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Pastorius Elementary Mastery Charter School Remembers a Community Legend - Winter 2014

Pastorius Elementary Mastery Charter School Remembers a Community Legend - Winter 2014

Friday, February 28 2014.

The late State Representative David P. Richardson, Jr. was dedicated to quality education and community engagement, values also held dear by the team behind Mastery Charter...

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Celebrating the Holidays at Hardy Williams Elementary School - Winter 2014

Celebrating the Holidays at Hardy Williams Elementary School - Winter 2014

Friday, February 28 2014.

The Hardy Williams Elementary family welcomed the surrounding community to a holiday party this December.

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Simon Gratz Action Finds a New Way to Serve - Winter 2014

Simon Gratz Action Finds a New Way to Serve - Winter 2014

Friday, February 28 2014.

Simon Gratz’s three-year-old community service club, Gratz Action, is putting a renewed focus on the city’s homeless community.

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Clymer Elementary Committed to Community - Winter 2014

Clymer Elementary Committed to Community - Winter 2014

Friday, February 28 2014.

Eager to involve more parents in school activities, Clymer Elementary School hosted a successful parent involvement breakfast in January attended by more than 30 parents,...

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Hardy Williams High School Welcomes Community - Winter 2014

Hardy Williams High School Welcomes Community - Winter 2014

Friday, February 28 2014.

The new Hardy Williams High Mastery Charter School welcomed its neighbors into its completely renovated space October 26th with a community celebration that included tours of...

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Pickett Campus Hosts Career Day - Winter 2014

Pickett Campus Hosts Career Day - Winter 2014

Friday, February 28 2014.

More than 125 professionals representing 20 different industries shared their insights and expertise with our 6-12th grade students during the 4th annual Career Day at...

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Mastery North Pumas Stun with Stellar Season  - Winter 2014

Mastery North Pumas Stun with Stellar Season - Winter 2014

Friday, February 28 2014.

The young, but mighty, Mastery North Pumas made history in November when they took on Martin Luther King’s Cougars in the Public League Class AAA football championship.

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Thomas Tones - Winter 2014

Thomas Tones - Winter 2014

Friday, February 28 2014.

On Wednesday December 4th, 2013, the Thomas Tones, Thomas Elementary’s choir, performed at the City of Philadelphia’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Thomas Tones’ holiday...

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Become Part of the Mastery Parent Advisory Council. Parents, make your voices heard. - Winter 2014

Friday, February 28 2014.

Join the Mastery Parent Advisory Council (MPAC), a network-wide organization comprised of two parent leaders from each Mastery school.

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15 SCHOOLS, 9,500 STUDENTS 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR! - Fall 2013

15 SCHOOLS, 9,500 STUDENTS 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR! - Fall 2013

Friday, October 18 2013.

We are off to the best year ever and growing by leaps and bounds. Last year, at this time, we were serving 8,000 families in 11 schools, this year we are now serving over...

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Smedley Elementary Scores with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation - Fall 2013

Smedley Elementary Scores with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation - Fall 2013

Friday, October 18 2013.

On any given day when you drive through the streets of Philadelphia, you may observe children shooting hoops or playing catch. However, it is rare to see inner city students...

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The “Learning Tree” Comes To Life at Mann Elementary - Fall 2013

The “Learning Tree” Comes To Life at Mann Elementary - Fall 2013

Friday, October 18 2013.

Last year, the “Mural Team,” the afterschool club in its second year at Mann Elementary, was looking for its next project. In the first year of the club, they painted a...

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In Memoriam: Jamie Soukup Reid - Fall 2013

In Memoriam: Jamie Soukup Reid - Fall 2013

Friday, October 18 2013.

At the beginning of the school year, Harrity Elementary Mastery Charter School suffered a horrible loss, when they lost one of their beloved teachers, Jamie Soukup Reid and...

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Community in our Schools - Fall 2013

Community in our Schools - Fall 2013

Friday, October 18 2013.

