Monday, June 3, 2013

Hello wonderful students!
       I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I attended a couple different events this weekend and photographed them. One in particular I would like to share was the rally in Philadelphia to save schools. I'm not sure if you've been following what is happening in the Philadelphia school system but it is a mess! This past Thursday the School Reform Commission (SRC) voted on the budget for the upcoming school year. This budget only included teachers and one principal, THAT IS IT. I cannot even believe that the SRC feels a school can function without nurses, music and art programs, sports, librarians, vice principals, and of course counselors. It is an outrage! So a friend, who is in the same school counseling program, and I went to support the current school counselors and the school district as a whole. I am not from Philadelphia but my mother is, I've lived there, and I served there last year at Frankford high school; so it has a special place in my heart. My plan was to work in the Philadelphia school district after graduation because they need a lot of help and the students deserve great counselors. As of now, I have no job to go to. The budget passed on Thursday so currently everything I mentioned above has been cut from all Philadelphia public schools. This fight however is not over!

I am working on connecting with a current counselor to see how my classmates and I can help. If you would like more information and/or want to support please go to the Facebook page for Philly School Counselors United

In route to the school district building

Student who spoke so well about her feelings on losing key players in her education and future


I wonder how the school district will decorate their building next year without art programs 

Student artwork, students performing, supporters, myself and classmate