Local student on prize-winning science team

Schools April 30, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Chestnut Hill resident Alex Wallace is one member of a team of 20 students from 9th to 12th grade at Academy at Palumbo in South Philadelphia, that was selected as one of five grand prize winners in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Contest. Wallace, 17, a senior at Academy at Palumbo, will […]
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Penn Charter students gain experience at day of service

Schools April 22, 2014 0 Comments

On the Darryl J. Ford Middle School Day of Service, students and teachers at Penn Charter embraced the words of William Penn and the theme of the current school year: “Do good with what thou hast.” The day opened with Head of School Darryl J. Ford speaking about the meaning and value of service to […]
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SCH Academy students Rock the Runway to fight hunger

Schools April 22, 2014 0 Comments

SCH Academy’s Rock the Runway (RTR) celebrated its fifth birthday at the 2014 show and raised over $5,000 the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. The fashion show—including over 40 student models, student performances, and raffle baskets with gift certificates from local Chestnut Hill stores—was organized by Leah Beight and co-heads Lauren Witonsky and Mary Siltman, […]
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GFS celebrates National Library Week

Schools April 22, 2014 0 Comments

The Friends Free Library at Germantown Friends School celebrated National Library Week by asking library visitors (students, employees, parents and community members) to share how libraries have changed their lives. “It has been so much fun to hear all of the different stories,” said library assistant Kathryn Murphy. People wrote on a dry-erase sign and […]
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SCH Academy students receive honors at George Washington Carver Science Fair

Schools April 16, 2014 0 Comments

The best 11th and 12th grade students in the city of Philadelphia come together at the George Washington Carver Science Fair to present and display their research to a group of judges/scientists. An outstanding 16 of 18 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy students received honors at the Fair this year. SCH students won 1st place medals […]
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Catholic values practiced at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy

Schools April 16, 2014 0 Comments

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students put their faith into action during Lent. In collaboration with Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program, students offered prayers and collected coins throughout the liturgical season. “Lent is a time for prayer, reflection, and sacrifice among Catholics worldwide,” explained Erin Wallin, NFA fifth-grade teacher who coordinated the school-wide effort. “At NFA, we […]
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Norwood offers tips for children and social media

Schools April 10, 2014 0 Comments

Have you ever heard of Snap Chat? Chances are your child has, and he or she may be using the popular instant photo-messaging app to be social with their friends. Norwood-Fontbonne Academy helped shed light on this and other forms of social media by sponsoring a recent parent education night. Chris Durante Visco, an NFA […]
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GFS Latino student group to host UFW organizer

Schools April 9, 2014 0 Comments

“Despite what some people might think, many things can be done to improve the lives of migrant farm workers,” said Germantown Friends School senior Ricardo Jaramillo, co-leader of the student affinity club Latinos Unidos. The group is inviting the community to a fund-raiser at GFS’s Friends Free Library from 7 to 9 p.m Friday, April […]
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SCH hosts district robotics competition

Schools March 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Vanneman Thirty four area high schools gathered at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy this past weekend for FIRST, for inspiration and recognition of science and technology, Robotics Springside Chestnut Hill District Competition. Started in 1989 by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen, FIRST was created to inspire young people to pursue education and career opportunities […]
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Norwood-Fontbonne welcomes Archbishop Ryan Academy friends

Schools March 19, 2014 0 Comments

Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf has a very special place in the hearts of Norwood-Fontbonne students. A long-standing relationship with the school, located in Philadelphia’s Juniata section, is just one of many aspects that makes up NFA’s fully integrated Service Learning curriculum. NFA Junior Level Montessori Service Learning experience has a particular focus on […]
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