The Falcon Flyer

APRIL 2021

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As we approach the return of students to four days a week on April 12th, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year. No one knew the scope of what we were about to undertake in March of 2020, and it is hard to believe that a year has passed. As we still yearn for things to return to “normal” we want to commend the excellent work of our staff and students over the past year. PHS was forced to radically change how we teach and learn, and everyone worked hard in this endeavor. We also want to thank the parents! You were the glue that held everything together over the past year, and we are grateful for your commitment to your child’s education.


We are looking forward to students returning four days a week on April 12th. We are also happy to offer many in-person events and activities for students and parents as we close out the school year. Please see the most up-to-date list below. (These events are subject to change depending on the status of COVID in the community.)

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We are also happy to announce some details regarding the senior prom. Please click here for a link to a press release detailing some of the information. More details will be sent out to the senior class in the coming weeks.



As a reminder the tentative final exam schedule is listed below. Additional information for an abbreviated bell schedule and transportation will be communicated in future correspondence.


  • Monday, June 7th senior finals

  • Tuesday, June 8th senior finals

  • Wednesday, June 9th underclass A and B period finals

  • Thursday, June 10th underclass C and D period finals

  • Friday, June 11th final exam make-ups (through administrative approval only)

  • Monday, June 14th final exam review half day, half day for students and last day of school


We look forward to an excellent end of the year!



Lisa Becker and Reggie Meadows


PHS Co-Principals

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PENNSBURY HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES 1ST PLACE

Ten OM teams from Pennsbury recently competed in a virtual Regional Tournament and results are below. Of the 8 Div 1, Div 2 and Div 3 teams (i.e., grades 3-12), we had 1-4th place, 1-2nd place and Pennsbury High School's team, Problem 3, finished 1st place and will be advancing to the State Tournament being held virtually in three weeks. Congratulations to the PHS team!


PHS Team

Harshavi Birla

Henry Lane

Rowan Leventhal

Hope Massey

Megan Oleynick

Phillip Santos

Ansh Shah

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AMERICAN MATHLETICS COMPETITION

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The American Mathematics Competition scores are in and a huge congratulations goes out to Ezra Greenberg for qualifying for the next round, the AIME!

At PHS, 2nd and 3rd place winners on the AMC 12 were Kaushal Janga and Anika Koul, respectively.

The school winner for the AMC 10 is Patrick Tenley, followed by Matthew Hicks and Samarth Mannikeri for 2nd and 3rd place.

Congratulations to everyone!

HONORS PRACTICUM

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On March 10th Mrs. DiFazio's Honors Practicum Ethics students welcomed Dr. Sam Horng to their class discussion to talk about bioethics. Dr. Horng is the primary investigator at Horng Laboratory at Mr. Sinai Hospital in NYC who researches the role of specialized blood-brain barrier cells called astrocytes in controlling immune cell entry into the brain during autoimmune attack. As a neurologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Dr. Horng offered his expertise as students posed questions regarding the role that bioethics has played throughout his medical career. The Q&A session via Google Meet was a unique, invaluable opportunity and we can't thank Dr. Horng enough for his time, enthusiasm and dedication to making the world a better place.

WORLD LANGUAGE

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The following students have been awarded the Silberurkunde, Bronzeurkunde & Achievement awards and special recognition on the National German Exam Honor Roll for outstanding performance on the 2021 National German Exam for High School Students:


Silberurkunde

Miranda Newtown (level II)

Rahil Badkul (level IV)

Riley Howington (level IV)


Bronzeurkunde

Sam Roccograndi (level II)

Aiden Stein (level III)


Achievement

Lauren Schafer (level II)

Daniel Gornick (level II)

Peter Richards (level II)

Patrick Diamond (level III)

Erin Ruddy (level III)


The National German Exam, now in its 61st year, rewards students through an extensive prize program and provides a means of comparing students in all regions of the US.

Wir sind stolz auf Euch ALLE!


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BOWLING NEWS

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Vincent Biehn (10th Grade) takes 2nd place in the Bowling Eastern PA State Championship (Singles). He is now headed to the PA State Bowling Singles Championship on Friday in Pittsburgh.
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Pennsbury Parent & Student Technology Resources

You will find all technology and how to guides listed here.

Pennsbury's Technology Page

This is the district webpage that will have links to various computer related issues. The different links are listed in the picture below.

Parents and Students Remote Learning Hub

Here you will find tutorials, tech help, Chromebook swapping information, help desk, community resources and school closing information. PLEASE BOOKMARK THIS SITE for future reference.

CANVAS OBSERVER INSTRUCTIONS

Parents: Please remember to create your own observer account on Canvas to access your student's information.

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School Counseling Resources

Click here to find information regarding ACT/SAT, Naviance, updates from the counselors, club information and PSAT information.

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Daily Announcements

Did you know that every day a student bulletin is posted to our PHS Website? Rotation days, upcoming events and other important information is updated every day.

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Pennsbury High School Website Attendance Page

Click here to the direct link for Attendance and Lateness Policies.

Link to Report a Student's Absence

Click here to access the direct link to report a student absence.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

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The “Word” from the High School Libraries

April 4 - 10th is National Library Week. This year’s theme is Welcome to Your Library! This theme promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of the building - and that everyone is welcome to use our services. During the pandemic, we have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding our resources and continuing to meet the needs of our users. Whether our students visit us in person or virtually, we are continually offering opportunities to explore new worlds and become the best at accessing technology, multimedia content and books!


Remember some of the services we offer to students:

  • Curbside Pickup of books and chromebook swaps at your car for virtual students

  • Book delivery and chromebook troubleshooting for in-person students

  • Access to a librarian for research help via email or in-person

  • Don’t know who to go to for help? Email a librarian - we can help!


We encourage all students to visit the library in a safe manner and explore what’s new, and engage with the librarians. You are always WELCOME at Your Library!


Rita Ann Thompson - West Librarian

Lynn Wambach - East Librarian

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With Senior Prom coming up, come get prom attire from Cinderella’s Closet! Cinderella's Closet is an organization that provides striking formal attire for both men and women for FREE! Not only is this good for proms, but also formals, dances and other school related occasions.

Please contact Ms. Mickle at jmickle@pennsburyd.org to set up an appointment!

*Here is our website.


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Attention Pennsbury Parents & Students!

This year is definitely unique and we heard from many of you that you still wanted to purchase your yearbook.

To accommodate this late interest, Jostens has extended the final date to 4.26!! We sold out of yearbooks early in the year last year – and this year will likely be the same.

Best of all – you can break your payments up into 4 increments at no additional charge at check-out.

Your yearbook staff is working hard, and packing this yearbook with a ton of content! Reserve your copy today before they are ALL GONE! Order here:

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1045147/Pennsbury-High-School/2021-Yearbook/2020082904280014777/CATALOG_SHOP/

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East Campus 705 Hood Blvd. 215-949-6700


Mr. Reggie Meadows Principal—East Campus

Mrs. Laura Tittle Assistant Principal

Mr. Ryan Regensburg Assistant Principal

Mrs. Justine McEachern Assistant Principal /

Supervisor of Counseling

West Campus 608 S. Olds Blvd. 215-949-6780


Mrs. Lisa Becker Principal

Mr. Richard Fry Assistant Principal

Mrs. Corinne Lyczkowski Assistant Principal

Mrs. Patricia Steckroat Assistant Principal

Mr. Lou Sudholz Asst. Principal/Athletic Director

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