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March Teacher of the Month -Carly Barrist

March Teacher of the Month -Carly Barrist

Autism Support Teacher at Richard R. Wright Elementary School, Carly Barrist has been named Teacher of the Month for March, and it is clear why she has earned this prestigious honor. Carly maintains an asset-based mindset and explicitly frames differences as strengths daily in her classroom. She has 9 students between the ages of 5-8...
Inaugural Accelerate Philly Awards Celebrates Academic Excellence and Improvement

Inaugural Accelerate Philly Awards Celebrates Academic Excellence and Improvement

More than 600 School District of Philadelphia employees gathered for the first annual Accelerate Philly awards at Martin Luther King High School on April 5, 2024. The ceremony celebrated both excellence and improvement across various academic and professional metrics aligned to the Board of Education’s Goals and Guardrails, and the strategic priorities outlined in the District’s five-year strategic...
How to Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse

How to Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse

April 6, 2024 What schools are doing on Monday, April 8 — the day of the solar eclipse. Schools will use this natural event as a unique learning opportunity for students offering eclipses-themed activities and lessons during science classes. Parents/Guardians who are concerned about children looking at the sun during dismissal may pick them up…

Registration for Summer Programs is Open Now

Registration for Summer Programs is Open Now

SHQIP |  عربي | 汉语 |  Français |  ខ្មែរ  |  Português |  Pусский |  Español |  Việt April 1, 2024 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, I am happy to announce that registration for School District of Philadelphia Summer Programs is now open for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Registration information for all programs is specific to each program.  Click on the program you want, for more details and registration…

GAMP junior wins first place at Lancaster Women's Symphony Association Competition

GAMP junior wins first place at Lancaster Women’s Symphony Association Competition

Girard Academic Music Program’s Isabel Morales is making waves for her musical talent outside of the District. The junior recently won first place in the strings division at the Lancaster Women’s Symphony Competition. As part of the prize, she will perform the first movement of Dvorak Cello Concerto on June 15 with the Allegro Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster. Isabel’s achievement…

Social Work Spotlights - Social Work Month

Social Work Spotlights – Social Work Month

This March we will honor our talented social workers. We hope you will enjoy reading these profiles as much as we enjoyed creating them. Remember, there are hundreds of other social workers who weren't highlighted here, so make sure to celebrate the ones that you know on social media using #SDPThankASocialWorker! Gennefer HallDevon SmithKatharine CunninghamMadeleine...
District to Pilot In-School Support System for Students Who Experience Trauma Outside of School

District to Pilot In-School Support System for Students Who Experience Trauma Outside of School

PHILADELPHIA — Recognizing the impact of trauma on student academic achievement, the School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) are partnering to provide an extra layer of support for students following a traumatic event outside of school. Thanks to a $1 million grant issued by the Bureau of Justice Assistance through the Office…

District School Nurse Named Pennsylvania School Nurse of the Year

District School Nurse Named Pennsylvania School Nurse of the Year

Rhawnhurst School Nurse Emily Hunter, M.Ed., BS, RN, CSN, has been named the 2024 Pennsylvania School Nurse of the Year. She was selected among seven finalists across the state by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) for her outstanding service to the students and staff of the School District of Philadelphia.  “Congratulations to Emily…

A Spring Health Update

A Spring Health Update

SHQIP |  عربي | 汉语 |  Français |  ខ្មែរ  |  Português |  Pусский |  Español |  Việt March 22, 2024 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, As the season changes, the weather gets warmer, and we typically engage in more social time with friends, family, and acquaintances. Therefore, we wanted to share this spring health update…

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Post-Lottery Review Process for School Year 2024-25

SHQIP | العربية | 汉语 | Français | ខ្មែរ | Português | Русский | Español | Việt March 18, 2024 Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, As we approach the end of school selection for the 2024-2025 school year, we want to share an important update about what is happening in the coming weeks. One…