Chris Lehmann to give keynote at Scholarship Foundation’s 60th Anniversary Banquet

Chris Lehmann, a 1989 Pennsbury High School graduate and scholarship recipient, will give the keynote address at the Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation’s gala 60th Anniversary Banquet, at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel on Saturday, November 12th.

Chris is the founding principal of the magnet “Science Leadership Academy High School” in Philadelphia, a pioneering science and technology high school established in 2006 as a partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and the Franklin Institute.

Chris is known world-wide as an innovator, author, speaker and consultant in creating schools we need in this age of digital technology and social media.

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Prescription for danger – When medication leads to addiction

A dangerous link between some prescription medications and heroin addiction has recently been documented by researchers, but is not widely understood by the community.

On Thursday, October 20th at 7:00pm, the LYFT Prevention Coalition will host an informative evening presentation, “Prescription for Danger – When Medication Leads to Addiction,” at Keller Hall, Pennsbury High School West, 608 S. Olds Boulevard, Fairless Hills.

This event will inform parents and families that some medications routinely prescribed by medical professionals for pain and anxiety have hidden risks for misuse and addiction.

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Reginald A. Meadows named new Co-Principal at Pennsbury High School

At the public Board meeting held on August 4th, the Pennsbury Board of School Directors appointed Reginald A. Meadows to be the next Co- Principal at Pennsbury High School.

Mr. Meadows will replace former PHS East Co-Principal, Shawn Neely, and join PHS West Co-Principal, Lisa Becker, in this leadership role.

Having served as an Assistant Principal for nearly nine years on both the East and West campuses of the high school, Mr. Meadows possesses a broad familiarity with the School District.

“Mr. Meadows has had many opportunities to assess the systems in place at the high school and was able to articulate clear strategies to ensure and improve effectiveness and efficiencies,” said District Superintendent William J. Gretzula, Ed.D. “Equally important, Mr. Meadows has established positive professional and respectful relationships with all stakeholders in the Pennsbury community.”

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Hannah Venables has a way with birds

by June Portnoy

Hannah Venables, a Pennsbury High School senior from Yardley and a member of Girl Scout Troop 2684, has always been a nature lover. So when it came time to decide on a project to earn her Gold Award, it seemed logical that she chose a topic to help make a positive impact on the great outdoors. The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting and challenges girls to change the world in some way.

Hannah consulted with her Silver Award Advisor, John Heilferty, a part-time naturalist at Lower Makefield Township’s Five Mile Woods Nature Preserve, for suggestions on environmental issues. When he told her how the American kestrel, a small falcon, was on the decline in this area, she immediately wanted to help bring them back.

“These kestrels create their habitats in large open grassy fields,” explained Hannah. “They usually live above these fields in the hollows of trees for nesting, and they use the perches of trees or telephone lines for hunting.

“Because of all the development that has taken place in Bucks County, so much open land has been replaced by houses, and trees have been knocked down, destroying these birds’ habitats.”

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Scenes from the Pennsbury High School Graduation

  1. Noelle Stango and Nathan Siegel, both of Yardley, prepare for the future.
  1. Mike Susko, Meridith Twomey, Derrick Sutton, and Erica Venkatesulu on Falcon Field.
  1. Stephanie Owens with diploma in hand.
  1. Rob Walton, Christian White, Lance Steiner, and Lucas Levesque cue the band.
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Falcon football coaching staff hosts Leadership Success Forum

by June Portnoy

All current Pennsbury High School varsity, junior varsity, sophomore and incoming freshman Falcon football players were invited to attend a Leadership Success Forum held at the school on Friday, June 3rd. The forum was hosted by the Pennsbury Falcon football coaching staff and organized by the Football Parent Club, a group of parent volunteers who support the football team.

The purpose of the forum was to prepare all potential players to practice great leadership skills, both on and off the field. Its goal was also to help prepare them for the challenges ahead that many of them will face in high school, college, and ultimately, in the workplace.

The session was presented by Kim R. Wells, a former Pennsbury graduate, who is Executive Director of Executive Education and the Center for Career Excellence at Howard University School of Business in Washington, DC.

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Scenes from the Pennsbury High School Graduation

  1. Abby Wick, class president, addresses the crowd.
  1. Catching a Pikachu?
  1. Lawrence Kinnon waves goodbye to Pennsbury.
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Art show winners

  1. Pennsbury student, Ali Zinnen, recently won the “Teacher’s Choice Award” for her 3D Mixed Media submission, “Pencilman,” at the 29th Annual “Touch The Future” Art Exhibition, which featured works from Bucks and Montgomery County public high school students.
  1. Pennsbury student, Bethany Gardner, won first place in the “Painting – Acrylic Oil” category for her work, “Painter’s Pallet,” at the “Touch the Future” Exhibition.
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Art show winner

Pennsbury student, Ali Zinnen, recently won the “Teacher’s Choice Award” for her 3D Mixed Media submission, “Pencilman,” at the 29th Annual “Touch The Future” Art Exhibition, which featured works from Bucks and Montgomery County public high school students.

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Art show winner

Pennsbury High School student, Bethany Gardner, recently won first place in the “Painting – Acrylic Oil” category for her work, “Painter’s Pallet,” at the 29th Annual “Touch The Future” Art Exhibition, which featured works from Bucks and Montgomery County public high school students.

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