Pennsbury On Point
May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022
Welcome to Pennsbury on Point!
If you have any photos or story ideas you would like to see featured, please email the Public Relations Department at email@example.com.
PHS Celebrates the Class of 2022 in a Unique Way!
PHS Seniors were given the option to take part in The Inside Out Project as a way to celebrate the many faces of the graduating class. The photos were printed on large-scale, environmentally-friendly paper and are expected to remain intact through prom and graduation. Yesterday, PHS art teacher and project coordinator Maggie Weber and colleagues and students began hanging the portraits on the walls of the PHS pool building. Make sure to stop by PHS East and check out the finished product!
Fallsington Elementary SPARK Expo
Fallsington Elementary School held a school-wide SPARK Expo on May 4. Families and their students filled the school for this exciting event which featured a mix of traditional Science Fair activities and SPARK projects. Each student contributed a project that they created in SPARK class.
Pennsbury introduced SPARK as a fifth elementary school Special in the 2019-20 school year. SPARK stands for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) through Perseverance, Application, Resilience, and Kinetic Knowledge. The program is designed to teach 21st Century Skills (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking) at the elementary level to foster strong development of these skills throughout the educational journey.
Recently, elementary schools all across the Pennsbury School District participated in the Bucks County Reading Olympics. For this year’s event, over 3,000 students from Bucks County participated from over 115 schools. The program is designed to encourage children to read more by helping them discover the joy and excitement of reading and talking about books.
Using a team format, students get to share with their friends the challenge of growing the quantity of books they read, as well as increasing their exposure to a variety of writing styles and topics. Some fun team names from across the district included the Fiction Falcons, the Bookworm Geniuses, and Potato, Potahto, Reading is My Motto, just to name a few! Students had a great time, and the event was an overwhelming success.
Eleanor Roosevelt Receives Patio Reading Area from Eagle Scout
Lucas Wolff, a senior at Bucks County Technical High School, decided to conduct his Eagle Scout project at his former elementary school and provide Eleanor Roosevelt with an outdoor patio reading area for all students to enjoy. Lucas planned, designed, raised $820, and constructed four picnic tables and one bench for this ambitious project.
Along with his twin brother, Logan (Life Scout), and other fellow Scouts, countless hours were spent power washing the patio area, building and painting the picnic tables and benches in the Wolff garage, and bringing them over to the school. “This project will impact the school positively for years to come as it encourages students to read. This was important to me because ER was where I began my education,” Lucas said.
In second grade, Lucas joined Cub Scout Pack 46 at Eleanor Roosevelt, and then “crossed over” to Boy Scout Troop 30 at Woodside Presbyterian Church in Yardley. Throughout his journey of becoming an Eagle Scout, Lucas has earned thirty plus merit badges and led his troop as Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader.
Giving back to the community is an integral part of the Boy Scouts, in addition to learning responsibility, life skills, leadership skills, project management, respect, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Great job, Lucas. Pennsbury thanks you!
8th Annual PHS Mini-THON!
Pennsbury's 8th annual Mini-THON is this Saturday, May 14th! You can support Mini-THON, and possibly win a great prize, by purchasing raffle tickets for items generously donated by businesses in the Pennsbury community. Check out what the students have put together and see if anything strikes your fancy! If you win, you'll be contacted by email and the items will be available for pickup next week.
If you would prefer to just make a donation - we love that too! All proceeds go to Four Diamonds, whose mission is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children and their families at Penn State Children's Hospital through superior care, comprehensive support and innovative research.
Hanging with Charles Boehm Principal, Mr. Bloom!
Has anyone seen Charles Boehm Middle School Principal, Mr. Bloom? Oh, yeah...he's just hanging around! Earlier this week, students got the chance to tape Mr. Bloom to the wall by turning in PRIDE points for orange and black duct tape. The event was part of the school's School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) program.
Students earn PRIDE points by understanding and demonstrating behavior expectations at the school. PRIDE stands for prepared, respectful, involved, determined, and excellent.
SWPBIS Programs help eliminate learning barriers, create and maintain a safe and effective learning environment in schools, and ensure that all students have the social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.
Fifth Graders Win First Place in Philadelphia Zoo Unless Contest
Fallsington and Oxford Valley Elementary School's fifth grade “Planet Protectors,” along with gifted support teacher Sherri Cohoon, have won first place in their division for the Philadelphia Zoo Unless Contest by helping raise over $1000 for the Humboldt Penguins and creating a campaign to “Reduce Waste in the First Place."
The Unless Contest is a year-long, project-based contest where students create real solutions to environmental issues in their lives. Nearly 3,000 students in over 100 classes participated this year. Congratulations, Planet Protectors, and thank you for your hard work to raise awareness and educate others about these important environmental issues!
Pennwood Middle School Annual Unity Walk
"We pledge, from this day forward, to do our best to combat prejudice and to stop those who violate the civil rights of others. We will seek to understand those who are different. We believe that one person can make a difference and that no person should stand by when it comes to opposing hate. We will speak out against prejudice and discrimination. We will reach out to those who are victims of hate. We know that we must promote harmony, equality, and respect with zero indifference."
