Read the Philly.com articles: NCAA lacrosse Final Four: A decade’s worth of progress has led Penn State to the top, with a title in sight and NCAA lacrosse Final Four: Virginia’s Dox Aitken, from Haverford School, gets another shot at Duke in Saturday’s semifinal.
As part of the individualized college counseling process, V Form students participated in workshops and mock interviews with college admissions officers.
HAVERFORD TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Students at two local schools shared a special day together after spending the year corresponding as pen pals. The students first met face to face in the fall and then wrote each other letters over the course of the year. This was their second in-person visit. They have found they have a lot in common, like Haverford School's Chase and Timothy School's Zenia, who both love music. See the clip >
More than two dozen Haverford students will continue their athletic careers at their respective colleges and universities in 11 different sports. Go Fords!
Bentley Homes‘ trajectory somewhat resembles that of the Baby Boom generation its founder Tom Bentley belongs to: He started out building townhouses on the Main Line right around the time his fellow Boomers were abandoning the places where they lived while in college for more comfortable digs in the ‘burbs. Then, as they grew older and more affluent, he started building bigger single-family residences there and in Chester County. Read the full profile of Tom Bentley '70 in Philadelphia Magazine >
By Tom Utescher, Chestnut Hill Local
Track teams from this side of the Schuylkill River claimed the 2017 and 2018 Inter-League titles, but in the 2019 championships at Episcopal Academy, past winners Penn Charter and Germantown Academy could not match the output of runners from Haverford School. Read the story >
By Matthew DeGeorge, Delco Daily Times
The Haverford School lacrosse team packed into a classroom so tightly Thursday afternoon that assistant coaches were relegated to the hallway. But when head coach John Nostrant walked in, you could hear a pin drop. Read the story >
IV Former Christopher Moller is currently showing seven of his oil paintings at the Historic Yellow Springs (HYS) 46th Annual Art Show and Sale in Chester Springs, Pa. At 16 years old, Moller is the youngest showing artist in HYS history.
Students participated in a morning of service and an afternoon of field games as part of Middle School Philip Bishop Day. Sixth graders worked on seeding, planting, and clean-up at Haverford's gardens and at the nearby Project HOME, Sharpe Park, and Gompers School. Form I students weeded and cleaned garden beds at Skunk Hollow Community Gardens, while Form II students went to Haverford Reserve for trail clean-up and tree planting.
In his final year as an Upper School English and history teacher, W.D. Ehrhart served as the 21st annual Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture speaker. Ehrhart recited several of his poems, and shared the stories that inspired his writing, to a standing-room only audience on April 23.
By Michael Reichert, consulting school psychologist
hen boys shut down and push everyone away, parents often become confused or upset. This can cause parents to pepper their son with questions, making it seem to the boy that their “need to know” is the real issue. Read the story, and register for Dr. Reichert's Best for Boys talk on May 8 >
By Ty Xanders, Inside Lacrosse
John Nostrant, who has led Haverford (Pa.) for the past 28 years, will be announced as the next Gilman (Md.) head coach this week, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse. Nostrant notified his team Wednesday morning and will finish up the season with the Fords, currently ranked No. 11 nationally. Read the Inside Lacrosse story, and Gilman's announcement >
The Haverford School robotics team placed third in the VEX Robotics World Championships held in Louisville, Ky. The showing is the best overall finish the team has ever had at Worlds. More than 20,000 teams from around the world began the season, with 1,600 teams qualifying for the World Championships
Bob Burch has been immersing his children in entrepreneurship for their whole lives. Just about literally. Read the story in The Wall Street Journal >
As the culminating event of second-graders' study of Africa, they complete a Walk for Water service project. After learning about the hardship that many children in rural areas endure to access clean drinking water, second grade boys walk three miles with two gallons of water.
In a talk based upon his new book, How to Raise a Boy, Dr. Michael Reichert reviews what we know and what we are missing when it comes to raising our sons. Building on his research and clinical experience, as well as from other research in boyhood studies and interpersonal neuroscience, his perspective affirms the goodness of boys and offers a roadmap for all those who care for them.
By Terry Toohey, Delco Times
The Haverford School made history in the boys' 4 x 100-meter relay heats Friday at the 125th Penn Relays.
No, the Fords did not set the school record. Their time, 42.61 seconds, was the second-fastest in program history.
