Poetry @ Palumbo

Palumbo finished first in their regular poetry season, winning 4 out of five competitions.  This earns us a spot in championships, skipping semi-finals, and a first round bye.  Last year we came in second to SLA in championships.  This year we are hoping to finish first!poetry

Vote for Frankie!

Good news!!!
Sophomore and Chinese 2 student, Frankie, was chosen as one of the finalists in a video contest hosted by the textbook publisher. Follow the link below, you’ll see that the finalists are from all over the country and some are in university level.

Now we need you to vote to win the contest. Only one vote can be cast per EMAIL ADDRESS. So, please use all your email addresses to vote and forward the following link out to your network of people. Post it on Facebook, Twitter and so on!!!


Digital Service Fellows Opportunities

The Digital Service Fellows (DSF) AmeriCorps program is a yearlong opportunity for recent Philadelphia high school graduates who are interested in gaining valuable information technology (I.T.) skills, serving their communities and continuing their education. The DSF AmeriCorps program is part of the Urban Technology Project, a joint initiative with the School District of Philadelphia and Communities In Schools of Philadelphia. The Urban Technology Project empowers Philadelphia youth and their communities through meaningful technology experiences that link youth leadership, education and community development.

As AmeriCorps members, DSFs serve their communities by actively applying learned skills to support the use of technology in schools. In addition to providing break/fix support to schools, DSFs lead and support technology clubs and workshops for students, teachers and parents.

Fellows learn through a combination of structured training for I.T. industry certifications – including Apple Certified Macintosh Technician, CompTIA A+ and Google Apps For Education – and hands-on experiences with professionals in the School District of Philadelphia. During their service year, DSFs can enroll in subsidized classes at institutions of higher education.

Upon successful completion of their AmeriCorps service year, DSFs earn a $5,730 education award that can be used toward any accredited higher education institution. Members who wish to continue their I.T. career pathway can also apply to participate in the Computer Support Specialist Program, a registered I.T. apprenticeship program with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Download the DSF Brochure for more information.