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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…

All School District of Philadelphia Schools to Dismiss Students Early on Tuesday & Wednesday due to Excessive Heat

PHILADELPHIA — Due to the high temperatures forecasted, all School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss students at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29.  School-based employees are expected to work their normal work day and Administrative Offices will operate on regular business hours.  All after-school activities including all athletic programs and…

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…

After Extensive Building Improvements, District Schools Ready to Welcome Students Monday, August 27

More than 1,200 District staff and contractors prepared buildings over the summer PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia is gearing up to #RingTheBellPHL and welcome all students back to school on Monday, August 27, after an extensive schedule of work over the summer to help improve the safety and environmental conditions of school buildings….

District releases fifth bi-weekly summer building improvement update

The District’s operations staff have been 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…

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…

District Releases Fourth 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 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…