At Mastery, we believe that parents are the most important partners in accomplishing our goal of student achievement. Mastery schools aspire to serve as a beacon to our...

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Shoemaker Campus: 8th Annual Community Celebration - Fall 2013

Friday, October 18 2013.

On Saturday, September 7, Mastery Charter School Shoemaker Campus held its 8th Annual Back to School Community Block Party. The school blocked off the 1400 block of North...

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Cleveland School Community Picnic - Fall 2013

Friday, October 18 2013.

On a beautiful September day, more than 300 members of the Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter School community came together for a picnic at Fernhill Park in North...

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Mastery Parent Action Team Wants You!

Friday, October 18 2013.

In this era of school closures and inequitable funding for Philadelphia public schools, parents across the city must be ready to stand up and fight for their schools. Mastery...

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What are Community Schools? - Fall 2013

Friday, October 18 2013.

Community schools marshal the assets of the entire community, adding value to the neighborhood. A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the...

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College Signing Day

College Signing Day

Tuesday, June 25 2013.

To the roar of over 5,000 people celebrating and wildly waving rally towels for seniors headed to college in the fall, Mastery Charter Schools celebrated College Signing Day...

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Mayor Nutter Names Zachary Wright Outstanding Teacher of the Year

Mayor Nutter Names Zachary Wright Outstanding Teacher of the Year

Tuesday, June 25 2013.

Zachary Wright, a University of Vermont Alumni and 12 th  grade English teacher at Mastery Charter Schools Shoemaker Campus, was recently named Outstanding Teacher...

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Mastery Charter Schools Varsity Football

Mastery Charter Schools Varsity Football

Tuesday, June 25 2013.

Once a community chooses Mastery Charter Schools to work in partnership and turn around a neighborhood school, we concentrate on the culture and the academics immediately....

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Grover Cleveland Campus Parent Graduation Class

Grover Cleveland Campus Parent Graduation Class

Tuesday, June 25 2013.

In May, 2013, Grover Cleveland Campus held a very special graduation.  However, it was not for their elementary school students, but for the students’ parents!  ...

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Mastery Builds Community

Mastery Builds Community

Friday, April 26 2013.

Mastery believes that neighborhood schools can only be successful if they are located within thriving neighborhoods.  Erin Trent, Mastery Charter Schools’ Director of...

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Simon Gratz High School Bulldog Nation Revived under Mastery

Simon Gratz High School Bulldog Nation Revived under Mastery

Friday, April 26 2013.

The Simon Gratz High School community is incredibly proud of its school and legacy.  Alumni groups provide fellowship for graduates and give back to current students.  Bulldog...

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A Note from Scott Gordon, CEO

Friday, April 26 2013.

Welcome to the most recent edition of our newsletter- Mastery Community News.   

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Clymer Elementary Partners with Need in Deed after Tragedy

Clymer Elementary Partners with Need in Deed after Tragedy

Friday, April 26 2013.

Like all of Mastery Charter Schools, Clymer Campus is part of their community.  Recently a tragic event led to a great learning experience.

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Mastery Staff and Cradles to Crayons Build a Community

Mastery Staff and Cradles to Crayons Build a Community

Friday, April 26 2013.

In 2011, the Mastery Charter School Mann Elementary community got together for a winter coat drive.  It went well and students, families and teachers did a great job of...

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Harrity Concerned Citizens Thrives Under Mastery Partnership

Harrity Concerned Citizens Thrives Under Mastery Partnership

Friday, April 26 2013.

In 2010, Mastery Harrity Elementary School joined the Mastery Charter Schools Network and the hard work began to provide the neighborhood students with a quality education. ...

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Brianna Williams- From Rogue to Role Model

Brianna Williams- From Rogue to Role Model

Friday, April 5 2013.

Brianna Williams will be the first to admit that she was not an ideal student.  Brianna was asked to leave a different Philadelphia charter school in 9th grade and placed in...

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