Thursday, November 1, 2012
Power has been restored to all the buildings. Full transportation will be provided for all students.
The following message has been posted on the Centennial School District website and e-mailed to parents Thursday night: Centennial School District will be OPEN on Friday, November 2, 2012. Power has been restored to each of our buildings, and we are eager to welcome our students back. Transportation will be restored to all schools in Centennial, as well as to our non-public schools. MBIT remains closed on November 2, 2012. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have navigated this challenging weather event. We are delighted to be able to resume school! Jennifer E. Cressman, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The district canceled classes as neighborhoods continue recovering from Hurricane Sandy.
Lingering effects from Hurricane Sandy has forced the Centennial School District to close all schools on Wednesday, officials announced on Tuesday. Classes at MBIT have also been canceled, as well as all after school activities and meetings. Offices will remain open and staff should report at normal times, according to an announcement posted on the district website. Thousands of residents in Warminster, Ivyland and Upper Southampton continue to be without power following the hurricane.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
District bus drivers and a retiring staff member were recognized for their hard work and dedication.
They are the first ones to greet students in the morning, and the last ones to say goodbye in the afternoon. This is one of the many reasons, the Centennial School Board and administration spent a few minutes to show their appreciation for all of the bus drivers that had gathered at Tuesday night's meeting. "Every morning I say a prayer that the children get to school safely," said Superintendent Dr. Jenny Cressman. "Every night I say a prayer of thanks that you kept them safe on the way home." The recognition of the transportation department's efforts was part of the district's participation in National School Bus Safety Week, which runs until October 26. This year, the drivers not only had to deal with the usual transportation …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Initiated by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, the partnership has the potential to generate between $80,000 and $160,000 of revenue for the district.
Like most school districts in Pennsylvania, Centennial administrators are looking everywhere for more revenue streams to protect themselves from growing pension payments that have created projected budget deficits for the next few years. If it helps save educational or extra-curricular activities, the Centennial school board may have to consider placing advertising inside the schools. That is the reason Chris Berdnik, director of business administration at Centennial, and Finance Committee Chair Michael Hartline asked JoAnn Perotti, director of strategic services at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, to present the School Media program to the Centennial school board Tuesday night. "I am here to help find different ways to help with …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Check out the stories making headlines around the region Thursday.
What's Stackpole Worth?: Opinion widely varies as to the true value of the Stackpole Elementary School property, located on Strathmann Drive in Upper Southampton. Check out the details and see if you think the current sale price is a fair one on Upper Southampton Patch. Local Missing Teen Found with Sex Offender Father: The 16-year-old disabled girl who was reported missing in Bensalem several weeks ago was found last week with her father in Connecticut. Read the full story on Bensalem Patch. Valley of Fear Rises from the Ashes for Grand Opening: After a devastating fire in August, Feasterville's Valley of Fear is ready to make people scream with fright this Halloween season. Read all about the popular attraction's comeback on Lower …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Members of the Centennial Education Committee did not find it likely that the state will take control of William Tennent if the school does not achieve Adequate Yearly Progress this year.
Centennial Education Committee member Mark Miller said Tuesday night that the state is unlikely to come in and take over operations of William Tennent if the high school does not meet the Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2012-2013 school year. "What will probably happen instead," said Miller, "is that the state will take about 200 of the high school students and put them in a charter school and take that money out of our budget to pay for it." The clarification came following a two and-a-half hour meeting with the Education Committee where Assistant Superintendant Joyce Mundy provided more detail and background information regarding the recently released results of Centennial's performance in the May 2012 PSSAs. According to the …
School closings forced the county board of elections to find new homes for a few voting districts in the township.
With the completion of most of Centennial School District's construction projects in Warminster and the closure and impending sale of Leary and Longstreth elementary schools, the Bucks County Board of Elections has announced the relocation of several polling places in the township. The approved changes are the following: Click here to find your polling district location, but keep in mind that the information has not yet been updated with the new locations. If you normally vote at Longstreth, Log College, Leary or Abington Health Center, your location has changed. For more news and updates about Warminster, subscribe to our free newsletter, "like" us on Facebook or follow @Warminsterpatch on Twitter.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Here are five things you should know today.
The Centennial Education Committee will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the district administration building to discuss the high school improvement plan in light of the recently announced results from the PSSA exams. The William Tennent girls soccer team travels to Pennsbury High School East for a 3:30 p.m., while the boys soccer team hosts Pennsbury HS East at 7 p.m. Mostly cloudy today, with a high near 7 and chance for showers and a thunderstorm, according to the National Weather Service. A woman who continued receiving public assistance after winning hundreds of thousands of dollars in a Michigan lottery game was found dead in a Detroit suburb this weekend, CNN reports. Amanda Clayton, 25, was sleeping with her 18-month-old daughter at a …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
School district officials say the school will be ready for students by Spring 2013.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The doors are open and the buses are rolling on the first day of school. Upload your pictures of the kids on their way out the door.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The first day of school is one of those days that seems like will never get here, yet when it arrives, you can't believe it came so quickly. Hopefully, all of the shopping is completed and you got everything they need, at least for the next few weeks. Now, the kids are off to start their new school year. it's an especially exciting first day of school for the Centennial School District, as the new Davis Elementary opens its doors. Later this year, the new McDonald Elementary is also slated for a grand opening. How did you make out this morning? Did the buses arrive on time? How much of a grace period are you willing to give the bus drivers to get the routes down pat? Upload your pictures from today and sound off on your expectations this …