New Hope-Solebury School District

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#NHSD Weekly eNews

Volume 20 | January 20, 2023

This week, our Littlest Lions enjoyed lessons in a favorite subject... recess! We share student accomplishments, news about our upcoming Career Fair, interviews with school board members in the UES Lions Den, and upcoming district and community events.

A Lesson with Dr. Recess

Our Littlest Lions had a visit this week with Dr. Curt Hinson (aka “Dr. Recess”), an award-winning teacher and author, who offered important lessons for the playground. Dr. Hinson led a schoolwide assembly and facilitated developmentally-appropriate games designed to help students enhance social and emotional skills, thinking skills, and motor skills through play. Dr. Hinson shared helpful advice during his opening assembly, reminding students that recess is an important time of the day to exercise and play, while also being a time we can practice patience and develop our self-awareness.

All the games presented were new and accessible to any student. “It was encouraging to see students playing together who normally wouldn’t and to see them build connections in new ways,” explained school counselor Keri Williams. She continued, “We also invited our teachers to be part of the process, so they are positioned to continue these Dr. Recess lessons for the remainder of the school year. I hope these experiences will help students improve their conflict resolution skills, encourage new friendships, and remind them what is most important…having fun!” The LES is grateful to the Home and School Association for funding this important opportunity.

Student Accomplishments

Phillips' Mill Youth Art Exhibition

Congratulations to students Lark Hoffman, Alexandria Elias, Alexandra Scott, Lila Graney, and Lilly Kraemer, whose artwork has been selected for the Phillips' Mill Youth Art Exhibition. The show will be presented both in-person and online starting January 29.

About Phillips Mill

Middle School Spelling Bee

The Middle School Spelling Bee is underway and following a second round hosted this week, we have three students who have qualified for a third round: Jothika Amuth, Olivia Carroll, and Zack Peckman. The winner of the next round will have the opportunity to represent our school in a countywide competition. Congratulations to these Round 2 winners!

Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

High school students from the TODAY Club, National Honor Society, and Key Club were among 120 volunteers to support the Rise Against Hunger Drive at Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The volunteers made 260 sandwiches, 400 hygiene kits, and packed 18,144 meal bags for those in need.

HS Career Fair

Career Fair Professionals

We are looking forward to welcoming 35 professionals representing our #CareerPathways for the 2nd Annual High School Career Fair. Learn more about some of our special guests visiting next week.

School Board Appreciation Month

We teamed up with the UES News Crew this week to celebrate School Board Appreciation Month in The Lions Den. Students conducted their own interviews with board members Judy Finn, Montu Patel, Michael Picone, and Dana Schwartz, who shared their experiences and inspiration to serve on the NHSD Board of School Directors. See the interviews here!

Upcoming Events at NHSD

Girls Basketball vs. Quakertown HS


Friday 1/20 @ 7PM

HS Gym

Unified Bocce vs. Pennsbury HS

Monday 1/23 @ 3PM

HS Gym

HS Orchestra and Band Concert

Tuesday 1/24 @ 7PM

Buck Theater

Unified Bocce vs. Bristol HS

Monday 1/30 @ 3PM

HS Gym

Wrestling vs. William Tennent HS

Wednesday 2/1 @ 7PM

HS Gym

Community Happenings

Save the Date for the 2023 4 x 4 Soccer Tourney open to all interested students in grades 3-5. The fundraiser event for the HS Girls Soccer team will be Friday, March 31 from 12-3PM on the NHS Stadium Turf Field. Registration will open mid-February.

The Concordia Chamber Players will host a concert on February 26 at Trinity Church in Solebury. Repertoire includes Quintet in C Major by Boccherini and the Kreutzer Sonata for String Quartet by Beethoven. Free admission for students.

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in the UES Cafeteria on February 15 from 2-7PM. The drive is open to the public and walk-ins are permitted. Or, you can register for an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting their website

New Hope-Solebury School District

180 West Bridge Street New Hope, PA 18938

Phone: 215-862-5372

Fax: 215-862-2906

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