Pennsbury Welcomes Grant Awards

Pennsbury is one of six school dis­tricts in Bucks and Montgomery coun­ties that each received a $35,000 PAsmart tar­get­ed grant to enhance com­put­er sci­ence class­es and staff devel­op­ment. Jessica Perfetto, Applied Engineering & Technology Education Curriculum Coordinator for Pennsbury, applied for the grant on behalf of the School District. “This … Read more...

Pennwood Middle School Achieves LEED Gold Certification

     Pennsbury School District is pleased to announce that the environmentally-friendly ren­o­va­tion of Pennwood Middle School employed numer­ous sus­tain­able plan­ning, design, and con­struc­tion com­po­nents to achieve LEED Gold cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. By seek­ing the LEED Certification, … Read more...

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...

Faculty Virtual Ensemble Honors Pennsbury Seniors

Instrumental music fac­ul­ty mem­bers found a way to hon­or the Pennsbury Class of 2020 with a spe­cial vir­tu­al per­for­mance of the Pennsbury Alma Mater. Each teacher played a dif­fer­ent instru­men­tal part of the com­po­si­tion, with some tap­ing them­selves play­ing more than one musi­cal instru­ment. The final, com­pos­ite edit was cre­at­ed … 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...

Afton Elementary Named a National Blue Ribbon School

Pennsbury’s Afton Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon School on September 26th by U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. One of 362 schools rec­og­nized nation­wide (1% of all schools) Afton was hon­ored for its progress in clos­ing achieve­ment gaps among stu­dent subgroups.

Congratulations to the entire … Read more...

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...

First Grade Students Learn from Virtual Reality

Pennsbury Technology Department staff mem­ber, Amanda D’Amico, host­ed a vir­tu­al real­i­ty tour of aquat­ic life around the globe for first grade stu­dents at Penn Valley Elementary School. The stu­dents first read a non­fic­tion piece about ani­mals and their traits for sur­vival. The vir­tu­al real­i­ty tour brought to life the … Read more...

Pennsbury Enviro Science Club Honored

The Pennsbury High School Environmental Science Club, led by fac­ul­ty advi­sor, Kristen Realdine, was rec­og­nized recent­ly by the Lower Makefield Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) and the township’s Board of Supervisors for the club’s impres­sive work on reduc­ing envi­ron­men­tal waste and advanc­ing the instal­la­tion of water refill … Read more...

Waste Management Donates $15K to Pennsbury Education Foundation

The Pennsbury Education Foundation (PEF) recent­ly accept­ed a dona­tion total­ing $15,000 from Waste Management PA (WMPA), a Pennsbury Partner. The dona­tion was made through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program and was pre­sent­ed to the PEF Board of Directors by Judy Archibald, Director of Public … 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 Thespians Earn National Recognition

 

Congratulations to the Pennsbury Thespians, one of three troupes to earn nation­al “Outstanding Impact” awards dur­ing Theatre in our Schools Month in 2020! Students from Kansas and Mississippi joined Pennsbury’s troupe in this spe­cial recog­ni­tion. Pennsbury’s Thespian Troupe is led by Charles Boehm Middle School music teacher, Matthew South.… Read more...