Hello School Lane Community, April and May are the months of testing in education! Students are getting ready to sit for PSSAs, Keystones and IB exams. Teachers are busy preparing students. Throughout the year, our students have been taking STAR 360 tests in Math and Language and Literature. We have been working with teachers to use the data which comes out of these tests to inform instruction. I am proud to announce we have seen significant growth in both subject areas across the grade levels. We will continue to use this data to set goals for our students. Over time, we want to help students create their own goals based on these scores and the teacher feedback they get on their assignments based on the IB Rubrics. On April 27 the 9th and 10th grade student leadership group is hosting a movie afternoon. There is still time to sign up for this event. On April 28 Middle School SGA is hosting a Culture Day. We are asking families to donate desserts so we can all appreciate the wonderful diversity of the School Lane Community. Please use this Sign Up Genius form to tell us what you are able to donate! I am promising to bring a Bakewell Tart, a British institution in itself! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094FAAAC23A5FCC16-desserts Over the next few weeks, grades 7-10 will be preparing for a grade level assembly. We have asked Advisor Groups to spend time reflecting on a characteristic of the IB Learner Profile and to prepare something to share in the assembly. We wish all of our students good luck as they go through the testing these next few weeks. We are very proud of what they have accomplished this year. Sincerely, Colette Weber Principal, IB Campus.
11 months ago, Colette Weber
Please join us for the 2023 IB Campus Art Exhibition on Tuesday, April 4th from 6:30 through 8:00 PM. The event will take place in both the 3340 and 3350 buildings at our IB Campus. Come see art from our DP students as well as other types of creativity being exhibited including live painting, musical performances, as well as presentations from our Theory of Knowledge courses and students! Design and artwork from students in Grades 7 through 12 will also be on display.
11 months ago, Jim Munizza
art
Our Personal Finance students went on a walking field trip to the bank across Tillman Drive.
11 months ago, Colette Weber
Personal Finance Class goes on Field Trip
The Personal Project Exhibition was fantastic last night! Congratulations to the 10th Grade. Projects included writing books, developing an operating system, building a computer, creating cosmetic products, building a chicken coup, writing a recipe book and so much more. We are very proud of our students. Thank you to all the many families who attended!
12 months ago, Colette Weber
Personal Project
On Monday March 6, the 10th grade student leadership team worked with Advisory groups to put on a 10th grade Student Run Assembly. Students shared their talents by playing the drums, singing, doing the shuffle, reading a short story and sharing hobbies. At School Lane we have lots of opportunities for students to shape their own experience. Congrats 10th Grade- you set the standard!
12 months ago, Colette Weber
10th Grade Assembly
10th Grade Assembly
10th Grade Assembly
Skate Night Grades 11 and 12! They're having a great time!
about 1 year ago, Katherine Hewitt
Skate Night
skate night
Report Card Conferences are Thursday evening March 9 and Friday all day March 10. Use the link below to sign up for a time to conference with your child about the report card followed by opportunities to meet with teachers. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094FAAAC23A5FCC16-report
about 1 year ago, Colette Weber
Ninth grade students bring Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet to life! Today the whole grade performed for each other after two weeks of preparation. Congratulations to all of you.
about 1 year ago, Colette Weber
Romeo and Juliet
Ninth grade perform Shakespeare
Shakespeare brought to life
Students experience the physical side of acting today with more scenes from Romeo and Juliet.
about 1 year ago, Colette Weber
Romeo and Juliet Scenes
More Romeo and Juliet Scenes
🦅🏈 Get ready Eagles fans! 🏈🦅 The School Lane Charter School community came together for an electrifying pep rally in support of our Super Bowl-bound Eagles! 💪 We kicked off the festivities with a dress down day, showing our team spirit in full force! 🎉 Our dance cheer team showcased their moves, pumping up the crowd and getting everyone ready for the big game! 💃 The energy was high as we sang our favorite Eagles songs and cheered on our team. And, to top it off, we heard inspiring presentations on perseverance, reminding us all that anything is possible with hard work and determination. 💪 Let's go Eagles! 🦅 #FlyEaglesFly #SchoolLaneCharterSchool #SuperBowlBound
about 1 year ago, Ron Kustrup
Teacher vs Student Flip Game
Dance Cheer Team
Perseverance
IB Campus
Ninth grade work with Phillie Shakespeare "Actors in Residence" while studying Romeo and Juliet. Today, they are building awareness of how to use physical space.
about 1 year ago, Colette Weber
Ninth grade in theater class!
Hoodie Sale on Monday February 6. Still $25!
about 1 year ago, Colette Weber
Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. At SLCS, Service as Action is an important part of our MYP curriculum. To learn more about this initiative, please visit: http://bit.ly/3QDXMFx
about 1 year ago, Jim Munizza
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Dear School Lane families, The new School Lane high school basketball club begins next week January 19 on Thursdays in the gym 3350. Middle school basketball trials took place this week. We are excited to see what kind of season we can have this year! On Tuesday January 17, 6:00-6:45 in 3350 library, we are holding an information meeting for parents about our new Accelerated Math Program. We will share information about the accelerated program and offer more explanation of the different options for math in the IB Diploma Program. Please be reminded of School Lane’s uniform requirements of plain black or khaki pants with no logos or stripes. Students may wear extra sweaters or coats as they transition between buildings but must take these off when in the classroom. Grades 7-10 are required to leave cell phones in their lockers. We have found this rule has allowed us to create a purposeful learning environment in every class. Students in grades 11-12 may have cell phones but should not have them visible or use them during class. We ask parents to pay close attention to students’ use of Social Media. We encourage all School Lane students to be responsible in their use of Social Media. Posting pictures of people without their permission is prohibited. Students should not post anything negative about other students. Students should not use Social Media to engage in arguments with each other. One of our goals this year is to use the data from STAR testing throughout the year to help us plan lessons and units according to the needs of this year’s students. We are continuing this work on this through the winter and spring, especially in Language and Literature and math. Counselors are meeting with grades 7-10 to introduce the course selection process. This week the counselors met with students in their Advisory groups. They will follow up with a meeting with individual students. Following this, we will send home the course planning sheet for you to discuss with your student, sign and return. We are stressing the importance of understanding all of School Lane’s course options by taking time to read through the high school Course Catalog linked here also found on the IB Campus website. The newly formed Diversity Student Union is holding a Toiletry Drive for Face-To-Face in Germantown, an organization offering food, health and legal support for those experiencing poverty. The drive runs from January 9 to February 4. Items needed include full or travel size Deodorant Shampoo (6 ounces or larger) Conditioner (6 ounces or larger) Soap Toothbrush Toothpaste Body Lotion Razors Shaving Cream Feminine Hygiene Products. Signs of Suicide, a suicide prevention program is working with grades 7, 9 and 11 throughout January during Advisory or APP. The program is introduced in 7th grade and then reinforced in 9th and 11th grade. Sincerely, Colette Weber Principal IB Campus, School Lane Charter School
about 1 year ago, Colette Weber
Diversity Student Union is having a Toiletry Drive for Face to Face in Germantown, Philadelphia. There is immediate need for the following items. Please send in to Advisory. Deodorant Shampoo (6 ounces or larger) Conditioner (6 ounces or larger) Soap Toothbrush Toothpaste Body Lotion Razors Shaving Cream Feminine Hygiene Products
about 1 year ago, Colette Weber
Diversity Union Toiletry Drive for Face to Face
Here is a story written by an 11th grade student Mohamed Kamara about our recent toy drive at the SLCS Elementary Campus.

