Pennsbury Schools, District Earn National Recognition

Character.org, a nation­al advo­cate and leader for char­ac­ter devel­op­ment in our schools and com­mu­ni­ties, has named the Pennsbury School District a 2020 National District of Character and Afton, Edgewood, Fallsington, Oxford Valley, and Quarry Hill ele­men­tary schools and Pennwood and William Penn mid­dle schools as 2020 National Schools of Character. … Read more...

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...

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 Thespians Earn Accolades

At the 53rd annu­al Bucks County Playhouse Student Theatre Festival, Pennsbury Drama stu­dents per­formed a por­tion of their spring dra­ma pro­duc­tion, which was pre­sent­ed vir­tu­al­ly to local audi­ences. “This year, the entire the­atre fes­ti­val was held vir­tu­al­ly, but live via Zoom,” said Drama Director and vocal music teacher, Matt SouthRead 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...