Dates to Remember

May 3- Staff Development- NO SCHOOL
May 7- Board of Education Meeting- 7 PM  at Innovation Center or live stream at www.colonialschooldistrict.org
May 27- Memorial Day- Schools & Offices CLOSED

WE Salute our Scholars!

Secretary of Education Mark Holodick recognized 93 public school students from the Class of 2024 as Secretary of Education Scholars. Among them were  William Penn's own Adrianna Hutton (top), Folasayo Kehinde (left) Anthony Ayala (center), and Mollie Lukowski (right). These students excelled both in and outside of school.  WE are Proud of our Colonials!  

Check out the Chicks at CEEP

Lots of eggs were cracking at Colonial's Early Education Program and the preschoolers loved it!  Embryology Week provided a unique opportunity for students to learn about the fascinating process of embryonic development through hands-on experiences and engaging activities. It was a very exhausting week for the adults who had to monitor the eggs and care for the chicks, but for the kiddos, it was a fun and unique opportunity to learn about the development of chicken embryos as they watched the eggs hatch in their classrooms.

Dancing with the Stars

A Starry Night was the theme of the prom at Leach this year. The students loved dressing up and dancing with teachers, staff, and their family members. The prom is always a magical moment for everyone!

Art Show is the Best Show!

Once again the Annual Art Show was a crowd-pleaser. Showcasing the talents of Colonial students is a tradition that everyone enjoys!

Entrepreneur Day at Penn

Entrepreneur Day gave students the opportunity to showcase their talents which ranged from hair care, and handmade products to tasty treats.  The student business operators loved getting the exposure while other students and staff loved supporting the micro-businesses.

Thanks Amazon!

Southern Principal Rich Bryson got a nice surprise when 900 notebooks were donated delivered by Amazon. The notebooks were distributed to classrooms so teachers and students could put them to good use. WE love our community business partners!

Equity Speakers Series

Colonial's Equity Speakers Series ended for this school year with an eye-opening presentation by Chief Executive Officer of TRANSFORM ED, Dr. Yolanda Stanislaus. The former principal discussed how the things learned from parents, relatives, and teachers shape children's thoughts.  She challenged participants to consider how socialization impacts growth, development, and educational experiences. Kudos to organizers who brought thought-provoking speakers to the district throughout the  school year. 

WE Need Your Help!


The Passport to Global Flavors program allows Colonial School District students to try foods and flavor profiles from various cultures around the world on the last Wednesday of each month. Colonial School District Nutrition Services wants YOUR input on which cultures and cuisines our students should taste during the 24-25 SY.

Please fill out the following survey by May 13th to let us know your thoughts! Click HERE to share your ideas.

Did You Know...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  During this month, we want to spread the word that mental health is health and should be treated with the same priority as your physical health.  If you are struggling, please reach out for help to your school team. WE can help connect you to a range of resources.

Help at Your Fingertips

The SafeDE application is available to students, families, and staff.  It offers a wide range of tools including:

“Get Resources”- Resource Lists for a variety of topics including, mental health, food, housing, etc

“Ask for Help”- Anonymous tool for asking for help from the school as well as reporting safety concerns such as threats and bullying

“Crisis Textline”-Allows the user to text with a crisis counselor to  get help

The SafeDE Application can be found on the district website (https://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/safe-de/) and can be downloaded to your personal device for ease of access.  We encourage everyone to download this application so that it is at your fingertips when you need it.

Got Teens? Watch this...

Click THIS LINK to view a locally produced video about adolescent mental health

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