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  • Board Adopts 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

    By unanimous vote at the Tuesday, March 12 Legislative board meeting, the Board of School Directors of Cheltenham School District adopted the following schedule for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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  • Wyncote Resident Charles Burdell-Williams to Fill Vacant Board Seat

    Wyncote resident Charles Burdell-Williams was sworn in at Tuesday evening’s legislative board meeting as the newest member of the Cheltenham School District Board of School Directors. Mr. Burdell-Williams will complete the remaining tenure of Kate Thomson, who resigned her position, effective Sunday, June 16 after nearly 18 months of service because she is moving out of district. Having moved to Cheltenham for its rich diversity and ...

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  • Elkins Park Celebrates Sixth Graders at Move Up Day

    More than 350 Elkins Park sixth graders are moving on to Cedarbrook Middle School following their move up day celebration Thursday, June 12. With both EP grades in attendance, the fifth and sixth choir opened the festivities with a stirring rendition of "Remember Me." Retiring principal Dr. Gerry Doria-Fitzpatrick offered a message of appreciation to students for "you being you," referenced Marianne Williamson's poem "Our Deepest Fear" and encouraged all of the students to complete the sentence "I am ... ."

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  • Five Years after Shuttering, Cheltenham’s Cedarbrook Middle School Celebrates its First Graduating Class

    Cheltenham School District’s Cedarbrook Middle School, which reopened this past August as a 180,000 square-foot, ultra-modern facility four years after shuttering due to mold, celebrated its first class to graduate from the new building. Against the backdrop of the seventh-grade orchestra’s playing “Pomp and Circumstance,” almost 350 students filed into the gymnasium amid cheers from family, friends and teachers....

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  • Versaw-Barnes, Kaplan Earn All-League Baseball Honors

    Two Panther seniors earned three spots on the American Conference all-league teams. Kieran Versaw-Barnes was recognized with second-team honors at pitcher and honorable mention at shortstop. Ben Kaplan earned...

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  • EP Sixth Graders Write Prize-Winning Essays on Leadership

    EP sixth graders Stephen Kerrin Jr., Enrique Tellado and Nathanael Barlow received the top prizes in a global citizenship essay writing contest focused on leadership. Dr. Aaron Bruce, vice president and chief diversity officer at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasedena, Calif., and founder and CEO of the organization I Keep It Global, spoke with a group of sixth graders earlier in the school year and tasked them to...

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