#ThisIsCheltenham

Friday, February 1

In this issue of #ThisIsCheltenham, WES kicks off $25K campaign to win fitness equipment, Suni Blackwell named coordinator of athletics and activities, Cheltenham singers perform at Temple University's ManChoir, Voyage 2019 … taking flight, F&M Director Leaving CSD, need to know info, upcoming meetings / events; and much, much more.


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Wyncote Elementary Kicks Off $25K Project Fit America Online Voting Campaign

Wyncote Elementary hosted a raucous pep rally Thursday afternoon for students and staff to kick off a month-long campaign to win $25,000 in fitness equipment in the Dannon/ShopRite Project Fit America (PFA) online voting contest. Wyncote will win the equipment by garnering the most votes in online balloting from Saturday, Feb. 2 through - Thursday, Feb. 28 at Cheltenham.org/projectfitamerica. Votes can be cast once daily per email address, but voters must be at least 13 years old. Read more>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tye9ZyJAbmA

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Suni Blackwell Named Coordinator of Athletics and Activities

A three-sport student-athlete at Chester (Pa.) High School and varsity men’s basketball player at West Chester University (WCU), Suni Blackwell has been named the coordinator of athletics and activities at Cheltenham High School. After being approved for hire at the January Cheltenham School District Legislative meeting, Blackwell began his tenure on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Blackwell assumes the reins of the 25-sport athletics program that competes in the Suburban One League American Conference. He will also oversee Cheltenham High School’s student groups.


“I am humbled and honored for this opportunity to lead Cheltenham’s athletics and activities programs,” Blackwell said. “Together, we will provide our student-athletes and leaders with the highest quality academic, athletic and social experiences. Our athletic and activity programs will be a tool used to teach life lessons and develop the whole student in and out of the classroom. The Cheltenham High School athletics programs will continue to grow and compete at a high level.” Read more>

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Voyage 2019 … Taking Flight

Registration opens soon for Voyage, CSD’s summer STEM camp for rising second through sixth graders. This year’s camp will explore flight and be held at Cheltenham Elementary (7853 Front Street, Cheltenham) for three week-long sessions: July 8-12, 15-19 and 22-26 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Families can register for one, two or three weeks. Cost is $220 per week and $550 for all three weeks. Families with more than one child will receive a 10 percent discount for each additional registration. Registration opening in mid-February.

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Calendar Reminders

Monthly early dismissals have been moved from the third Wednesday of the month to the second Wednesday of the month. The District has early dismissal on Wednesday, Feb. 13. 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.


Schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 15 for teacher professional development.


Schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents Day.


For more events, visit the Cheltenham School District Calendar>

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Inclement Weather Procedures & Notification

Please read the following message from Superintendent Wagner Marseille to learn how the District comes to decisions with regard to inclement weather circumstances and through which channels you can be notified. Read more>

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2019-20 Course Selection Guide

The 2019-2020 Cheltenham High School course description guide is now available.The high school is excited and committed to providing a wide range of learning opportunities to prepare students for college and career-readiness. Course selection should be done thoughtfully and deliberately after reviewing the course offerings and considerable discussion with teachers, guidance counselors and parents/guardians. Students are recommended to choose challenging courses that will prepare them for future success. Read>

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Stay Informed: Educational Affairs

The Educational Affairs Committee convened on Tuesday, Jan. 22 to present the math sequence and criteria for seventh grade. Additionally, an update was presented on the Curriculum Instructional Professional Development Committee (CIPD). View the presentation>

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Stay Informed: Communications

The Communications Committee convened on Thursday, Jan. 24. Topics included updates on the branding survey, social media campaign #SeniorsOfCheltenham and board meeting streaming, in addition to an overview of district partnerships and discussion of ways to increase use of the CSD mobile app. View the presentation>

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Athletics Schedule

Friday, Feb. 1

Swimming v. Plymouth Whitemarsh, 3:30 p.m.

Girls Track @ Lehigh University, 6:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball @ Hatboro Horsham, 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball v. Hatboro Horsham, 7 pm.


Saturday, Feb. 2

Girls Track, Millrose Games @ The Armory (NYC)

Boys Track @ Lehigh University, 8:30 a.m.


Monday, Feb. 4

Girls Basketball v. Wissahickon, 7 p.m.

Wrestling v. Springfield, 6 p.m. (Senior Night)


Tuesday, Feb. 5

Boys Basketball @ Springfield, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball v. Springfield, 7 p.m. (Senior Night)


Wednesday, Feb. 6

Boys Track, Novice Meet @ Westown H.S., 6:30 p.m.

Wrestling @ Upper Moreland, 7 p.m.


Thursday, Feb. 7

Girls Basketball @ Abington, 5:15 p.m.

Boys Basketball v. Abington, 7 p.m. (Senior Night)


Friday, Feb. 8

Boys Track, Last Chance Meet @ Lehigh University, 6:30 p.m.


For more events, visit CheltenhamPanthers.com.

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For more events, visit the Cheltenham School District Calendar>

Homework Committee Meeting

Monday, Feb. 11th, 10am

Cheltenham School District, 2000 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park

This meeting is for all Cheltenham residents. Please RSVP to Maureen Jennis at mjennis@cheltenham.org

Regular Legislative Board Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 7pm

Cheltenham School District, 2000 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park

This meeting is open to all Cheltenham Township residents.

Educational Affairs Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 19th, 6:30pm

Cheltenham School District, 2000 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park

This meeting is open to all Cheltenham Township residents.

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