Don’t miss the 10th Annual Twilight Run & Walk on April 22
You won’t want to miss the celebration of our 10th Annual Twilight Run & Walk on Saturday, April 22, at 5 p.m. We’ll be celebrating even more than in past years. Complete details on the Twilight Run website.
Ed Foundation Grants at Work: Haverford Kid’s Comic Fest
One of the Haverford Education Foundation’s grants in 2016 went to the Haverford Kid’s Comic Fest, held at Haverford Middle School on Saturday, May 21.
More than 350 kids – and their grown-ups – experienced an amazing day of learning, drawing and celebrating comics. The day included workshops, panels and an exhibitor hall for creators, authors and vendors. Creators included Mike Townsend and Havertown’s own Matt Phelan.
According to Sheli Hay, Comic Fest’s mastermind and Director, “Our festival is defined by its focus on kids.” Sheli is a committed fan of comics and graphic novels and what they do for kids and learning. “Comics can stimulate wondrous thinking or trick students into learning with things such as retelling of historical feats, or ludicrous vocabulary spread throughout the page.” Sheli Hay knows a thing or two about encouraging kids to read; she is the Haverford Middle School Librarian.
Comic Fest represents a partnership between the School District and the Haverford Township Free Library.The School District and the Library are gearing up for Comic Fest 2017 on May 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Haverford Middle School. Creators and vendors will include Victoria Jamieson, an alumna of HMS who now lives in Oregon. She won the Newberry Honor Award last year for Roller Girl.
Fall 2016 Grant Winners Announced
Congratulations to the following winners of Fall 2016 mini-grants:
- Chestnutwold Elementary: STEAM Activities
- Lynnewood Elementary: How to Build A Storm
- Lynnewood Elementary: Simple and Powered Machines
- HMS/HHS Jazz Residency
- HHS: “Water” You Good For
Read all about these exciting projects on the grants page.