News & Announcements

MPAA Awardee
MPAA Awardee
05/23/2024
Congratulations to Terry Boyd, School Safety and Coach for winning an award from the The Metropolitan Philadelphia Athletic Association (MPAA).
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Career Day
Career Day
05/22/2024
Students in grades 4K-8th grade participated in our annual Career Day.
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Art Show
Art Show
05/20/2024
The student spring art show will be in the main level of the building in the admin wing from the 22nd to the 29th of May. Students delved into the diverse interpretations of the year-long art theme "Character". These talented students 4K- 8th grade will showcase their artistic prowess through a myriad of mediums. After students show off their skills from the year, work will be sent home!
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We're Hiring!
We're Hiring!
05/16/2024
Employment opportunities are available for the 2024-25 school year.
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Teacher Appreciation Week Celebration
Teacher Appreciation Week Celebration
05/10/2024
Russell Byers CS celebrated all the hard work our Staff have done this year with a few events as a thank you. A few things we did was Administration served Staff lunch, Staff had a catered breakfast, Staff was able to get a 7 minute chair Massage and school swag was handed out.
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PSSA Raffle Winners
PSSA Raffle Winners
05/06/2024
Now that PSSA's are officially complete, we were able to draw tickets for our PSSA raffle winners! These students were on-time, and responsible test takers who got chosen by random draw to claim their prize.
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Painting with the Dean
Painting with the Dean
05/03/2024
As part of our Positive Behavior Incentive System (PBIS), grades 4K-2nd were able to paint with the Dean on their floor. They earn this opportunity by showing respect, responsibility, resilience and good attendance.
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Track Meet
Track Meet
05/02/2024
The RBCS track team competed in the 3rd of 4 regular season track meets on 5/2/2024 as they attempt to qualify for the Metropolitan Philadelphia Athletic Association Track Championship
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PBIS May Trips
PBIS May Trips
04/30/2024
There are a lot of upcoming events, see below! We want to recognize our students who have continuously been displaying our 4 R's - respect, responsibility, resilience, and reflection. It has been a long year, and all of our students have worked so hard to improve both academically and behaviorally. Our deans and support staff have planned different events to celebrate those students and an amazing year! See their flyers below for all of the information, and reach out to them if you have any questions. June 6th - Big Kahuna Water Park with Dean Flynn - Grades 3-5 June 7th - Splash Day at RBCS with Dean Ricketts - Grades 4K & 5K June 10th - Diggerland with Dean Ricketts - Grades 1 & 2 Other than the cost, all of the trips have the same criteria. Students have to have no more than two absences, and need no dean support from April 29th until the time of their trip. Your student will receive a permission slip as their invitation if they meet these expectations. Encourage your students to keep doing their very best until the end of the year!
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Newsies
RBCS Students Take to the Stage
04/22/2024
Have you seen the musical production of Newsies Jr.? Our students, staff, and parents worked for MONTHS to put together an amazing show.
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Healthy Knight News - Spring 2024
Healthy Knight News - Spring Edition
04/02/2024
This is the first issue of the Healthy Knight News created by Ms Dempsey's 4th grade class!
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Newsies Jr
Newsies Jr
04/01/2024
Come see our theater club present the Broadway show Newsies; junior style.
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Vetri Teaching Kitchen
Vetri Teaching Kitchen
03/11/2024
Parents and students partnered with the Vetri Teaching Kitchen to cook a delicious Ethiopian meal.
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Staff & Student Annual Basketball Game
Staff & Student Annual Basketball Game
03/09/2024
The RBCS staff vs students basketball game will be returning this year! The RBCS varsity boys team will be teaming up with the RBCS varsity girls team to take on the staff.
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Spelling Bee Winner
Spelling Bee Winner
03/08/2024
Congratulations to 6th grader, Naylah on her victory at the RBCS Bee!! Check her out at Scripps Regional Bee on March 16th!
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PSSA Parent Workshop
PSSA Parent Workshop
03/04/2024
PSSA TESTING INFORMATION SESSION Test Design What is assessed and how? What will testing look like at RBCS? What will a typical day look like while students are completing their exams? Preparing Your Student How can I support my student? How should I have a conversation about the importance of this test without overwhelming my student?
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Joe Corbi Fundraiser
Joe Corbi
03/01/2024
Attention Families! Stock up on Pizza for Spring! All funds raised go towards RBCS Student Activities!
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Astronaunt Academy, Dave Roman
Author Visit - Dave Roman
02/28/2024
Author Dave Roman, who wrote Astronaut Academy Splashdown visited students and parents to discuss how he created his graphic novels.
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Athletics Popcorn Fundraiser
Athletics Popcorn Fundraiser
02/23/2024
RBCS is raising funds to support our athletic programs which includes: Cross Country, JV & Varsity Basketball, Cheerleading, 7vs7 Football, Bowling and Track
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Spelling Bee Competition
Spelling Bee Competition
02/22/2024
Students in grades 4-8 compete in an all school spelling bee to become part of the Philadelphia Regional WHYY-Billy Penn Spelling Bee.
