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.
Congratulations to CPS Head of School Eric Jones for being selected to the 27th class of the Klingenstein Center’s Heads of Schools Program at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
With 19 other Heads from around the US and across 5 continents, Eric explored educational philosophy, leadership for social justice, and the burgeoning field of micro-schools with some of Teachers College’s finest scholars, and traveled all over Manhattan Island visiting a variety of public and private K-12 schools.
“This was, by far, the most robust professional development experience of my career,” Eric recounted. “On top of that, I developed fast friendships with some of the most talented and engaging leaders the independent school community has to offer. What a privilege!”
CPS is proud to announce that Trustee Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr. has been selected as the new Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at Penn.
When making the announcement, Penn president Amy Gutman wrote, “John Jackson has the experience, vision, and collaborative spirit to help ensure Annenberg’s continued place among the world’s preeminent research and teaching programs in communication. As a longtime Annenberg faculty member, we know that John will work very well indeed with the School’s faculty, students, staff, and alumni in the years ahead. We look forward to working with him … to build on Annenberg’s incredible legacy and to chart its ambitious course for the future.”
To learn more about Dr. Jackson, his career and his new role, visit https://news.upenn.edu/news/john-jackson-named-dean-penns-annenberg-school-communication?utm_source=Primary&utm_campaign=13ce26910d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3777f2ca8f-13ce26910d-44008301
Dear CPS Community
After careful consideration, we have decided to close school this coming Thursday in light of the festivities planned to celebrate the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory.
It’s an important rallying moment for our city and I hope you’ll maximize the opportunities this experience affords with your families and friends. We will certainly continue celebrating in house (as you can see on Instagram @cpsphilly and facebook.com/cpsphilly).
Enjoy and see you on Friday!
Eric C. Jones
Head of School
A community advocate, tireless CPS champion and member of our Board of Trustees and alumni parent, Tonetta Graham is the kind of leader we are proud to have on our side.
Click below to read more about how Tonetta takes on pressing community issues in Strawberry Mansion.
How Strawberry Mansion residents are fighting gentrification
This week, our Third Graders published this year’s first issue of the Healthy Herald. This is a newspaper about health and wellness driven by students’ interviews and writing.
To learn more about the Healthy Newsworks program, visit their site: http://healthynewsworks.org/