Saturday, May 4, 2013
A look at the top headlines this week in Newtown.
'Roaming Gang of Transient Thieves' Targeting Cars in Newtown, Police Say Police say the Felony Lane Gang, which is from Florida, is likely targeting vehicles parked at Newtown area daycares, fitness centers or other places where mothers leave their purses. School Board Approves $209.4M Preliminary Budget If the final budget is passed as drafted, the owner of an average assessed home in Council Rock would pay $55 more next year. New Latin American Restaurant Opens Mamita's, to be located on Cambridge Lane next to Ota-Ya, serves traditional Latin American food and fresh margarita mixes. Farmers Market to Celebrate Opening Day The Wrightstown Farmers Market will be held every Saturday until Thanksgiving. Opening day activities include live …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Council Rock's annual 5K that benefits the March of Dimes will now also support One Fund Boston, which was established to aid victims of Monday's bombing in Boston.
Council Rock's third annual 5K Run for Babies will now also honor victims of Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon. The school district said in an email Wednesday that Saturday's 5K benefitting the March of Dimes will also raise money for One Fund Boston, which was established to aid victims of Monday's bombing in Boston. "We run this weekend to support both the March of Dimes and for those runners and spectators who were killed or injured on Monday," the email said. This year's Run for Babies event will also feature a Zumbathon and a one-mile walk. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Council Rock High School South. The cost is $25 to register for the 5K and $10 for the Zumbathon. Click here to register for the event. The run kicks off at…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
John T. Parry, of The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown, and Deborah Moskovitz, Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth director, will be honored at a breakfast on May 15.
The Council Rock Education Foundation will honor two local people who have made "extraordinary contributions" to the district and community at its annual Outstanding Community Partner Award Breakfast. John T. Parry, of The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown, and Deborah Moskovitz, Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth director, will be honored at the breakfast on May 15. The breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The Chancellor Center. Tickets are $30. Parry, a life-long Bucks County resident, is the chairman of the Board of Directors of The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown. He joined The First National Bank of Newtown in 1973, was elected to the Board of Directors in 1989 and held the position of …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Council Rock administrators want to make $800,000 worth of upgrades and staffing increases to improve safety within the district.
Council Rock administrators are recommending a series of security upgrades, staffing additions and facility improvements in an attempt to improve overall safety within the district. Superintendent Mark Klein outlined the recommendations at a school board meeting Thursday. The recommendations include improved visitor controls, facility improvements, training, intervention and increased staffing. The administration based their recommendations on suggestions from the community through three public forums on school security that were held in response to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Klein stressed that Council Rock is a very safe school district. He said the recommendations to improve security within the district aim to strike a …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A series of three school security forums were held last month to discuss safety at Council Rock School District.
A series of three school security forums resulted in a number of recommendations by the community on how to keep children safe in Council Rock schools. The forums were held last month in response to December's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. According to information from the district, as a result of the forums, the district will be focusing on the following areas of improvement: access to school buildings, modifications to facilities, monitoring visitors and student intervention, among others. The full list of recommendations has been posted on the district's website. Facility improvements, such as secure vestibules, keypad entry, cameras and entry glass treatments may be considered, according to information from …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Council Rock School District Superintendent Mark Klein said there have been reports of students playing the 'fainting game,' which involves various actions to cause hyperventilation and fainting.
Council Rock School District officials are warning parents of a dangerous game some middle and upper elementary school students are reportedly playing. In an email to parents Friday, Council Rock School District Superintendent Mark Klein said there have been reports of students playing the “fainting game,” which involves various actions to cause hyperventilation and fainting. Students who play the fainting game, also called the black out game, hyperventilate and then hold their breath to cause fainting, Klein explained. Klein said there have been “isolated” instances of Richboro Elementary and Richboro Middle School students playing the game, however, he warned all parents should be aware of the danger. The school district physician …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Chancellor Center.
The Council Rock School Board will meet for its last meeting in 2012 tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Chancellor Center. Click here to view the agenda.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Angel Trees are now at Newtown Post Office and Northampton Library.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Consider adding one more gift to your holiday shopping list. It could mean a lot to a local family in need. The Angel Tree Project, coordinated by Council Rock School District nurses and volunteer Paul Salvatore, has begun and needs your help. The project helps to grant holiday "wishes" for Council Rock School District families in need. The wishes of local children and their families are placed on a tag that looks like an angel. Those tags are hung on Christmas trees, which are located at the Newtown Post Office and the Northampton Library. To help, simply pick up a tag at the Newtown Post Office or Northampton Library and purchase the requested item. The families are not identified by name for the purposes of confidentiality. There’s a …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The public recognition came in light of National School Bus Safety Week, which goes through Friday.
The Council Rock School Board on Thursday honored seven school bus drivers who have reached milestones in their service to the district. The public recognition came in light of National School Bus Safety Week, which is Oct. 22 through Oct. 26. Click here for school bus safety tips. According to the district, Council Rock transports 11,500 public school students and 1,900 private school students each day over a 72 square mile area. Council Rock school buses travel more than 2.5 million miles each school year. The following drivers from First Student, the district's transportation contractor, were honored Thursday:
Monday, October 1, 2012
Council Rock Superintendent said "students are completely safe" after two cases of impetigo were confirmed at CR South late last week.
Students are "completely safe" despite a skin infection that broke out among some Council Rock South athletes, according to the school district superintendent. "Based on the information we have at this time, I believe our students are completely safe based on actions we’ve taken and the plans and precautions we have implemented over the past three days," Superintendent Mark Klein said in a press release. On Thursday, Sept. 27, two students had confirmed cases of Impetigo—a contagious, superficial infection of the skin caused by staph and strep bacteria—which spurred the staff at CR South to begin screening athletes for signs of the infection. The screening showed that about 20 students had skin abrasions, which was suspicious enough for …