Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Council Rock South came in 20th in the state in Newsweek's list of the nation's top 2,000 public high schools.
Newsweek has ranked Council Rock North and South high schools among the top 2,000 public high schools in the country. Council Rock North was ranked #338 and Council Rock South was ranked #539. "Congratulations to both high schools and to our school community that supports our great schools," an email from Council Rock administrators said. Council Rock South came in 20th in the state. Only one high school in Bucks County—New Hope-Solebury—was ranked ahead of Council Rock North, which came in 11th in the state. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the Central Bucks high school rankings, and every other ranked high …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
This week in Northampton, Council Rock officials said they were surprised that South wasn't included on the U.S. News and World Report ranking that put North at 13 and a man tried to lure a 13-year-old girl on Buck Road, police say.
Man Attempts to Lure Teenage Girl on Buck Road, Police Say A 13-year-old girl said she was walking on Buck Road Monday when a white man said 'pretty girl come here,' according to Northampton Township police. School Board Approves $209.4M Preliminary Budget If the final budget is passed as drafted, the owner of an average assessed home in Council Rock would pay $55 more next year. District Officials 'Surprised' South Not Ranked by Magazine Council Rock North was 13th in the state on a recent U.S. News and World Reports ranking of top 40 high schools in Pennsylvania. Council Rock South didn't make the list. Race for Christina Will Support Friedreich's Ataxia Research Local resident Catherine Logan is organizing the Race for Christina on May …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Council Rock North was 13th in the state on a recent U.S. News and World Reports ranking of top 40 high schools in Pennsylvania. Council Rock South didn't make the list.
Council Rock School District officials say the process by which U.S. News and World Reports used to assess high schools left Council Rock High School South out of a list that ranked the district’s other high school 13th in the state. Superintendent Mark Klein, in a email sent via the district’s list serve, said the administration was “surprised” South was not ranked by the publication. “Historically, our high schools rank in close proximity to one another when assessed in these comparative studies,” he said. According to U.S. News & World Report's assessment, which was published in April, Council Rock North is the highest ranked high school in Bucks County. South wasn't included on the list of the top 40 high schools in the state. However…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
In this week's news, charges have been filed in a fatal accident that happened in December and a former township supervisor passed away. Plus a South grad is drafted by the Giants.
Charges Filed in Fatal Accident Monroe Leonard Tanner IV, 18, has been charged with homicide by vehicle in the Dec. 8 accident that killed Cameron Smithwick. NY Giants Select South Graduate in NFL Draft The New York Giants selected Justin Pugh as the 19th pick of the NFL Draft Thursday. James Kinney, Former Township Supervisor, Dies at 79 James E. Kinney, of Churchville, died peacefully at his home on April 19. 5K Race to Benefit One Fund Boston The BucksFit 5K run and walk will be held Sunday. Two dollars from every registration will be donated to One Fund Boston. Council Rock North Senior Running For School Board Theodore Caputi, a senior at Council Rock North, will face Diana Nolan and Andy Block in the May 21 primary.
Monday, March 25, 2013
State Sen. Tommy Tomlinson is hosting a Children's Expo on April 13 at Council Rock High School South.
State Sen. Tommy Tomlinson is hosting a Children's Expo on April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Council Rock High School South. The expo will feature exhibitors and entertainment, including a magic show, a moon bounce, face painting, the chance to see a state police helicopter and more. Exibitors will include Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, local rescue squads and fire companies, Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, call 215-638-1784.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Students from several schools across the county participated in Wednesday's competition.
William Tennent High School hosted approximately 450 students from 15 different schools across Bucks County Wednesday afternoon for the county's fourth annual World Language Competition. "It's incredible to see the future of Bucks County's world languages together, celebrating our diversity and love of languages," said organizer and WTHS Spanish Teacher Ariel Vargas. The pop-quiz style event featured three rounds of 12 questions, and covered topics such as translation, spelling, vocabulary and culture. Teams were competing on levels from basic to advanced and were awarded ribbons based on the number of points achieved. Blue ribbons were awarded to teams scoring more than 30 points, red ribbons were awarded to teams with a score between …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A look at the top headlines in Northampton this week.
Here's a look at the top stories in Northampton this week. $800K in Security Improvements, Staffing Proposed for Council Rock Council Rock School District officials are recommending improved visitor controls, facility improvements, training, intervention and increased staffing. Fitzpatrick Honors Bucks Service Academy Applicants Four Northampton residents were among 27 young people recognized Tuesday in a ceremony at the Bucks County courthouse in Doylestown. 'Smash' Star Coming to Council Rock South Jeremy Jordan is coming to Council Rock High School South this summer as part of a week-long performing arts camp to be held from July 29 to Aug. 3. Arts Center Holds Party to Celebrate Kiln Project The Tyler Park Center for the Arts is …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Justin Pugh, Syracuse football offensive tackle, will enter the NFL Draft in April.
Justin Pugh, who plays offense for Syracuse football, is headed to the NFL Draft in April. Pugh, a Council Rock South graduate, will forgo his final season at Syracuse and enter the NFL draft, the Syracuse Post Standard reported. Pugh is a six-foot, six-inch offensive tackle from Holland. Pugh posted his decision to enter the draft on Twitter earlier this month. In a Jan. 3 tweet, Pugh wrote: "I have decided to forgo my last year of football at Syracuse University & pursue my dream of playing in the NFL.Thanks for all the support!" According to reports, Pugh finished his coursework and has earned his degree. He posted a picture of his diploma on Twitter earlier this month. “It’s been my dream since I was a little kid playing with my …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A threat of violence closed Council Rock South for a day last month.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Police have not yet made a final determination on whether additional charges will be filed in the case involving threats of violence by a 14-year-old Council Rock South student.
Police continue to investigate a threat of violence that closed Council Rock High School South for a day in December. A 14-year-old who threatened to bring guns to school and hurt students and staff has been charged with terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a minor. But according to Police Chief Barry Pilla, the case remains an active investigation. “We have not yet made the final determination on whether or not we will be filing additional charges in this case,” Pilla said. The threats caused Council Rock School District officials to close the high school on Dec. 21. The investigation began Dec. 20 when police said they received a report that a male student had threatened to bring a gun and knives to school and randomly kill…