PPL Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant in Support of the Bucks IU Mobile FAB LAB

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) Education Foundation is pleased to announce that they have been named the recip­i­ent of a $5,000 grant from the PPL (Pennsylvania Power and Light) Foundation. The PPL Foundation awards annu­al grants through a com­pet­i­tive appli­ca­tion and review process in sup­port of orga­ni­za­tions … 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...

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 Sweda … 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 Helps Coordinate the Distribution of Sanitizing Solution Throughout Bucks County

The Bucks County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was recent­ly con­tact­ed by Cityline Construction of Allentown PA with the gen­er­ous offer to pro­vide EPA-approved sur­face san­i­tiz­ing solu­tion to be used as a ger­mi­cide in the ongo­ing efforts to fight the COVID-19 coro­n­avirus.  Scott Forster, Director of the Bucks County … 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...

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...

PennEngineering Provides Educational Experience for MBIT Students

PennEngineering in Danboro, Pennsylvania has invit­ed the Engineering Related Technology stu­dents at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology to work along­side Ms. Jennifer Lake, a Mechanical Engineer, to study a Chevrolet Volt Hybrid Electric car that was dam­aged by water from a recent hur­ri­cane. The auto­mo­bile was donat­ed to PennEngineering and … 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...