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Archive for February, 2018

Academies @ Roxborough BTE students attend Master class for graphic design

“Hospitality Industry Master’s Class: Graphic Design”

On Tuesday, February 27, eight students in the Academy of Business, Technology and Entrepreneurship participated in the Hospitality Industry Master’s Class for Graphic Design, sponsored by the Philadelphia Academies and hosted by Visit Philadelphia. Visit Philadelphia’s mission is to promote our city’s image, drive visitation, and boost the local economy. The students interacted with designers in…

Alumni Joshua Myers Visits BTE

Alumni Joshua Myers Visit to BTE Academy

Joshua Myers, a Roxborough graduate from the class of 2013, came back to share his knowledge, inspiration and experiences with our BTE academy students. He studied Cinematography (now Film & Video Production) with an amazing teacher, friend and mentor, Derek Stevenson. Joshua is currently attending the University of Valley Forge, majoring in Digital Media with…

The Academies @ RHS staff and district affiliates attended the Teacher Leadership Summit

STEM Teacher Leadership Summit

The Academies @ RHS staff and district affiliates attended the Teacher Leadership Summit: Attracting, Retaining, and Developing a Diverse STEM Teaching Workforce in Washington, DC. The team’s purpose for attending was geared toward tackling the issues of underrepresentation in STEM education, creating plans for attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse STEM teaching workforce, and becoming…

Schuylkill Center with turkey vulture in Academies @ Roxborough classroom

Schuylkill Nature Center visits Academies @ Roxborough

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education came to visit Mrs. Ragazzino’s & Mrs. Doyle Environmental Science classes at The Academies @ Roxborough.  “The Schuylkill Center inspires meaningful connections between people and nature.  (They) use our forests and fields as a living laboratory to foster appreciation, deepen understanding, and encourage stewardship of the environment.”  They presented the ‘Amazing…

Shanaya Baker-Forney

Film & Video Production On Location

Film & Video Production students were on location in Roxborough at the Starbucks today.  Students along with their teacher Mr. Stevenson filmed a short movie starring students and teachers.  Shanaya Baker-Forney, a student in the Academy of Visual Arts Production wrote and directed the short film ‘TBH’ (To Be Honest) that was being filmed.  The…

Academies @ Roxborough Ambassadors hosting Overbrook Elementary

Ambassadors Host Overbrook Elementary Students

The Academies @ Roxborough hosted a group of potential students from Overbrook Elementary.  The students were given a tour of the school along with an introduction to our academy pathways.  Student were also able to shadow an Ambassador student on their daily class schedule to experience what a day at The Academies @ Roxborough would be…

Ms. Robbins and Legend on Twin Day

Spirit Week Twin Day

Academies @ Roxborough celebrated Spirit Week in preparation for Homecoming.  Students and teachers dressed alike for school; “We’re twinning!”  Students and teachers continued to celebrate through the week with Upside Down Day, RHS Gear day, and finally with a Pep Rally and Wing Bowl to cheer the team on for the big game.  Teachers participated…

BTE Students visit Wells Fargo & Lincoln Financial Centers

The Academy of Business, Technology and Entrepreneurship students from the Academies@ Roxborough were given the opportunity to visit the Wells Fargo Center and Lincoln Financial Field.  Students were able to walk onto the field and given a behind the scenes tour of the day to day operations.  The BTE Team was excited to charge out…

RHS Students at Dr. Oz show

Film and Video Production Students Visit Dr. Oz Show

Film & Video Production Students from Academies @ Roxborough visited the set of the Dr. Oz show in New York.  Students were given a tour of the set and then stayed for a filming of the show.  It was a great experience for the students to reinforce their learning in the classroom.  The episode they…

 Pedro A. Rivera Secretary of Education for Pennsylvania visited the Academies @ Roxborough on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Pedro A. Rivera visited the Academies @ Roxborough this week to observe our classes and Academy model.  During his visit he meet with our Administrators and Student Ambassadors.  He also visited teachers common planning session and the different career pathways offered at our school.  He visited and spoke with students in…