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Schools

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United Way Launching 'Stuff the Bus' School Supply Drive

United Way Launching 'Stuff the Bus' School Supply Drive

The objective is to make sure that all children in Bucks County have the supplies they need to start the school year right.

Federal Judge Dismisses Central Bucks Blogging Teacher's Suit

Natalie Munro claims her First Amendment rights were violated when she was terminated in 2012 over controversial blog posts.
Bensalem School District Announces Two Administrative Appointments

Bensalem School District Announces Two Administrative Appointments

Jason Bowman has been appointed K–12 STEM Supervisor and Susan Mowrer Benda was appointed as Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.
Bensalem Students Headed to Mississippi for Academic Competition

Bensalem Students Headed to Mississippi for Academic Competition

The Robert K. Shafer Middle School STEM Team is headed to Mississippi this weekend to compete in a national SeaPerch challenge.
Four Bensalem Teens to Perform at 2015 Rose Bowl

Four Bensalem Teens to Perform at 2015 Rose Bowl

Casey McMullen, Jordan Rowan, David Gerstenfeld and Adam Jones are the only Bucks County students participating with the Cavalcade of Bands at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015.
Could Mental Health Screenings Help Prevent Teen Tragedies?

Could Mental Health Screenings Help Prevent Teen Tragedies?

Following the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook in 2012, high school students in Newtown, Conn., will now receive mental health screenings.
Eight Pennsylvania Schools Named Best-Value Colleges

Eight Pennsylvania Schools Named Best-Value Colleges

The Princeton Review has selected the 150 colleges it says are the best value for students.
Bus Trip to Flower Show Planned

Bus Trip to Flower Show Planned

The Bucks County Community College Social Science Club is coordinating a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Chesco School District Raises Bar With Snow Day Announcement

Chesco School District Raises Bar With Snow Day Announcement

Downingtown Area School District’s video is a take on Billy Joel’s “Allentown.”
Students Get Life Lessons on 'Healthy Futures'

Students Get Life Lessons on 'Healthy Futures'

Students of Cornwells Elementary School in Bensalem Township will receive health-related instruction as part of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation's Healthy Futures program.
Catholic Schools Week Under Way

Catholic Schools Week Under Way

This year's national theme is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."
MLK Essay Contest Deadline is Jan. 31; $300 in Prizes to be Awarded

MLK Essay Contest Deadline is Jan. 31; $300 in Prizes to be Awarded

United Way of Bucks County is hosting their fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest for students in Bucks County.
Bensalem Student Volunteer Recognized for Service

Bensalem Student Volunteer Recognized for Service

Mary Wilkinson, of Bensalem, is one of 134 students being recognized as part of Widener University's third annual high school leadership awards.
Bensalem Schools Closed Wednesday

Bensalem Schools Closed Wednesday

District schools, offices and activities have been cancelled for Wednesday.
Bensalem Township Schools Dismissing Early Tuesday

Bensalem Township Schools Dismissing Early Tuesday

Bensalem Township Schools are dismissing early Tuesday because of the winter storm, according to the district website.
Who Earned a Perfect 2400 on his SAT? This Guy.

Who Earned a Perfect 2400 on his SAT? This Guy.

More than 1 million students take the SAT exam each year, and only .03 percent of all students who take the SAT exam can say they have earned a perfect 2400 score.
High School Renovation Project Delayed

High School Renovation Project Delayed

Construction is not expected to begin at Bensalem High School until the fall.
Belmont Students' Food Collection Earns Extra Gym Activity

Belmont Students' Food Collection Earns Extra Gym Activity

Belmont Hills Elementary School sixth-graders collected the most food items for the Bensalem Lions Club Holiday Food Drive.
School Taxes Could Jump Above Act 1 Index

School Taxes Could Jump Above Act 1 Index

The Bensalem Township School District is aiming for a 3.2 percent tax increase as part of next year’s school budget.