Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Council Rock's annual 5K that benefits the March of Dimes will now also support One Fund Boston, which was established to aid victims of Monday's bombing in Boston.
Council Rock's third annual 5K Run for Babies will now also honor victims of Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon. The school district said in an email Wednesday that Saturday's 5K benefitting the March of Dimes will also raise money for One Fund Boston, which was established to aid victims of Monday's bombing in Boston. "We run this weekend to support both the March of Dimes and for those runners and spectators who were killed or injured on Monday," the email said. This year's Run for Babies event will also feature a Zumbathon and a one-mile walk. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Council Rock High School South. The cost is $25 to register for the 5K and $10 for the Zumbathon. Click here to register for the event. The run kicks off at…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
John T. Parry, of The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown, and Deborah Moskovitz, Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth director, will be honored at a breakfast on May 15.
The Council Rock Education Foundation will honor two local people who have made "extraordinary contributions" to the district and community at its annual Outstanding Community Partner Award Breakfast. John T. Parry, of The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown, and Deborah Moskovitz, Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth director, will be honored at the breakfast on May 15. The breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The Chancellor Center. Tickets are $30. Parry, a life-long Bucks County resident, is the chairman of the Board of Directors of The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown. He joined The First National Bank of Newtown in 1973, was elected to the Board of Directors in 1989 and held the position of …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Principal Dan Greenland will be honored in May with the 2013 Pennsylvania School Library Association Outstanding School Administrator Award.
Wednesday, March 13
Holland Middle School Principal Dan Greenland will be honored in May with the 2013 Pennsylvania School Library Association Outstanding School Administrator Award. According to information provided by the district, the Outstanding School Administrator Award honors a school administrator outside the library profession whose leadership made a significant contribution to school library services and programs. To be eligible, the administrator must either a district school superintendent, building principal or a district administrator responsible for broad instructional leadership.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Council Rock administrators want to make $800,000 worth of upgrades and staffing increases to improve safety within the district.
Council Rock administrators are recommending a series of security upgrades, staffing additions and facility improvements in an attempt to improve overall safety within the district. Superintendent Mark Klein outlined the recommendations at a school board meeting Thursday. The recommendations include improved visitor controls, facility improvements, training, intervention and increased staffing. The administration based their recommendations on suggestions from the community through three public forums on school security that were held in response to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Klein stressed that Council Rock is a very safe school district. He said the recommendations to improve security within the district aim to strike a …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A series of three school security forums were held last month to discuss safety at Council Rock School District.
A series of three school security forums resulted in a number of recommendations by the community on how to keep children safe in Council Rock schools. The forums were held last month in response to December's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. According to information from the district, as a result of the forums, the district will be focusing on the following areas of improvement: access to school buildings, modifications to facilities, monitoring visitors and student intervention, among others. The full list of recommendations has been posted on the district's website. Facility improvements, such as secure vestibules, keypad entry, cameras and entry glass treatments may be considered, according to information from …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Council Rock School District Superintendent Mark Klein said there have been reports of students playing the 'fainting game,' which involves various actions to cause hyperventilation and fainting.
Council Rock School District officials are warning parents of a dangerous game some middle and upper elementary school students are reportedly playing. In an email to parents Friday, Council Rock School District Superintendent Mark Klein said there have been reports of students playing the “fainting game,” which involves various actions to cause hyperventilation and fainting. Students who play the fainting game, also called the black out game, hyperventilate and then hold their breath to cause fainting, Klein explained. Klein said there have been “isolated” instances of Richboro Elementary and Richboro Middle School students playing the game, however, he warned all parents should be aware of the danger. The school district physician …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Chancellor Center.
The Council Rock School Board will meet for its last meeting in 2012 tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Chancellor Center. Click here to view the agenda.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Angel Trees are now at Newtown Post Office and Northampton Library.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Consider adding one more gift to your holiday shopping list. It could mean a lot to a local family in need. The Angel Tree Project, coordinated by Council Rock School District nurses and volunteer Paul Salvatore, has begun and needs your help. The project helps to grant holiday "wishes" for Council Rock School District families in need. The wishes of local children and their families are placed on a tag that looks like an angel. Those tags are hung on Christmas trees, which are located at the Newtown Post Office and the Northampton Library. To help, simply pick up a tag at the Newtown Post Office or Northampton Library and purchase the requested item. The families are not identified by name for the purposes of confidentiality. There’s a …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The board will consider an amendment to the school year calendar to accommodate an additional day lost by four elementary schools due to Hurricane Irene.
The Council Rock Board of Education will meet Thursday beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Chancellor Center. The agenda includes a public financial management overview of the refinance of general obligations bonds series of 2005, approval of the E-rate consulting services contract and a modification of the 2011-2012 school district calendar. Power outages and road closures after Hurricane Irene caused the opening of school to be delayed by an additional day at four elementary schools. The district administration is recommending that the students at Sol Feinstone, Rolling Hills, Wrightstown and Hillcrest elementary schools have a half-day of school on Election Day -- Tuesday, Nov. 8. Click here to view the full agenda.