Philadelphia Home and School Council
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Recent Announcements

  • Phillies visited McKinley School 2 days ago Darryl MurphyThe Phillie Phanatic strikes a pose with the students at McKinley Elementary on Wednesday.a a a  -  +Before tonight’s game against the White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Andres Blanco and catcher Jorge Alfaro visited students and faculty at McKinley Elementary School in North Philadelphia to celebrate Roberto Clemente Day.The Phillie Phanatic made a surprise appearance to warm up the crowd and perform a routine with the school’s 8th-grade dance troupe, the Hype Team.Afterward, Alfaro and Blanco joined the students on the school playground for a brief question-and-answer session.“It’s a pleasure to be here,” Alfaro said through a Spanish translator. “And I hope you enjoy the visit because we ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2016, 7:20 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • With new middle school, Science Leadership Academy looks to prove itself A temporary home for the new West Philadelphia middle school modeled after the highly touted, inquiry-based Science Leadership Academy was announced Wednesday.The new SLA middle school will open this fall at Drexel University’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in Powelton Village. For at least two years, the school will rent a part of the center as it awaits construction of its permanent home at the site of the former University City High School, now owned by Drexel.  “We’re delighted to host SLA-MS at the Dornsife Center in the coming years,” said Lucy Kerman, vice provost for university and community partnerships at Drexel, which is a partner of both schools. “It is a ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2016, 7:12 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Visit from our governor Brad Larrison for NewsWorksGov. Wolf visits a classroom at Baldi Middle School in Northeast Philadelphia.a a a  -  +Pennsylvania's Gov. Wolf visited Baldi Middle School in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday to tout increases that state has made in education funding and push for more.Sylvia Ramos, 13, a reporter for The Baldi Times, was ready for him.The 8th grader asked whether Wolf had a plan in place so that her teachers wouldn't have to spend their own money on school supplies.The governor’s response: “I’m trying.”The most recent state budget contained about $50 million in added money for the School District of Philadelphia, which enabled the District to hire more nurses and counselors ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2016, 7:07 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • High School Fair information  High School Fair will take place on October 14th and 15th at the PA Convention Center!This year we are offering a special opportunity for your organization.  On Friday, October 14th the Fair will be open exclusively to groups of middle school students from 2:00pm-5:00pm! This is a great opportunity for the students of SDP to learn about their high school options and experience the Fair in a field trip setting.All interested groups must register for a 45 minute time slot on Friday, October 14th to bring their students to the Fair. The registration deadline is September 28, 2016.Even if your organization cannot attend the Fair as a group, we need ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 11:01 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Early dismissal Friday September 9. Weather Alert Due to the high temperatures forecasted for tomorrow, all School District of Philadelphia schools will dismiss early at 12:00 noon tomorrow, Friday, September 9. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development classes scheduled for Friday are canceled as well. All District early childhood centers will remain open as per their regular schedule. In addition, administrative offices will be open according to their regular schedule.
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 10:57 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • It's that time of year again ,School time Okay everyone, time to get pumped up for another school year. Put the kids on a schedule, get uniforms, shoes, lunch pails,and most importantly updated physicals! And please make sure you ask for the student code of conduct. Not everyone is fortunate enough to to have access to a computer, laptop, I pad etc. you have a right to ask for a hard copy.
    Posted Aug 29, 2016, 7:33 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Great news from Sauls students This summer 5 Saul students and Mr. Smith were selected to represent Saul Media Club during a two week Youth News Team (YNT) program during the Democratic National Convention. There was a total of four high schools selected to participate in this journalism bootcamp, which paired students with local media outlets to produce news segments based on student interest and perspectives. The YNT reporters representing W. B. Saul were Victoria Thornton (Class of ‘17), Carmela Marcellino (‘17), Catrinia Marcellino (‘17), Tisharah Morton (‘19), and Kayla West (‘19).  The Saul Media Club’s YNT was paired with WHYY’s NewsWorks online magazine. On Thursday, August 26, 2016 three of the news reports produced during the YNT camp were posted on NewsWork ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2016, 7:10 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • Office ofEmergency Management Services A message to share with all.Hello community partners,We are hosting the largest exercise in the history of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and we need your help to pull it off!On Saturday September 17th we are testing our Mass Care and Shelter Plan! The exercise will include establishing multiple no notice shelters across the City. We need volunteers as exercise “actors” to play the role of “evacuee” at these shelters as part of “Operation SheltEx”. See attached flyer and please promote within your networks – all are welcome (including pets) and lunch is included! For additional information and to register online: me know if you ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2016, 7:07 PM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • School year 2016-2017 is fast approaching. Back to school Celebration is August 26, at 9:00am School of the Future.Summer is nearing, time to shop for uniforms, school supplies, and figure out schedules. Please check the School District Website for the school calendar. September 1st is the opening of 9th grade orientation and closes on the 6th. First day for grades 1-12 and Head-start and Bright Futures is Thursday September 8, 2016.
    Posted Jul 29, 2016, 8:36 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
  • End of 2015-2016 School Year. Philadelphia Home and School Council would like to say, Congratulations to ALL Graduates, you have succeeded and are moving on to a higher plateau. Whatever your future holds for you, remember always from where you recieved your education and the support of those who cared. Good luck young adult.
    Posted Jun 17, 2016, 3:59 AM by Rosemarie Hatcher
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