Pennsbury On Point
June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022
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Prom is back and better than ever! The 2022 Pennsbury High School Senior Prom, heralded as the “best prom in America” by Reader’s Digest, is scheduled for June 4, 2022, at PHS East. This year marks the full, triumphant return of this Guinness Book of World Records-setting Pennsbury tradition following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The public is invited to view the decorations from noon until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the high school, followed by the traditional Pennsbury Prom arrival parade and red carpet walk from 5:15 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. The arrival parade will be livestreamed at pennsburyprom.com.
This year’s theme, “Promi-Con,” is Pennsbury’s playful spin on Comic-Con, highlighting popular culture, movies, and television shows with dedicated fandoms. The hand-crafted decorations feature impressive 3-D imagery, including an animatronic Ice Dragon from the blockbuster HBO show Game of Thrones. Decorations in other portions of the building will pay homage to reality television, Harry Potter, Dr. Who, Dr. Seuss, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, and more. Additionally, there will be a wall dedicated to Mr. Jim Cunningham, aka “Mr. Prom.” Cunningham taught at Pennsbury High School for 33 years and was instrumental in making the prom what it is today.
Shredding at PHS!
Pennsbury High School students enrolled in STEM guitar with Mr. Colletti recently completed their final project. The class blends math and science concepts into a project-based learning experience where students create their instruments.
Students study various topics during the class, such as computer-aided drafting, design, sound acoustics, manufacturing engineering, electronics, and material properties when designing their instruments.
Dr. Smith, Pennsbury's superintendent, and guitar enthusiast, stopped by the class to try out some of the finished products.
Walt Disney Students Visit Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
On Wednesday, May 25, the fifth grade students of Walt Disney Elementary traveled up the New Jersey Turnpike and took the ferry over to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Students visited the National Immigration Museum on Ellis Island and saw firsthand what immigrants new to our country needed to do in order to enter. They were also able to climb the steps up to the pedestal and see the magnificent view of the harbor.
Everyone then visited the new Statue of Liberty Museum, which recently opened in 2019. Inside this museum students were able to view the original Statue of Liberty torch, an educational video narrated by Diane Sawyer, and so much more. Thank you to the more than 30 parent chaperones who were able to attend and make this day a special one.
Annual Senior Athletics Breakfast
36 senior athletes were honored on June 2 at a special annual breakfast held by the Pennsbury High School Athletics Office. This event celebrated seniors who will be playing their sport at the collegiate level after graduation. Congratulations to all!
Flamingo Fun at Penn Valley
This past Thursday, Mrs. Rapciewicz’s first grade class at Penn Valley celebrated Flamingo Day! Students made hand-printed flamingo crafts, played “Pin the Beak on the Flamingo,” and learned facts about the wacky birds. SPARK teacher Mr. Fallacaro (Mr. F) and paraprofessional Mr. Mastrull (Mr. M) also joined in on the flamingo-themed fun!
Mrs. Rapciewicz and her students love flamingoes, and look forward to continuing the event in the future. They are hoping to someday create a school-wide flamingo spirit day to raise money for charity.
Charles Boehm Student Wins National Writing Contest
Ayush Panda, a 6th-grade student at Charles Boehm Middle School, has been selected as one of 15 national winners in the grades 5-8 category of NASA's Future Engineers Power to Explore Contest for his written submission "Darkness Illuminated."
Students were challenged to research Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS), a type of "nuclear battery" that NASA uses to explore some of the most extreme destinations in our solar system and beyond. Students then wrote about one inspiring aspect of this space power system as well as their own power to achieve future goals.
"Ayush is amazing! I am so proud to have sponsored him in this NASA future engineering challenge. He clearly knocked it out of the park," said Linda Smith, Charles Boehm Gifted Teacher.
Heading to Middle School!
Fifth-grade students from Edgewood, Fallsington, and Manor Elementary Schools recently spent some time at Core Creek Park getting to know one another. The schools held a 5th-grade mixer to give students an opportunity to make new friends heading into 6th-grade at Charles Boehm Middle School. Mr. DePaola (Fallsington Principal, left,) Mrs. Salvucci (Manor Principal,) and Mrs. Hultquist (Edgewood Principal) got in on the fun as well!
Meanwhile, 5th-graders from Afton, Makefield, Oxford Valley, and Penn Valley got a sneak peek this week at what will be their new school, William Penn Middle School. The William Penn choirs kicked-off each visit with special performances. (See video below.)
Pennwood Middle School also recently hosted their incoming 6th-graders from Eleanor Roosevelt, Quarry Hill, and Walt Disney.
Wink4Pink Raises Money in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Pennsbury High School's Wink4Pink Club recently presented the Healing Consciousness Foundation (HCF) with a check for $4,800 as a result of the club's fundraising efforts. Wink4Pink holds various fundraisers throughout the schools year to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.
HCF is a local organization that provides services to breast cancer thrivers and survivors that are not covered by insurance. HCF improves the quality of life for thousands of people affected by breast cancer through education, lifestyle modification, and holistic healing. Click here to learn more about HCF.
