Friday, June 1
In this week's news share, the Lady Panthers run away with 4x100-meter state title; Mindful May wraps up with a collaboration between CHS and CBK students and their elementary school counterparts; Glenside students learn about opera; Chromebook collections; dismissal times for the final day of school; district, community and township events and happenings flyers; and much, much more.
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Lady Panthers Take Fourth Consecutive 4x100 State Title, Team Finishes Fifth
Coming off a convincing District I title, the Lady Panthers Track and Field Team finished fifth with 26 points at this past weekend’s state championship at Shippensburg University. For the fourth straight season, the Lady Panthers 4x100-meter relay took the state title, as the squad of juniors Bria Barnes, Ciani Fleming and seniors Alexis Crosby and Ni'Asia Williams ran a 46.80, edging out Coatesville by less than two-tenths of a second. Sophomore Brianna Smith took third in the high jump with a height of 5-7, and Alexis Crosby finished third in the 400-meters with a time of 55.51. Smith and Barnes came in seventh and eighth in the 300-meter hurdles, while Williams finished 8th in the 200-meters.
Mindful May Wraps Up with Celebration of Collaborative Learning
As the school district dedicated the month of May to mindfulness, more than 35 Cedarbrook and Cheltenham High School students facilitated 150 mindfulness centers with their younger peers at Glenside, Myers, Wyncote and Cheltenham on May 29 and 30. The school district’s yearlong focus on mindfulness was never more evident than on these school visits, where student facilitators practiced string breathing, mindful coloring, mindful breathing and mindful tasting with the younger students. To prepare for facilitating, the older students participated in three mindful training sessions. Read more>
CHS National Honor Society PB&J Drive
Almost 60 members of the Cheltenham High School National Honor Society rolled up their sleeves for a good cause Wednesday, May 23. Led by NHS officers Lilly Phung, Vivek Olumbe, Mavi Chen and Brigid Rose, students used 35 jars of jelly, 29 jars of peanut butter and more than 70 loaves of bread to make almost 300 PB&J sandwiches for four shelters, Prevention Point, Kensington Storefront, The Last Stop and Philly Unknown Project.
Junior Gridder Makes “Players to Watch” List
Junior Marcus Winfield has been named one of the top 100 returning football players in Eastern Pennsylvania by easternpafootball.com. The 6-3, 240 lbs. defensive end and offensive tackle is also “a natural leader on the field and in the classroom,” according to coach Ryan Nase. Winfield carries a 3.5 GPA taking primarily honors and AP classes. Winfield comes with a family pedigree, as his father and grandfather were Division I football players. His grandfather played for the Philadelphia Eagles. Learn more>
CBK Students Shine at State Science Fair
Cedarbrook students showed well at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science STATES level competition, earning 11 first place finishes and three second place finishes, including eighth grader Rohan McInneshin's perfect score for her chemistry experiment “Fiery Fuels: Which Fuel Will Produce the Most Heat Energy?” Other students tackled behavioral psychology experiments on eyewitness accuracy, placebo effects and color perceptions between males and females; physics-related questions about wifi signals, how surface impacts blood splatter and how color affects temperature; and other topics in categories including engineering, zoology, earth and space and microbiology. Read more>
Glenside Students Learn about Opera from Opera North
On Wednesday, May 23, Fort Washington-based Opera North, Inc. (ONI) presented its interactive music program “Opera in the Schools” to the Glenside Elementary School student body. ONI performers included lyric coloratura soprano Iris Fairfax; mezzo soprano Theresa Seri; tenor Maximiliano Marques; baritone Norman Garrett; and pianist Abigail LaVecchia. The artists from the 40-year-old company performed excerpts from the Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and “Le Nozze di Figaro,” Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi,” Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and Bizet’s “Carmen.” Read more>
CBK Students Participate in 24 Game Regional Tournament
The 24 game is all the rage - so much so that the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit sponsored a regional tournament for 20 Montgomery County schools and about 70 students in grades six through eight on May 23. Cedarbrook students Kai Bosniak, Vaughn McCain, Jesse Packel and Clare Rajapakse earned the right to represent Cedarbrook at the regional card game competition following a schoolwide tournament. After qualifying for states in 2017, Rajapakse, who approached Challenge teacher Beth Kenna this year about sponsoring a 24 game club, made the semifinals but did not qualify for finals. The 24 game helps students hone their computation and problem solving skills, gain number/pattern sense and engage critical thinking by finding a way to manipulate four integers so the end result is 24. Read more>
MakerMoms Comes to Wyncote
As the school year winds down, the district is in the midst of collecting Chromebooks. All seniors must return their Chromebooks before graduation. Underclassmen have the choice to return their Chromebooks or have them briefly checked by the tech staff and handed back to them for the summer. The remaining dates for collection are as follows:
- Seniors: Monday and Tuesday, June 4 and 5 during lunch in the Stretton Hall lobby.
