Victory is in the classroom and facilitated by a strong instructional leader.
Leadership and accountability are the keys to success.
It takes the engagement of the entire community to ensure the success of its public schools.
The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the nation, by enrollment. Located in a historic and culturally rich setting, we are a racially and ethnically diverse community committed to education. We are students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members; we are the School District of Philadelphia.
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA CELEBRATES PARENT APPRECIATION MONTHLast Updated on 2011-10-13 00:00:00
PHILADELPHIA – This month, the School District of Philadelphia will celebrate Parent Appreciation Month with a series of:
& other various events
The desire to honor parents during the month of October emanates from the District’s core belief that “Parents are our Partners,” and the persistent evidence that when families are involved at school, not just at home, students do better in their classes and are more likely to graduate.
Attached is the calendar of events for Parent Appreciation Month. All Parent University events and workshops require registration. To reserve your seat please call 215-400-4180 or register online at www.philasd.org/parentuniversity.
PRINCIPAL OF EDISON HIGH SCHOOL HONORED AT 17TH ANNUAL BARRYMORE AWARDS FOR CONTINUED DEDICATION TO THE ARTSLast Updated on 2011-10-13 00:00:00
PHILADELPHIA- Otis D. Hackney III, Principal of South Philadelphia High School was honored on Monday at the Barrymore Awards at the Walnut Street Theatre.
Hackney, accompanied by students from South Philadelphia who opened the awards show with an excerpt from We Write South Philly, accepted the Excellence in Theatre Education and Community Service Award for his collaboration with teaching artists from local theaters to create, produce, and perform the original piece of theater.
The play, directed by teaching artist Tom Reing was the product of three semester-long residencies during which more than 50 students from the high school studied acting and playwriting with the intention to foster creativity and rebuild school pride among students.
Facilitated by Hackney’s faith and support in the project, the play became a great success, and students from South Philadelphia... More »
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