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EDITORIAL- Can charter schools impair North Penn public education?

EDITORIAL- Can charter schools impair North Penn public education?

January 28, 2014

The views expressed in this column are the views of the author as an educator and taxpayer, and are not intended to be a reflection of the views of the ...

Towamencin “Pumpkin House” lights its final candles

Towamencin “Pumpkin House” lights its final candles

October 31, 2013

TOWAMENCIN – If you grew up in Towamencin Township, you can mark your calendar by at least a few events that annually have shaped the rites of passage...

Faculty/Staff Column: Government shutdown and the value of inefficiency

Faculty/Staff Column: Government shutdown and the value of inefficiency

October 3, 2013

  Bob McCreary is a Social Studies teacher at North Penn High School. The Knight Crier welcomes submissions to the Faculty/Staff Columns section fro...

Faculty/Staff Column: Why Watching TV Shows is Good for Your Health

Faculty/Staff Column: Why Watching TV Shows is Good for Your Health

April 9, 2013

When I was about six years old, (circa the mid 1980s), I would religiously tune in to watch The Dukes of Hazzard on Friday nights on CBS. Often my grand...

Editorial – End the Minimum Wage

Editorial – End the Minimum Wage

February 19, 2013

Minimum wage laws have been one of the most successful government actions in U.S. history which is precisely why we should consider getting rid of them. That...

The School Lunch

The School Lunch

February 13, 2013

I didn’t get the full experience of the school lunch until high school. In elementary school, I brought a lunch to school in a brown paper bag. I rar...

The Pop of the Catcher’s Mitt – My “Insular Tahiti”

The Pop of the Catcher’s Mitt – My “Insular Tahiti”

February 12, 2013

Warning – If you are not a baseball fan – you should still keep reading. This is really not just a baseball article. For those who read my columns...

Take the Earbuds Out and Say Hello to Me!

Kevin Manero, NPHS English Teacher / Knight Crier Advisor

November 16, 2012

Filed under The Pitch

As students cavort, gambol, or plod through the hallways, sometimes they do so with an effete stride, and sometimes derring-do burgeons on their countenances after a great fait accompli in the classroom. Of course there is always a little raillery and persiflage, and also the occasional lachrymose high school break up - all expected among the hoi polloi of a high school hallway. It...

Five Things Sandy Taught Me

Kevin Manero, English Teacher -North Penn High School

November 2, 2012

Filed under NP Staff Columns, The Pitch

Through experience, we learn. Ishmael learns much about the universe through his journey aboard Ahab’s ill-fated ship, and similarly, through my own much less ill-fated ride along Superstorm Sandy, I, too, have learned. Here are a few lessons I gleaned in Sandy’s wake: 1. I kind of prefer a world with no traffic lights. Okay, don’t get me wrong, as a student po...

An Epic Marathon Over in Just 9 Innings – What Major League Baseball can Learn from Moby-Dick

Kevin Manero, NPHS English Teacher and Baseball Coach

October 6, 2012

Filed under NP Staff Columns, The Pitch

With the Atlanta Braves’ loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball’s first ever second wild card, one game playoff round (or whatever it is the baseball think tank has titled it) leaving a "damp, drizzly November" in my baseball soul, I found it high time to get to baseball- pontificating as soon as I could. After his epic, arduous search, Captain Ah...

Beyond the College Degree

Information provided by Mr. Spence Miller - NPHS Guidance, North Penn High School Guidance Counselor

March 7, 2012

Filed under NP Staff Columns, Random Facts of Guidance

The information below is from the New York Times - courtesy of the North Penn HS College and Career Center What’s so special about a diploma? With the advent of Massive Open Online Courses and other online programs offering informal credentials (badges), the race is on for alternative forms of certification that would be widely accepted by employers. “Who need...

Glee and its Insight into the New Generation of LGBT Allies

Glee and its Insight into the New Generation of LGBT Allies

February 24, 2012

North Penn High School Social Studies teacher, Dr. David Hall, recently wrote a blog for CNN, in which he examines the issue of bullying. In his article...

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