeds up to $1,000 benefiting Philabundance with funds benefiting programs serving our neighbors in need in Delaware County.

The event will also serve as an official kick off to the search for the next 8th grade class to come to the Wawa Innovation Center for the Future Food Scientist Program in October. Schools are encouraged to apply through Friday, September 15 by visiting: www.wawa.com/future-food-scientist

“Wawa is proud to continue its commitment to the community by inviting local students into our test kitchen to have hands-on, innovative experience as they explore potential careers in food science," said Mike Sherlock, Chief Marketing Product Officer. "This program enables us to Fulfill Lives in new ways by sharing our values and commitment to quality food, while enriching the curriculum of our local schools.”

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About Wawa’s Future Food Scientist Program:

In May 2019, Wawa launched the Future Food Scientist Program to continue its promise of Fulfilling Lives in the community by opening our doors to our friends and neighbors from Garnet Valley Middle School to learn about careers in food science. The program offered 30 students a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how fresh quality food and beverages are made at Wawa through interactive activities, engagement with product development specialists and lab manual materials with key information.

About Wawa, Inc.

Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, began in 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey. Toward the end of the 19th Century, owner George Wood took an interest in dairy farming and the family began a small processing plant in Wawa, PA in 1902. The milk business was a huge success, due to its quality, cleanliness and “certified” process. As home delivery of milk declined in the early 1960s, Grahame Wood, George’s grandson, opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964 as an outlet for dairy products. Today, Wawa is your all day, every day stop for freshly prepared foods, beverages, coffee, fuel services and surcharge-free ATMs. A chain of more than 860 convenience retail stores (over 600 offering fuel), Wawa stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C. The stores offer a large fresh foodservice selection, including Wawa brands such as custom prepared hoagies, freshly-brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, specialty beverages and an assortment of soups, sides and snacks. In 2018, Wawa was recognized in Forbes as one of The Best Employers for New Grads and one of The Best Employers for Women, and as the Top-Rated Workplace for Veterans by Indeed. In 2019, Wawa was designated by Forbes as a Best Employer for Diversity.

JOIN US FOR THE EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE WINNING STUDENTS AND THE EFFORTS OF OUR GARNET VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS THAT PARTICIPATED! VISIT OUR FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/451141292281594/


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Posted by curtisj  On Sep 04, 2019 at 7:34 PM
  



SEPT. 3, 2019 - Glen Mills, PA

It was a beautiful morning at Garnet Valley School District and with the sunrise, we greeted our first day of school for just shy of 4,500 students! 

The first to arrive were the students of Garnet Valley Middle School and Garnet Valley High School. GVMS Principal Lisa Stenz, Assistant Principals Gerry Weinhardt and Rick Martin, and teachers were there to greet and guide their middle school children as they entered the school. With smiles on their faces they were eager to start their first day!

At Garnet Valley High School, the students quickly navigated to their classrooms with the help of principal Steve Brandt, and Assistant Principals Dr. Greg Hilden, Dr. Joseph Kingsboro, and Lauren Hopkins, and many of the staff and teachers that littered the hallways. The high school embraces a new block schedule this year with the purpose to develop a flexible, student-centered schedule that would foster authentic and innovative learning experiences in order for ALL students to maximize their potential within Garnet Valley High School and beyond.

Last but certainly not least, our Elementary schools welcomed their students with open arms! Buses and cars filled the parking lots, and families gave their children one last big hug before watching their little ones take the hands of their new teachers and leaders for the 2019-2020 school year. Bethel Springs Elementary School students were welcomed with a rally of enthusiasm by Principal Steve Piasecki, and Assistant Tara Allen, and the wonderful teachers ready to kick off the new year. Concord Elementary School Principal, Dr. Adam Penning, and Assistant Principal, Ashley Leach, joined their teachers to offer the families and students a warm welcome as they entered the CES doors and hallways. And Garnet Valley Elementary School leaders, Dr. Jason Kotch and Caitlin Jones teamed up with their teachers and staff to welcome back returning students and offer a guiding hand to our new students as they learned the layout of the school.

On behalf of Garnet Valley School District, we would like to welcome ALL of our students and families with open arms - We invite you to embrace this next year and welcome those around you, make new friends, continue to learn inside and outside of school, and lead the way for global citizenship as a proud member of Garnet Valley School District.


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Posted by curtisj  On Sep 04, 2019 at 10:04 AM
  
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