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Weekly Newsletter #65

Published on Friday, March 3rd

Behind the Scenes 📸 Architecture micro field trip

What We’re…

🎂 Celebrating: March Birthdays: Happy Birthday to Makayla! (3/14)  

👏🏼 Applauding: Michael (Ethiopia) and Sudan (Nigeria) for their awesome World Wednesday presentations!

📔 Reading: Imagine Song: a children’s book written by Melissa Campesi and  Illustrated by Revolutions’ Jane Shore! 

🌳 Sharing: Women’s History Month Events in Philly! 

👍 Planning: Senior milestones ~ Please share your good ideas here!

  • In an effort to best support our students and ensure timely graduation, we are introducing an Academic Probation Policy. Starting this quarter, students will be placed on academic probation if more than one academic grade is below a C. Probation will last for at least four weeks or until students demonstrate satisfactory improvement. Without improvement, student enrollment at Revolution School may be in jeopardy. All students on Academic Probation must:Attend ASSET or forfeit outside lunch privilege 3 days per week for study time. We will post a weekly sheet for accountability. Meet with teachers regularly to review outstanding assignments and receive extra support. Leverage time before school and during study pods to work productively and seek support as needed. Attend a weekly family check-in with your advisor.
  • As we enter 2023, we are happy to share that we are partnering with Dr. Argie Allen, Connections Matter, and Drexel University to provide affordable access to mental health resources for our students and families. Drexel Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy (DUCFT) recently reopened at a new location in the New College Building (245 N. 15th Street Suite 1120, Philadelphia, PA 19102) on January 9, 2023. The fee for service is based on household income using a sliding scale so individuals and families can access care if they do not have insurance, need a more affordable fee, or prefer not to use their insurance. To request services, click HERE, complete the information requested, then click submit.
  • 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 complete your agreement by March 31, 2023.
  • 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 reach out to Holly James-Gordon with any questions.
  • 💚 Celebrating: We have raised $324,697 toward our goal of $1 million. Help support Revolution School as a donor/fundraiser. Please share the link to our giving page or sign up to become a fundraiser for our school.

Students in World History through Architecture visited Girard College. They learned about the buildings as well as the history of the school including the Civil Rights battles that were fought right outside the walls.

Makayla’s visual narrative led by artists, Zarinah Lorax and Rachel Vasquez!

Signature Programs Update! 

Entrepreneurship: This week students learned the term MVP as it pertains to entrepreneurship (Minimal Viable Product). Project groups collected data through written surveys and interviews and are now determining solutions to the issues they identified.

Financial Masterclass Update: We’re financing a CAR!  At least we’re figuring out how we might… We’ve been talking about Debt and Credit, calculating simple and compound interest, understanding APR, and learning how to make a financing deal work for us, not just the financier!

Fieldwork this week and next week is woven through Art as students engage 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 (2/23) for their own visual narrative paintings (3/2).  Reporter Sarah Huffman joined on 3/2 to work on their placards, which will describe their artwork. More information to come about a future Revolution gallery walk!

  • 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 asap.
  • Advance College Experience: ACE Your Summer Experience with Us: See what it’s like to be in college with the Community College of Philadelphia’s summer ACE (Advanced College Experience) program. 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, students can explore a career interest, study timely and relevant issues, and earn college credit. 
  • GenHERation® is a network where young women and companies connect. Through their digital platform and national events, they create life-changing opportunities for high school and college women. Check out their Women’s History Month 2023 Opportunities.
  • As always, we strongly recommend that students take advantage of additional support in the form of after-school help at ASSET and/or individual meetings with teachers!

  • Monday, March 13: Judge DeLeon visits Revolution School as part of our Meet the Mayor Series.
  • Friday, March 24: End of Quarter 3 – Half Day for Students
  • Tuesday, March 28: Quarter 3 Progress Reports sent home 
  • Friday, March 31: Student-led Parent Conference and Re-enrollment Contracts due
  • Monday, April 3-Monday, April 10: Spring Break

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