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Archive for March, 2021

March Student of the Month: Noor Rana

March Student of the Month: Noor Rana

Name: Noor Rana School: Masterman High School Nominated By: Heather Marcus - School Counselor Many of us would consider ourselves lucky if we knew our purpose, all the more so if we were able to articulate it. That profound clarity often escapes even the most determined people. So listening to Masterman senior Noor Rana clearly...
Lincoln High Film & Video Teacher Publishes First Comic Book Series

Lincoln High Film & Video Teacher Publishes First Comic Book Series

In honor of Youth Arts Month, we are sharing a success story of one of our alumni and current teachers!  Abraham Lincoln High School Film & Video Production Teacher Publishes First Edition of New Comic Book Series Abraham Lincoln High School teacher Shannon Newby has a quite lengthy resume. Outside of being an educator, Newby…

March Student of the Month: Ali Shabazz

March Student of the Month: Ali Shabazz

Name: Ali Shabazz School: Central High School Nominated By: Benjamin Hover – Teacher There’s a feeling you get when you are in the presence of greatness. The feeling can manifest differently — pride, respect, even jealousy. For this writer, the feeling during my conversations with Ali Shabazz was awe. Ali is awesome. The humility and…

District Spring Break Updates & Closures

District Spring Break Updates & Closures

The School District of Philadelphia is announcing several updates for students and families due to spring break, which will run from Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 2, 2021. During this time, all schools will be closed and there will be no instruction taking place for students. Administrative offices will be closed on Friday, April…

District Hybrid Learning Plan Update March 25

District Hybrid Learning Plan Update March 25

Read message in your language (coming soon): SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt March 25, 2021 Dear School District families, Now that all of our PreK-2 families have had the opportunity to opt into hybrid learning, we are excited to announce the next phase of our plan to slowly and safely welcome more…

School District of Philadelphia Students Recognized in State Art Exhibition

School District of Philadelphia Students Recognized in State Art Exhibition

Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush senior earns “Best in Show” honor Two School District of Philadelphia students have been recognized in the Pennsylvania Art Education Association Youth Art Month Exhibition. The 2021 Virtual YAM Art Exhibit runs now through April 8, and showcases visual art selections from youth all across Pennsylvania. Arts Academy at Benjamin…

District Hybrid Learning Plan Update March 22

District Hybrid Learning Plan Update March 22

Read message in your language (coming soon): SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt March 22, 2021 Dear School District Families, I am pleased to share that the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) has now completed its readiness reviews for 22 more schools, all of which will reopen for in-person learning starting Monday, April…

District Hybrid Learning Plan Update March 15

District Hybrid Learning Plan Update March 15

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt March 15, 2021 Dear School District Families, I am pleased to share that the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) has now completed its readiness reviews for 35 more schools, all of which will reopen for in-person learning starting Monday, March 22nd, for…

District Hybrid Learning Plan Update March 12

District Hybrid Learning Plan Update March 12

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt March 12, 2021 Dear Families, Next week, the School District will reopen its Learning Model Selection Process, allowing PreK-2 families who initially chose the 100% digital learning model in the fall the opportunity to opt into hybrid learning (a mix of in-person…

Wawa Donates 3,000 Appreciation Kits to District Essential Employees

Wawa Donates 3,000 Appreciation Kits to District Essential Employees

Wawa Donates 3,000 Appreciation Kits to the Fund for Philadelphia School District to Distribute to Essential Employees on the One Year Anniversary of the Pandemic as a Thank You for Ongoing Service Wawa and The Fund for Philadelphia School District are reflecting on the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic by recognizing over 3,000…