Microbiologist Engages 1st Graders in Pennsbury

Afton Elementary teacher, Rachael Hauben, shares that all of the first graders at this Pennsbury school had the plea­sure of meet­ing with Dr. Brittany Leigh, a micro­bi­ol­o­gist from Vanderbilt University, through the “Skype a Scientist” orga­ni­za­tion. Dr. Leigh shared details about the type of sci­ence that she stud­ies, which focus­es … Read more...

Biography Bash Held at Walt Disney Elementary

Third grade stu­dents held their annu­al “Biography Bash” at Pennsbury’s Walt Disney Elementary School in the spring of 2019. “This is a two-part project that involves in-classroom research and a project to work on at home,” explained teacher, Jess Holzerman. “Students arrived dressed as famous peo­ple, ready to embody … Read more...

Pre‑K Counts Program Continues in 3 Pennsbury Schools

A grant-funded, pre-school pro­gram for three- and four-year-old chil­dren is con­tin­u­ing this year in the Pennsbury School District thanks to a joint effort between Pennsbury and the Morrisville YMCA. Known as the Pre‑K Counts Program, these class­room ses­sions are being offered on a full-day basis, five days each week, … Read more...

Director of Equity, Diversity, and Education Named by Pennsbury

The Pennsbury Board of School Directors appoint­ed Cherrissa M. Gibson, Ed.D. to be the District’s new Director of Equity, Diversity, and Education dur­ing the pub­lic School Board meet­ing held on July 16, 2020. Dr. Gibson was named to this newly-created posi­tion after serv­ing as an Assistant Principal at Pennsbury High … Read more...

Pennsbury Learning Gardens Toured by Waste Management Partners

Pennsbury School District is hon­ored to be includ­ed among numer­ous local part­ners to Waste Management, Inc. (WM) in the devel­op­ment and care of local learn­ing gar­dens. Other local enti­ties part­ner­ing with WM in this effort include the Falls Township Senior Center, Pennsbury Manor, The Pen Ryn School, and … Read more...

Pennsbury Recognized as Outstanding Visual Arts Community

The Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) is proud to rec­og­nize Pennsbury School District for its out­stand­ing com­mit­ment to visu­al arts edu­ca­tion with the endorse­ment, Outstanding Visual Arts Community 2019. PAEA empow­ers its mem­bers to trans­form their prac­tices, stu­dents, col­leagues, and com­mu­ni­ties to build a strong art edu­ca­tion … Read more...

Paleontologists Visit Pennsbury

Paleontologists, Mike and Roberta Straka, vis­it­ed with sec­ond graders at Afton and Quarry Hill ele­men­tary schools as a tie-in with the Pennsbury sci­ence cur­ricu­lum. “The stu­dents learned a lot from the pre­sen­ters,” shared Afton teacher, Rhea Jones. “They were very orga­nized and engag­ing. There was a lot of oppor­tu­ni­ty … Read more...

Pennsbury Administrators Speak at National Conference

In October, Pennsbury High School assis­tant prin­ci­pals, Patti Steckroat and Cherrissa Gibson, pre­sent­ed at the 25th annu­al National Character.org Conference in Washington, D.C.  The pair led a break­out ses­sion titled, Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: Building Character and Leadership to Promote Positive School Culture.

Ms. Gibson and Ms. Steckroat led a team … Read more...

Pennsbury Elementary Schools Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hol­i­day on Jan. 18th was the 26th anniver­sary of the nation­al Day of Service that cel­e­brates the civ­il rights lead­er’s life and lega­cy. On this school hol­i­day, all ten Pennsbury School District ele­men­tary schools marked the fourth annu­al col­lab­o­ra­tive Day of Service. Fifth … Read more...

Philadelphia Orchestra Members Perform for String Students

Instrumental music teacher, Michael McGarry, reports that string stu­dents from all three Pennsbury mid­dle schools attend­ed a per­for­mance by a quar­tet of musi­cians from the Philadelphia Orchestra.  “Students lis­tened to pieces from the clas­si­cal reper­toire by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven in the newly-refurbished Pennwood audi­to­ri­um,” said Mr. McGarry.  Performers … Read more...

Grants Awarded to Pennsbury Schools by Partners Program

The Pennsbury Partners Advisory Board Mini-Grant Committee recent­ly award­ed five schools with spe­cial, corporate-sponsored mini-grants in the amount of $3,010. The pur­pose of these grants is to fos­ter part­ner­ship devel­op­ments in each school that: 

- Make a pos­i­tive impact on stu­dent aca­d­e­m­ic achieve­ment by link­ing with cur­ricu­lum;
- Combine … Read more...

Pennsbury: “A K‑12 Conversation on Social Justice”

 
On February 13, 2021 the Pennsbury School District released the video linked here titled, A K‑12 Conversation on Social Justice, in con­junc­tion with Black History Month, the Day of Service hon­or­ing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the ongo­ing nation­al dis­cus­sion sur­round­ing the prin­ci­ples of democ­ra­cy and social
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Pennsbury Schools Recognized for PBIS

Pennsbury is cel­e­brat­ing the accom­plish­ments of nine District schools, as each was rec­og­nized recent­ly by the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network (PaPBS). According to Regina Rausch, Director of Special Education, the schools are among the 2020 recip­i­ents of recog­ni­tion for high fideli­ty imple­men­ta­tion of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports … Read more...

Pennsbury Names Partners of the Year

The Pennsbury Partners Program cel­e­brat­ed its 20th annu­al part­ner­ship recog­ni­tion event on April 30, 2019 at William Penn Middle School.  As in pre­vi­ous years, awards were pre­sent­ed to one out­stand­ing busi­ness part­ner and one out­stand­ing non-profit part­ner of the year.  The 2019 cel­e­bra­tion also fea­tured musi­cal enter­tain­ment by … Read more...