Bucks County School Spotlights are sponsored by Mathnasium, The Math Learning Center at Peddler’s Village! At Mathnasium, kids are getting “Crazy About Math” by learning to think in the ways that natural mathematical thinkers do. When you step inside a Mathnasium Learning Center, you will find a positive and motivating environment filled with kids who are excited to learn and are happy to be there. Through excellent instruction driven by top-notch curriculum materials, Mathnasium significantly strengthens students’ math skills while building confidence and cultivating a positive attitude towards math. At Mathnasium, children grow to not only understand math, but to love it as well!
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The spirit of giving and celebration is upon us, and schools across Bucks County are setting an example for the community. Check in with some of the top stories from local schools this month:
Our Lady Of Mount Caramel Students Raise Money for Kids in Need
Students from Our Lady of Mount Caramel in Doylestown volunteered with the Family Service Association of Bucks County. 6th, 7th and 8th Grade students baked cookies to raise money to purchase gifts for Bucks County children and teens in need.
CB Cares Awards Grant to Address Intolerance
Since 2014, CB Cares Educational Foundation has awarded close to $60,000 for innovative classroom projects and district-wide initiatives. This last grant cycle, Lenape’s Mr. Burgess was awarded $4,500 for a teacher training “Tools to Address Intolerance and Issues of Diversity.” This training
will be conducted by Barbara Simmons of the Peace Center and founding director of Peace Talks Radio. Mrs. Simmons has produced documentaries on Peace and Conflict from around the world and is an adjunct professor at Arcadia University.
Central Bucks & Quakertown Selected as Distinguished Title I Schools
Title I is a supplemental education program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to improve educational opportunities for educationally deprived children. “Distinguished” schools ranked among the highest five percent of Title I schools based on aggregate math and reading PSSA or Keystone scores. Three schools each in the Quakertown School District and Central Bucks School District were honored. Read more here.
Our Lady Of Mount Caramel Robotics Team Takes First Place in Tournament
Congratulations to the OLMC Robotics Team, “The Bionic Bulldogs” on their 1st Place win of the Robotics Task Challenge at the FIRST LEGO League Team Tournament on Saturday at Archbishop Wood High School. A big thank you to Dr. Diana Moore (OLMC parent) and Mr. Steve Downs (OLMC 5th Grade Teacher), for their dedication to our students and leading the OLMC team to a well deserved victory!
Central Bucks High School East Patriot Players took part in the PA Thespian Conference
This past weekend, the Central Bucks High School East Patriot Players took part in the PA Thespian Conference in York, PA. Students met thespians from all over the state and enjoyed multiple productions, workshops, competitions, and social gatherings.
The Patriot Players’ production of ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly,’ a story about the children of Terazin during the Holocaust, was recognized as “Outstanding One-Act Play.” The conference adjudicators commented that the play was: “Very well-crafted, visually interesting, beautiful- powerful- overwhelming- goes directly to the purpose of Art.”
The CB East Patriot Players’ company was chosen to go on to the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska, June 19 – 24, 2017. The Patriot Players are excited to represent both CB East and Pennsylvania on not just a national, but international level!