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.

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William Penn Students Compete in York Fair Art Contest

Posted on September 12th, 2016

For the third year in a row, students from the William Penn High School Art Department are competing in an art contest at the York Fair. On Sept. 10, Tajira Wilson and Jeremy Bultron worked on their individual pieces for 4.5 hours and completed a colored chalk drawing following the theme ‘fair food.’ The pieces will be on display the week of the fair. Judging will be by ballot, with the public voting for their favorite.

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McKinley Hosts Genius Hour

Posted on March 10th, 2016

A group of 7th and 8th grade students are meeting every afternoon at McKinley for “Genius Hour” to work on projects they’ve chosen. The idea was inspired by Google, where employees are given 20 percent of their work time to pursue personal projects (Gmail was created by this process).

This student, Luis Montalvo, is developing an app for managing type 1 diabetes. Montalvo, an 8th grader, said he’d like to be a doctor when he grows up.

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Devers Flag Flying Thanks to Firefighters

Posted on March 10th, 2016

The light on the flagpole at Devers recently broke, which meant that the school wasn’t able to fly its flag at all. The school’s generous neighbors donated a new light and the awesome York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services stepped in to complete the task.

It really does take a village. A huge thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Waughtel for making sure Devers could fly its flag with pride.

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