Penn Wood Middle School

Serving the Communities of Aldan, Colwyn, Darby, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, and Yeadon

  • Students,


    Information will start coming over the next few days to your school gmail accounts.  I want to thank you for your patience in these difficulut times.

    Your homeroom teachers should reaching out to over the next few days to check on you and your family.  They are also looking to understand your technology needs.


    You today should have received an email from Ms Hill, Ms Gok and Ms Linden


    Shortly you will begin to see work and instruction in your google classroom accounts as well.


    You can get updated information on Twitter and Instagram at pwms_patriots or Facebook Penn Wood Middle School.


    Thank you.


    Mr. Denelsbeck

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School Info

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    Mr. Joe Denelsbeck
    121 Summit Street
    Darby, PA 19023
    Phone: 610.586.1804
    Fax: 610.586.7372
    Dr. Matthew Lammons
    7th Grade Assistant Principal
    Phone: 610.586.1804
    Fax: 610.586.7372
    Mr. Warren M. Danenza
    8th Grade Assistant Principal
    Phone: 610.586.1804
    Fax: 610.586.7372
    Karen Guy
    Secretary, Principal's Office
    Phone: 610.586.1804
    Fax: 610.586.7372
    Jocelyn Coleman
    Secretary, Attendance Office
    Phone: 610.586.1804
    Fax: 610.586.7372
    Kathryn Kramer
    Secretary, Guidance Office
    Phone: 610.586.1804
    Fax: 610.586.7372


    The mission of Penn Wood Middle School is to prepare all students for high school & beyond as determined by state standards. This will be accomplished by focusing on instructional rigor, using data to inform instruction, setting high expectations, increasing student engagement, as well as accepting and teaching personal accountability. To that end, our team of educators will collaborate with all stakeholders, combining passion with innovative practices to inspire life long learning.

    We believe that:
    All students are entitled to the equal access to quality standards-based education in a safe environment.
    Despite the many challenges associated with middle grade education, the number one factor impacting student success is high quality instruction.
    The successful development of an adolescent depends on support networks consisting of parents, teachers, mentors, administrators, and community.
    Constructive and respectful intellectual debate amongst colleagues regarding professional practices is critical to our success.