Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Blair Mill and Pennypack elementary schools were recognized as Title I Distinguished Schools.
Educators from Blair Mill Elementary School and Pennypack Elementary School were recognized during Tuesday night's school board meeting for receiving Title I Distinguished School honors recently from the state. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Title I is aimed at improving the academic achievement of the disadvantaged to "ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments." Blair Mill was rated among the top 25 statewide for math and reading; and Pennypack was ranked in the top 25 for math. The honors were based on students' performance on the 2011-…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Keith Valley Middle School and Blair Mill Elementary School were locked down Monday afternoon, according to reports.
An armed subject in the area caused the lockdown of Keith Valley Middle School and Blair Mill Elementary School Monday afternoon, according to the breaking news network. In addition to the schools, the Hatboro-Horsham District Administration Office was briefly locked down Monday afternoon, after emergency officials alerted the district that there was police activity in the area. The incident did not pose a danger to any of the schools, students or staff members, the district said Monday. For more news and updates about this story, subscribe to our freenewsletter,"like" us on Facebook or follow @Hatboropatch on Twitter. The district was notified of police activity in the vicinity of Blair Mill Elementary by the Horsham Township …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Blair Mill Elementary School students and staff are hosting an alumni event to unveil a time capsule compiled in 1989.
Blair Mill Elementary School will add time-traveling to its curriculum - if only for a day - when the school invites alumni back to reminisce over photos, writings and other memorabilia. During the Nov. 14 student-led event, former students and staff will join the school's 450 pupils in opening a time capsule sealed in 1989. Back then, 419 students attended Blair Mill, according to Principal Nancy Doherty. "We had found it and unearthed it," Blair Mill librarian Jennifer O'Leary said. "It was a cool thing to have the kids look at the past and the present." O'Leary said the time travel in a wooden box came in handy last school year when kids were participating in the school's 1 million minutes reading challenge. The program's "reading …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Students at Blair Mill and Pennypack elementary schools topped the state's results for standardized tests.
A pair of Hatboro-Horsham School District elementary schools received applause during Monday night's school board meeting for student successes on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment. Representatives from Blair Mill Elementary and Pennypack Elementary will travel to Pittsburgh in January to be officially recognized for ranking in the top 25 statewide as part of the 2011-2012 PSSAs, Assistant Superintendent Monica Taylor told the board. Blair Mill students placed in the top 25 for math and reading, while Pennypack pupils ranked in the top 25 for math, Taylor said.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The fire broke out Thursday night in a dumpster at Blair Mill Elementary School.
Firefighters extinguished their third suspicious fire near a school building Thursday night. Horsham Fire Company crews responded to Blair Mill Elementary School at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday to put out a dumpster fire, according to Fire Chief Tim Flanagan. Flanagan said the fire was contained in the dumpster situated at the Bender Road building and did not spread to the school. Last weekend two other suspicious fires broke out overnight on the school grounds of Keith Valley Middle School and the Montessori Children's House. The Keith Valley fire began in a dumpster on Meetinghouse Road and was contained, according to Flanagan, while the blaze at the montessori school on Upland Avenue began in a shed in the playground area and spread to the…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The school's 400 students set out to read for 1 million minutes by the end of March.
His name is Tim. Tim Traveler. After making his way through a makeshift time machine Thursday, Traveler, err Gary Lloyd, wowed Blair Mill Elementary School students with his history-meets-exaggeration rendition of "tall tales." Lloyd's storytelling was the reward for the school's 400 students reaching - and surpassing - their goal to read for a total of 1 million minutes by the end of March. For the past several years, the school has challenged its students and families to read for 1 million minutes, which encourages healthy reading habits and promotes literacy. Students began this year’s reading challenge — “Reading Through Time” — in January after an assembly program, where educators celebrated the school’s past, present and future …