Conwell Middle Magnet School 5 – 8
1849 E. Clearfield Street
To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Conwell Middle Magnet School
Message from the Principal
Greeting Students and Families:
Welcome Back to the 2014-2015 school year! I am honored to serve as the Principal of Russell H. Conwell
Middle School. It is a privilege to lead this learning community during a time of incredible change and
dearth of resources in the School District of Philadelphia. However, knowing that the reason we are here is
to cultivate the students makes me excited about the tremendous possibilities that we can accomplish
together on their behalf this year!
Last school year Dr. Hite, our superintendent charged us to “Create a Culture for High Achievement.” This
year he continues the focus in Action Plan v2.0 of “Making Schools Great!” One of the goals is to ensure
that every student graduates and is prepared for college and career. This aligns with our current mission:
• A Challenging Educational Program
• Inspiring students to achieve intellectually and personally
• Caring and respectful individuals to guide the students
• Developing students who are resilient, equipped and socially responsible
Again this year, we will accomplish this urgent task through a stimulating and comprehensive program
despite the drastic cuts. It is still our responsibility to ensure the safety of our students, develop their talents
and watch them soar!
I believe that genuine collaboration with students, parents, guardians and teachers fosters ownership of a rich
school culture. All of us supporting our Conwell kids to do well at school and in their lives is the
responsibility of all of us. I am blessed to have been selected to serve this community again this school year,
and I pledge my commitment to work together as we strive to fulfill our district’s vision. I look forward to
getting to know you and your child this year. Communication, patience, respect and cooperation will be the
key to success for all at Conwell.
The foundation of our future accomplishments will be to continue to provide our students with academic
experiences that are rigorous, relevant and build lasting relationships. It is important that everyone who steps
through our doors –teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members - are excited to be here! This
attitude will allow us to embrace and meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive and nurturing
environment. I look forward to continuing the Conwell legacy with our current students!
Erica M. Green