Cheltenham SD Weekly News Share
Friday, June 5
IMPORTANT END OF SCHOOL YEAR DATES
- JUNE 11, 12TH GRADE GRADUATION
- JUNE 18, LAST K-11 STUDENT DAY
- JUNE 22, LAST TEACHER DAY
SCHOOL DISTRICT STRATEGIC PLAN STEERING PANEL: APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN NOW
A Strategic Plan Process Design Team, comprised of five community members and three school district administrators, has worked collectively since December, 2014 to create a strategic plan process for Cheltenham School District. Their process suggestions were formally presented to the School Board at the March and April Educational Affairs Committee meetings.
On May 12, 2015 the Board of School Directors approved the contracting of a Strategic Plan Facilitator and the formation of a Strategic Plan Steering Panel. The Strategic Plan Steering Panel will be drawn from stakeholders in our District (teachers, parents, community members, students, and business leaders, among others). It is estimated that the Steering Panel will meet twice monthly for a year and that there will be work required outside of meetings. In addition, the Steering Panel will assist with the facilitation of Strategic Plan work sessions that will be open to the entire school district community.
Those individuals interested and willing to serve as a permanent member of the Strategic Plan Steering Panel should complete the following application and return it to Dwight Nolt, Director of Education via mail or hand delivery to the Administration Building at 2000 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5:00 P.M. on June 12, 2015.
A Steering Panel Selection Committee will review all application materials and identify a diverse mix of 20 participants based on demographics and roles in our Cheltenham community. Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled between June 12th and June 24th. A final decision on Steering Panel members will be made by June 24th. All information provided in the application will be kept confidential.
2015-2016 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
JUNE LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Tuesday, June 9th, 7:45pm
2000 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park PA Administration Building, AUDITORIUM
STORY OF THE WEEK
Message from State Representative Steve McCarter
This week, I was proud to join Sen. Art Haywood and welcome the Cheltenham High School Boys and Girls Indoor & Outdoor Track teams to the Capitol to receive recognition for their outstanding year. Both teams had dominating seasons and carried that success over into the postseason setting numerous personal, school and state records along the way.
The Cheltenham Girls team went undefeated to win its third state championship this season, in addition to winning the conference, district and state championships – a first in the history of Cheltenham High School. In addition, the girls team also won its 6th straight Suburban American Conference championship this season.
I’d like to congratulate Ciara Leonard, who set a state record while winning the 60 meter hurdles, along with Nicole Burke, Janiel Slowly, Ciara Leonard, Alexis Crosby and Chanel Brissett who set a state record in the 4 x 200 meter relay.
The Cheltenham Boys team finished its season with a 6-1 record on its way to the state championship, setting several state records with some student-athletes even attaining a national ranking.
Among the boys team, I’d like to congratulate Cordell Richardson, who placed 4th in the 300 intermediate hurdles; Christian Brissett, who placed 2nd in the 100 and 200 meter dash; John Lewis, who placed 1st in the 800 meter run while setting a state record and earning the second best ranking in the country; Saahir Bethea, who placed 1st in the long jump while setting a school record, achieving the longest jump in Pennsylvania state meet history, and earning the second best ranking in the country; and Cordell Richardson, Kyle Davis, Christian Brissett and John Lewis, who placed 1st in the 4 x 400 meter relay and set a school record.
It was a tremendous honor to have the team join me in the House chamber to receive a citation honoring its achievements. These young men and women exemplify the term student-athlete, and I am sure they will continue to achieve the highest level of success in their future endeavors.
SAVE THE DATE: Cheltenham School District Foundation Second Annual Food Truck Jamboree
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015
(Raindate: SUNDAY October 11)
2015 JAMBOREE: MORE FOOD TRUCKS, MORE TIME TO DINE AND MEET FRIENDS...JUST AS MUCH FUN!