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Letter from the Superintendent: The March 14 Student Walkout

Posted on March 5, 2018
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In light of the most recent school shooting tragedy in Florida, students across the nation are trying to find constructive ways to deal with the aftermath of this horrific event. As a result, on March 14 students from all across the country are planning to walk out of school for 17 minutes in solidarity with...
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Coming March 12, 2018: New Parent & Family Portal!

On March 12, 2018, the School District of Philadelphia will launch a new Parent & Family Portal through Infinite Campus. The School District of Philadelphia is proud to offer a tool that parents and family members may use to stay connected to their child and their school. The School District of Philadelphia’s Parent & Family Portal gives you access...
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Introducing Dr. Natalie Mathurin, Our New Medical Director of Student Support Services

Posted on March 4, 2018
Categories: District News, Focus on FACE, March 2018
For the first time ever, the School District of Philadelphia has a Medical Director who will support our students’ health! Focus on FACE interviewed Dr. Natalie Mathurin about her new position and how she plans to promote health and wellness in our schools. Focus on FACE: Tell us about your new position as Medical Director...
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March Madness (For Reading!)

Posted on February 23, 2018
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Categories: Focus on FACE, Literacy, March 2018
Even though the confetti hasn’t quite cleared from the Super Bowl parade (GO EAGLES!)—basketball fever is about to sweep the nation. Here are a few fun things to do after the game to help your child with reading: Play a game of “HORSE.” The first person to miss a shot gets a letter. After a few...
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Read a message from District Medical Director about the Flu

Posted on February 23, 2018
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Categories: District News, FACE News, Focus on FACE, March 2018
Flu season is upon us and has hit students and adults alike especially hard this year. School District of Philadelphia Medical Director and Deputy Chief Health Services Natalie Mathurin gives a few tips for families on taking care of students with the flu: Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water...
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Educational Services and Tablets available for Philly Youth in HUD-Assisted Housing

Project SOAR is a new demonstration program reflecting HUD’s commitment to expand educational services to youth living in HUD- assisted housing. The SOAR program will link PHA youth with an Education Navigator who will assist them in getting prepared for college by helping them complete the FAFSA online, research scholarships, grants and loans, and assist...
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Family School Partnership Award Winner: James J. Sullivan School

When Renee Morley became the principal of James J. Sullivan School in 2013, she knew there was work to be done with family and community engagement. She made a commitment to the work and poured resources into making her vision a reality. Five years later, Principal Morley has achieved her goals and then some with...
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School Grants Available from Action for Healthy Kids

Fruits and vegetables OK, so you’re ready to make change happen at school! Despite wanting to do what’s best for students’ health, many schools lack the necessary resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and stay physically active. Action for Healthy Kids has provided $7.7 million in grants to schools since 2009...
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Philadelphia Science Festival to Hold STEM Career Showcase

Do you have a student in grades 8-12 who is interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Then you should check out the STEM Career Showcase offered by the Philadelphia Science Festival and the Franklin Institute. When: Friday, March 16, 2018, 3 PM - 7 PM Where: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Christopher Columbus Blvd....
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Warren G. Harding Middle School Hosts a Successful Math and Literacy Night

On a Wednesday night in January, Warren G. Harding Middle School hosted its first Math and Literacy Night. Warren G. Harding is located in the Frankford area of Philadelphia and enrolls about 780 students. Math and Literacy Night was an event that had long been on Principal Mary Sanchez’s mind. She’d been trying to get...