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Mastery Charter School Smedley Elementary to Hold PSSA Pep Rally with Sixers Flight Squad and Sixers Dream Team

On Tuesday April 9, 2013 at 10:30 am, Mastery Charter School Smedley Elementary will hold a pep rally in anticipation of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA).  The pep rally will include members of the Sixers Flight Squad and Sixers Dream Team and representatives from Wells Fargo.  

Wells Fargo volunteers will present approximately 500 books to the school that were collected at the Wells Fargo Center during the March 18th Sixers game against the Portland Trail Blazers, where Wells Fargo and the Sixers hosted 250 students and their families. The pep rally is presented through Wells Fargo’s Adopt-A-school program; Mastery Charter School Smedley Elementary is one of the eleven schools participating in the initial pilot.

About Mastery Charter Schools

Mastery Charter Schools is a non-profit charter school network currently operating eleven schools in Philadelphia serving nearly 8,000 students in grades K-12.  Nine of our schools are turnarounds of low-performing district schools and a tenth is a charter turnaround.  The first three turnarounds were School District of Philadelphia (SDP) middle schools that now serve students in grades 7-12.  Test scores in each of the three schools increased, on average, more than 40 percentage points per grade and subject.  Violence decreased by 80% and student turnover dropped by one-third.  Mastery Charter School’s mission is to ensure that all students learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education, to compete in the global economy, and to pursue their dreams.  “Excellence. No Excuses.” 

For more information, please visit www.masterycharter.org. 

About Wells Fargo Adopt-a-School Program

In 2012, Wells Fargo launched a new pilot program in Philadelphia designed to support local schools.  As part of our company’s commitment to strengthening K-12 education, the program matches local schools with nearby Wells Fargo stores whose bank volunteers provide resources and a range of programs to enhance the overall educational experience and raise students’ awareness of financial literacy. The program is supported by thirty of the region’s leading arts and education organizations who will offer students from Wells Fargo partner schools access museum trips, unique cultural experiences, sporting events, art and music residency programs and in-school academic and enrichment programs.