The Falcon Flyer
We are rapidly approaching the end of the first semester. We wish all students luck as they wrap up the first semester and prepare to take end of course assessments (ECAs). ECAs, or final exams, will take place on Wednesday, January 25th (A & B periods) and Thursday, January 26th (C & D periods). All students will not have school on Friday, January 27th for the grading day. Final exam make-ups will be held on Thursday, February 2nd and Monday, February 6th. Administrative approval is needed to participate in the final exam make-ups. Please reach out to your guidance counselor if you need information about taking the make-up exams.
I encourage all students to make sure they check in the system so they are familiar with their 2nd semester schedule. I also encourage all students to start off strongly in the second semester as they will have a new beginning to their academics.
Many students are dropped off and picked up at PHS East and West every day. We are constantly reviewing these traffic patterns and looking for ways to improve. As we are investigating this, I ask that parents adhere to the traffic patterns and be courteous of your fellow drivers.
Second semester Back-to-School Night will be held on Thursday, February 23rd. This will be held virtually; more information will be sent to you in the near future. This will be an opportunity to meet your child’s second semester teachers and find out about the classes that they are taking.
We have many exciting events coming up in the near future. We wish our varsity sports luck as they will be competing in the state playoffs next month. Next month, the students will perform the musical, The Phantom of the Opera, on Friday, February 17th at 8:00 PM, Saturday, February 18th at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 PM in the auditorium at PHS East. The junior prom will be held on Friday, March 3rd; tickets will go on sale on February 6th. We have many more events coming up before the end of the school year. For more information about school events, please refer to the Pennsbury High School webpage, and keep an eye out for our email news blasts.
As a reminder, it has been announced that the graduation ceremony for our senior class will take place on Thursday, June 8th at 6:00 PM in the CURE arena in Trenton, NJ. More information will be sent to you in the near future, but we want to make sure that you have this date saved.
We are pleased to continue the Pennsbury Hall of Fame! We had a successful first year this past fall, and we are looking forward to another great induction in the fall of 2023. We are looking for community members to nominate deserving Pennsbury High School alumni that should be recognized. The selection process is focused on the accomplishments of PHS alumni after they graduated from Pennsbury. Please use this link to nominate someone for the Hall of Fame. You can reach out to Mr. Staub, Lead Assistant Principal, if you have any questions.
I encourage you to regularly check your student’s progress in Canvas and reach out to your child’s teachers if you have any questions or concerns. I also want to encourage you to reach out to your child’s counselor or grade-level administrator with any questions or concerns. Please also take a moment to review your contact information to make sure it is up-to-date.
As a school community, we embrace our district’s 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.”
Thank you and take care!
Campus Principal, Pennsbury High School
Congratulations Speech and Debate
The Pennsbury Speech and Debate team earned the 2023 Team Sweepstakes award at the Winter Invitational at Cumberland Valley in Mechanicsburg, PA held on Sunday, January 15. The award is presented to the top school at the Tournament.
The team also won 6 First place awards with sophomore Michael Lynott leading the way with 2 first-place finishes in both the Declamation and Commentary categories and placing first in all of his preliminary rounds in Commentary. Other Individual awards included:
Gabrielle Bamberski - 1st Place, Lincoln Douglas Debate
Gianna Mathas - 2nd Place, Lincoln Douglas Debate
Michael Davis and Meghan Crohe - 1st Place, Policy Debate
Fabbiha Afaf and Olivia Beno - 2nd Place, Policy Debate
Samarth Mannikeri - 1st Place, Extemporaneous Speaking
Kierstin Lee - 1st Place, Dramatic Interpretation/Humorous Interpretation
Dajan Ahluwalia - 3rd Place, Dramatic Interpretation/Humorous Interpretation
Coral Ramo-Saturria and Kierstin Lee - 2nd Place, Duo Interpretation
Samarth Mannikeri - 2nd Place, Impromptu
Arjun Koneru - 3rd Place, Impromptu
Swathi Bodduluri - 2nd Place, Congress
Zaki Ali - 3rd Place, Congress
Vinay Belagodu - 2nd Place, Extemporaneous Debate
Anwita Janga - 2nd Place, Declamation
Riya Lakhani and Varun Patel - 3rd Place, Public Forum Debate
Jyotirmal Kadiyala - 3rd Place, Poetry
Aneesa Shaik - 3rd Place, Prose
Twelve schools and over 120 competitors participated in Saturday’s tournament.
