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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

‘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.”

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At the end of October, the Community Design Collaborative awarded the Community Design Award to the Southwark “Dragon Green” schoolyard design for its “intimate collection of elements.”

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Lower Moyamensing 

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.

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Southwark Elementary and South Philadelphia High School are the two schools in these neighborhoods that were selected. To begin making these neighborhood improvements, a survey has been released to get the community to weigh in on what services would be beneficial to the area.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

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.

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In about three years, the schoolyard at Southwark is expected to be transformed from solid concrete into an interactive space for kids to learn, create, grow and play. The project is still in early planning stages, so Southwark Elementary is hosting a fundraising event this week to help make this improved outdoor space a reality.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

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.

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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 community centers with better resources for the neighborhoods in which they are located. 

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