Holicong Middle School

Updates From Mr. Bucher

Mr. McGullam's Science Class

Mr. McGullam's class did a hands-on activity demonstrating Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. The activity was called "Survival of the Woolyboogers." Here is some quick background information on the activity: "On a distant planet there exists 4 species of a creature called a Woolybooger. All Woolyboogers eat beans. Woolyboogers are similar in most ways, except for variations in mouth parts" (represented by various utensils and tools). Students started with either tweezers, forceps, test tube holders, or a spoon. Their goal was to obtain a total of at least 20 beans in the allotted amount of time (which decreased each round). The catch was they could only take one bean at a time. The ones who did not survive at the end of each round were said to have died. The ones who did make it past a given round were said to have survived and successfully reproduced and passed on their beneficial trait. The ones who died then became the offspring of the survivors with the beneficial trait. There were bar graphs to plot the data collected and analysis questions to answer.

Broadways Cares Event At Holicong

On Thursday, February 28th, the theater troupes of CB East, CB West, Holicong, Lenape, Tamanend and Unami will participate in a one-night only performance benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This special performance will be held at 7:30 PM in the Holicong Middle School Auditorium, and will feature selections from each school's Spring musical.


Admission for this great night of entertainment is a $5 donation. That night, there will also be refreshments for sale, as well as a silent auction/Broadway Bonanza featuring autographed cast posters from current Broadway productions and other Broadway themed gifts and memorabilia. All of the proceeds from this event go to BC/EFA.


We hope to see you at Holicong on February 28th for a wonderful celebration of our Central Bucks community that supports a great cause!

9th Grade Assessment Presentations Scheduled For February 25th, 26th, and 27th!

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. As a result, Aramark is sponsoring a student poster contest. They will select the best submissions from the elementary, middle and high schools and award a gift certificate to those students. Please see the attached flyer.

Kids Castle Town Hall Meeting

You are invited to attend a Kids Castle Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, February 28th @ 7:00 p.m. at Lenape Middle School – 313 W. State Street, Doylestown. You can also visit www.savekidscastle.org for additional information.

Flag Display At Holicong

Holicong staff and students are celebrating and recognizing the contribution that each of us brings to Holicong by displaying a flag from each country represented by our students and staff. Please stop by the lobby to view the flags of 12 different countries!

Next Week's Athletics At Holicong....

-Monday, 2/25 – 7th grade boys' basketball VS Unami home


-Tuesday, 2/26 – 8th grade boys' basketball VS Tamanend away


-Wednesday, 2/27 – 7th grade boys' basketball VS Newtown home


-Thursday, 2/28 – 8th grade boys' basketball VS New Hope-Solebury home


-Friday, 3/1 – 7th grade boys' basketball VS Tamanend home

News From Aramark....

Aramark continues to offer a variety of lunch and breakfast items to students at Holicong. For recent news, please review Aramark's latest newsletter.

SCHOOL BOARD BRIEFS

At the February 12, 2013 School Board Meeting, the Central Bucks School District School Board:


1. Heard the Lenape String Quartet performance before the school board meeting.


2. Heard the Academic Spotlight about the Career Planning Report from Lisa Corr and Ginny Barrett.


3. Heard the Superintendent’s Report and Communications, Finance and Operations Committee Reports.


4. Approved School Board Minutes.


5. Approved the Resolution for the Tax Collection Procedures and Tax Collector Pay for

2014-18.


6. Approved the Bucks County IU #22 Programs and Services 2013-14 Budget.


7. Approved the Construction Contract and Equipment Purchases as follows:

-HVAC Equipment Contract for Holicong to Myco Mechanical - $244,800

-Backhoe from Plasterer Equipment Company - $65,600

-Scissor Lift from Mobile Lifts - $17,260


8. Approved various personnel items and student trips.


9. Discussed process for construction of the CB East Stadium. There will be a public hearing regarding the project on March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Lenape Auditorium.

Broadway Cares

Thursday, Feb. 28th 2013 at 7:30pm

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA

Middle School Orientation For 6th Grade Parents

Tuesday, March 5th 2013 at 7pm

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA