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Weekly Newsletter #54

Published on Friday, December 2nd

Behind the Scenes 📸 PA State College Fair

What We’re…

💛 Thanking: Everyone for your support on #Giving Tuesday! We are grateful for the collective generosity. Highlight~we received our first student gift! Thank you!

🌟 Hoping: Revolution students and faculty participating in the 2022 NAIS People of Color Conference in San Antonio, Texas this week are enjoying Reunited in Purpose: Elevating Our Worth, Our Agency & Our Excellence.

🎓 Celebrating: The many college acceptances our seniors received at this week’s PASSHE College Fair!

👏 Highlighting: Our small business entrepreneur, Tasneem Abdullah, and her delicious sweet Potato cakes. Please click here for more information on holiday ordering.

College Acceptance Celebratory Breakfast: On Thursday, November 30th, Revolution seniors attended the PASSHE College Fair. Students met with representatives from all 14 State System campuses. The students were amazing, and many received on-the-spot acceptances! In celebration of the success of our Seniors, we had an opportunity to share the good news on Friday with the 9/10 and 11th graders for a motivational and celebratory Chick-fil-A Breakfast!

Senior Family College Conversations: All senior families please schedule your RVTLN Student Led Future Ready/College Conversations HERE.

Sketchnoting Art Club: Starts Monday, December 5th from 4-5pm in the Catto Room at Revolution School. Co-facilitated by Jane Shore and Cait Stewart, an art teacher from the Philadelphia School, Art Club is a series of workshops on Mondays in December. Students will actively engage in visual notetaking found to help mindfulness and memory.

100% Family Giving: Help us meet our goal of 100% giving by December 15th. Please make a gift of any amount by texting 1M to 91999 or visiting our giving page HERE. View our donor wall to track our progress, and help us grow our community of support by sharing our Support Revolution: Make a Difference Campaign with friends and family!

Fieldwork: During this quarter’s Fieldwork, students will conduct research with community partners and develop a project that offers a contribution to a cause. Fieldwork on December 1st, 8th and 15th has been tailored to four interest groups:

  • Real Estate/Finance & Building: Sodd, Jaida, Kysiir, Tas A, Tas Ar, Anwar, Aveon, and Arli
  • Safe Streets: Michael, Titus, Anthony, Maria, Journey, and Mae
  • Beautification: Sudan, Gré, and Miah
  • Fashion: Chrisma, Makayla, Hailey and Donald

On December 1st, students presented the problem they identified, research they’ve done and their ideas for contribution to representatives supporting the process.

The real estate group wowed real estate investors Jeff Mack in person, and Tony Hayden by zoom, with their questions, ideas and comments.   Their presentation even ended in potential student work opportunities.

The beautification and safe streets group met with Officer Raymond Heim and Sergeant Eugene Crozier to share their ideas about how to contribute to safety and beautification in our neighborhoods, with the officers agreed were very connected.

The fashion group had a lunch and learn with the Education Program director from FabScrap in Brooklyn, where they find ways to make the fashion industry more sustainable, and then met with a young entrepreneur who started her own fashion business, Lelah Techkna.

On December 8th, students will connect with partners at sites in the city. Students will interview site partners using this guide.

Real Estate/Finance & Building will experience a “hard hat” tour at the Beurry Building with faculty leads Dirk Parker and Joel Dankoff, the owners of Owner’s Rep, Jim Curry (former teacher) and Shift Capital (Alex Robles).

Beautification, Safe Streets, and Fashion will be traveling to Drexel University (31st and Chestnut) for a guided art tour of monuments commissioned by Philadelphia Contemporary led by Arts Educator, Libby Cuhna de Viera. They will then gather with Drexel Fashion Professor, Kimberly McGloon, who started the fashion brand Grant Blvd (3605 Lancaster Ave.) to discuss and explore how she created a sustainable fashion brand that has a social, environmental and economic wellness impact.

HSSSE: Last week, Revolution School students participated in the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE). This assessment provides invaluable student engagement data that showcases how schools instill 21st century skills in their students while providing a caring and safe environment that nurtures the whole child. We look forward to sharing the results in the new year!

  • Saturday, December 17 – Monday, January 2: School Closed: Winter Break
  • Tuesday, January 3: Classes Resume


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