William Tennent High School hosted the District 1 Cheerleading Competition Sunday.
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Friday, December 21, 2012
The band members took the stage at the high school's auditorium to give parents and friends a preview of what they will perform in Florida next week.
The William Tennent Marching Band ended its 2012-2013 season in style with a special performance for family and friends at the high school's auditorium Thursday night. Led by music director Joseph Lovecchio and drum major Zach Santilli, the band played selections from its competition program, then offered a sneak preview of what they will playing during next week's road trip. "We have a lot of wonderful memories from this season," said Lovecchio. "We've come a long way between August and now." The band has been invited to play during the halftime show at the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28 in Orlando, Fla. They will be part of the classic rock spectacle while the players from Rutgers and Virginia Tech take a breather. "There's going to be…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Former Tennent choral director Tyrone Dinkins will face 16 counts related to unlawful contact with female students on January 7.
County Judge Wallace Bateman has postponed the trial of former William Tennent High School choral director Tyrone Dinkins until January 7 after Dinkins appeared in court Tuesday without legal representation. Dinkins, 37, has remained in the county correctional facility since his arrest in August over allegations that he had indecent contact with a number of his female students. He faces four felonies and 12 misdemeanors related to the accusations of unlawful content and indecent assault of the students. At a preliminary hearing before magisterial Judge Daniel Finello in September, each victim detailed their encounters with Dinkins, ranging from suggestive text messages, comments about the way they dressed or physical contact that included …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Bucks County Special Olympic Soccer Team challenged the Panthers in the annual Partners in Soccer game last night at the high school stadium.
After squeaking past Council Rock South Monday night and playoff hopes resting on this afternoon's final conference game against Harry Truman High School, it would have been reasonable to expect the players on William Tennent's varsity soccer team to take Tuesday night off. However, there was no way they were going to miss last night's benefit game against the Bucks County Special Olympic Soccer Team, an annual event to which every player looks forward. "This is their time, attendance is on a volunteer basis, and they are all here tonight," said Sandy Haslett, one of the parent organizers for the game. "It's an end of the season tradition and they always have a ball." The enjoyment of the event came from both sides of the field. The Bucks …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
William Tennent students welcomed 22 visitors from Germany to stay at their homes for three weeks.
Mike and Sharon Gildein quickly discovered that the challenge of having two visitors from Germany staying in their Warminster home for three weeks was not going to come out of any language or cultural differences. Instead, the struggle of having Nora and Louisa in the same house as their daughter, Kim, came from the fact that no matter what country you are in, a teenager is a teenager. "Just imagine having three teenage girls in your house at the same time," laughed Mike. "The bathroom schedule alone was impossible." Nora and Louisa were part of a group of 22 exchange students from the Max-Selvogt Gymnasium in Landau, Germany, that lived with host families in the Centennial School District for the past three weeks. Students like Kim …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The former choral director will be arraigned in Doylestown on November 2. He has been remanded to the Bucks County Correctional Facility.
All 16 charges against former William Tennent High School choral director Tyrone Dinkins stemming from accusations of unlawful and inappropriate contact with female students have been upheld by Warminster Magesterial Judge Daniel Finello at a preliminary hearing Friday morning. Unable to post bail, Dinkins has been remanded to Bucks County Correctional Facility, where he will await his November 2 arraignment in Doylestown. He was released this morning from prison to attend the hearing, where eight current and former William Tennent students, ranging from ages 16 to 20 years old, testified to encounters with Dinkins that made them feel awkward and uncomfortable. The level of contact with each alleged victim varied between testimony, from …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Former William Tennent High School Music Teacher Tyrone Dinkins faces 16 counts of felony and misdemeanor charges that include unlawful contact with a minor and indecent assault.
The preliminary hearing for former William Tennent music teacher Tyrone Dinkins has been moved from August 10 to September 28, 9:15 a.m. at the Warminster district court, according to court documents. Dinkins turned himself over to authorities Tuesday afternoon for arraignment after the Bucks County District Attorney's office issued a warrant for his arrest. According to the affidavit, eight female students ranging in age from 16 to 19 years old accused the high school choral director of inappropriate sexual behavior. The investigation by Warminster officers resulted in 16 criminal counts, including two felony charges of unlawful conatct with a minor, four misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors, four misdemeanor charges of indecent …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The former choral director for William Tennent was unable to post 10 percent of the $800,000 bail and has been sent to the Bucks County Correctional Facility.
Former William Tennent choral director Tyrone Dinkins has been charged with two felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor and several misdemeanor charges of corruption of minors, indecent assault and harassment during an arraignment hearing Tuesday afternoon at the Warminster district court. District Judge Daniel Finello set bail at $800,000, but Dinkins was unable to post a 10 percent bond and has been sent to the Bucks County Correctional Facility. If he is able to post bail, Dinkins must stay away from all high school facilities and events and can only be around his three children under adult supervision, per the court's orders. A preliminary hearing has been tentatively set for August 10. The criminal investigation began in early …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The historic church, located in Dublin, was the group's first concert during its Olympics trip.
The William Tennent Madrigals made their first concert appearance on Aug. 4 during the group's trek through Ireland and the United Kingdom for the London Olympics. The posted video shows the choir kicking off the performance at St. Patrick's Cathedral with "Non Nobis Domine." Anybody interested in following the Madrigals' progress on the trip should check this site out, which has photo slideshows and an updated blog. The group also performed Sunday night at the Royal College of Music in London and at noon today at Canterbury Cathedral. Their final performance is Wednesday at Southwark Cathedral at 3:45 p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The sunny, Friday afternoon graduation ceremony was held on the high school's football field.
Video courtesy Metra4.com.