Due to a fire at a nearby auto body shop, all Sayre High School students and staff have been relocated to Andrew Hamilton High School at 5640 Spruce Street. An early dismissal has been issued and Sayre students will be released at 12:30 p.m. from Hamilton School.

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PA State Representative Hohenstein allocates $60,000 to Philadelphia schools

PA State Representative Hohenstein allocates $60,000 to Philadelphia schools

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania State Representative Joseph Hohenstein, D-Phila., announced that six School District of Philadelphia schools in his district will each receive $10,000 in grant funding to invest in cultural education, literacy, STEM resources and supplies. “Our children are our most precious gifts, and I hope this grant money shows all the children in each...
Find your Fit Press

Find Your Fit Campaign Highlights Educational Options For Students

Find Your Fit” Campaign Highlights Educational Options For Students PHILADELPHIA – Students in the School District of Philadelphia can now begin the process of “finding their fit” for the 2020-2021 school year. The School District’s K-12 School Selection process for the 2020-2021 runs until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019. The school selection process...
District Welcomes Administrators from China

District Welcomes Administrators from China

PHILADELPHIA -- The School District of Philadelphia, in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, Triway International Group, and China Educational Association of International Exchange, welcomed principals, educators and administrators from China to Philadelphia classrooms Wednesday, Sept. 18, as part of AASA’s educational exchange program. As part of the program, earlier this year, administrators from...
Philadelphia Orchestra

Introducing The Philadelphia Orchestra’s APPLE program

Introducing The Philadelphia Orchestra’s APPLE program Appreciation Program for Philadelphia School District Leaders in Education In partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Orchestra launches its free ticket program for School District teachers, administrators, and staff. Designed to give back to those who devote so much to the children and communities of Philadelphia, APPLE (Appreciation Program for PhilaSD Leaders in Education) offers School...
New Playground Ben Franklin School

New Playground at Ben Franklin Elementary

The Trust for Public Land Unveil New Playground at Ben Franklin Elementary Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, joined Mayor Jim Kenney; Councilwoman Cherelle Parker; Principal Roslynn Sample-Greene; Owen Franklin, State Director, The Trust for Public Land; students and staff to celebrate the opening of the new green schoolyard at…

Student Board Representatives

Meet Our New Student Board Representatives

The Board of Education includes two non-voting student representatives who serve in an advisory capacity to represent the interests of students in Philadelphia. The student board members represent their peers by communicating student opinions to the School Board, and reporting Board deliberations and actions to the student body. Doha Ibrahim Doha Ibrahim is a senior…

Ringing in the 1st Day of School!

Ringing in the 1st Day of School!

PHILADELPHIA – Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney, Board of Education President Joyce Wilkerson, Principal Carolyn Williams, additional elected officials, students and families officially opened the 2019-2020 school year by ringing school bells at Robert Morris Elementary School in North Philadelphia. “As we begin the school year,…

Girl waving Back to School

Annual Back to School Event!

The District’s Back to School Event is designed to help Philadelphia area students and their families as they prepare to return to school. With the help of many great partners and sponsors, backpacks, school supplies, health screenings, and social service resources are provided to thousands of students, free of charge. This is a fun way…

Ring the Bell PHL 2019

RING THE BELL PHL Kick-Off with the Phillies!

On Wednesday, August 14, the School District of Philadelphia held a press conference at Citizens Bank Park to encourage families to get excited about the first day of school, which is Tuesday, September 3. Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent; Mayor Jim Kenney; Board of Education President Joyce Wilkerson; and District students, including the championship-winning Frankford…

Dr. Hite Speaking

$100 Million In Clean Energy Projects, With Spotlight On Northeast High School

Philadelphia, August 12, 2019 – Mayor Jim Kenney, Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District), Superintendent William R. Hite, and the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) kicked off Philadelphia Solar Week by announcing the Year 2 outcomes of the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, and spotlighting the “energy makeover” of Northeast High School. In just two years, the…