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  • 2018-2019 APPROVED ACADEMIC CALENDAR

    At the November 21st Legislative Board Meeting, the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar was approved. Please make note that school will start earlier next year with no change to the length of spring break. View the calendar here, http://bit.ly/2BFA7gn.

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  • Four Administrators Join CSD

    At the Tuesday, June 12 Legislative Board meeting, four administrators were appointed: Mark Brooks, Director of Facilities and Maintenance; Craig Metcalf, Vice Principal at Cheltenham High School; Ian Sandberg, Ed.D., Supervisor of Special Education; and Kevin Smith, Administrator of Climate and Culture at Cheltenham High School. Brooks comes to Cheltenham after eight years as a...

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  • CHS Alumnus Ben Bowman Named Girls Basketball Coach

    Cheltenham High School Class of 1997 graduate Ben Bowman returns to his alma mater this fall as the new head coach of the varsity girls basketball team, CHS Athletic Director John Creighton announced recently. "Cheltenham High School Athletics is excited about the return to campus of Ben Bowman as the new varsity girls basketball coach,” said Creighton. “Mr. Bowman has coached at a very successful girls program at Souderton Area High School and we believe that success will carry over to CHS....

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  • 2018 Summer Voyage Program: Innovating through Engineering

    The 2018 Voyage Summer program is an exploration on the theme “Innovating through Engineering.” Pennsylvania-certified teachers will lead students through a project-based learning model, helping them create as designers, invent and innovate as makers and present and brand as artists. These student engineers will exercise their curiosity, creativity, collaboration and critical-thinking skills every day. The program will run...

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  • Rebecca Banner Heads List of CHS First Place Awards at PJAS State Science Fair

    Facing competition from about 2,000 students across Pennsylvania who compete in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) state-level competition at Penn State May 20-22, Junior Rebecca Banner took first place with a perfect score with her experiment “The Analysis of Therapeutic and Abused Drugs in Contact Lenses: Does your Prescription Have a Prescription?” Only about 10 percent of students who win a first place award are ...

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  • 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...

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  • Foundation Awards Seven Scholarships to 10 Students

    At this week’s senior awards celebration, the Cheltenham School District Foundation awarded seven scholarships to 10 students across a variety of interests. Students wrote essays to be considered for the scholarships, which increased this year from $1,000 to $6,500 thanks to the generosity of local businesses, Cheltenham teachers, community members and organization donations. “I am so excited and honored to have been a part of this scholarship process because it extended beyond the traditional merit scholarship for grades to include those who are capturing the spirit of Cheltenham and impacting the lives of others,” said Michelle Bellamy, who chaired the scholarship committee, which also included...

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  • CSD Students Recognized with Sustainable Cheltenham Awards

    The Cheltenham Environmental Club and a group of Cedarbrook eighth graders received 2018 Sustainable Cheltenham Awards at Arts in the Park this past Sunday. Environmental Club Officers Zack Gharrafi and Julia Doyle accepted the award on behalf of the club for their partnership with Glenside Elementary students to create a sustainable vertical garden out of recycled bottles....

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  • Baseball Marathon Game

    About 50 Cheltenham Baseball players and alumni from the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s mixed it up on the diamond on Sunday, June 3 for the Panthers’ annual marathon game at the high school. With varsity, junior varsity and alumni players divided into integrated squads, they played three games, each 10 innings, followed by two 15-inning playoff games and the ...

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  • National Junior Honor Society Holds Candle-Lighting Induction Ceremony

    The Cheltenham Middle Years Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at Cedarbrook Middle School held its annual candle-lighting induction, welcoming 119 first-year members and recognizing its 91 second year members. The 2017–2018 NJHS officers (Yael Waxman, president; Joelle Williams, vice president; Donya Baxter, secretary, Zoe Matsinger, induction chair; and Ben Wagner, treasurer) took turns lighting ceremonial candles representing and...

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  • Mindful May Gift Basket Winners

    Elkins Park teacher Jane Donohue, Cheltenham Elementary teacher Nicki Myrick and Glenside building assistant Donna Roussell were among the seven staff members who won beautiful mindful gift baskets after practicing 31 days of mindfulness in May. Every staff member was invited to practice a different mindful practice each day and at the end of the month submit their completed calendars into a drawing for ...

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  • EP Students Write Award-Winning Essays on Leadership

    EP students Amir Nelson, Kameron Moore and David Macon received the top three prizes, respectively, in a global citizenship essay writing focused on leadership. San Diego State Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Aaron Bruce, from I Keep It Global, spoke with a group of sixth graders earlier in the school year and challenged them to write an essay about leadership. The students received monetary awards along with their certificates. ...

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