Upper Bucks Tech School Tour Promotes Alternatives to College Life

Upper Bucks County Technical School in Perkasie host­ed a cam­pus tour for an offi­cial from Gov. Tom Wolf’s admin­is­tra­tion, high­light­ing the val­ue of voca­tion­al edu­ca­tion.

There’s nowhere else Dylan Augustin would rather be on a rainy Thursday morn­ing than scrunched inside the body of a clas­sic sports car, pow­er tools … Read more...

Upper Bucks Technical School Names New Executive Director

There’s a new man in charge at Upper Bucks County Technical School in Bedminster.  John Sweda will suc­ceed Bernard Wagenseller, who had been the school’s top admin­is­tra­tor the last six years.

The school — which draws stu­dents from the Quakertown Community, Pennridge and Palisades school dis­tricts — recent­ly named John … Read more...

The Winners of the Bucks County Regional STEM Design Challenges are…

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU), in-line with our ongo­ing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) edu­ca­tion efforts, was proud to again coor­di­nate and host the Bucks County region­al STEM Design Challenge.  Two sell-out crowds, of sixty-five teams each, com­pet­ed on two sep­a­rate days with ele­men­tary stu­dents … Read more...

2–1‑1 Phone Service Launched in Bucks County

Bucks County res­i­dents who need help for any­thing from finan­cial assis­tance to men­tal health and sub­stance abuse coun­sel­ing can find it by call­ing one num­ber: 2–1‑1. The free, 24/7 phone num­ber con­nects callers to local health and human ser­vices orga­ni­za­tions and resources to help with food inse­cu­ri­ty, finan­cial prob­lems, hous­ing … Read more...

Bucks IU Provides Advanced Reading and Spelling Intervention

Not all stu­dent respond well, or the same to every type of inter­ven­tion ser­vice.  Therefore, in response to the grow­ing need for inten­sive, researched based read­ing and spelling inter­ven­tion, the Bucks IU’s Special Education Department in part­ner­ship with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) ser­vices worked togeth­er to begin offer­ing … Read more...

EmployAbility Expo 2018

On May 3, 2018, over 100 stu­dents rep­re­sent­ing a wide range of dis­abil­i­ties con­verged on the Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s cen­tral office site in Doylestown to par­tic­i­pate in the EmployAbility Expo.  Participation at this year’s Expo rep­re­sents the largest total num­ber of par­tic­i­pants over the past sev­er­al years. This … Read more...

Bucks IU Receives $10,000 Grant from Foundations Community Partnership

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit has received a $10,000 grant that will be used by IU spe­cial­ists to help preschool and kinder­garten chil­dren at var­i­ous schools and oth­er edu­ca­tion­al facil­i­ties refine
their fine motor skills.


The grant was award­ed by the non­prof­it Foundations Community Partnership, a phil­an­thropic grant-making foun­da­tion sup­port­ing … Read more...

Congratulations to the Springfield Elementary Team

Springfield Elementary School was rec­og­nized at the State Level for “high fideli­ty imple­men­ta­tion of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Program (PBIS).”  This pro­gram, in its sec­ond year of imple­men­ta­tion at Springfield Elementary high­lights pro­motes pos­i­tive behav­ior by rec­og­niz­ing stu­dents who are respect­ful, respon­si­ble and kind.  In order … Read more...

Bucks IU and Snyder-Girotti Elementary School Students Honor Local Veterans at Breakfasts

November 9, 2018 — Many of the stu­dents attend­ing Snyder-Girotti Elementary School have vet­er­ans in their fam­i­lies and because of that, are aware of the ded­i­ca­tion, com­mit­ment, and sac­ri­fice will­ing­ly giv­en by our mil­i­tary per­son­nel.

For this Veteran’s Day, and cen­ten­ni­al com­mem­o­ra­tion of the end of World War I, stu­dents … Read more...

Operation Prevention; Addressing the Opioid Overdose Epidemic with Students

As most of us are aware, our coun­try is in the mid­dle of an opi­oid over­dose epi­dem­ic. In the wake of this epi­dem­ic, a new school code requires schools to pro­vide instruc­tion to stu­dents in grades 6–12 relat­ed to the pre­ven­tion of opi­oid abuse, begin­ning in the 2018–19 school year. … Read more...

Emotions Spill Over in Quakertown’s Memorial Day Ceremonies

Quakertown’s Memorial Day ser­vice received a major jolt of pas­sion, cour­tesy of the Quakertown Community School District — its stu­dents, teach­ers and admin­is­tra­tors — who dis­played a love and appre­ci­a­tion for America’s vet­er­ans who went to war to pro­tect our free­doms and nev­er returned home.

The pride­ful event at Memorial … Read more...

STEAM Energizers — Fun Activities for at Home

The COVID-19 quar­an­tine and school clo­sures is not keep­ing our Bucks IU Mobile FAB LAB from bring­ing amaz­ing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activ­i­ties to stu­dents.  We are mak­ing sure stu­dent can still get the fun of STEAM learn­ing even when they’re at home.  Our STEAM Energizers are designed … Read more...

Students Take Part in UN Summit on Clean Water

On April 20, 2018 the Palisades High School Global Pathway invit­ed globally-minded stu­dents to trav­el to NYC to attend a United Nations Conference on Students Seeking Solutions on world­wide water sus­tain­abil­i­ty. This con­fer­ence con­nect­ed stu­dents (col­lege and high school lev­el) with inter­na­tion­al experts from around the world.  Twenty-six Palisades High … Read more...