Friday, June 7
In this week’s edition of the #ThisIsCheltenham news share, top stories include Commencement, Senior Walk, Skills for Life students excel, fencers gain recognition, CSD honored for sustainability efforts, PJAS State competition, Mindful May, new Innovation podcast.
"Need to Know Info" contains finals and end of year schedules, important Chromebook return information, committee reports, upcoming meetings and events and this week's flyers.
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Congratulations to the Class of 2019
At a packed Trumark Financial Center / Tom Gola Arena at La Salle University on Thursday night, more than 300 members of the CHS Class of 2019 walked across the dais to a chorus of cheers and thunderous applause to receive their diplomas at 135th CHS commencement.
After the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance" march to their seats, students heard from class president Summia Wise, who spoke about how her class is "trailblazers," who were "unapologetically you." School Board President Julie Haywood passed along a few tips for young adulthood she'd heard from her children. Superintendent Dr. Wagner Marseille implored the students to find their "why," and Principal Dr. Ray McFall stressed the value of time.
Seniors were recognized for the awards they received and recognitions they earned. The largest cheer was for the two members of the class entering the military. The senior choir filled the gymnasium with "Cheltenham, We Sing Your Praises" and "From this House," while the combined concert bands played the alma mater and processional and recessional. And after Dr. McFall instructed the students to move their tassels from the right to the left, more than a handful of mortar boards went flying into the air in celebration.
Congratulations, Class of 2019.
Senior Walk 2019
Skills for Life Student Accepted to Millersville’s Integrated Studies Program
CSD Earns Sustainable Cheltenham Award
CHS Fencers Garner All-American Honors
Second Annual Mindful May Wraps with Visit to Elementary Schools
CHS, CBK Students Earn Top Spots at Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science States
Latest Innovation Podcast Centers on Assessment-based Student Empowerment
Skills for Life Students Complete Chartwells Internship
Finals run through Wednesday, June 12. Students should report only on days they have an exam. Students must take exams on the days scheduled. There will be one morning bus run bringing students to school, and afternoon bus runs taking students home at 12:10 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. However, on Wednesday, June 12, buses will depart the high school at 10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
On Monday, June 10, the following exams will be administered:
Period 1 Exam - 7:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Period 2 Exam - 10 a.m. - noon
On Tuesday, June 11, the following exams will be administered:
Period 3 Exam - 7:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Period 4/5 and 5/6 - 10 a.m. - noon
On Wednesday, June 12, the following exam will be administered:
Period 6/7 and 7/8 - 7:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Final student day is Thursday, June 13, and schools will dismiss at the following times:
Cheltenham High School: 9:45 a.m.
Cedarbrook Middle School: 10:30 a.m.
Elkins Park School: 10:30 a.m.
K-4: 11:30 a.m.
Staff have professional development on Friday, June 14.
In service day on Monday, June 17 is the final teacher day.
Monday, August 26 is the first day of the 2019-2020 school year. Schools will dismiss at the following times:
Cheltenham High School: 2:30 p.m.
Cedarbrook Middle School: 3:10 p.m.
Elkins Park School: 12:55 p.m.
K-4: 1:15 p.m.
Important Chromebook Announcements
Underclassmen need to return their Chromebook at any of the following dates and times:
When: All day, Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 12
Where: Outside Cafeteria
Unlike previous years, students do not have the option to keep their Chromebook over the summer. Students will receive a new Chromebook before school begins. Distribution information will be communicated this summer.
Eighth graders must return their CSD-issued Chromebooks and chargers before they leave for summer. If a Chromebook is not returned, the student will be charged the full price ($280) of the device, and they will not be able to participate in the high school 1:1 program.
When: Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12, from 10 a.m. - noon.
Where: Learning Commons
Seventh graders can keep their CSD-issued Chromebook and charger over the summer. Prior to the 2019-2020 school year, families will need to pay the yearly Chromebook fee. Information will be distributed this summer about payment options. Chromebooks will be disabled at the beginning of the school year for anyone who has not paid the fee.
If a student is not returning to Cedarbrook this fall, they need to return their CSD-issued Chromebook and charger before leaving for the summer. If the Chromebook is not returned, they will be billed for the full price ($280) of the device.
If a Chromebook has been lost or is missing, please email email@example.com immediately. For more information, please visit this web site: http://www.cheltenham.org/1to1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay Informed: Facilities Committee
The Facilities Committee met on Tuesday, June 4. The agenda included building maintenance projects, summer 2019 scheduled projects and preventive maintenance items. View the presentation>