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  • 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 APPROVED Academic Calendars

    At its Tuesday, Dec. 8 Legislative board meeting, the Cheltenham School District Board of School Directors adopted the following schedules for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years....

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  • Juneteenth 2021

    Today, African-Americans celebrate Juneteenth, an annual holiday dating back to 1865 commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. In recent years, and particularly following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African-Americans, Juneteenth has experienced renewed interest as a day to celebrate freedom...

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  • Virtual Summer Registration for 2021-22 School Year

    Registration for the 2021-22 school year will take place virtually Mondays through Thursdays, June 21 until August 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration is for Cheltenham Township residents only. To register an incoming student, please visit...

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  • Superintendent Search Update

    After numerous public forums, an online survey, and interviews with students, staff, administrators and community leaders, HYA Associates (the search firm responsible for identifying CSD’s next superintendent) has produced two documents to guide its search process. The first...

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  • Glenside Third Graders Host Virtual Wax Museum Project

    Glenside Elementary has an annual tradition of hosting a wax museum exhibition, and COVID-19 was not going to get in the way of continuing that tradition. This past week, GES released a flipgrid of videos featuring...

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  • Dr. Nancy Hacker Named Cheltenham School District Interim Superintendent; Board Engages Search Firm to Conduct National Recruitment Effort

    The Cheltenham School District Board of School Directors approved Dr. Nancy Hacker as the district’s interim superintendent by a unanimous vote at Tuesday evening’s virtual special board meeting. Also by unanimous vote, the board agreed to engage the superintendent search firm Hazard Young Attea & Associates (HYA) to conduct a national recruitment effort to find the district’s next superintendent. ...

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  • CSD Third and Fourth Graders Learn about Purchasing Power

    About two dozen third and fourth graders and their families from across the Cheltenham School District participated in the virtual financial literacy workshop “Become a Savvy Spender” on Wednesday, April 28. Sponsored by the Cheltenham Elementary PTO, the webinar...

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  • Retired Cheltenham Teacher Cindy Goldberg Gives Back

    Cindy Goldberg retired from the Cheltenham School District following the 2018-19 school year after 23 years as a second grade teacher at Glenside Elementary School and district mindfulness coach. In retirement, Goldberg collaborated with another former CSD teacher, Jennifer Hall, to publish her second book, “ABC … That Sounds Like Me, A Strengths Spotting Alphabet book.” Goldberg hoped to use the book as a way to give back to the ...

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  • 3rd Annual UPG-SEAC Inclusion Event to Focus on Inclusive Educational Practices Benefiting All Students

    To build on a month’s worth of inclusivity-focused professional development for Cheltenham teachers, which the Pennsylvania Inclusive Higher Education Consortium (PIHEC) produced in partnership with the Special Education Alliance of Cheltenham (SEAC) and United Parents Group (UPG), the community is invited to attend this year’s annual Cheltenham inclusion event – “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: How inclusive educational practices benefit ALL children,” a virtual program on April 21 at 6:30 p.m.

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  • CSD Foundation Fundraiser with Former Teachers Cindy Goldberg and Jennifer Hall

    The CSD Foundation's collaborative virtual fundraiser with former CSD teachers Cindy Goldberg and Jennifer Hall focused on their collaboration "ABC ... That Sounds Like Me" kicked off April 12 and runs through the end of the month.

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  • Superintendent Wagner Marseille Resigns after Six Years

    After six plus years, Cheltenham School District Superintendent has resigned his position. He informed the board in a meeting on Thursday, April 8. “Thank you to the Cheltenham community, staff, faculty, students, and community partners for allowing me the privilege of serving as the superintendent for a school district about which you carry a deep affinity...

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  • Glenside Standardized Testing Town Hall

    The United States Department of Education mandates school districts administer annual state assessments, including PSSA, PASA and Keystone exams. Glenside Principal Michelle Robinson hosted a virtual town hall on standardized testing options for families Monday, March 22...

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  • Kindergarten Registration Open for 2021-2022 School Year

    Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Click on read more for details...

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  • Legislative Town Hall - Monday, March 15

    As leaders in the community, the Cheltenham School District and the CSD Board of School Directors believe legislative initiatives to support equity and access to an excellent public education for all students is critical to strengthening our community. To hear from our representatives, the district and board have collaborated with the Abington School District and its board to host a virtual legislative town hall on ...

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  • CSD Introduces COVID-19 Dashboard

    In order to keep the Cheltenham community as up-to-date as possible, the district has created a real-time COVID-19 dashboard to track positive cases by month and building. View the dashboard at...

