PWHS entrance nears completion

The renovation of the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) entrance is in the final phase of the two and a half year project to restore the 65 year-old building.

“Anyone familiar with the way the building was three years ago may not recognize it now,” said PWHS Principal Dr. Jason Bacani, a 1993 graduate of the school.

“When the School Board began this project, they said it was time to bring the quality of the building in line with the quality of our instructional programs and our students’ high level of achievement. That has definitely been accomplished.”

“We feel like we are in a new building,” he added. “When people come through the new entrance, walk the clean bright hallways, see our state-of-the-art, climate-controlled classrooms and visit our new central cafeteria, they will definitely feel PW Proud!”

The Colonial School District (CSD) will celebrate the high school renovation with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon on Saturday, October 7. The ribbon cutting will kick off the Colonial School District Education Foundation’s (CSDEF) first Foundation Day.

Foundation Day will be held on the PWHS campus from noon until 6 p.m. The event is a way to connect with current, former and future families in the District as well as CSD alumni, and to educate them about the Foundation and how it works with the community to support our students.

Other highlights include:
-Student-led tours of the renovated high school
-A Craft and Home-based Business Fair in the new PWHS cafeteria
-Food trucks
-Clinics for elementary students in Sports, Music, Art and more!

The money raised from Foundation Day will directly support the CSDEF Annual Fund initiatives of STEAM and AVID that provide Colonial’s children with innovative technology resources and provide secondary students in the academic middle with the tools to change “if they go to college” to “when they go to college.”