Those words echoed throughout the Pennwood Middle School Campus on Tuesday, May 10, the day of the school's annual Unity Walk. By signing the school's "Resolution of Respect" and participating in the Unity Walk, students and staff committed themselves to maintaining an inclusive school community where everyone feels respected, accepted, and free of prejudice and hate.
'We aRe Pennwood. We aRe United,' We are a community that is 'No Place for Hate.'"
PHS Students Rank Nationally in 61st Annual German Exams
Ten Pennsbury High School students have ranked nationally in the 61st Annual National German Exams. The National German Exam is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German. Congratulations to all! Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Click here to read more about the competition.
Goldurkunde/German 3: Megan Spiegelberg & Caylee Vanveen
Silberurkunde/German 3: Dalima Lappia
Bronzeurkunde/German 3: Rebecca Bialos
Honorable Mention/German 3: Megan McClure, Vinay Belagodu, Ainsley Dysart, Christin Webb, Lily Abraham
Vielen Dank! A special thanks to German restaurant Brauhaus Schmitz for awarding Megan Spielgelberg with a $100 gift card for her outstanding performance on this year's exam.
"Let's Play a Game" Strikes Again at Penn Valley
Teachers, administrators, school board members, and members of the Pennsbury Partners Program participated in another round of "Let's Play a Game" this week at Penn Valley Elementary School. This activity was created by Penn Valley counselor Arlene Johnson and funded by a mini-grant through the Pennsbury Partners Program.
The purpose of the grant is to encourage a school and community connection between students and adults. Students can practice their interpersonal skills and gain an appreciation for the individuals that help make up our community. What better way to establish a positive community than by fostering a positive relationship between our students and community members!
Culinary and Visual Arts Come Together at PHS
Pennsbury High School students got to experience a merge in majors, bringing the fields of culinary and visual arts together. Students enrolled in the "Culinary Essentials" class in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department were given an assignment with the scenario of having just bought a restaurant in town. They were to select three pieces of art to “purchase” and display in their restaurant, as well as explain why they chose these pieces and where/how they were to be displayed.
Instead of choosing online art, students utilized their own classmates' creations by attending the annual PHS Spring Art Show to complete this project. The students had a great time getting to curate their own restaurant art collection created by their peers, and with such beautiful pieces to choose from. What a fun, unique project!
Class of 2022 Graduation Information
TONIGHT - William Penn Middle School Presents: High School Musical, Jr!
Pennsbury Drama Presents: The Crucible!
Pennsbury's Senior Spotlight!
Calling all parents and guardians of the Pennsbury High School Class of 2022! Help us celebrate the senior class with our Senior Spotlight! Submit a photo of your senior and a special message that we will share on the district's Facebook and Instagram pages, and Pennsbury on Point.
Please click the link below to submit your photo and message.
*Only one post per senior, so please confer with other family/friends before submitting. A form must be submitted for a senior to have a post.*
Google Form Sign-up: https://bit.ly/38jErXY
"Aidan, Congratulations to all of your hard work and dedication! You are our ray of sunshine! We love you!!"
"Taylor, we are so proud of you, especially getting through these challenging last couple of years since the pandemic. You have a drive in you and incredible strength to persevere through anything that comes your way! You will do great at WVU! We love you T-Bird! Love, Mom & Dad"
"Jacob, we are so proud to call you our friend and know you will continue to do great things at WVU. We cannot wait to see you blossom into the young man you have been destined to be. Love, Evan"
"Congratulations, Sammi! We are so proud of your perseverance, your strength, and your kindness. Continue to follow your dreams and we will be right there to support you through it all. Love, Mom, Matt, and Zach ❤️"
"Emily, we are so very proud of all that you have accomplished! You are going to do amazing things at University of Pittsburgh. Keep striving for your goals and we know your wish to become a Pediatric Surgeon will become a reality!"
"Congratulations from your entire family, so very proud of you. Graduating high school is just the beginning of the rest of your life. Now soar towards the heavens, go live your life and be great, but remain humble and thankful. Love, Gmom and Pop"
"Graduating from high school is just the beginning of a great journey. We are incredibly proud of you and your accomplishments! I know we have a front-row seat to the best show on the earth, as we watch you grow into the man we always hoped you'd be! The most exciting part is yet to come! Congratulations to you and the class of 2022! With all our love, Mom & Dad"
Join Pennsbury High School in their fundraising efforts for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk! The walk will be held May 21 at Pennsbury High School. Please click here to make a donation or to sign up to walk.
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the leading walk in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (also known as IDD).
Since 2009, more than 150,000 participants in 60 cities have walked to raise awareness for inclusion, friendship, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for people with IDD. Funds raised at the Friendship Walks help support the local Best Buddies program!
Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the PA Office of Attorney General. Report a confidential tip to help prevent violence and tragedies.
Pennsbury School District's E-Flyers Page
Click here to visit the Pennsbury School District's E-Flyers Page. On this page, you will find flyers that represent current or ongoing announcements of interest to Pennsbury students and families. To obtain approval for a flyer to be posted on the E-Flyers Page, please email your request to Macy Cellitti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nutrition Group is now hiring! Positions include Food Service Workers, Cooks, and Kitchen Managers with rates from $13-$15/hr. The hours are Monday-Friday, school hours only. No nights, weekends, or holidays! Apply today by calling the Nutrition Group office at 215-949-6740 ext. 2, or click here and search for "Pennsbury"!