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Archive for February, 2021

February Student of the Month: Goddess Wiggins

February Student of the Month: Goddess Wiggins

Name: Goddess Wiggins School: Vaux Big Picture High School Nominated By: Vivian Shaw – Teacher Ask someone what their hopes and dreams are, and they could probably tell you. But ask them what their plan is to accomplish those hopes and dreams, and the answer might not be as easy. It’s been said that “a…

February Student of the Month: Youma Diabira

February Student of the Month: Youma Diabira

Name: Youma Diabira School: Central High School Nominated By: Kelly Coutts – Counselor When you love something or someone, you want it to be the best that it can be. It is a difficult concept for many. It means that sometimes you have to admonish, reprimand or discipline what you love. Sometimes it means having…

District Hybrid Learning Plan Update Feb 25

District Hybrid Learning Plan Update Feb 25

Read message in your language (coming soon): SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Русский | Español | Việt February 25, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, I am happy to share that the city-led third-party mediation process between the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers on the phased reopening of our city’s public schools is nearing conclusion….

Academy At Palumbo Students Win International Virtual Robotics World Championship

Academy At Palumbo Students Win International Virtual Robotics World Championship

Academy at Palumbo High School robotics students won first place in the CoderZ Pro League World Championship, an international robotics competition designed to engage students with challenges and opportunities to work collaboratively in teams. The virtual competition took place Thursday, Jan. 28 and featured teams from 29 states and 20 countries. The RoboGriffins, the student robotics...
Top Finalists Advance in District’s First-Ever Oratorical Contest

Top Finalists Advance in District’s First-Ever Oratorical Contest

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Six finalists are moving on to the final round of the School District of Philadelphia’s first Student Oratorical Contest, an event showcasing the talents of high school students. The event, which will be hosted by Philadelphia-born rapper Chill Moody, will broadcast on Facebook Live on Friday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. Nearly...
District Hybrid Learning Plan Update

District Hybrid Learning Plan Update

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Русский | Español | Việt February 22, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, I want to update you on why I continue to believe we are ready to start reopening our schools for in-person learning, starting on March 1 with PreK-2 students whose families selected hybrid learning. As I’ve shared…

Inclement Weather Update for Feb 18

Inclement Weather Update for Feb 18

In anticipation of the winter snow storm expected to impact the Philadelphia region Thursday, Feb. 18 the School District of Philadelphia will close all buildings tomorrow, including all Family Technology Support Centers, Specialized Services Regional Centers, District headquarters at 440 North Broad Street and all school buildings. These closures will allow for the safe clearing…

District Hybrid Learning Plan Delayed One Week

District Hybrid Learning Plan Delayed One Week

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Русский | Español | Việt Dear Families, I know that many of you are excited about your student’s return to school in person next week. However, I am writing to share the disappointing news that, due to ongoing third-party mediation requested by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, the start of our…

Find Your Future: 3-Day Virtual Career Conference

Find Your Future: 3-Day Virtual Career Conference

Calling all students grades 7-12! Join The School District of Philadelphia for Find Your Future: 3-Day Virtual Career Conference! Each week we will address topics on the power skills needed to be career ready! Meet professionals, learn about careers, finances and much more! All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a chance to...
GSK announces investment to increase equity in STEM education and careers

GSK announces investment to increase equity in STEM education and careers

GSK announces over $1M for local nonprofits to increase equity in STEM education and careers; Grants include funding for online science during pandemic Investments will support in-school, out-of-school and career training programs PHILADELPHIA _ Global healthcare company GSK today announced the selection of five grantees as part of its 10-year commitment to increase the number...