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Archive for January, 2024

EAC Visits C. W. Henry

EAC Visits C. W. Henry

The Environmental Advisory Council went on a field trip to learn more about the District’s management of environmental conditions in our buildings. The council’s quarterly meeting was held Monday evening, Feb. 5, at the C.W. Henry on Carpenter Lane in the city’s Mount Airy neighborhood. The main school building was originally constructed beginning in 1906,…

Students Design Elements of the New Thomas Holme School

Students Design Elements of the New Thomas Holme School

Students from kindergarten to 8th grade were chosen to participate in the first phase of designing the new Thomas Holme Elementary School building. The building will be a modern facility spanning over 88,000 square feet and will be able to accommodate up to 1200 students. During the charrette process, students had the opportunity to collaborate…

Grand Opening of T.M. Peirce Elementary

Grand Opening of T.M. Peirce Elementary

The Office of Capital Programs recently hosted a Grand Opening ribbon-cutting event for the new T.M. Peirce Elementary School, which is designed to offer 21st-century learning environments and energy-efficient systems. Spread across 77,000 square feet and with three stories, it is a modern facility that aims for LEED Gold certification. The event showcased current students…

MLK Day of Service in Partnership with Perryman Shoemaker

MLK Day of Service in Partnership with Perryman Shoemaker

The Capital Programs team, in partnership with Perryman Shoemaker and the Construction and Design teams, organized a “Day of Service” event at the Cassidy Construction Site to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Instead of planning a march or a luncheon, they decided to perform acts of service to make the neighborhood cleaner….

Capital Programs Awarded Three 2023 SMIP Grants

Capital Programs Awarded Three 2023 SMIP Grants

The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Capital Programs has been awarded three SMIP Grants for stormwater projects. The grants, totaling $2.5 million, were submitted to The Philadelphia Water Department to create new inclusive schoolyards that include stormwater management systems, greening, and more for the following schools: S Weir Mitchell, Benjamin Comegys, and Avery D….