Friday, November 30
In this week's #ThisIsCheltenham news share, PBL @ CBK, Mini Max recognition for senior gridder, All-Eastern Chorus selection for senior tenor, fall student-athletes garner all-league recognition, choir members qualify for district festival, parents workshop on a strengths-based approach to flourishing and "Pretty in Pig" winners announced; Need to Know Info; Upcoming meetings / events; and much, much more.
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Cedarbrook PBL Students Explore the Concept of Identity in Inaugural Exhibition
Throughout the first marking period, Cedarbrook students participating in the project-based learning (PBL) program explored the concept of identity, asking questions about who they are and how others perceive them. These probing questions were integral to staging the school’s first PBL exhibition, which combined elements of design, building and storytelling and enabled students to share their identities with the Cheltenham community. Projects were completed under the direction of teachers Deb DiBattista, Isaac Stanford, Krystyn Sanborn, Omar Rose and Erin Gilbert. For more CBK PBL, visit @pbl7cbk on Instagram. Read more>
Senior Gridder Marcus Winfield among 63 Statewide Mini Max Award Honorees
Senior Marcus Winfield, a stalwart on both sides of the line of scrimmage for the Panthers’ football squad, has been selected as one of 63 Pennsylvania Mini Max High School Award winners, Pennsylvania Maxwell Football Club President Mark Dianno recently announced. Honorees were nominated by their coaches throughout this past season and were evaluated based on criteria including football performance, academics and community service.
A defensive end and offensive lineman, Winfield was recognized earlier this month as a Suburban One League American Conference All-League player at both of those positions. As a defensive end this season, Winfield totaled 86 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, five pass breakups and three and a half sacks. As an offensive lineman, he paved the way for the Panthers offense which boasted all-league selections at every skill position. Read more>
Senior Tenor Colin Polisano Selected for All-Eastern Chorus Festival
Fall Student-Athletes Garner All-League Recognitions
Congratulations to all of the fall student-athletes who earned Suburban One League American Conference All-League recognition for their outstanding athletic performances, as selected by league coaches. Read more>
Choir Members Qualify for District 11 Chorus Festival
Parent Workshop and Book Club Kicks Off with “A Strengths Based Approach to Flourishing”
“Pretty in Pig” Winners Announced
In October, the district partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Through the Komen "Pretty in Pig" program, district schools raised 740.44. Erika Wimms’ second-grade class at Myers class did an amazing job, collecting 107.05. At Glenside, third grade teacher Ryan Morrison’s class raised 78.02 and Ms. Stacy Epstein’s fourth grade raised $62. The 10 classrooms below raised the most money and will be invited to celebrate at a hot dog party - a “grillabration” - this spring.
- 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.
District Instagram Makes Public Debut
After spending the first few months of this school year populating the district’s Instagram account, it’s now ready for public consumption. For pictures and videos, follow @cheltenhamsd. Contribute to the ongoing conversation by sharing your #CSDimpact experiences on Instagram and tag @cheltenhamsd. We'll repost and share all the amazing things that happen in our schools and community each day.
Stay Informed: November Education Affairs Committee Meeting
The November Educational Affairs meeting featured a data presentation covering curriculum audit results, standardized test performance for the past four years, district Future Ready PA results, professional learning data, holistic experiences update and a communications and engagement update. View the presentation>
Honor a Special Educator with a CSD Foundation Tribute Card
Instead of a coffee mug or candle, why not honor your favorite CSD educators with a tribute card from the Cheltenham School District Foundation? Tribute cards are a meaningful way to acknowledge or thank teachers, administrators, coaches or staff; remember someone special as a gesture of condolence or memorial; or just because. You order and the foundation completes AND delivers your cards. Click to order cards, and at checkout, you will be asked for whom the card is intended, any message to include and who sent the card. For more information, view FAQ or contact Betsy Mckinstry.