Monthly Archives: June 2016

Intermediate School Visits Franklin Institute

By Linda Tran, Pennsauken Intermediate Sixth Grade Student

FranklinInstituteEarlier in the year, Pennsauken Intermediate school sixth graders went to Philadelphia to visit the famous Franklin Institute. There were many highlights. The Neural Climb is a two-story high climbing structure with dynamic lighting and sound effects that were triggered by your footsteps! Next in Sir Isaac’s Loft, there were different types of devices, as well as little booths, such as the “Lift Yourself with Ease” machine, where you sit in a chair and figure out how to lift yourself using a series of pulleys and a rope. The biggest highlight was the Giant Heart, a gigantic replica of the heart that is two stories high.

Furthermore, if you love to shop, the Franklin Institute has a gift shop. The gift shop had a variety of things to purchase, such as candy, toys, and pencils. As you can see, this was an amazing trip. Sixth grade students had fun and learned the different aspects of science and especially the human body. This experience will truly last a lifetime!


PHS Class Of 2006 To Hold 10 Year Reunion

Pennsauken High School’s Class of 2006 will hold its 10 year reunion on Friday, Nov. 25 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, N.J. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at The cost is $80 a person and $150 a couple. For more information, contact Melissa Paolini at or Alyssia Ortiz at

Pennsauken Board Of Education Welcomes New Administration

By the Pennsauken Board of Education: Nick Perry, President; Allyson Meloni-Scavuzzo, Vice President; Cheryl Duffy; Michael Hurley; Diane Johnson; Leona Moss; Meg Snyder; Orlando Viera; and JoAnn Young

After nearly two years of building a strong foundation with which to move forward educationally and financially, the Pennsauken Board of Education is proud to inform the community that we have hired two new, key central administrators in the Pennsauken School District – a new superintendent of schools and a new business administrator.

Carson School Family Book BINGO Night

Carson School’s PTA sponsored a Family Book BINGO Night. Families and staff joined together for a fun evening of BINGO and books! All students were winners and went home with at least one new book of their choice.

Science Is ALIVE! Baby Chicks Birthed At PHS

In late March, Mr. Jeffers and Mrs. Edmonds’ Biology classes at Pennsauken High School placed 24 chicken eggs in an incubator in hopes that they would hatch 21 days later. During this time, students gained knowledge on the reproduction and life cycle of chickens. The classes used internet research tools to follow the characteristics of the embryos as they developed inside the eggs. Students were excited to observe the different stages of growth of the 13 chicks that hatched.

PHS Visited By… The Grim Reaper

GrimReaperPennsauken High School participated in Grim Reaper Day, an event sponsored by the school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club.

Students were removed from class by the school’s resource officer, changed into all black clothing, and wore signs that explained how they “died.” These students then returned to class and remained silent for the rest of the day.

Students participated in Grim Reaper Day as a way to draw attention to not only alcohol and drug abuse, but also the poor decisions that teens can make that result in a tragedy. By enacting their own deaths, they put a personal face to what can happen when people put themselves in harm’s way through bad decisions; they hope to make an impact on their peers, impressing the point to stay away from drugs and alcohol and to make better choices.

A special thank you to the Pennsauken Alliance for Substance Abuse (PASA), who helped finance this great event.

Pennsauken Students Recognized For Academic Achievement At Berkeley College

Several students from Pennsauken, have been named to the President’s and Dean’s Lists at Berkeley College for the Winter 2016 Quarter.

“I am so proud of these students for their hard work,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “The contributions of these high achievers make Berkeley College shine.”

The following students from Pennsauken have been recognized:

President’s List, Anthony Koranteng; Dean’s List, Porscha McNeill and Kaycian Rose.

Berkeley College students who achieve a grade point average of 4.00 with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the President’s List. Students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or better with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the Dean’s List.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields.

In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. For more information, visit

Carson Physical Education Classes Rock

CarsonPhysEdStudents in the third and fourth grade had a chance to focus on teamwork during their physical education classes at Carson School. They worked in small groups to create a dance to perform in front of their classmates. Students worked very hard and the dances were amazing!

Carson students in kindergarten, as well as first and second grade, were developing hand-eye coordination. These students had a chance to pretend they were in the circus juggling and balancing acts. What a fun time!

Immersive Science At Fine And Delair

By Angel-Marie Cook, District Science Supervisor

ImmersiveScienceImagine riding on a heart pounding water canyon travelling over an erupting volcano; joining paleontologists as they dig for dinosaur bones and come face to face with monstrous sized dinosaurs; or riding a magical cardboard rocket zooming through the tunnels of space.

Last month, the students of Fine and Delair Elementary Schools experienced the mesmerizing excitement of the Dome Mobile Theater. The highly innovative Dome Mobile Theater provides the latest technology in audiovisual educational programs. Students were immersed in a 16’ x 16’ x 10’ surround sound, 3D imagery theater, as they explored earth and space science-themed shows.  Kindergarten through fourth grades experienced thrilling shows such as, “Earth’s Wild Ride,” “Time Space,” “Force Five,” “The Dinosaur Prophecy,” and more. While each show was a mere 30 minutes, students gained scientific understandings and memories which will last for a lifetime.

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo

Mrs. Cipollone's class at Fine Elementary created sombreros, a traditional Mexican hat, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (May 5), a Mexican holiday celebrating the country’s victory over the French at the battle of Puebla in 1862.

Mrs. Cipollone’s class at Fine Elementary created sombreros, a traditional Mexican hat, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (May 5), a Mexican holiday celebrating the country’s victory over the French at the battle of Puebla in 1862.

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