Daily Bulletin Thursday, December 21, 2017

Posted on December 20, 2017
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Daily Bulletin

Thursday, December 21, 2017


HANDICAP PARKING: Please do not park in any handicap parking spot in the lower parking lot unless you have proper tags/clearance.  Multiple cars have been illegally parking in these reserved spots.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.  –N. Vanbuskirk

SCHOOL STORE HOURS – Mondays – Fridays – 7:30 – 7:55. AFTER SCHOOL:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – 3:10 – 3:30.  CLOSED Wednesdays After School.

THE SCHOOL STORE will be open from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday, December 21st prior to the Mid-Winter Concert.

Regular Advisory

Adv           8:00-8:25

1st              8:28-9:22

2nd             9:25-10:19

3rd              10:22-11:16

4th              11:19-12:13

5th              12:16-1:10

6th              1:13-2:07

7th              2:10-3:04

12/21/17 Thu
·        LAB D (1/2 days NO LAB)

·        7:30am Robotics Bake Sale

·        3:15 pm Boys JV Basketball vs Northeast – HOME

·        3:15 Boys Varsity Basketball vs Northeast – AWAY

·        7:00 pm Music Department Concert

12/22/17 Fri
·        LAB E (1/2 days NO LAB)
12/25/17 – 1/1/2018

·        Schools Closed
01/02/18 Tue
·        Professional Development – Schools Closed
01/03/18 Wed
·        LAB A (1/2 days NO LAB)

·        Interim Reports

·        7:30am Girls’ Varsity Tennis Bake Sale

·        5:00pm Girls Basketball (Varsity) vs Carver E&S – Away
01/04/18 Thu
·        LAB B (1/2 days NO LAB)

·        Interim Reports

·        7:30 am Girls’ Varsity Tennis Bake Sale

·        5:00 pm Girls Basketball (Varsity) vs Carver E&S – Away
01/05/18 Fri
·        LAB C (1/2 days NO LAB)

·        Interim Reports

·        3:15pm Girls JV Basketball vs Mastery Charter Hardy Wiiliams – Home

·        3:15pm Wrestling vs Overbrook HS – Home


► Submit information for the DAILY BULLETIN before 10:30 am. Please include DATES and TIME. Send email to Mrs. Patricia Clark, Office Secretary.

► REFER TO DAILY BULLETIN on centralhigh.net for more information.  Thanks.


► Faculty – Consider USING DIGITAL RESOURCES whenever possible/ feasible: Google Classroom and Turnitin.com are reliable alternatives to print resources. These digital platforms offer functions that allow you to post assignments and to collect digital /electronic student work. Let me know if you need assistance accessing/ using these instructional tools. – J.R. Lobron (1-3-2018)

►TRANSPASS LIST INFORMATION – SUBMIT TRANSPASS PACKETS TO THE MAIN OFFICE BY THE START OF 1ST PERIOD.  All students MUST initial next to their name on the enclosed printout. Circle the name of students that DID NOT receive their pass due to absence. If any student’s name is missing on the list, DO NOT ISSUE A TRANSPASS. Send student to the office. Thank You.

► Submit information for the DAILY BULLETIN before 10:30 am. Please include DATES and TIME. Send email to Mrs. Patricia Clark, Office Secretary.


► Faculty and Students – SUBSCRIPTION- BASED DATABASES INCLUDING PROQUEST, INFOBASE, AND SHMOOP are available through the Barnwell Library Google Classroom Page. You can access legitimate sources (peer reviewed – scholarly) and other resources. Join today.  To join navigate to google classroom join a class and enter this class code; ja7zdap. Students; Let me know if you need assistance with any information seeking. Faculty, Let me know if you need  assistance with the integration of 21st century  academic skills  into your lessons/curriculum.
For example you may encourage students in their use of scholarly sources via (databases) to strengthen their mastery of content and research skills.   Call Extension 1760  – Lobron (12.22)

► Faculty: LIBRARY PASSES were placed in your mailbox. Please abide by the “Two per day” protocol. If  a student has a pressing need to utilize library resources simply fill in student library pass and send them on their way. Keep library passes in a safe place as there is a black market for library passes among the student body. Encourage students to use library before and after school:  Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;  Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  -J.R. Lobron

► PRETZEL SALE – ON FRIDAYS.  Price will be the same – 1 – $.75, 3 – $2.00.  -L. Kolsky


► COMMUNITY SERVICE (1st, 2nd, and 6th Periods) – MAIN OFFICE –  Please stop by the MAIN OFFICE to inquire about community service.  –P. Clark

