We Did

We Did

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Come support Stanton with Senator Williams!

He's the guest DJ, along with Mayor Nutter

 at Rooftop at Friday's  

1776 Ben Franklin Parkway

5:00 pm  TODAY!

Thursday, July 12

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

We saved Stanton School and we couldn't have done it without YOU! 
 Come join us as we celebrate everyone who contributed to saving our school!

SOS Yoga-BBQ Celebration and Fundraiser

Date: Saturday May 19, 2012

Time: 10:00-11:00 Yoga Session (Please RSVP to (215) 932-0110

11:00-1:00 BBQ and Games

Location: Stanton School Yard, 17th and Christian

Donation: $5 towards the food, donations will fund the purchase of the First In Math program for the 2012-2013 school year, a cost of $3,000. We appreciate any donation you can give!
Contact Supporters of Stanton at (215) 688-8312 for more info or if you would like to donate. 

Come, see student performances in dance, drumming, Shakespeare, violin, and chorus. Also, student exhibitions of art produced at the University of the Arts Saturday Lab.

Date: Thursday May 17, 2012

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Academy at Palumbo, Auditorium, 11th and Catherine Streets

Donation: $5 suggested donation to support arts programming at E.M. Stanton

Academics + Arts= Excellence! 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Call for community members and parents!

On April 12th, the Greater Center City Neighborhood Schools Coalition is partnering with Education Voters and other Philadelphia parents, students and community members to hold a mock bake sale to protest insufficient funding for public schools.  The message we are sending is that we can't possibly sell enough cookies to cover the budget gaps caused by systemic underfunding of public schools.  Elected officials at all levels need to come up with the necessary resources to provide an opportunity to learn for every student!

This event will be held at City Hall.  At 2pm, there will be a cookie delivery to members of City Council.  Then at 4pm there will be a rally and cookie event outside, with parents and students.

Please join us for this event!  Parent groups from across the city will be meeting for either one or both of the events to show our strength and our voices.  This is part of a statewide effort to create these types of events throughout the Commonwealth during the week of April 9th

When:  April 12th, 2 pm and/or 4 pm.
Where:  City Hall, meet of the sidewalk on the North side (at N. Broad Street)
What you can do:  Plan to attend and bring a friend and bring a few baggies with cookies for distribution too.

Monday, April 2, 2012


We did it! Stanton School is saved from closing, and on we go...

In the next week, we will be posting information regarding registration for students at Stanton for the 2012-2013 school year!

We also will be posting contact information if you are interested in donating services, products, or funds to Stanton School! 

Our supporters have been the best!  
Thank you so very much! 
We appreciate each and every one of you!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Important meetings this week!

Attention Supporters of Stanton!

Next week is an important week for E.M. Stanton School. It is the week we find out the final vote of the SRC. We hope it will be positive and that our school will remain open.

Please come out on the day of the vote: Thursday, March 29 at 5:30 pm at 440 N. Broad Street (2nd Floor). Come early so you can secure a seat. Wear your SOS shirt or a yellow shirt.

In addition to Thursday’s meeting, some of our supporters are testifying at a City Council hearing on Tuesday, March 29 from 9 am – 1 pm in City Hall, Room 208. Please show up to support if you are available. The hearing will focus on the impact of school changes, including school closures. The School Reform Commissioners are scheduled to testify as well as other important stakeholders.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Stanton voices in video

Thanks to PlanPhilly

Straight talk to the SRC: Video voices for Sheppard and Stanton


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SRC meeting March 15!

Our last SRC meeting! This is our last word until the vote!
We need people there!
Wear your yellow shirt and support a successful school!

SRC Meeting
Thursday, March 15th at 5:30 p.m
in the Auditorium at 440 N. Broad Street

See you there!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Our final stand

Stanton students express their thoughts about Stanton...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The final hearing is here!!!


The final hearing is this Saturday!

We need you there!
Wear your yellow shirt and show your support for keeping a
high-performing, successful, PUBLIC school open!

Saturday, March 3

8:30-9:30 am 
(we are only allotted this time-you must be there during this time frame!)

440 N. Broad Street

Auditorium 2nd floor

Thank you for all of your support!

Supporters of Stanton
A high-achieving and caring school
Academics + Arts + Excellence!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SRC meeting this Thursday!

Our time is NOW!

Important SRC meeting!

Thursday, Feb 16 at 6 PM
440 N. Broad Street
2nd floor, Auditorium

The final counter-proposal will be presented to the SRC!
Temwa Wright will be speaking, referencing our counter proposal and giving hard copies to the Commissioners. 

Carla Wright, our esteemed dance instructor, will also be speaking!

We need you there! Wear your YELLOW shirt! Show your pride in the school that Stanton is, and will continue to be!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Our proposal

Our proposal to keep E.M. Stanton open is completed! 
If you would like a copy in .pdf form, please click below. (After opening the link, click on File-->print (pdf) to save as a pdf document)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Coming soon...

Our counter-proposal to the School Reform Commission will be posted by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 10! Media: if you would like the proposal emailed directly to you, please contact Holly Shaw-Hollis at philateech@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Meeting on Thursday, February 2!

We need you!!!!
Facilities Plan Community Meeting  
This Thursday, February 2  6 pm
South Philadelphia High School, Broad and Snyder Sts

Wear your SOS t-shirt or a yellow t-shirt.  Come and show your support of E. M. Stanton.  
It is important that the District see the numbers of parents and community members that support Stanton.  We are making progress in making our case to keep Stanton open and growing for the future.  Please attend!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Shakespeare at the SRC!

The Shakespeare presentation, including Catharine Slusar, is about half way through (you can fast forward to that part). Click below to see our star students!

SRC Meeting December 21, 2011

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January activities

We are starting off the new year with a bang. The month of January is quickly filling up with SOS activities. Please put these activities on your calendar and join us.
·         Thursday, January 12 at 5:30 pm – School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting at E.M. Stanton School (on the 2nd Floor). Purpose of the meeting is for parents, teachers, students and community members to share and brainstorm ideas to help E.M. Stanton School.
·         Tuesday, January 17 at 6 pm – SRC meeting at the School District of Philadelphia – 440 N. Broad – 2nd Floor.

·         Wednesday, January 18 – Deadline to register to speak at the Jan. 19 School Reform Commission (SRC) meeting. Please call  James Wright at (215) 796-3222 if you are interested in speaking on behalf of Stanton.

·         Wednesday, January 18 at 6 pm – Facilities Master Plan community meeting at South Philadelphia High School (Broad & Snyder). School District officials will specify the reasons Stanton was recommended for closure and will answer questions/respond to comments from the audience.

·         Thursday,  January 19 at 5:30 – SRC meeting at the School District – 440 N. Broad – 2nd Floor. Some supporters will be testifying on our behalf.

The greater our numbers at these public events, the greater our power. Please support us by staying informed and being present.


Supporters of Stanton