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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dobson and Roxborough Community Meeting Make the News!!

Roxborough community rallies against proposed school cuts

May 21, 2013
By Matthew Grady for NewsWorks, @MMGrady 
Standing before hundreds of parents and students gathered in the Roxborough High School auditorium, Timothy Boyle, a math teacher at AMY Northwest, asked the audience about the basic tasks of school personnel.
"Who is going to meet with students to review their high school options for next year?" he asked.

Students, Teachers and Parents Rally for Education

Stakeholders from all over Northwest Philadelphia gather in Gorgas Park to protest the city's education budget. 

Parents, teachers and students gathered in Gorgas Park in Roxborough on Monday night to rally in protest against the proposed school district cuts and closing of schools.
“We have people here from all over the Northwest,” said parent organizer Rebecca Poyourow.  “There are people here from Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill as well as Roxborough and Manayunk.
Kids and parents as well as a few teachers and principals held up signs that said things like “save our schools,” and “we need sports.”
Sabra Townsend has a child who attends the Dobson School, and she was there to speak for the special education students in the district.
“All children should have the right to an education,” Townsend said.  “A special education child is just as deserving of an education as any other child.”

Outward Bound- 2013 on Schooltube

Over the last week, 10 of our 7th and 8th grade students have participated in the Outward Bound Wilderness Experience.  With Ms. McConnell and Ms. Claire, our students participated in leadership experiences, life in the wilderness while challenging mental and physical obstacles.  Click here to view our Outward Bound experience through a picture slide show created by Ms. McConnell.

Friday, May 3, 2013

2013-2014 Budget Crisis: Community Parent Meeting

ROXBOROUGH CORRIDOR PARENTS’ SUMMIT (parents of students from Shawmont, Dobson, AMY-NW, Cook-Wissahickon, Mifflin and Roxborough High School) TO HOLD OPEN FORUM COMMUNITY SCHOOL BUDGET MEETING

The Roxborough Corridor Parents’ group will hold an open forum community school budget meeting on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Roxborough High School.

Philadelphia, PA. – Parents, students, staff, and community members are invited to attend an open forum meeting at Roxborough High School begin held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.  The meeting is designed to present information to all stakeholders about the school budget for the upcoming school year and to discuss next steps to take action to seek remedies from City and State government to find more resources to run the schools.

All attendees may enter the High School through the front entrance.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

2013-2014 Budget Crisis