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Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval

Student of the Month – Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval

Name: Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval School: Franklin Learning Center High School Nominated By: Christine Garvey – Teacher Every once in a while, someone surprises you. Not simply a “she’s not what I expected” surprise, but a shocking, eye-opening, humbling surprise. Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval is one of those people. Jennifer is polite, kind, and a bit shy. After only…

Ashley Maldonado

Student of the Month – Ashley Maldonado

Name: Ashley Maldonado School: Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical HS Nominated By: Olga Torres – Teacher Olga Torres, long-time teacher at Mastbaum High School, describes Ashley Maldonado in two words — “Quiet Leader.” In the brief time we got to spend with Ashley, we learned that she is quiet and unassuming. But she carries…

School District Statement Re: Environmental Safety at McClure

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia has issued the following statement regarding environmental safety at Alexander McClure Elementary School: “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students and staff. Our commitment to this guiding principle is evident by our actions — in closing schools, sealing off areas of concern, expanding…

Fall Student of the Month - Liliana Mariquinhos-Fernandes

Fall Student of the Month – Liliana Mariquinhos-Fernandes

Name: Liliana Mariquinhos-Fernandes School: Swenson Arts & Technology High School Nominated By: Terese Gallen – Teacher Lili, as she is called by friends and family, has always been the glue that keeps her community together. A first generation American citizen – her parents immigrated from Portugal – Lili works hard to keep her family in…

Malik Njeri-Mesquito

Fall Student of the Month – Malik Njeri-Mesquito

Name: Malik Njeri-Mesquito School: Roxborough HS Nominated By: Deborah Bender – Teacher If you were to ask Malik what has defined his high school experience, he would say “growth!” Malik was the first to say that he hasn’t always been the most motivated student. But if you ask his teacher and nominator, Debi Bender, he…

School District Highlights Expansive Computer Science Offerings Across the City 

School District Highlights Expansive Computer Science Offerings Across the City 

School District Highlights Expansive Computer Science Offerings Across the City This Computer Science Education Week, focus is on coding, robotics programs and other STEM-related activities PHILADELPHIA — Wednesday, December 11, the School District of Philadelphia  recognized its 8th annual Computer Science Education Week with a visit to Henry A. Brown School, where Dr. William R....
Breaking Ground on New Facility for Powel, SLAMS Schools

Breaking Ground on New Facility for Powel, SLAMS Schools

School District and Drexel to Break Ground on New Facility for Powel, SLAMS Schools in West Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia and Drexel University held a ceremonial groundbreaking, Monday, Dec. 9 for a building that will house two public schools in West Philadelphia. The School District of Philadelphia will lease the building...
Teachers of the Month for October and November!

Teachers of the Month for October and November!

October's Teacher of the Month is Marcel Reynolds. Marcel is an Autistic Support teacher at Frankford High School who, according to her nominator, Principal Michael Calderone, has established herself as a leader among her peers despite being new to Frankford. Marcel works hard to ensure that her school is an effective learning organization and that her...
Dobbins Unveils “Extreme School Makeover”

Dobbins Unveils “Extreme School Makeover”

Dobbins Unveils “Extreme School Makeover” $39 million investment improves classrooms, builds new CTE labs, replaces several critical building systems, and more PHILADELPHIA –  The School District of Philadelphia today celebrated the unveiling of $39 million in renovations at Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School as part of the school’s “Extreme School Makeover.”...
New Livestock Center

New Livestock Center at W.B. Saul High School 

School District Cuts Ribbon on New Livestock Center at W.B. Saul High School Superintendent and Pa. Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding Celebrate Dedication with School Principal, Teachers and Students PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia celebrated the dedication of the new, 3,900 square foot Livestock Center at W.B. Saul High School, the state’s...