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Hero's Walk
Black History Comes Alive!
02/20/2024
Second grade students participated in a Hero’s Walk where they shared a biography of a Black hero with other students.
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Krispy Kreme Donuts
Donut Sale
02/09/2024
Student Council is having a fundraiser, and you DONUT want to miss out!
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100th Day of School Celebration
100th Day of School
02/08/2024
Students participated in the 100th Day of School by dressing up in what they would look like at 100 years of age.
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Author Visit
Author Visit
02/07/2024
Author/illustrator, Dave Roman will share a dynamic presentation about how reading as a kid motivated him to make his own books and pursue a career in the arts. Using humor, personal anecdotes, and visual examples, Dave will discuss his writing process, drawing tools, and techniques used to create the Astronaut Academy graphic novel series plus show how everyone can create their own visual stories!
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Food Tasting
Food Tasting Focus Group
02/06/2024
Our student council participated in a focus group to taste products that could potentially be added to our food service menu. There honest opinions guided which products students would like and dislike.
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Dress Down Flyer
Black History Month Dress Down and Up Days
02/02/2024
Students will be able to dress up or dress down in racially affirming clothing.
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Ours For Life Collage
Ours for Life Students
01/25/2024
Meet some of the incredible individuals who started their journeys at Russell Byers. Discover how RBCS empowers students to achieve their dreams.
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Supporting Children through Grief Parent Workshop
Supporting Children through Grief Parent Workshop
01/16/2024
Supporting Children through Grief and Loss with a Trauma-Informed Approach
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Academic Calendar 2024-2025 SY
Academic Calendar 2024-2025 SY
01/15/2024
The 2024-2025 SY calendar has been approved.
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Navigating Social Media with Your Child
Navigating Social Media with Your Child
01/10/2024
This parent workshop is to provide parents with practical strategies for guiding and supporting their children in the safe and responsible use of social media.
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Buzzworthy Information!
Spelling Bee
01/09/2024
We have some exciting news - RBCS will be hosting a Spelling Bee!
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Student Council of 2023-2024SY
Student Council Corner
01/08/2024
Meet our 2023-2024 Student Council Members! They ran an awesome campaign to be elected by their peers, and are mentored by Ms. Grant and Ms. Sydney in leadership opportunities, community service, and spirit. We are so proud of their hard work!
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Linvilla Pie Fundraiser
Linvilla Pie Fundraiser
12/26/2023
The Russell Byers Charter School community sold an estimated $17,000 worth of pies. The procceds raised funds our student activities.
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Pie Fundraiser
Pie Fundraiser
11/25/2023
Students will sell pies to raise money for the school's student activity fund.
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Thanksgiving Give-A-Way
Thanksgiving Give-A-Way
11/20/2023
Dean Roye and other staff members spent their Saturday morning giving away food and coats for those in need.
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Veterans Day Fundraiser
Veterans Day Fundraiser
11/03/2023
On Thursday, November 9th, 2023, students and staff will wear camo as part of a dress down day to celebrate Veterans Day. The money raised will be donated to Team Foster, an organization that provides service animals to local veterans.
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Student Council Election Day
Student Council Election Day
10/31/2023
Student Council campaign season here at RBCS!! Students that are running for class officer positions have been endorsed by a teacher, approved by administration and are now preparing their speeches to be elected by their peers! Stay tuned for details about Student Council Election Day on November 8th! #studentvoicematters
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Winter Coats Give Away
Winter Coats Give Away
10/30/2023
Dean Roye and AP Jonathan Walker hand out free coats to students of the school all donated by Chapman Auto.
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Open House
Open House
10/27/2023
Come visit our school to learn what makes it special.
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Student Council Bingo Night
Bingo Night
10/24/2023
Join us for an evening of fun and games at Family Bingo Night, while supporting Student Council!
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Anti-Bullying Spirit Week
Anti-Bullying Spirit Week
10/16/2023
Russell Byers CS students will participate in an anti-bullying spirit weeek. Proceeds support student activities.
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Founders' Day Celebration
Founders' Day Celebration
10/03/2023
This is a time when we honor Russell Byers (our school’s namesake), past students and other contributors who gave so much to the school. The ceremonial event takes place on or close to Russell Byers’ birthday (October 2nd).
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Alopecia Areata Awareness
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K-12 Philly School Fair
2023 K-12 Philly School Fair
09/12/2023
High, Middle, Elementary Schools. All In One Place!
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First Day of Middle School
First Day of School 23-24 - A Message from Laurada Byers
09/06/2023
Very powerful, full of optimism, lots of crossed fingers. That’s how I would describe the atmosphere on the first day of the 2023-24 school year at Russell Byers Charter.
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23-24 Parent & Guardian Handbook is Available
08/11/2023
Our 2023-2024 Parent & Guardian Handbook is hot off the press and ready for you to read!
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23-24SY Student Supply Lists
08/10/2023
23-24SY Student Supply List Are Available
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