Instructional Rounds spreads classroom success

On October 25, a group of Neshaminy School District teach­ers and admin­is­tra­tors vis­it­ed sev­er­al class­rooms at Maple Point Middle School, then gath­ered in a near­by con­fer­ence room to dis­cuss their obser­va­tions as part of Instructional Rounds.

This pro­gram, start­ed last year at Neshaminy, offers an oppor­tu­ni­ty for con­struc­tive dia­logue on … Read more...

Neshaminy drama students stage an original play online

A group of Neshaminy High School Drama stu­dents wrapped up their Counterparts in Hope Facebook Live per­for­mance series on May 26 with a unique show. Each week since the Covid-19 clo­sure began in March, the stu­dents have been stag­ing a series of indi­vid­ual per­for­mances online every Tuesday evening. Those per­for­mances … Read more...

Music teacher profiled in professional journal

A Neshaminy School District teacher was hon­ored with an appear­ance in a nation­al jour­nal for music edu­ca­tors over the sum­mer. Poquessing Middle School (Feasterville) music teacher Jason Leigh was among 11 teach­ers from across the coun­try pro­filed in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Choral Journal recent­ly. He … Read more...

When school is out, teachers become the students

The first week of sum­mer for the stu­dents at Neshaminy was not vaca­tion time for edu­ca­tors through­out the dis­trict. Besides fin­ish­ing up paper­work and prepar­ing class­rooms for the sum­mer, staff mem­bers spent sev­er­al days in pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment class­es learn­ing from each oth­er and out­side pre­sen­ters on a wide vari­ety of … Read more...

Neshaminy celebrates Constitution Day

Neshaminy schools cel­e­brat­ed Constitution Day on Monday, September 17 with sev­er­al activ­i­ties. That date is the 231st anniver­sary of the sign­ing of the U.S. Constitution, and any school receiv­ing fed­er­al fund­ing is man­dat­ed to teach the his­to­ry and con­tent of the Constitution around that date.

The Constitution Day speak­er series
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Neshaminy art shows celebrate creativity

Neshaminy’s ele­men­tary schools held an online art show dur­ing the final weeks of school. Students were encour­aged to cre­ate art and dis­play it on Flipgrid, an online pre­sen­ta­tion tool that allowed them to share with their art with fel­low stu­dents across the District. The show received over 300 sub­mis­sions, which … Read more...

Temple art show pairs teachers, students

Herbert Hoover ES art teacher Justin Bursk and Neshaminy High School art teacher Terry O’Neill were both accept­ed into the Artists as Educators exhi­bi­tion at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. This exhib­it pairs an art educator’s art­work with the art­work of their stu­dents. The goal is to pair stu­dents … Read more...

Neshaminy Performs Together…Even When Apart

The Covid-19 pan­dem­ic may have put the brakes on spring con­certs, but the music teach­ers and stu­dent per­form­ers did­n’t let that stop them from join­ing in song even though they were apart.

Several schools host­ed vir­tu­al recitals that includ­ed dozens or even hun­dreds of par­tic­i­pants in Zoom meet­ings lis­ten­ing to … Read more...

Middle school tops Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer fundraisers

In ear­ly June, Maple Point Middle School (Langhorne)  Coaches vs. Cancer fundrais­er vol­un­teers held a recog­ni­tion cer­e­mo­ny. This year the school raised an astound­ing $23,530 for the American Cancer Society, mak­ing Maple Point the #1 fundrais­ing team out of 43 in the entire Philadelphia region for CvC dona­tions. Coach Fred … Read more...

Speaker series brings the US Constitution to life

Maple Point Middle School in Langhorne once again cel­e­brat­ed the US Constitution by invit­ing guest speak­ers to talk with stu­dents in each grade about their involve­ment with our guid­ing doc­u­ment in September and October. This speak­er series has become a school tra­di­tion, dur­ing which stu­dents are able to con­nect con­cept … Read more...

Sixth-grade class reunites after 47 years

On January 26, 2019, 17 of 21 stu­dents from retired Neshaminy School District teacher Harry Myrga’s 1972–1973 sixth-grade class at Everitt Elementary School returned to the area for a reunion held at the Attleboro Community in Langhorne. They came from as far away as Washington state, Arizona, Texas and Israel. … Read more...