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  • Glenside Marks Black History Month

    Focusing on the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s (ASALH) national Black History Month theme of the “Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity,” Glenside Elementary grades recognized Black History Month in numerous ways....

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  • Glenside Elementary - Hybrid Instruction Building Procedures Video Tutorial

    As Glenside Elementary prepares for the introduction of hybrid instruction on Monday, Feb. 1, Glenside’s Welcome Ambassadors introduced COVID-19 building procedures to their school mates so families know what to expect when their children enter the building.

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  • Glenside Elementary School Town Hall

    Glenside Principal Michelle Robinson led a town hall on Monday, Jan. 25 for families and students to learn more about how the district is moving forward with the introduction of a hybrid mode of education...

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  • Cheltenham School District Honors MLK’s Legacy with Virtual Service Opportunities

    Though classes are not taking place in any of its schools, the Cheltenham School District is still paying tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by offering its students a number of virtual service opportunities on the annual MLK Day of Service....

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  • Hybrid/Remote Learning Registration Form - Selections Due by Tuesday, Dec. 8

    Please complete this registration form to select the instructional model your child/children will receive upon Cheltenham School District’s planned February 1, 2021, reopening with hybrid and remote learning options. Complete registration form> See the School Reopening Transition presentation to review the options> Complete one form per child. Students who do not ...

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  • Board Holds Leadership Reorganization Meeting

    At its annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, the CSD Board of School Directors voted unanimously to name Joel Fishbein president and Pamela Henry vice president. Mr. Fishbein succeeds Julie Haywood, who has served as board president since being elected to the position at the 2017 reorganization meeting. Ms. Haywood, a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, has served on the board since 2011. A board member since 2015...

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  • Glenside Bear “On the Loose”

    On Monday, Nov. 30, Sara Ryzner’s fourth graders earned their reward for meeting their PBIS Goals - a virtual challenge to find the escaped Glenside Bear. No one is quite sure how the bear “escaped,” but students were determined to find their mascot. Students scoured a Bear Hunt site and collected clues the bear left behind. When all the clues were uncovered and entered into a Google Form, students were ...

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  • Board Votes for February 1 Move to Hybrid Educational Model

    At Monday evening’s special meeting, the CSD Board of School Directors voted to begin the phased-in implementation of a hybrid educational model on Monday, Feb. 1. A vote on the winter health and safety plan was tabled until the special board meeting on Monday, Nov. 23. As a result, administration will reevaluate and adjust its implementation schedule and provide further information regarding...

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  • MCIU COVID-19 Virtual Information Session for Families

    The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit assembled an all-star panel of local health experts to provide the latest information related to COVID-19 for Montgomery County families. Dr. David Rubin and Dr. Susan Coffin from the CHOP PolicyLab, chair of the county commissioners Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, and Ms. Michel Masters, director of communicable diseases for the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, recorded a virtual informational session for parents/guardians of Montgomery County students...

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  • Glenside Elementary Adopts Talk-Listen-Act Plan to Combat Racism

    Taking a cue from the recently released video dedicated to the late Civil Rights activist Rep. John Lewis by PBS kids show “Arthur,” Glenside Elementary rolled out a school-wide plan to combat racism called “Talk-Listen-Act” during its October 21 virtual Rainbow of Friends/Unity Day assembly. In the video, titled “Arthur on Racism: Talk, Listen, and Act,” which was viewed during the assembly, lead character Arthur and his friend Buster discuss their dismay over a video they saw online which depicted someone from their neighborhood experiencing an act of racism. Arthur recalls a ...

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  • Glenside Elementary Celebrates Unity Day

    Glenside Elementary partnered with the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center to celebrate its annual Unity Day - a national effort aiming to educate, inspire, and involve students in the prevention of bullying at home and in school - over two days this week. Students most often report being bullied as a result of their race/ethnicity, physical appearance, sexual orientation, disability and religion. With a focus on race/ethnicity, participants ...

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  • CSD Collaborating with Keneseth Israel, Community Members on Glenside Rotary Thanksgiving Food Drive

    With Thanksgiving right around the corner, food collection efforts for local in-need families have kicked into high gear. For its 17th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, the Glenside Rotary has partnered with CSD, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel and community members to collect enough food to distribute more than 100 turkeys and baskets. With the economic instability COVID-19 has brought to the country, and specifically to Cheltenham...

