Holicong Middle School

Updates From Mr. Bucher

Mr. Ernest Gross Speaks at Holicong

On Thursday, April 4th, Holicong’s ninth graders gathered to hear the experiences of Ernest Gross, a survivor of the German Holocaust. Mr. Gross captivated the students for an hour and a half of stories of his time in the concentration camps and the effect it had on his life. Students responded to Mr. Gross’s assembly with a standing ovation. On the way out of the auditorium, many students remarked that it was the best assembly they had ever attended. As a follow up activity, Mr. Gross asked that students write him a letter detailing the best and worst days of their lives so that he can experience what he missed out on as a teenager. He promised that he would read every letter.

Congratulations to Alex K. and Sophia S. for their award winning science projects at the Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair!

Reading Olympics

After six months of reading and collaboration, the Holicong Reading Olympics Teams traveled to Strayer Middle School in Quakertown on April 2nd to participate in their competition. Throughout the evening, teams participated in three rounds of questioning against other middle schools throughout Bucks county. Both teams, the Holicong Athenians and Holicong Los Libros, earned top placing ribbons and represented Holicong extremely well. We are proud of all participants for their effort, dedication and team work!

7th and 8th Grade Reading and Math PSSA Tests Continue on April 15, April 16, & April 17

Parenting in High Tech Times Workshop

Parenting in High Tech Times

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

8:30 to 10 a.m.

Location: Chamber Headquarters - Bailiwick Office Campus, Suite 23, 252 W. Swamp Rd., Doylestown

To RSVP, http://centralbuckschamber.com/calendar.cfm

FREE and Open to CBCC Members & Non-Members

Technology has provided many opportunities and it has also provided countless unique parenting challenges. You do not want to miss this dynamic, informative and insightful presentation featuring business leaders and educational experts.


Rod Green, Ph.D., Superintendent at Central Bucks School District

Barry G. Ginsberg, Ph.D., Center of Relationship Enhancement

Ellen Thomas, The Curiosity Shoppe Inc.

Natalie Wi, Allure West Photography Studios

Facilitated by Parenting & Family Committee Co-chair Amy W. Tielemans, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

9th Grade Athletics

Congratulations to the CB East 9th Grade Girls' 4X100 team who took first place at the Penn Relay Trials. They will now move on to the Penn Relays on Friday, April 26th. We are so proud of Taylor M. and Taylor K. for representing Holicong on the Team.

International Food Day!

On Friday, April 5th, Senorita Kimmelman's Spanish 1 classes participated in an International Food Day. Students were given different Spanish speaking countries and were required to research a recipe from that country. The students then prepared a dish and brought it in for their classmates to sample. In addition, students gave a brief presentation about the country they researched and the dish that they made. Srta. Kimmelman surveyed her classes at the end of the period, and the majority of students found the project to be enjoyable, and said that they learned a lot about other countries and their cultures. Many of them also stated that they would make the dish again at home, just for fun!

CB Board Meeting Briefs

At the April 9, 2013 School Board Meeting, the Central Bucks School District School Board:

1. Heard the Lenape Jazz Ensemble performance before the school board meeting and via video, the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mrs. Egan’s 4th grade Warwick class.

2. Heard the Academic Spotlight about Google Science Fair which is a new way for students to showcase their work for a global audience. Dr. George Mehler presented the program and showcased some student work.

3. Heard the Superintendent’s Report, Communications, Curriculum, Finance, Operations, IU Board, and MBIT Committee Reports. Also, an After School World Language Program report from Mr. Brian Caughie and Ms. Stacy Gray.

4. Approved School Board Minutes – March 12 and 19, 2013.

5. Approved the 403(b) and 457(b) Investment Program, construction contracts for Unami renovations, and the MBIT 2013-2014 General Fund Budget.

6. Tabled School Board Policy 902-1 – Cable Television so that proposed policy can be posted on the CBSD website.

7. Approved various personnel items, student trips, tuition students, and staff workshops.

8. Discussed the 2013-2014 budget. Mr. Matyas provided the Board with an update of the 2013-2014 budget process since the preliminary budget was adopted in January. He highlighted several proposed adjustments which would eliminate the need for a millage increase for the 2013-2014 school year. The proposed adjustments would not affect the normal CB program.

9. Discussed the proposed CB East Stadium project. Dr. Green stated that approximately 500 people attended the March 19 public hearing to hear about the proposed CB East Stadium project. Thirty-five community members spoke during the public hearing. The project will cost between $5.1M to $5.6M. The design of the proposed stadium will take approximately six months and will take approximately twelve months to complete. Board members talked about the particulars of the proposed stadium. The CB East Stadium project will be discussed at the next Operations Committee meeting.

10. Received Sabbatical Leaves of Absence and the Board Calendar as information items.

End of 3rd Marking Period

Friday, April 12th, 2:30pm

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA

Parent Council Meeting

Thursday, April 18th, 9am

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA

3rd Marking Period Report Card Distribution

Friday, April 19th, 7:30am

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA