Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Hatboro-Horsham High School will host a screening of the documentary, 'Bully,' this week and a presentation on Feb. 28 with the film's director, Lee Hirsch.
For some, bullying can mean calling another student a name, for others, it might mean threats of violence if the person being bullied does not follow through with the aggressor's demands. For filmmaker Lee Hirsch, who put the lives - and, in some cases deaths - of five kids on the big screen in his documentary, "Bully," the subject matter is about so much more. A victim of bullying himself, Hirsch, in an interview with Filmmaker Magazine, said he carried the "emotional landscape" of his film's topic. "I wanted to use my storytelling ability to give a voice to those kids and try to make a difference," Hirsch told the magazine in this month's issue. "As we started looking at making a film, my producer and I realized how much tragedy and …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Horsham Township Council presented the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation with a plaque during its recent meeting to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the nonprofit group.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation’s board views the upcoming departure of its executive director as an opportunity to continue building its success.
Hatboro-Horsham students have built robots, talked virtually to students around the world and taken part in outdoor education programs at the Jarrett Nature Center. These and other curriculum-enhancing initiatives have been made possible through the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation since its establishment 25 years ago. “We have a really unique relationship with the school district,” HHEF board chairman Chris Stasuk said. “We’re sort of an extension of them.” That extension will continue, Stasuk said, despite the Nov. 9 departure of Executive Director Laurie Rosard, who has served in that role for five years. “It’s going to be a challenge to a certain extent,” Stasuk said, adding that the hope is to “maybe change to see if we can’t …
Monday, May 7, 2012
"Flame, the Band," will perform at Keith Valley Middle School Thursday.
They may not be storming the pop charts, filling arenas or breaking records in album sales, but rock group “Flame, the Band” is still intent on changing the world – one song at a time. While other cover bands’ seemingly only performance-related worries revolve around learning other musicians’ songs, the 10 members of the upstate New York band rehearse, tour and perform for crowds in 15 states and Europe despite being blind, having Down Syndrome, being afflicted by autism and more. In fact, the band is comprised entirely of people with various disabilities. But, for Joseph Devine, Keith Valley Middle School assistant principal, the underlying message of Flame isn’t so much about the members’ individual challenges, but how they worked to …