New Hope-Solebury School District

Engaging, Enriching, and Empowering All Students through a World-Class Education

#NHSD Weekly eNews

Volume 28 | March 24, 2023

Disclaimer: We have an extra lengthy eNews this week, but we can't apologize when there is so much fun news to report! Awards in STEM Challenges and National Merit Scholars, career and college preparations, musical experiences in our theater and beyond, and many great district events are coming up. Please stay with us below!

Students Earn 3rd Place at the BCIU STEM Challenge

Today, three teams from our Upper Elementary School participated in the 2023 BCIU STEM Design Competition. The competition challenged students to identify an environmental problem and to help solve it. Over 170 elementary teams entered and only 17 teams were selected as Semi Finalists, with our three NHSD teams among them. At the conclusion of today's presentation, a team of fourth graders, including Madeline Gabrielson, EJ Bernard and Camilla Povilaitis earned third place! Their team created the RSC- Robotic Space Cleaner, a vehicle serving the purpose of keeping space clean! Congratulations to all of the participants and to their teacher Mrs. Sutton.

National Merit Finalists

HS Principal Mr. Sasse and Superintendent Dr. Lentz had the opportunity to recognize seniors Adrian Li and Nathaniel Wiseman, who were recently named National Merit Finalists. Both students scored among the top one percent of U.S. high school seniors on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to qualify as semi-finalists. They then demonstrated the academic record and experience to earn the prestigious designation of National Merit Finalists.

Career Ready with Mock Interviews

To support college and career readiness, high school juniors participated in a Mock Interview Day this week. Students brought their resumes and were interviewed by professionals representing business or post-secondary education. Following the interviews, students received valuable feedback on their strengths as well as areas of growth for future job, college, scholarship, and internship interviews. We appreciate the expertise and time of our interviewers. Explore the ways you can support our college and career readiness initiative here.

Legally Blonde, Jr.

Congratulations to the Middle School cast and crew of Legally Blonde, Jr. for their fantastic performances last week! Special thanks to directors Hollie Roberts and Tyler Horn. Photo Credit: Craig Smith

Creativity in our Classrooms

Mrs. Gale’s second graders used Geo Boards for creative fun while learning about polygons: triangles, quadrilaterals, and pentagons.

Mr. Pfancook's academic physics class were challenged to engineer rollercoasters that could carry a marble using conservation of energy concepts and limited accessible materials.

Community Programs with NHSD Connections

Fortepianist Daniel Adam Maltz Performing in Buck Theater on April 16

The New Hope Historical Society presents a rare concert opportunity featuring accomplished fortepianist Daniel Adam Maltz on Sunday, April 16 at 3PM in the Buck Theater. Maltz is based in Vienna and studied Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at Vienna’s University for Music and Performing Arts. He performs on historic Viennese fortepianos, utilizing the vast range of tones, colors, and techniques familiar to Classical-era composers. We are delighted to share that Mr. Maltz will also present a Career in Arts Presentation for NHSD high school students. Interested students should contact Mrs. Reeder, College and Career Counselor, at to participate.

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NHS Students on the Music Mountain Theater Mainstage

NHS students Brandon Ozols and Sky Carter are cast in Music Mountain Theater's mainstage production of Charles Dickens' Oliver. Congratulations to these young stars! The show opened on March 17. Ticket information is below to see them live. Photo Credit: John Posada

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District Events

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Upcoming Events at NHSD

Co-Ed Varsity Track vs. Lower Moreland

Tuesday, 3/28 @ 3:30PM

NHS Stadium Field

Softball vs. Cheltenham

Tuesday, 3/28 @ 3:45PM

Softball Field 5

Special Education Family Forum

with the Cook Center for Human Connection

Wednesday, 3/29 @ 10:00AM

District Office or via Zoom

Girls Lacrosse vs. Villa Joseph Marie

Friday, 3/31 @ 7:00PM

NHS Stadium Field

Baseball vs. Princeton Day School

Monday, 4/3 @ 5:00PM

Baseball Field 8

Spring Break (Schools Closed)

Monday, 4/3 - Monday, 4/10

Boys Tennis vs. Pennington School

Monday, 4/10 @ 4:00PM

NHS Tennis Courts

Coffee and Conversation in the new STEAM Wing

with Dr. Lentz and Mr. Curtis

Wednesday, 4/12 @ 8:30AM

NHSD STEAM Wing Register

UES Night of the Arts

Wednesday, 4/12 @ 5:30PM

Upper Elementary School

Boys Lacrosse vs. Quakertown

Thursday, 4/13 @ 7:00PM

NHS Stadium Field

Curriculum Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, 4/13 @ 5:30PM

District Office Conference Room or via Zoom

Policy Committee Meeting

Thursday, 4/13 @ 6:45PM

District Office Conference Room or via Zoom

Photo Credit: Karla Donohoe Photography

Community Happenings

The HS Parent Teacher Forum will host their annual Clothing Fundraiser March 28-29 for gently-used clothing and household items, including blankets, tablecloths, handbags and more. Clean out and organize your closets while supporting the PTF!

Mark your calendars for the NHS community St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser on Saturday, May 13 at the UES from 10AM-4PM. Proceeds benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for pediatric cancer research. The day also includes the Robert Nagg Memorial Soccer Game on the NHS Stadium Field.

Our Boys Soccer Team will host a Car Wash fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 in the First National Bank parking lot. Proceeds benefit the team.

The Concordia Chamber Players will host a concert on Sunday, April 16 at Trinity Church Solebury. There is also a free open rehearsal at the Phillips Mill on Saturday, April 15.

Please join Solebury Baseball and Softball for their Opening Day on April 22 at Laurel Park. It will be a fun filled day for the whole family with home games, food, music, a bounce house, raffle baskets and more! Please support your classmates and neighbors.

Support our local Jersey Mike’s on Wednesday, March 29 for their annual Day of Giving. 100% of the proceeds for the day will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand! This is an opportunity to give back to a local business that supports our school fundraisers.

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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