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  • Glenside Students Draw Sugar Skulls as Part of Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

    Glenside kindergartners and first graders learned about Mexico during synchronous library class throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. As part of GE Librarian Christine Williames’ month-long curriculum, students read “The Best Mariachi” by J.D. Smith; “Papa Gave Me a Stick” by Janice Levy, “Marco’s Cinco De Mayo” by Lisa Bullard; “Axolotl” by Dawn Oldfield; or “Day of the Dead” by Tony Johnston during asynchronous time. Students inspired by...

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  • Glenside Library Kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

    Glenside Elementary Librarian Christine Williames launched an entire month of Hispanic Heritage Month activities this week reading “stories around the world.” This week, kindergarten and first graders are “visiting” Mexico. During synchronous time, students are reading “The Runaway Piggy” (“El Cochinito Fugitivo”), written by James Luna and illustrated by Laura Lacamara. During asynchronous time...

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  • Equity Policy Approved

    At its Tuesday, Sept. 8 legislative meeting, the board unanimously approved its new equity policy. After creating an equity statement, the administration and board hosted more than a year of community and policy committee meetings to finalize the equity policy. As part of the district's continuing effort to dismantle systemic inequities, per the new policy, the board is ... "committed to the ...

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  • Glenside Resident, Education Law Attorney/Advocate Jennifer Lowman Fills Vacant Seat on CSD Board of School Directors

    A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law, Ms. Lowman worked for a dozen years at Philadelphia’s Education Law Center as director of client services / training and senior staff attorney. In those positions, Ms. Lowman advised and trained families and advocates on the implementation of the rights of public school students in the areas of school enrollment, discipline, special education and other areas.

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  • In Remembrance: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

    Civil rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis passed away Friday, July 17 after a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. The son of Alabama sharecroppers, Lewis was a central figure in the key civil rights battles of the 1960s, including the Freedom Rides and the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march.

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  • Juneteenth 2020

    Today, African-Americans celebrate Juneteenth, an annual holiday dating back to 1865 commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. In recent years, and particularly following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African-Americans this year, Juneteenth has experienced renewed interest as a day to celebrate freedom.

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  • Glenside’s “Poem in Your Pocket” Day

    In celebration of “Poem in your Pocket Day,” Glenside students submitted videos via Flipgrid of themselves reading poems, some of them their own creation. “Poem in Your Pocket Day” takes place every year during National Poetry Month, and began in New York City in April 2002. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took ...

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  • CSD Chromebook Loaners & Repairs

    The Cheltenham School District recognizes the difficulties of our current shared circumstances, and wants to help alleviate the strain families are feeling as the result of the government-mandated school shutdown. To that end, the CSD Office of Technology is distributing a limited number of loaner Chromebooks to K-6 students from our most in-need families, and replacing damaged Chromebooks.

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  • Board of School Directors Holds Inaugural Virtual Legislative Meeting

    As a result of the COVID-19 government-mandated school shutdown and upon the public gatherings recommendation of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, the Cheltenham Board of School directors held a virtual legislative meeting on March 31 in lieu of its previously scheduled March 10 Legislative meeting. The meeting was streamed live and is available in the board meeting video archive.

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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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  • Cheltenham School District Receives $45K Meritorious School Safety Grant from PCCD

    The Cheltenham School District has received a $45K school safety grant from the School Safety and Security Committee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). Cheltenham will use the funds for the real-time school crisis and emergency management application Ruvna for CHS, CBK and EP, security radios and cameras and a safety and security assessment. “If we want our students to receive a quality education, we need to...

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  • Documentary Featuring Young Alumni to Premiere at UPG’s “Why Choose Cheltenham” Open House

    As part of its “Why Choose Cheltenham” Open House on Monday, March 23, the United Parents Group (UPG) will debut the short documentary “Why Choose Cheltenham: Alumni Voices” featuring interviews with recent CHS graduates. Alumni interviews include 2016 grads Corin Duey, Jonathan McCoy and Lucy Toledo; 2017 grad Matthew O’Neill; 2018 grads Jeremy Elvas, Sophie Koval and Zachariah Gharrafi; and Class of 2019 grads...

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  • United Parents Group’s “Why Choose Cheltenham” Showcase to be Held March 23

    Cheltenham’s United Parents Group (UPG) will host the inaugural Why Choose Cheltenham showcase highlighting the Cheltenham School District’s academics, extracurricular activities and student community on March 23 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at Cedarbrook Middle School (300 Longfellow Avenue, Wyncote, PA 19095). Come experience the many reasons to choose and celebrate CSD...

