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Weekly Newsletter #64

Published on Saturday, February 25th

Behind the Scenes at RVLTN School 📸 

What We’re…

🎧 Learning: Journey, Sudan, and Lamar debuted on the Global Lighthouse Studios  Workshop!  Speaking with Hollywood Producer Indra Bartona, they discussed their views on the power of media arts and how students can use film and the media arts in the classroom.

2023-2024 Re-enrollment Agreements: Re-enrollment agreements for students in grades 9-11 have been sent out via TADS. Please check your email and reach out to Justine with any questions. To guarantee your student’s space for next year, please return your agreement by March 31, 2023.

Attention Senior Families: 

  • We are actively seeking venues for our first prom! If you have ideas or would like to be involved in the planning, please contact
  • By now you should have received proofs for your senior’s portrait. Please follow the instructions in your email to select your photos. If your student needs a retake, please contact by Monday, February 27. 

Attention Junior Families: Your students have applied to Community College of Philadelphia as part of their future ready class. On Tuesday, 2/28, students will visit CCP,  tour, and take placement tests. This will allow students to be eligible for dual enrollment opportunities in the upcoming year. In preparation for our visit, students should either bring lunch or come prepared to buy one from the student cafeteria. 

This week students honored Octavius Catto’s birthday with a micro-field trip to the Catto Memorial a few blocks North of RVLTN school. Black History is deeply blended through the curriculum in Global History and US History classes. We sometimes begin with a quotation or fact from Black historical figures including Bessie Coleman, W.E.B. DuBois, and Frederic Douglas. In addition, most of the World Wednesdays in February have been Black History themed (including late January, and the plan for March 1) Those include Ethiopia, Hip Hop, Protests at the Union League, and Nigeria.  – Joel

Ellen Schwartz paid a visit to seniors this week to talk to them about her graduation gift to them: lunch at Han Dynasty followed by a performance by KYLD Dancers of Kylie’s Garden on Saturday, March 11. Seniors should RSVP to

Michael led this week’s World Wednesday Community Meeting; a fifteen minute presentation about Ethiopia. He dug into the cultures, history, economics, politics, religion, and music.

Fieldwork this week and next week will be combined with art as students engaged in a project led by artist and advocate Zarinah Lomax, and mural artist Rachael Vasquez. With a focus on color and emotion, students began painting canvases that will serve as the background for their own visual narrative paintings, literal or abstract, related to gun violence and its effects.   

  • Credential Pathway Program Options for Revolution Students 2022-2023 
  • Parents of Seniors: Please complete the FAFSA financial aid form. This is the best way for most families to get up to $18,000 toward the cost of college. Details are here. (Some colleges will require parents to complete the more detailed CSS Profile form as well as the FAFSA.) If you have questions about either form and/or FA packages, please reach out to or the FAFSA support line 800-433-3243.  
  • Students can also apply for merit scholarships to help defray college costs. Here is a list of trusted websites for scholarship searching.
  • Please remind seniors to check their email every day to look for communications from colleges to which they’ve applied. Schools send out admissions notifications as well as financial aid information by email, and we do not want anything to slip through the cracks. 
  • Juniors are starting their Future Ready planning! For more details, read the update emailed from Joel and Jeanne.

Class of 2023: In celebration of the Class of 2023, Ellen Schwartz, an esteemed Revolution School Board member, has generously gifted the students and faculty with an afternoon performance of Hun-Yung Lin Dancers, KyLin’s Garden 麒麟的花園 A Space For Tending, Sharing & Imagination and post-show Q&A.  Please save the date, Saturday, March 11, for this special Senior Class Event & send your RSVP to

Summer Opportunity! Advance College Experience: ACE Your Summer Experience with Us: See what it’s like to be in college with Community College of Philadelphia’s summer ACE (Advanced College Experience) program. An opportunity that you will never forget, ACE provides college-level courses for highly motivated students going into 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades, as well as students up to age 21 pursuing a high school equivalency credential. Through ACE, you can make new friends, explore a career interest, study timely and relevant issues, and earn college credit.

  • Tuesday, March 28, Quarter 3 Progress Reports sent home 
  • Friday, March 24, End Quarter 3 – Half Day for Students
  • Friday, March 31, Re-enrollment contracts due

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