Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A Newtown resident is among those participating in the Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid internships at local non-profit agencies.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Fifteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership’s Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid student internships at local non-profit human service agencies in Bucks County serving children, youth and families. The program combines the ability to gain practical experience while helping to effect positive change in the community working at non-profit human service agencies. This is the fifth year in a row that Foundations has offered the internship program. Non-profit agencies have the benefit of additional helping hands and the students gain meaningful work experience with groups that are making a difference in Bucks County. "Service learning is a wonderful opportunity for …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The 2012 Pennsbury School District art show features paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, along with works in a variety of other media.
The 2012 Pennsbury School District art show features paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, along with works in a variety of other media. The three-day event wrapped up Thursday evening.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The district sent automated calls to parents to inform them students would be delayed coming home due to weather conditions.
According to the Pennsbury School District website, due to weather and roadway conditions this afternoon, buses for Pennsury elementary and middle school students will be experiencing delays -- possibly as long as 15-25 minutes -- in their take-home routes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Parents may pick up their students at the normal dismissal time if they choose to do so. As always, the health and safety of our students is our primary concern.
Public invited to Pennsbury High School East campus for show's final night.
Thursday is the last day to check out hundreds of pieces of sample artwork from Pennsbury students in the district's 15 schools. The 2012 district-wide art show features paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, along with works in a variety of other media. Pennsbury Art Curriculum Coordinator Ruth Anne Schultz and all of the district's art teachers set up the display at 8 a.m. on Tuesday for the three-day event. In its final night, the public is invited to view the pieces from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pennsbury High School's East gymnasium.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Fred Beans, president of Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, will be the commencement speaker during Thursday's ceremony.
Bucks County Community College will celebrate its 46th annual commencement Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Newtown Campus. Fred Beans, president of Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, will be the commencement speaker. Nearly 900 students are expected to graduate during Thursday's ceremony. A life-long Bucks County resident, Beans heads an extensive automotive organization that includes 19 dealerships selling 17 automobile brands. Based in Doylestown, the group also owns and operates Fred Beans Collision Centers, AutoExpress of Doylestown, NAPA of Doylestown, Autorent of Doylestown, and Fred Beans Parts Warehouse. In addition, Beans is involved in a number of professional and community groups, using his personal and business resources to support …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Students have been working with therapy dog teams, which are believed to build student motivation, enhance focus and increase on-task behaviors.
Nor’Wester Readers, a canine assisted learning program, started providing services in the Council Rock School District in 2007 with a single therapy team in a second grade learning support class. Since its inception, the program has grown from one therapy dog team to more than 30 teams. The organization, based in Richboro, now works in 17 schools, 36 classrooms and five local school districts, including Pennsbury and Bensalem Township School District. "The dogs are magic and the teams are making breakthroughs with some students that no one else has been able to reach," co-director Wendi Huttner said. The non-profit program places dogs and their handlers into the classroom to foster motivation, student confidence and a love of learning. …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Students in grades 9 through 12 in a public or private high schools and those in state-approved home school programs are eligible to participate.
Bucks County high school students are invited to participate in the annual Pennsylvania High School Computer Fair. The annual event highlights Pennsylvania high school students' computer skills and knowledge in the following categories: Animation; Computer Fair Logo; Digital Movie; Graphic Design; Programming; and Web Page Design. Students will have the opportunity to unleash their creativity, learn how to convey information more dynamically, and enhance the learning process, according to a news release. Students in grades 9 through 12 in a public or private high schools and those in state-approved home school programs are eligible to participate. The Bucks County Intermediate Unit event takes place March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m…
Monday, February 27, 2012
Kids don’t need teachers to be their friends.
One of the things I love about Patch is going from site to site to see what people are talking about in other towns. This week, I came across an interesting piece on the Nazareth Patch. In a nutshell, the question was should teachers and students be friends on Facebook? The story goes that a teacher from Maine accidentally posted a picture of himself naked on Facebook and, since he was "friends" with some of his students, well, there you have it. First off, I'm astounded that so many adults have so much time to be on Facebook. Second, why on earth would anybody post a picture of himself or herself naked anywhere? Why do you have a picture of yourself naked to begin with? All that aside, I cannot fathom why a teacher would "friend" a …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Editors and staff writers for The Playwickian received the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Medal Certificate of Excellence for High School Journalism.
Student journalists were honored for their work with Neshaminy High School's The Playwickian paper, according to a news release. Editors and staff writers for The Playwickian received the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Medal Certificate of Excellence for High School Journalism. "What a delightful read. Your coverage is fair and diverse and really covers all aspects of your school and community. Your paper is engaged in what is going on at school and around you," CSPA judges said. For the past 35 years, the CSPA has critiqued The Playwickian and has received a gold medal for 24 years.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Students and staff took time to mark the 224th anniversary of our nation's founding document.
Students and staff took time to mark the 224th anniversary of our nation's founding document. The Social Studies Department of Carl Sandburg Middle School proudly celebrated Constitution Day 2011 -- Sept. 17, 2011 -- with a special program for all students and staff members on Friday, Sept. 16. The National Constitution Center's Traveling History Program presented the "Bill of Rights Show." The show educated students on the Bill of Rights and its creation in a fast-paced, interactive, question and answer show. The students also met James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson as they debated about basic freedoms and the amendments that protect citizens' rights today. Each grade level had its own special assembly.