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Letter to Families on March 14 Nationwide Walkout

Posted on March 8, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

The following letter was sent home to students and families on behalf of Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, regarding the nationwide student walkout on March 14:   “March 6, 2018 Dear Parents and Guardians: In light of the most recent school shooting tragedy in Florida, students across the nation…

School District Principals Recognized by Lindback Foundation for Outstanding Leadership

Posted on March 2, 2018
Categories: Good News, Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — Seven principals from The School District of Philadelphia have received the annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership. The 2018 recipients are: Dywonne Davis-Harris, Potter-Thomas Elementary School; Dr. Ted Domers, G.W. Carver High School of Engineering and Science; Jodan Floyd, AMY Northwest Middle School; John Piniat, Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences; Deana…

Join Local Students for Black History Month Celebrations

Posted on February 12, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

Students from across Philadelphia study Black Culture and Showcase their Talents PHILADELPHIA — This February all across the School District of Philadelphia students are celebrating Black History Month. Part of the aim of the month is to recognize significant contributions black people have made to America and the world throughout history. There are several opportunities…

SRC to vote February 22 on Seven New Charter Applications

Posted on February 5, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — The School Reform Commission (SRC) will hold a special meeting to consider seven new charter applications on February 22nd at 4 p.m. The meeting will take place at the School District of Philadelphia building, in the auditorium. The SRC will allow time for the public to speak before the vote. Individuals hoping to…

Philadelphia Public Schools Now Accepting Applications for All Teaching and Counseling Positions for the 2018-2019 School Year

Posted on January 22, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia has opened its teacher and school counselor application process for the 2018-2019 school year, over a month earlier than last year. “This is a great time to be a teacher or counselor in Philadelphia’s public schools. Not only is there tremendous momentum and progress taking place in our…

School District Opens Registration Process for Kindergarten Students

Posted on January 16, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia today opened kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year for children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018. “Enrollment in kindergarten is one of the first steps parents can take in setting their children up for long-term success,” said Dr. William R. Hite,…

School District, La Salle University Partner on Community Scholars Program

Posted on January 10, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

Initiative allows high school students to enroll in choice of college courses PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia on Wednesday joined with La Salle University to announce a partnership through which high-achieving high school students will be enrolled in college courses during this spring 2018 semester. They will take their first class on January…

School District Marks Expanded Breakfast Programs, Part of the District’s Overall Effort to Improve Attendance

Posted on January 9, 2018
Categories: Good News, Press Releases

Francis Scott Key Elementary a stellar example of positive impacts of the program PHILADELPHIA —  On Tuesday, January 9, Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, Councilwoman Helen Gym, Councilman Mark Squilla and other officials visited Francis Scott Key Elementary School to mark increased participation in its breakfast program and how…

School District, Read by 4th and iHeartMedia Join Forces for #AttendanceHero Contest

Posted on January 3, 2018
Categories: Press Releases

Social Media Initiative Encourages Adults to Share Tips About Getting Students to School On Time Each Day  PHILADELPHIA — Following solid gains in student attendance in schools across the city, The School District of Philadelphia is joining with Read by 4th and iHeartMedia to encourage families and students to continue this positive trend to ensure…

Commodore John Barry Elementary School Students Surprised with Backpacks, School Supplies for the Holidays

Posted on December 21, 2017
Categories: Good News, Press Releases

The Kids In Need Foundation Donates 25,000 Backpacks Across the District PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia, in partnership with The Kids In Need Foundation, today helped surprise approximately 400 students at Commodore John Barry Elementary School with new backpacks and school supplies, just in time for the winter break. The event was part…