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An Update on First 100-Days from Dr. Watlington

An Update on First 100-Days from Dr. Watlington

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt June 28, 2022 Hello School District of Philadelphia Families, I’m writing to update you on a key part of my 100-day priorities. Improving student outcomes and achieving the Board’s Goals & Guardrails, such that the…

Improving Student Outcomes and Achieving the Board's Goals and Guardrails: A Message from Superintendent Watlington

Improving Student Outcomes and Achieving the Board’s Goals and Guardrails: A Message from Superintendent Watlington

June 24, 2022 Dear School District of Philadelphia Staff & Families, Improving student outcomes and achieving the Board’s Goals & Guardrails, such that the School District of Philadelphia is positioned to be one of the nation’s fastest improving urban districts, requires intentional and strategic actions. A first step to achieve this begins with engaging a…

Thank You for the Warm Welcome and an Engaging Week One

Thank You for the Warm Welcome and an Engaging Week One

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt June 16, 2022 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families & Community, Today marks the end of my first week as superintendent of our great School District. Before I share a few reflections and thoughts with…

District Graduates Receive More Than $153M in Scholarships

District Graduates Receive More Than $153M in Scholarships

Just two weeks ago, the School District of Philadelphia wrapped up its graduation season and celebrated a significant milestone for roughly 7,500 graduates who received their high school diplomas. Today, the School District of Philadelphia is proud to announce that this year’s graduates were awarded more than $153 million in scholarships. “As the Class of…

District’s Chief of Schools Named Recipient of “Powerful Latina” Awards

District’s Chief of Schools Named Recipient of “Powerful Latina” Awards

  Almost 30 years ago, Evelyn Nuñez entered the education field for the first time, as an elementary teacher at Ferguson Elementary School in the School District of Philadelphia. Fast-forward and over the years, Nuñez has served in a variety of roles including, an educator, a Bilingual Literacy Coach, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer…

Welcome Dr. Watlington!

Welcome Dr. Watlington!

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt June 16, 2022 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, Today, we welcome our new superintendent, Dr. Tony Watlington. We invite you to take a moment to view a special video message from our new superintendent….

SDP Connect - Class of 2022 Issue

SDP Connect – Class of 2022 Issue

PEOPLE NEWS EQUITY RESOURCES Department Newsletters F.A.C.E. NewsletterGrants NewsletterOperations Newsletter Congratulations to the fabulous Class of 2022! This month's SDP Connect is all about them. While the below features represent only a few of the many stories from an inspiring class, we want to say congratulations to ALL seniors on a job well done! Make sure...
Lisa Cunningham

May Student of the Month: Lisa Cunningham

MAY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Lisa Cunningham School: South Philadelphia High School EOP Nominated By: Audrey Nock, Principal School District of Philadelphia students come from different molds and scenarios. Many fall outside the traditional profile and some have had to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges to get to graduation day. Lisa is precisely that kind…

May Student of the Month: Jaylin Bowens

May Student of the Month: Jaylin Bowens

MAY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Name: Jaylin Bowens School: Philadelphia High School for Girls Nominated By:Megan McNamara, Joseph Marchetti, Louis Austin – Teachers Some people just seem to have it all – the talent, skills, personality, the works. It’s easy to assume that these individuals came by it all naturally and easily when in reality, having…

Extreme Heat Protocols

Extreme Heat Protocols

Read in your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, After this week’s extreme heat in the Philadelphia area, we wanted to update you on our protocol so you are informed and can make the best decisions for your…