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  • 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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  • CSD Unveils Continuity of Education Plan

    The Cheltenham School District is committed to designing the most effective methods and systems available in the district for the continuation of our high-quality education despite the exceptional circumstances of the full school closure in the state of Pennsylvania. The purpose of this document is to outline how CSD will offer a Distance Learning model for the continuation of the educational program.

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  • Cheltenham School District And Cheltenham Educators’ Association Enter Into New Labor Agreement

    The Cheltenham School District (CSD) Board of School Directors and Cheltenham Educators’ Association (CEA), the school district’s teachers union, have come to agreement on a three-year contract. After the CEA’s weekend contract ratification, the board approved the contract this evening at its May legislative meeting. The eight board members present unanimously approved.

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  • Wyncote Students Play Flipgrid “Would You Rather?”

    IWyncote Flipgrid Assignment n an effort to give students a voice and chance to share their thoughts, Wyncote students have been encouraged to post on library media specialist Amy Flynn’s “We Are All in This Together” Flipgrid page. Each week, Flynn posts a fun topic for students to share their opinions, ideas or knowledge. Topics have ranged from poems to ...

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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 Police Take Wyncote Students on a “Read-Along”

    Cheltenham Township Police Department (CTPD) officers David Sparango and Don Baldwin stopped by Wyncote Thursday to read Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler to first graders. CTPD officers come to Wyncote monthly and read on a specific topic, which for January was “kindness.” In advance of National Kindness Day on February 18, families received paper hearts on which they are writing the students’ random acts of kindness. The hearts will be sent back and hung in the hallway with the hope that a chain is completed by World Kindness Day...

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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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  • Wyncote Hosts GeoBee

    Nine Wyncote fourth graders entered this week’s National Geographic GeoBee and after several rounds of answering questions about United States states, world geography, environmental issues and habitat loss, Hannah Dreibelbis came out on top, followed by Oliver Burnside and Trevonn Campbell. The National Geographic GeoBee is an...

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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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  • High School’s Computer Science Honor Society Networks with Younger Students

    Members of the high school’s new Computer Science Honor Society served as computer science ambassadors, bringing coding experiences to a number of younger Cheltenham students in the past weeks as part of Hour of Code. Seniors Jeffery Gaskin and Nate Norward led a calculator take-apart session for the Elkins Park School Leadership Academy program, which group ...

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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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  • Wyncote Character Parade

    The rain couldn’t dampen any spirits (or ghouls, ninjas or dinosaurs either, for that matter) at Thursday’s Character Parade at Wyncote Elementary. Students from every grade paraded around the Wyncote hallways in their Halloween costumes while parents lined the walls and cheered and took pictures. Many students dressed as characters from their favorite books like “Big Nate in a Class by Himself” and “Judy Moody Saves the World” and carried those books with them during the parade. Other students dressed in a wide array of creative

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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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  • PBL9 Hosts Old School Field Day for Wyncote Third Graders

    On Thursday, Oct. 10, the freshman Project Based Learning cohort (PBL9) visited Wyncote Elementary School and facilitated an old school field day for the third graders. The activities were reimagined versions of games from ancient times like “Bunnies and Bobcats,” “Panda Hockey,” “Microrush” and “Chunkey Monkey,” but had to incorporate an animal adaptation. The essential question driving this project was ...

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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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  • 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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  • PBL9 Facilitates Field Day for Wyncote Third Graders

    On Friday, May 31, members of PBL9 visited Wyncote Elementary School to facilitate a Field Day for third graders. This was not ordinary field day, though, as activities were reimagined versions of games from ancient times, with the added element of incorporating an animal adaptation....

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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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  • CHS Senior Abe Moss Earns National Merit Scholarship

    Cornell University-bound CHS senior Abe Moss has been awarded a National Merit Scholarship. An aspiring judge, Moss will study history as an undergraduate and plans to attend law school. A straight “A” student throughout high school, Moss plays violin with the chamber orchestra and earned Eagle Scout status this past November. A member of the CHS Constitutional Scholars club, Moss also served as the vice president of the CHS National Honor Society. A Wyncote resident and former student at Wyncote Elementary, Moss is...

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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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  • 10th Annual Michael Brecker Tribute Concert

    The Cheltenham High School Jazz Big Band will honor one of the school’s most successful alumni at the annual Michael Brecker Benefit Concert at the High School’s Little Theatre on Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. A 1967 graduate, Brecker, a saxophonist, had a tremendous impact on jazz and pop music for decades, earning 15 Grammy Awards and 28 Grammy Award nominations throughout his career. This year's concert also showcases the Wyncote Elementary School Band Pilot Program...

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  • Wyncote Welcomes High School Mentors

    In what Wyncote Elementary hopes is the start of collaboration with high school mentors, on Wednesday, May 1, CHS Vice Principal Craig Metcalfe, CHS Boys Basketball Coach Pat Fleury and six young men from the high school hosted a conversation with boys from Wyncote Elementary. The high school students shared their experiences of growing up and how they dealt with school, athletics, and peers. The Wyncote students asked questions and shared concerns about their future....

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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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  • Wyncote Hosts Local Author Jocelyn Hoffman, Learns about Disabilities and Prosthetics

    n observance of Disability Awareness month, on Monday, April 22, Wyncote’s kindergarten through second graders hosted local author and CSD parent Jocelyn Hoffman, who has written “Emmy Goes to Kindergarten” and “Emmy’s Amazing Hand” about the unique abilities of her daughter Emmy who was born without fingers on her right hand because of a condition called symbrachydactyly. Hoffman spoke to students about...

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  • High School, Wyncote Jazz Bands Perform at Warm Daddy’s

    On Wednesday, April 10, the Wyncote Jazz Band and CHS Jazz Big Band played at Warm Daddy’s by Penns Landing as part of Jazz Journeys Educational Institute’s “Night Club at Noon” program in honor of Jazz History Month. Mathematics Civics and Science Charter School from Philadelphia also performed. The two hour event that includes a mini jazz concert, is an outreach initiative that addresses ...

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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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  • 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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  • Chanel Brissett '17 Takes NCAA 60m Hurdles Title at NCAAs

    USC Trojans sprinter and 2017 CHS graduate (and former Wyncote Elementary student) Chanel Brissett won the 60m hurdles this past weekend at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.

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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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  • Wyncote Elementary Kicks Off $25K Project Fit America Online Voting Campaign

    Wyncote Elementary hosted a raucous pep rally Thursday afternoon for students and staff to kick off a month-long campaign to win $25,000 in fitness equipment in the Dannon/ShopRite Project Fit America (PFA) online voting contest. Wyncote will win the equipment by garnering the most votes in online balloting from Saturday, Feb. 2 through - Thursday, Feb. 28 at Cheltenham.org/projectfitamerica. Votes can be cast once daily per email address, but voters must be at least 13 years old.

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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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  • “L-i-g-a-t-u-r-e” Wins Wyncote Spelling Bee

    The competition was stiff but fourth grader Zuri Hicks spelled “ligature” in the 21st round to emerge triumphant in this week’s annual Wyncote Spelling Bee, a precursor to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Hicks outlasted classmate Nate Leary to finish first. Both earned medals and certificates, with ...

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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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  • Cheltenham Young Playwright Winning Work Selected for Staged Readings

    Three Cheltenham School District plays will be performed as staged readings for the Philly Young Playwrights’ SaturPlay event on October 6 at Smith Playground (3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia). This free event is for the whole family and features four short plays of mystery, magic and mischief written by Philadelphia-area students and brought to life by the ...

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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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  • 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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