PHS Dance Team Presents "The Comeback"
The Pennsbury High School Dance Team recently impressed the community with "The Comeback" Dance Showcase was held at "The Cave" at PHS West. The audience enjoyed an entire program of dance numbers mainly choreographed by the students. The past school year marked the first time this talented group of dancers could perform for the Pennsbury community at basketball games due to the pandemic, and they did not disappoint! The team is under the direction of coaches Kira Stallworth and Stephanie Fisher-Batoff. Congratulations to all on your successful "Comeback!"
PHS Dance Team:
Captain: Jessica Daley
Members: Rebecca Bialos, Kylee Dougar, Adli Galemmo, Jaden Liu, Jaletsy Melendez, Lourdes Moore, Karen Noblejas, Rosemarie Reeves, Brianna Rodriguez, Lily Thomas, Isten Nyenabo.
PHS Senior Places 6th in PIAA State Championships
Congratulations to Pennsbury High School senior Janae Scott on placing 6th place in the PIAA State Championships in the Discus Throw. She threw 12 feet better than her personal best! Janae will be attending the University of Bridgeport in the fall.
A tortoise, a snake, and a chinchilla walk into Manor Elementary School...
On June 2, Manor Elementary School welcomed the Elmwood Park Zoo's "Zoo-on-Wheels" program "Whose Habitat is That?" During the presentation, the students met Hungry Jack the pancake tortoise, Dano the python snake, and Tom the chinchilla. The program began with a quick review on the different habitats in the world around us.
"The 3rd graders wowed Max, our presenter, with all of the facts they knew! They have been learning so much about animals and their habitats in our reading and science curriculum," said third grade teacher, Ayva O'Neil.
The students were able to meet these creatures up close, learn interesting facts about each animal's habitat and adaptations, and ask questions about how they survive in the wild. Thank you to Elmwood Park Zoo, a Pennsbury Partner, for an exciting day to be a third grader at Manor!
PHS Athletes Win Lacrosse Awards
Congratulations to PHS lacrosse athlete Darrien Furiness for winning both the US Lacrosse All-American and the US Lacrosse All-Academic awards.
A USA Lacrosse All-American is considered one of the best players in the United States, while also embodying excellent sportsmanship. Recipients of this award exhibit superior skills and techniques, and possess exceptional game sense and knowledge.
Three PHS lacrosse athletes also received the PASLA All-Academic award: Congratulations to Sophia Curtis, Maggie Golder, and Olivia Graebner. Recipients of the All-Academic Award exhibit exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represent high standards of academic achievement in the classroom.
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.
*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
"Congratulations my love you did it. I’m so beyond proud of you and I can’t wait to see where your future takes you!! Never forget I love you - pp I’m so proud of everything you have accomplished so far. I know you have a bright future ahead of you. Keep doing what you're doing and never give up. I love you always - jaja❤️"
"Makayla, We are so proud of you! You are on to bigger and better things in the next chapter of your life. Keep reaching for the stars! Love Mom, Dad, and Devin"
"Congratulations to my baby girl, the last of my tribe. We are so very proud of you. Keep reaching for the stars. We love you -Mommy, Quianna, Kwamaine, & Zayvion. C/O 22, Go Koya!!!!!"
"Vanessa, remember: the greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow. The covid pandemic made your PHS career a bit stormy, and now there is a beautiful rainbow in your future. We are HONORED to be your parents and EXCITED to see what the future holds for you. Go get ‘em, V! Love, Mom, Dad, and Melanie"
"Aiden, words can't express just how proud I am of you. Through all of the challenges you have faced over the years, you are graduating and beginning the next chapter of your life. You pushed yourself to keep going and it all paid off. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you. I love you! Love, Mom"
"We are so so proud of everything you have achieved throughout your childhood!! Happy Graduation!!! From Mom, Dad, Sailee!"
Lillian "Lil" Ginaldi
"Lil, I am so proud of you and all of your hard work that is paying off! Can't believe my little baby is going off to Penn State! Love you, Mom"
Kathryn "Katie" Piznar
"Congratulations, Katie! We are so proud of all you have done over the past 4 years. We are excited to see what the future holds for you. Keep on working hard, having fun, and making us smile and laugh. Love, Mom and Dad"
"Congratulations, Paige! We are so proud of the young lady you have become and so lucky you are ours. We love you, Mom, Dad, and Drew"
Seniors: Important Info About Your Pennsbury Google Account
Attention 2022 Seniors: Upon graduation, your Pennsbury Google Account will be disabled. In order to ensure access to the files from your Pennsbury Google Drive, you will need to transfer them to a personal Google Account before June 24. You can use the program Google Transfer to copy all of your Pennsbury Google Drive files to a personal Google Account at one time.
Additionally, you will be required to hand in your district-issued Chromebook and charger prior to graduation. Staff from the Technology Department will be available all day to collect your devices on the dates below.
*Today* June 3 - East & West Libraries (RECOMMENDED)
Monday, June 6 - West Library
Tuesday, June 7 - West Library
Wednesday, June 8 - West Library
All payments for existing Chromebook obligations must be made by Friday, June 3 in order to pick up prom tickets. Click here for payment details.
Click here to view a PDF flyer with working links.
Class of 2022 Graduation Information
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