Today our Juniors visited Cairn University, where they learned about financial aid, how to choose the right college, and how a community of faith gathers together at the University. They also had a chance to catch up with friend and former Director of Advancement, Ms. McDowell.
Our College Guidance Counselor, Ms. J., put it this way, "Cairn really rolled out the red carpet for us!"
Community, Identity, Blessing
This week the Goshen College Women's World Music Choir gave our students an amazing performance. They entertained us with song and dance from diverse cultures around the world, centered on themes of community, identity, and blessing.
Featured in the Center City Quarterly
Our Development Manager, Brandon Van Deinse, wrote an article for the Center City Quarterly about the tension in our dual commitments to excellence and accessibility. You can read it here on page 21.
National Day of Prayer
Noelle, Sophie and Ms. Broaddus celebrate the National Day of Prayer together. Held on the first Thursday of May, this a day when we come together as a nation and "turn to God in prayer and meditation."
You are invited to a grass court Tennis Party on Tuesday, June 4. This is a time for fellowship and fun, so feel free to join us even if you haven't picked up your racquet in a few years.
Our Annual Benefit is being held on Friday, April 12 at the National Constitution Center.
The Benefit is a time of fellowship and celebration. We gather family and friends, partners and parents, students and teachers together to rejoice in God's work among our community. This is also our largest fundraising event of the year. Proceeds provide need-based scholarships for students unable to afford full tuition.
We invite you to join us in this time of rejoicing. Come see God's artistry in us.
For more information, call Brooke McDowell at 610.506.8741.
Leaders and Achievers
Congrats to Kayleah on winning a Leaders and Achievers Scholarship from Comcast. Kayleah has already received several college acceptance letters and looks forward to studying Business Management.
The Undefeated Royals
Ms. Broaddus and The Royals are enjoying another undefeated season. So far, they are 10-0. Will they take the champion for a fourth straight season? Go Royals!
Fun with Magnets
Mrs. Kurniadi's Physical Science students amuse and amaze themselves with a few imaginative magnet experiments.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas!
Staff and students put together this video serenade as a way of wishing you a Merry Christmas. Our students' joyful singing is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Thank you for all you do in behalf of our students. If you would like to bless our children with a year-end gift towards need-based scholarships, please visit sprucehill.org/give All donations are fully tax-deductible and checks dated before January 1st will be applied to this year.
From all of us Spruce Hill/CCA, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Friday: Spruce Hill Grandparents' Day
The elementary and middle school will host its 18th annual Grandparents’ Day on Friday, October 19th from 9 am to noon. Grandparents and grandfriends hold a special place in our hearts. It is our desire to express our appreciation by honoring them with a special day filled with love, fun activities and a continental breakfast. Look for photos to be posted on our facebook page following the special event.
Learning to Speak Chinese
Mandarin Chinese is the most widely-spoken language on earth. Because of this, the demand for Mandarin speakers is rapidly increasing. We're pleased to announce that our students now have the opportunity to begin learning this important language. In today's lesson, students learned how to write and pronounce their own names in Chinese.
Yesterday our entire school gathered together for a time of prayer and fellowship. Our all-school convocation is a joyous event for students and staff alike. After an inspiring speech by Mr. Becker, high school students broke into small groups and joined elementary and middle school students for prayer in their classrooms.
Jim Sorge as CCA Principal
It is with great joy that we announce our own Jim Sorge has been hired as the next principal at City Center Academy. Mr. Sorge has been an exceptional teacher at CCA for the past three years. He carries with him a love and dedication to our school mission and demonstrates this daily through his care of our student body.
Today, students in City Center Academy's Wilderness Survival elective brave the outdoors on an overnight camping trip. Elective advisor, Jim Sorge, shares an image from the students first day in the "wild".
A Visit from the Penn Quaker
University of Pennsylvania's Fitness for Life crew volunteers with our Extended Day Program every Wednesday and Friday to engage students with lessons on healthy living. Yesterday, they stopped by with a special guest, the Penn Quaker! Students had a blast getting fit with their favorite mascot. You can read about Fitness for Life and the Quaker's visit to Spruce Hill here.
Congratulations to Malaka Pickens for winning 2nd place in the 52nd Annual Ronald S. James Memorial Talent Hunt Competition. Malaka's award-winning art was created right here at City Center Academy!
DanceMAX Moving Company
College students from Muhlenberg College's DanceMAX Moving Company taught Spruce Hill's elementary stduent mathematics principles through theater and dance. Thank you to faculty advisor Mrs. Teresa VanDenend Sorge and the Muhlenberg students for the engaging show!
Elementary School Campus:
The City School at Spruce Hill
4115 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Middle School Campus:
The City School at Walnut Street
4501 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
High School Campus:
The City School at Rittenhouse
315 S. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103