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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…

Parkway students

Parkway Center City Middle College 11th graders halfway toward Associate Degree & H.S. Diploma

Two years ago the first freshman class of Parkway Center City Middle College (PCCMC) began the Summer Bridge program on the campus of the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). Two years from now they will graduate with an associate degree and high school diploma. An event on Thursday, July 25 at CCP celebrated this success….

School District to Expand Pre-Kindergarten Registration Hours

School District to Expand Pre-Kindergarten Registration Hours

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia will offer extended hours at its Education Center July 15-19 for families to enroll their children in school-based, full-day, free pre-Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. “I encourage all parents and guardians to enroll their children in pre-K,” said Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of The School District…

Dr. Hite holding his award at WHYY

Dr. Hite honored with prestigious Lifelong Learning Award by Philadelphia’s WHYY

We are pleased to share that our superintendent, Dr. William Hite, was honored with the prestigious Lifelong Learning Award by Philadelphia’s public media station, WHYY, at its 18th annual President’s Dinner last evening. This award is presented each year during an event featuring the area’s leading civic, corporate and major public media supporters. Previous recipients…