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Archive for September, 2019

SLA Closed October 1st and 2nd

SLA Closed October 1st and 2nd

Please see attached letter concerning the closure of SLA on October 1st and 2nd. 093019 SLA Letter

SLA Playwrights Win Multiple Awards!

SLA Playwrights Win Multiple Awards!

[By Joshua Block] SLA had multiple winners in the 2019 Annual Playwriting Festival!!! Congratulations to the following students: Monie Duong, First Place for the play It’s Not Real Music Grace Conley, Second Place for the play Below The Fallen Sun Chloe Simmons, Second Place for the play Shooting Down Guilt Charles Langley, Third Place for the play Familiar Tears Juliana…

Girls Soccer Tops Kensington with Double Header Win

Girls Soccer Tops Kensington with Double Header Win

Freshman Sarahi Franco-Morales scored her first career goal in the Rockets’ first of two wins over division opponent Kensington. Junior, Zoe Zisser and Sophomore Captain, Rebecca Cassel-Siskind also scored, with Senior Captain, Faryn Heffner, adding two goals for a final score of 5-0. In the second match, Freshman Flora Hernandez netted two goals while Zisser…

Girls Volleyball Season Begins!

Girls Volleyball Season Begins!

Congratulations to SLA/Ben Franklin Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team for an incredible start, winning their last three games against Masterman, FLC, and Bodine! The team welcomed over five new players at the beginning of the school year. During the team’s game against Bodine team captain Siarra Cummings led the team well with stellar hits and digs….

Boys Soccer Wins Opener!

Boys Soccer Wins Opener!

[by Dalnick Matos] The SLA Boys Soccer team opened their season on Thursday against Samuel Fels HS. The Rockets opened the game with a chip on their shoulder as they looked to avenge last year’s 3-2 loss to Fels. This year, the Rockets were able to turn the tables. Freshman Ian Duffy pressured the Fels…

School Opening Delayed Until Friday, Sept. 4th

[Families – please see the following memo from Dr. Shawn Bird, Chief of Schools] Dear Ben Franklin – Science Leadership Academy Families: In an abundance of caution, the School District of Philadelphia has decided to delay the opening of the BF-SLA campus until Friday, September 6, 2019. The Passenger elevator, which is used to transport…

Building Update from Dr. Bird

[The following memo is from Dr. Shawn Bird, Chief of Schools for the School District of Philadelphia.] Dear Ben Franklin – Science Leadership Academy Families: I am happy to report that the main elevator that was being used to transport construction materials, classroom furniture and other items was back in service as of noon Saturday….