Appointment of Ms. Lauren Overton

Via Mail:

Dear William M. Meredith Community:

It is with pleasure I announce the appointment of Ms. Lauren Overton as Leader of William M. Meredith School. Ms. Overton will officially begin her tenure as principal on July 1, 2016.

Ms. Overton brings with her a firm belief that all students have the capability to be exceptional. Her greatest strengths include: collaborative leadership, strategic planning, and empowering young people to become leaders. Hardworking and ambitious, she will work with all staff and community stakeholders to ensure students learn in a safe and nurturing environment, while keeping a laser-focus on academics.

I would be remiss if I did not thank Mrs. Cindy Farlino, for her dedication to our school and community for the past eight years. Please join me in wishing Mrs. Farlino well in her future endeavors.


Dr. Sonya Harrison

Assistant Superintendent

Meredith music teacher, Cheryl Roebuck

Dear Meredith Families,

I am so very sad to report to you that our beloved Meredith music teacher Cheryl Roebuck passed away Saturday morning. Cheryl taught music at Meredith for 18.5 years and worked for our school district for 33 years.

She was scheduled to retire at the end of June, 2016. She battled a serious illness for many months and has not been in school.

She was an amazing teacher who uplifted our performing arts program to great heights. In addition, there are many, many of our students who have gone on to careers in the arts, due to her mentorship.

There is no information yet on any services, but we plan to invite the Roebuck family to Meredith School, in a few weeks to dedicate our auditorium to Cheryl.

On Monday we will have counselors on site for support for any students who will need it (some of our upper school kids will be very upset). We will also carefully craft words for the teachers, for them to report to the older students regarding her passing.

We thought it was important to give you this information prior to Monday, in case you want to discuss this with your children. Certainly this is your decision, but we anticipate that the school atmosphere on Monday may appear sad to your child.

With love and comfort,

IMAGINE Meredith

Meet the Newish Kid on the Block:

The IMAGINE Meredith Committee

IMAGINE a MEREDITH campus that encompasses ART, GREEN space, and an INFORMATIVE indoor and outdoor environment; a city space with NATURE that nurtures, a safe area for children to run around and EXERCISE. A place where parents, faculty and staff, students and volunteers come together in service of our school, our community, and our world.

Our former Beautification Committee is now IMAGINE Meredith – a committee dedicated to enhancing our school environment, BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR. Please send an email to if you are interested in volunteering with our endeavors. If you were already receiving emails from the former committee, you will automatically be included in the new list.

There is still a way to support the 2016 Meredith Auction!

Dear Meredith Families,

         Perhaps you were unable to attend the auction…

         Perhaps you were outbid on an item you wanted…

         Perhaps you still want to make a contribution…

         Well, there is still a way to support the 2016 Meredith Auction!

         At the end of the Live Auction, we held a Fund-A-Need where guests made monetary donations to a specific cause.  The funds raised with the FUND-A-NEED will go DIRECTLY towards SCHOOLYARD IMPROVEMENTS!!! You may ask, “What do ‘Schoolyard Improvements’ mean?”

         Schoolyard Improvements mean everything from trees to benches to our ultimate goal of a soft surface playground.  The money raised from the FUND-A-NEED will go directly towards this NEED for Meredith School.

So follow the link, share with your families and friends through email, Facebook, etc.  No amount is too small. This Fund-A-Need will last until Friday, April 15.  At that point, we will reveal the total amount raised from the Meredith Auction.  I know everyone can’t wait!!!

Let’s build a better schoolyard for our children! We can do it!

Thank you so much for your continued support!


Auction Committee, 2016

The 2016 Meredith Auction Committee Wants YOU!!!

The first Auction Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 8:45 a.m. at The Living Room (cafe on 5th and Monroe.)

This is a wonderful opportunity to help plan the biggest event of the year.

The Meredith Auction which will take place on Saturday, April 9 at Penns Landing Caterers.

Please Come and Share Your Ideas, Your Connections, Your Talents.


If you would like to volunteer but cannot make this meeting, please email your contact information to Christina Pascucci at

*Future meetings will take place on Mondays or Fridays.