A funding crisis. Promise Academies and broken promises. The Ackerman departure controversey. It’s been a wild year for Philadelphia schools and while there’s still turmoil in the air tomorrow is the first day for most area schoo. A day to try and put the last years upheaval aside and get back down to the business of educating kids.
Here’s a rundown of area schools with information or website links where available.
SCHOOLS IN THE GERMANTOWN AREA
Tamara Conaway, principal
6430 Wayne Avenue
Eagles Nest Christian School
501 West King St
31 West Coulter Street
Margaret Mullen-Bavwidinsi, principal
40 East High Street
Germantown Islamic School
4944 Germantown Avenue
5511 Greene Street
Growing Light Day School
5223 Belfield Avenue
High Street Christian Academy
222 East High Street
Jay Cooke Elementary SchoolJudy Seibert Burns, principal
1300 West Louden Street
Donna Smith, principal
67 E. Bringhurst St.
Valerie Houser, principal
(215) 951-4700 V/TTY
100 West School House Lane
Deborah Lee, principal
60 E Haines St
St. Bamabas Episcopal School
5421 Germantown Avenue
Address:3217 West Clearfield Street
Laura Hoffman-Dimery, principal
On the first day there will be a school blessing and an official unlocking of the gate. A welcome reception will follow.
The school offers extended day, extended year and full programming for students.
A partnership with Urban Blazers (http://www.urbanblazers.org) will focus on science and leadership education through field trips and weekly classes.
WEST OAK LANE AREA SCHOOLS
Eric Worley, principal ext 5540
2116 East Haines Street
Monthly parent meetings called “Partners in HOPE” will be available.
Back to school night Tuesday Sept. 27 @ 6 p.m.
HOPE is implementing a “GETTING RESULTS” Continuous School Improvement Plan
Dr. Suzette Ajedho, principal
7401 Limekiln Pike
Dana Ramsey, principal
6501 Limekiln Pike
This year the school unveils the newly added Drama Club & Poetry Club. Students are looking forward to doing school plays
Basketball has been added to the sports offerings and the school is hoping to add baseball in the spring.
William C. Wade, principal
6100 Stenton Avenue
Wendy Baldwin, principal
1850 E Washington Lane
Dr. Debbera Peoples-Lee, Chief Executive Officer
7115 Stenton Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19138
This year an enhanced anti-bullying program will focus on cyber bullying, specifically looking at social networking.
Students will participate in the George Washington Carver Science Fair on February 17, 2012
Halloween will be celebrated with a “Fall Into Reading” pajama day where older students will read to younger classmates. Dr. Seuss will make an appearance: October 28
West Oak Lane Christian Academy
6707 Old York Road Philadelphia, PA
James G. Murray, Jr., principal
6841 N 19th St