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!
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
The CPS Running Club was featured last month on the Inspiration Lab website of the National Association of Independent Schools. This is a site that shares stories about inspired and innovative learning happening in independent schools throughout the country.
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.
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/