Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A Newtown Township police officer was patrolling Penns Park Road around 11:30 p.m. March 22 when he saw a fire in the playground at Wrightstown Elementary School, police said.
Police on patrol discovered a playground fire at Wrightstown Elementary School on March 22. According to Newtown Township Police, an officer was patrolling Penns Park Road around 11:30 p.m. that night when he saw a fire in the playground at the school. One of the pieces of playground equipment was on fire as was the mulch under it, police said. Police said the officer extinguished the fire with the extinguisher from the patrol vehicle and had Lingohocken Fire Company respond to make sure that the fire was completely out. “The playground equipment did sustain some significant damage,” police said.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A parent shared this photo of some playground equipment that was reportedly set on fire over spring break at Wrightstown Elementary School.
The playground at Wrightstown Elementary School was reportedly vandalized over spring break, sources told Newtown Patch. Newtown Township police were not available to immediately provide details, but one parent sent Patch a picture that depicts equipment that was set ablaze. Check back to Patch for details on this story.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A dozen sixth-grade students have artwork in the exhibit, called Education In Action: Art and Nature.
A dozen Wrightstown Elementary sixth graders were selected to display artwork in an exhibit currently showing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit, called Education In Action: Art and Nature, will be on display through Dec. 16 in the hallway of the museum’s Education Wing. The exhibit showcases students’ artwork inspired by art and nature, according to school officials. The Wrightstown students with artwork in the exhibit are: Craig Oros, Jaden Schoenfeld, Jessie Liang, Anna Ridkodim, Max Naticchia, Connie Yoon, Lexi Zubler, Mia Tomlinson, Kirstin O'Donnell, Elizabeth Hartley, Akhil Bolisetti, and Paul Smoot. “The students’ drawings are naturalistic, realistic and full of details,” according to a press release from the school…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association on Tuesday presented the school with a portrait of the first president, along with a flag that has flown over Mount Vernon.
Wrightstown Elementary School students were presented with a memorable gift Tuesday morning: a reproduction of Rembrandt Peale’s portrait of George Washington along with an American flag that has flown over Mount Vernon. The portrait and flag, which were presented to the school during a special ceremony, were a gift from the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The Association, which owns Mount Vernon, Washington’s home in Virginia, was founded in 1853 with the goal of preserving his legacy of leadership and service. A parent of one of the students who has a relative involved in the association notified the school of the portrait program, said Principal Susan Gormley. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association’s portrait program distributes …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The original calendar called for all schools in the Council Rock School District to be closed on Election Day but four schools that were affected by a power outage earlier this month will be open for a half day.
Students at Wrightstown, Sol Feinstone, Rolling Hills and Hillcrest elementary schools will now have a half-day of school on Election Day -- Tuesday, Nov. 8. The original calendar called for all Council Rock schools to be closed on Election Day. Some schools are polling places and for the purposes of safety and ease of voter parking, students typically have the day off on Election Day, Superintendent Mark Klein explained at the Council Rock School Board meeting Thursday. But power outages after Hurricane Irene caused the opening of school to be delayed by an additional day at those four elementary schools. And officials say opening school on Election Day for those students only is the best solution. Klein said school officials will ensure …