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Girls Volleyball Season Begins!

Girls Volleyball Season Begins!

Posted on September 13, 2019
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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!

Posted on September 8, 2019
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[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

Posted on September 4, 2019
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[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

Posted on September 3, 2019
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[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….

Delayed School Opening

Posted on August 31, 2019
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[Please see the following letter from Dr. Shawn Bird, Chief of Schools.] Dear Parents and Guardians: I write today to provide an update on the building renovations that are being completed at the Ben Franklin – Science Leadership Academy Complex.  Our crews have made significant progress since my last communication. However, elevators that were being…

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Posted on August 23, 2019
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Happy New School Year! We cannot wait to see everyone in our new space – 1482 Green St. – on September 3rd! We’ll see all our students at 8:15 am — our entrance is on Green St between Broad and 15th St. Parents – Back to School Night is Sept. 12th, and we’re so excited…

Fall Pre-Season Sports Info

Fall Pre-Season Sports Info

Posted on August 9, 2019
Categories: Athletics, School Life

Dear SLA Families — Here’s the info about preseason sports practices. See everyone soon! Golf Meeting at Constitution High School at 11am on Monday, August 12th Contact: Coach Bridget Fairburn bfairburn@philasd.org Boys and Girls Soccer Practice/Tryouts Wednesday and Thursday, August 14th and 15th from 5-6: 30 pm at 31st & Chestnut. Please bring cleats, shin guards,…

2019 Inquiry Capstone Presentations

2019 Inquiry Capstone Presentations

Posted on May 21, 2019
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On Monday 5/20, Wednesday 5/22, and Thursday 5/23, SLA seniors will be presenting their inquiry capstone projects. The schedule for capstone presentations can be found here. Good luck, seniors!!!

Keystone Exams

Posted on May 13, 2019
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The Spring 2019 Keystone Exams are coming on Tuesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 16! Tuesday May 14 Keystone Testing Schedule Grade 9 is taking Algebra Grade 10 is taking Literature 8:15 AM – Testing Begins Class schedule after 11am Late Arrival 11:00 -11:40- Y Band 11:45-12:25- X Band 12:30-1:05- E Band 1:10-1:45- A Band…

Boys Ultimate Beats Holy Ghost Prep

Boys Ultimate Beats Holy Ghost Prep

Posted on April 9, 2019
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The SLA Boys Ultimate team took home a win against a very tough Holy Ghost Prep team on Tuesday, eking out a 15-13 victory. The Rockets were led by senior Eli Zimmerman with two goals and six assists, senior Jason Chen with three goals and five assists. Junior Grahm Bacon led the defense with four…