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Weekly Newsletter 3/8/24

Published on Friday, March 8th




March Birthdays: Xiang Ni: 3/13; Makayla Major: 3/14; Mason Austin: 3/19

March Madness: Tuesday March 19, 4–6pm at CCP Athletics Center


Michael Blanche from the Ethos Treatment Center came to facilitate an all-school discussion about marijuana use and the myths and impacts on the teenage brain. Mike recommends Be a Part of the Conversation programs, both recorded and live online for additional parent and family resources on drugs, alcohol, and other addictions including technology and isolation.


2023-2024 Academic Calendar

2023-2024 Schedule Q3

2023-2024 Advisors: Families, please reach out to your child’s advisor with any questions.

Grade 9/10: Sydnie,

Grade 9/10: Patrick,

Grade 11/12: Dirk,

Grade 11/12: Joel,


This Week’s Field Work Details — Thursday March 14

Grades 9-10

Our students will be going to the Overbrook Environmental Center. Students should pack a lunch to eat prior to leaving.

Grades 11-12

Our students will be visiting the Youth Art & Self Empowerment Project (YASP) and will have their normal lunch period.

Spring Speaker Series: Health Matters 2024

Jamie O’Leary, a SEED teacher at Shipley (stands for Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) is scheduled to join our 9th and 10th grade students for select Wellness classes — they have been very engaged in the discussion so far, and we look forward to more in the series!

Up next is March 13: Jamie O’Leary Topics include healthy/unhealthy relationships, consent and body autonomy, and advocating for yourself in a relationship. For the full list of speakers, please click this link.

Student Leadership Council Clothing Drive

The Student Leadership Council is asking for students to bring in any clean clothes, scarves and coats to be donated to Broad Street Ministry. Clothing collection will run through the start of spring break (Friday March 22). Special thanks to January for taking the lead and encouraging everyone to bring in donations!


STAMP: Students at Museums in Philly

Through STAMP any Philadelphia high school student can visit 20 museums and cultural sites for free. Just show your high school student ID and enjoy the STAMP discount. Here is a list of the participating museums!

Visit the STAMP website to learn more.


Tuesday March 19 — First annual Revolution School March Madness Basketball Tournament from 4-6pm at CCP Athletics Center. Check out the flyer for more information!!

Friday March 22–Sunday March 29 — Spring Break (classes resume Monday April 1)


Grades 9–12

Students traveled to UArts this week to continue to work on the I Wish To Say project. This week they worked to select which responses from their typewriting performance at The Kimmel should be printed in their final poster books. They also got a tour of the printing studio and learned about the history of upper and lowercase letters!

New Revolution School Pets!

Revolution School has inherited two geckos named Blair and Sinclair! Students and teachers have been working together to care for the geckos and recently just moved them to a larger tank.

Fiber Arts Club

Artist and Revolution parent Jaya McNair had been working with students during lunch in the new Fiber Arts Club! Students will be learning about a variety of skills related to textiles and fiber arts as well as creating their own projects.


11th and 12th grade Chemistry students mixed potassium iodide with hydrogen peroxide in order to remove an oxygen atom. This mixture produced water and oxygen gas which got trapped in the soap and produced big balls of foam!  



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