Thursday, April 18, 2013
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit hosts academic competition.
Are you ready to rumble? Montgomery County will be sending 17 different high schools to do just that, in an academic competition known as Quiz Bowl. The annual Academic Competition will be held at the Spring-Ford Area High School auditorium, 350 South Lewis Road, Royersford, on Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 pm. "Each team will compete in matches, answering questions about Literature, American History, Contemporary Events, World History, Potpourri, and Science covering all time periods," said Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) communicaitons director Kristen Rawlings. "Teams compete in two matches with two rounds in each match. The MCIU organizes the regional competition each year." According to Rawlings, defending its …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Seven students from Pottstown and Pottsgrove School Districts scored big with the judges at the Pennsylvania High School and Middle School Computer Fair.
Seven local students recently wowed the judges at this year's Pennsylvania High School and Middle School Computer Fair. The Pottstown and Pottsgrove students competed against their counterparts from five other school districts in a competition that highlights computer knowledge and application skills, including animation, logo design, web design, programming, graphic design and digital movie creation. “We had an impressive array of projects entered in the competition and congratulate all of the winners,” said Gail Kennedy, Director of Technology and Information Services for the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Those winners include: The above students will now go on the state competition at Dickinson College on May 21 and 22. Subscribe…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Would move from existing office complex on Ridge Pike in West Norriton
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU), which provides special education and other support services to schools around the county, has begun negotiating for the purchase of the former Citizens Bank building at 2 West Lafayette Street in Norristown. Citizens Bank moved out of the building earlier this year. If the purchase goes through, the building would replace the MCIU's current facility on Ridge Pike in West Norriton as the agency's headquarters. Problems at existing facility The MCIU determined last fall that obtaining and outfitting a new property would be less expensive than making about $14 million in necessary repairs and upgrades to its existing offices. An aging HVAC system, numerous roof leaks, and the need to make the …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Program to employ and train 11 students with disabilities from around the county
Friday, April 20, 2012
The following press release is courtesy of the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit: Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) Transition Program is pleased to announce a new job site for its students. As a result, MCIU now operates twenty-eight work sites throughout Montgomery County to help students with disabilities learn employment skills. On February 22nd, the transition program started a new partnership with ShopRite in East Norriton. Eleven transition students from Abington, Spring-Ford, and Upper Dublin, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Souderton and Upper Merion School Districts work daily at ShopRite. Transition students participated in video training regarding their various responsibilities and are working…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The state-approved course can save teenage drivers on insurance costs.
A new web site launching next month will allow Montgomery County high school students to complete a 30-hour driver education course online. The driver training theory course will cost students $100 and is operated jointly by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and the Edward Savioz Driver Training School. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate that could entitle them to a 10 percent premium discount with some auto insurance carriers. The course, which has been approved by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education, may also grant students .25 academic credits, depending upon the policy of their local school district. The course is open to any high school student under age 18, regardless of whether they have a …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Renovations at existing facility would cost about $14 million, report states.
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit might soon be in the market for a new home. A report submitted to the MCIU board by its facilities committee on Wednesday recommends the agency, which works with the county's school districts to provide education services to students with special needs, begin looking for a new facility to replace the squat, grey complex of buildings it currently occupies on Ridge Pike in West Norriton. Upper Moreland School Board President David Hakes, who serves on the facilities committee, said the committee determined that obtaining and outfitting a new property would be less expensive than making about $14 million in necessary repairs and upgrades to the existing buildings. Hakes named an aging HVAC system, …