New School Year: Fresh Start Homework Solutions
-by Karen Davis and Susan Kruger Homework. Say the word to a student, and it’s synonymous with torture. Say the word to a parent, and it often spells…Read More
STEM tops Pennsylvania schools in SPP
Pennsylvania’s Department of Education released its School Performance Profile (SPP) scores for the last time on Friday, with the Downingtown STEM Academy in the Downingtown Area School District topping the…Read More
Downingtown Area School District held a School Safety Summit
The Downingtown Area School District held its 5th Annual School Safety Summit on August 9, 2017. Joining district administrators, principals and custodians were law enforcement officials representing our district’s…Read More
Downingtown Area School Board reorganizes with two new members
Four members of the Downingtown Area School Board were sworn in on December 6, 2017 by Judge Michael Cabry. The four were elected to serve a four year term in…Read More
Principal Ross spends night on school roof Lionville Middle School
Principal Jon Ross spent a cold night on the roof of Lionville Middle School to thank students for exceeding their fundraising goal for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The students raised…Read More
Secret Santa pays off negative meal balances for Downingtown Area School District
A Secret Santa walked into two Downingtown Area School District schools on Monday and paid off the outstanding meal accounts for dozens of students. What he didn’t know at the…Read More
Country music festival coming to Chester County next year
LUDWIG’S CORNER >> A three-day country music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country music will be coming to Chester County next year, organizers announced Thursday….Read More
Mantis shrimp brain contains memory and learning centers found only in insects
This mantis shrimp (Gonodactylus smithii) might have a much more elaborate brain than previously thought. That’s the conclusion of the first study to peer into the head of more…Read More
Test your smarts on the periodic table, ancient cats, and more!
At Above Grade Level we firmly believe that learning should be fun. Here’s a little quiz we found to be interesting and fun. Does anyone else like to…Read More
1st marking period
The 1st marking period is already drawing to a close…. Are your child’s report card grades not as strong as you had hoped? Don’t wait too long to reach…Read More
Downingtown Fall Fest
Are evenings more like a war-zone at your house?
Spider spins web that can hold the weight of a human
The school year is almost here!
It’s August. Summer is drawing to a close, and families with kids are beginning to transition to back-to-school mode. Just imagine the boost of confidence it would be for students to…Read More
Child Grooming & Abduction – A True Story.
Jim decided to share the story of how his daughter was groomed and abducted by pedophiles, in order to help other children and parents. “Her mother and I divorced…Read More
Debt Disaster for Students
The front page of a recent issue of the Daily Local News (July 30, 2017) ran a Special Report in the wake of this month’s hike in student loan…Read More
Healthy recipe for kids: Chocolate and oats lollipops
You won’t find the need to stop your kids from eating these healthy lollipops. Keeping kids away from chocolates and candy is almost next to impossible. They just can’t settle…Read More
How to increase your chances of College Scholarships
With average college tuition’s having quadrupled in recent years—in large part a result of the ease of obtaining government student loans—excellent SAT or ACT scores can be a student’s salvation…Read More