SCH robotics team wins world tournament

Community, Schools | May 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Peter Elliott Team 1218, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s robotics team, are the 2019 Champions of the FIRST World Robotics Tournament, which took place on April 22 in Detroit. The team was ranked 29th in the Mid-Atlantic Region prior to the FIRST tournament, missing the cusp for getting an automatic ticket and being put on […]

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Norwood students raise money for pediatric cancer

Community, Schools | April 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Peter Elliott Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students recently held a walk-a-thon called “Color-Walk” to raise money for Go4theGoal, a local charity that raises funds for pediatric cancer patients and their families. “Our purpose for the walk is to promote awareness about pediatric cancer and to raise funds for Go4theGoal,” said Alexis Ventresca, student council president and […]

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Phil-Mont Christian Academy gala to celebrate school’s 75th anniversary

Community, Events, Schools | April 24th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Karen Hamilton Philadelphia Montgomery Christian Academy (Phil- Mont) in Erdenheim will welcome alumni, families, staff and friends to the school campus for a 75th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, April 27. The celebration will honor the school’s history of serving and nurturing Christian families since 1943. Phil-Mont has a rich history of college-preparatory education in […]

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NFA hosts ‘EdCamp’ for educators in region

Community, Schools | April 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

This past Saturday, April 6, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy hosted its second annual EdCamp event. The event, which the academy refers to as an “unconference,” hosted 45 participants including teachers, school nurses, principals, college professors and librarians from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. EdCamp was originally started in 2010 in Philadelphia, and now takes place across the United […]

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SCH junior to compete in international science fair

Community, Schools | April 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Peter Elliott Caden Traversari, a junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, earned a spot to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the largest pre-college science competition in the world. The fair will be held in Phoenix, Arizona this coming May. Traversari will be one of 1,800 high school students from more […]

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Norwood students get lesson from Jane Goodall

Community, Schools | April 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Students from Norwood-Fontbonne Academy grades one through three pose with famous British primatologist Jane Goodall during a Skype presentation on her work with African chimpanzees and doing good in the world sponsored by Microsoft Education. The 15-minute conversation was followed by an online Q&A from students participating in schools around the country. The famed anthropologist […]

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Help keep Children’s Park at Jenks clean for everyone

Schools | March 29th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Maureen Maier The Children’s Park on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, directly in front of J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences, is one of Chestnut Hill’s greatest treasures. Built by community volunteers over two decades ago, the playground and gardens are enjoyed by Jenks students, Chestnut Hill community members and visitors every […]

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