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  • CSD School Counselors Recognized during National School Counseling Week

    Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, National School Counseling Week kicks off Monday, Feb. 3 to highlight the impact school counselors make in helping students achieve success and plan for a career. “National School Counseling Week provides recognition for school counselors who implement comprehensive, data-driven, school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they work to meet the challenges of the 21st ...

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  • Cheltenham Awarded PAsmart Targeted Grant to Grow K-8 Computer Science

    The Cheltenham School District (CSD) has received a $35,000 PAsmart Targeted grant to expand K-8 computer science (CS) classes and teacher training. Cheltenham is one of 136 school districts, five career and technical centers, 15 charter and cyber charter schools and seven intermediate units to receive funding from the state. The grant will support K-8 growth in computer science, specifically to train teachers through ...

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  • CSD Hosts All-Schools MLK “Day On”

    More than 300 students, family members and staff dedicated a few hours of their time to honor Dr. Martin Luther King for the 25th annual Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service at the high school. Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Tolliver kicked off the event with reflections about Dr. King and why it’s important to remember his legacy. With assistance from numerous parent and Greek-letter organizations, students got to work, assembling care packages of all sorts for those less fortunate....

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  • Cheltenham School District Rolls out Texting Service

    Cheltenham School District families can now utilize their mobile phone’s text messaging (SMS) feature to receive district news and events, school closings updates and safety alerts. Families will receive a text message on Monday, Jan. 20 inviting them to opt into the service. If families do not receive a text, the district does not have a mobile phone number on file. To remedy that situation, contact CSD registrar ...

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  • 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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  • Learn How To Set Up The PowerSchool Mobile App

    We'd like to make several points of clarification regarding the PowerSchool app. Only parents/guardians of 5th through 12th grade students need to access PowerSchool. Grade K through 4 parents/guardians do not have PowerSchool portals. Access codes were mailed home or sent home with your student, including returning and new students. If you do not know your student and/or parent access code, please contact...

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  • Seventh Annual Lady Panthers Alumnae Game - January 4

    Cheltenham High School Lady Panthers alumnae are giving cancer the full court press. Now in its seventh year, the Lady Panthers Alumnae youth clinic and game on Saturday, Jan. 4 at Cheltenham High School aim to support those who are fighting cancer and raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s Coach vs. Cancer program. Tipoff for the alumnae game is noon....

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  • Wyncote Roarin’ Robots Take Top Honors at FIRST Robotics Competition

    The Wyncote Roarin’ Robots took first among more than 40 schools in the Innovation Project presentation category at the FIRST Robotics LEGO League competition at Springside Chestnut Hill this past Saturday, Dec. 7. The team’s project, The Silento, is designed to attach to leaf blowers and use destructive sound waves to cancel the leaf blower noise. The Roarin’ Robots involved in

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  • Tyrone M. Scott Officially Joins CSD Board of School Directors

    After being elected to the Cheltenham School District Board of School Directors in November, Mr. Tyrone M. Scott II stated his oath of office and officially took his seat at the board’s annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3. A lifelong advocate for children and families, Mr. Scott works for the regional nonprofit First Up, an educational advocate specializing in preschool and elementary education. First Up aims to improve early childhood education quality and access in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Mr. Scott's knowledge of child development, business management and education policy make him a trusted...

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  • CSD Elementary School CLASP Programs Showcase Talent with “Lights on Afterschool”

    CSD elementary school students enrolled in CLASP recently participated in the “Lights on Afterschool” program, the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important roles in the lives of children and families. lights on afterschool CLASP event As part of the two decade-old program, each elementary program staged a show, and invited friends and families to attend. Students and staff worked as emcees, costume designers, stage crew and set designers or handled audio/video. “What an exciting time to see our children show...

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  • CSD, Glenside Rotary Collaborate on Annual Thanksgiving Project

    For the past week, students from Cheltenham’s K-6 schools collected stuffing (more than 150 boxes), yams, cranberry sauce, vegetables, potatoes and gravy - more food than ever - to donate to the Glenside Rotary Club’s annual Thanksgiving Project. Earlier this week, Rotary Club members and other volunteers gathered at St. John's Lutheran Church to assemble the baskets which, along with a turkey, were delivered to...

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  • Polar Panthers Freezin’ for a Reason

    The Cheltenham Polar Panthers are back at it, readying themselves to brave the frigid air and icy water at the Suburban Cool Schools Polar Plunge at Souderton Area High School on Friday, Dec. 13 to raise money for Cheltenham’s Unified Bocce and Track and Field programs and the Special Olympics.

