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Pop Quiz!

 
How many students, teachers and staff collaborated on this weekend's production of My Son Pinocchio, Geppetto's Musical Tale
a. 75 b. 140 c. 50 d. 25

If you picked a, you are correct. With a large cast and an orchestra pit full of talented student musicians, it's a big show.

Penn Charter produces an all-school musical once every three years, casting students in each of the three divisions. This year's all-school musical, My Son Pinocchio, Geppetto's Musical Tale, opens tonight and runs tomorrow, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 pm. Join us ... tickets still available online and at the door.

Club Life

students and adults sit at tables listening to a speaker in Penn Charter's Gummere Library

Two years ago, a group of Upper School students formed the Microfinance Club to understand international and local microfinance and fundraise to make loans to local entrepreneurs.

This winter, the PC students hosted the inaugural Microfinance Conference to bring together students from local high schools who are interested in learning more about microfinance. Read more.

Penn Charter has more than two dozen student-led clubs in Middle and Upper School.

Serve and Share

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, about 300 students, parents, faculty and staff served organizations that provide food, housing, education, books, shoes and baby supplies to those who need them. Lower School students sorted and boxed food at Share Food Program (with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, shown above). More about MLK Day at PC.

Impactful Teachers

Did you have a teacher who had such a meaningful impact on your life that you can recall their name and even their face all these years later?

Adam Goldberg OPC '94 not only remembers his teachers but he has created two popular television shows that recall many of his Penn Charter teachers with great affection — as well as hilarity. Goldberg's latest creation is Schooled, which premiered in January. Read more about Goldberg's "William Penn Academy."

(OPC is our designation for graduates of William Penn Charter School. It is an acronym for Old Penn Charter.)

Middle School Team Building


All of Middle School students took a break from their daily school routine today to head to XL Sports World for a fun-filled day of team challenges, healthy competition and bonding. This is the fourth annual Middle School Play Day, an event that celebrates students' hard work and rejuvenates them for a great final stretch of the school year.

Athletics Accomplishments

Princeton University honored Izzy Hirshberg OPC ’15 with its PNC Student-Achiever Award this week. Each season, the award is presented to two student-athletes who have “excelled not only in their competitive landscape, but in their overall achievement as members of the Princeton University community.”

SportsZone, the blog for PC athletics teams, has the scoop. Read about other Penn Charter students who, like Izzy, will play their sport in college; you'll also find a wrap-up of the fall season, and we'll post the winter wrap-up to SportsZone when the post-season ends.

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