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Fireworks In Montgomery County, PA

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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Ambler Kiwanis Fireworks
Date: July 5, 2014 at Dusk
Where: Wissahickon High School
521 Houston Road
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002

The best fireworks in the area!  (The time was moved to the raindate on Saturday.)

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Ramp Riot at Wissahickon High School

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

November 2, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wissahickon High School Gymnasium
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002

High Schools’ Robots Battle it out in Arena-Style Competition

The 14th annual Ramp Riot will be hosted by Wissahickon Robotics Team 341. Competing high schools include:
11 MORT, Mt. Olive HS
103 Cybersonics Technology Team, Palisades HS
222 Tigertrons, Tunkhannock AHS
224 The Tribe, Piscataway HS
225 Tech Fire, York, PA
272 Cyber Crusaders, Lansdale Catholic HS
304 Robo Griffin, George Washington HS
306 Corry Robotics Team, Corry Area HS
316 LuNa Tecs, South Jersey Robotics
321 Central Robotics, Central HS
341 Miss Daisy, Wissahickon HS
365 Miracle Workerz/MOE Robotics
423 Simple Machines, Cheltenham & Springfield HS
433 Firebirds, Mount St. Joseph’s Academy
484 Robo-Force, Haverford HS
708 Hard-Wired Fusion, Hatboro-Horsham HS
834 Spartechs, Southern Lehigh HS
869 Power Cord, Middlesex HS
1168 Malvern Prep/Villa Maria Academy Robotics
1218 Vulcan Robotics, Chestnut Hill Academy
1391 Westtown Robotics, Westtown School
1403 Cougar Robotics, Montgomery HS
1626 Falcon Robotics, St. Joseph High School
1640 Sab-BOT-age, Downingtown HS
1676 Pascack Pioneers, Pascack Valley / Pascack Hills HS
1712 Dawgma, Lower Merion HS
1923 MidKnight Inventors, West Windsor-South Plansboro HS
2016 Mighty Monkey Wrenches, Ewing HS/ MKSD
2539 Krypton Cougars, Palmyra Area HS
2607 Fighting RoboVikings, Archbishop Wood HS
2729 Storm Robotics, Lenape & Cherokee HS
3151 Cyberstorm, GCIT
3167 Environmental Tectonics Crusaders, Father Judge HS
3314 Mustang Robotics, Clifton HS
3929 Atomic Dragons, J R Masterman HS
4575 The Tin Mints, GSEP Patrol #5426

Ambler Symphony Orchestra Concert

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Ambler Symphony Orchestra Concert
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:30pm
Wissahickon High School, 521 Houston Rd Ambler, PA 19002

Our opening concert features the talents of two internationally acclaimed soloists in Johannes Brahms’ beautiful double concerto. Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist Sim Gollo, and Ambler Symphony favorite, cellist Jes’s A. Morales will join the orchestra for this Brahms favorite. Then, the orchestra performs Gustav Holst’s greatest orchestral work, the symphonic suite The Planets!

Johannes Brahms — Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra
Gustav Holst — The Planets

Tickets sold at the door
Adults 15 / Seniors and Students 10 / Children under 12 FREE

Wissahickon High School Carnival and Fireworks

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Ambler Kiwanis Carnival is going on through July 6, 2013. The best fireworks display in the suburbs is scheduled for July 5. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Ambler

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Wissahickon High School Commencement

Friday, June 14th, 2013

More Pictures From the 2013 Wissahickon High School Graduation

Due to the threat of extreme weather, the Wissahickon High School Commencement was postponed a day and held on the June 14, 2013. The school district said:

Dear Parents and Guardians, I am writing to inform you that we are postponing the Graduation Ceremony to Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Please understand that this was an extremely difficult decision to make. As explanation, in normal circumstances, we would graduate from our field and if it rained, our back-up plan would be to move the ceremony inside. This developing weather event, however is shaping up to be anything but “normal”. Our latest update is that the late afternoon will bring severe thunderstorms, hail, damaging winds, flooding and a possible tornado. In addition, there may be widespread power outages which would affect even an indoor graduation event. Our first priority always is the health, safety and welfare of our students, staff, and the community. It is not advisable to hold an event of this magnitude and importance with the threat of severe weather in our community. As an extra precaution we also contacted Mr. Steve Beck, School Safety Coordinator for Montgomery County Department of Public Safety and local police who concurred with our decision considering the magnitude and severity of this storm. I know that this may create an inconvenience for some of our families who have visitors traveling from out of town, however, I cannot risk the safety of our students and families. Graduation is an important culminating activity. It is our hope that by making the change to Friday we will be able to have the ceremony in a safe situation that is memorable and meaningful for all. I thank you in advance for your support and understanding given this extremely serious situation and I look forward to sharing this once in a lifetime event with your children and families. We will keep you updated throughout the day on Thursday through the District’s Web site. Please click the headline for a weather briefing presentation. Sincerely, Judith M. Clark Superintendent of Schools


Monday, October 29th, 2012

On November 10th, 36 basketball playing robots and 2500 cheering fans will rock the Wissahickon High School Circle Gym. Ramp Riot 2012 is a regional robotics competition that attracts teams from seven states.  This event is guaranteed fun for the whole family and Admission is free.  Our overall mission is to inspire young people, but you’ll want to be there just for the fun of it. The event details are below.

