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This holiday season, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy student entrepreneurs join the traditional fun and festivities of Chestnut Hill’s Stag & Doe nights with a pop-up shop featuring their ventures. more
While Breakthrough has been operating out of the GFS campus for 27 years, it is now an official part of the 175 year-old school. more
Musicopia has now served about 360,000 students, including some in northwest Philadelphia. more
Rep. Chris Rabb received three, very well written and researched letters from high schoolers in his district. Their teacher gave them an assignment to contact one of their elected representatives about one or more issues they cared about. more
I implore Representative Rabb to take further action on the memorandums that he delivered in the past month, specifically regarding those that want to ban Native American mascots in schools and … more
My name is Mikaela Finlay and I am a student in the School District of Philadelphia. I am writing to suggest that Representative Chris Rabb sponsor a bill that would institute protections for transgender students at a state-wide level. more
Representative Rabb has done a great job in representing the 200th legislative district. I am writing this today to urge him to prioritize passing legislation that increases equity in public school funding. more
Back when teachers from across Northwest Philadelphia used to patronize the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy, many would strike up conversations with the staff. At some point, the conversation would … more
Elodie Breslin, a seventh-grader at Our Mother of Consolation School on East Chestnut Hill Avenue, placed third in the city-wide art contest to design the "I Voted" sticker handed out at the polls this year.  more
When members of Wissahickon Garden Club’s conservation committee learned about Longwood Garden’s work to reintroduce the Pink Lady’s Slipper orchid locally, they teamed up. Springside Chestnut Hill students took to the woods adjacent to the McCausland Lower School and gave the seedlings a new home. more
October is Bully Prevention Month.  Our nation and its schools spent the month spreading the message about bullying, the effects of bullying, and what can be done to prevent it. Some students talk about standing up for one another more
The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has recognized Our Mother of Consolation Parish School as a 2021 School of Distinction for exceeding growth expectations and benchmarks in academic achievement. more
A court challenge to the statewide mask mandate for all K-12 schools and daycare facilities seemed to end October 21 when a joint, bi-partisan committee decided 7-4 that the Acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Health does have the authority to mandate masks. On November 10, the Commonwealth Court of PA ruled 4-1 against the mandate. more
SCH student Grayson Wade on lowering the mask and discovering a personal identity. more
Although Madeline Pendleton has retired as a crossing guard, she still works at Jenks part-time as a teacher's assistant. “But the main reason I want this article,” she said, “is that I want the kids to know I am still alive. I heard a rumor that because they no longer see me on the corner at Southampton and Germantown, some thought I had died.” more
Miquon will celebrate its 90th anniversary throughout 2022 with events ranging from shared meal gatherings, community-led campus improvements, special events during its traditional Spring Fair, and the publication of a keepsake of historical memories. more
Andrew Wolf, the Springside Chestnut Hill math teacher who was arrested and charged with multiple child exploitation offenses on Oct. 7, is being held without bail in federal detention while new … more
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is proud to host an informative and timely conversation for the community about the current crisis in Afghanistan featuring two expert panelists with deep ties to the … more
The 100th Anniversary activities for Norwood-Fontbonne Academy were scheduled for last year, but like many other things, the schedule changed. more
The artworks in this exhibition, created individually and collectively by Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students of the classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023, reflect their feelings, thoughts, and accomplishments during the year forced away from their classmates. more
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