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Weekly Newsletter #66

Published on Friday, March 10th

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What We’re…

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

🏆  Celebrating: Carver Science Fair attendees – Mae & Gre, Bravo!

🌳  Sharing: In honor of Women’s History Month: Oprah Recites Dr. Maya Angelou “Phenomenal Woman”     

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

  • Calendar Change: In partnership with the Committee of 70, Cosmic Writers has invited Revolution School Students to participate in a conference to mobilize high schoolers to use their voices to impact the upcoming mayoral election. There are so many high schoolers who feel passionate about impacting their city’s politics but aren’t able to vote yet. The goal of the conference is to show students how they can use writing to make their opinions heard. The conference will feature a keynote speaker, a catered lunch, and 8-10 writing workshops on different genres of impact-focused writing. To participate in this great opportunity, March 31 will now be a regular school day. Parent conferences will now take place after spring break on Friday, April 14. Please note the change on your calendars and stay tuned for conference sign ups. 
  • 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: Request for Services, 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.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Justine.
  • Senior Families: The Events Committee of the Student Leadership Council has been hard at work! We are very close to finalizing our venue and date. In the meantime, we are seeking a DJ and photo booth for the event. If you know anyone who can provide these services, or if you would like to be involved in the planning, please contact 
  • Academic Probation Policy: In an effort to best support our students and ensure timely graduation, we have introduced 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 and support. 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.

Several Revolution School students participated in the Carver Science Fair this week!

Fieldwork Update:

  • Thursday, March 9th, four Revolution students were guests on their first Real World Leaders Radio Show. Anwar Alcide, Aveon Johnson, Lamar Pittman, and Sodd Whitehead joined Herb Cohen and his radio team to interview two CEOs, one from a home health care company and the other in building supplies. 
  • Thursday, March 16th, Students will be attending a play called “All My Mothers Dream in Spanish” at Azuka Theater, We will walk over to the theater at 10:30am. 9/ 10 Students have been reading the script in English class, meanwhile the 11/ 12 students are finishing a book that also focuses on Afro-Latino history and connects to the play. Students will have the opportunity to meet the playwright, AJ  Espinoza after the play. Students, please bring $5.00 (admission cost) to support the local playwright and community theater.
  • Friday, March 17th, students will take a tour of FDR Park, guided by members of the Fairmount Park Commission. Students will engage in water sampling to complement work in science, learn about the park’s history, and meet some very specific birdwatching and tree saving groups.

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer is looking for artists. Philadelphia’s flag is very bad. Can you design a better one?
  • 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. 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 as part of our Meet the Mayor Series.
  • Thursday, March 16: Azuka Theater, All My Mothers Dream in Spanish 
  • Friday, March 17: Trip to FDR Park for water sampling, history and cultural walk
  • Friday, March 24: End of Quarter 3 and Urban Air Ninja Warrior Event
  • Wednesday, March 29: Quarter 3 Progress Reports sent home 
  • Friday, March 31: Re-enrollment contracts due; Friends Select Writing Conference
  • Monday, April 3-Monday, April 10: Spring Break
  • Friday, April 14: Parent Conferences 

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