Holicong Middle School

Updates From Mr. Bucher

Author Visit At Holicong

Elizabeth Laban, author of The Tragedy Paper, will be visiting Holicong to discuss her writing process with students from all three grade levels on May 30th at 1:00 PM. Anyone interested in ordering a copy of her novel through the school or attending this event can contact Lauren Johnston at ljohnston@cbsd.org.

Operation Helping Hand

We hope everyone will participate in "Operation Helping Hand" this Wednesday, April 10th. Please bring in non-perishable food items which will be donated to "A Woman's Place." Collection boxes will be placed throughout the building (bus platform, Main Office, AM holding areas, Team areas, and the Health Office) Wednesday morning.

Please remember schools throughout Bucks County are participating in "Operation Helping Hand." If everyone in our building donated 1 item we would be able to donate over 1200 items to help others in need.

Blood Drive At Holicong

In Honor of MATT RENK

Holicong Middle School will hold our annual blood drive

MONDAY, May 6th from 3-8 PM

in Holicong's Aux Gym

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome!

16 year old donors must bring a parent to sign the permission form.

To make an appointment, please contact Donna Radice (School Nurse) at 267-893-2740 or dradice@cbsd.org OR SIGN UP ONLINE AT: REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG
Enter Sponsor Code: 02214311

Please help us to honor Matt's courageous battle and support others who need blood.

On behalf of the Renk and Holicong School Community - Thank you for your consideration.

If possible- Please help spread the word about our blood drive.

National History Day

On Saturday, March 23, 2013, 111 Holicong students participated in the 2013 National History Day competition at Ursinus College. The competition hosted 23 different schools from Bucks and Montgomery counties and highlighted quality work from approximately 580 students.

This year Holicong achieved great success and we would like to acknowledge the overall winners from the competition. The winners will be representing Holicong at the state competition at on May 3rd and 4th at Cumberland Valley Area High School.

Please view the power point for a sampling of the exhibits presented at the regional competition.

Thank you to Mr. Knoedler, Mr. Maigur, Mrs. Keyes and Mr. Kelly for organizing this special event.

Asset of the Month

April’s Asset is #25 - Reading for Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends. Nominations will be due to Mrs. Kleeman at dkleeman@cbsd.org by April 22.

7th Grade and 8th Grade Math and Reading PSSA Exams Are Scheduled For April 8,9,10,15,16,&17

Holicong Students Are Published!

In English class, all of the students on team 7-2 wrote personal narratives that were submitted to a contest held by Creative Communications, a company that publishes a yearly anthology of student writing. Seventy-three students' stories were selected for publication. All of the winners were proud and excited when they found out that their stories had been chosen.

Trebuchets on Team 7-0

On Friday, March 22, Team 7-0 students connected science with social studies as they experimented with the science behind trebuchets, a medieval war machine used in the Middle Ages to topple castles. First, working in small groups, students used miniature wooden trebuchets to collect data as they hurled projectiles (wooden balls). To discover which variables affected the distance the projectile would travel, students experimented with counterweights, mass, and the angle of the prong on the throwing arm. Groups then used their data to position their trebuchet to rescue Lady Madden by toppling King Willard's Lego castle. Later, students accessed an online trebuchet simulation game that enabled them to experiment again with the variables that affect the distance and energy produced by the trebuchet.

Mrs. Donna Radice Named PA School Nurse of the Year!

Mrs. Donna Radice, Certified School Nurse at Holicong Middle School, has been named PA School Nurse of the Year. Along with the outstanding service she gives to Holicong, Mrs. Radice has served on several board positions within the local Certified School Nurses’ Association. She also serves on PSEA’s professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee. Mrs. Radice's greatest contribution is in the work she does with our students each day. She has a caring and empathetic nature and is an important member of the student support team at Holicong Middle School. She is a problem solver and other nurses look to her for advice and guidance.

She is a member of Holicong's Safety Team, the building and district Wellness Committees, she teaches CPR, and is the nucleus for Holicong’s community outreach programs. We are fortunate to have Mrs. Radice at Holicong!

A Message from Kid's Castle...

PSSA Reading and Math

Monday, Apr 8th, 7:45am to Wednesday, Apr 10th, 9:15am

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA

7th Grade and 8th Grade - Testing ends at 9:02 each morning.

PSSA Reading and Math

Monday, Apr 15th, 7:45am to Wednesday, Apr 17th, 9am

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA

7th Grade and 8th Grade - Testing ends at 9:02 each morning.

End of 3rd Marking Period

Friday, Apr 12th, 2:30pm

Holicong Rd

Doylestown, PA