Middle school tops Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer fundraisers

In ear­ly June, Maple Point Middle School (Langhorne)  Coaches vs. Cancer fundrais­er vol­un­teers held a recog­ni­tion cer­e­mo­ny. This year the school raised an astound­ing $23,530 for the American Cancer Society, mak­ing Maple Point the #1 fundrais­ing team out of 43 in the entire Philadelphia region for CvC dona­tions. Coach Fred … Read more...

Bitmoji classrooms add fun, personality to online learning

With the start of the new school year, Neshaminy stu­dents are start­ing their class­es online. The cur­rent plan calls for a hybrid com­bi­na­tion of online and in-person learn­ing to begin in October, and pos­si­bly addi­tion­al in-person time after that if health & safe­ty con­di­tions allow.

Preparing for these pos­si­bil­i­ties, Neshaminy teach­ers … Read more...

Author keeps a 16-year-old promise to his middle school teacher

In 2004, a stu­dent in Stacey Flaville-Boop’s 8th-grade English class at Maple Point Middle School in Langhorne start­ed work­ing on an inde­pen­dent writ­ing project. The aspir­ing author, Hank Curry, shared his novel­la one chap­ter at a time with his teacher, who offered con­struc­tive feed­back and encour­age­ment. Ms. Flaville-Boop, who is … Read more...

MLK Day project offers hope and fills “Blessing Bags”

On Monday, January 20, over 150 Maple Point Middle School stu­dents and a small group of Neshaminy High School stu­dents gath­ered in the cafe­te­ria at Maple Point in Langhorne for the third annu­al Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project to ben­e­fit Angels in Motion. 

Students through­out the … Read more...

Produce donation expanding food horizons

Students at Tawanka Elementary School in Feasterville have been sam­pling a vari­ety of fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles thanks to a part­ner­ship between phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion teacher Bob Wright and the Giant Food Store in Feasterville. Each month the stu­dents will receive a sam­ple of a dif­fer­ent fruit or veg­etable — start­ing … Read more...

Music teacher profiled in professional journal

A Neshaminy School District teacher was hon­ored with an appear­ance in a nation­al jour­nal for music edu­ca­tors over the sum­mer. Poquessing Middle School (Feasterville) music teacher Jason Leigh was among 11 teach­ers from across the coun­try pro­filed in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Choral Journal recent­ly. He … Read more...

#StandUp Neshaminy launches anti-opioid campaign

By now, almost every­body has heard about or even been per­son­al­ly affect­ed by the fast-growing nation­wide opi­oid abuse cri­sis. This drug epi­dem­ic is unlike any oth­er that pre­ced­ed it, claim­ing vic­tims across demo­graph­ic, social and racial lines. Bucks County has been espe­cial­ly hard-hit, with 185 opioid-related deaths record­ed last year, … Read more...

When school is out, teachers become the students

The first week of sum­mer for the stu­dents at Neshaminy was not vaca­tion time for edu­ca­tors through­out the dis­trict. Besides fin­ish­ing up paper­work and prepar­ing class­rooms for the sum­mer, staff mem­bers spent sev­er­al days in pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment class­es learn­ing from each oth­er and out­side pre­sen­ters on a wide vari­ety of … Read more...

Online Learning at Neshaminy? We Got This!

The COVID-19 pan­dem­ic may have put the brakes on a tra­di­tion­al school year at Neshaminy, but the learn­ing con­tin­ued almost imme­di­ate­ly as the District quick­ly moved the cur­ricu­lum online.

With lit­tle warn­ing, all Bucks County schools closed on Friday, March 13. Shortly after, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered all schools … Read more...

School celebrates 20 years of honoring veterans

Shortly after the ter­ror­ist attacks on September 11, 2001, a group of teach­ers at Maple Point Middle School in the Neshaminy School District got togeth­er to dis­cuss an idea. With Veterans Day approach­ing, they thought that hold­ing a cer­e­mo­ny to hon­or America’s mil­i­tary would be a good way to teach … Read more...

Teachers secure $100k DEP grant to repair natural area by Neshaminy HS

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has award­ed Neshaminy School District an Environmental Stewardship and Watershed Protection Grant (also known as the Growing Greener Grant) in the amount of $100,339.00.

This grant was estab­lished under the Commonwealth’s Environmental Stewardship and Watershed Protection Act (1999) with the goal … Read more...

Sunset Challenge promotes healthy life choices

Nearly 500 run­ners par­tic­i­pat­ed in the first annu­al #StandUp Neshaminy Sunset Challenge 2K / 5K race held at Maple Point Middle School in Langhorne on May 10. The race drew stu­dents from every District school, their fam­i­lies, and run­ners from the com­mu­ni­ty who com­pet­ed on a 2K course stayed on … Read more...

Neshaminy is leading the way with Amplify Science

On October 15, 2019, Maple Point MS sci­ence teach­ers Chuck Lumio and Dan Winter held a lunchtime con­fer­ence call with the Senior Project Manager of the Amplify Science pro­gram through the University of California at Berkley. Neshaminy has been lead­ing the way for the past sev­er­al years inte­grat­ing Next Generation … Read more...

Fifth-grade cancer survivor leads education campaign

Poquessing Middle School fifth-grader Sara Harvey is a can­cer sur­vivor cel­e­brat­ing sev­en years cancer-free. She has seen first-hand the toll that can­cer takes on a fam­i­ly. Her own sto­ry led her to approach Principal Timothy Hunt in late August to ask if he would help spread the mes­sage behind Septembers … Read more...

Instructional Rounds spreads classroom success

On October 25, a group of Neshaminy School District teach­ers and admin­is­tra­tors vis­it­ed sev­er­al class­rooms at Maple Point Middle School, then gath­ered in a near­by con­fer­ence room to dis­cuss their obser­va­tions as part of Instructional Rounds.

This pro­gram, start­ed last year at Neshaminy, offers an oppor­tu­ni­ty for con­struc­tive dia­logue on … Read more...