Spotlight

  • Academic Calendar 2020-2021

    By unanimous vote at the Tuesday, February 11 Legislative board meeting, the Board of School Directors of Cheltenham School District adopted the following schedule for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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  • Equity Statement

    The district has undertaken the challenge of eradicating the systemic inequities existing in our school district with regards to the disparity among and between students of particular demographic groups as it relates to student achievement outcomes. Our strategic plan was built on a foundation of equity, access and opportunity. Within each of the strategic plan’s five pathways, you will find language speaking to our commitment to excellence for every student....

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  • Senior Atara Saunders to Keynote UPG’s “Why Choose Cheltenham” Open House

    CHS senior Atara Saunders, who has been a student in district since kindergarten, will kick off the United Parents Group’s inaugural “Why Choose Cheltenham” Open House on Monday, March 23. “Cheltenham is an amazing district and I want to support it in any way possible,” said Saunders, who volunteered to speak after learning of the event at a student council meeting. “I’m happy to use my voice to do so.” Saunders cites founding two CHS clubs, Junior Classical League and Jewish Student Union, as her formative experiences in the district. The Classical League plans an ...

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  • Elkins Park Leadership Academy Programs Hosts Annual Tie Ceremony

    Twenty-nine sixth graders participated in the sixth annual Elkins Park School Leadership Academy Program’s (LAP) high impact tie ceremony this past week in Kircher Hall with an audience of nearly 100 family, friends and community members. Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, responsibility and unity, the LAP is an after-school program for boys of color and aims to eliminate the achievement gap. Group sponsors Tai Crutchfield, Quyntyn Gaston and Cyd Smith subscribe to the Frederick Douglass quote, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”...

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  • Eastern Standard Theatre Stages Mary Gallagher’s “Dog Eat Dog”

    Cheltenham High School’s Eastern Standard Theatre is putting on Mary Gallagher’s “Dog Eat Dog” March 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre. “Written in an allegorical, tongue-in-cheek style,” according to the New York Times, “the play draws rich humor from the plight of recession’s victims - but also comes disquietingly close to the chilling truth in doing so … laughter was freely mixed with moans of recognition.” Set in an affluent suburb in a mid-sized American city in a “possible future” when the national economy has slid from recession into a downward spiral, “Dog Eat Dog” is a scathing satire on the collapse of our ...

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  • CBK Student Chemists Finish Third in “You Be the Chemist” Competition

    This past weekend, a team of Cedarbrook chemists called “Chemically Compelled” finished third in the Chemical Educational Foundation’s “You Be the Chemist” competition at the DOW Research Center in Collegeville, Pa. Rheva Wolf, Theodore Peebles, Trinity Peak and Griffin O’Connor comprised the team, and worked well together, tapping into each other’s strengths, while maintaining a positive energy and enthusiasm that permeated the audience. The competition required....

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