Thursday, May 23, 2013
A Pennypack Elementary School teacher was one of 23 finalists in 'The Voices of Inspiration Award for Teaching Excellence.'
A Pennypack Elementary School educator was one of 23 finalists recognized as part of a countywide teaching honor. Second-grade teacher Sharon Mirabelli recently received "The Voices of Inspiration Award for Teaching Excellence" and was recognized at this week's Hatboro-Horsham School Board meeting for the honor. "Sharon comes to school with such an enthusiastic attitude," Pennypack Principal Amy Roslevege told the board. "She’s a model for what we would consider a master teacher." Established by Freedom Credit Union and the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, the annual award, since its inception in 2007, aims to "recognize those teachers who exceed expectations in meeting their students’ needs," according to Freedom Credit Union's Web …
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, November 5, 2012
Pennypack Elementary School students will return to the Hatboro school on Wednesday.
Pennypack Elementary School students will return to their normal classrooms on Wednesday after a lengthy power outage forced them out of that school for the last week and a half. Power was restored to the Hatboro school Monday afternoon, according to Hatboro-Horsham School District Superintendent Curtis Griffin. "We are currently bringing all the systems on line and are planning for a normal opening on Wednesday," Griffin told Patch. Hatboro-Horsham schools have an inservice day on Tuesday to accommodate Election Day voting, he said. The district returned most of its students to school on Nov. 1. After power remained out Sunday, the district put in place a plan to transport Pennypack students to Simmons Elementary School in Horsham on …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Pennypack Elementary School students will be transported to Simmons Elementary School beginning Monday and until power is restored at the Hatboro school.
PECO has yet to restore power toPennypack Elementary School, Hatboro-Horsham School District officials said, but that doesn't mean students will have another day off. After having the last week off from school in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, students are to report to Pennypack as they normally would on Monday for bussing to Simmons Elementary School in Horsham, Assistant Superintendent Monica Taylor told Patch. Taylor said students will be transported to the Horsham school at 9 a.m. The district prefers that Pennypack parents see that their kids report to that school so the district can uniformly bus kids to Simmons, she said. If power can be restored in time Sunday, Taylor said Hatboro students would have school at Pennypack, she said…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hatboro-Horsham School District hopes to be able to return all students to school on Friday.
Thursday marked the first day back to school for most of Hatboro-Horsham School District "Today was a very good day overall," Hatboro-Horsham School District Superintendent Curtis Griffin told Patch. "Our attendance was really not off from what it would normally be." Parent Christina Guzikowski Sharkey wrote on Patch's Facebook page that she was happy the kids were able to return to school. "Long weekend and half without power," she wrote. "It was time." Except for students from Hallowell and Pennypack elementary schools district students returned to their respective classrooms on Thursday. Because of power outages, those schools were not able to reopen on Thursday. As of 3:05 p.m. Thursday, Griffin said the power had just been restored …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Hatboro YMCA's annual Skeleton Skurry takes place Saturday morning at Pennypack Elementary School. Roads in the 5K's route will be temporarily closed.
West Moreland Avenue in Hatboro will be closed during the Hatboro YMCA's seventh annual Skeleton Skurry 5K run, Hatboro Police Chief James Gardner said. Gardner said other roads will be temporarily closed Saturday morning during the run, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at Pennypack Elementary School, 130 Spring Ave., in Hatboro. "Have patience and use caution," Gardner said during this week's borough council meeting.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Hatboro YMCA's seventh annual Skeleton Skurry 5K run and one-mile walk is slated for Saturday.
Who needs a costume party when you can get decked out - Halloween style - and race (or walk briskly) through Hatboro? And, instead of packing on pounds with fattening snacks at said party, participants in the Hatboro Area YMCA’s seventh annual Skeleton Skurry 5K run and one-mile walk can instead help to fatten up the nonprofit organization’s fundraising efforts. Helen Oden, the Hatboro Y’s wellness director, said she expects 700 or more people to put their feet to the pavement Saturday to raise $10,000 as the biggest revenue-generating event for the Y’s annual campaign. “It helps families and individuals and kids be a part of the Y even if they can’t financially afford it,” Oden said of how the funds are used. Hatboro Y Executive …
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.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Pennypack Elementary School students' candy donations earn them more time to play.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Kids at Pennypack Elementary School gave back almost 400 pounds of their Halloween candy in an effort to bring a taste of home to U.S. military members serving abroad. Through a Candy Buyback program that was held recently, students in all grade levels brought in extra Halloween candy to donate to the Operation Gratitude charity, which sends care packages to American troops. A Hatboro dental office, Dentistry 4 Kids and Teens 2, has volunteered to ship the 396 pounds of candy to the Operation Gratitude headquarters for sorting and packaging. The candy collection was weighed each day of the four-day collection and students were informed of the amount via school announcements. "Our school has 256 students so they each brought in roughly 1.5 …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Siblings Kyle and Paige Mullen gear up for the school year by helping fellow students cross streets to arrive at school safely.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Hatboro-Horsham School District is ready to start the school year safely, thanks to help from its students in the AAA School Safety Patrol. Two elementary school members of the patrol – brother and sister Kyle and Paige Mullen of Pennypack Elementary School - recently met with John Long, the Greater Philadelphia safety services manager for the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education, at Hatboro Borough Hall. They were joined by Hatboro Mayor Norm Hawkes, Hatboro Borough Manager Steve Plaugher and Hatboro Police Sgt. James Petrik. "The program, like the one at Pennypack Elementary, equips patrollers with the skills and resources needed to ensure children commute to and from school safely,” Long said in a press release. Since …