Remembering 9/11Posted by Steven Yanni at 9/10/2017 1:10:00 AM
On the anniversary of 9/11 we remember all of those we lost that day and all of those that fought help those affected.
Run, Dr. McKenna! Run!Posted by Steven Yanni at 9/8/2017 1:10:00 AM
Today our UES students cheered on their favorite marathon runner, their principal. Dr. McKenna will run a marathon in the Lehigh Valley tomorrow. All of the students lined the hallways to get Dr. McKenna pumped....even the Rocky theme was playing! A banner full of well wishes and some pictures were taken in celebration.
We are proud of you, Dr. McKenna! You're a great role model of our kids!
School is in Session!Posted by Steven Yanni at 9/1/2017 1:20:00 AM
We are ready to go for the first day of school on Tuesday (9/5). Here's to a great year of learning and collaboration!!
Battle of the Bridge Game TonightPosted by Steven Yanni at 9/1/2017 12:05:00 AM
We wish our New Hope-Solebury Lions all the best luck tonight in the annual BATTLE OF THE BRIDGE game against our friends & rivals across the bridge. Go lions!
"Hey Steve, the Portal is open but it's not working right. Help, please!"Posted by Steven Yanni at 8/26/2017 12:05:00 AM
That's a direct quote I received from a parent last evening. I'm writing to explain what happened and to dispel some rumors circulating on social media.
Here are a few points:
- The Home Access Center (HAC) - aka "The Portal" is hosted by a company named Sunguard. They host our portal and many others across the state.
- The issue with HAC last night was not on the NHSSD side of things, but rather on the Sunguard side. Stated simply, their systems "crashed" when districts opened their portals and parents/students started accessing it to look for class placements and schedules. We are not pointing proverbial fingers; we're just relaying facts.
- We believe all issues have been rectified by Sunguard, and the HAC is now functioning properly.
Again, this post is just to clarify the issue and to address rumors on social media that our technology department and/or building principals did not have the HAC ready as advertised. We will follow-up with Sunguard to ensure they understand that their issues caused our parents/students (and those in many other districts) a major headache.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
It's Not Just Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic!Posted by Steven Yanni at 8/26/2017 12:05:00 AM
Our K-12 education doesn't just focus on academics. Social learning is incredibly important. Despite the simplicity of the graphic below, these skills are necessary for students to realize success in school and beyond our K-12 walls. As such, these skills are taught and reinforced in developmentally appropriate ways.
Superintendent's Class Size and Enrollment Report - August 2017Posted by Steven Yanni at 8/25/2017
As the 2017-2018 school year draws near, the Board of Directors has been given an update on class size and enrollment. We are approriately staffed, and we look forward to an outstanding year!
Governor Wolf Reduces Standardized Testing TimePosted by Steven Yanni at 8/14/2017
Today Governor Wolf announced changes to the PSSAs that will reduce the time students spend taking assessments. This is a move in the right direction for sure!
Follow Me On Twitter!Posted by Steven Yanni at 8/14/2017
Did you know that you can follow me on Twitter to get the latest happenings across the District?
Check me out: @NHSSD_Super