Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Documentary about Chester, PA: "Looking Back To Move Forward"

This video is a great new documentary about Chester, PA.

Video was published on May 7, 2015

From the publishers: This is a Documentary focused on the City of Chester PA. In this film, our Crew wanted to concentrate on the Positive aspects of Chester that outsiders may not fully know or understand. Chester is a developing city, trying to revitalize itself and become a thriving success as it once was.

Monday, May 11, 2015

My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Peer Recovery Coaching for Young People

In affiliation with President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, Young People In Recovery (YPR) is excited to present a one day introduction to peer recovery coaching for young people.

Join us for a day of exciting collaborations and education for young people interested in supporting peers who have experience with the Juvenile Justice System, with special attention to empower young men of color supporting other young men of color.

When: Saturday May 16th, 2015 from 9am-5PM (Free Lunch!)
Where: Philadelphia Recovery Community Center 1701 W. Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia PA 19132
Register today, space is limited!

Chester Upland School District Get on the Bus Tour

Take a bus tour of Chester Upland to learn more about the schools and careers in education. See flyer for schedule
May 28th, 2015
Chester High School
200 West 9th Street
Chester, PA 19013
Parking available in the rear parking lot
District Packets and Tour Instructions will be pro­vided by the Bus Coordinator
Reserve your seat today,
Contact: Maria McDermott
Office: 856-482-0300 ext. 3247

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Chester High School Law Day 2015

Assistant District Attorney Erica Parham and Judge Linda Cartisano

Chester High School wrapped up Law Day events with an annual visit from Assistant District Attorney Erica Parham and Judge Linda Cartisano. They discussed several nationwide current events including the riots in Baltimore, incidents involving law enforcement, and prominent cases in the news. The Law Day theme was Magna Carta. Based on a hypothetical situation, students discussed whether there was evidence sufficient to sustain a conviction and whether there was legally adequate defense to the offenses charged; a very complex case with lots of twist to hold students’ interest in the legal process. Looking forward to next year’s Law Day.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Chester High School Robotics Team in 2015 SeaPerch Challenge

The Chester High School Robotics Team Entered the 2015 Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge by Dr. Roslyn March-Amegadzie
Donte Johnson, Willie Mallory III, and Shamour Young discussing strategy by the pool
Few people know this, but if you look in the water under the Clipper Ship you will find orcas.  That is the name chosen by Chester High School’s Robotics Team to represent the fact that their robots are underwater vehicles.  The Orcas have participated in the Greater SeaPerch Challenge several times during the past ten years that the competition has taken place.  This year’s team members are Donte Johnson, Willie Mallory III, Mohammed Ragaa, Emmanuel Rodriguez, Jessica Vega, and Shamour Young with Roslyn March-Amegadzie as the coach. 
Jessica Vega posing by the poster
On Saturday, April 25th, the team gathered at the Athletics Center on the campus of Drexel University to participate in the robotics challenge which is open to high schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.  The goal of the seaperch challenge is to give students an overall experience in the engineering process and to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and robotics.  The Chester High School Robotics Team participated in the pool performance challenge, the notebook challenge, and the poster presentation challenge.  Forty-four schools entered the competition.  Overall, using scores from the three challenges, Chester High School’s robotic team was ranked #15.  The goal is to have practice in a pool next year, refine the notebook, and practice more on the oral presentation in order to bring that rank within at least the top 5.  The team members are already discussing ways to improve the robot’s design.  One great outcome of participation is that all members gained experience using computer assisted drawing (SolidWorks).