Author: Rick Durante
Delco Hi-Q Hall of Honor Nominations Sought
The search is on for individuals to be considered for induction into the Delco Hi-Q Hall of Honor. The nomination form is available online and submissions are accepted until February 11.
New Books Headed to Stonehurst Hills Elementary School
When Stonehurst Hills teacher Wendy Graff learned about FMFCU Foundation’s Teacher Mini-Grant program, she knew exactly what her students could use- new books. Ms. Graff noted that some of her students are reading below grade level and she is determined to help them improve. FMFCU Foundation chose her project as one of 12 Teacher Mini-Grants awarded […]
Garnet Valley Wins First Delco Hi-Q Contest of 2019
Delco Hi-Q’s 71st season resumed on January 4th at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Upper Darby played host to Garnet Valley and Academy of Notre Dame on the first week back from winter break. Notre Dame, not wanting to miss a chance to participate, cut their break one day […]
FMFCU Foundation Grant Will Bring Four Legged Pals to Prospect Park
FMFCU Foundation Executive Director, Rick Durante, presented another Teacher Mini-Grant check this week. Andrea Ricevuto, teacher at Prospect Park School in the Interboro School District, applied for an innovative grant to bring therapy dogs to her school. Ms. Ricevuto works with 75 students in her Title One Reading program that she describes […]
Delco Hi-Q Round One Ends With Chichester, Springfield, and Garnet Valley Victories
The first round of Delco Hi-Q competitions continued this week with teams battling for points in the nation’s oldest continuous academic quiz competition. The week started with a trip to Radnor Township on December 10th where Valley Forge Military Academy hosted Cardinal O’Hara, and Chichester High Schools. The teams’ hot […]
Marple Newtown Biology Program Receives Foundation Teacher Mini-Grant
The biology program at Marple Newtown High School received some help from Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation in the form of a Teacher Mini-Grant to fund an innovative program. Biology, a difficult course for students filled with abstract processes, can be a challenge for learners. Biology teachers at Marple Newtown identified a […]
ARCHBISHOP CARROLL, HAVERFORD, DELAWARE COUNTY CHRISTIAN, AND BONNER-PRENDIE SCORE WINS IN THE FIRST WEEK OF DELCO HI-Q
Delco Hi-Q’s 71st season kicked off at Ridley High School on Monday December 3, 2018. Delaware County’s academic competition may have recently turned 70 but it has not shown any signs of aging!
Pennell Elementary Receives Mini-Grant
Pennell Elementary’s Mini-Grant from FMFCU Foundation is anything but mini to Multiple Disabilities Support teacher Catherine Furia. She and her team plan to make a big impact with the funds. Our grant will provide alternative programs and materials to help students learn important functional skills such as Reading, Telling Time, and Counting […]
First Teacher Mini-Grant Awarded
Notre Dame de Lourdes School in Ridley Township is the first recipient of our Teacher Mini-Grant program. Ms. Kristy Dumont applied for a grant to expand their Life Science program for middle school students.
Delco Hi-Q Set to Start Season 71
Delco Hi-Q, the oldest continuous academic quiz competition in the United States, is poised to begin its 71st consecutive season. The season kicks off when Ridley High School hosts Sun Valley and Archbishop Carroll High Schools on Monday, December 3rd. Twenty-One high schools will compete this year, culminating in the […]