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Valentine’s Day portraits of the Daddy and Daughter Dance

On February 10, Antonia Pantoja Charter School held the Valentine’s Day Father-Daughter Dance. No one is able to make the female a queen except her father. Arabic proverb
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Community activities and contests entertain parents at the Second Marking Period Parent/Teacher Conferences

In early February, Bilingual Cyber Charter School held the second quarter Parent/Teacher Conferences. Community organizations, Public Health Management Corporations and Intensive Prevention Services, attended the PTC to offer free services to parents. PHMC promotes health and wellness
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Bilingual Cyber Charter School hosts career workshop for special needs students

On Feb. 15, 2017, Bilingual Cyber Charter School and the Philadelphia Office of Vocational Rehabilitation conducted a workshop to prep special needs students for job interviews.The OVR workshop focused on the basics: organizing and timing. On the special needs spectrum, academics can
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Math department begins the cutting-edge learning initiative, Khan Academy MAP

Bilingual Cyber Charter School students started logging into Khan Academy to use the innovative MAP Recommended Practice, an education platform designingmath assignments to target individual needs. MAP offers enough flexibility to cover Cybers range of third through 12th graders. Usin
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Philadelphia leaders respond to bills threatening sanctuary cities

Educating a population of immigrant students, ASPIRA Schools will closely monitor news events affecting the interests of our beloved pupils. Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 10, a law defunding sanctuary cities.  Similar to President Donald Trump’s executive
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ASPIRA School teachers train to use PVAAS

In 2018, ASPIRA School teachers will complete the three-year cycle necessary for a Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System score. PVAAS measures a teachers impact. Currently training in the second year, ASPIRA School teachers only qualify for two-thirds of a PVAAS assessment. SAS a
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Student journalists cover the grand opening of the Olney Charter High School Childcare Center

The Olney Charter High School Journalism Club covered the grand opening of the OCHS Childcare Center, on Jan. 27.  Student reporters interviewed OCHS Childcare Director Jennifer Nieves, ASPIRA Inc of Pennsylvania CEO Alfredo Calderon and OHS Alumni Association President Joel Grubman.
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Drum Corp ASPIRANTES sounds off at Day of the Band

On Jan. 21, ASPIRA Schools’ Drum Corp sounded off the first practice, Day of the Band.  Six schools joined together.  The ASPIRANTES hail from four ASPIRA Schools and two district schools — a mix of fifth through eighth graders. Brass positions are still available.  Drum Corp is
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Olney Charter High School students take a teamwork retreat

In late December, Olney Charter High School teacher, Mr. Bishop, engaged students in a series of training exercises to improve the students motivation for attendance and teamwork, the goals of obstacle courses at Philadelphia Outward Bound School. POBS is a non-profit organization tha
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Pasos Pequeños students performing in the annual Winter Celebrations musical event

Before winter vacation, Paso Pequeños Preschool students held the annual Winter Celebrations two-day show for parents, teachers and their peers.  Every single classroom participated. Students dazzled 1000 audience members with Christmas tunes, dancing, poetry readings, fine arts, thea
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