New Hope-Solebury School District

Empowering all learners for a world of possibilities.

#NHSD Weekly eNews

Volume 11 | November 10, 2023

We have an exciting announcement to shareNHSD is among only seven schools nationwide to earn recent accolades from the School Superintendents Association's (AASA) Learning 2025. We are also sharing meaningful Veterans Day activities, our K-5 STEAM Curriculum, a recap of our Teaching Your Child to Read event, and accomplishments from our student-athletes. Also, don't forget that Mask and Zany Theater Club has their show, She Kills Monsters, coming up next week!

NHSD Deemed "System to Watch" from AASA

We are delighted to announce that our district has earned the designation of a System to Watchby the School Superintendents Association’s (AASA) Learning 2025 Network. We are among only seven districts nationwide to be recognized as exemplars of learner-centered, future-driven schools and models of positive change in public education. "This honor reflects our commitment to innovation and to preparing our students for a bright future. As a System to Watch, we look forward to showcasing our work and serving as a valued resource for future-focused educators across the country," shared Superintendent Dr. Charles Lentz.

Honoring our Veterans

Our students have spent the week engaged in projects and preparations for Veterans Day. Third graders interviewed veterans of their choice and documented their military service. Fourth graders made poppies, an important symbol of hope and remembrance to honor the service of our veterans. Fifth graders used their handprints to create a meaningful American flag. Students at the Upper Elementary and High School were visited in their classrooms by veterans today, who shared their experiences in service to our country and explained what inspired their service. To thank and honor them, our Upper Elementary students presented an assembly, including patriotic songs from our third graders. The High School Social Studies Department continued their tradition of hosting a special potluck luncheon for local veterans, which included a performance from the High School's Chamber Choir and tokens of appreciation distributed by our local Girl Scouts.

National STEAM Day

November 8 was National STEAM Day (Science, Technology, Engingeering, Arts and Math). In celebration, we are highlighting our district's innovative elementary STEAM program, which empowers students to explore, create, collaborate, and problem-solve. In a weekly STEAM special class, all 600 students in grades K-5 have ongoing STEAM experiences preparing them for exciting pathways at the secondary level. The students engage in comprehensive, sequential lessons in robotics, engineering, and electronic circuitry and are encouraged to develop the innovator's mindset, wherein failure becomes a valued step in the process and another vehicle for learning. Shown above, kindergartners learn the fundamentals of coding with BeeBots, fourth graders engineer rockets for launch, and fifth graders build a robot capable of carrying a binder.

ARC Night is a Helpful Family Resource

This week, our Reading Specialists Leanne Iannacone and Kelly Schollin as well as our Literacy Implementation Coach, Katie Given, hosted Teaching Your Child to Read, a special training session for parents/guardians to help them support their child's reading at home. Our team was delighted to see that over 40 parents/guardians attended to receive a comprehensive overview of reading strategies and a collection of take-home materials with further guidance. Special thanks to our HS Key Club students, who provided free babysitting services, and to the Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshop, which donated door prizes for the event.

Lions Athletics

Congratulations to senior Madie Thistlewaite, who signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and athletic career playing Women's Lacrosse at Bucknell University.

Congratulations to Cross Country runner Ruby Keddie, who ran an aggressive race at the PIAA State Championship to place 79 out of 250 girls with a course PR of 21.10

Upcoming Events at NHSD


Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Lentz

Thursday, 11/16 @ 9:30AM

HS Library Lounge and Building Tour

Register Here

Board of School Directors Meeting

Thursday, 11/16 @ 6:30PM

District Office Conference Room or via Zoom

Mask and Zany presents She Kills Monsters

Thursday, 11/16 - Saturday 11/18 @ 7:30PM

HS Buck Theater

Email [email protected] for tickets


Mental Health Webinar

Social Media: Protecting Your Child

Wednesday, 11/29 @ 7:00PM

via Zoom

Register Here

Community Happenings

The NHS Class of 2026 is hosting an NHS spiritwear sale just in time for the holidays! Visit their Kampus Klothes store and make your purchases before Monday, November 13

Support our seniors by ordering from Moku Bowls in Peddler’s Village on Friday, November 10 between 2-7PM. Patrons are not required to identify New Hope-Solebury with their order—a portion of all sales will benefit the Class of 2024.

Union Fire Company in Lambertville is hosting a meatball sandwich lunch fundraiser to benefit 1923 Ahrens Fox & IAFF Local 5009 Career Fire Fighters. Orders must be placed today , November 10. Please see this flyer for more information.

The registration deadline for Solebury Parks and Recreation's Intramural Basketball program is Friday, November 10. The season runs January - March and is open to children in grades K-5.

Girls in Grades 1-8 are invited to join an afternoon of basketball with the Lions Girls Basketball team and Coach Steve Polinsky on Monday, November 20 from 12:30-3:00PM in the HS Gym. Players will have the opportunity to develop basketball skills while having fun.

The Robert Nagg Memorial Fund for NHS Stadium Improvements will host a dine-and-donate fundraiser with Jersey Mike’s on Friday, November 17 from 4-8PM.

Disclaimer Statement: The information provided in the District’s Community Happenings segment above is intended solely for informational purposes and should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation of any specific individual or organization. We offer this platform as a resource for community organizations but cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the details provided.

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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