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...

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...

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 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 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...

Two Pennsbury Staffers Achieve Google Distinction

Pennsbury Technology Director, Brad McCormick, and Educational Technology Specialist, Mandy Lutz, achieved the des­ig­na­tion  of  “Google for Education Certified Trainer,” a dis­tinc­tion that has been reached by few­er than 2,000 peo­ple in the world. This pres­ti­gious des­ig­na­tion rec­og­nizes Ms. Lutz and Mr. McCormick as two of the top … 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...

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 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...

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 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...