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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Students choose to focus Homecoming on service, not popularity

Posted on October 22nd, 2018

They were the first students of William Penn Senior High School’s new Freshman Academy, and now the Class of 2019 is the first to prioritize community service over popularity in its Homecoming festivities.

This summer, class advisers Edalmira Rivera and Kiersten Cunningham pitched an idea to their class officers: What if we made Homecoming a fundraising contest rather than a popularity contest?

They expected push-back, “But the class officers were like ‘Yes!'” Ms. Rivera said.

At the Homecoming football game on Oct. 12, the community saw tradition meet innovation when the top fundraisers of the senior class — Diontae Wilson and Jacqueline Vargas — were named Homecoming King and Queen. Four other girls and three boys were also recognized as part of the Homecoming Court.

Together, the students raised $1,200. The Class of 2019 decided to donate $450 of the proceeds to PINK Partners York, which is an organization that helps people battling breast cancer. The rest of the money will help offset the cost of prom tickets for the Class of 2019.

“This is the culture that we want in our schools,” Ms. Rivera said. “I’m very proud of them.”

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