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  • Student Services Partners with CARing for Kids Foundation to Distribute Winter Coats

    With winter fast approaching, the Cheltenham School District received 150 coats from the Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia-Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation to disperse to families in need. Thank you to Faulkner Nissan of Jenkintown for facilitating...

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  • CSD Students Excelling with Philadelphia Young Playwrights

    Students from Glenside and Cheltenham elementary schools received high marks in early September from the Philadelphia Young Playwrights (PYP) for their creativity at its annual playwriting festival. During the 2018-19 school year, Gerald Aungst’s third grade class at Cheltenham Elementary wrote the play “Challenger’s Revenge,” which has been named one of just three elementary school-level plays to be performed at PYP’s second annual SaturPLAY! event on Saturday, Dec. 7 at a yet-to-be-determined location. Competition was tough with more than 650 submissions from nearly 1,000 students from third through 12th grade....

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  • Unified Student-Athletes to Serve as Honorary Football Captains

    Unified Track and Field student-athlete Olivia Daniels served as the honorary captain at this past Friday’s football game between the CHS Panthers and Quakertown Community High School Panthers. As the first honorary captain for this new tradition, Daniels entered the field alongside CHS Panthers, was introduced to the fans, facilitated the coin toss and enjoyed the game in her commemorative t-shirt from a special viewing area. Each honorary captain will also work with peers in general education classes to be their "buddies" for the event. Daniels received the...

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  • Character Day 2019

    Cheltenham School District encourages staff, students and families to observe Character Day on Friday, Sept. 27. An annual event, Character Day unites millions in schools, companies and homes to develop and deepen character strengths like empathy, grit, gratitude and leadership. Character development is important because it leads to school and career success and stronger, more engaged individuals and a more just world. Last year, more than ...

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  • 6th Annual Food Truck Jamboree

    Bring the family for a great day of community building with delicious food for every taste, local musical talent, fun kids’ activities and a fabulous silent auction with items including platinum seats for Chance the Rapper at the Wells Fargo Center in October....

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  • Back to School Backpacks

    CSD Home and School Visitor Jen Mosher worked with numerous organizations this summer to help CSD students in need begin the school year on the right foot. The Glenside Rotary (37) and Cradles to Crayons (100) donated backpacks filled with school supplies. The CSD Board of School Directors donated school supplies and much needed lunch bags, while the United Parent Group also donated backpacks....

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  • GES Fourth Grader Featured on Lehigh Valley Public Television

    Glenside Elementary fourth grader Keira was featured as the PBS39 Artist of the Month for August 2019! Drawing since she was 2-years-old, Keira is inspired by YouTube artists and remains undaunted after a mistake. Each year, the PBS39 Artist of the Month gives 12 young artists in kindergarten through 12th grade from the station's viewing area the chance to be featured by PBS39 on air, on its...

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  • David Teasdale Named Director of Facilities and Maintenance at Cheltenham School District

    David Teasdale has been appointed the director of facilities and maintenance at the Cheltenham School District (CSD), and begins his tenure Monday, July 1. The CSD Board of School Directors approved his hiring at its June 11 Legislative meeting. Most recently the director of operations for the New Hope-Solebury School District, in New Hope, Pa., the Australian native who moved to the United States in 2017, is an experienced facilities manager with 18 years of experience, including 13 years in a management capacity, in the education sector.

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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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  • CSD Earns Sustainable Cheltenham Award

    The Cheltenham School District and other organizations and individuals were honored with Sustainable Cheltenham Awards on Sunday, June 2 at the 24th annual Arts in the Park at High School Park. The Cheltenham Township Environmental Advisory Council established the annual awards program to recognize stakeholders who make significant contributions to the Sustainable Cheltenham mission. CSD was recognized for the introduction of...

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  • Second Annual Mindful May Wraps with Visit to Elementary Schools

    CSD’s second annual Mindful May culminated May 29 and 30 with Cedarbrook and CHS mindful ambassadors visiting and facilitating mindfulness activities with their younger peers at all four elementary schools. CBK students, who practiced mindfulness all year, joined the CHS Mindfulness Club members teaching mindful coloring, breath control, mindful eating and mindful balancing. Covering 34 elementary classes, students experienced...

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  • Latest Innovation Podcast Centers on Assessment-based Student Empowerment

    In the fourth podcast of this school year, the CSD Innovation team of gifted and professional development supervisor Matt Pimental and STEM supervisor Dr. Brian Reilly chatted with Empower co-author A.J. Juliani about empowering students through assessments, the topic of chapter eight in Empower. Juliani keynoted a professional development day this past November about...

