As a part of Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, PA Virtual Charter School is excited to partake in National School Choice Week. This week is more than a celebration; it's a nationwide movement underscoring the critical role of choice in K-12 education and its impact on families and communities. As more families and people across Pennsylvania realize the importance of choice in their children's educational journeys - more are stepping up with their voices, letting others know why it's worth the fight to save charter schools.
Hey there, academic adventurers! The holiday season has wrapped up, and it's time to trade our festive pajamas for school attire. As much as we love holiday cheer, those brain cells need to switch back from 'chill' to 'thrill'. Let's explore some fun and effective ways to leap back into learning mode with a spring in our step!
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As the winter season and upcoming break wraps our world in a blanket of frost, it's an opportune time for students to engage in a variety of educational and fun-filled winter activities. From the coziness of our homes, we can explore and learn through a plethora of creative and interactive endeavors. Let’s dive into these wonderful winter-themed activities that promise to keep our kids excited!
A Journey through Polish American Heritage
Calling all curious, creative and inquisitive students! STEM Day is November 8th this year! You can embrace this fun topic both at school and home. Mix in some fall weather and objects to make this an even more seasonal experience. STEM allows students to ignite their problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills while engaging in hands-on experiments. As with any educational experience, make sure you set the scene correctly. Ask guiding questions, prompt your student to predict the outcomes and challenge them to change the procedures/materials to find an alternative result.
As the school year starts and students begin to hunker down to their studies, many families begin to explore the wonderful world of clubs and extracurricular opportunities. PA Virtual prides itself on its club offerings, with over 30 to choose from. Students can capture moments through photography in our Photography Club, delve into spiritual discussions in the Bible Blast Club & Young Muslims Club, ignite their passion for the performing arts in our Acting Club, sharpen their strategic minds in the Chess Club, find inner peace in Yoga Club, and countless other exciting options. These clubs are not just extracurricular activities; they are a gateway to fostering creativity, building friendships, and discovering new interests. Join us on this journey as we delve into a few of PA Virtual Charter School's club programs, where opportunities for growth and enrichment abound. For PA Virtual families, you will see who to contact if you want to be part of any of these clubs this school year. As we move throughout the year, look for more blog posts highlighting individual clubs!