Sunday, May 12, 2013
A reader captured this system, which appeared to be a tornado, forming behind Methacton High School in Worcester Township Saturday afternoon.
Patch reader and Facebook follower Molly's Trainers, of Molly's Country Kennels in Towamencin, captured this twisted cloud behind Methacton High School in Worcester on Saturday. Molly's Trainer reports that the cloud eventually dissipated. You can always post photos of something you see about town on our Facebook page or in our Pics & Clips gallery.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The ordinance, which will allow field lights at Methacton High School, was approved upon the second revision.
The Worcester Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the long-reviewed Lighting Ordinance at a special meeting, April 2. The vote came immediately after the second public hearing of the ordinance. The ordinance allows athletic field lights to be installed at Methacton High School. According to Worcester Township solicitor Jim Garrity, the second public hearing was called due to revisions of the ordinance made after the first hearing, Jan. 16. “When we had the first public hearing of this ordinance, there were a number of suggested changes from Methacton School District and the neighbors,” Garrity said. Such changes included: [The approved Lighting Ordinance may be read in detail in the media gallery of this article] Moving Forward While …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
This year, the Collegeville Rotary opened the contest to Methacton High School students.
The Collegeville Rotary Club held its first Four-Way Test Speech Contest featuring Methacton High School (MHS) students on the evening of March 20. The speech contest took place at Ursinus College’s Pfahler hall in Collegeville. According to the Rotary Club contest rules, the Four-Way Test speeches are rooted in the Rotarian concern with promoting high ethical standards in professional life. The contest asks high school students to demonstrate principles of ethics through public speaking on a topic of their choice. During their speeches, the students incorporate the Rotarian Four-Way Test questions as a barometer to how strong their subject matter adheres to such ethical principles as: “We like to support our high school students in our …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Perkiomen Valley, which won 15 of its last 16 games; Methacton had a 13-0 PAC-10 record and was last year's champions.
The Perkiomen Valley Vikings beat the Methacton Warriors 44-41 in the PAC-10 Men's Basketball Championship on Feb. 12. The Spring-Ford High School gymnasium was filled with shades of orange, brown, green and white as the long-time rivals faced off in the Pioneer Liberty Conference. The Methacton Warriors (20-4) won their first PAC-10 title last year with a one-point victory over Spring-Ford, and the Perkiomen Valley Vikings (17-7) were back in the Final Four after a five-year absence, and won 14 of their last 15 games, according to The Mercury. In Final Four Games last Sunday, Perkiomen beat Pope John Paul II 65-52, while Methacton beat Phoenixville 53-51. In December, Methacton beat PV 64-48, and in January they eked out a closer win …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Sean Michael McCullough, 44, was sentenced to three to 23 months in jail after admitting to having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student.
According to The Times Herald, a Montgomery County judge sentenced former Methacton High School Teacher Sean Michael McCullough to three to 23 months in county jail and another three years probation for his inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. The 44-year-old McCullough, of Collegeville, pleaded guilty of corruption of a minor and disseminating obscene materials to a minor in connection with an ongoing relationship with a student that included sexually-explicit conversations over email, Facebook and text messages. The pair also reportedly engaged in mutual masturbation, kissing and fondling and even traded nude photos. The victim, now 20 years old, testified on behalf of McCullough, saying she did not consider …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sean McCullough plead guilty to charges against him in an inappropriate relationship with a former student.
According to the Pottstown Mercury, Sean Michael McCullough, a former Methacton High School teacher, recently pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to charges against him in relation to an alleged inappropriate relationship with a former student at the school. The article reports that McCullough, 43, admitted to engaging in the illicit behavior with the former student, a girl who was 17 at the time, from a period of September 2009 and 2010. In previous reports, McCullough was alleged to have had “sex chats,” mutual masturbation, exchanging nude photos, kissing and fondling one another. According to the Mercury, McCullough pleaded guilty to a felony charge of disseminating obscene materials to a minor and a misdemeanor charge of …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Pope John Paul II junior Nick Howarth was transported via medical helicopter to University of Pennsylvania hospital for serious injuries at the weekend game.
Monday, September 24, 2012
According to a Times Herald article, Pope John Paul II High School junior Nick Howarth was seriously injured while playing in a football game against Methacton High School, Sept. 22. The article states that Howarth, “was sandwiched on a kickoff return,” and lay immobilized on the field for approximately 20 minutes before being taken away in an ambulance. Howarth was said to be responsive, but was transported by medical helicopter to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, and was listed in serious condition. The PJP II Golden Panthers sustained another injury, according to the Herald, when its QB, junior James Bleming, was hit by the goal line and left with a collarbone injury, which may be season ending. The Methacton Warriors defeated …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Sean Michael McCullough is accused of having sexual relationship with one of his female students at Methacton High School.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
According to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman, and Lower Providence Police Chief Francis Caroll, a Methacton High School teacher has been arrested for Endagering the Welfare of Child, Corruption of Minors, Possession of Child Pornography and related offenses. Sean Michael McCullough, a current high school English teacher at Methacton School District, allegedly promoted and maintained a sexual relationship with one of his minor female students, during the 2009 and 2010 school years. The report states that McCullough was the female student's teacher during her freshman through senior years in high school. The sexually inappropriate relationship began during her senior year, while McCullough was her Gifted Seminar teacher. …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This win secures a spot in the PAC-10 Finals for Perkiomen Valley.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Erik Enters submitted the following information: Perk Valley won Tuesday night’s senior game 1-0. PV had 15 shots on goal and had 21 corners. Methacton goalie, Alyssa Rothman had 12 saves and the Methacton Defense made two defensive saves on the goal-line. Audree Bonavita played very well for the Vikings turning away seven shots – the final diving save with 20 seconds left in the game to preserve her eighth shutout of the season. Perk Valley scored its’ goal in the first half at the 8:09 mark. It was scored by Chandler Giese off a corner play with a nice feed coming from Annie Himsworth. The second half featured a physical Methacton team that pressed hard to turn the momentum around. PV did not back down and weathered the storm as well …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The PJPII boys JV football team tore up the Methacton Warriors today.
Cowbells, cheers and whistles could be heard from Warrior Field on Monday, as the Pope John Paul II Panthers took on the Methacton Warriors. Despite Methacton's efforts, the Panthers netted victory, 43 to 22. "They played awesome," said head coach Jim Bildstein. "The group of sophomores that we have is a very special group, and if they stay together, and they work hard over the next few years, they can go on to do great things. Mix that with our juniors, and it's a nice group." The first and second quarters belonged to PJPII, with the Panthers scoring 29 points and Methacton scoring only 14. The Warriors refused to give up, living up to their name and fighting for their team the whole game. PJPII fumbled the ball with 2:15 left in the …