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  • CBK‘s Project LIT Students Light Out to Elementary Schools

    On Wednesday, May 29, more than 40 Cedarbrook students involved in Project LIT, visited all four CSD elementary schools in the name of literacy. A national, grassroots literacy movement, Project LIT is a network of dedicated teachers and students who are committed to increasing access to culturally relevant books and promoting a love of reading in our schools and communities. The CBK students read several primary readers to...

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  • PBIS Implementers’ Forum

    Congratulations to the Elkins Park School core leadership team for being recognized at the 2019 Pennsylvania Positive Behavioral Support (PAPBS) Implementers’ Forum May 14 and 15 for their efforts in establishing a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) student leadership team.

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  • Cindy Goldberg Presents at Positive Education Conference

    CSD Mindfulness Coach Cindy Goldberg is a featured presenter at the Shipley School’s Introduction to Positive Education Conference for educators, administrators and school specialists June 17-19. The professional development program is designed to introduce participants to the concepts, skills and best practices of positive psychology as they apply to schools. Goldberg’s “Mindfulness in the Classroom” workshop offers 25 activities that work to bring fun into the classroom, including ...

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  • Glenside C.L.A.S.P. Students Learn STEM Lessons from Arcadia Grad Students

    Every Tuesday and Wednesday for the past eight weeks, Arcadia University Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Augusto Macalalag, Jr., Ed.D., and some of his graduate students have been engaged in teaching STEM lessons to Glenside students who attend the after school C.L.A.S.P. program. Macalalag’s “STEM teachers” taught different l...

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  • Mindful May Life Hacks

    Each week during the month of May our Positive Psychology Teacher Leaders are offering us a simple, easy to use life hack to help live more mindfully. Click on the videos and give mindfulness a try!

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  • Lee Sisters Advance to YMCA Gymnastics Nationals

    The Lee sisters, Addison, a sixth grader at Elkins Park, and Olivia, a third grader at Glenside, recently earned placewinner recognition at the Cotton Candy Classic, the Pennsylvania YMCA State Gymnastics competition, and will be competing at the YMCA Gymnastics National Championship in June. The sisters compete for the Hatboro YMCA in level 3. With victories in the bars and floor exercise and ...

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  • Musical Theater Workshop

    Aspiring musical theater performers from Elkins Park School and Glenside Elementary had the opportunity to learn from members of the Cheltenham High School Touring Ensemble - under the direction of Jenny Hutton - at the school district’s first musical theater workshop this past weekend. The three groups watched each other perform before collaborating on...

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  • Baseball Team Service Project

    Members of the CHS baseball team traded in their mitts and bats for garden gloves and rakes this weekend to give Cheltenham Little League’s Woodland Complex and Gimbel Fields thorough spring cleanings as part of a team service project. Many of the team’s players started their diamond careers with the Cheltenham Little League (CLL), which hosts its Opening Day festivities Saturday, April 6. CLL sponsors baseball (ages 5-16), ...

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  • International Day of Happiness

    The Cheltenham School District was one of the happiest places on Earth on Wednesday, March 20 for the International Day of Happiness. Students and staff celebrated all over the district with projects created by Positive Psychology teacher leaders. View these photos for a sample of the happiness that flowed....

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  • YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS WORKSHOP

    Cheltenham School District is offering free training on Youth Mental Health First Aid, which is the help offered to a young person experiencing a mental health challenge, mental disorder, or mental health crisis. The training will be presented by Ms. Jane Donohue, Elkins Park School Counselor, and Dr. Nicole Warren, Cheltenham High School Psychologist. The objectives of the training are as follows:...

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  • CBK’s Project Lit Travels to Glenside Elementary to Share Love of Reading

    This past week, as part of Cedarbrook’s newly established “Project Lit,” nearly two dozen students illustrated their commitment to service projects championing the love of reading by traveling to Glenside Elementary School to read to third and fourth graders. A national, grassroots literacy movement, Project Lit is a network of dedicated teachers and students who are...

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  • 27th Annual Future Problem Solving Bowl

    For the 27th consecutive year, teams of critical, creative thinkers from across the district came together for the annual Future Problem Solvers (FPS) Bowl. Each of the problem solvers has worked for months with their coaches to learn and refine the difficult future problem-solving process, which emphasizes cooperation and critical thinking and de-emphasizes competitiveness...

