We WILL NOT Be Defined by Hate - Letter to the CommunityPosted by Steven Yanni at 10/21/2017 1:35:00 AM
I have just pushed a letter out to our community regarding an incident that occured at our Middle School. Please take a few moments to read the letter to learn about what happened and how the District is facing the issue head on.
Campus Revitalization Update - The Fitness Center is Open!Posted by Steven Yanni at 10/19/2017 4:10:00 AM
Welcome to the new Fitness Center. The NHSSD Fitness Center will be used for:
- Health and physical education classes including Fitness For Life
- Sports team training
Information on November Ballot Referendum QuestionPosted by Steven Yanni at 10/19/2017 3:10:00 AM
Did you know that there is a referendum question on the November ballot? Please take a few moments to review and learn about the question on the ballot.
Campus Revitalization Update - HS Gym and Locker Rooms will Be Open in January!Posted by Steven Yanni at 10/19/2017 2:10:00 AM
The HS locker rooms are being built to comply with the ADA. There will be increased supervision and safety for students, too!
Campus Revitalization Update - The HS Band and Orchestra Rooms are Underway!Posted by Steven Yanni at 10/19/2017 12:05:00 AM
The HS band and orchestra rooms are well underway and will be finished this month! The risers have been removed from the band room to comply with the ADA. The orchestra room has gained space as well for practices!
They Say that a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!Posted by Steven Yanni at 10/2/2017 3:30:00 AM
School Start Time ResearchPosted by Steven Yanni at 10/2/2017 1:20:00 AM
As a group of Bucks County Superintendents, we have talked at length together as a group--and back in our Districts as well--about the national attention given to school start times. Specifically, we have discussed how it would "look" if our secondary schools (HS & MS) started after our elementary schools. While on the surface it may seem easy to make such a switch, there is a great deal of analysis and planning that would contribute to such a decision.
At our October Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting, we will discuss this topic in public for the first time. This presentation will simply recap what is in the documents provided to us by Hanover Research. Last year, the Bucks County Superintendents, along with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU), sought assistance from the Hanover Research group to provide a literature review, pertinent information, and data to help start this coversation in our respective districts.
Below are links to the three part research that Hanover put together for us. We look forward to an initial, preliminary discussion at our Curriculum Advisory Committee meeting.
Update on PSSA ScoresPosted by Steven Yanni at 10/2/2017 1:10:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Educaiton (PDE) has released district and state averages for the 2017 PSSAs. The graphic below captures our proficiency rates (i.e. the percentage of students at each grade level who scored in the advanced or proficient ranges). You'll also see that we have included the PA state average and the percentage by which we exceeded the state-wide average. In the final column, you'll see commentary on where our scores are in relation to the rest of Bucks County.
School Funding Gets Its Day in CourtPosted by Steven Yanni at 10/1/2017 1:40:00 AM