Sunday, Dec. 15
In this week's edition of #ThisIsCheltenham, Polar Panthers take the leap for inclusion and surpass monetary goal, Wyncote Roarin’ Robots earn top honors at FIRST Robotics competition, CHS Music and Performing Arts hosts 2019 winter instrumental concert, Tyrone M. Scott joins CSD Board of School Directors, CES stages “Disney’s The Lion King JR.” with helping hands from CHS students, and CHS seniors earn prestigious scholarships to attend Cheyney University. "Need to Know Info" features calendar reminders, including holiday dismissal and winter break, high school athletics schedule, upcoming meetings and events and this week's flyers.
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Polar Panthers Take the Leap for Inclusion, Surpass Monetary Goal
Friday, Polar Panthers from the high school took a long walk off a short platform into a freezing cold pool in support of CHS Unified Bocce and Track and Field at the annual Philadelphia Suburban Plunge at Souderton Area High School. In all, more than two dozen Polar Panthers took the plunge, raising nearly $6,000, 170 percent of the team's fundraising goal. With the Plunge's overall top fundraiser, the Polar Panthers finished second among 11 teams in amount raised, second only to the host school. Interim principal Dr. Renato Lajara jumped first, earning style points with a half twist, followed by a belly flop from football coach Ryan Nase. With the Panther rooting for them, a parade of student and teacher Polar Panther made the jump solo or with a friend or two. Click to view the team page and donate>
Wyncote Roarin’ Robots Take Top Honors at FIRST Robotics Competition
CHS Music and Performing Arts Hosts 2019 Winter Instrumental Concert
Tyrone M. Scott Officially Joins CSD Board of School Directors
CES Stages “Disney’s The Lion King JR.” with Helping Hands from CHS Students
In the first Cheltenham Elementary play in years, CES students brought the African savanna to life with past week with dazzling singing and dancing in the classic coming-of-age tale “Disney’s The Lion King JR.” CHS senior and producer Jordan Hood and a handful of CHS schoolmates ran the production, serving as the producer, director, choreographer and music directors. Read more>
CHS Seniors Earn Prestigious Scholarships to Attend Cheyney University
Monthly early dismissals are generally the second Wednesday of the month. In December, however, the District has early dismissal on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Schools will dismiss at the following times:
- Cheltenham High School | 1:30 p.m.
- Cedarbrook Middle School | 2:10 p.m.
- Elkins Park School | 2:40 p.m.
- K – 4 Schools | 2:45 p.m.
Holiday Early Dismissal
Friday, Dec. 20, schools will dismiss at the following times:
Cheltenham High School | 1:55 p.m.
Cedarbrook Middle School | Noon
K – 6 Schools | 1 p.m.
Schools and offices will be closed the following days:
Monday - Wednesday, Dec. 23-25
Tuesday - Wednesday, Dec. 31 - Jan. 1
Offices will be open the following days:
Thursday - Friday, Dec. 26-27
Monday, Dec. 30
Schools and Offices reopen Thursday, Jan. 2.
High School Athletic Schedule
Girls BB @ Academy Park, 7 p.m.
Boys BB v. Central, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
Boys BB v. Upper Dublin, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
Swimming and Diving @ Quakertown, 3:30 p.m.
Wrestling v. Upper Dublin, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19
Wrestling v. Conwell-Egan, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20
Girls Track and Field @ DVGTCA Meet No. 2, Lehigh University, 6:30 p.m.
Boys BB @ Plymouth Whitemarsh, 7 p.m.
Girls BB v. Plymouth Whitemarsh, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21
Boys Track and Field @ TFCAofGP Meet No. 2, Lehigh University, 8:30 a.m.
For more on Panther Athletics, visit www.cheltenhampanthers.org.