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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Meet the Assistant Principals

Kijuan Felder

Assistant Principal

A product of the School District of Lancaster and a graduate of Millersville University and Cabrini College, Kijuan D. Felder began his career in education in 2002 teaching English at John Piersol McCaskey East High School.

Throughout his career with the School District of Lancaster, Mr. Felder taught grades seven through eleven before taking his current position as an administrator for the School District of the City of York.

Mr. Felder currently serves as the principal of William Penn Senior High School’s Freshman Academy.

 

Jennifer Portorreal

Assistant Principal

Ms. Portorreal was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and an ESL certificate from Penn State Harrisburg. She attended McDaniel College and earned a master’s degree in special education. In addition, Ms. Portorreal completed the Urban Leadership Grant Program and earned an administrative certificate from Shippensburg University.

Ms. Portorreal has served the School District of the City of York since 2010. She began her career in the school district teaching second grade in the Spanish Immersion Program at Devers Elementary School. She has also taught at Cornerstone as a tier III intervention teacher for the past five years.
Ms. Portorreal believes in improving students’ social and emotional development to enhance their unique abilities as individuals and fully prepare them for integration into society and the competitive workforce. She also believes in providing students with a balanced education in which their needs as individuals are addressed and opportunities are given to ultimately create lifelong learners.

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