The Haverford School lacrosse program will host the inaugural #10VE Lacrosse Celebration fundraiser and clinic on Saturday, May 4 on Sabol Field. All fundraising proceeds will go to the School’s James K. “Kip” Taviano ’13 Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2016 in memory of Kip
The Haverford School Alumni Association held the annual alumni awards ceremony on April 18 in front of the Upper School community. Josh Levine ’ 94, President of the Alumni Executive Council, presented the Alumni Service Award to John Stoviak ’69 and the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Russell C. Ball III ’84.
By Josh Dubow, AP
Mike Mayock is used to being under the spotlight on NFL draft weekend. Read the story >
By Jesse Bernstein, Jewish Exponent
The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 22nd class of athletes and memorable figures of the Philadelphia Jewish sporting world on April 30 in a ceremony at Congregation Rodeph Shalom. Read the story >
The 21st annual Edward R. Hallowell Literary Lecture features author, poet, and Haverford School teacher W.D. Ehrhart. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Ball Auditorium.
By Matthew DeGeorge, Delco Times
On each wrist, Christian Ray carries a reminder of Dec. 29. On his right wrist is a tattoo of the date, the birthday of his mother, Sharon. His left wrist sports the remnants of a game on that date — against Cherokee High School in a holiday tourney at Widener, when the Haverford School forward went up for a dunk and came down awkwardly on his arm. Read the story >
ADVNC Lacrosse Founder & CEO Chris Rotelli welcomes Penn State attackman, Grant Ament to the podcast. Ament and his Nittany Lions are currently the unanimous No. 1 ranked team in NCAA Men’s Division I Lacrosse. Ament leads the NCAA in assists and is third nationally in points. Listen to the podcast, including Ament's reflections on his experience at Haverford (8:50) >
Form I student Chase will perform in Opera Philadelphia’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme at the Academy of Music between April 26 and May 5. Chase, a member of the Haverford Celebrantes, will also perform a solo during the performance.
Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, a renowned historian, author, and lecturer, spoke at the 29th annual Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture, an endowed lecture series at The Haverford School, on April 10.
Cole Stecker, Form V, earned the U.S. Department of State's National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship to study in China this summer, including six weeks in Shanghai.
Consulting school psychologist Michael Reichert is featured on Philly.com and CBS' "This Morning" on the heels of publishing his book, How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Raise Good Men. Reichert will speak at The Haverford School on May 8 as part of the School's Best for Boys Speaker Series.
Join The Haverford School's baseball team on Saturday, April 27 in support of pediatric cancer research. The triple header will benefit No More Kids with Cancer, and include food, raffles, and silent auctions.
By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com
The senior defender has been one of the defensive leaders for the Fords’ lacrosse team (7-3 as of April 8), and has pledged his ground ball stats during the 2019 lacrosse season to the HEADstrong Foundation. A fine all-around athlete, he also participates in winter track for the Fords. Off the field, McCloskey participates in many community service projects – for the past three summers, he has had the opportunity to travel to Haiti and help with building homes for an orphanage. Next spring, he will play lacrosse for Dickinson College. Read the story >
Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs was interviewed on Have Your Say on Radnor Studio 21. He is interviewed by hosts Anne Minicozzi, founder of Community Breakfast of the Main Line and Diana Robertson, president of the Main Line NAACP. Jobs talks about being a first-generation immigrant’s son, details his career as an educator, and highlights his leadership of SEED. Jobs encourages people to engage in their own stories and to focus on concepts of community and belonging. Watch the interview >
By Peg DeGrassa, Delco Times
Eighty to 100 vehicles, from all over the tri-state area, go through Modern Auto Crafters, 7027 West Chester Pike, in a typical week. One of the largest shops of its kind on the east coast, Modern Auto Crafters offers body work, painting and collision work, as well as standard repairs. Vehicles often arrive in the worst condition, but when they leave their satisfied owners are usually driving out with smiles on their faces. Read the story >
By Brian B., movieweb.com
The project was spearheaded by longtime IndyCast co-host Keith Voss, who conceived of the story's central macguffin and served as the team's executive producer. It was then relayed to playwright and producer Tim Bungeroth, who transformed that vision into a feature length screenplay. Finally, that screenplay was adapted for audio by Raiders Radio founder Alex Levitsky, who not only engineered the drama and its unique score but also voiced the role of its titular hero. Read the story >
Form VI student Seamus McCloskey will be participating in the 2019 Go Lime for Cancer Challenge, pledging his ground ball statistics on the field to HEADstrong. His goal is to get to 100 ground balls for $3,000. Read the HEADstrong story >
By Jay Greytok, for Main Line Today
Boys in middle school undergo the second greatest physiological and hormonal change in their lives next to birth. Impulse and instinct go hand in hand as our boys begin the process of learning to be adults. They want to be independent young men but struggle in their efforts to make their own plans, build healthy relationships, and respect the values and feelings of their friends. Finding the center in this process is often challenging and emotional. Here are some suggestions regarding what every middle school boy needs most from the adults in his home. Read the piece by Head of Middle School and Haverford School alumnus Jay Greytok >
Photo credit: Lou Rabito
Senior Christian Ray is Player of the Year and Bernie Rogers is Coach of the Year. The team had a 28-0 season and earned the School’s first Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association title. Read the Philly.com story >
They smoke more, fight more and are far more likely to die young than girls. But their tendency to violence isn’t innate. Read the piece by Dr. Michael Reichert, a consulting psychologist at The Haverford School. Register for his May 8 talk, Boyhood in the 21st Century, at haverford.org/bestforboys.
