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...

Grants Awarded to Pennsbury Schools by Partners Program

The Pennsbury Partners Advisory Board Mini-Grant Committee recent­ly award­ed five schools with spe­cial, corporate-sponsored mini-grants in the amount of $3,010. The pur­pose of these grants is to fos­ter part­ner­ship devel­op­ments in each school that: 

- Make a pos­i­tive impact on stu­dent aca­d­e­m­ic achieve­ment by link­ing with cur­ricu­lum;
- Combine … Read more...

Faculty Virtual Ensemble Honors Pennsbury Seniors

Instrumental music fac­ul­ty mem­bers found a way to hon­or the Pennsbury Class of 2020 with a spe­cial vir­tu­al per­for­mance of the Pennsbury Alma Mater. Each teacher played a dif­fer­ent instru­men­tal part of the com­po­si­tion, with some tap­ing them­selves play­ing more than one musi­cal instru­ment. The final, com­pos­ite edit was cre­at­ed … Read more...

Paleontologists Visit Pennsbury

Paleontologists, Mike and Roberta Straka, vis­it­ed with sec­ond graders at Afton and Quarry Hill ele­men­tary schools as a tie-in with the Pennsbury sci­ence cur­ricu­lum. “The stu­dents learned a lot from the pre­sen­ters,” shared Afton teacher, Rhea Jones. “They were very orga­nized and engag­ing. There was a lot of oppor­tu­ni­ty … Read more...

AOY Art Center to Host 4th Annual Show of Works by Pennsbury Art Majors

The AOY Art Center, a Pennsbury Partner, will host the fourth annu­al gallery show of adju­di­cat­ed Pennsbury stu­dent work on two week­ends in ear­ly 2020. As in past years, this show­case of up-and-coming tal­ent will be juried by mem­bers of the AOY Art Center and prizes will be award­ed. First … 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...

Pennwood Middle School Achieves LEED Gold Certification

     Pennsbury School District is pleased to announce that the environmentally-friendly ren­o­va­tion of Pennwood Middle School employed numer­ous sus­tain­able plan­ning, design, and con­struc­tion com­po­nents to achieve LEED Gold cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. By seek­ing the LEED Certification, … Read more...

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 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...

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...

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...

Pennsbury Education Foundation Announces Grant Awards

The Pennsbury Education Foundation (PEF) recent­ly award­ed eight grants to schools across the Pennsbury School District, total­ing over $12,000. The PEF is a 501©3 orga­ni­za­tion that relies on dona­tions and sup­ports the pur­pose of improv­ing teach­ing and learn­ing in Pennsbury through inno­v­a­tive edu­ca­tion­al ini­tia­tives. Grants are award­ed through … Read more...

Director of Equity, Diversity, and Education Named by Pennsbury

The Pennsbury Board of School Directors appoint­ed Cherrissa M. Gibson, Ed.D. to be the District’s new Director of Equity, Diversity, and Education dur­ing the pub­lic School Board meet­ing held on July 16, 2020. Dr. Gibson was named to this newly-created posi­tion after serv­ing as an Assistant Principal at Pennsbury High … 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...

Afton Elementary Named a National Blue Ribbon School

Pennsbury’s Afton Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon School on September 26th by U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. One of 362 schools rec­og­nized nation­wide (1% of all schools) Afton was hon­ored for its progress in clos­ing achieve­ment gaps among stu­dent subgroups.

Congratulations to the entire … Read more...