Friday, Feb. 9
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Elkins Park School Hosts Annual 6th Grade Science Fair
A solid understanding of the scientific method was on display Wednesday, Feb. 7, during the annual Elkins Park School 6th grade science fair. “Students studied each part of the scientific method — proposal, hypothesis, materials list, procedure, data collection, research, results and conclusion,” said Elkins Park School science advocate and 6th grade teacher Linda Jephson. Read more and view slide show>
Myers Elementary Celebrates Black History Month with Dance and Drums
The EMI EFE African American Drum and Dance group performed at an assembly sponsored by the Myers Elementary PTO and 4th grade teacher Mrs. Erika Wimms in celebration of Black History Month.
Wyncote Hosts Cultural Conversations
Wyncote students learned about the world outside the walls of Wyncote. Each class hosted a community or District staff member who shared their culture and learning experiences.
Choir Members Perform at Temple U.
CHS Choir members (l to r) Roy Nussbaum, Isaiah Hughston, Jeremy Elvas, Manny Rimmer and Colin Polisano participated in Temple University's ManChoir Festival Saturday, Feb. 3, working with Temple faculty during rehearsals and a master class. Read more>
Cub Club Teams with CHS Boys’ Varsity Basketball
Members of the Cub Club, a pilot program for Glenside Elementary students that was created to promote Cheltenham sports among elementary schools and encourage CHS athletes to be positive role models, met CHS Varsity Hoops Coach John Timms, participated in the pregame locker room speech and joined the players on the court as the starting lineup was introduced. To find out more about the Cub Club program, contact Terri Kelly at or Brandi Nillis. Read more>
CSD Counselors Recognized during National School Counseling Week
Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, this week’s National School Counseling Week shined a light on the unique contribution of the CSD's professional school counselors and how students are different as a result of school counselors. Read more>
Myers Family BINGO Night
The Inquirer covered the District's mindfulness activities and other proactive steps being taken to toward improving climate and culture. Read more>
Several of the District’s #Eaglesmania activities were featured on glensidelocal.com. Watch videos>
CHS senior swimmer Olivia Guthy is this month’s Suburban One Sports featured athlete. Read more>
Upcoming School Closings and Early Dismissal
Schools are closed Friday, Feb. 16 for a teacher and staff professional development day. Schools and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Schools will dismiss early on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the following times:
Elementary schools - 2:45 p.m.
Elkins Park School - 2:37 p.m.
Cedarbrook - 2:03 p.m.
CHS - 1:25 p.m.
Presentation for Rising Seventh Graders and Families
Elkins Park School hosted a presentation for families of rising 7th graders about important information related to the transition to Cedarbrook Middle School.
AP Registration Open through March 7
AP registration will be online this year and is now available. Registration deadline is March 7. There is no late registration this year. Call Ms. Brett at 215-517-3782 if you have any questions.
Stay Informed | HS Curriculum Night Presentation
Senate Bill 2 Update
Stay Informed | Finance Committee Update February 2018
The District's transportation contract and an update on the 2017-18 budget were the two agenda items at this week's Financial Affairs committee meeting. Business Manager Cara Michaels reviewed the new language elements in the transportation RFP and walked through the bid opening in which Cheltenham Transportation, First Student and STA submitted proposals. In her overview of the 2017-18 budget, Michaels reported CSD’s revenue collections and expenditure disbursements are 81.73 percent and 56.22 percent, which are in line with being 58.33 percent through the fiscal year. View presentation>
Conversation about the Opioid Crisis
Talk with your elected representatives and experts about combatting the opioid and addiction crisis in our neighborhoods and all across Pennsylvania. Presentations will be followed by Q&A and additional discussion. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Saturday, Feb. 17 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. RSVP>