Bristol Township School District

April 2022

Message from the Superintendent

As the colors of spring bloom and brighten our moods, Bristol Township School District celebrates resilience. It finally seems like we are back to normal with many upcoming activities including live concerts, the Freshman Formal and Prom. At this month's Board meeting, we celebrated Honors Music and the eighth grade students who achieved perfect scores on the Civics Exam. There is also much to celebrate in this newsletter and the wonderful achievements of our students. I hope you enjoy reading their stories.

- Dr. Melanie Gehrens, Superintendent of Schools

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Truman Tigers in the News

Athletic Spotlight

  • Wrestlers Isabella Dias, tenth grade student, and Stacy Couillard, eleventh grade student, placed 4th and 5th at the Pennsylvania State Girls Wrestling Championship.
  • The FDR Boys Basketball Team won the Lower Bucks County 8th Grade Boys Basketball Championship. They finished the season strong on a six-game winning streak, beating Schafer Middle School 40-27 in the championship game.
  • Indoor Color Guard won 1st place at the CB East competition.
  • After winning third at Districts, Samantha Domenic placed 2nd out of 130 bowlers at the PA Regional Singles Event and finished 19th at the PA State Tournament.
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GIANT donation

Thank you GIANT of Levittown for awarding Bristol Township School District with a check totaling $10,518.12 as a part of the Feeding School Kids Program. These funds will be used to benefit the students of Bristol Township School District.

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Truman Marching Band in Orlando

Florida 2022

Remembering Martin F. Mack III

The Bristol Township School District and Athletic Department mourns the loss of Pennsylvania State Troopers Martin F. Mack III and Branden T. Sisca, and the man they were assisting when the three were tragically killed. Our deepest condolences go out to their families, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.

Mack expressed interest in coaching lacrosse in the summer after the 2017 season and officially became the Assistant Coach in spring 2018. This year would have been his fifth season coaching with head Coach Mike Walczak.

As a defense and goalie coach, Mack will be remembered for always putting others first and bringing much needed humor to the field. “He had a way of being humorous in heavy situations and always brought the spirits up of players, so they could focus on playing lacrosse,” said Coach Walczak. “I think that’s what players appreciated the most about him.”

The lacrosse team is planning to honor him with a black out at Senior Night, date to be determined. They will carry a flag with the State Trooper Emblem on it with a black mourning band across it and the words “Coach Mack” in gold. The team’s chin straps will also have the same emblem on it.

For final thoughts, Coach Walczak said, “If you’re reading this and you have children at home, make sure you give them a hug, a kiss and tell them you love them.”

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COVID Testing Sites Close April 29

The three Bucks County COVID testing sites including the Bucks County Department of Health -Levittown location, will be closed permanently after April 29.

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Next, Giovanni interviews two representatives from TMA Bucks: Deputy Director Dave Walter and Community Traffic Safety Program Manager Carly Mannon. They talk about what TMA Bucks does, the Bucks County High School Seatbelt Safety Challenge, and give tips on keeping yourself and passengers safe while driving.

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