Student Takes 2nd Place in State Video Contest About the Dangers of Opiods

At the end of the school year, Crysta O’Donnell (senior at Palisades High School) was named the sec­ond place fin­ish­er in the “Talk to Your State Senator” video com­pe­ti­tion show­ing the dan­gers of opi­od abuse. Senator Mensch vis­it­ed Palisades High School to help rec­og­nize this accom­plish­ment with Crysta’s fam­i­ly, peers from … 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...

Pennsbury Elementary Schools Recognized by character.org

Congratulations to all ten Pennsbury ele­men­tary schools! As a group, they earned a 2018 Promising Practices Award from Character.org for con­duct­ing the inau­gur­al Pennsbury Day of Service activ­i­ty on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This was one of just 258 Promising Practices awards grant­ed by Character.org nation­wide to schools, … Read more...

PA Dept. of Education Holds a Roundtable Discussion with the Bucks IU on Their PAsmart Grant

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was proud to host the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for a round­table dis­cus­sion regard­ing their award to the Bucks IU of a PAsmart Advancing Grant.  This grant, for $412,656, is for the cre­ation of a Mobile Fab (Fabrication) … Read more...

19th Annual Secondary Transition Options and Resource Fair

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU), along with The Transition Coordinating Council of Bucks County, are host­ing their 19th Annual Secondary Transition Options and Resource Fair on Thursday, November 1, 2018.  This unique event focus­es on pro­vid­ing infor­ma­tion on sup­port ser­vices, spe­cial­ty pro­grams, employ­ment sup­port agen­cies, col­leges, … 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...

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...

A Special Pennsylvania State Appointment

Dr. Mark Hoffman, Bucks IU Executive Director, was recent­ly named to the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Secondary School Start Times. This com­mit­tee was created/authorized by 2017 Senate Resolution No. 417 to study the impact of school start times at the sec­ondary lev­el. Dr. Hoffman holds … 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...

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 … Read more...

Pre‐K Counts Free Preschool Now Available Through the Bucks IU

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) has been award­ed a 2018–2019 state grant of $680,000 to pro­vide free preschool to 80 chil­dren from income‐eligible fam­i­lies in Bucks coun­ty.  Pennsylvania Pre‐K Counts pro­vides high‐quality pre‐kindergarten ser­vices to three and four‐year old chil­dren at no cost to their fam­i­lies.  Children … Read more...