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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…

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….

Delayed School Opening

[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!

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

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,…

Keystone Exams

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…

US History Students Meet Gov. Rendell

US History Students Meet Gov. Rendell

Science Leadership Academy juniors Josiah Mast and Derek Jordan met with former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on January 17th, 2019. The students were researching issues facing public education in both Pennsylvania and the United States as research for their second quarter US History benchmark project for Mr. Clapper’s class. All 11th grade students in Mr….

SLA CTE Digital Video Student Films Selected for Film Fest in Brazil

SLA CTE Digital Video Student Films Selected for Film Fest in Brazil

SLA Digital Video is excited to announce that four student films have been selected to screen at the Festival de Cinema Escolar de Alvorada in Brazil. April Showers by Pablo Salvatierra, Jess Celli, David Williams, and Tito Mazzucchi (2018) Affection by Jae Regino (2018) 3.14.18 by Kate Kopf (2018) Welcomer by Sam Gualtieri (2020) Please…

Half Day Schedules - Thursday & Friday

Half Day Schedules – Thursday & Friday

We look forward to seeing all of our families at our student/family/advisor narrative report card conferences this week! Below are the shortened schedules for Thursday and Friday: Thursday C – 08:15-08:55 D – 09:00-09:40 E – 09:45-10:25 A – 10:30-11:10 X1/Y1 – 11:15-11:55 Advisory – 11:55-12:00 (Transpass Pick-Up) Lunch – 12:00-12:30 Friday B – 08:15-08:55…