Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Central Bucks School Board on Tuesday formally approved new buzz-in entry systems for the district's 23 schools.
The Central Bucks School Board on Tuesday night approved the installation of new buzz-in security systems at all the district's schools. The vote was a formality. School administrators began the process while schools were closed for the holidays, installing a test system at Linden Elementary School in Doylestown Borough. Since then, the systems have been installed at six or seven of the district's 23 schools, Superintendent Dr. Rodney Green said Tuesday night. The remaining elementary and middle schools are expected to be finished by the end of next week, he said. The seven school board members present at Tuesday's meeting voted unanimously in favor of the project. "I was thrilled about the buzzer system," said Tyler Tomlinson, who …
Central Bucks is moving forward with a plan to secure the entrances to its schools.
In the wake of the massacre at a Connecticut grade school in December, parents, teachers and school administrators across the country turned their thoughts, again, to school security. In Central Bucks, new superintendent Dr. Rodney Green and school board members reviewed the district's approach to security and decided to make some changes. Those changes will be discussed at the Central Bucks school board meeting Tuesday night. Among them is a new secure entryway system now being installed at the district's elementary and middle schools. The new entry system that requires visitors to be buzzed into the buildings was installed at Linden Elementary School in Doylestown Borough during the holiday vacation, according to the report Green plans …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The newly formed Doylestown Kindness Council has big plans for the future.
The Doylestown Kindness Council formed this week, in the wake of the mass murders of 20 children and 6 school staff at Sandy Hook Elementary. The local group is coming together to talk about ways to make sure a tragedy like that never happens in the Doylestown area. Group co-founder Melanie Stencler talked Friday about why the group came together and what's in store for the future.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Doylestown community leaders have organized a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. on Friday
Doylestown-area community leaders have organized a moment of silence Friday morning to show solidarity with the people of Newtown, Conn. The observance will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, one week after the horrific murders of 20 first-graders and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. As in many communities across the country, the organizers also have asked several area religious institutions to toll their bells 28 times, once for each of the children, the school staff, the shooter and his mother. The local act of recognition is being organized by an informal group of residents called the Doylestown Kindness Council. Find the group on Facebook at Kindness Council or on twitter at @KindnessCouncil. The group is organizing …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A Doylestown woman is among those nationwide lighting a candle in memory of the victims who died in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday.
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- Sarah Larson
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Nestled beneath the greens and the holiday lights, on a doorstep in a Doylestown Township neighborhood, a small flame lit a beacon of hope. Hope that somehow, someway, we would understand, that we would heal, that we would recover, that we would make things better. The candle on the doorstep of Amanda Soler's home was a symbol - of grief, yes, but also of that flicker of hope that yet remains. Soler is one of thousands of people nationwide who lit a candle in honor of the victims who died last Friday in a school shooting that has shaken the country to its core. When she placed it on the doorstep of her home in Old Colonial Green, she joined thousands of families across the country doing the same. After seeing a movement organized on …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sherlach was the school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, where a gunman opened fire Friday, killing 26 people.
Mary Sherlach, the school psychologist killed in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, will be laid to rest this week. A memorial service will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT. Friends are invited to meet directly in St. Stephen Church, 6948 Main St., Trumbull at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21 for a Memorial Mass. Interment will be private. Condolences may be sent through the funeral home's website. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfield County Community Foundation, Fund for Health and Wellness, 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851, to continue Sherlach's work with children and mental health. Sherlach, 56, was …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Mary Sherlach, the mother-in-law of Patch writer Eric Schwartz, was among 27 people killed in the second-deadliest school shooting in American history.
The deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, claimed the life of a Patch writer's family member. Mary Sherlach, the school's psychologist, was among 26 people, including 20 children, who died when a gunman opened fire at the school Friday morning. The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also died in the rampage. Sherlach was the mother-in-law of Deptford resident Eric Schwartz, a longtime Patch freelancer who covers high school sports in South Jersey. Sherlach, 56, lived in Trumbull, CT. Schwartz and his wife, Maura, arrived in Connecticut on Friday evening to be with their family. They could not be reached for comment. In the shooting spree, Lanza also reportedly killed his mother, who was a teacher …