Dear Community,

This month marks for me the completion of 10 years as Superintendent of the North Penn School District (NPSD). Throughout this decade, I have strived to always make North Penn greater, because we can never honestly say we are the absolute best at every single thing we do. From weathering blizzards and hurricanes, to increasing everyone's safety and well-being through specific security measures and student programming, to working toward excellence and equity, I believe NPSD is stronger than ever. This is due to collaboration among staff, students, families, the school board and the community that supports everything we do. 

Our work is never done, however, and we are poised to begin another endeavor to correct a problem that has burdened this community for decades. In June, we will commence work to renovate Crawford Stadium with a completion date set for June 2021, before commencement. Major improvements are needed to make the stands handicapped accessible, the bathrooms capable of servicing thousands of visitors and the field usable as we change it from grass to turf. For many years now, the soil conditions of the field have been such that it is often not even used by our teams, forcing us to use neighboring facilities. A new turf field will allow more teams and community groups to use Crawford Stadium.

When renovations are complete, Crawford Stadium will be the home field for football, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls lacrosse, unified track and the Marching Knights, and is an outdoor classroom for physical education classes and where IronKnights Triathlon takes place. It is where commencement is celebrated year in and year out. Once renovations are completed it can also host outside youth athletic tournaments and other events for this deserving community. 


Please join me in supporting this Stadium for the Future, Crawford Stadium, as we build our legacy together. On Friday, April 24 we will hold U-Knight to Celebrate, a gala featuring guest speaker Brandon McManus, NPHS class of 2009, Denver Bronco and Super Bowl Champion. The special event will take place at 6:30 p.m. and will include entertainment and a silent auction. Items up for grabs that night include exciting vacations and sports memorabilia. Proceeds from the event will support the stadium project.

In addition, Brandon is inviting North Penn students to join him at the Brandon McManus KIckball Tournament on Saturday morning, April 25, at NPHS. The day will feature games by grade level and a home run derby. It is sure to be a great day for families.

To learn more about our efforts and these upcoming events, visit the NPSD Educational Foundation's website. Here, you can purchase tickets to the gala and register for the kickball tournament as well as purchase sponsorship opportunities for both events.


 
Sincerely,
      
Curtis R. Dietrich, Ed.D.  
Superintendent, NPSD
dietricr@npenn.org  
 
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Beginning in January 2020, all worksession and action meetings of the NPSD Board of School Directors will now begin at 7:00 pm.


Snow is bound to hit NPSD this winter! When the weather outside is frightful, NPSD Superintendent Dr. Curt Dietrich is very busy consulting with various school district departments, other school districts and weather outlets to assess conditions and whether school needs to be delayed, dismissed or cancelled. It is not an easy job.

On snowy mornings, Dr. Dietrich (if he sleeps at all) is awake for a conference call before 5 am. It is NPSD's hope that school delays and closings will be decided and posted via district communication channels by 5:30 am. In some challenging situations, that may not happen but the decision is always made as soon as possible.

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Dr. Dietrich's 2019-2020 Superintendent's
Honor Roll Award Winners




Each year, staff members in the North Penn School District have an opportunity to nominate their co-workers for the Superintendent's Honor Roll Award. This award is given to selected employees who dedicate their time and talent to their school district in ways that go above and beyond. Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Superintendent's Honor Roll Award Winners: Michelle Darde, Megan Schoppe, Dr. Betty Santoro and Chris Joy!

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NPHS Engineering Academy Seniors Present at Philly Materials Day at Drexel University

Drexel University, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, Boeing, Arkema, Johnson Matthey, The Franklin Institute and the Science History Institute recently held their 10th annual Philly Materials Day celebration and 18 North Penn High School (NPHS) seniors participated.

This year, NPHS Engineering Academy seniors Thomas Campbell, James Carnal, Jake Chaffin, Srikrishna Chakravarthi, Logan Ely, Trey Evangelisto, Amanda Greaney, Conor Hanrahan, Elliot Hong, Nasif Islam, Tae Kim, Alisha Naik, Mit Patel, Sidd Poreddy, Tori Quinn, Lucas Ratson, Brian Toto, and Jaden Weed, presented hands-on demonstrations of the materials science principles of their research to thousands of visitors in the Bossone Research Center at Drexel University.

