New Hope-Solebury School District

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Volume 36 | June 14, 2022

It was a joy to close the school year with a series of traditions, some old and some new, to mark new beginnings for our students. We thank the community for taking part in the celebrations and wish you all a restful and happy summer. 

Ceremonious New Beginnings

Our Littlest Lions gathered together for an LES end-of-year sing-a-long led by Mrs. Bloom and Mrs. VanPraag. The children sang and clapped to one of their favorite tunes of the year, "Rattlin Bog," and sang "This Land is Your Land" in a conversation about what connects us all. As a farewell tribute to the second graders and to the LES retirees, Mrs. Lang, Mrs. Rader, and Mr. Tai, they closed with "You've Got a Friend."

Our 5th graders were surrounded by family and friends to celebrate their promotion and the next step in their educational journey. Fond memories were shared by student speaker Ciara Forsstrom, who explained that when she moves up to the Middle School, "One thing I will not leave behind are the memories I've made along the way. Magical memories like the excitement you feel getting off the bus at a field trip, signing t-shirts at field day, meeting new friends, seeing your classroom on the first day of school, and much more."

Our 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony recognized several student achievements, the service of the MS Student Council, and included a performance from our 8th grade instrumentalists. Student Council president Kayla Fennell reflected on the pride of this moment in her speech, sharing, "I’m so proud of our class—our resiliency, our perseverance, our desire to be kind and generous and give back. We live in an idyllic setting, and we attend the best schools, but we also live our lives with the understanding that to whom much is given, much is required." We expect great things from our incoming freshmen class next year!

In a historic moment, the Class of 2022 Commencement was held for the first time on our new turf! Throughout the ceremony both the students and administrators who shared reflections acknowledged common characteristics among this group of seniors—their resilience, their boldness, their altruism, and their positivity. We expect these traits will serve them well as they move beyond our beautiful "bubble" and onto their next destination. As senior class president Amy Tao challenged them using the words of Minor Myers, Jr., "Go out into the world and do well. More importantly, go out into the world and do good."

Celebrating the Class of 2022

From a community car parade led by local first responders to a "clap-out" of cheers from students and teachers K-8, we had an amazing week showing the Class of 2022 the great pride our community holds for them and their accomplishments. 

Points of Pride

Senior Awards Night

On Wednesday, June 8, we presented a roster of prestigious scholarships and awards to members of the Class of 2022. The scholarships reflect an investment in our students by numerous local organizations and by dedicated individuals in our community. We express our sincere gratitude to those who make these scholarship grants possible. Seniors were also recognized with Lion's Pride Awards to distinguish students who excelled in a particular area of study. 

Senior Award Winners

Hall of Fame Induction

During our Senior Awards Night, we inducted three new members into the New Hope-Solebury Hall of Fame: Robert Carr, Laurence Fieber and Angela Nino. We were delighted to share their many contributions to the school community and look forward to permanently displaying their honorary plaques in the Buck Theater Lobby.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Lion's Pride Awards for Grades 9-11

Lion's Pride Awards are given to both graduating seniors and students in grades 9-11 to recognize exceptional mastery of course material. More than 50 students were honored for their performance in the classroom. Congratulations to all of the honorees!

Lion's Pride Awardees

*Senior Jake Masino was among the athletes recognized for Tennis Second Team Singles. Photo by Karla Donohoe Photography.

SOL Spring All-League Awards

The Suburban One League recently announced its Spring All-League Awards distinguishing athletes who performed the best in their respective positions. League coaches voted to select the honorees, and twenty-five New Hope-Solebury student athletes were recognized this year. 

SOL Spring All-League

District Events


Finance Committee

Thursday, June 16


District Office Conference Room or via Zoom

Topics:  Final 2022/23 Budget Approval

Facilities Committee

Thursday, June 16


District Office Conference Room or via Zoom

Topics: STEAM Lab Bid Approval

Board of School Directors Meeting

Thursday, June 23


UES Cafeteria or via Zoom

Join us this Summer!

Community Happenings

The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury is back to regular hours and in-person programming, just in time for this year's Summer Reading Challenge. Our mascot, William "Sharkspeare" hopes everyone will join in the fun.

The BCIU is bringing the Mobile Fab Lab to your local library- full of free Summer Fun for children entering grades K-6! The Fab Lab will provide a variety of interactive STEAM learning experiences. Register to find where you can join!

Bring the whole family to meet the heroes of the New Hope Eagle Fire Company on Thursday, June 16 at 6:00PM. See their vehicles, trucks, and equipment up close & personal! Demonstrations, giveaways and more at the Eagle Co. Fire House. 

Join your Solebury Police Officers, New Hope Eagle Fire Company, and Solebury Township Parks and Recreation on Tuesday, August 2 for National Night Out. This is a night of free fun, including food and drinks, face painting, a moonbounce, police and fire displays and more. 

Solebury Parks & Recreation will host weekly camps at Pat Livezey park from July 5 - August 5. Activities include outdoor sports, karate, balloon sculpting, mad science, and arts & crafts.

The Bucks County Playhouse Youth Company will present ALiEN8 from Thursday, August 4 through Saturday, August 6. Local students ages 13-18 will present this professionally-produced production on the Playhouse stage. Click here for tickets and information.

The New Hope Solebury Community Association presents the Rob Eichem Memorial Baseball Tournament, June 24-26 at the New Hope-Solebury High School. Learn more about this 13U/14U tournament on 60/90 fields here

Solebury Soccer is forming a new team for rising 2nd or 3rd grade boys born in 2014. Although tryouts have passed, the soccer club is happy to accept any late sign ups in order to create a team! Email  for more information. 

Our Lions coaching staff and field hockey players will host the NHS Lions Youth Field Hockey Camp from Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 14. All proceeds benefit the HS field hockey program.

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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