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.
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.
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.
“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.
“This event attracts more than 1,300 runners and walkers of all ages each year, and is one of the oldest and most respected events of its kind in the City of Philadelphia! The Run/Walk format provides the opportunity for athletes of all levels to participate in this charity event organized by the Philadelphia Bar Association to spotlight its concern for the children of Philadelphia and to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates. “