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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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  • Freshman’s Bar Mitzvah Project Benefits CHS Unified Sports and Life Skills

    CHS freshman Matthew Shuster presented the school board with a check for $800 to support unified sports and life skills classes at the high school at Tuesday evening’s legislative meeting. The fundraising venture served as his bar mitzvah project and raised money through partnering with Sprinkles Ice Cream Shoppe in Elkins Park. “My inspiration for making this my bar mitzvah project came to me when the ...

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  • District Retirees Recognized at Legislative School Board Meeting

    The district celebrated this year’s cohort of retirees at the Tuesday, May 14 Legislative School Board Meeting. Following a retirees reception at the Administration Building, representatives from Wyncote, Cedarbrook, Elkins Park, Myers, Glenside, CLASP, Facilities and Administration lauded their colleagues for their hard work and dedication to the district and its students for their many years of service. Retirees received citations from the board in recognition of their time with the district...

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  • CBK Workshop Teaches Students to Create Cinematic Puppet Shows with Overhead Projectors

    On Thursday, May 16, Sarah Fornace, one of the artistic directors of the Chicago-based Manual Cinema, conducted workshops for seventh-grade PBL Social Studies students in Isaac Stanford’s class about how to create cinematic shadow puppet shows with old-fashioned overhead projectors. Fornace concentrated on showing the students the narrative possibilities of cinematic shadow puppetry. Students learned about the different types of shots (close up, medium, tracking, over the shoulder) and terminology (motif, puppet, show versus tell) they will need to employ while working collaboratively to create their own “movies” about...

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  • CBK Students Celebrate Brazil Day

    Cedarbrook seventh graders enrolled in Isaac Stanford’s Social Studies class experienced the dynamic cultural experiences associated with the Land of the Palms at this past week’s Brazil Day celebration. Students observed and heard the dance and music representing the 208 million Brazilians and enjoyed traditional Brazilian food, including Guaraná Brazilian soda and pão de queijo (Brazilian cheese bread). According to Stanford, the program gives...

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  • Griffin Earns Multiple Medals at Inaugural Philly High School Fencing Championship

    Representing Cheltenham with her gold and blue socks, senior Afwe Griffin was one of two multiple medal winners at the recent inaugural Philly High School Fencing Championship. The lone Cheltenham participant, Griffin earned silver in sabre and bronze in epee. Griffin’s efforts tied her for ninth place with Harriton and Shipley with eight...

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