Congratulations to all of the Pennsbury competitors and Coach Chris Berdnik!
Introducing ESports at Pennsbury High School
The following is the recap of the first ever Esports Season at Pennsbury High School. We had three teams that represented Pennsbury in the EGF (Electronic Gaming Federation) this Fall season.
The first title EGF contest is Overwatch. Team Nano, captained by Ariel Gibbs and whose other teammates include, Dylan Arruda, Aiden Cahill, Philip Cahill, and Connor Mabin, was quickly eliminated in the first two rounds. Congratulations for making the playoffs.
Two other teams made it as far as the final National Qualifier match, but just fell short. These teams will regroup and try again this upcoming Spring. Team Falcon who plays the title of Valorant is captained by Ke'yon Morris. The other members of this team are Emir Ghauri, Sebastian Godun, Aiden Mast, Maddox Milan, and Mughal Eza. Well done Team Falcons.
For Pennsbury's Rocket League team, we had Team Pooh Sheisty who finished the season with only two losses. This team was captained by Kyle Zisa. The other members of the team are Ryan Miller, and William Taylor. What a great season!
Finally, for our individual competition, which is under the title Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pennsbury High School had three playoff contestants. Nicholas Grief made made it to the playoffs, but saw an early exit. Captain Jacob Moody made it to the quarter finals match, but fell to a national qualifier. Best of luck to these two contestants as they try again in the Spring season.
Our third contestant for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was Darius Keating. Darius battled his way out of the loser's bracket and made it to the EGF's National Competition, which will be held in Walt Disney Florida and sponsored by ESPN!
Congrats and best of luck, Darius. Congrats to all the Fall teams who participated as they get ready to embark on the much anticipated Spring season.
Spass zur Adventszeit! Students from Herr Campbell and Frau DiFazio’s German 3 and 4 classes participated in a cultural experience at the Philadelphia Christmas Village on Wednesday, 12/7. The Christmas Village, which is modeled after the traditional Christmas markets in Germany, provided students with a German-speaking tour guide who talked about the history of Christmas in Germany. Students enjoyed a historical lesson in their target language, sampled some authentic German food, and explored the market. Wir hatten eine gute Zeit!
Students take the AMC!
On Wed, Nov 10th, 36 PHS students took the American Mathematics Competition, either the AMC 10 (given to freshmen and sophomores) or the AMC 12 (given to juniors and seniors). The test consists of 25 multiple choice questions and students are not permitted to use a calculator. The top score at PHS on the AMC 10 was earned by Kian Hecht and the top score on the AMC 12 was earned by Dean Majikas. Congratulations to these students and everyone that participated!
Falcon Idol at PHS!
Pennsbury High School's Falcon Idol competition was a night to remember as students showcased their impressive talents. After an intense competition, Maddie Magee emerged as the first-place winner, followed by Keyonia Proctor in second place and Annamarie Radzinski in third place. The judges, including Mr. Meadows, Mr. Cherepko, and defending champion Maahi Kumar, were impressed by the exceptional talent and dedication of the students. It's clear that Pennsbury High School is home to some of the most gifted performers around, and the future looks bright for these rising stars.
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NO FOOD DELIVERIES PLEASE
No outside third party food deliveries (Door Dash, Uber Eats) will be permitted at Pennsbury High School. The high school currently offers a free lunch to any student who requires one.
Pennsbury High School Campus Principal
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Mr. Ryan Staub Lead Assistant Principal
Mrs. Laura Tittle Assistant Principal
Mr. Ryan Regensburg Assistant Principal
Ms. Justine McEachern Assistant Principal/Supervisor of Counseling
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Mrs. Patricia Steckroat Lead Assistant Principal
Mr. Richard Fry Assistant Principal
Ms. Corinne Lyczkwoski Assistant Principal
Mr. Lou Sudholz Asst. Principal/Athletic Director
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Ms. Jessica Harron Assistant Principal