Bristol Township School District

March 2022

Message from the Superintendent

In a time when our Bristol Township community is feeling uncertain and fearful during the Russia-Ukraine war, we must do our best to be resilient and Tiger Strong for our students. It is difficult to talk about conflicts and wars, especially with our children and students, so I would like to share these resources with you from the American Psychological Association.


Tips for parents and teachers of elementary school children

Tips for parents and teachers of middle school children

Tips for parents and teachers of high school / teen children


I hope these provide you with some help and guidance while navigating these times. Stay safe everyone.


- Melanie Gehrens, Superintendent of Schools

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Donation Drive for UECC Ukranian center

Victoria Tangradi, special education teacher at Truman High School, organized a donation drive for the UECC Ukrainian Center in Jenkintown. Her parents and family immigrated from Lviv, Ukraine in 1975, so she wanted to do something to help.


Within two days, Truman staff contributed so many items that it filled one pick-up truck, two SUVs and one car! Also, a special thank you to Mat’s Pharmacy and Medical Supply in Croydon for donating 10 boxes of medical supplies, which will make a huge impact! Pictured is Victoria’s son with the pick-up truck of donations.


Please note the UECC Center is halting donations for now as they’ve received many donations to organize.

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International Women's Day Conference

Thirty young women leaders in grades 9-12 and Truman’s Assistant Principal Dawn Martesi attended the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce’s International Women’s Day Conference at Jericho Country Club in Doylestown. Truman students networked with 150 women from a plethora of professional fields and listened to many inspiring women in the fields of medicine, technology and business.


Keynote speaker Beth Allen and founder of HIP Chicks (Home Improvement Project Chicks) spoke about “flushing your fear and finding your power.” Her talk inspired students to embrace taking risks and silence any inner negative voices that may hinder their confidence. Truman students left the conference making many connections and already began following up with them about opportunities.

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Truman students featured in juried art show

Truman students, Amy Guzman and Joshua Mangold, have their artwork featured in the 35th Annual PSEA “Touch the Future” Juried Art Show, which opened February 27, at Montgomery County Community College!


Seniors Amy Guzman and Joshua Mangold both had portraits selected for the show. Josh created a self-portrait while Amy created a portrait of her mom in her teenage years.


Continue reading here.

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Middle school honors band concert march 12

The 10th annual Bristol Township School District Honors Band Concert will feature the finest musicians from sixth through eighth grade at Armstrong and FDR Middle Schools. The ensemble will perform on Saturday, March 12, at 1 p.m., at Truman High School. The concert will feature guest conductor Adrian D. Barnes, an assistant professor and coordinator of Music Education at Rowan University.


Continue reading here.

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Cyber Academy's Lava Lamp Experiment

On March 4, the Bristol Township Cyber Academy hosted a unique STEAM activity: creating personal lava lamps! About 18 students joined in on the fun and explored the concept of density and the reactions of carbon dioxide gas on static liquid
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School Newsletters

Brookwood's Monthly Newsletter

Keystone's Courier

Mill Creek's Pawsome News

FDR's Newsletter

Armstrong's Parent Newsletter

Truman's Green Lane Gazette

Teen Driving with Mrs. Denny & TMA Bucks

On the teen driving episode, host Giovanni Nigro first interviews Ms. Suzanne Denny, Truman High School's Health and Physical Education Department Lead. They discuss the driver's education elective at the high school and the new simulators students can practice on.


Next, Giovanni interviews two representatives from TMA Bucks: Deputy Director Dave Walter and Community Traffic Safety Program Manager Carly Mannon. They talk about what TMA Bucks does, the Bucks County High School Seatbelt Safety Challenge, and give tips on keeping yourself and passengers safe while driving.


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