Cheltenham SD Weekly News Share

Friday, November 10

THIS WEEK'S THEME: SIGNINGS, SIGNINGS & MORE SIGNINGS!

Alexis Crosby Signs with Syracuse with Excitement and Relief

Wednesday afternoon, Cheltenham High School Senior Alexis Crosby signed her commitment letter to attend Syracuse University on a track scholarship and her emotions were a mix of excitement and relief.


“It’s a real stress reliever,” said Crosby, who is planning on majoring in occupational therapy next year at Syracuse. “It’s been a build-up since 8th grade and to know where I’m going is a huge stress reliever. I’m very excited.”


“This has been a surreal experience,” said Denise Crosby, Alexis’ mother. “I’m overjoyed. She’s dedicated herself so intensely to competing and improving, both on the track and in the classroom.” Her dad, Anthony, said, “It’s a proud moment. We saw she had a talent early on and she set a goal. Today, she achieved it.”


CAPTION (l. to r.): Denise Crosby, mother; Alexis; Phyllis Grady, grandmother; Anthony Crosby, father

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Brielle Lewis signs with Fordham University

Please show your Panther Pride for CHS track athlete Brielle Lewis who has signed with Fordham University. Brielle was surrounded by her family, friends, teammates, and coaches this week as they gathered to celebrate this momentous occasion.


Members of Brielle's family who were present included her mother Maria Lewis, her father Lance Lewis, her sister and CSD 7th grader Alana Lewis, and her uncle Mark Anderson. Brielle's close friends Sadiyah Rashied, Lillianna Kellogg, and Ashley McGhee were there along with teammates Brianna Smith, Janelle Williams, Savannah Latimer, MaryGrace Rittler, Alexis Crosby, Ni'Asia Williams, and Arianna Wallace. Also in attendance were coaches, Jerome Lowery and Kelly Jensen.



Congratulations Brielle! #thisischeltenham

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Jack Clark signs with LaSalle for basketball

“It’s not every day you get to sign with a Division I school,” said Cheltenham High School Senior Jack Clark after signing his commitment letter to attend LaSalle Unversity on a basketball scholarship. “I get to play the sport I love for the next four years at a great college. It feels great. I love it and it’s very exciting,” said Clark, who plans to major in sport management or business at LaSalle next year.


Jack’s mother, Jill, was extremely proud during the happy occasion, saying, that she, “always knew he would be college bound with all his AP and Honors courses and his athletic ability. He had 16 D-1 offers, but I’m glad he picked the home town school.”


“We’ve been in the gym since he could pick up a basketball,” said Jack’s father, Tony. He deserves this. He put in the time in the classroom and on the court. I’m extremely proud and very happy for him.”


PICTURED (l. to r.): Jack’s dad, Tony Clark; Jack Clark; and Jack’s mother, Jill Clark

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STUDENTS AT ELKINS PARK SCHOOL PARTICIPATE IN THREE LUNCH & LEARN EXPERIENCES

Technology

Brandon Lutz, Supervisor of Instructional Technology, and Lisa Rock, Technology Staff Developer, held a session on Drones. Students learned how drones work and how they are used. They also saw the drone in action! Click the links below for the slideshow and a short video of the sessions.

https://youtu.be/uk-a3sU5-Hc

https://sites.google.com/cheltenham.org/edtech/the-i-c-e-box/drones


Food and Health

Rabiya Bower, Certified Nutritionist at Giant in Flourtown, created “My Plate” wraps, which contained foods from each food group. The students learned about the four food groups and what portions a healthy plate should contain. Mrs. Bower will be back in December to continue her series on making healthy and delicious food choices.


Brain Boosters

Retired teacher Steve Kallish meets with the Brain Boosters lunch group twice a month to work on problem solving, strategy games and other fun, brain stretching activities.


If you have a cool job or hobby you would like to share, please contact Shareese Nelson at snelson@cheltenham.org.

INSTANT DECISION DAYS!

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY

Please show your PANTHER PRIDE to the following students...Jacqueline Washington, Michelle Ampofo, Gianna Williams, Sofia Reisinger, and Nzinga Holloman were accepted to Fairleigh Dickinson University. They were awarded $117,000.00 in combined merit money! Way to go! #thisischeltenham

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CABRINI COLLEGE

The following students were accepted at Cabrini College during an Instant Decision Day event this week! #thisischeltenham

Christopher Choitz
Saiyah Rashied
Dana Nelson
Danielle Melendez
Michelle Ampofo
Rachel Dyer


(Not Pictured)
Kevin Dinh
Infinity Henry

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HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF EFFORTS AT ELKINS PARK

Selena Thorpe and Ambar Ramirez, bot sixth graders at Elkins Park helped to organize the donation drive and Pajama Day fundraiser to support residents of Puerto Rico. The staff and students raised over $300 to help with the shipping cost of the donations generously supplied by EP families.

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BLUE & GOLD COMPETITION KICKS -OFF

The Senior Class kicked off this year's Blue & Gold Competition with the annual Senior Powderpuff Football game and Cheer Competition. The senior girls played in a fierce game resulting in a win for the Gold team! The Blue boys earned points for their team in the halftime cheer competition. Following tradition, the cheers reveal the names for this year's teams... The Blue Nineties vs. The Gold Seventies in our Battle of the Decades!!

FRIENDLY REMINDERS:

Wednesday, November 15th is an early dismissal day.

