Methacton High School

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Methacton High School
Motto Learn, Lead, Succeed- Together.
Established 1961
Type Public high school
Principal Judy Landis[1]
Faculty 183 (2007-2008)
Students 1806 (2007-2008)
Grades 9-12
Location 1001 Kriebel Mill Road,
Fairview Village, PA, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°10′33″N 75°23′51″W / 40.1757°N 75.3974°W / 40.1757; -75.3974Coordinates: 40°10′33″N 75°23′51″W / 40.1757°N 75.3974°W / 40.1757; -75.3974
District Methacton School District
Campus Suburban
Colors Green and White
Mascot Warriors
Yearbook The Methactonian
Newspaper 'The Windy Hill'
Website Methacton High School

Methacton High School (MHS) is a public high school located in Fairview Village, Pennsylvania that serves students in grades 9-12 from Worcester and Lower Providence townships.

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1961. The origin of the school's name is believed to be an American Indian term for "windy hill".[2]

Extracurriculars[edit]

In addition to the clubs and activities found in most high schools, Methacton High School has several extracurricular organizations.

  • Academic Decathlon - Team competition in which contenders match their intellects with students from other schools. There are 10 categories of challenge, which encourage academic versatility and stress educational opportunity and excellence.
  • Methacton Electric Car Club — Explores alternative energy transportation. The club has built an electric car which they showcase at nationwide competitions and events, winning dozens of awards.[citation needed]
  • Warrior News Team — Produces news programs, including morning announcements.
  • Model United Nations - Methaction is one of two public schools in the Delaware Valley that has a Model UN team and competes at DELMUN, the other being from the Upper Perkiomen School District.
  • Key Club - Promotes community service as a branch of the Kiwanis Club. Activities include the annual March for Babies.
  • Warrior's Performance Group - Raises awareness about human rights, diversity through visual and performing arts.
  • Robotics Club - Founded in 2011-2012 school year to promote the studies of the physical sciences and engineering.[3]
  • Methacton Environmental Club- Organizes recycling for the school as well as maintaining the pond in the breezeway and the greenhouse.
  • Music Appreciation Club- Meets weekly to discuss new and old music as well as hosting the annual battle of the bands.
  • National Honor Society- Nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.
  • Theatre Company- Methacton Theatre Company's mission is to present to the community the best plays by the world’s greatest playwrights while maintaining a strong educational theatre program that fosters an ensemble spirit and offers students opportunities to learn.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official site, "Meet the Principal". Accessed October 20, 2013.
  2. ^ Methacton School District Profile
  3. ^ Methacton High School Robotics. Accessed 5 December 2011.
  4. ^ Official site of Jennifer Holm. "Bio". Accessed 30 March 2010.
  5. ^ Robbie Wine Coach Bio
  6. ^ "Heptathlete Krais is following in Jackie Joyner-Kersee's path". Sports Illustrated. 2008-04-24. Archived from the original on 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 

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