Giving is one of the main points of Christmas. We at School Lane Charter School IB Campus chose to show the magic of Christmas by giving our elementary school kids a chance to gain what they desire. Some seniors and juniors came together and decided to volunteer to help our school support our elementary school children by organizing a Toy Drive Event. At this toy drive, we had to ask kids secretly about what they would want for Christmas by sending parents a form to determine each child's wish list. After that, each family was assigned a random pair of letters, which was used by the students to label and keep track of different gift bags. When a parent came up, they were to give their name, and then the corresponding bag was handed to them. During this time, School Lane Charter students started asking other students if they wanted to help with this amazing project.

I interviewed a few students about why they participated in the project. Faith Eldow responded by saying, "I wanted to help underprivileged kids get a chance to enjoy something they would have never been able to afford. I know that many children do not have the benefit of getting the latest toy to play with, and I wanted to make a little person happy beyond their wildest dreams." Deanna Awad said, "I did the Toy Drive because it was an opportunity to help others in need and to put a smile on people's faces. I also wanted to see how we could organize the toys and create a system to succeed in our mission which is to help families in need."

As you can see, we at School Lane Charter School IB Campus care about putting a smile on everyone's face. So we have a challenge for you this new year: do something kind that creates a big smile on someone's face.

Written by: Mohamed Kamara
about 1 year ago, Ron Kustrup
Toy Drive: A Gift for All
Toy Drive: A Gift for All
On behalf of our Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff we wish you a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing all of our students again on Tuesday, January 3rd!
about 1 year ago, Jim Munizza
NY
Wishing you a safe and relaxing break surrounded by friends and family!
about 1 year ago, Jim Munizza
WinterBreak
Due to inclement weather forecasted for tomorrow, School Lane Charter School will be closed Friday, December 23rd. Happy Holidays!
about 1 year ago, Jim Munizza
IB diploma program grads from 2022 return for a celebratory dinner. Congratulations! We are so proud of you.
about 1 year ago, Colette Weber
Congratulations to Class of 2022 IB diploma graduates.