2023-24 Spotlights

  • 2023-24 APPROVED Academic Calendar

    Click through for the most up-to-date 2023-24 academic calendar.

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  • PBL Senior Interns’ Presentations of Learning

    (May 16, 2024) Project Based Learning seniors participating in the Senior Internship Experience (SIE) held their presentations of learning (PoL) at an event Tuesday in the beautiful tent at Curtis Hall, where students, families, mentors, and teachers gathered to celebrate the PBL seniors. The PoL is an opportunity for reflection and critique, and an occasion to recognize the student’s accomplishments and personal growth.

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  • Color Guard Earns Top Finishes

    (May 9, 2024) On a squad with mostly freshmen and sophomores, captains senior Jade Carr and junior Mikayla Robinson have led the Panther Color Guard to two high-profile finishes in the past few weeks.

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  • Cheltenham Students Make Their Mark in Harrisburg at Youth Summit

    (May 3, 2024) Cheltenham Communities that Care (CTC) arranged for CHS students Brooklyn Carter, Jayla Elliott, Jayden Fermin, Serenity Grier, Joshua Owens, Alexander Rebitz, Bianca White and chaperones, including CSD Superintendent Dr. Brian Scriven and Cheltenham CTC representatives Charla DeValia, Wendy Rosenfeld, and Donna Malcolm, to attend a youth summit in Harrisburg on Wednesday. The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA) sponsored the summit, which included six other coalitions from across Pennsylvania. Cheltenham CTC engages and empowers youth, families, and the community, through prevention and education, to make healthy choices.

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  • CHS Senior Restores Glenside Fire Gong for Eagle Scout Project

    (April 30, 2024) CHS senior and Eagle Scout Liam McCann worked with local steelworkers, welders, crane operators, and carpenters, along with firefighters and other Boy Scouts to restore the old fire gong at the Glenside Fire Company. McCann worked on the project for his Eagle Scout badge.

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  • Wrestlers Make All-State All-Academic Team

    (April 16, 2024) For the second consecutive season, senior wrestlers Corey Bradley and Spencer Epstein have been named to the 2024 Pennsylvania Coaches Wrestling Association (PWCA) All-State All-Academic team. This prestigious statewide award is given to wrestlers who meet several challenging points of criteria on the mat and in the classroom.

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  • Cheltenham Students Show Well at SkillsUSA State Competition

    (April 15, 2024) Congratulations to the Cheltenham/Eastern Center students who placed at the SkillsUSA State Competition in Hershey, Pa., from April 3-5. All told, 31 Eastern students competed in the competition which included students from all over Pennsylvania.

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  • Business Ed Students Take First in Entrepreneurs Game Plan Program

    (April 11, 2024) On Wednesday, freshmen Kennedi Johnson, Mia Berg, and Kameron McCray and senior Lillian Conwell - students in the business education program at Cheltenham High School - showcased their entrepreneurial skills as finalists in the Firstrust Bank-Philadelphia Eagles Entrepreneurs Game Plan program, powered by EVERFI, at Lincoln Financial Field. With their entrepreneurial idea called Chorefinder, an app created to assist students under 18 find jobs within their communities, the quartet secured first place, earning a $2500 prize for the high school's business program, led by business education teacher Candy Manning.

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  • CHS Hosts Financial Literacy Fair

    (April 11, 2024) As part of Financial Literacy Month, Cheltenham High School students received a dose of (financial) reality at this year’s Financial Literacy Fair, sponsored by TruMark Financial Credit Union. The event, held Thursday at the high school, was a hands-on experience designed to help students develop a better understanding of their own personal finance.

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  • CHS Students Help CES Celebrate National Robotics Week

    (April 10, 2024) Sophomores World Diana Codio, Hazel Dobeck, Julia Johnson and Elizabeth Stryker from Sarah Putterman’s class visited Cheltenham Elementary to assist iLab/ Challenge teacher Gerald Aungst with an hour of code on Wednesday in honor of National Robotics Week.

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  • Sophomore Violist Qualifies for States

    (March 26, 2024) Following a successful audition at the Region VI Orchestra Festival at CB West High School March 21-23, sophomore violist Adora Abdul has been selected to play for the All-State Orchestra. Abdul, who vied for a spot in states with the best orchestral students in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia Counties, is the first CHS orchestral student to reach states since 2019.

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  • 15 CHS Students Accepted into “Touch the Future” Art Exhibition

    (March 21, 2024) Employing a wide variety of artistic techniques - from painting to digital photography to mixed media - 15 Cheltenham High School students won entry into the PSEA’s 37th annual “Touch the Future” student art exhibit. The show is open to the public through April 5 at Montgomery County Community College’s Art Gallery (340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell).

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  • Seniors Open Letters from Their Younger Selves

    (March 15, 2023) Fourteen CHS seniors received a blast from the past Friday in the form of letters they wrote to themselves as Myers Elementary students in Ms. Erika Wimms’ class during the 2014-15 or 2015-16 school years.

