Details About William Penn Senior High School Evacuation

Details about response to accident involving district school bus

This morning, a bus transporting students from William Penn Senior High School to the Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy was involved in an accident. Six students were transported to the hospital for assessment of possible injuries. As of 3 p.m., each of the students had been treated and released from the hospital. The driver of the school bus was also transported to the hospital. All other students on the bus were evaluated by school nurses.

The school district contacted parents of the affected students and will report more information to the public when it is available. The safety and well-being of our students is always our top priority. We appreciate the community’s support and patience as we continue to investigate.

Ferguson K – 8

Project builds PRIDE in Spanish class at Ferguson

Posted on September 8th, 2017

During the first week of school, students in Mr. Brian Miller’s Spanish classes at Ferguson K-8 had the opportunity to work on the Marshmallow Challenge.  

Students were given 20 sticks of spaghetti, a yard of tape, a yard of string, and a big marshmallow.

Their challenge was to work together as a team demonstrating PRIDE. The winning team was the one that built the tallest freestanding structure measured from the table top surface to the top of the marshmallow.

One group of 7th grade boys successfully built a tower that supported the marshmallow 52 centimeters from the top of the desk!

It was great to see so many teams thinking critically, collaborating, and communicating well to successfully complete the challenge!


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