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Local School Nurse Earns Regional Award from the PA Association of School Nurses and Practitioners

NPSD is proud to recognize Marisa Green, BSN, RN, CSN, school nurse at Montgomery Elementary School, for recently being chosen as the recipient of the School Nurse Excellence Award for the Southeast Region of Pennsylvania for 2020 by the Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners (PASNAP).

Throughout Marisa's 13 year tenure at NPSD, she has also served as a districtwide substitute nurse and a staff nurse at Pennfield Middle School and General Nash Elementary School. She has spent the last 11 years as the school nurse at Montgomery Elementary.

Diverse Student Voices Recognized at NPSD Black History Oratorical Competition

In celebration of black history month, NPSD students in grades three through 12 recently participated in the NPSD Black History Oratorical Competition that culminated in a final competition round consisting of competitive and celebratory performances at Penndale Middle School.

Congratulations to high school division winner Dominique Bethel on her moving performance of "Still, I Rise" by Maya Angelo. Pennfield Middle School's Kairee Glass took the middle school division with his strong reading of "The Heart and the Fist" by Rudy Francisco. The elementary division was captured by Royel Hall at Oak Park Elementary School for his portrayal of Muhammed Ali's speech, "I Am the Greatest." NPSD would like to congratulate the division winners and also recognize middle school runner-up LeRoy Hall from Penndale Middle School and elementary runner-up Tatyana Pometun from Gwyn-Nor Elementary School.

Walton Farm Students Compete in First Round of Geography Bee

Nine Students from Walton Farm Elementary School recently participated in the school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee. Fourth grade student Nick Hadka won first place with fourth grader Sathya Pochampally taking second place and Selvi Patel and Billy Waldman, fourth and fifth grade students respectively, tying for third place.

NPSD Earns Meritorious Budget Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

For the fifth year in a row, the Association of School Business Officials International has awarded NPSD its Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2019-2020 budget year. NPSD is one of only 10 school districts in Pennsylvania to receive the MBA in the 2019-2020 budget year.

Dr. Dietrich Joins Pennsylvania Public School Superintendents in Call for Charter Reform
Leaders from public school districts in the Philadelphia region are joined with others from across the state in calling for meaningful, substantive reform of Pennsylvania's charter school laws. They also showed their support of a moratorium on new charter school applications and a freeze on additional seats for students at existing charters until reform is enacted.

Public school superintendents, including Dr. Dietrich, and other top school administrators recently formed LEARN, Leaders for Educational Accountability and Reform Network, as a way to coalesce around urgent issues impacting public schools, such as charter reform. They are calling for reform to the way charters are funded, as well as an improvement in accountability and oversight.

NPHS 2019 Fall Sports MVPs

Let's hear it for the 2019 Fall Sports MVPs at North Penn High School! Congratulations to these athletes on their hard work, excellence and dedication to their sport and to their team.

Ian Kelly, Boys Cross Country
Jamie Diedel, Girls Cross Country
Justin Pileggi, Golf
Carter Houlihan, Boys Soccer
Grace Sacchetti, Girls Soccer
Natalie Wernly, Girls Volleyball
Evan Mancini, Boys Water Polo
Caroline Dunigan, Girls Water Polo
Nathan Brown, Football
Megan Albert, Field Hockey
Lauren Alling, Girls Tennis

Local Educator Recognized as Regional Outstanding Engineering Teacher

NPSD is proud to announce that NPHS teacher Curt Reichwein has recently been selected by The Philadelphia Engineering Foundation, in conjunction with the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee of the Engineers Club of Philadelphia, as its 2020 Outstanding Engineering Teacher.

Mr. Reichwein has been an educator at NPHS for 22 years. He was one of the first pioneers of North Penn's renown Technology and Engineering Education program who helped build it from the ground up. Along with teaching various courses within the program, he has served as department chair for the last two years.

North Penn News Update from NPTV
North Penn Television (NPTV) students produce updates on what was happening around the NPSD during the month of January.