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  • International Day of Happiness - March 20

    CSD Positive Psychology teachers leaders spread happiness at Wednesday's faculty meetings in preparation for the International Day of Happiness on March 20. According to positive psychology researcher Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, individuals have great control over their happiness. Half of our happiness is based upon our genetics, 10 percent on our...

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  • Cheltenham School District Adopts “Safe2Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System

    The Cheltenham School District has adopted the “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous reporting system for grades 7-12. Mandated under the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s 2018 Act 44, the program educates students and adults to recognize and report at-risk behavior – especially on social media. The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SSARS) is provided through Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a nationwide non-profit organization with programs in 50 states, encompassing more than ...

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  • Summer Voyage “Taking Flight”

    Cheltenham School District will sponsor the 2019 Summer Voyage program “Taking Flight,” where rising second through sixth graders can explore the history of flight, its social and cultural impact on societies across the globe, engineering and design of various aircraft, and design of their own flight innovations. Pennsylvania-certified teachers will lead students through a...

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  • Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020

    Kindergarten Registration and Readiness Screening for the 2019-2020 school year will take place Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 23, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Administration Building located at 2000 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027. There will be no registration on May 21, 2019, due to Professional Development Day. Prior to making an appointment, you must submit an application online....

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  • Building Strengths Book Club

    Cheltenham families and staff met recently to discuss ways to focus on what's good with our children in part two of the parent workshop/book club “Building Strengths.” Workshops are based on the book The Strength Switch by Dr. Lea Waters. Workshop participants discussed and engaged in activities around noticing and navigating strengths, attention, goofing off, gratitude, savoring and mindfulness. Parents and guardians played gratitude ping pong and balanced feathers as they explored ways to disconnect from technology and reconnect with their children in ...

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  • CSD Earns $25K Safety Grant

    The Cheltenham School District has received a $25,000 school safety grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The grant will be utilized by purchasing security-related technology. The PCCD initiates, validates and financially supports justice-related programs put forth by practitioners and experts in the justice system. The commission focuses on...

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  • Service Projects, Historic Recitations, Song and Dance to Highlight Cheltenham’s MLK “Day On”

    Hundreds of Cheltenham School District students, parents and community members will gather at Cheltenham High School on Monday, Jan. 21 for service projects, performances and birthday cake to commemorate the memory and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the District’s annual “Day On.” Each school will perform its own service project, some of which include creating flashcards for incoming kindergarten students, no-sew blankets and bags to fill with toiletries and other essentials for those less fortunate, breakfast bags for the homeless, and collecting books, coats and stuffed animals for children. Some of the organizations...

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  • CSD School Board Accepts Tax Incremental Financing Resolution to Redevelop Elkins Estate

    By an 8-1 vote, the Cheltenham School District Board of Directors accepted the tax incremental financing resolution concerning the Elkins Estate at 1750 Ashbourne Rd. in Elkins Park. The resolution reads: “Approval of a resolution of the Board of School Directors of the Cheltenham School District, approving the school district's participation in a tax increment finance districting within the Township of Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in connection with ...

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  • Community Conversation on Climate, Culture and Equity

    Equity, access and opportunity drive the District's work to ensure the eradication of the pervasive and inequitable outcomes in student achievement, results and performances. To that end, the Cheltenham School District hosted its second Community Conversation on Climate, Culture and Equity on Thursday, Jan. 10 at Wyncote Elementary. At the meeting...

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  • Cheltenham Lady Panthers Host Sixth Annual Alumnae Basketball Game

    Cheltenham High School Lady Panthers alumnae are giving cancer the full court press. Now in its sixth year, the Lady Panthers Alumnae youth clinic and game on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Cheltenham High School aims to support those who are fighting cancer and raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s Coach vs. Cancer program. Tipoff for the alumnae game is noon. Participating alumni and alumnae include players from the Lady Panthers 2000 and 2007 state championships and four...

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  • FIRST LEGO League Season Opens for Three Elementary Schools

    Participating in the “Into Orbit” Challenge of the 30th FIRST Robotics competition, the Wyncote, Glenside and Myers FIRST LEGO League Robotics teams opened their seasons against more than 20 teams on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and came away with some nice recognitions. Wyncote’s Roarin’ Robots received the coveted Gracious Professionalism Award for its ability to compete as ...

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  • Parent Workshop and Book Club Kicks Off with “A Strengths Based Approach to Flourishing”

    District parents and positive psychology teacher leaders joined CSD Mindfulness/Positive Psychology coach Cindy Goldberg on Tuesday for an interactive evening centered on the importance of focusing on children’s strengths, rather than noticing their weaknesses. The Strength Switch by Lea Waters, Ph.D., was the featured reading for...

