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Archive for August, 2018

Philly Native and Rapper, Meek Mill, donates 6,000 PUMA Backpacks to District Students

Philly Native and Rapper, Meek Mill, donates 6,000 PUMA Backpacks to District Students

PHILADELPHIA— On, Wednesday, August 29, rapper Meek Mill and Dream Chasers announced their donations of more than 6,000 backpacks to 12 schools throughout the School District of Philadelphia. The announcement took place at Mill’s alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School, where he personally handed out backpacks to students. “Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched…

School District Begins Specific Efforts to Accelerate Improvement at Three Schools

PHILADELPHIA – As part of its System of Great Schools (SGS) program, the School District of Philadelphia has identified three elementary schools that will be prioritized for investment and academic improvement in the upcoming school year. The schools include the following: Avery D. Harrington Elementary School (K-8), 5300 Baltimore Avenue Robert E. Lamberton Elementary School…

All School District of Philadelphia Schools Will Dismiss Early Thursday Due To Continuous Excessive Heat

All School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 30th. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Thursday are canceled. Temperatures are forecasted to be above 90 degrees again tomorrow, the fourth day in a row of above 90 degree temperatures. As heat builds…

All School District of Philadelphia Schools to Dismiss Students Early on Tuesday & Wednesday due to Excessive Heat

PHILADELPHIA — Due to the high temperatures forecasted, all School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29.  School-based employees are expected to work their normal work day and Administrative Offices will operate on regular business hours.  All after-school activities including all athletic programs and…

Mayor, Superintendent, Elected Officials, Students and Families #RingTheBellPHL for Start of School

School year marks first time students in all grades begin on same day PHILADELPHIA – School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Principal Ariel Lajara, City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, students and families helped to #RingTheBellPHL and celebrated the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year with the traditional bell-ringing at…

After Extensive Building Improvements, District Schools Ready to Welcome Students Monday, August 27

More than 1,200 District staff and contractors prepared buildings over the summer PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia is gearing up to #RingTheBellPHL and welcome all students back to school on Monday, August 27, after an extensive schedule of work over the summer to help improve the safety and environmental conditions of school buildings….

District releases fifth bi-weekly summer building improvement update

The District’s operations staff have been working throughout the summer to accelerate school improvement projects to ensure safe, healthy, and welcoming environments for students and staff when school starts on August 27th. To keep parents and school communities updated on the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District is releasing progress reports…

Mayor, Superintendent, and Philadelphia Phillies Encourage City to #RingTheBellPHL for Start of School

First day of school for students in all grades is Monday, Aug. 27 PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia today teamed up with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park to remind families and students that school starts for all grades on Monday, August 27, and to officially unveil its #RingTheBellPHL campaign. “We want…

District Releases Fourth Bi-weekly Summer Building Improvement Update

The District’s operations staff are working throughout the summer to accelerate school improvement projects to ensure safe, healthy, and welcoming environments for students and staff when school starts on August 27th. To keep parents and school communities updated on the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District is releasing progress reports every…