Friday, May 17, 2013
The Centennial School Board approved adding fencing around the Davis Elementary School playground.
Davis Elementary School students will be easier to supervise and less likely to fall down the school's steep hill during recess once a perimeter fence is installed, officials said. The Centennial School Board this week approved a $16,500 fencing installation bid from Evergreen Fence Inc., to cover the addition of a fence around the school's playground. "Enclosing the space helps to minimize the likelihood that a student will wander onto an adjacent property," Thomas Golden, the district's assistant facilities manager wrote in an inter office memo. "At the same time the physical barrier decreases the likelihood of unscheduled neighborhood visitors, be they pets or people, during the school day. The fencing prevents students from …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The staff members of Davis Elementary School donned costumes and filmed a short video for the school's 'Character Counts' program on Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Registration for students entering Kindergarten in the 2013-2014 school year will be held at the school on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Registration for Kindergarten students entering Centennial School District will be held Wednesday evening at each of the district's elementary schools. Parents are reminded that the student MUST be five years of age on or before August 31, 2013. Please bring the following required documentation to register your child: 3. Child’s record of immunization from the child’s doctor. 4 doses of tetanus* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday) 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday) 3 doses of polio 2 doses of measles** 2 doses of mumps** 1 dose of rubella (German measles)** 3 doses of hepatitis B 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of the disease *Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td **Usually given as …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Some voters who reside in Upper Southampton's North 3 voting district were forced to wait a little longer than this morning to cast their ballots, after one of the two voting machines at their polling place malfunctioned.
A voting machine malfunctioned soon after the polls opened Tuesday morning at Davis Elementary School. “There was just a glitch,” said Kevin Kennedy, the judge of elections at the polling location. “Someone pressed the wrong button and the machine locked up.” The problem occurred with a machine recording votes for the North 3 district. That region is comprised of voters residing in the northwest portion of Upper Southampton, bordering of both Northampton and Warminster Townships. Kennedy said a representative from the Bucks County Board of Elections was called in to resolve the problem, and the machine was back in service within an hour. One of the smaller districts in Upper Southampton, there are approximately 900 voters on the roll in …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Crews have been working this week to build the playground at the new Davis Elementary School.
Workers from Snider & Associates, Inc. were busy Thursday morning, installing space-themed playground equipment at the top of the hill at Davis Elementary School. The equipment, manufactured by BCI Burke Company, will offer various play features when complete, including three slides, with two that were described as "really high," and a row of swings. Following the installation of the play features, the crew will also install a carpet to preventing moisture build up and then line the lot with mulch. Snider representative Steve Baker said he anticipated the installation would be complete by Friday. The school board approved the purchase and installation of the playground at its August 21 meeting, at cost of approximately $74,000 to the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Bucks County Board of Elections met Tuesday and voted to move several polling places for the upcoming November election.
Due to the consolidation of the neighborhood schools over the past few years, several of the usual polling places in Southampton have been shuffled about. The county's board of elections announced Tuesday that three polling places in Southampton would be changed for the November election. Those changes are as follows: Residents of Upper Southampton Township East 2, who formerly cast their ballots at Stackpole Elementary School, will now vote at the North and Southampton Reformed Church, 1380 Bristol Road, Churchville. Residents of Upper Southampton Township North 3 and North 4 who were relocated to Klinger Middle School following the closure of the former Davis Elementary School, will now return to the new Davis building to cast their …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The bricks were previously purchased by community members as a fundraiser for the shuttered school.
Engraved bricks that once lined the entrance walk to Stackpole Elementary School have been removed, in anticipation of the sale of the property. Centennial's Assistant Superintendent of Operations William Gretton said the bricks are currently being stored inside of the closed Stackpole building, awaiting their new home at Davis Elementary School. Gretton said the bricks will most likely be placed around the flagpole at the new school building on Maple Avenue. "As you might imagine, with everything going on with the transition, the bricks weren't at the top of the list," he said. If you are interested in buying an engraved brick, they are still available for purchase. Information is available on the distict's website.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Administration said the installation of the school's playground will begin October 1.
In a statement Thursday afternoon, the administration of Davis Elementary School addressed the drainage problems behind the school that were blogged about on Patch. The following letter was issued by the school's principal and assistant principal: Dear Davis Families, As with many building projects, there is always a punch list of items that need to be addressed. One such problem is the slow draining of water at the back of the school near the blacktop recess area. Please know that the district is aware of the situation and has scheduled installation of a drainage pipe for Monday and Tuesday when students and staff are not in school. We believe this will resolve the situation without disrupting classroom instruction and recess activity…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Members of the Centennial School Board discussed dismissal time at two of the district's elementary schools Tuesday evening.
Several members of the Centennial School Board said they were contacted by phone and via email following a posting on Patch regarding the dismissal process at McDonald Elementary School. "Some people would read these articles... and use many choice words about our school directors and how we really don't care," said School Board Member Jane Schrader Lynch. "Nothing is perfect in this world, but there is a lot of effort to make sure things work well." Board Member Michael Hartline said he took a few hours off of work to attend Tuesday afternoon's dismissal and investigate the situation. At Tuesday evening's school board meeting, Hartline reported the following: "I arrived at the school at 2:55 p.m. There were nine cars waiting to pick …
Friday, September 7, 2012
A dog statue guards a pond of water behind Davis Elementary School.
Every Friday, Upper Southampton Patch's Photo of the Day features a check-in on the new Davis Elementary School on Maple Avenue.