‘Dragon Green’ Southwark schoolyard design wins Community Design Collaborative award

Southwark Elementary is in the process of raising money for a schoolyard redesign to create an expansive “Dragon Green” for students to play and learn. There’s also plans to transform the school from just an educational facility into a multi-use “community school.” At the end of October, the Community Design

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What community services would you like to see at Southwark Elementary and South Philly High?

Over the summer it was announced by the city that nine schools would be transformed into “community schools.” Not only would these buildings serve the educational purposes of the students, but they would begin to service the needs of the surrounding community. Southwark Elementary and South Philadelphia High School are

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Southwark Elementary hosting fundraiser on Oct. 13 for planned schoolyard improvements

Southwark Elementary at 9th and Mifflin is among the schools in South Philadelphia planning playground improvements. Chester Arthur and the Taggart School are among those who have new schoolyards in the works. In about three years, the schoolyard at Southwark is expected to be transformed from solid concrete into an

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Southwark Elementary and South Philly High School among city’s new ‘community schools’

Southwark Elementary and South Philadelphia High School are among the nine schools that will be the first to transform into “community schools” through the city. On Monday, Mayor Kenney announced the schools that will participate in this program that is meant to change these facilities from strictly educational to multi-purpose

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School Talk: Southwark Elementary wins prestigious multi-year music education grant

Editor’s Note: School Talk is an occasional feature that will look at education and parenting issues in South Philly. If you have concerns, ideas, suggested topics or other thoughts about the state of schools and ways to keep improving them, email us at punk@passyunkpost.com. Weighing in is Mollie Michel, a South Philly resident, Philadelphia

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Southwark Elementary sets example for school advisory councils

At a recent School Reform Commission meeting, principal of Southwark Elementary, Andrew Lukov, sat on a board to discuss the effective use of School Advisory Councils. Southwark Elementary is one of the schools setting an example, with the use of a SAC to represent the diversity within the school. These

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