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  • K-6 Schools Contribute to Rotary Club Thanksgiving Food Drive

    With an assist from Wyncote, Glenside, Cheltenham, Myers and Elkins Park, the Rotary Club of Glenside was able to provide a delicious Thanksgiving meal to Cheltenham School District families, complete with a turkey, potatoes and fixings. The schools staged food drives to collect stuffing, cranberry, vegetables, marshmallows, yams, gravy and cornbread to put in the baskets. CSD Elementary Home and School Visitor Jen Mosher organized the list of families receiving a basket. Volunteers from the ...

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  • “Pretty in Pig” Winners Announced

    In October, the district partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Through the Komen "Pretty in Pig" program, district schools raised 740.44. Erika Wimms’ second-grade class at Myers class did an amazing job, collecting 107.05. At Glenside...

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  • Cheltenham School District Launches Mobile App

    This week, the Cheltenham School District launched a branded mobile application by SchoolMessenger. The app is available for download to mobile device in the App Store and Google Play. A collaboration between CSD Communications and Technology...

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  • CSD Receives $20K Safety Grant from PA Department of Education

    The Cheltenham School District has been awarded a $20,000 safety grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Safe Schools program. The funds will be utilized to create and launch the district’s threat assessment team. The Alexandria, Virginia-based...

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  • Cheltenham Student Council Partners with Komen in the Fight against Breast Cancer during “Pink Out” Week

    The Cheltenham Student Council is sponsoring its “Pink Out” partnership with the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Foundation. The 2018 “Pink Out” Week will run from October 8 -12, and culminate at the CHS football team’s “Pink Out” game versus Hatboro Horsham on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. The goal of this program is to raise awareness and funds to help more women and men in our community survive breast cancer. Under the umbrella of Dietz & Watson’s unique “Pretty in Pig”program...

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  • CSD Foundation’s Fifth Annual Food Truck Jamboree Raises Hits the Spot

    With food trucks for every taste, a dunk tank featuring CSD teachers and administrators, kids’ activities and silent auction and raffle with fabulous prizes, the fifth annual Cheltenham School District Foundation's Food Truck Jamboree held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at CHS raised funds for innovative educator grants. According to event chair...

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  • CSD Shows its Character

    On Wednesday, Sept. 26, CSD students and staff joined a celebration of the unique strengths which make people who they are as part of the fifth annual Character Day. An annual global event, Character Day brings together millions of people of all ages in schools, classrooms, companies, homes — anywhere people already gather — to engage...

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  • District Celebrates "Start With Hello" Week

    This week (September 24-28), the district will once again recognize Start with Hello Week, a national initiative to raise awareness and educate students and school communities about social isolation – the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely or treated like one is invisible. Start with Hello teaches students ...

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  • Cheltenham Students Take Center Stage at Philadelphia Young Playwrights Annual Festival

    Can Tony Award nominations be far behind? Aspiring playwrights from across the Cheltenham School District showed well at this year's Philadelphia Young Playwrights annual Playwriting Festival, capturing ...

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  • Cheltenham School District Foundation Awards Innovation Grants

    The Cheltenham School District Foundation awarded 24 grants totaling nearly $25,000 to 27 Cheltenham educators at this year’s school-opening festivities. The individual grants ranged from $1,500 to $100. Grant ideas included funding requests for creating classroom mindfulness spaces, an outdoor classroom...

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  • Cheltenham Transportation Adds 40 Propane-Fueled Buses to Its Fleet

    The Cheltenham School District Board of Directors and Administration continue their commitment to sustainability through the introduction of 40 72-passenger propane-fueled buses to the existing Cheltenham Transportation fleet. Propane-fueled school buses provide a number of environmental advantages, including ...

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  • 6ABC Visits Glenside Elementary

    On Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6ABC Action News personality Karen Rogers and her cameraman paid a visit to Glenside Elementary School to interview students about what was on their minds as the school year began. Rogers visited Sarah DeMaria's first-grade class and Helen Ward's second-grade ...

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  • CSD Earns Mini-Grant to Pilot “Grab and Go” Breakfast Program

    The Cheltenham School District’s Myers and Cheltenham elementary schools have been awarded $5,000 each mini-grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to pilot a “grab-and-go” breakfast program this coming school year. The grant award criteria were heavily factored on the percentage of free and reduced lunch participation at the buildings...

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