We hope to see you on November 10th at Ramp Riot!

Please join us!

Alan Ostrow, Wissahickon HS Robotics Program,

Wissahickon Robotics

Wissahickon Robotics


13th Annual Regional Robotics Competition

November 10th, 2012

9 AM – 5 PM

Wissahickon HS, Circle Gym, 521 Houston Road, Ambler, PA

36 East Coast Teams, from 7 states, battle it out in arena style competition!

Admission is free

* Non-stop action!

* Free Kids Driving Zone!

* Music! Games! Prizes!

* Canned Food Drive to Benefit the Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard

Wissahickon Robotics: This Beats a Coma

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

To the Entire Team 341 Family:

Many of you showed your support last Summer for, Team 341 Alum, Doug Markgraf, and his bike ride across the United States in support of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research.  Well, his entire journey was filmed and the documentary is now ready for release. This documentary was created by our very own media coach Scott Richardson with help from Kirsten and many others.

To see the trailer, visit:

The documentary website is here:

To celebrate this achievement and to support TBI Research, you are cordially invited to a very special documentary showing on June 30th. This new film not only chronicles the story of Doug’s inspirational ride, but also his daily struggle with TBI and his efforts to inspire others.

Doug is an incredible member of our Wissahickon family and I urge you to support this cause by joining us at the Ambler Theater on June 30th.

The documentary, This Beats a Coma, will premiere at the Ambler Theater on June 30th at 1 PM and tickets are only $5Please mark you calendar!(A brief explanation of Doug’s story and the documentary showing details are copied below)

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the showing!

Mr. O.


~About the Film: 
Traumatic brain injury is a horrible way to lose your mind. Doug Markgraf would know. On May 31, 2006, he was involved in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle in a bike lane in West Philadelphia. In the collision, Doug shattered bones, helmet, bicycle – and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Lying in a coma for half a month, doctors refused to acknowledge that his condition would allow anything similar to a complete recovery. And, the last thing they ever expected was that he would awaken, recover, and return to the bike. But, he did. And now he’s on a mission to inspire other TBI survivors, and surprise everyone.    To see the teaser, visit:      Documentary Website:

~Showing Specifics: 
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012
Location: The Ambler Theater  – Address: 108 E Butler Avenue, Ambler PA 19002   –    Website/tickets: 

Time: 1:00pm
Cost: $5 / ticket

After the screening of the film, there will be a Q+A session with Filmmaker Scott Richardson and Doug Markgraf. Be prepared to be inspired!


Winter Semi-Formal Dance – “Glow”

Friday, December 16th, 2011

The Wissahickon High School Winter Semi-Formal will be held on Saturday, December 17th at Wissahickon High School in the Square Gymnasium. Doors will open at 7:30 PM.

In order to attend the dance, a ticket must be purchased by the Wissahickon High School student. The cost of a ticket for all Wissahickon students is $20.00. Ticket cost for students Not attending Wissahickon High School is $25.00.

Tickets will be on sale from Friday, December 2rd through Friday, December 16th, 2011.
In order to purchase tickets, each student attending the dance must be cleared of obligations by Mrs. Kennedy in the Activities Office prior to purchase. At the time of purchase, students must present completed 2011 Semi-Formal Emergency Contact information and signed District Dance Policy contract (lavender paper) with payment, either cash or check (payable to Wissahickon High School). Tickets may be purchased during lunches outside Upstairs Café and after school in Activities office.

Mrs. Kennedy will clear obligations during all lunches and after school only. Beginning
December 7, Mrs. Kennedy will be located outside the Upstairs Cafeteria during lunches.

If you change your date after completing all of the information, you will need to notify
Mr. Slanina and/or Miss Fleming of the change prior to the event, and complete another
Semi-Formal form to verify that all obligations have been cleared and paperwork is complete. Failure to do so may keep your date from gaining entry to the dance.

The traditional attire for the Semi-Formal is a “cocktail” style dress for the girls and a suit and tie or jacket and tie for the boys.

On the evening of the dance, students should arrive no later than 8:15 p.m. All students are required to check in at the main desk upon entry. No large bags or outside beverages will be allowed into the school. Students will not be permitted to leave and re-enter. Please make sure you bring your school ID (or driver’s license) and camera for souvenir pictures.

Snack type foods and water will be provided.

Double-sided signature page will be collected. Information sheets are posted on the District website.

We look forward to seeing all of you “GLOW” at the Semi!

Click HERE to access this letter and the Semi-Formal Form.

Click HERE to access the Dance Rules and Policy.