Three local schools have been named “Green Ribbon” schools by the US Department of Education, in a program that honors the best in environmental education and conservation.
Valley Forge Elementary School has had two confirmed cases of pertussis, and that is enough to constitute an “outbreak,” according to Betsy Walls, bureau director for personal health services at the Chester County Health Department.
Thirty-year-old Symantha Hicks of Horsham, Pa., was fired by Valley Forge Military Academy last month after three 17-year-old cadets alleged she gave them alcohol. Now, a cadet says she made sexual advances to him.
The school terminated Symantha Hicks, a guidance counselor at the school, after she allegedly provided alcohol to two cadets last Saturday.
Police say 39-year-old Jay Ciccarone of Wayne, Pa. is charged with interception of electronic communications, accessing stored communications, and unlawful use of a computer.
Among the best known local post offices on the list are the Benjamin Franklin post office in Old City, and ones in Manayunk, Roxborough, East Germantown, 30th Street train station, Overbrook, and St. Davids.