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#TwoBlue: Greenfield, Meredith Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Superintendent, Mayor and School Communities celebrate being honored by the U.S. Dept. of Education PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Education recognized two schools within the School District of Philadelphia as National Blue Ribbon Schools: Albert M. Greenfield and William M. Meredith elementary schools. “The School District of Philadelphia congratulates both Greenfield and Meredith schools…

School District launches #FindYourFit Campaign

As School Selection begins for the 2019-2020 School Year, students and families can explore various educational options PHILADELPHIA — School District of Philadelphia officials announced to families, students and community members that the K-12 School Selection Process for the 2019-2020 school year starts on Friday, September 21, and runs through 5 p.m. Friday, November 2….

Philly Native and Rapper, Meek Mill, donates 6,000 PUMA Backpacks to District Students

PHILADELPHIA— On, Wednesday, August 29, rapper Meek Mill and Dream Chasers announced their donations of more than 6,000 backpacks to 12 schools throughout the School District of Philadelphia. The announcement took place at Mill’s alma mater, James G. Blaine Elementary School, where he personally handed out backpacks to students. “Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched…

Mayor, Superintendent, Elected Officials, Students and Families #RingTheBellPHL for Start of School

School year marks first time students in all grades begin on same day PHILADELPHIA – School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Principal Ariel Lajara, City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, students and families helped to #RingTheBellPHL and celebrated the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year with the traditional bell-ringing at…

Mayor, Superintendent, and Philadelphia Phillies Encourage City to #RingTheBellPHL for Start of School

First day of school for students in all grades is Monday, Aug. 27 PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia today teamed up with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park to remind families and students that school starts for all grades on Monday, August 27, and to officially unveil its #RingTheBellPHL campaign. “We want…

School District Honors Graduates of AP Capstone Program from Northeast High School

Fourteen NEHS Alumni are first in District to graduate with AP Capstone distinction PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia  celebrated the first student graduates of Northeast High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone program, a rigorous, two-year diploma program designed to prepare students for college and career by developing their critical thinking, collaboration, time management…

District releases third bi-weekly summer building improvement update

The District’s operations staff are working throughout the summer to accelerate school improvement projects to ensure safe, healthy, and welcoming environments for students and staff when school starts on August 27th. To keep parents and school communities updated on the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District is releasing progress reports every…

School District Celebrates Groundbreaking of New, State-of-the-Art Livestock Center at W.B. Saul High School Facility to enhance academic opportunities for 200 students

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia today broke ground on a new, $1 million state-of-the-art Livestock Center at W. B. Saul High School, the only school in the state dedicated to agriculture and food science, horticulture, animal science and natural resource management. “Saul High School has long provided unique opportunities for our students interested…

Application now open for Board of Education non-voting student representative

The Board of Education will include a non-voting student representative that serves in an advisory capacity to represent the interests of students in Philadelphia. Student applicants must be a resident of the City of Philadelphia and attend a Philadelphia public school. They must also be in 11th or 12th grade during their term as student…

District Releases First Bi-weekly Summer Building Improvement Update

The District’s operations staff are working throughout the summer to accelerate school improvement projects to ensure safe, healthy, and welcoming environments for students and staff when school starts on August 27th. To keep parents and school communities updated of the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District is releasing progress reports every…