Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Council Rock North came in 11th in the state in Newsweek's list of the nation's top 2,000 public high schools.
Newsweek has ranked Council Rock North and South high schools among the top 2,000 public high schools in the country. Council Rock North was ranked #338 and Council Rock South was ranked #539. Only one high school in Bucks County—New Hope-Solebury—was ranked ahead of Council Rock North, which came in 11th in the state. New Hope-Solebury was ranked #324. "Congratulations to both high schools and to our school community that supports our great schools," an email from Council Rock administrators said. 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 in 2013. You can see the details about the Central Bucks high school rankings, and every other ranked high school by …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Council Rock North was 13th in the state on a recent U.S. News and World Reports ranking of top 40 high schools in Pennsylvania. Council Rock South didn't make the list.
Council Rock School District officials say the process by which U.S. News and World Reports used to assess high schools left Council Rock High School South out of a list that ranked the district’s other high school 13th in the state. Superintendent Mark Klein, in a email sent via the district’s list serve, said the administration was “surprised” South was not ranked by the publication. “Historically, our high schools rank in close proximity to one another when assessed in these comparative studies,” he said. According to U.S. News & World Report's assessment, which was published in April, Council Rock North is the highest ranked high school in Bucks County. South wasn't included on the list of the top 40 high schools in the state. However…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A look at the top headlines over the past month on Newtown Patch.
Here's a look at this month's top headlines on Newtown Patch. New Fresh Works Closes Abruptly The new Fresh Works had only been open days before it was shut down due to a dispute with the landlord. Black Horse Tavern, Chick-fil-A Among Recent Health Inspections Check out the latest health inspections by the County. Boston Marathon Finish Line Bombed, 7 Runners from Newtown Registered Local runners were in Boston when the bombing at the Marathon happened in April. Council Rock North Ranked 13th in Pa., Report Says U.S. News & World Reports ranked Council Rock North as the top high school in Bucks County and the 13th in the state. Newtown Ambulance Driver Reportedly Charged With DUI The driver has since been terminated and squad officials …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Theodore Caputi, a senior at Council Rock North, will face Diana Nolan and Andy Block in the May 21 primary.
Among the three Upper Makefield residents vying for the seat on the Council Rock School Board is Theodore Caputi—a North senior. Caputi will face Diana Nolan and Andy Block in the May 21 primary. All candidates have cross filed. Caputi, the captain of the Council Rock North debate team, has an impressive resume of achievements and civic involvement, including an appointment by the Bucks County Commissioners to serve on the county Drug and Alcohol Commission, according to a resume posted on his campaign website. “I am motivated solely and entirely by community and student best interest. I don't have a personal agenda, and I don't view school director as a political office,” Caputi said on his website. He is the recipient of the Philadelphia…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
'Jazz at the Rock' begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Council Rock North.
Nine local high school bands will compete at a "Jazz at the Rock" event this Saturday. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Council Rock High School North. The cost to attend is $10 for the general public and $8 for students. According to organizers, three middle school bands and the Council Rock North Jazz Band will also perform in exhibition. Click here for details.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A Facebook page called CR North Insults has been created as a response to a CR North Compliments Facebook page.
Editor's note, 8:40 p.m. Tuesday: The CR North Insults page has since been removed from Facebook Earlier this month, Patch reported that a mystery person created a Facebook page, CR North Compliments, to anonymously say nice things about students at the Newtown high school. And now, a page that does quite the opposite has popped up. CR North Insults, a Facebook page created by an unknown person on Jan. 24, uses the social media site to make cracks about students. As of Monday night, 257 people were following the page. "Due to Newton's third law of motion, for every action there is is always an equal and opposite reaction...so I took the liberty of creating that opposite reaction," reads a post on the page introducing its intent. The …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Neshaminy High School won first place in the radio station's Christmas Choir Competition for its version of "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas."
Council Rock North's Master Singers have earned third place in B101’s Christmas Choir Competition, the radio station announced this morning. The third place prize is $1,000. Neshaminy High School won first place for its version of "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas." The grand prize is a chance to sing with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops during a concert on Dec. 19 and a new Cunningham Grand Piano. Upper Merion High School got second place, winning $2,000, for its rendition of "Slow Dancing in the Snow. Click here to listen to all three winning songs. The North Master Singers beat out the competition with its rendition of "Deck the Halls" during Wednesday's semi-finals. Council Rock North faced Hatboro-Horsham High School and the Arts …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Vote online today in the finals to help Council Rock North win the grand prize.
Council Rock North has won the semi-finals of B101’s Christmas Choir Competition, the radio station announced this morning. The school's choir beat out the competition with its rendition of "Deck the Halls" during Wednesday's semi-finals. And now you can help them go all the way and win the grand prize -- a chance to sing with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops during a concert on Dec. 19 and a new Cunningham Grand Piano. Vote today in the final round by clicking here. (Click on the big blue box at the top of the page to vote.) Voting is open until 9 p.m. The grand prize winner will be announced on Friday. Council Rock North faced Hatboro-Horsham High School and the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush in its round of the semi-finals. For the past…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Council Rock North’s choir will be featured on B101's Christmas Choir Competition at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Don't forget to vote for Council Rock North in the B101 Christmas Choir Competition. North’s choir will be featured on the station Wednesday at 7 a.m. To vote, visit the B101 website at this link. For the past four years, Philadelphia-based B101 has sponsored the Christmas Choir Competition. The winning choir each morning will move on to the finals and the overall winner will be announced on Friday. “The competition involves an initial audition and then a showcase of local choirs whose audio rendition of a song will be played on the radio. Listeners are asked to listen to the choirs and then vote for their favorite,” according to information from the district. The winning choir will sing with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops during a …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Police report that Cameron Smithwick, 19, of Ivyland was killed Saturday in an accident that also injured four.
An accident in Northampton Saturday afternoon has left an Ivyland 19-year-old dead and four others injured, according to the Northampton Township Police Department. According to police, Cameron Smithwick, 19, of Ivyland was killed in the accident on Old Jacksonville Road. Smithwick attended Council Rock North before moving to Texas. Northampton Fire Co. Chief Adam Selisker told Phillyburbs.com that the car cut a Verizon utility pole in half and collided with a tree. On Sunday, Northampton Chief of Police M. Barry Pilla, Jr. released the names of all the passengers in the car -- all were men between the ages of 17 to 19. Monroe Leonard Tanner IV, 18 of Ivyland; Louis Piotti, 17, of Holland and; Matthew Slade, 18, of Holland have been …