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Weekly Newsletter 4-26-24

Published on Friday, April 26th



“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”

— William Shakespeare


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

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!

MAY Madness Basketball: Our previous basketball event has been rescheduled for May 8th! The event will take place from 3:30–5:30 pm at the Community College of Philadelphia’s Athletic Center. Check out the flyer and RSVP HERE!  

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!


Madame Butterfly

This past week, Revolution School participated in the Dress Rehearsal Program for Madame Butterfly at The Kimmel Center. Seeing an opera can be a thrilling experience as it combines all of the art forms to tell a story — music, dance, theater, visual art, and much more.  



Thank you to all students making attendance a priority! Moving forward, please email Carolyn ( if you know your child will be absent or arriving late. Thank you! We will host a April/May/June Perfect Attendance Breakfast for all celebrants in June!

Annual Workforce Development and Internship Fair

High School Students are invited to attend the Annual Workforce Development and Internship Fair on May 1 from 4-7 pm at MLK High School. Register here. There will be representatives from companies and organizations offering full, part-time, and summer job opportunities — both traditional and non-traditional training programs, certificate programs, work based learning activities, and industry-specific job training programs. The goal is to expose high school students to a range of pathway-to-graduation opportunities.

11th Grade Practice SAT

On Monday April 29 right after advisory, our 11th grade students will be taking a practice SAT!

The Philadelphia Foundation awards more than 200 scholarships

Families have up until May 13, 2024 to apply for a Philadelphia Foundation scholarship for this coming 2024-25 school year. While each scholarship has individual criteria and requirements, a common application is used for most scholarships, allowing an applicant to simply submit a single application to be considered for every available scholarship. Click this link to learn more!

Prom 2024

All Revolution students are invited to attend Prom on May 31 from 6:30–9:30pm! Please check out the invitation below. Scan the QR code or click HERE for all the information you will need leading up to the event as well as day-of instructions!

Field Work Details — Wednesday May 6 (Field work will be on Wednesday this coming week and Wednesday / Thursday schedules will be flipped.)


Grades 9–10

The students will continue working on their short films for English class. Students will have their normal lunch block.


Grades 11–12

The students will tour Thomas Jefferson University in East Falls. Students will leave at 8:45 am and will eat lunch in the dining hall on campus. Students will return to Revolution School after lunch for some afternoon class time.


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


Elevate Youth Event

On May 11, former Wellness teacher, Carlos Aponte is hosting a discovery day for Elevate Youth at One Art Community Center. Attendees will connect with professionals from various industries to learn about apprenticeship programs in Philadelphia. Please click here for more details and to register.

The Free Library’s Free SAT Workshops

The Parkway Central Library is hosting in-person SAT workshops, along with a list of virtual resources on topics such as Financial Aid Prep and Scholarship Opportunities.

Click this link to learn more about the library’s offerings — or check out the Free Library Teen Central YouTube channel anytime!

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!

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.


Monday April 29 — 11th Grade practice SAT

Monday May 6 — Teacher Appreciation Week

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



Grades 9 and 10

Students continued filming and editing their short films for English class.

Grades 11 and 12

Students traveled to the Paul Robeson House for a tour and to work on their US History videos. Students also got to read aloud dialogue from Robeson’s testimony before the House un-American Activities Committee.

Classroom Highlights


Revolution students traveled to Seger Park after lunch so the 11th and 12th graders could be actors in the 9th and 10th graders short films!


Students did a lab that tested the solubility of various solutes by mixing them into three different kinds of solvents.


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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