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  • CHS Chamber Orchestra Presents “An Evening of Chamber Music”

    (March 11, 2024) With 11 numbers by an array of musicians, the Cheltenham High School Chamber Orchestra gave a breathtaking performance in the Little Theatre this past Wednesday.

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  • Freshmen Take First Place in PJAS Competition

    (March 4, 2024) Competing against students across Montgomery County, freshmen Cole Powers and Morohkaut Thach recently won first place awards within their division and grade groups at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) competition at Souderton Area HS.

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  • Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

    (Feb. 28. 2024) After earning semifinalist status in the fall, Cheltenham High School senior Kadin Ginkinger has been named a finalist in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship program competition. He will compete for some 7,100 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $28 million.

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  • PBL9 Produces Workplace Documentary

    (Feb. 19, 2024) Freshmen Project-Based Learning students created a documentary titled “What If I Quit,” a compilation of two- to three-minute videos examining how companies can only function with the contributions of all employees, regardless of job title, responsibilities, and salary. Barack Obama’s Netflix documentary “Working” inspired this project.

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  • Sophomore Violinist Qualifies for Regionals

    (Feb. 20, 2024) After performing at the recent District 11 re-auditions at Harriton High School, sophomore violinist Adora Abdul qualified as one of a six students from across Montgomery and Bucks Counties to continue on to the Region VI Orchestra Festival.

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  • PBL10 Hosts Inaugural ComicCon

    (February 15, 2024) Students in PBL10 combined their knowledge of history, English, and chemistry to stage their first major exhibition of the year - the inaugural PBL10 ComicCon, which featured student-written comic books, hero analyses and discussions, and chemically inspired villains.

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  • CHS Graphic Design Students Creating Visual Rebrand for Local Businesses

    (February 7, 2024) CHS students in Stephanie Jackson’s Graphic Design II class collaborated with local businesses - Fill-A-Bagel, Tous Le Jours and Apollo’s Pizza - on a visual rebrand.

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  • CHS Students Implement Recycling Initiatives through PBL11 Project

    Karen Shaffran’s PBL11 class and students in the CHS Environmental Club collaborated to introduce a new recycling initiative at CHS as part of a PBL11 environmental science project.

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  • CHS Hosts Fifth Annual Hackathon

    (Jan. 18, 2024) The Computer Science Honor Society hosted the 2024 “Hack the Ham” this past weekend. For the fifth year in a row, this STEM event hosts students in grades 7-12, with workshops in JavaScript, HTML/CSS, and Scratch.

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  • Four Qualify for District Orchestra

    (Jan. 18, 2024) Following a rigorous day of auditions, (l to r) sophomores Maram Kennerly (bass), William Edgar (cello) and Adora Abdul (viola) have been selected to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s (PMEA) District 11 Orchestra Festival March 7-8 at Harriton High School. A fourth student, a junior cello player, was selected but wishes to remain anonymous. Abdul and Edgar qualified last year. This is Kennerly’s first time qualifying.

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  • Two Qualify for District Chorus

    (January 11, 2024) Following a rigorous day of auditions, (l to r) junior Quinn Durso (Alto 1) and senior Lena Cathcart (Soprano 1) have been selected to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s (PMEA) District 11 Choir Festival Jan. 24-26 at Bensalem High School.

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  • CHS Senior Leading Girls Who Code at Glenside

    (Dec. 20, 2023) CHS senior Esther Kim always had a keen interest in majoring in computer science, but wanted to keep her option to teach open. What better way to gain experience in both than leading the Girls Who Code program at Glenside Elementary? Completing her fourth year of teaching coding to GES students, Kim taught her final lesson on Tuesday. Girls Who Code at the elementary schools familiarizes and introduces girls to computer science.

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  • CES Students Collaborate with CHS Students for Hour of Code

    (Dec. 13, 2023) During the week of December 4-8, 2023, Cheltenham Elementary celebrated Hour of Code. Every classroom from kindergarten through grade 4 participated in an activity learning how to program computers. For the third year in a row, students were joined each day by Cheltenham High School students from teacher Sarah Putterman’s computer science classes, who helped the elementary students solve problems and gain coding skill.

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  • Senior Goldfarb Earns Recognitions at SkillsUSA District Leadership Conference

    (Dec. 7, 2023) A student in EASTERN’s Design, Photography and Illustration program, senior Marin Goldfarb earned multiple recognitions at the recent SkillsUSA District 2 Leadership Conference at Kalahari Resorts in Pocono Manor, Pa. Approximately 250 students from six different career and technical centers from Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties attended the conference.

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  • PBL Farmacy is Open for Business

    (Nov. 28, 2023) The Project Based Learning Class of ‘24 is pleased to offer a line of plant-based healing products to the Cheltenham community. Students designed and built a hydroponic lab to grow botanicals, researched properties of medicinal plants, and created handmade products that utilize home-grown and locally-sourced ingredients and packaging. All proceeds support PBL@CHS.

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  • Skills for Life Thanksgiving

    (Nov. 17, 2023) Against the backdrop of a YouTube video of a roaring fire, more than 20 CHS Skills for Life (S4L) students got into the holiday spirit Thursday afternoon at their 12th annual Thanksgiving Feast.

