Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Central Bucks School District will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the possibility of building a stadium at CB East.
The Central Bucks school board on Tuesday agreed to hold a town hall meeting to give the public an opportunity to ask questions and make comments about a proposed stadium for CB East. The meeting will be held on Tuesday March 19 at Lenape Valley Middle School at 7 p.m. Superintendent Dr. Rodney Green gave the board a quick overview of the project's history and where it currently stands. The district submitted plans for the stadium to Buckingham Township officials in 1999. After extensive review, debate and revisions, township supervisors approved a land development plan in December 2002. But in 2003, neighbors Jeff and Mary Bretz filed a lawsuit over the project, launching what Bucks County Judge Clyde Waite would call in 2011 a "…
Friday, February 8, 2013
CB East and West students hope to raise more than $50,000 at the 6th annual Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser, which culminates Saturday.
Several after-school events have been cancelled for Friday, in light of the impending winter storm.
With winter storm "Nemo" heading our way, Central Bucks School District officials exercised caution, cancelling several after-school events scheduled for Friday night At least one event will be rescheduled. These events have been cancelled for Friday, Feb. 8.
Gayman Elementary and Penn State raised enough money to help a Doylestown nonprofit build a school in Haiti.
Most suburban schools try to raise money to buy more books for their libraries or more iPads for the technology lab. While worthy goals in the era of tight budgets, one Central Bucks elementary school had a far more ambitious goal. Students at Gayman Elementary School recently helped raise enough money to build a school for kids who barely have enough books, let alone iPads. Gayman worked with Doylestown-based nonprofit Poverty Resolutions to build a school in Haiti. Penn State, where the nonprofit's founders Andrew and Matt Jones went to school, also contributed to the fundraising effort. The effort began at Gayman in September 2011, after the nonprofit put on a presentation at the school, opening the children's eyes to how much of the …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Leslie Carson says nutrition, movement, and stress-reduction will lead to better student, staff performance
Leslie Carson says she has a sure cure for what ails the Central Bucks School District. Want to improve already impressive test scores? Want to reduce absenteeism among students and employees? Want to cut healthcare costs? Want to ease stress, increase focus, and promote positive behaviors? The answer, Carson told the CB School Board Tuesday night, is to get behind a comprehensive wellness program for students, teachers and staff members. ”It will take leadership and dedication to the subject,” said Carson. “I can’t make it happen...I’m just a mom. We need (new superintendent) Dr. (Rod) Green and the school board to put a measurable plan into effect.” Green, a fitness buff who recently completed his first marathon at age 56, said the …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Several Central Bucks schools put on special events Monday to welcome Dr. Rodney Green as new superintendent.
At Central Bucks West High School, he was greeted by the jazz band and welcome signs. At Linden Elementary, the classroom doors were decorated with messages of welcome. At Lenape Middle School, a banner was strung up in the hallway. And on Monday, Dr. Rodney Green got his first taste of official life in the Central Bucks School District. Green was hired in July to replace outgoing superintendent Dr. Robert N. Laws, who retired after 40 years in education and 20 years as Central Bucks superintendent. Marking his first day at work, Green didn't waste any time getting to know the lay of the land at a few of the district's 23 schools. The new superintendent told Doylestown Patch this summer that he is a fan of social media and planned to use…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Dr. Rodney P. Green says his aim is for more communications and transparency
After answering 30-some questions during a "Meet and Greet" with the community Tuesday night, we know this much about Dr. Rodney P. Green, the top choice to become the next Superintendent of the Central Bucks School District. "I'm a technology guy," said Green, in answer to a question from the audience about how to infuse technology into the curriculum. "I'm a communications guy," he said, mentioning his affinity for using social media tools such as Twitter. "I'm an arts and music guy," recalling how he and his wife met as members of the band at Central Michigan University more than 30 years ago. Green is currently the superintendent of the 5,000-student East China School District, in Michigan's upper peninsula. He was chosen from among 42…
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Principal Brian Finger puckered up Saturday during Gayman Elementary's spring carnival.
"Mr. Finger." "Mr. Finger." The chant echoed through the air Saturday afternoon as Gayman Elementary School celebrated its annual spring carnival. "Mr. Finger." "Mr. Finger." He slathered on some lipstick, puckered up, and..... Well, just click on the very short video above to see what happened Saturday at Gayman, on Point Pleasant Pike north of Doylestown. The school's spring carnival is its biggest annual event, and Saturday's weather was perfect for it. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., kids, parents, and school staff enjoyed everything from duck races to face painting and even a petting zoo. One lucky member of that zoo got a kiss from the school's popular principal, Brian Finger. It was a bittersweet afternoon for many Gayman kids and …
Monday, June 13, 2011
The $800 donation will help pay for the second of two walls of Mercer tiles decorating the school's lobby.
Monday, June 13, 2011
For the second year in a row, Anthony & Sylvan Pools, one of the nation’s leading builders of in-ground concrete and fiberglass swimming pools and spas, has made a donation to the Lenape Middle School Mercer Tile Project. The Mercer Tile Project – part of an expansive renovation to the school’s front office – consists of two walls of Moravian tiles that provide a visual depiction of Buck County’s history. “The faculty, staff and students at Lenape Middle School extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to Anthony & Sylvan Pools for its ongoing commitment to our school,” said H. Nicholas Chubb, Ed. D., principal of Lenape Middle School. “The Mercer Tile Project will not only provide beauty to our lobby, but also a connection to our world…