- Underclassmen: Monday through Friday, June 14 - 18 (location TBA)
During collection, students will need their student ID, Chromebook and power adapter. Underclassmen who want to keep their Chromebooks over the summer must do the following:
Pay the $30 yearly insurance fee ($10 for students who receive free or reduced lunch) through the online payment center at Payment Link. NOTE: If you are paying online, you can digitally sign off on the Chromebook Acceptable Use Policy. If paying in person, we can only accept cash, no checks.
Bring your Chromebook, power adapter and payment/receipt during the collection times. A tech staff member will check your Chromebook for any hardware issues. If a hardware issue is found, we will repair your Chromebook and return it to you as soon as possible. If you have not had any hardware issues during the school year, this repair will be free.
Dismissal Times for Final Student Day
On the final day of school, Wednesday, June 20, schools will dismiss at the following times:
Cheltenham High School: 9:45 a.m.
Cedarbrook Middle School: 10:30 a.m.
Elkins Park: Noon
K – 4: Noon
Start of School Year Reminder
Please note, Cheltenham School District kicks off its 2018-19 school year before Labor Day. First day of classes is Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. View Calendar>.
Foundation Offers Innovation Grants for Cheltenham Teachers and Staff
Cheltenham teachers and staff are encouraged to submit applications for Cheltenham School District Foundation’s innovation grants by the Tuesday, June 12 deadline. This year, the Foundation looks to disperse more than $23,000 to make innovative and creative instructional programs designed to enhance and enrich the educational experiences of the students and staff in the Cheltenham community come to life. The multi-faceted Foundation grants initiative provides diverse program support, integrating and supplementing CSD’s regular instructional programs. Many of these programs provide unique approaches to learning. Some are offered outside of school hours and are separate from the curriculum and academic program. Apply now>
Sports Physicals for 2018-2019
Sports physicals for the 2018-2019 school year should be completed on or after June 1, 2018, and will be effective, regardless of when performed through May 31, 2019. Students must submit their physical forms as soon as possible after May 31, preferably by August 1 if they want to participate in any fall sports. On the day the physical is completed, ask the physician to stamp Section 6 of the PIAA physical form. We will only accept the completed PIAA physical forms for participation in after-school athletic programs. Download physical form>
Cheltenham Baseball Annual Marathon Game
The CHS Baseball team is hosting its annual marathon game on Sunday, June 3 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Cheltenham High School. Come cheer on the varsity and JV players as they participate in 100 innings of baseball at this family friendly event to raise money to support the program. Music, featuring CHS graduate DJ Dee-Square, raffles, bounce house, concessions, including ice cream, hamburgers, hot dogs and more! All proceeds support the CHS baseball program. Click to make a donation to the cause>
Run the bases with Cub Club
Students in grades K-4 are invited to participate in Cheltenham’s next Cub Club event at Baseball’s annual marathon game on Sunday, June 3 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cub Club members will meet CHS baseball players and coaches run the bases in between games. Click to register your child(ren)>
Facilities/Financial Affairs Meeting
Tuesday, June 5th, 7pm
2000 Ashbourne Road
Elkins Park, PA
World Language Committee Meeting
Monday, June 4th, 6:30pm
2000 Ashbourne Road
Elkins Park, PA
Regular Legislative Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 12th, 7:45pm
2000 Ashbourne Road
Elkins Park, PA
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