Trash piles up at the Stackpole property.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Centennial School District officials expect to have the Leary, Longstreth and Stackpole properties off their hands in about five weeks.
The students, teachers and alumni of Leary, Longstreth and Stackpole elementary schools have made their goodbyes to the buildings, and in a few short weeks the Centennial School District will say farewell to the properties as the sale to County Builders comes to a close. The school board held a special meeting last night at the district administration building to give the board president, Dr. Andrew Pollock, and secretary, Chris Berdnik, who is also the district business administrator, permission to complete the terms of the deal approved in April. "The due diligence period is over, and there have not been any issues," said Berdnik. "We are about five weeks away from wrapping everything up." The board approved the sale of the buildings to …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Two of the three school board directors who represent Southampton on the Centennial School Board gave an informal presentation regarding the elementary schools to the board of supervisors Tuesday evening.
Centennial School Board Directors Mark Miller and David Shafter addressed the board of supervisors Tuesday evening, presenting information regarding the sale of Stackpole Elementary School and an update on the construction of the new Davis Elementary School building. Miller began his presentation to the supervisors by saying the decision was made to sell Stackpole because the district “did not have a choice.” Miller said under an act of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, charter schools have the right to take occupancy of any school buildings left vacant by a district, free of charge. Miller said this recently took place in Bensalem, where two different charter schools approached the district regarding vacant properties. He said more …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
If the agreement is finalized, County Builders will purchase the Leary, Longstreth and Stackpole properties for approximately $1.2 million.
As the students, teachers and parents prepare for the final stages of Centennial School District's consolidation process, the answer to the question of what will happen to the vacant Leary, Longstreth and Stackpole buildings became a little clearer during Tuesday night's school board meeting. With a unanimous vote, the board directed the Real Estate Counsel to prepare an agreement of sale for the properties to County Builders for a grand total of $1,275,000 ($425,000 per site). The agreements will include a 60-day period for both parties to perform due diligence, plus an additional 30 days until the closing date. County Builders has not made public its intention for the sites, but since they are all zoned as R2, it's a safe bet that they …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The elementary school held it's final Back to School Night Monday evening.
On Monday evening, hundreds of parents attended Fred J. Stackpole Elementary School's Back to School Night. This year's event was the last for the 494-student school that is set to close it's doors in June. Next year, students from Stackpole will attend the new Davis Elementary School, which is under construction and expected to open in September 2012. "Back to School Night is great! It gives parents a chance to meet their children's teachers," said Principal Kelley O'Leary. Along with getting to meet their children's teachers, the evening allows parents to become acquainted with classroom curriculum. "We had a lot of change last year, but this year will be much more cohesive," said O'Leary, who has been principal at Stackpole for two …
Friday, June 17, 2011
A Stackpole Kindergarten tradition lives on, at least for one more year.
As school winds down, Stackpole Elementary’s kindergarten students got wound up at the traditional end of the year celebration. Kindergarten teachers Rob Rothman, Jennifer Higgins and Rose McKevitt each gave their A.M. class awards like “Best Storyteller” and “Most Athletic” to each student, showcasing their talents. Parents showed up in overwhelming numbers to watch their little tykes get their awards and sing a version of “New York, New York” -- with Stackpole realted lyrics, of course. Reminding us of how small children run to absolutely every destination and say the most adorable things, Stackpole says goodbye to its kindergarteners and hello to its new first graders...after a whole summer of play.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The elementary school held a free picnic for students and their families Friday evening.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
To celebrate National Poetry Month, a class of fourth grade students held a poetry reading at the Southampton Starbucks, featuring works by some of their favorite poets as well as some original works of their own.
Students from Stephanie Badulak's class congregated at the Southampton Starbucks to honor National Poetry Month. Nineteen of "The Great 8's" (their classroom number being 8) participated in the reading Thursday evening, each student reading at least one poem he or she had written and one by a favorite author. A large crowd of parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and innocent bystanders turned out and were awed by the students' literary prowess.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
In celebration of National Poetry Month, a group of fourth-grade students will hold a poetry reading at the end of April.
On Thursday, April 28th, Stephanie Badulak and her fourth grade class will descend upon the Southampton Starbucks to host their annual poetry reading. April is National Poetry Month after all and Badulak feels the event is the perfect way to honor it – as well as celebrate all the things the class has learned about poetry over the course of the year. “The kids have written several poems throughout the year,” said Badulak. “We did limericks, haikus, and something I call simile poems. We learn about rhyme, rhythm, and all those things.” Each student that participates in the event will be reading two poems – one written by themselves and another by a favorite, published poet. It’s a great way for a ten-year-old to dip his or her feet …