Bucks IU Gets Creative in Support of the Development of Student’s Fine Motor Skills

In the begin­ning of the 2019–2020 aca­d­e­m­ic year, the Special Education Division of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit was award­ed a gen­er­ous $10,000 grant from Foundations Community Partnership to be used towards pro­grams sup­port­ing the devel­op­ment of fine motor skill in stu­dents.  Fine motor skills involve the use of the … Read more...

Sunset Challenge promotes healthy life choices

Nearly 500 run­ners par­tic­i­pat­ed in the first annu­al #StandUp Neshaminy Sunset Challenge 2K / 5K race held at Maple Point Middle School in Langhorne on May 10. The race drew stu­dents from every District school, their fam­i­lies, and run­ners from the com­mu­ni­ty who com­pet­ed on a 2K course stayed on … 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...

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...

A Different Kind of Summer Camp at the Fab Lab Center

When peo­ple think ‘sum­mer camp’ they think out­door sports and activ­i­ties, swim­ming, tents, and camp­fires. However, the great out­doors isn’t the ide­al sum­mer expe­ri­ence for every­one. The Fab Lab Center is offer­ing 10 dif­fer­ent sum­mer camp themes that include all the fun, friends, and FABulous mem­o­ries of tra­di­tion­al sum­mer camps … Read more...

Central Bucks West Student’s Winning Essay Examines Struggles of Women in India

When Central Bucks West sopho­more Esha Gadi read the instruc­tions for the 2022 India Philanthropy Alliance Youth Essay Competition about address­ing a prob­lem beset­ting India, her mind imme­di­ate­ly went to her mom.

Growing up in India, Gadi’s moth­er want­ed to be a vet­eri­nar­i­an, want­ed to have the type of oppor­tu­ni­ties as … Read more...

Temple art show pairs teachers, students

Herbert Hoover ES art teacher Justin Bursk and Neshaminy High School art teacher Terry O’Neill were both accept­ed into the Artists as Educators exhi­bi­tion at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. This exhib­it pairs an art educator’s art­work with the art­work of their stu­dents. The goal is to pair stu­dents … 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 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...

Sixth-grade class reunites after 47 years

On January 26, 2019, 17 of 21 stu­dents from retired Neshaminy School District teacher Harry Myrga’s 1972–1973 sixth-grade class at Everitt Elementary School returned to the area for a reunion held at the Attleboro Community in Langhorne. They came from as far away as Washington state, Arizona, Texas and Israel. … Read more...

Even During a Pandemic, Students Flourish in Clubs and Activities

Open for face to face and online learn­ing since the begin­ning of the school year (August 31st), Palisades stu­dents, fam­i­lies, and staff have been work­ing dili­gent­ly to mit­i­gate the spread of COVID-19 in our com­mu­ni­ty, to keep schools open and allow face to face and online pro­grams (K‑12) to flour­ish 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 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...