Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Bensalem Township Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board will hold a seminar on current drug trends on Wednesday.
Since today's youth has easier access to a variety of drugs than past generations, Bensalem Township Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board will hold a seminar on current drug trends on Wednesday. Prevention Specialist Dave Fialko will present at the "Current Drug Trends: Staying Ahead to Keep Our Youth Safe" seminar, which will be held in the council chambers at the Bensalem Township Municipal Building. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., parents, family members and school professionals will learn more about what kinds of drugs children are exposed to. "From alcohol to marijuana to synthetics, heroin and prescription drugs, this presentation will cover access issues, addictive properties, physical effects, and how these all effect the development of the …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Arts at Bucks festival at Bucks County Community College opens Wednesday, April 15 and will feature various demonstrations and performances through May 14.
Bucks County Community College’s Arts at Bucks Celebration gets underway this week and will feature free concerts, demonstrations, exhibitions and more in a series of events that are open to the public. Many of the events are free. The month-long celebration begins Wednesday, April 15 and goes through May 14. "The annual Arts at Bucks festival showcases the talent and academic excellence available at the public, two-year school," according to a BCCC press release. Bucks is one of the few community colleges in the nation that is an accredited institutional member of both the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the press release said. Here's a look at some of the festival …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Bensalem Township High School students will head to Cornwells Elementary School to teach kids about the dangers of smoking.
The Kick Butts Generation students from Bensalem Township High School will visit Cornwells Elementary to teach kids about the dangers of smoking. High schoolers will visit fifth and sixth grade students at the elementary school on Thursday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon with their "Kick Butts" message. During this time, Cornwells' students will rotate through interactive stations that will educate them to the dangers of smoking, according to information from the school district. Seven stations will be set up to encourage the elementary students to never smoke. One station will allow students to age their face in a video game to see how smoking can make you look older, while another station is focused on coloring anti-smoking pictures. The …
Monday, April 15, 2013
College officials on Thursday dedicated a new 9,000-square-foot addition in honor of its third president.
Bucks County Community College officials on Thursday, April 11 dedicated a new 9,000-square-foot addition in honor of former BCCC President Dr. James J. Linksz. The Dr. James J. Linksz Pavilion, honoring the college’s third president who retired last year after 20 years of leading the institution, connects the Rollins Center with the Gymnasium and Pemberton Hall. “I see how this is going to be a link between so many different places on the campus,” said Linksz. “This promises to be a new heart of the campus, opening a new experience for students, faculty, and staff.” Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, who succeeded Dr. Linksz as college president last fall, opened the dedication ceremony, which included Blake Eisenhart, chair, BCCC Trustees; Robert …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Bensalem Township High School has appointed an interim principal and vice principal.
An interim principal and vice principal were named for Bensalem Township High School at the March 27 school board meeting. George V. Carlino will be the interim principal replacing Robert A. Anderson from March 12 through June 30. He will also serve as an educational consultant to assist the district in its search for the next principal. He will be paid a per diem rate of $700 for each eight hour day, members of the board said. After June 30, Carlino may be authorized to assist the district on an as-needed basis at the same per diem rate to help with the High School Principal applicant review process, interviewing candidates and orientation of the selected candidate as approved by the board. Carlino began his career teaching English, …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Kindergarten and first grade registration for the Bensalem Township School Disitrict will be held on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26.
Kindergarten and first grade registration will be held on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, according to information from the Bensalem Township School District. On Thursday, April 25, registration will be available for Belmont Hills, Cornwells and Samuel K. Faust students. Registration will be available for Benjamin Rush, Russell C. Struble and Valley students on Friday, April 26. Registration will be held at the Dorothy D. Call Adminstrative Center, located at 3000 Donallen Drive. On both days the schedule is as follows: Registration packets can be picked up at the elementary school and must be completed prior to the registration date, according to information provided by Susan Phy, Bensalem School District's School and Community …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Over the past week, at least five teenagers under the legal age have been caught with tobacco on school grounds, police said.
Over the past week, at least five teenagers have been cited with tobacco use on school grounds, according to Bensalem Township police reports. In four separate police blotters, five students under the ago of 18 have been caught with tobacco on Bensalem Township High School property, which is a violation of school rules. The students will all be issued citations. Citations were made at the following date and time, according to Bensalem police: "The use or possession of any tobacco product is not permitted at any time in the school building, on school property, or at a school sponsored activity," according to information in the student and parent handbook for Bensalem Township High School. Students with a first violation are required to …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Students from Bucks County Technical High School won 33 medals at the 2013 SkillsUSA state conference.
Students from Bucks County Technical High School took home 33 medals at the 2013 SkillsUSA state competitions held in Hershey, Pa. last week. Students traveled to Hershey on Wednesday, April 3 through Friday, April 5 to compete in the Leadership and Skills Conference, according to one of the students, Shane White. Prizes were awarded for skills in Occupational Health, Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Audio Production, Welding Sculpture and much more. SkillsUSA is a not-for-profit association serving teachers, high school students and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, according to the organization's website. At the state conference, the technical high school won a total of 33 …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Junior Dominique Thomas won the 200-meter dash as the Holy Family University men's and women's Outdoor Track & Field teams competed at the annual Osprey Open hosted by Richard Stockton College Saturday afternoon.
A Bensalem school psychologist will discuss cyberbullying and Internet privacy issues at a parent workshop on Monday, April 8.