Penn Charter’s honor society

Schools | May 6th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Penn Charter’s honor society, the Cum Laude Society, inducted 30 students – 22 seniors and eight juniors – on April 23. The Penn Charter chapter of the national society, established in 1908, celebrates Arete, Dike and Time – Excellence, Justice and Honor. The Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, rector of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, an Episcopal […]

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SCH Lower School students release trout into Wissahickon

Schools | May 6th, 2014 | Leave a comment

After six months of raising brook trout from eggs to fingerlings, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Lower School students released over 230 trout into the Wissahickon Creek in April. This was part of the Pennsylvania Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program, an interdisciplinary program in which students learn about coldwater conservation while raising trout in a […]

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NFA celebrates Shakespeare’s birthday

Schools | May 6th, 2014 | Leave a comment

It was much ado about Shakespeare on April 23 as the “Bard of Avon” turned 450. Culminating their study of the works of William Shakespeare and in a tribute to this anniversary, Norwood-Fontbonne’s eighth grade students hosted a Renaissance-themed street festival on campus. William Shakespeare himself greeted sixth- and seventh- grade fair goers, helping them […]

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Mexican exchange students at GFS

Schools | May 6th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Mexican students were the guests of ninth graders as part of an international exchange program that GFS has participated in for more than 28 years. The GFS students are returning the hospitality that they received when they visited Tlaxcala in February. Rachel Bradburd, GFS Spanish teacher and coordinator of the exchange program, says, “a sense […]

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SLIDESHOW: J.S. Jenks Playground Clean-up Day

Schools | May 5th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Created with flickr slideshow.   Along with spring comes spring cleaning. On Saturday, students, parents, teachers and volunteers participated in John Story Jenks Playground Clean-up Day. With their work-gloves on, the volunteers trimmed bushes, raked leaves, weeded, and cleaned the Children’s Park of Chestnut Hill. Fresh sand was added to the sandbox and over 90 […]

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SCH students recognized in science competition

Schools | May 1st, 2014 | Leave a comment

Bright ideas, solid research and teamwork won two teams from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy a berth as semifinalists in the Christopher Columbus Awards, a nationwide program that challenges middle-school students to explore opportunities for positive change in their communities. As a capstone to their immunology unit, two groups from SCH’s Middle School for Girls worked […]

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Local student on prize-winning science team

Schools | April 30th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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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SCH Academy students Rock the Runway to fight hunger

Schools | April 22nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

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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