Dismissal times as follows:


Elementary - 2:45 pm

Elkins Park - 2:37 pm

Cedarbrook - 2:03 pm

CHS - 1:25 pm


Monday, November 20 - K-8 Holiday Dismissal & Parent Teacher Conferences

Dismissal as follows:


Elementary - 1:00 pm

Elkins Park - 1:00 pm

Cedarbrook - 12:00 pm


Tuesday, November 21 - CHS Holiday Dismissal & Parent Teacher Conferences


Cheltenham High School will be dismissed at 1:57 pm

*No School for K-8


All students return Monday, November 27th.

CBKTheatre Presents: 12 ANGRY JURORS

Join CBKTheatre on November 9th and 10th for its fall production of 12 Angry Jurors. Based on the iconic film, 12 Angry Jurors takes place in a New York City courthouse as a jury commences deliberating the case of an 18-year-old boy from a slum who is on trial for allegedly stabbing his father to death. If there is any reasonable doubt they are to return a verdict of not guilty. If found guilty, the boy will receive a death sentence. 12 Angry Jurors explores many techniques of consensus-building and the difficulties encountered in the process— among a group of people whose range of personalities and experiences adds intensity and conflict.


The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at CHS Little Theatre. Don't miss your chance to see another great CBKTheatre production!


You may buy your tickets on the online payment center here https://cheltenham.revtrak.net/ or at the door! It is suggested that students who attend should be Elkins Park age or above. It's a serious and mature play but not inappropriate in any way.


Please contact Mrs. Robin Rosenberg, Director, at rrosenberg@cheltenham.org, or Mr. Noah Mallitz, Producer, at nmallitz@cheltenham.org, with any questions.

#thisischeltenham

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CHECK OUT "THE CRUCIBLE" AT CHS NEXT WEEKEND

Don't miss the Cheltenham High School Fall Play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The talented cast of 17 and 15-person crew has worked hard to bring the world of the Salem Witch Trials to life. Performances will be held on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 in Stretton Hall. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Contact Molly Lazer (mlazer@cheltenham.org) with any questions.
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UPCOMING MEETINGS

FACILITIES/FINANCIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 7pm

2000 Ashbourne Road Elkins Park, PA 19027

LIAISON MEETING

Monday, Nov. 20th, 8am

Administration Building; 2000 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park, PA, 19027

REGULAR LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEETING

Tuesday, Nov. 21st, 7:45pm

2000 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027

EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, Nov. 28th, 6:30pm

Administration Building; 2000 Ashbourne Road; Elkins Park, PA 19027

AGENDA FOR NOV. 28 EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS MEETING

Meeting Protocol

  • Committee meetings are conducted by the identified co-chair.
  • Agenda items listed below will be presented.
  • After each agenda item is presented, the presiding chair will first call upon board members for questions and comments.
  • The presiding chair will then open the conversation to the community members for public comment, who will identify themselves and the part of the township where they reside. The presiding chair will direct the community member’s questions/comments for response to either Dr. Smith or the appropriate administrator.


November 28, 2017

Educational Affairs Committee Meeting

AGENDA


1. Roll Call

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Naglieri

4. School Performance Profile Presentation


Dr. Donna Ford will be returning to CSD to continue her work with us around our gifted identification protocols and procedures. ​Dr. Ford is Professor of Education and Human Development in the Special Education Department of the Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt University. Her research in the field of gifted education focuses on the recruitment and retention of culturally different students, multicultural and urban education, closing the achievement gap, minority student achievement and underachievement, and the role of family involvement.


She is a prodigious researcher with over 200 scholarly articles, is a two-time board member of the National Association for Gifted Children, and she is a regular editor of academic papers in her fields of expertise. She works regularly with school districts across the country to evaluate their systems and methods for gifted identification and helps support the work of equity access nationwide. We are excited to bring Dr. Ford to CSD to help support the goals of our strategic plan.


A key result of her work with us will be an updated gifted identification protocol. As a result, we will be postponing the 3rd grade universal screening tool, the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT), for the first week of December. Second grade students will take the NNAT in the spring as they normally would. ​

A short video introduction of Dr. Ford can be found below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB-iUlQz5uo


For a broader view of her accomplishments see below: http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/bio/donna-ford

OPTIONAL CHS BASEBALL OFF-SEASON WORKOUTS!

Are you a recreational high school-age player who wants to see where your skills stack up? Are you an existing CHS or recreational high school-age baseball player who wants to stay sharp in the off-season? Or, are you a student considering trying out for the CHS boy’s baseball team in the Spring? Well, if the answer is “yes” to any one of those questions, consider attending the free/optional Fall baseball workouts on Thursdays after school from 3p-5p at the Cheltenham Little League baseball fields located at: 650 Woodland Ave, Cheltenham, PA 19012. Transportation not provided/carpools strongly encouraged. Questions? Email: chsbaseballpa@gmail.com

CHS BASEBALL SPRING TRIP

The November monthly trip installment payment is due no later than Friday Nov 17th. Questions? Email: chsbaseballpa@gmail.com

EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS

CHS STUDENTS FUNDRAISER FOR DECA CONFERENCES

DECA (Distributive Educational Clubs of America) is an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


The Yankee Candle Fundraiser will be helping the students attend their conferences in February and April, 2018.

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SOCCER SHOTS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM STARTING AT GLENSIDE ELEMENTARY

Join the Soccer Shots after school program at Glenside Elementary for a 10-week fall/winter 2017/18 Season! The objective of Soccer Shots is to introduce your child to soccer - the world's most popular sport! In addition to learning soccer, your child will be encouraged in group and team play fundamentals, active life style habits, strong character skills and more!
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