Stephen Decatur School K-8

Principal
Genevieve Endy-OKane

3500 Academy Road
Philadelphia PA 19154
Phone: 215-281-2606

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Decatur

Message from the Principal

 

Dear Decatur Family,

We are so proud of the fact that Stephen Decatur School is building a strong tradition of success for students, as reflected in its ability to make Adequate Yearly Progress for 5 consecutive years.  Our students’ academic achievement with our school’s strong academic program provides every one of our students with the knowledge and skills essential for their success, and supports their development as lifelong learners.  Although we enjoy an excellent reputation within the local community and beyond, we are always striving for improvement in order to best serve our students, academically, socially and emotionally. 

We are a neighborhood school that realizes that building strong relationships between the school and the community is essential to our students’ success.  We, at Decatur School, cherish our diverse community where all of its members are valued.  We offer an exciting, educational program within a caring and supportive environment.  We truly believe that all children can learn and use inclusive practices to ensure that our students reach their fullest potential. 

We welcome parental involvement and encourage our parents to become active members of our wonderful Home and School Association.  We are looking forward to many successful events this year.  The bond that is forged between the home and the school working together is priceless and helps our students to thrive in all areas of school life.  The Decatur Staff is dedicated to helping students become happy, healthy productive citizens in the community.  To that end, we welcome our parents with open arms and encourage them to get involved in this endeavor.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We are looking forward to an outstanding school year.  With the help and support of all stakeholders, we are hoping that this will be Decatur School’s best year yet. 

Sincerely,

Ms. Genevieve E. Endy-O’Kane

Principal

 

Points of Pride

  • Middle School Computer Science Fair Winners
    • 2nd Place in IMovie (News Sketch)
    • Sponsored by Mr. Donaher III & Ms. Rex
    • on April 11, 2014 at SDP 440
    •  The team of 3 - Amanda Maher, Allison Deputy, and Ola Owodunni 
    • Production Editors- Steven Izzi and Caelan Mcmenemy
  • Regional Science Fair Winners 
  • Academic Grant Programs
  • School Clubs
  • Annual Winter Concert--A Christmas Carol
  • Gifted Support Services
  • After School Care
  • Intervention Programs
    • Technology Based
      • Study Island
      • Lexia Reading
      • First In Math
    • Non Technology Based
      • Corrective Reading 
      • Corrective Math
  • Active Home and School Association


Carver Science Fair 2/27/15

·       Autumn Lovett – 4th grade – room 303 won a special award  for Excellence in Consumer Science in which she received $50 cash, and she also won second place for her project.

·       Leah Carroll – 5th grade –room 304 - won Honorable Mention for her Life Science Project.

·       Eric Kearins – 6th grade – room 317- won a special award called the Office of Curriculum Award  in which he received 2 free tickets to the Academy of Natural Sciences, and he also won Honorable Mention for his project in Earth Science.

·       Alyssa Parrott- 6th grade – room 319- won 1st place for her Life Science project, and won $100 for Best of Fair for the third year in a row.

·       Nathaniel King – 5th grade - room 306, Gianna Paolini 6th grade- room 317, and  Marc Anthony Mattiacci – 6th grade -room 320, all received Participation Awards for their projects.

 

4TH GRADE WINNERS

*HONORABLE MENTION – KATELYN CLEMENS ROOM 300 “PLANTS AND MUSIC”

*HONORABLE MENTION – JENNIFER COLE ROOM 302 “FINGERPRINTS”

*3RD PLACE – AIDAN SMITH ROOM 301 “FUNGUS AMONG US”

*2ND PLACE – ANGEL GANGES ROOM 303 “THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN PENNIES”

* 1ST PLACE – AUTUMN LOVETT ROOM 303 “PAPER TOWEL STRENGTH TEST”

5TH GRADE WINNERS

*HONORABLE MENTION – CONNOR DEVLIN ROOM 305 “TESTING HOMEMADE ANT REPELLENTS”

*HONORABLE MENTION – ARTURO BRUNELLI AND GABRIEL MENARD ROOM 306 “THE TWELVE HOUR DOUBLE A BATTERY TEST”

*3RD PLACE – CAMERON EFFRIG AND DANIEL ZIEGLER ROOM 304 “TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT”

*2ND PLACE – MIA HARRIS ROOM 304 “WHICH BRAND OF DIAPER HOLDS THE MOST FLUID?

*1ST PLACE – NATHANIEL KING ROOM 306 “SOLAR CHIMNEYS”

6TH GRADE WINNERS

*HONORABLE MENTION – JASON BENEDICK ROOM 320 “THE EFFECT WATER TYPE HAS ON PLANT GROWTH”

*HONORABLE MENTION – DANIEL TORRES ROOM 317 “WHICH SURFACE HAS MORE BACTERIA?”

*3RD PLACE – GIANNA PAOLINI ROOM 317 AND MARCANTHONY MATTIACCI ROOM 320 “DO DIFFERENT TYPES OF WATER AFFECT PLANT GROWTH?”

*2ND PLACE- ERIC KEARINS ROOM 317 “RUSTING STEEL WITH THREE WATER TYPES”

*1ST PLACE – ALYSSA PARROTT ROOM 319 “WHICH NATURAL SPRAY KEEPS THE MOST ANTS AWAY?”

 

7TH GRADE WINNERS

*HONORABLE MENTION – ASHLEY SCHWARTZ ROOM A4 “WHAT WILL MELT FASTER, AND HOW LONG WILL EACH TAKE?”

*HONORABLE MENTION – TREVENA AMBERS ROOM A7 “HOW ACCURATURE ARE THE WEATHER PREDICTIONS?”

*3RD PLACE – CHRISTINA NOGOWSKI ROOM A7 “LOOK OUT BELOW”

*2ND PLACE – ANGELA NANAYAKKARA ROOM A4 “CAN YOU USE APPLIED KINESIOLOGY TO FIND OUT IF SOMEONE IS LYING TO YOU?”

*1ST PLACE – RISHI DUGGAL ROOM A1 “SMILES – CAN YOU INTERPRET THEM?”

8TH GRADE WINNERS

*HONORABLE MENTION – AARON CLARK AND DANIEL MCCOLGAN ROOM A5 “HOW CAN YOUR FAUCET SAVE WATER?”

*HONORABLE MENTION – MICHAEL DAVIS ROOM A3 “BOMBS AWAY PING-PONG CATAPULT”

*3RD PLACE – HAIDEN WEST ROOM A9 “IRON IN WATER”

*2ND PLACE – AMANDA MAHER ROOM A9 “BALLOON MORPHING”

*1ST PLACE - JIAJIAN HUANG ROOM A9 “WOULD ROOTS ALWAYS GROW TOWARD THE DIRECTION OF GRAVITY?”                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carver Science Fair 2/27/15

 

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Announcements

Decatur School Events and Information: 2014-2015

The Kiss a Pig Fundraiser was a HUGE success!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

 

We were able to raise $2009.76!

When the final total comes in for the event we will know the exact amount of the grant we will be receiving.

 

It was a great night! If you missed it, here are some fun shots!