On May 17th, many months of hard work and great reading paid off for our Fourth and Fifth Graders. They attended the 2018 Philadelphia Reads Reading Olympics at LaSalle University. The two teams of CPS students each went up against three other schools, correctly answering enough questions to earn our school blue ribbons for the eighth straight year.
CPS Board of Trustees Member Otis Bullock took part in NBC 10’s Broke In Philly series. He spoke about his work with Diversified Community Services to combat Philadelphia’s serious issues with poverty. He also spoke about his own experiences growing up in the city.
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CPS Board of Trustees member and tireless advocate for her community, Tonetta Graham, is in the news again. She participated in PlanPhilly and WHYY’s ongoing series presenting research and perspectives on gentrification and development in Philadelphia. We appreciate the contributions Tonetta makes to the neighborhood and the city, as well as those she makes to CPS!
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A group of Temple University theater students, led by their professor and CPS parent Amina Robinson, performed their play Anesia and the Fifth Grade Election. The play dealt with gossip and standing up for what’s right. In addition to the play, the group talked to our students about the trickster archetype and the African origins of theater. As an added bonus, our very own Ms Chrystina surprised us all with her role as Miss Billington the Fifth Grade English teacher!!
Kudos to CPS alum Milan Sullivan (2012), her classmates at Mastery Charter-Shoemaker here in Philly, and their peers across the country for their sophisticated and introspective analyses comparing mainstream society’s response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, FL and gun violence in their own communities!
On March 2, we held our annual CPS Career Day. The event was co-organized by Leadership Philadelphia. With their help we were able to bring in guests from a wide variety of businesses and organizations:
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Philadelphia Police Department
Philadelphia Fire Department
American Heritage Federal Credit Union
The Philadelphia Zoo
Janney Montgomery Scott
The Philadelphia Water Department
We are grateful to everyone who took part. As you can see in these photos, our kids had a great time and had many new, interesting and exciting experiences.