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...

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...

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...

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.

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Best Buddies Accompany Autistic Support Students to NYC

Thanks to the ded­i­ca­tion of numer­ous staff mem­bers and the enthu­si­asm of Pennsbury’s mid­dle school “Best Buddies,” a total of 15 stu­dents in the District’s Autistic Support Program had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to see a Broadway pro­duc­tion of Aladdin. The show was a spe­cial Autism-friendly per­for­mance pro­duced by the Theatre Development … 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...