School District of Philadelphia Hosts Back to School Extravaganza

On Friday August 5, Radio One and Forman Mills in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia will host a Back to School Education Extravaganza at South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad Street.

The event, featuring information tables, workshops and presentations to help prepare families for next school year, welcomes all families and community members to participate between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Highlights of the extravaganza include, a “Kids Zone,” sponsored by the School District Talent Center featuring performances, face-painting, games and healthy activities for students, as well as a basketball clinic hosted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the gymnasium at 2 p.m.

The Education Extravaganza is just one element of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s ongoing parent engagement initiative, and is aimed at getting both parents and children ready for school. The first day for School District students in grades 1 through 12 is September 6, while kindergarten, pre-kindergarten Head Start and Bright Futures pupils will return to school on September 13.

For more information about the event, call 215-400-4180

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