First Grade Students Learn from Virtual Reality

Pennsbury Technology Department staff mem­ber, Amanda D’Amico, host­ed a vir­tu­al real­i­ty tour of aquat­ic life around the globe for first grade stu­dents at Penn Valley Elementary School. The stu­dents first read a non­fic­tion piece about ani­mals and their traits for sur­vival. The vir­tu­al real­i­ty tour brought to life the … Read more...

Pennsbury Teacher Named PA STEM Ambassador

PHS teacher, Jessica Perfetto, was accept­ed as one of 32 Ambassadors in the Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program, which aims to shape the future of STEM edu­ca­tion in the Commonwealth by tar­get­ing vital pol­i­cy con­ver­sa­tions with leg­isla­tive lead­er­ship in the areas of STEM Learning ecosys­tems, com­put­er sci­ence, state and fed­er­al … Read more...

Pennsbury Names Partners of the Year

The Pennsbury Partners Program cel­e­brat­ed its 20th annu­al part­ner­ship recog­ni­tion event on April 30, 2019 at William Penn Middle School.  As in pre­vi­ous years, awards were pre­sent­ed to one out­stand­ing busi­ness part­ner and one out­stand­ing non-profit part­ner of the year.  The 2019 cel­e­bra­tion also fea­tured musi­cal enter­tain­ment by … Read more...

Two Pennsbury Staffers Achieve Google Distinction

Pennsbury Technology Director, Brad McCormick, and Educational Technology Specialist, Mandy Lutz, achieved the des­ig­na­tion  of  “Google for Education Certified Trainer,” a dis­tinc­tion that has been reached by few­er than 2,000 peo­ple in the world. This pres­ti­gious des­ig­na­tion rec­og­nizes Ms. Lutz and Mr. McCormick as two of the top … Read more...

Pennsbury Schools Recognized for PBIS

Pennsbury is cel­e­brat­ing the accom­plish­ments of nine District schools, as each was rec­og­nized recent­ly by the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network (PaPBS). According to Regina Rausch, Director of Special Education, the schools are among the 2020 recip­i­ents of recog­ni­tion for high fideli­ty imple­men­ta­tion of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports … Read more...

Pennsbury Schools, District Earn National Recognition

Character.org, a nation­al advo­cate and leader for char­ac­ter devel­op­ment in our schools and com­mu­ni­ties, has named the Pennsbury School District a 2020 National District of Character and Afton, Edgewood, Fallsington, Oxford Valley, and Quarry Hill ele­men­tary schools and Pennwood and William Penn mid­dle schools as 2020 National Schools of Character. … Read more...

Pennsbury Elementary Schools Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hol­i­day on Jan. 18th was the 26th anniver­sary of the nation­al Day of Service that cel­e­brates the civ­il rights lead­er’s life and lega­cy. On this school hol­i­day, all ten Pennsbury School District ele­men­tary schools marked the fourth annu­al col­lab­o­ra­tive Day of Service. Fifth … Read more...

Pennsbury Enviro Science Club Honored

The Pennsbury High School Environmental Science Club, led by fac­ul­ty advi­sor, Kristen Realdine, was rec­og­nized recent­ly by the Lower Makefield Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) and the township’s Board of Supervisors for the club’s impres­sive work on reduc­ing envi­ron­men­tal waste and advanc­ing the instal­la­tion of water refill … Read more...

SPARK: a New Elementary “Special” in Pennsbury

With the pas­sage of the 2019–2020 School District final bud­get on June 20th, the Pennsbury Board of School Directors approved the re-instatement of a fifth “spe­cial” to the ele­men­tary sched­ule. Supplementing the cur­rent spe­cials that include phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion, music, art, and library will be the intro­duc­tion of a new week­ly … Read more...

Biography Bash Held at Walt Disney Elementary

Third grade stu­dents held their annu­al “Biography Bash” at Pennsbury’s Walt Disney Elementary School in the spring of 2019. “This is a two-part project that involves in-classroom research and a project to work on at home,” explained teacher, Jess Holzerman. “Students arrived dressed as famous peo­ple, ready to embody … Read more...

Pennsbury Partners of the Year Honored

For the 21st con­sec­u­tive year, the Pennsbury Partners Program cel­e­brat­ed a Non-Profit Partner of the Year and a Business Partner of the Year.

Ordinarily, the Partners Program hosts a fes­tive, spring cel­e­bra­tion to pay trib­ute to the Partners of the Year, with 150+ com­mu­ni­ty part­ners, local elect­ed offi­cials, and staff … Read more...

Pennsbury Administrators Speak at National Conference

In October, Pennsbury High School assis­tant prin­ci­pals, Patti Steckroat and Cherrissa Gibson, pre­sent­ed at the 25th annu­al National Character.org Conference in Washington, D.C.  The pair led a break­out ses­sion titled, Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: Building Character and Leadership to Promote Positive School Culture.

Ms. Gibson and Ms. Steckroat led a team … Read more...