Middle School students took part in the annual Minimester in late March. The four-day workshop, in lieu of the typical class schedule, explored themes that help each student grow as an individual both at Haverford and in their own communities.
Upper School students heard from Alizé Carrère, a renowned cultural ecologist and National Geographic Explorer, as part of the William Edward Gwinn ’86 Memorial Science Lecture on March 14. Carrère shared her experiences documenting and researching climate change adaptation with students and faculty, and how innovation can fuel growth in a changing environment.
Third-graders took an innovative twist on the study of ancient times in this year’s Ancient Egypt Museum. The event incorporated design thinking and coding, including a virtual version of the on-site museum that was visited by other Lower School students and parents. Third-graders also completed skits on mummification, pyramid building, and daily Egyptian life.
Morgan Properties, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing multifamily investors, announced it officially ranks as Pennsylvania’s largest multifamily owner and operator following its historic portfolio acquisition of 10 apartment communities with 4,130 apartments spanning Philadelphia and Northern Virginia. Read the story about Jonathan Morgan '03 >
Save the date for the 29th annual Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture in Centennial Hall, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Dunbar will present "Running from the Washingtons: Ona Judge and the Founding of a Nation."
Middle school students from 28 schools attended The Haverford School’s 11th annual Middle School Diversity Conference on March 14. The conference’s theme was “Kinship and Friendship: Making Connections Across Lines of Difference.”
Haverford School students competed in the Montgomery County Association of Teachers of Foreign Language Oral Proficiency Contest, with two young men earning medals. The competition is open to students throughout Montgomery County and consists of several rounds of interviews in the languages of Spanish, French, Japanese, German, and French.
Two students are National Medalists, after a judging event in New York City on March 13. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards previously recognized 18 Haverford School students for outstanding creative work. Yan Graf, Form V, nabbed a national Gold Key for “European Migration: The View from North Africa." Toby Ma, Form V, earned a national Silver Key for his painting "At the Ruins."
Behind eight medalists, Campbell held off Appalachian State to claim its second Southern Conference Championship in three years Sunday at the Holmes Convocation Center. Chris Kober '17 won an individual championship. Read the story >
A junior, Toby Ma recently was honored by the Scholastic Art Awards with three Gold Keys for his paintings titled “At the Ruins,” “Escape to Reality” and “Nighttime at the Circus.” He is a member of the soft robotics club, Model UN, the speech and debate team, the Pan-Asian Alliance, the math club and the poetry club. He also serves as the managing editor of The Index, Haverford’s student newspaper, and editor for Pegasus, the school’s literary magazine. He has been part of the VEX Robotics teams that have competed at the state level throughout his years at Haverford. Read the story >
The Haverford School has launched the public phase of Character at Our Core, a comprehensive fundraising campaign that will build upon the School’s expertise in the art and science of educating boys, complete a master plan in support of 21st century pedagogy, and continue to build a diverse and inclusive community that is prepared to contribute to life beyond the School. The Board of Trustees set a fundraising goal of $50 million, with more than $39 million in total commitments so far.
Daiyaan Hawkins, a junior, has clocked 6.45 in the 55-meter dash (ranks first in Pennsylvania) and his times of 6.92 in the 60-meter dash and 21.84 in the 200-meter run both rank second in Pennsylvania. He also was part of the Fords 4×200 meter relay that finished fourth at the Millrose Games in February. A fine all-around athlete, he was a second team All-Inter-Ac cornerback for the Fords’ football team last fall. Hawkins also is a member of Haverford’s Black Student Union. Read the story >
In its continued commitment to high school sports, ESPN will now be the home of the GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase. This inaugural event will allow six of the nation’s top high school lacrosse teams to bring their talents to a national stage, with all games available across ESPNU and ESPN3. Read more about The Haverford School's game on April 27 at 10 a.m. >
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