Friday, Feb. 2

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#Eaglesmania Sweeps Cheltenham School District

Video background musical accompaniment courtesy of CHS Band students. Watch them perform>

Choir Members Represent at District 11 Chorus Festival

At this past weekend’s Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 11 Chorus Festival at Spring-Ford High School, Cheltenham junior Colin Polisano qualified for the Region VI Chorus Festival March 1-3 at Central Bucks High School South. The regional competition includes students from the entire five-county Philadelphia area. Read more>

Social Studies PBL Students Partner with Township on Sustainability Plan

Aiming to encourage Cheltenham residents to participate in the township’s sustainable plan, Project Based Learning freshmen Fatimata Mainassara, Elijah Foggie and Stefan Rogowski presented sustainable gardening marketing literature, multimedia advertisements and promotional plan they created to Township Public Information Officer Nancy Gibson on Monday, Jan. 22. The project “gave them a taste of the real world,” said teacher Mike Kwas. “They may not have realized it at the time, but some day they’ll look back and realize the value of the experience.” Read more>

New York Times Best-selling Author Laurie Halse Anderson Donates Writing Class Proceeds To Cheltenham High School English Department

New York Times best-selling and internationally-acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson recently taught an adult writing class at Open Book bookstore in Elkins Park and requested owner Lynn Rosen donate the proceeds to Cheltenham High School’s English Department. “A donation of over $450 was made to our department,” said CHS English Department Chair, Keziah LaTorre. “These funds will be put to good use.” Read more>

Elkins Park School Leadership Academy Hosts Annual Tie Ceremony

The 2018 Leadership Academy, lead by Mrs. Smith, Mr. Vassall, and Mr. Crutchfield, hosted its annual Tie Ceremony Tuesday morning in Kircher Hall at Elkins Park School. Family, friends and members of the community attended the event, and Dr. Marseille and Dr. Doria spoke about the importance of leadership, and what that looks like inside and outside school. High school students from the Senior Scholar Mentors spoke with and assisted 6th graders with tying their ties. Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, responsibility and unity, the Leadership Academy is an after-school program for African-American boys and aims to eliminate the achievement gap.


Blue and Gold Hype Video

This year's CHS Blue & Gold committee has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to prepare for the B&G Pep Rally Friday, Feb. 9 and week's worth of events leading up to the annual Blue & Gold Night Friday, March 2. To spread Panther Pride, the students created this music video with lyrics by senior Zack Gharrafi and direction from senior Jake Rucket. A parody of Lil Pump's hit "Gucci Gang," the video was filmed at CHS with B&G committee members and the Panther.

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration and readiness screening for the 2018-2019 school year will take place Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Administration Building (2000 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027). Visit the registration hub>

AP Registration Open through March 7

AP students received a letter about registering for AP testing and the AP Bulletin. Registration will be online this year and is now available. The link for information can be found here . The deadline for registration is March 7. There is no late registration this year. Please call Ms. Brett at 215-517-3782 if you have any questions.

2018-2019 CHS Course Selection

Starting on Jan. 30, guidance counselors will visit with 11th, 10th and 9th grade students in their English classrooms to discuss the course selection process. After the process meetings are complete, the online course selection window will be activated. Students will have until Sunday, Feb. 11 to finalize their requests. Starting on Monday, Feb. 12, the counselors will begin meeting with each student individually to verify their requested courses. Cheltenham School District is proud of its course offerings, please view the 2018-2019 Course Description Guide.

Stay Informed | HS Curriculum Night Presentation

Families and students attended an evening presentation this past week to review the 2018-2019 course selection process for rising 9th - 12th grade students. View the presentation>

Stay Informed | Policy Committee Update January 2018

On Jan. 23, Policy Committee co-chairs Julie Haywood and Joel Fishbein met with committee member Daniel Schultz, the Superintendent and members of the administrative team. Discussions included non-residents, facilities, student safety and student wellness. See presentation for full meeting details.

Stay Informed | Board Report Newsletter | 01·24·18

Keeping all stakeholders informed is a top priority, and the Board Report Newsletter aims to keep you better informed on the most salient conversations taking place throughout the 2017-2018 school year by providing key information, updates and programming happening across the District. Visit the Board Report Newsletter archive for previous editions. View all District presentations by clicking the "presentations" icon at cheltenham.org.

Keep Flu out of School Initiative

An initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Keep Flu out of School offers tips for parents and guardians, teachers, nurses and students for the prevention of influenza among K-5 students.

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UPG Leadership Circle Meeting

Monday, Feb. 5th, 7pm

2000 Ashbourne Road

Elkins Park, PA

Facilities/ Financial Affairs Committee

Tuesday, Feb. 6th, 7pm

2000 Ashbourne Road

Elkins Park, PA

Regular Legislative Board Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 7:45pm

2000 Ashbourne Road

Elkins Park, PA

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