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Weekly Newsletter 4/12/24

Published on Friday, April 12th


“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

— Maya Angelou


Make A Difference: Text 1M to 91999 We are close to reaching our campaign goal this year, but we still need your help. Please support Revolution School with a donation as we prepare to close out a very successful 2023-2204 school year. Thank you for your support!

Happy Pesach, Passover begins before sundown on Monday, April 22nd and ends after nightfall on April 30.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is April 16. Visit your nearest Scoop Shop from 12pm to 8pm for a free cup or cone of your favorite flavor. No catch, no fine print — just peace, love, and ice cream for Ben & Jerry’s fans.

Prom 2024 is on May 31 for Grades 9–12:  We are excited to share that the Prom is open to all Revolution School students, grades 9-12! Our celebration will be held from 6:30–9:30pm on the Spirit of Philadelphia. Please stay tuned for ticket information and permission forms. SAVE THE DATE!


On April 8th, a total solar eclipse crossed North America creating a path of totality. In Philadelphia, the moon covered 90% of the sun. The eclipse started at 2:08pm — with the maximum eclipse at 3:23pm. — and the entire phenomenon was over at 4:35pm. While much of the eclipse was covered by clouds, students were able to see the beginning and end through our classroom windows.

Congratulations to Kimora, Ines, January, Jenna, Precious, Hailey and Makayla who all had perfect attendance in March!



Moving forward, please email Carolyn ( if you know your child will be absent or arriving late. Thank you!

Q3 Students-led Parent Advisor Conferences

Please sign up for a Q3 conference timeslot to discuss your student’s grades and goals with their advisor!

SydSign Up

Joel Sign Up

DirkSign Up

PatrickSign Up

Field Work Details — Thursday April 18

Grades 9–10

The students are going to begin filming for their English film unit. Students will have their normal lunch block and can choose to pack our buy.

Grades 11–12

The students will be going on a college visit to West Chester University. This will be an all day event — students will leave at 8:30am and be back by 2:30/3pm. Students can choose to pack or buy their lunch on campus.

Spring Speaker Series: Health Matters 2024
We have three more speakers this year in our series,
please click this link to check out upcoming topics!


This is an all-school event for friends and family of students in grades 9-12.


Music & Entrepreneurship FellowshipFam Frequency Productions

We encourage all students interested in the music industry to apply for this 8-week summer training program that prepares 15 Philadelphia high school students for potential careers as music entrepreneurs. Following the summer training, students will intern with one of their studio partners and participate in monthly workshops to further develop their music and business portfolios. Applications are open through May 10. Check out the flyer to learn more!

Futures without Guns Opening Reception — Thursday Apr 18, 5–8pm

Before break, Hailey, Mason, Don and Sudan went to the Science Center near UPenn to work on a mural with Rachel Vázquez. Click on the link to register for the opening reception and learn more about the event. Science Center | Futures Without Guns Opening Reception

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Summer Academy

PAFA’s most rigorous program for talented teen artists, is accepting applications for their four week college-level instruction from July 8 – August 2. To be considered for the scholarship, students must apply by April 10. PAFA also offers One-Week Intensives open to all levels of artistic experience, which allow teen artists to choose their own adventure. Visit to learn more about Pre-College Summer programs or apply now!

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.


Thursday April 18 — Grades 11 and 12 will be spending the day at West Chester University. Students can choose to pack or buy lunch on campus.

Thursday April 18 — Futures without Guns Opening Reception | 5–8pm

Wednesday April 24Madame Butterfly at the Kimmel | 2–5pm (Dress Rehearsal Program)

Wednesday May 8May Madness Basketball Event | 3:30–5:30pm

Friday May 22 — School Closed for Professional Development

Monday May 27 — School Closed for Memorial Day

Friday May 31Revolution School Prom: Spirit of Philadelphia | 6:30–9:30pm

Thursday June 6 — Last day of school

Friday June 7Graduation & Moving Up Ceremony (Save the date as this is an all-school event for friends and family of students in grades 9–12!) 3–5:30pm



This week all students participated in a book bomb event in collaboration with UArts and the I Wish to Say project. Students first went to the UArts bindery room to cut and fold about 1,000 copies of the I Wish To Say book — and then student walked around the surrounding area and handed out copies!

Classroom Highlights

In preparation for the April 8th solar eclipse, Environmental Science students learned about what takes place during an eclipse — and they made a short video about the process.

Revolutions & Citizenship students reenacted the 1792 trial of King Louis XIV. Each student was assigned a role and took part in the debate of whether or not King Louis XIV should be executed! The group found him guilty and decided that he should indeed be guillotined. They were surprised to learn that the King was not the only one on trial.

Student Leadership Council Update

The Student Leadership Council arranged for everyone to play HeadsUp and Scattergories during Community Building time!


2023-2024 Academic Calendar

2023-2024 Schedule Q4

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,




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