In September, NewsWorks ran a back-to-school roundup with information from various schools around Northwest Philadelphia.
Here’s what those schools, which could be closed or consolidated by School District of Philadelphia, have been working on this year
Germantown High School: “This year, Germantown High boasts a new graphic-design program for students. They are excited to continue clubs like photography, theatre, knitting and the school newspaper. There is also a new “Students Run Philly Style” running group.”
Jay Cooke Elementary School: “Cooke is excited to continue its Villanova University Mentors program as well as a Robotics Club and the “Nu Sigma Beacon” afterschool program.”
Robert Fulton School: “This year, Fulton is encouraging students to practice for the PSSA online. They will also have many clubs and sports available for students.”
John L. Kinsey Elementary School: “This year, Kinsey is excited to be a part of the QZAB program as each class will receive an interactive whiteboard and a mobile laptop cart. They are also proud of their newly remodeled library and will continue the ‘Trophies Reading Series’ for students.”
Theodore Roosevelt Middle School: Officials with Theodore Roosevelt Middle School did not respond to requests for comment on what the 2012-13 year would hold. However, Roosevelt had been involved in much of NewsWorks coverage about cheating scandals in the district.
John F. McCloksey Elementary: Officials with John F. McCloskey Elementary did not respond to requests for comment on what the 2012-2013 would bring.