The Falcon Flyer

June 2022

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We are rapidly approaching the end of the school year, and I want to thank all the students, parents, and staff for a great 2021- 2022 school year. Our school continues to transition to having a “normal” educational experience, and we are grateful for the hard work and dedication of everyone at Pennsbury High School. I want to wish the best to the class of 2022; I am proud of their accomplishments, and I wish them the best in the next chapter of their lives. I hope that all of our returning students have a great summer, and we look forward to seeing them next year.


We have many exciting things planned for the 2022- 2023 school year. More information will be going out to parents in the coming days and weeks, but we are undergoing an administrative redesign where grade level teams of administrators, counselors, and case managers will loop with students throughout their high school career. We are also implementing Falcon Period next year, which is going to be a way of revising our current EOP schedule. Both of these changes have the goal of supporting students in a more targeted manner, and I believe this will help to enhance the educational experience of all students at PHS.


Please see below for some important announcements regarding end of the year information:


  • Senior Prom: This Saturday, June 4th, is the annual Senior Prom. The community walkthrough will be from 12:00 to 3:00 at PHS East. The parade will start at 5:15; all other pertinent information is located in the link below:


SENIOR PROM INFORMATION LETTER


  • Graduation: This year, graduation will occur on Thursday, June 9th at 5:45. There will NOT be a graduation practice this year, and the rain date will be June 10th (time TBD). In case of inclement weather, we will notify parents and students as soon as possible if we need to postpone the graduation ceremony. Please see the link below for more information about graduation:


Click here to access important commencement information



  • End of Course Assessments: ECA’s, or final exams, will start on June 7th for seniors and June 13th for underclassmen. Please see below for important information regarding ECA dates and schedules:

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Senior students are reminded that they need to back up their information from their google account and that they need to return their chromebooks prior to graduation. Please see the Information below regarding this topic.



Important Senior Chromebook Information




I hope that everyone has a great summer, we are looking forward to seeing the students return on August 29th!



Reggie Meadows

Campus Principal PHS

CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATION PAGE

All graduation information will be located on this page and updated accordingly.

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Pennsbury High School Best Buddies Friendship Walk

The Pennsbury High High School Best Buddies program held its 2nd annual friendship walk this past Saturday at Falcon Field, raising over $3,000. Approximately 100 people registered for the event, which is the leading walk in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (also known as IDD).

Funds raised at the Friendship Walks help support the local Best Buddies program. PHS is currently ranked 6th in fundraising in the Philadelphia region.

Best Buddies empowers the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

Congratulations to PHS Best Buddies President and senior Bridget Weed and faculty advisors Nicholas Ruggieri and Jacklyn Ward on their tremendous efforts to host this successful fundraiser!

Click here for more photos!

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Ava Sciolla name Pennsylvania's 6A Player of the Year

Ava Sciolla was selected by the PA sportswriters as the state's 6A player of the year. This is the 3rd time she has earned all state honors and the second time on the first team. Ava is the first Pennsbury girls player to be named Player of the Year and she joins Dalton Pepper (09) with this honor. Both players were coached by Frank Sciolla

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Pennsbury High School Musicians Make Their Mark On Virginia

The Pennsbury High School Instrumental Music Department proudly represented the district on a recent trip to Norfolk, Virginia. One-hundred thirty-five students, plus staff members and parent volunteers, boarded buses at Pennsbury High School East on April 28 and headed south to participate in the Virginia International Arts Festival. The trip represented the first inclusive high school instrumental music program tour, led by Mrs. Felicia Hebenstreit.


While in Virginia, the Pennsbury Concert Jazz Band, Curricular Bands, and Curricular Orchestras performed an adjudication at Chrysler Hall (home of the Virginia Symphony) under the direction of Chris Bygott, Francis Carpino, Grant Palmer, and Felicia Hebenstreit. They received ratings, feedback, and critique, followed by a workshop with notable clinicians. It was a clean sweep, with all ensembles receiving a "Gold Rating" and first place in their categories. The students celebrated with a Dinner Cruise along the Elizabeth River, filled with fun, games, and dancing.


