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What brings us together? Stories, food, and stories about food

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in General | No Comments

On Thursday, March 10th, Urban Nutrition‘s Miki Palchick spoke to the Workshop School Home School Alliance about the importance of eating and cooking well. Miki shared easy, nutritious recipes with the HSA, and conducted a cooking demonstration with students. Additionally, Miki talked about how we are all connected through food.…

Videos: What works and what needs work

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in General | No Comments

After Q2 Exhibitions, our students took a week-long break before immersing themselves in their Q3 projects. During that week, they took field trips, rebuilt their advisory cultures, and created short videos showcasing their perspectives on what we do well at the Workshop School – and what we don’t do so well.…

Dream It, Design It, Do It

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in General | No Comments

This winter Ms. Rowe’s advisory discussed the need for a peer mediation program at the Workshop School. Students desired to resolve conflicts on their own, and believed a program like this could help students who were struggling to get along with their peers. The school has never had a peer mediation program, and appeared to not have the physical space needed to hold confidential mediations between students.…

Books For Students, By Students

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in General | No Comments

Ms. Melville’s 9th grade advisory know that stories are powerful: they tell us about our world, our selves, and our possibilities. When they looked for good books to share with a class of 2nd grade students at nearby Powel Elementary, though, they noticed that many children’s books don’t reflect their experiences.…

The last 5 days at the Workshop School? Limitless Possibilities are a Reality

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in General | No Comments

What has happened in the last 5 days at the Workshop School?

-9th graders attended the smash-hit Hamilton . (2/24)
-11th graders professionally painted a car using the latest technology. (2/25)
-Teachers engaged in thoughtful conversations about how to be a caring, consistent advisor. (2/26)
-9th graders designed, implemented, and led a tour of Philadelphia’s Underground Railroad.…

First City-Wide Abilities Panel Hosted at Workshop School

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in General | No Comments

On Tuesday, viagra order February 16, 2016 Megan Hayden and Adin Michelen organized the first School District of Philadelphia Abilities Panel. Ms. Meg and Mr. Adin invited SDP graduates and students to discuss their learning (dis)abilities. Parents, teachers, and students engaged in dialogue about the consequences of being labeled “learning disabled”, and how we as a community can come together to support all types of learners, no matter their learning style.…

Sit down to take your geometry test!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in General | No Comments

Across the city, students may be told to sit down to take their latest math exam, but at the Workshop School, students have demonstrated their geometric acumen by constructing chairs. Students in Mr. Lauterbach’s math class designed and built chairs after studying geometric principles regarding angles and shapes. Instead of proving a theorem with pencil and paper, Workshop Students’ skills were applied first in TinkerCad, an online design tool, and then in the shop.…

HSA Organizes Summer Opportunities Fair

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in General | No Comments

The Home School Alliance organized a Summer Opportunities Fair on February 12, viagra 2016. Over 20 representatives from various organizations spoke to Workshop School students, rx discussing both paid and unpaid internships and experiences that are available to teens throughout the city. Furthermore, click 8 HSA volunteers coached over 50 Workshop School students in mock-interviews that ran concurrent to the Opportunities Fair.…

PhillyGoes2College Encourages, Teaches Workshop School Familes

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in General | No Comments
Mr. Tobias speaks to families about scholarships which help pay for college.

Mr. Tobias speaks to families about scholarships which help pay for college.

On Thursday, medications January 14th, Workshop School counselor Jere Tobias invited PhillyGoes2College to speak to students and families at the Home and School Association Meeting about how they can start planning financially to go to college. Undoubtedly, there are many complicated forms and procedures for students who are applying to scholarships and financial aid, but the PG2C representative, along with Mr.…

Heard in the “teachers’ lounge”

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in General | No Comments

Well, not really. We have one little office with a six-person conference table. There are four of us who share it as workspace (including the Principal), but it’s also the place where staff come during prep, and therefore doubles as the “teachers’ lounge.” (And besides, “teachers’ lounge” has certain connotations. Like, for example, the suggestion that teachers are “lounging.” So no, not really a teachers’ lounge at all.)

But anyway, one of the great things about all of us having to cram into this little space is that our conversations kind of smash into one another.…