On Friday, February 16, 2018, over 200 members of the PALCS community gathered at the Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA. All students in grades K-12 were invited, along with their families and friends, joined by teachers and staff, for a free day of educational fun at the connected museums of Natural History and Art. The event ran from 10 am - 12 pm, though families were invited to stay the duration of the day.
The second marking period of any school year tends to be one of the most challenging. As students and teachers really get into the routine of things, workloads increase and become more difficult. Which is why we are so incredibly proud to announce that over 40% of our students have earned an honor roll certificate in the second marking period.
Happy National School Counseling Week 2018! This special week, wrapping up today, is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Taking place from February 5th to February 9th this year, the purpose of the week is to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within the U.S. and highlight the substantial impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. The theme this year is "School Counselors: Helping Students Reach for the Stars."
Young PALCS scholars in high school and middle school have the opportunity to join our chapters of the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). These societies are more than just the honor roll: NHS and NJHS are the nation’s premier organizations that recognize students in high school (NHS) and in middle school (NHJS). As a member in either of these societies, students are not only recognized for their accomplishments, but they are also challenged to get further involved in community service and school activities.
Ms. Courtney Kofeldt, PA Leadership’s Supervisor of Educational Technology, was recently featured on Philadelphia 17’s weekly TV segment “Weekend Philler,” where she spoke about gamification and how to make video and online games educational for the students. The Weekend Phillier is a Saturday evening video clip show on WPHL17 that covers shorts about people, places & things around the Delaware Valley.
January 18th marked the opening of the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA) Winter Art Exhibition at PA Leadership’s CPFA building located in West Chester, PA.
As National School Choice Week comes to a close, we want to reflect on this wonderful week and its extremely important purpose! We have been celebrating all week here at PALCS and we even had the privilege of speaking with a wonderful family within the PALCS community about School Choice and what it means to them.
We want to wish you happy National School Choice Week 2018! From January 21st through January 27th, thousands of events will be taking place across the country that highlight the demand for successful education options for students. People from all over join together at these events in support of students and families having a choice when it comes to their education.
This past year, the University Scholars Program (USP) had some amazing trips and educational journeys that brought them up and down the East Coast: north to New York and south to the Florida Keys, and several places in between!