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Weekly Newsletter 11-3-23

Published on Friday, November 3rd

*Students tried to identify what they were feeling in our Halloween Fear Boxes*

Beginning: The second quarter with renewed energy and optimism. “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves”— Thomas A. Edison

Celebrating: Kimora, Ines, Jenna, Makayla, Hailey, Jan, and Camelle for perfect attendance in October!

This week’s spotlight is on: Mason, Grade 9, on his accurate guess of the Revolution Halloween Candy Jar! Ask Mason about his strategy — his mathematical thinking was awesome!

🍎 2023-2024 Academic Calendar

2023-2024 Schedule Q2

🏫 2023-2024 Advisors: Families, please reach out to your child’s advisor with any questions that you may have as we begin the new year.

Please join us in supporting our Fall 2023 Revolution Membership Drive! Help us reach our goal of 100% participation from our Revolution families by November 15, 2023.

Your participation is truly the ask. It is not the amount of your donation — your contributions are priceless. Our annual membership drive funds a wide range of Revolution School activities that help our students and our school thrive. 

Help Make a Difference! Text 1M to 91999

College & Future Ready Webinar

To assist our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade families with the financial piece of college planning, we are partnering with Smarttrack. You are invited to their College Funding Initiative webinar called What Parents Need to Know Now about Paying Less for College on Wednesday, November 15 at 7 pm.  This will help families start thinking strategically about how you’ll cover — and reduce — your share of future college costs. Please join us. Pre-registration is required — click here. Parents of seniors may attend, but this is geared toward parents of younger students. 

Introducing the Online Revolution School Store — Show Your Revolution Pride!  

We are excited to share that we are partnering with Sideline Sports to offer families and friends of Revolution the opportunity to purchase Revolution Merch! Go Renegades!

Wednesday November 15 — What Every Parent Needs to Know Now about Paying Less for College at 7pm.

Register now for this webinar.

“This event is geared toward parents of 9th, 10th, & 11th grade students. I peronally found it very helpful for financial planning for my own children who are both in high school.”  – Joel

Drexel University’s Startup Fest!

Revolution students, 9–12, had a wonderful day at Drexel University’s Startup Fest on Thursday, November 2!  This year’s festival theme was Innovation in Motion through an AI lens. Anthony Wallace won 2nd Place in the Rising Starters High School Pitch Competition. He competed against other talented entrepreneurial students from Northeast High School, Quadrat Academy, The Baldwin School, and Wildwood High School. He represented Revolution School and his own entrepreneurial idea with passion, clarity, and confidence.

Students in Environmental Science prepare for a debate. The question: Are humans an invasive species?

The Photography Program in the School of Art at the University of the Arts is pleased to announce a Call for Entry for their Spring 2024 Juried Photo Exhibition, A Sense of Place.

Celebrating the creativity of regional high school students, they invite applicants to submit lens-based work that expresses their interpretations of 

  • Community
  • Personal Sanctuary
  • Home

Selected photographs will be showcased in the Photography Program Gallery, located in Center City, Philadelphia from April 13–May 4.

Students are to submit up to three individual entries, along with a completed permission form with parental/guardian consent for those under the age of 18. After the selection process, students have the option to mail/drop off their work at UArts. For students who do not have access to printing facilities or who are unable to deliver/mail their printed photographs to the university, the Photography Program will provide free inkjet printing. Eligible winners will receive scholarship awards to study in their 2024 Pre-College Summer Institute Art, Media & Design program; award amounts go up to the full cost of tuition. Senior students will be eligible for alternate prizes.


Learn with Leaders: AI and ML Bootcamp

Cultivate your acumen in Python, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. The AI and ML Bootcamp is 2-weeks of power-packed skills in Python, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning under the guidance of qualified student mentors. The program allows high school students to learn in-depth about structuring the algorithms and utilizing codes to formulate their own Fake News Detector. To apply for the program: Click Here!

The Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC)

For the second year, Revolution School will send 5 students to the annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, a 2000-student, national conference the week after Thanksgiving. The conference runs Wednesday, November 29 to Saturday, December 2 in St. Louis.

Upon returning to Revolution, attendees will share about their conference experience and host workshops for the school. 

Class of 2023: Join the Alumni Council!

We are humbled and proud to welcome our new Revolution alums to our newsletter! The Revolution School Alumni Council proudly welcomes you. Our Alumni Council has 13 members. As a new tradition and growing group, we encourage all Revolution graduates to participate in all alumni activities. We would love to get updates about what you are up to, photos and news about your adventures. We welcome any and all updates, thoughts and/or suggestions on how we may best serve you, our Revolution Alums, and growing community. Revolution plans to host two alumni events/meetings this year, and we would love you to join us with the planning! Please email if you are interested.

Interesting Articles and Resources

  • Teens Spend Average of 4.8 Hours on Social Media Per Day Gallup
  • If We Truly Care About Teen Mental Health Steve Shapiro’s blog
    BQI is hosting a free webinar with Steve Shapiro on November 8. Learn more and register here.
  • Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 pm EST How to Raise a Self-Driven Child with Ned Johnson. Join author and expert Ned Johnson to learn why fostering a healthy sense of control is so important for childrens’ intrinsic motivation, success, mental health, and happiness. Parents and caregivers will learn how to pivot from manager to parent consultant, how to be a non-anxious presence and will leave with effective strategies to use with children ranging in age from tots to teens. Use this link to register to watch the program live. The same link will be used after the program to access the Zoom recording.

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