Campus is closed! What now?

Schools | August 4th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Reflections on distance learning at Plymouth Meeting Friends School By Jessica Lember We were a week away from the start of Spring Break and every adult in the Plymouth Meeting Friends School community was tracking the news of COVID-19 and its spread across the U.S. Would PMFS be able to remain open until Spring Break? […]

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy holds Class of 2020 graduation

Schools | July 30th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Although not the ceremony Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (NFA)’s graduation committee had planned for its 99th graduating class, students and their parents celebrated graduation exercises last week, held on NFA’s Fontbonne Campus. Forty-five families participated in the event. As families drove onto campus, they were presented with a bag of graduation goodies and were directed where to […]

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Penn Charter holds virtual ceremony for 2020 grads

Schools | June 18th, 2020 | Leave a comment

The 112 members of the Class of 2020 graduated from William Penn Charter School on Saturday, June 6, in a virtual and prerecorded ceremony streamed online to the graduates and to their friends and family. The ceremony could not be held at school because Penn Charter’s campus closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.  […]

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Jenks teacher makes online learning fun

Schools | June 5th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak It’s okay if you don’t know all the answers. It’s a lesson Terrance Tolbert, 34, a 5th-grade teacher at Jenks Academy of Arts and Science tries to convey to his students and their parents. “As a kid growing up, I always had questions about everything,” he said. “Then, I went to […]

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Hill church pre-school holds graduation in parking lot

Schools | June 4th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf It was a most unusual graduation for 22 preschoolers on Friday, May 22, with a car line in the parking lot at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill (PCCH) as “love themed” music blared, teachers danced with congratulatory posters, and each student received a diploma along with a Dr. Seuss book to […]

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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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