Bucks County Intermediate Unit Honors and Celebrates Their Class of 2022 Graduates

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was extreme­ly proud to hon­or and cel­e­brate the 45 grad­u­ates of their Class of 2022.  This year’s grad­u­at­ing class includes spe­cial edu­ca­tion stu­dents from 11 Bucks County School Districts, and the School Districts of Eastern Lancaster, Philadelphia, Spring-Ford, and Wyoming Valley. Family, … 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...

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...

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...

Bucks IU Receives $150k PAsmart Grant for Expanding STEAM and Computer Science Programs

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) is hon­ored to be the recip­i­ent of a $150,000 PAsmart Grant to expand the out­stand­ing work of their Mobile Fab Lab. PAsmart grants are a pro­gram of Governor Wolf’s admin­is­tra­tion that aim to improve access to sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, engi­neer­ing, art, and math … Read more...

PA Governor Tom Wolf Visits the Bucks IU to Discuss Vaccinations of Teachers and School Staff

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf vis­it­ed the Doylestown area on March 19, 2021 to tour the vac­cine clin­ic host­ed by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU). The vac­cine clin­ic was part of a Commonwealth-wide ini­tia­tive to vac­ci­nate school employ­ees and con­trac­tors. The Governor was greet­ed by Bucks IU Executive … 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...

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...

Bucks IU Celebrates our Caring Community Awards

Each year, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) rec­og­nizes indi­vid­u­als who have made an extra­or­di­nary con­tri­bu­tion of sup­port and assis­tance to Bucks IU pro­grams and stu­dents with a Caring Community Award and celebration.

All Caring Community award win­ners were deliv­ered a per­son­al­ized award cer­tifi­cate by their nom­i­nee along … Read more...

Bucks IU Expands Their STEAM Education Program to Include a Fab Lab Center (Opening December 2021)

Building on the suc­cess of their Mobile Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory), the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) is excit­ed to announce the open­ing of a Fab Lab Center in December 2021 for sched­uled events and activ­i­ties.  Located at One Ivybrook Blvd., Suite 150, Warminster PA, the new … Read more...

Mobile “Fab Lab” brings high-tech science experiments to Bucks County schools

This styl­ish car is actu­al­ly a Fabrication Laboratory on wheels that vis­its Bucks County schools every week!

Students at Butler Elementary School had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to build 3D build­ings using com­put­er soft­ware and a laser cut­ter. The “Fab Lab” also deliv­ers 3D print­ers, 3D pens, and more.

The pro­gram was fund­ed by … Read more...

Bucks IU Preschool Early Intervention

Maximizing Growth and Development

Our Bucks IU Preschool Early Intervention Program pro­vides ser­vices to infants and tod­dlers with dis­abil­i­ties or devel­op­men­tal delays. The soon­er inter­ven­tion ser­vices are able to be ini­ti­at­ed, the greater the oppor­tu­ni­ty a child has for max­i­mum growth and devel­op­men­tal gains pri­or to begin­ning ele­men­tary school. Early … 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...

The Students of the Bucks IU at Samuel Everitt Honor Their 5th Annual ‘Stockings for Soldiers’ Program by Completing 1,400 Stockings!

In the midst of a pan­dem­ic, with schools try­ing to oper­ate nor­mal­ly while deal­ing with chang­ing health guide­lines and sched­ule mod­i­fi­ca­tions, the stu­dents of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) at Samuel Everitt were deter­mined to per­se­vere and still hold their 5th Annual Stockings for Soldiers pro­gram … Read more...