SPARK: a New Elementary “Special” in Pennsbury

With the pas­sage of the 2019–2020 School District final bud­get on June 20th, the Pennsbury Board of School Directors approved the re-instatement of a fifth “spe­cial” to the ele­men­tary sched­ule. Supplementing the cur­rent spe­cials that include phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion, music, art, and library will be the intro­duc­tion of a new week­ly … Read more...

Pennsbury Education Foundation Announces Grant Awards

The Pennsbury Education Foundation (PEF) recent­ly award­ed eight grants to schools across the Pennsbury School District, total­ing over $12,000. The PEF is a 501©3 orga­ni­za­tion that relies on dona­tions and sup­ports the pur­pose of improv­ing teach­ing and learn­ing in Pennsbury through inno­v­a­tive edu­ca­tion­al ini­tia­tives. Grants are award­ed through … 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pennsbury Librarians Coordinate Book Lending

Students across the Pennsbury School District have access to books from the school libraries dur­ing the COVID clo­sure peri­od thanks to the District  librar­i­ans, shares Manor Elementary librar­i­an, Megan Edson.  “All ten ele­men­tary schools are offer­ing curb­side pick-up of library books by hav­ing stu­dents select books via Destiny (Pennsbury’s … 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...

Pennsbury Teacher Named PA STEM Ambassador

PHS teacher, Jessica Perfetto, was accept­ed as one of 32 Ambassadors in the Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program, which aims to shape the future of STEM edu­ca­tion in the Commonwealth by tar­get­ing vital pol­i­cy con­ver­sa­tions with leg­isla­tive lead­er­ship in the areas of STEM Learning ecosys­tems, com­put­er sci­ence, state and fed­er­al … 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...

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...