GFS students, teachers and families make, donate cloth masks to a local health center

Schools | May 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Michelle Sonsino To reduce community-based transmission of COVID-19, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. While this seems like a simple step, access to fitted, washable masks remain a barrier for many. Germantown Friends School (GFS) students, families, faculty, staff, and friends […]

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GFS shares inspiration through art virtually

Schools | May 6th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Michelle Sonsino The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and numerous other cultural institutions around the world are providing online access to exclusive collections, supporting continued education and reflection during our global quarantine. Germantown Friends School recently joined this virtual platform for artistic inspiration with their […]

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SCH teachers, students deal with a year forced online

Schools | April 29th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Jan Alex Like their peers across the country and around the world, life for the students and teachers at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. For teachers continuing with in person classes was out of the question and the challenge of moving whole curriculums to online platforms is a […]

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Hite outlines remainder of city school year schedule

Schools | April 28th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, appeared on Facebook Live on April 23 to report on the coming transition of the school district’s instructional year, which will begin officially on May 4 and end on June 12. Hite said “teacher-led digital learning” began on Monday, April […]

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SCH Student’s message in a bottle takes a 6,000+ mile ride on the North Atlantic Ocean Gyre

Schools | March 25th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Karen Tracy Every year, students in the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy oceanography class sit down with a piece of official school stationery and a pencil to write a message which begins: “Dear Bottle Finder…” Their letters, photocopied by their teacher Dr. Wang, are then tightly rolled up, wrapped with string, and inserted into a […]

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SCH students to host 5th annual diversity conference

Schools | January 24th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) is proud to sponsor its 5th annual SCHout Conference this Saturday, Jan. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The all-day conference, led by SCH high school facilitators, will draw together more than 250 students and faculty from schools around the region.  Each year, the school’s student diversity leaders choose a theme […]

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