Springside Chestnut Hill Academy wins grant for restoring historic library

Schools October 1, 2014 0 Comments

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy recently received a grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation, which is primarily dedicated to funding architectural and historic preservation in the Philadelphia area. The school has used the grant — one of the largest foundation gifts given to the school in support of facilities — to renovate and restore the […]
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GFS students bond at annual activity fair

Schools October 1, 2014 0 Comments

On a recent crisp fall morning, Upper Schoolers at Germantown Friends School gathered on the campus Commons to promote almost 60 student-led clubs available to students. The Community Jams Club performed, the Earthquake student-newspaper staff displayed their new website, the Theater Tech Club erected a huge archway that they built for a professional production, the […]
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GFS Celebrates Late Music Teacher Don Kawash

Schools October 1, 2014 0 Comments

Germantown Friends School hosted a Tribute Concert in honor of beloved former GFS music and history teacher and nationally acclaimed Ragtime pianist Don Kawash. Performers will include: Obie Award winner Michael Friedman ’93 (formerly of Chestnut Hill), David Buffum ’88 (formerly of Chestnut Hill), Larry Hoenig (Mount Airy), Keisha Hutchins ’93 (formerly of Mount Airy), […]
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Fans gather at SCH to watch the Taney Dragons

News, Schools August 16, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani Close to a hundred fans gathered in the courtyard at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy to watch and cheer the Taney Dragons in the first game of the Little League World Series. Hailing from South Philadelphia, The Dragons, in only their second year of Little League play, have snowballed into a local sensation after […]
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Jenks to reopen with a new name

News, Schools August 13, 2014 9 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani When the school year begins in September, the John Story Jenks School will officially be known as Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. The change was two years in the making, Principal Mary Lynskey said. She said the school had to draft a resolution, explain the reasoning behind the change, and […]
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High drama at Germantown Friends theater camps

Schools July 17, 2014 0 Comments

There is high drama at Germantown Friends School this summer with the introduction of two new theater camps. On stage, third- through sixth-grade students are performing plays they have written, produced and directed themselves in an improv Acting Camp; backstage, high-school students are designing and building sets that will be used in a professional production […]
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Penn Charter course teaches the art of giving

Schools July 9, 2014 0 Comments

On the final day of Penn Charter’s Philanthropy 101 summer course, one of the few courses in U.S. high schools that teaches students the art, science and meaning of philanthropy, students presented a grant proposal for a playground project at a Philadelphia public school and made a gift of $2,500 to the Broad Street Ministry. […]
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GFS students question the Mayor on Stop-and-Frisk

Schools July 9, 2014 2 Comments

On Thursday, June 26, 11 Germantown Friends School Upper School students sat in large brass-studded leather chairs around a table with the City of Philadelphia seal emblazoned at the center in a private conference room in City Hall. The rumble of the subway shook the floor under their feet, but didn’t rattle their nerves as […]
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OMC students win grant for gardening club

News, Schools July 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Siobhan Gleason Our Mother of Consolation Parish School was recently awarded a Green Warrior Student Grant for $450 from the local organization Green in Chestnut Hill to start a gardening club for the upper grades after their success with the younger grades. The school’s gardening club was only available for students up to fourth […]
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SEPTA’s Mobile Museum takes students’ art around the city

News, Schools June 17, 2014 2 Comments

Mobile Museum

by Kevin Dicciani The Fresh Artists Mobile Museum of Mini-Masterpieces – a SEPTA bus covered inside and out with the artwork of 33 local students – took to the road and visited the public schools of the students whose artwork is featured on the first-ever “rolling art museum.” The bus was made possible by an […]
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