Thursday, May 23, 2013
The free, eight-week course is available to all Collingswood High School juniors who want to improve their SAT scores.
Collingswood High School students seeking to raise their SAT scores are invited to participate in the free prep class provided by the nonprofit group, Collingswood SAT (CSAT). Beginning in August, classes will be held Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons for eight weeks at Collingswood High School. The only charge is a $25 fee for materials. Students participating in the class have previously shown an improvement in their scores. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit the CSAT facebook page.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Master gardening classes, story time for children, open meditation, SAT prep classes, and of course, a $10 jazz concert. It's 2013 in Collingswood, and it starts here.
Wednesday, Jan. 2—9 a.m.-noon Camden County Environmental Center, 1301 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill The Master Gardeners of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County is hosting ”Walk-in Wednesdays” in 2013. Interested in becoming a Master Gardener? Have gardening questions? Stop by for free! Call 856-216-7130 ext. 40005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thursday, Jan. 3—7:30 p.m. Collingswood Community Center For 10 bucks, you can hear the some of the best in Philly jazz on the first Thursday of every month from October to May. The featured artist for January is vocalist Rhenda Fearrington, whose most recent album, This Moment's Sweetness, is available at CDBaby.com Friday, Jan. 3—7:30 p.m. Collingswood Public …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The nonprofit group, which was formed by borough residents to help improve the SAT scores of Collingswood High School graduates, says its first class of enrollees did well.
Early results are in from the first class of the Collingswood SAT prep program (CSAT), and, according to program founder John Kilgannon, there’s a lot for students and supporters of CSAT to be excited about. Although he was reluctant to read too much quantitatively into the impact of the first round of test scores, Kilgannon did provide some data on the 21 students who completed the inaugural, eight-week course through a press release and subsequent email to Patch on behalf of CSAT. The average SAT score of a CSAT student was 1580 (out of 2400), which Kilgannon points out is 72 points above the state average (1508) and 147 points above the average score of students at Collingswood High School (CHS). Student performance improvements were …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Registration is open all week; the event goes live at noon next Monday.
Every year, Collingswood golfers get together to support local charities at the Collingswood Golf Invitational. This year's event will be held Sept. 17 at the Merchantville Country Club, with all the trappings of a formal tournament. "For the first time, the event will be a stroke format golf tournament with a shotgun start at noon, followed by a cocktail hour and dinner at the Club," reads a press release from the borough. "The event is stroke play with handicaps. The winner will keep ownership of the Collingswood Cup for the next year, have their name engraved on the Cup, and will ride in the 2012 Collingswood Holiday Parade!" The tournament will benefit Knight Park and Collingswood SAT Prep, Inc. Call 856-854-1515 for more information, …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A group of Collingswood parents hopes a grassroots approach will improve both test scores and the number of CHS students who sit for the college boards.
For the past nine years, John Kilgannon says, he’s stood around at cocktail parties, watching heads nod, as he mused about the need to do something—anything—to help improve student outcomes in the Collingswood public school system. “My personal view is that the transition of the town over the next five or 10 years is really going to hinge in large part on how our schools develop and evolve,” Kilgannon says. Other signifiers, including the launch of a pilot program for teacher evaluations and new reading and math curricula, let him know the iron seemed hot enough to strike. A goal in sight After some consideration, Kilgannon and a few friends settled on improving SAT scores as “a discreet and narrowly focused objective” that would boost …