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  • Four CHS Musicians Join the Pros for “Beatles vs. Stones” in Keswick

    (Nov. 16, 2023) CHS senior Griff O’Connor (viola), junior Judah Blitstein (violin) and sophomores Adora Abdul (violin) and Will Edgar (cello) will join professional musicians onstage for the touring show “Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown” at Keswick Theatre on Dec. 1. The string quartet will perform six songs with Satisfaction (the Rolling Stones tribute band) and Abbey Road (the Beatles tribute band) in an epic showdown. The production includes multimedia, period costumes and vintage instruments.

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  • Dr. Scriven Convenes First Superintendent Student Advisory Council Meetings

    (November 2, 2023) CSD Superintendent Dr. Brian W. Scriven convened the first of his monthly Superintendent Student Advisory Council (SSAC) meetings on Thursday, Nov. 2. The superintendent met with 25 students from Cheltenham High School and 15 students from Cedarbrook. Dr. Scriven will meet with Elkins Park students next week.

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  • CHS Becomes MontCo’s First Traditional High School to Offer a PDE-Approved Diversified Occupations Program

    (October 20, 2023) Cheltenham High School has become the first traditional high school in Montgomery County to offer a Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Diversified Occupations program.

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  • Touring Ensemble Premieres “Lin-Mania”

    (October 18, 2023) On Oct. 12, the touring ensemble premiered “Lin-Mania,” a show devoted to songs written by Lin Manuel Miranda. Some of the selections included “You're Welcome” from “Moana,” “Dear Theodosia” from “Hamilton,” “Carnival” from “In the Heights,” and “Keep the Beat” from “Vivo.” The touring ensemble is a select group of auditioned students who perform a revue-style show every year and perform throughout the Cheltenham community for the rest of the year.

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  • Four Students Earn Inaugural McGuire Scholarship

    (October 13, 2023) Senior singers Ijeoma Ojukwu (alto) and Myles Daniels (bass) and sophomores Mason Williams (violin) and Anastasia Owens (piano) have been named the inaugural recipients of the Ian McGuire Music Scholarship, each earning $1,000 to nurture their musical talents by receiving lessons or participating in music programs.

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  • PBL12 Launches "PBL Farmacy"

    (October 11, 2023) For their senior design project, Project Based Learning (PBL) seniors have launched the “PBL Farmacy,” an artisanal agri-business dedicated to developing and marketing botanical based, sustainable products.

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  • National Merit Students Recognized

    (October 5, 2023) Congratulations to National Merit Scholarship semifinalist senior Kadin Ginkinger, and National Merit Commended scholars seniors Madhura Boominathan and Lydia Hessel-Robinson. The trio was recognized and treated to Chipotle for lunch on Thursday.

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  • Ahngelique Davis Named Field Hockey Coach

    (October 3, 2023) With more than 16 years of experience as a sport professional in Olympic field hockey and lacrosse, Ahngelique A. Davis has been named head coach of the CHS field hockey team. For the 2023 season, Davis’ goal is to develop the talents of players into higher performance play.

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  • Nearly 30 Clubs and Organizations Participate in CHS Activities Fair

    (September 21, 2023) Student leaders and staff representatives from nearly 30 clubs and organizations lined the track at CHS Stadium on September 21 for the 2023-24 Clubs and Activities Fair. Students weaved in and out of the lineup of tables to become a member of a club or organization, as well as speak with the student leaders about getting involved.

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  • Alumnus Pens Fantasy Novel

    Cheltenham High School alumnus Tim McHugh (Class of 2017) recently published his first novel, “A Dark and Silent Song,” a fantasy work drawing inspiration from other books in the genre, particularly those of George R.R. Martin and Patrick Rothfuss.

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  • CHS Alumnus Jaheim Hill Selected for Youth Photography Exhibition at St. Joseph’s University

    (September 12, 2023) CHS alumnus Jaheim Hill (2023) is showing a sample of his photography collection in the Youth Photography Exhibition at Saint Joseph’s University’s Frances M. Maguire Museum through September 20.

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  • Innovation Podcast: Penn Literacy Network

    (September 11, 2023) The second episode of the CSD Innovation in Education podcast features Laura Paparo, the Associate Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Literacy Network (PLN).

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  • Comp Sci Teacher Putterman Wins Grant for Hackathon

    (August 25, 2023) Congratulations to high school computer science teacher Sarah Putterman for receiving a $2500 grant from Affinity Healthcare Solutions.

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  • Senior Completes Internship at Worcester, Massachusetts, DA’s Office

    (August 25, 2023) Seeking an experience to expose him to a career in government, senior Shalom Cuker spent his summer interning in Massachusetts at the office of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

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  • Rising Senior a New York Times Editorial Contest Round Four Finalist

    (July 11, 2023) Congratulations to rising senior Lydia Hessel-Robinson who earned a place in the round four finalists of the 2023 New York Times 10th annual Student Editorial Contest with the editorial “Invert Your Perception of Introverts.”

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