We’re so proud of the Lower Merion School District’s chapter of buildOn that won the Student Leader Award in PSEA’s Celebrating Excellence Awards program this year. The chapter is part of a worldwide movement to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. Last year, more than 300 community members ...read more →
Congrats to Lise Marlowe, a sixth-grade teacher at Elkins Park School in the Cheltenham School District, and member of the Cheltenham Education Association, for winning PSEA’s Celebrating Excellence Award this year in the category of Educational Leader. She has strived to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive for her students, community, and temple. Lise ...read more →
The North Penn School District was honored once again with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. North Penn joins 623 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2019. In cooperation with researchers at the Music ...read more →
Congratulations to Sarah Pribis who is about to be inducted into the Wissahickon Hall of Fame for her work as a professional actress, producer and host. She made her Broadway debut in Les Miserables while attending Wissahickon HS and continued her education at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, double majoring in Theatre and Journalism. She is ...read more →
A huge shout-out to North Penn High School senior Moira Shoush — who spent her junior year studying in Toulouse, France — on her outstanding achievements on the Baccalauréate Exam during the 2017-2018 school year. Moira not only chose to attempt this high-stakes exam used to admit students into French universities, but also scored a 17.75/20 ...read more →
Congratulations to senior, Lindsey Spritzler of North Penn High School, for being selected as a member of the 2018 All-National Honor Mixed Choir. She will join the “best of the best” as a Soprano I in the National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Mixed Choir, performing at their conference in Disney World in November. ...read more →
Congratulations to Eric Harlan and Dominic Carbone, the first Bucks County Technical High School students to ever win the Greater Philadelphia Automotive Technology competition, held in spring 2018. The pride of their teacher, Byron Cesari was very apparent: “They are very good students, both very self-confident and self-motivated,” he told The Intelligencer.
Spring-Ford School District Science Teacher Dan Leppold was selected as one of just 32 people to be a special guest at NASA Wallops in Virginia to experience the preparation and launch of a cargo resupply rocket and spaceship destined for the International Space Station. Over the three days he spent onsite, he was treated to ...read more →
The Council for the Advancement of Public Schools (CAPS) brings key issues in Bucks and Montgomery County public schools to the forefront of community dialogue. This critical conversation concerns parents, educators and administrators, and directly affects our children’s everyday learning experiences. We encourage you to join in the discussion such as:
The impact of charter and cyber schools on the community
The negative effects of standardized testing
The dynamic between public schools and property taxes
The importance of early-childhood and full-day Kindergarten
And much more…
We have 200,000 students in 300 schools in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. CAPS (and the CAPS web site) is the one resource where everyone can stay connected to what matters most—giving our kids the best public education possible. Visit friendsofpubliced.org regularly and get involved. Because in the end, better public education builds stronger communities.