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Seventh Graders At Phifer Create Their Own Reading Lamps

Senior research engineer, Aron Rubin, came to inspire Mrs. Tracey McSweeney’s middle school robotics class for a third year in a row. As Aron explains it, his mission is to break the perception that engineering is the domain of special

Responsible Use Of Technology Lecture On November 7

Howard M. Phifer Middle School is hosting a special program on Monday, Nov. 7, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Middle Schoolers Build Their Own LED Circuits

By Tracey McSweeney, Seventh Grade Robotics Teacher Aron Rubin, an engineer at Lockheed Martin, recently came to the seventh grade robotics class at Phifer Middle School for the latest in a series of visits to build student excitement for engineering

Phifer Middle School Supports Soldiers Serving Abroad

During the third week of December 2015, students at Phifer Middle School completed Christmas Cards to send to soldiers in Afghanistan. Students picked up cards during lunch, completed them with a brief note or poem, and then returned them to

Congratulations To Phifer Students Destined For Greatness

Phifer “24 Game” Math Tourney Winners

Phifer Middle School conducted its annual “24 Game” math tournaments, where several students showcased their amazing mental math skills. The seventh grade finalists were Nancy Nguyen, first place; Yesenia Rivera, second place; Angela Nguyen, third place; and Alex Kreuter (fourth

Middle School Students Of The Month

The administration and staff of Phifer Middle School are proud to announce the following students that have been selected as the Students of the Month for April. Seventh Grade Shelby Leshnov, Alex Delgado, Kayla Brown, Jose Morales, Steven Do, Jesse

Phifer Celebrates Pi Day

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant, which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. March 14 was chosen as the day to celebrate Pi, since the numerical date, 3/14, represents the

Phifer Students Learn About Robotics, Engineering

For the first time, Howard Phifer Middle School is offering robotics for a full marking period as a “related arts” class. The robotics program, taught by Mrs. Tracey McSweeney, is designed for students to explore, build, and program small LEGO

Phifer Wrestling Wins Pirate Classic

The strong Phifer Middle School wrestling team recently won its fifth Pirate Classic wrestling tournament, beating the second place team, Collingswood, by over 90 points. The Pennsauken Indians placed a team-record 11 wrestlers in the finals. The young wrestlers’ skills

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