► STUDENTS: During the week of January 8 through January 12, 2018 Monday through Friday, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in conjunction with the School District of Philadelphia will be at Central High School to provide required STD PREVENTION presentations and screenings for all students in grades 9th through 12th grade. Teachers in the Social Studies department will let their classes know which day they will be participating in this event. All students must attend these informative presentations. Please be on time for these workshops. Workshops will take place in the Spain Conference Center.   -T. Scott

► FUMO FAMILY LIBRARY WON A GRANT to develop a teen area at the library to encourage and welcome teen audiences and support teen specific programming. Fumo Library is looking for  dedicated teens living in South Philly to:
-Design and purchase furniture for the space with guidance from a design specialist.
-Work on community projects of their choosing
– Offer suggestions for teen programming.
Communicate with Ms. Abbe Klebanoff, Branch Manager – Fumo Family Branch – Free Library of Philadelphia    2437 S. Broad St.  – Philadelphia PA, 19148 – 215.685.1758 – klebanoffa@freelibrary.org – www.freelibrary.org – Fumo – or see   Mr. Lobron at Barnwell Library. (12.22)

► APPLICATIONS FOR THE 224 STEAM INNOVATION GRANT are now available in the Science section of the new CHS website!
https://sites.google.com/philasd.org/department-of-science/information/224-steam-grants – See Ms. Cohen (402 & gmcohen@philasd.org) with any questions.

► We are FUNDRAISING FOR CENTRAL’S ART DEPARTMENT VIA FLIPGIVE. All members of the CHS family and friends can help by linking to their online shopping using the FlipGive page. No additional expense. Buying a gift card? You can purchase it via FlipGive and either email it or print it. https://www.flipgive.com/f/524809. Just click on the link and click on the “Shop Online” button. Thanks in advance for your support! Happy shopping!!! -Andrea Wohl Keefe

► ASPIRING ACTORS/ACTRESSES ! Britney Brunache homeroom #12-10 is looking for actors to play roles in a film project she is currently working on. Please leave your name and your contact info with Mr. Lobron in the Barnwell Library. He will relay your interest to Ms. Brunache. Thank you.   –
J.R. Lobron

► THE SCIENCE HELP CENTER is open after school on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 99.  Work in small groups with Science Fellows on ANY science subject and schedule one on one practice time.  E-mail Ms. Bader with any questions (lbader@philasd.org).

► S.E.A.S is meeting this afternoon in room 402 to develop sustainability plans for CHS and begin work on various grants.  Come give input and gain important skills.  Or take out your aggression on weeds. We’re gardening too. -Ms. Cohen

► CENTRAL’S SCIENCE HELP CENTER is open every day in the Barnwell Library during advisory for all science classes.  If you are in need of science tutoring, please contact Ms. Bader by e-mail (lbader@philasd.org) or stop by her office after school (Room 405).  Students interested in earning community service hours by serving as a Science Fellow (peer tutor) in the Science Help Center should e-mail Ms. Bader (lbader@philasd.org). –L. Bader

► Students who are having trouble logging in to SCHOOL DISTRICT WEBSITE are welcome to stop by the Barnwell library 1st through 6th period. I shall help you with resetting your password. — J.R. Lobron, Librarian


►277 SCHOLARSHIP AND COLLEGE INFO POSTINGS are available on the Central HS Counselors 277 Google Classroom. For questions or access please contact Ms. Chasan.

► 278 Parents and Students: CARNEGIE MELLON’S SUMMER ACADEMY FOR MATH AND SCIENCE (SAMS) PROGRAM is looking for interested students to apply. SAMS is a 6-week residential summer program targeted to rising seniors of low socioeconomic, first generation, ethnic minority, and DACA backgrounds who are interested in STEM fields. Students will have the opportunity to take for-credit courses taught by Carnegie Mellon faculty, receive SAT Prep, and become exposed to the college experience. This program is free of charge to the student, and a limited number of scholarships exist for book expenses.

SAMS Admission Requirements: Populations: Low socioeconomic, first generation, and/or ethnic minority, & DACA students

Academic Interests: STEM related fields GPA/Grades: Minimum 3.4 unweighted. Students must have mostly A’s and B’s on their transcript. Students must also have A’s and B’s in STEM courses. PSAT Range: 620 minimum in each section – Students below this range will still be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Activities: Students must have some sustained involvement in extra-curricular activities

Curriculum: Students must have excelled in math or science and be in pre-calculus during junior year. Students also need to be on track to have completed 3 years of science by the time they graduate. Some AP course work in science or on track to be in AP course work in science would definitely be a plus. If a student indicates an interest in Computer Science they must be enrolled in at least Calculus or AP Calculus AB as a junior. They also need to have mostly A’s on their transcript. If you are interested in the SAMS program, please contact Ms. Chasan in the counseling office by January 17th, 2018 for more information.  -Elana Chasan