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.

Friday, Jan. 4: Girls JV basketball game at Boiling Springs canceled

Due to a flu outbreak at Boiling Springs High School, the girls' JV basketball game has been canceled. However, the varsity teams will still play. Game time is 7 p.m. at Boiling Springs. Get well soon, Boiling Springs! And good luck, Bearcats!

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Guidance counselor, local business give students the gift of clear vision

Posted on October 21st, 2018

William Penn Guidance Counselor Lisa Albright is no rookie when it comes to meeting the needs of students. But even she was surprised at the number of students who jumped at the chance for free eye exams and glasses.

It started with a conversation between neighbors. Albright, the 9th grade guidance counselor at the high school, said she knew her neighbor worked for LensCrafters in the York Galleria.

And she knew the need of students at William Penn, where eye exams conducted by the high school’s nurse last year revealed many students with untreated vision problems. So she asked: What would it take to get free glasses for her students struggling to see clearly?

On Thursday, Oct. 11, Albright got her answer. Through an international initiative called World Sight Day, the local LensCrafters store gave eye exams to 20 students — many of whom had never visited an eye doctor.

One student, she said, could read only the “E” at the top of the chart. Another student’s exam revealed early signs of glaucoma.

Each student picked out a set of frames. One girl, when she tried them on, “I never saw her smile like that,” Albright said.

The glasses — with lenses customized to individual vision needs — will be delivered this week.

Albright was not surprised at the results of the eye exams. She’d asked teachers for suggestions of students in need, then secured parent permission for the trip to LensCrafters.

“There is a definite need, and the teachers recognize it,” Albright said. “I have a list now of 30 more kids.”

Albright said she and LensCrafters plan to continue working together to serve William Penn students.

Interested students and parents can contact Albright at albrilis@ycs.k12.pa.us for more information.

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