Islamophobia Forum

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, the Academy at Palumbo presented a program on Islamophobia to educate the school community on the treatment of Muslims in America.

“HUNDREDS OF students packed the library of the Academy at Palumbo High School in South Philly for yesterday’s forum on Islamophobia, and supported their Muslim classmates with an outpouring of fervent finger snaps. Speaking against irrational fear of Muslims, Sofia Ali-Khan, a public-interest lawyer and a second-generation Pakistani American, described her open letter on Facebook, “Dear non-Muslim Allies,” that went viral because, she said, “I think people were relieved to see other people saying, ‘It’s really gone too far. ‘” ~Read more.

More articles on the event can be viewed at cbslocal, southphillyreview, and newswork.

 

Art Futures Grant and Clay Programs of Excellence

Delphi ART FUTURES Program

The Art Futures Program pairs professional teaching artist with high school art programs. The artists spend 30 hours in residence working with the classroom art teachers and students to design and implement art projects that reflect both the classroom curriculum goals, and the particular expertise of the resident artist. Both the artist and the schools are selected through a competitive process. In addition to creating art in the classroom, the program features customized Museum tours and a juried student art exhibition at the Museum. Each year, Delphi Project Foundation provides funding for five Philadelphia public schools to participate in the program. The Philadelphia Museum of Art secures additional funding for five Philadelphia area Catholic schools to also participate in the Art Futures Program.”

Clay Programs of Excellence: Philadelphia Area High Schools

Three students: Andrew Dang, Jixi He, Merhawi Tesfay have work in this show.
The show runs from January 7 – January 24. Closing reception January 24 from 2-4.
The website can be viewed here.
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Peer Leader Award!

spr 1The Academy at Palumbo is recognized as a Peer Leader on the 2014-15 School Progress Report! Congratulations to the students and staff for all of their hard work and dedication to achieve this honor. “Griffin Pride: Nothing Less Than Success!”

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January 2016 Calendar

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