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Mr. Fesnak, Business teacher @ Academies @ Roxborough HS

Lindback Distinguished Teacher 2019

Please join the administrative team in congratulating Mr. Frank Fesnak as our 2018-2019 Lindback Distinguished Teacher of the Year! Mr. Fesnak is most deserving of this honor and we are proud to have him represent the Academies @ Roxborough High School as the Lindback award winner. Congratulations Mr. Fesnak and thank you for your outstanding…

Jonah Woods recieving a scholarship at the Kimmel Center

Jonah Woods receives EY Youth Scholarship

Jonah Woods received the EY Youth Scholarship for the App he designed here at the Academies @ Roxborough.  He received his award at the Kimmel Center with the support of his family and teachers. Click on the link to watch a part of the ceremony… BB738DE3-9960-4014-B6F9-722B244F7DEC

Rita's Water ice school fundraiser

Rita’s Spirit Night

Academies @ Roxborough Parent’s Association organized a fund raiser at Rita’s Water Ice on Domino Lane.  The event was fun with prizes and celebrity scoopers: Mr. Quirus, Mrs. Verica, Mr. Heleniak, Mrs. McFadden, Mrs. Sposato, Mrs. Doyle, Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. McGee.  Thanks to Rita’s for donating 20% of the proceeds back to the school. …

Teachers training on new Smartboards

Teachers Back to School August 20th

Philadelphia teachers returned to school August 20th this year to participate in professional development seminars and training courses using smartboards.  This is the earliest return to date for the school district, and the dedication of our teachers at the Academies @ Roxborough was proven once again as the staff was present and eager to participate…

Roxborough teachers at a 2 week summer workshop

Teacher Summer STEAM Workshop

Teachers in the Healthcare Workplace Project, Summer 2018 Academies @ Roxborough teachers attended the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund partnered with Philadelphia Works, Inc.; Philadelphia Academies, Inc. (PAI); the School District of Philadelphia (SDP; two divisions of Drexel University; Community College of Philadelphia (CCP); local curriculum experts; and employer partners in multiple healthcare and…

Academy @ Roxborough teachers attending summer workshop

Teacher Summer Workshop

Academy @ Roxborough teachers gave up a piece of their summer for a two-day training held at Roxborough HS on July 18th and 19th.   A representative from AAIS provided professional development on Teaching on the Block and Differentiated Instruction focusing on identifying power standards and generating learning targets.  Teachers were given time to plan lessons and model…

Mr. Stevenson

Stevenson Wins “Teacher as Hero” Award

Two Philaelphia teachers were announced as winners of the National Liberty Museum’s 2018 “Teacher As Hero” Award.  Stetson Charter School teacher Tony Rocco and Roxborough High School teacher Derek Stevenson were among the 11 area-educators named winners.  The Teach As Hero award honors teachers for their extraordinary efforts that impact the lives of their students,…

Galapagos tortoises at lunch

Academies @ Roxborough Teacher goes to Galapagos

Mrs. Ragozzino attended a field workshop in the Galapagos Islands through the University of Southern New Hampshire.  The Galapagos Islands are located about 1000 km (620 miles) off the Pacific coast of South America, they are now a National Park.  The Charles Darwin Research Station is now home to aquatic iguanas, dragon-like lizards left over from prehistoric…

Rebecca Yacker Lindback award winner

Academies @ Roxborough Teacher Wins Lindback Award

Rebecca Yacker, Roxborough High School. Yacker, an English teacher at Roxborough for the past two years, has impacted the school through her high expectations and innovative teaching strategies. Yacker began her career in education through community-based initiatives in AmeriCorps in various high-needs Philadelphia neighborhood high schools. Her passion and dedication have revitalized Roxborough’s school community….

Internship board posted in the Science wing

Health Sciences & Research Teachers

The Academy of Health Sciences and Research teachers are working to help students achieve more.  Mrs. Ragozzino and Mrs. Thompson have started an Internship Board and Job board in the science wing.  Stop by to check out the postings for summer internships to pursue your STEAM interests.  There are also opportunities for internships in the…