Lion's Pride

Dr. Lentz's Monthly Update

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Points of Pride

NAMM Award

For the 5th year in a row the Music Department at NHS has been named as one of the NAMM Foundation Award recipients for the 2019 Best Communities for Music Education. The organization evaluates music programs based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. We congratulate Mr. Bachart, Mr. Bateman, Mr. Sasala, Mrs. VanPraag and Mr. Wehr for their hard work and dedication to our students.

US News and World Report HS Ranking

U.S. News and World Report just released its rankings of the best high schools in the United States. New Hope-Solebury High School was ranked the highest in Bucks County and 8th in the State of Pennsylvania. We are very proud of our students, faculty, staff, administration and community on this incredible achievement! Here is the link to our ranking:

Visit from Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick

On Wednesday, April 22, 2019, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick visited the High School to speak with students in AP government classes. During his visit he shared with the students his work as a Congressman and some of the difficult decisions and issues he has had to debate. In addition, he took questions from the students and engaged in a thoughtful dialogue about critical issues, concerns and legislation facing Congress. It was an amazing experience for our students.

School District News and Updates

ALICE Drills

ALICE drills will be conducted at all of our schools except the LES which did its drill in April, this month for the second time in the 2018-2019 school year. This drills follows the same protocols as the drills which were conducted in November. Roads around the schools will be closed to facilitate these drills and students evacuated to our identified evacuation locations off school properties. We will have the assistance of the New Hope and Solebury Police Departments for the completion of these drills and to attain additional feedback to further improve our response in these situations.

District Art Exhibit

The New Hope-Solebury School District will be hosting an exhibit of the school district’s newly returned art collection on May 21, 2019. This exhibit will provide an opportunity for the community to view this unique collection and also allow us to welcome some of our community partners and local dignitaries to our school district. We will also feature student art work and music as a function of this exhibit.

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School Board & Committee Updates

At the April 25, 2019, Board of School Directors Meeting the following items were approved:

  • Finance Matters including Treasurer's Report, payment of bills and budget transfers. Approval of MBIT General Fund Budget, an agreement with the BCIU for special education services and a facility lease agreement with the YMCA of Bucks County for before and after school care.
  • Human Resource Matters including retirements, appointments and leaves of absence.
  • Policy Matters including approval of the following Policies:

5.2 Functions of Standing Committees

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904 Public Attendance at School Events

Board Members presented their Committee Reports and Liaison Reports regarding the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.