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Philadelphia Youth Reunite for In-person Summer Orchestra Academy

Philadelphia Youth Reunite for In-person Summer Orchestra Academy

The Mann, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Project 440 and the School District of Philadelphia put together third-annual All City Orchestra Summer Academy for Philadelphia students, returning live on The Mann’s Fairmount Park Campus   PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia orchestral students will join together again for a summer of healing and in-person music performance education with the third-annual...
Summer Work to Support Healthy & Safe In-Person Learning

Summer Work to Support Healthy & Safe In-Person Learning

Read message in your language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt July 14, 2021 Hello School District of Philadelphia Parents, Families and Students, I hope you are enjoying a fun and relaxing summer. I’m writing to let you know that we are hard at work…

15 District High Schools of Philadelphia Recommended for System-Wide Accreditation

15 District High Schools of Philadelphia Recommended for System-Wide Accreditation

School District of Philadelphia Recommended for System-Wide Accreditation, 15 High Schools Schools PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) visiting team has recommended that the School District of Philadelphia receive system-wide accreditation. The entity is also recommending accreditation for 15 high schools. This recommendation is based on strategic planning...
School District and SEPTA Announce Transition from Student Transpasses to Fare Card

School District and SEPTA Announce Transition from Student Transpasses to Fare Card

PHILADELPHIA, PA— The School District of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) announced that a new Student Fare Card will replace weekly student Transpasses starting in August. About 65,000 eligible students in Philadelphia will receive a SEPTA Student Fare Card, a contact-free, reusable chip card that students can use to get to and from…

School District of Philadelphia Educators Considered for the 2022 Music Educator Award

School District of Philadelphia Educators Considered for the 2022 Music Educator Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Three School District of Philadelphia music teachers have been selected as quarterfinalists for the 2022 Music Educator Award, a special award that will be presented by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum during GRAMMY Week 2022. The District staff, who are among the 219 music teachers from 204 cities in the…

School District Students Help Create New Mindfulness App

School District Students Help Create New Mindfulness App

Some School District of Philadelphia students can now add mobile app beta testers to their resumes. Seventeen students from Central High School and Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School helped to beta test the Inner Strength Mobile App, an app designed to support students’ mental and emotional wellness. The app teaches students how to relax,…

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District Speech Language Pathologist Wins State Achievement Award

Stephanie Ash, MA, CCC-SLP, a Speech-Language Pathologist and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Consultant at the School District of Philadelphia, won Pennsylvania’s 2021 Clinical Achievement Award. Presented by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, the award recognizes an individual within the state who has contributed to advancing knowledge in clinical practice in audiology or speech-language pathology. The…

LIVE! 2021 All Philadelphia High School Virtual Music Festival

LIVE! 2021 All Philadelphia High School Virtual Music Festival

The 2021 All Philadelphia High School Virtual Music Festival will premiere LIVE on Facebook on Monday, June 21 at noon. Watch Live at www.facebook.com/PhillySchools The All City Music Festival showcases the best young performers in the School District of Philadelphia. Due to the pandemic, this is the first-ever all digital festival in the program’s 70…

School District of Philadelphia to Acquire Five Electric School Buses, First of its Kind in the State

School District of Philadelphia to Acquire Five Electric School Buses, First of its Kind in the State

PHILADELPHIA, PA— The School District of Philadelphia announced the acquisition of five electric school buses for the 2021-2022 school year through the support of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) and its commitment to continue expanding the electric bus fleet by purchasing five per year to replace older diesel buses. The all-electric buses will be…

District to Make Some Adjustments to Graduation Schedule for Class of 2021

District to Make Some Adjustments to Graduation Schedule for Class of 2021

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The School District of Philadelphia recognizes that high school graduation is a significant milestone and is committed to celebrating our graduating seniors with a commencement ceremony. Our principals and staff have worked tirelessly to create safe opportunities for in-person graduations to take place this week. Due to the forecast calling for severe,…