9th Grade Orientation

Please register here by August 27th

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/27RSKQB

Download the Letter:
orientation letter.2014 (Word)
orientation letter.2014 (PDF)

Read the Letter:
Dear Students and Parents of the Class of 2018,
Welcome to the Academy at Palumbo Family!
We are pleased to inform you that we will be conducting an Orientation for incoming freshmen. The Orientation will take place on September 3rd and 4th. Students should attend each day from 9:00 AM until 12 Noon.
Our purpose is to help your child make the transition to the rigorous standards that make the Academy at Palumbo a highly respected school within Philadelphia. Ninth grade students will participate in activities that address study skills, time management, and problem solving. Additionally, students will receive the opportunity to interact with other Academy students and staff, familiarize themselves with their rosters, learn what supplies will be needed, and review expectations, policies and procedures.
Please register by August 27th by going to our website at www.palumbohs.org or https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/27RSKQB. In order to ensure the success of this program it is extremely important to know how many students will be attending.
If you have any questions, please email info@palumbohs.org. We look forward to seeing you on September 3rd.

Sincerely,
Kiana L. Thompson
Principal

Makerspace @ Palumbo!

The Academy at Palumbo, a public high school in Graduate Hospital, won a 3D carving machine to outfit its new makerspace.

The school was one of 50 winners out of more than 150 applicants to a contest run by Chicago-based hardware store Inventables, according to company spokesmanMichael Una. With the contest, Inventables hoped to put 3D carving machines into the hands of all types of makers, Una said.

Continue to the article on Technically Philly

Summer Opportunities

Dear Students,

As you may know, due to the district’s budget crisis there is no summer school this year for students in grades 9-11. However if your  parents have the resources you may want to consider one of the following summer programs which are approved for credit by the school district if you have failed courses this year. Students will receive their report cards on June 17, but your final grades are currently available on Schoolnet. There is a fee for each of these programs, but taking advantage of them will help you stay on track to graduate. I have attached information about each of the programs for your review. The programs are:

Delaware Valley High School

Northeast Preparatory Academy

Educere – Online Credit Recovery

If you take advantage of any of these programs you need to bring their transcript from the program with them when you return to school in September so you can be awarded credit and be rostered into the correct classes.

Thank you,

Attachments:
(EDUCERE SUMMER 2014.pdf)
(DEL VAL Registration Form 2014.pdf)
(NE Summer school 2014.pdf)
(DEL VAL Summer14Flyer.pdf)

Kiana L. Thompson

Roster Chairperson

Academy @ Palumbo High School

Palumbo Girls Badminton

Palumbo Girls badminton made it to the finals of the city league against Central. Palumbo’s second doubles and second singles brought the game to a tied 2-2. Unfortunately, we were unable to get our third win. The team closes the season at the #2 in the league but we are already preparing for next season.

Badminton

Palumbo competes in The Temple Owlympiad Math Competition

“Organized by the Fox School’s Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management Department and the Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), the annual event features three rounds of competition to test the skills of the 11th graders in attendance. High schools – any public, parochial or private high school in the greater Philadelphia area – may bring up to two teams, comprised of four students each. Students must be in their junior year of study. 

The annual competition exposes area high-school students to The Fox School’s nationally recognized program in actuarial science, which is housed in the Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management. Fox’s Actuarial Science program, among the best and largest in the United States, trains students to evaluate risk quantitatively to solve complex business problems.

For the competition, actuarial science students design the math problems – comprised of a written exam, group problem solving, and a championship lightning round. It covers topics such as Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability, Matrices and Pre-Calculus.

Competition is held in mid-May.” - https://www.facebook.com/MathOwlympiad/info

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