The Pennsbury "Long Orange Line" marched and competed in the 69th Norfolk NATO Parade of Nations, where they received a "Silver Rating." The students also attended the Virginia International Tattoo, one of the anchor events of the Virginia International Arts Festival. Students enjoyed performances from groups from all over the world, including the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Bands. Finally, the students enjoyed a beautiful day of fun at Busch Gardens and a quick stop at Virginia Beach on their way home.

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PHS Students Come Together to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer

Students at Pennsbury High School raised a total of $30,561.17 to help conquer childhood cancer. The school's 8th annual Mini-THON was held on Saturday, May 14, to support Four Diamonds at Penn State Health Children's Hospital. PHS students spent six hours dancing and participating in fun activities like Name that Tune, Tug O' War, trivia, and a Glow Hour. The students also heard testimonials from families who have received support through Four Diamonds. The day also included a raffle with items generously donated by the community.


Pennsbury's Mini-THON leaders held various other fundraising events such as t-shirt sales and Mini-THONs at football and basketball games, "Kisses for the Cure," and Restaurant Nights at local eateries. Quarry Hill Elementary School and Charles Boehm Middle schools also held Mini-THONs. The money raised from those events will be added to PHS's total.

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Reading Olympics 2022

During the week of April 25th, Pennsbury High School hosted the annual Reading Olympics competition at both West and East Libraries. The format this year was a Kahoot competition which caused competitors to get very excited and passionate about the book questions! We would like to congratulate all 3 Reading Olympics teams of PHS - The Dewey Decimators, Book Time Rush and The Rabid Readers, who all received blue ribbons. We are very proud of the hard work and dedication by all of the team members in preparation for this event that celebrates reading. Mrs. Thompson (West Librarian) and Mrs. Wambach (East Librarian).

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Pennsbury Students Ranked Nationally in Grand Concours

Seventeen of Pennsbury High school students have ranked nationally in the 87th Grand Concours. See awardees below. Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French. These students have demonstrated excellence in their study of French and are to be highly commended. With the help of teachers Madame Carroll and Madame Albrecht, students have used the French language to engage with authentic documents and individuals around the world to explore cultures as diverse as Mali and Monaco, Senegal and Switzerland, Tunisia and Togo. The superior level of language achievement that they have attained will serve them well as they use these linguistic and communication skills throughout their personal and professional lives interacting with diverse peoples and cultures around the world and in their own communities. The students’ parents should also be thanked for their support for their children and for the French programs that make this outstanding achievement possible. Congratulations to all! Félicitations à vous toutes et vous tous! For more information about the National French Contest, please visit our website: www.frenchteachers.org/concours.

The following are the names of the award winners

  • Gold award: students in 95th percentile and above
  • Silver award: students in 94th through 85th percentile
  • Bronze award: students in 84th through 75th percentile
  • Mention d'honneur award: Students in 74th, through 50th percentile

French Level 1 Awardees: Silver Medals: Catherine Potgieter & Olivia Beno

French Level 1: Bronze Awardees: Michael Lynott

French Level 1 Honorable Mention Awardees: Ayla Alon & Victoria Smith

French Level 2 Awardees: Silver Medals: Nila Anbarasu

French Level 4 Awardees: Silver Medals: Lorelei Graffius & Shane Marchok

French Level 4: Bronze Awardees: Amelia Haque & Alexia Velasquez & Alex Sean Freyne

French Level 4 Honorable Mention Awardees: Nicole Ruepp, N'deye Fatou Toure, Eshan Singh, Elias Ouazzani Chahdi, Anna Freyne, Olivia Ware

Foreign Language Class Trips

Our World Language classes have taken 3 separate field trips over the last week of school to extend their learning of language and culture outside of the classroom.


German and Spanish students took two separate field trips to La Luna dance company in Bristol to learn how to dance the Waltz and Spanish students learned to dance the Salsa and the Bachata. Additionally, the students enjoyed some authentic German and Puerto Rican cuisine. I am inviting you to view the pictures and videos of each of these trips via 2 google folders in separate emails. Feel free to use the pictures and/or videos.


French 4 and AP students visited C'est La Vie bakery in New Hope and ordered a pastry in French. See picture below.

