Sunday, May 19, 2013
Kelly Macauley started a program that helps her students and some people with special needs.
Neshaminy High School and teacher Kelly Macauley were recognized recetly for Macualey's efforts to socialize her students and special needs residents at Woods Services in Langhorne. Woods Services honored Macauley at its annual “Honoring Exceptional Volunteers” reception. Macauley teaches a service-learning course called the Family and Consumer Science Major and wanted her students to have another experience giving to others. Throughout the school year, approximately ten clients from Woods Services visited the F.C.S. Major classes once a month. F.C.S. Major students reciprocated and traveled to Woods Services once a month to work with the teaching staff and students at the Gardner Education Center. Woods Services and the school are …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Newsweek magazine's 2013 high school rankings came out Monday, and Neshaminy wasn't on the list.
Neshaminy School District is facing a multi-year dispute with the teacher’s union, and the latest discussion on Monday yielded no results, threatening to send the negotiations into next school year, too. At the same time, the district faces a potential $6.6-million budget deficit for next school year. Meanwhile, Newsweek has ranked the top 2,000 high schools in the country and released the results Monday. Neshaminy wasn't on the list, but the rankings only included those that had responded to Newsweek. Do you think Neshaminy High School should have been ranked among the best in the nation? Tell us in the comments. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A few dozen teens and adults from Bucks County were injured after a charter bus crashed in Boston Feb 2. Matt Cruz was the most seriously injured.
A fundraiser for Neshaminy High School student Matt Cruz, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a bus accident during an outing in Boston, has been organized for 7 p.m. Saturday, according to Phillyburbs.com. In April, the Philadelphia driver of the bus that crashed, injuring local students, was charged for driving negligently by Massachusetts’s officials The fundraiser will be at Our Lady of Grace School, 300 Hulmeville Ave. in Penndel, where Matt was an altar server. To give directly to the Matt Cruz Foundation, donations can be sent to the Bucks First Federal Credit Union, 2104 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A few dozen teens and adults from Bucks County were injured after a charter bus crashed in Boston Feb 2. The driver is now being charged.
The Philadelphia driver of the bus that crashed in Boston, injuring local students, has been charged for driving negligently by Massachusetts’s officials, according to the Boston Herald. Neshaminy High School sophomore Matt Cruz, 17, was seriously hurt in the Feb. 2 crash with broken neck and a broken back. He returned from the hospital in Boston in early March, still recovering. The investigation determined that the driver, Samuel J. Jackson, 67, allegedly failed to heed warning signs prohibiting buses from that stretch of roadway while he was operating the bus, according to The Herald. The bus was operated by Calvary Coach out of Philadelphia and was chartered by the Destined for a Dream Foundation. The nonprofit describes itself as …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The missing Levittown teen who was last seen in Bensalem is on his way home, according to his mother.
"We have found Chris, he is on his way home!" said a message from Jan Cahill King—the mother of a teen who was reported missing on Thursday, Feb. 21. Chris King, a Levittown resident and graduate of Neshaminy High School was reported missing nearly a week ago, but a message posted on Bensalem Patch's facebook page says he has been found. THANK GOD!!!!! We have found Chris, he is on his way home!!!!!!!!! Right now breathing is hard. This would never have happened without all of you. SPREAD THE WORD!!!! CHRIS IS HOME. THANK YOU GOD. Reader, Tycia Monaco shared the message with Bensalem Patch. The 19-year-old was last seen on Thursday, Feb. 21, in Bensalem, according to Middletown police. Officials confirmed that King was reported missing …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Levittown resident Chris King has been reported morning.
Monday, 7:49 p.m.: Chris King's mother, Jan King issued the following statement late Monday: No words can every express our gratidtude to all of you who are helping locate our son. Each day is agonizing. We will lean on everyones prayers and hope that he finds his way home. Please continue to share and look. God Bless Jan King Monday, 10:26 p.m.: Middletown police have released that King was last seen in Bensalem at 4 p.m. last Thursday. He is six-foot-tall and 175 pounds with brown hair and eyes, according to police. Sunday, 10.14 p.m.: A 2012 Neshaminy High School graduate last seen three days ago and has been reported missing to police. A Middletown Township police official confirmed Levittown resident Chris King was reported missing, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Artwork for three Neshaminy High School students will be displayed for the public.
Three Neshaminy High School students will have paintings displayed in the 2013 PSEA Annual Touch The Future Student Art Exhibition. The district said art teacher Terry O’Neill announced the following students paintings were juried into the show: The paintings will be displayed at the show starting this Sunday. The show is being held at Arcadia University, 405 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA in the University Commons Building, Art Gallery, and Great Room Lobby.
Monday, February 18, 2013
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Smoke from heated hydraulic fluids caused a fire scare Friday at Neshaminy High School.
Neshaminy High School was evacuated Friday morning after smoke from a malfunctioning elevator filled part of the building. One school employee was treated at the scene for injuries by first responders, but refused to go to the hospital for further medical care, Middletown Fire Marshal James McGuire said. The fire marshal said the smoke emanated from heated hydraulic fluids that are used to run the elevator system. No fire was present when emergency crews arrived. School staff and emergency officials were alerted to the issue when the building’s fire detection system was activated by smoke. All students and staff were evacuated from the building in under five minutes, McGuire said. Crews from Feasterville, Hulmeville, Langhorne, Lower …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A prayer vigil was held in Penndel Monday night for Boston bus crash victim and Neshaminy High School student Matt Cruz.
Dozens of people descended upon Our Lady of Grace in Penndel for a prayer service held for borough resident and Neshaminy High School sophomore Matt Cruz. The 16-year-old was seriously hurt and remains in critical condition after the bus he was traveling in with over 40 other students and adult chaperons did not clear a low overpass bridge in Boston, Mass. while headed to Bristol on Saturday night. Cruz has undergone several surgeries, friends told Patch on Monday morning. “Our principal told us that when he came out of surgery, either last night or this morning, this morning he could move his feet and his toes,” Sarah Esher, a friend of Cruz, told CBS 3. Rev. Jim DeGrassa, who lead the service, asked members of the community to offer pray…