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...

Lendo Fellowships Awarded to 12 Pennsbury Students

Thanks to a gen­er­ous endow­ment fund estab­lished in 2007 by Pennsbury ’64 alum­nus, Arthur J. Lendo, Ph.D., 12 stu­dents at Pennsbury High School were select­ed to receive Lendo Fellowship awards to help sup­port their aca­d­e­m­ic and co-curricular pur­suits. The 2019–2020 school year marked the endow­ment fund’s 13th anniver­sary. The … 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 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...

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...

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...

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 Elementary Schools Recognized by character.org

Congratulations to all ten Pennsbury ele­men­tary schools! As a group, they earned a 2018 Promising Practices Award from Character.org for con­duct­ing the inau­gur­al Pennsbury Day of Service activ­i­ty on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This was one of just 258 Promising Practices awards grant­ed by Character.org nation­wide to schools, … Read more...

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 High School Achieves World Record

The “Best Prom in America” just got even bet­ter, thanks to spe­cial recog­ni­tion by the Guinness World Records team!

After care­ful­ly doc­u­ment­ing the process that led to the cre­ation of the largest mur­al of kiss­es, or lip prints, Pennsbury High School admin­is­tra­tors were noti­fied by the Guinness World Records team … 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...

Pennsbury Basketball Team Extends Outreach to Elementary Schools

In keep­ing with a tra­di­tion begun by PHS teacher and coach, Frank Sciolla, 20 years ago, the Varsity Girls Basketball Team trav­els to the Pennsbury ele­men­tary schools where they con­duct assem­blies on the impor­tance of read­ing and student-teacher rela­tion­ships. “They do this the day before the game and then … Read more...