PHS Students Place Third in Global Stock Pitch Competition

The Pennsbury High School Business, Computers, and Information Technology Department would like to announce that Jessica Firestone and Brady Burgfechtel placed 3rd in the Young Investors Society Global Stock Pitch Competition last Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah!

In this competition, students are challenged to analyze a public company and demonstrate why they believe its stock is a good buy. The students use the company's financial statements and the knowledge gained in their Wealth Management & Financial Literacy Honors class to complete their analysis before pitching the stock to a panel of investment professionals.

Overall, they competed against 317 teams in the U.S. and around the world. Jessica and Brady won a combined $1,500 as well as opportunities for internships through numerous investment firms. Congratulations, Jessica and Brady!

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PHS Senior Lacrosse Player Makes District History

Congratulations to Pennsbury High School senior Maggie Golder, who was named a 2022 Under Armour All American. Miss Golder is the first Pennsbury lacrosse player to receive this honor and will play in the 17th annual Under Armour Senior All-America in late July. Maggie is also a member of the USA Select U18 National Development Team (NDT.) The ultimate goal of the NDT is to provide high-level training for the nation’s top young players that will ultimately expand the talent pool for the U.S. national teams that participate in international World Lacrosse competitions.

Upon graduating from Pennsbury High School, Maggie plans on majoring in Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University, where she will also continue her lacrosse career.

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Lendo Fellowship Award Breakfast at PHS

This morning at Pennsbury High School, this year's recipients of the Lendo Fellowship were invited to attend a congratulatory breakfast and hear from Dr. Arthur Lendo himself virtually. The Lendo Fellowship was established in 2006 to support current PHS students in their academic and co-curricular pursuits. This award gives students the opportunity to participate in Pennsbury-endorsed activities and programs they may not have been able to otherwise. We would like to thank Dr. Lendo for his continued generosity, and congratulate our awardees!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Lendo and the Lendo Fellowship Program.

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Pennsbury School District Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

The two PHS teams finished 9th and 21st, the two WP teams finished 12th and 15th and the Quarry Hill Team finished 1st and are WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!

Having all 5 Pennsbury teams finish in the top 25 in the World in their problem/division was amazing and taking home a World Championship was absolutely unbelievable!!

Some of the teams listed above had kids from multiple schools, and all the kids that participated in the OM World Finals are listed below.

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PHS World Languages National Honor Societies Induction

Congratulations to the 2022 inductees of the World Languages National Honor Societies. Students from Honors French, German, and Spanish classes at Pennsbury High School were inducted on Thursday, May 26 at The Cave with friends and family proudly watching from the audience. All inductees recited their respective Society Pledges in the foreign language they have been diligently studying for years. Great job, everyone!

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PENNSBURY VOLUNTEER POLICY

The Pennsbury School District is implanting a new online volunteer tracker system. All volunteers, new and current, must create an account and upload all required clearances. Please click on the link for the Pennsbury Volunteer Policy.

APP-GARDEN VOLUNTEER TRACKER

Sign up to Volunteer - Create an account, upload clearances

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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.

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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.

NO FOOD DELIVERIES PLEASE

Parents and Students:

No outside third party food deliveries (Door Dash, Uber Eats) will be permitted at Pennsbury High School. The high school currently offers a free lunch to any student who requires one.

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Pennsbury High School Campus Principal

Mr. Reggie Meadows

215-949-6780

608 S. Olds Boulevard

East Campus 705 Hood Blvd. 215-949-6700


Mr. Mike Daher Lead Assistant Principal

Mrs. Laura Tittle Assistant Principal

Mr. Ryan Regensburg Assistant Principal

Ms. Justine McEachern Assistant Principal/Supervisor of Counseling

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


Mr. Richard Fry Assistant Principal

Mrs.Jessica Harron Assistant Principal

Ms. Meredith Laden Assistant Principal

Ms. Corinne Lyczkwoski Assistant Principal

Mrs. Patricia Steckroat Assistant Principal

Mr. Lou Sudholz Asst. Principal/Athletic Director

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We are excited to announce the rollout of the Pennsbury High School Hall of Fame! The PHS Hall of Fame is designed to recognize and honor graduates who have distinguished themselves as contributing members of society. Please click here to nominate an outstanding graduate today!
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