Academy at Palumbo Newsletter – January 15

Posted on January 17, 2018
Categories: News

Academy at Palumbo Newsletter

Week of January 15, 2018 

School EventsGSA Bake Sale (Tuesday 1/16, Thursday 1/18)
Final Installment of Senior Dues (Friday 1/19)
SAC Meeting (Friday 1/19 @ 8-9:00AM)
PRIME Meeting (Friday 1/19 @ 8-9:00AM) 
Regional Robotics Competition (Saturday 1/20)
H&S Bake Sale (Tuesday 1/23)
Subject Selection Assemblies (Friday 1/26 – Monday 1/29)

For more information see the full January calendar here.

Student Activities and Clubs
Find a list of school clubs and activities offered here.

Home and School Association

Meet the Principal Party and Fundraiser on Saturday January 20th at the Home of Christine and Justin McDaniel
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Justin McDaniel at

Student News

Episode 1 
Episode 2
Episode 3 
Episode 4


BVBBALL @ String Theory #6380 P/P
When: Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018
Where: Guerin Recreation Center, 2201 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145, USA

GVBBALL vs Central
When: Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
Where: Academy at Palumbo

BVBBALL vs Eastern University Charter
When: Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
Where: Academy at Palumbo

GVBBALL @ Bodine #6381 P/P
When: Friday, Jan 19, 2018
Where: Bodine High School for International Affairs, 1101 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA

For more information see the online schedule here.

Programs and Resources

PhillyCAM Reel Skills (deadline January 18)
Explore media-making as a form of expression! Reel Skills is a program providing students with media equipment, a community of creative youth and the opportunity to attend various media events and more.

Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (deadline February 2)
High school sophomores interested in the field of Education are eligible to apply for a free four-week summer program that prepares students for college life. Participants will take prep courses while living on a college campus. Preference is given to first generation, low-income and minority students.

Jr. Music Exec Internship (deadline February 15)
For students passionate about music, this internship is a 10-week program that engages students with the music industry while developing skills for entering a career in music.

Let’s Get Ready
Let’s Get Ready seeks to improve college accessibility to low-income students. Enroll now for a free 9-week program beginning February that provides SATtutoring, college counseling, and mentoring from college student volunteers.

PhillyCoder Dojo 
Learn to code for free at this weekly program. PhillyCoder Dojo equips youth with creative coding and development skills, opening a door of future possibilities for students. Locations and dates are located here.

Mighty Writers
Interested in writing? Mighty Writers runs free daily workshops all across Philadelphia for writing as well as teen programs, mentorships and college prep resources. Visit the online calendar here.

After School Activities Partnerships 
An online directory of hundreds of community-driven after-school activities and resources for Philadelphia youth. Visit the event calendar here.

More College Access Resources


Philly Reading Coach
Support literacy for elementary students by becoming a volunteer reading coach.

Help prepare meals for individuals with serious illnesses in need by helping cook, bake and prepare meals in the MANNA kitchen.

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
Help serve meals to the homeless during daily lunch and dinner services. Application here.

Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer to help build and repair homes for those in need across Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
Support and care for homeless animals by volunteering at a PAWS adoption center.

Mural Arts Philadelphia
Connect with the Philadelphia community through public art.

Scholarships and Contests

Engineer Girl Essay Contest (deadline February 1)
Write an original essay on infrastructure improvement and how it can be used to help your community flourish. Infrastructure includes various systems of technology a community needs to function. All high school, middle school and elementary students are eligible to enter. Prizes are as follows: first-place $500, second-place $250, third-place $100

The Philadelphia Foundation Scholarships 
A comprehensive list of scholarships available to high school students.

City Life

Students at Museums in Philly (STAMP) Pass
Open to all Philadelphia high school students, the STAMP pass offers free admission to Philly museums, attractions and special events. STAMP seeks to increase teen access to Philly’s vibrant art and culture scene.

Women’s March (January 20)
Support women’s rights by participating in the second annual Women’s March.

Octavius Catto Series — Free Opening Panel Discussion (February 1, 6:30PM)
This February, the Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to collaborate with History Making Productions to bring screenings of their short dramatic documentary, Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century to neighborhood libraries throughout Philadelphia. Each screening will include workshops or discussions with a rotating caste of experts involved in this celebration of Catto and his achievements.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sculptures (through February)

Nine large sculptures will be on display throughout Philadelphia through the end of February, designed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and incorporating quotes from King as creative inspiration. Sculpture locations include the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Betsy Ross House, City Hall, the Comcast Center Plaza, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia School District Main Building and Temple University. More than 50 students — hailing from schools and organizations such as the Philadelphia High School for the Creative & Performing Arts, Overbrook School for the Blind, Girard College, Big Brother Big Sisters and more — were commissioned to create the works.

Free Events at the South Philadelphia Library
An online directory of daily events and resources including career workshops, learning CPR and even jazz concerts.

More Free Things to Do