Pennwood Principal's Page

January 2020

The Pennsbury School District Mission Statement

Recognizing our proud traditions and diverse community,

the Pennsbury School District prepares all students

to become creative, ethical, and critical thinkers

for lifelong success in a global society.


Upcoming Dates:

2/12 Jazz Band Field Trip to Rowan University

2/13 PTO Meeting 9:30 AM

2/17 Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL

2/20 School Board Action Meeting 7:30 PM

2/21 Honors Band/ Orchestra Festival

2/27 STEM Design Challenge at Pennwood

3/2 Read Across America Day

3/12 PTO Meeting 9:30 AM

3/13 IU Stem Conference

3/13 Pennwood Musical 7:00 PM

3/14 Pennwood Musical 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

3/19 School Board Action Meeting 7:30 PM

3/27 Evening Social 7:00- 9:00 PM


Pennwood students continue to be honored for being RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and READY. This month's Flying Falcon 200 winners were celebrated by winning popcorn for themselves and a friend, certificates from Wendy's for a free Frosty, or free Pennsbury spirit wear!

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Band News!

The Pennwood Middle School band, led by teacher Adam Pfannenstiel, visited Quarry Hill Elementary to give the younger students a peek at what they can achieve musically in middle school.

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Best Buddies Bingo

On Thursday, January 23rd, Pennwood Middle School hosted a Bingo event for the Best Buddies Organization. Buddies and their Peers from all three middle schools and PHS were invited to attend. Jennifer Kiriloff, who sponsors the organization at Pennwood Middle School, organized games and activities for the event and distributed prizes for all who participated. The event was emceed by Assistant Principal, Ryan Kennedy. It was a fantastic time!

The Falcon's Nest: A Pantry for Pennsbury Families in Need

Noelle Murphy, our school social worker, has started a pantry for all who are part of the Pennsbury community. Students, parents, and staff members whose families are facing financial hardships or life changing events may visit the pantry which is housed at Pennwood Middle School. If you are in need of food, hygiene products, school supplies, and/or clothing (we have jeans, hoodies, sneakers, and more in a variety of youth and adult sizes), please reach out to Mrs. Murphy who will make arrangements for you or your child to access the pantry. We have bags and cinch sacks to ensure discretion and confidentiality.

For pantry access or more information, contact Mrs. Murphy or your child's school counselor:

Social worker: Mrs. Murphy -

6th grade counselor: Ms. Gray -

7th grade counselor: Mrs. Naskiewicz -

8th grade counselor: Mrs. Hess-

Popcorn Fridays are back

On the second and fourth Friday of every month, freshly- popped popcorn will be for sale during all lunches! Popcorn bags will be fifty cents each. All profits from this fundraiser will go toward helping Pennwood families in need.

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Principal's Message

Hello Pennwood families,

It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the school year. Pennwood has been a busy place the first half of the year. With students involved in sports, intramurals, clubs, and anything else we have to offer, the school has definitely been abuzz with activity. We are looking forward to the rest of the year with such exciting events as the play, 42nd Street, happening in March, the different winter and spring sports, band, orchestra, and chorus as well. Construction is finally coming to an end with the installation of a new screen and ceiling mounted projector in the auditorium and also the rest of the library furniture is arriving soon. In these cold winter months, please remind your children to wear coats, hats, and gloves. It gets really cold on the bus dock in the afternoon.

Thank you,

Derek Majikas


Wear your Pennsbury spirit wear EVERY Friday for Falcon Friday!

Wear your Pennsbury spirit wear EVERY Friday for Falcon Friday!