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May news & updates

Volume 14 • Issue 8

Upcoming Events

5/14: School Safety Forum, 6 PM, NPHS

5/27: No school for students, Memorial Day

6/11: Early dismissal, last day of school

6/11: Class of 2024 Commencement, 6 PM, Crawford Stadium

School Board
View upcoming meeting schedule, how to tune in to meetings and additional resources.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, honoring the achievements and history of AAPI individuals. There are many Asian diasporas across the world representing many different languages, religions, cultures and faiths. Learn more by visiting the link below.

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Jewish American Heritage Month

May is also Jewish American Heritage Month, celebrating the contributions, experiences, and stories of resilience of Jewish Americans throughout our history. To learn more, please visit the link below.

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Superintendent's Letter

Dear North Penn Community,

Tomorrow, May 14, 6 PM, we will be holding a School Safety Forum at North Penn High School to discuss our comprehensive approach to school safety, including the policies, practices, and measures in place. I invite every member of our community to attend, tune in online, and be informed about our current school safety practices as well as future implementations. 

This forum will include a panel discussion from district leaders and local experts. Our Coordinator of Emergency Management and Safe Schools, Brandon Rhone, will provide an overview of NPSD’s school safety efforts and security measures. Additionally, the panel will include members of local law enforcement, county safety officials, mental health experts, and members of the NPSD Board of School Directors. 

Our goal is to review our school safety model, but also to hear from the community. There will be opportunity for question and answer. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, we still want to hear from you. We have a Google Form for those who cannot attend but would still like to ask questions. 

This forum is being held in-person, but will be streamed by North Penn Television. NPTV can be watched on Comcast channel 28, Verizon channel 29, Youtube, and this event will also be streamed live on the NPSD Facebook page. Following the event video will be available on Youtube to watch for those unable to tune in live. 

In addition, we are working with local mental health organizations and local law enforcement agencies to provide resources before and after the forum.

Beyond this forum, we have a monthly Safe Schools Committee meeting with the NPSD Board of School Directors. The schedule for those meetings, as well as all school board meetings, can be found here

I want to wish our North Penn Community a wonderful week. I hope to see you at the forum..


Todd M. Bauer, Ed.D.


Family Engagement Series

Join the North Penn School District for Family Fun Night on May 15, 2024, from 6-8 PM at the Educational Services Center (401 E Hancock Street, Lansdale). Family Fun Night is an opportunity for North Penn families to spend quality time together, playing screen-free games, and strengthening relationships. There will be a variety of age-appropriate games for ages 5-18, and ideas/resources for family conversation starters. Pizza will be served! With any questions, please email

Additionally, video recordings are available from the previous Family Engagement Series events. To view them, please click the link below.

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the North Penn Alumni Association

End of Year Dates

The end of the school year is quickly approaching! The last day of school for students in grades Kindergarten through Post-12 will be Tuesday, June 11, 2024. That day is also an early dismissal. Commencement for the Class of 2024 will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 6 PM, at Crawford Stadium.

The calendar for the 2024-2025 school year is available at the link below. The first day of school will be August 28, 2024.

2024-2025 Calendar

Knight of the Arts

Come to Knight of the Arts on Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23 from 6-8:30 PM at North Penn High School! Artwork from students in grades K-12 will be on display, showcasing a multitude of media from painting to photography to sculpture and more! The show will also include Senior and AP Art Walls which feature artwork created by students who have taken three or more art classes at NPHS. Take part in live demonstrations by students, showing their skills live including drawing, painting, carving, throwing on the potter's wheel, and digital demonstrations. Don't miss out on this art show displaying the incredible talents of North Penn students!

Special Olympics

North Penn athletes traveled to Spring-Ford for the annual Special Olympics and a day of competition, inclusion, and fun! Even the North Penn Knight stopped by to cheer on the team. Thank you to all the students, staff, and volunteers for making another Special Olympics a success!

An Eye on Equity
A monthly feature from Dr. Pamula Hart, NPSD Director of Curriculum and Equity

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Heritage month celebrations are important in providing the space to teach and learn about cultural history, and also to examine the way in which these cultures are viewed within American discourse. These are times not only to celebrate, but also to educate others on various group's histories and contributions to American history. These recognitions are an opportunity for all members of the community to learn more about the traditions, people, scholarship, history, and current experiences of those who've overcome oppression to create opportunities for all.

Please take a few minutes to view the video "What it means to be Asian American". Although these community members live in the Seattle area, their experiences mirror those that live in the North Penn community.

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You Could Save Up to $877 through NPSD Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program

Are you eligible? Do you know someone who is? Learn more and help us spread the word about this program!
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Pennbrook Day of Service

9th graders at Pennbrook Middle School participated in a day of service, giving back to the community in various ways. Students baked dog treats for an animal shelter, planted trees and cleaned up the Pennbrook grounds, reading with Gwyn-Nor Elementary students, and so much more! Thank you to all the staff and volunteer organizers who put this day together to teach students the value of giving back to the community.

Community Bulletin Board

Have you checked out the digital Community Bulletin Board lately? It's a great place to find events for you, your family, and more! Come and learn about the latest events in the North Penn. Interested in having your fliers included on the board? Groups that are registered non-profits can find instructions on the webpage to submit their fliers.

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Learn More and Apply now

We need your help. Every school district across the state is experiencing a shortage of substitute teachers, which can impact student learning. If you have a four-year degree and enjoy working with children and teens, you can help us by joining the North Penn School District as a substitute teacher!

In addition to paying the highest rate in the county (starting at $180 per day; $170/day for guest teachers), we also provide great flexibility regarding daily assignments. You can share your availability and work as it fits your schedule. We will also provide training!

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