SOURCE: Chester Community Charter School

Millennium 3 Management

May 20, 2015 12:45 ET

Chester Community Charter School Showcases Creative Works of 2,500 Students Through Its Arts and Music Programs

Pennsylvania's Largest K-8 Charter School Also Recognized Its Leading Athletes at Its Ninth Annual Sports Banquet

CHESTER, PA--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - Culminating its 2014 - 2015 school year, Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, recently showcased the creative works of more than 2,500 students through its newly-formed arts and music programs, with concerts and art shows, on the school's East, West and Upland campuses.

During the Spring Concert, performances included selections from the Vocal Arts Club; screening of original films created by students of the Film Club; percussion selections from the school's Bucket Band and Drums Around the World Club, and a Beyonce-inspired performance by the school's Dance Club. Additional music performances featured the school's brass and wind instrument ensemble, and an instrumental listening session from the students of the music production class, under the direction of Grammy-award nominated producer Carvin Haggins.

Later in the week, parents, administrators and staff, celebrated the achievements of 62 student-athletes with an awards ceremony and dinner, which featured Jon Breeden, a personal trainer and founder/CEO of Jon Breeden Enterprises, as guest speaker.

VIDEO: Recap of CCCS Spring Concert:

VIDEO: Recap of Sports Banquet:

CCCS' athletic program was launched in 2006 with an intramural boys' basketball team. Today, the sports program has evolved to include a varsity and junior varsity boys' basketball team, a boys' baseball team, a girls' softball team, and a cheerleading team. The school has plans to include girls' basketball and volleyball in the coming years.

Keynote speaker Jon Breeden shared three points with the student-athletes and their families about using sports a vehicle to achieve success. He told students, "Remember, use your imagination to picture where you'd like to be in the future; focus on setting -- and accomplishing -- goals; and remain persistent in all that you do."

Dr. David Clark, CEO, CCCS, remarked on the importance of the school's arts and music and athletic programs, and its effect on the students. "In order for us to create productive citizens of this world, there must be balance between academics and creative expression. CCCS' extra-curricular programs teaches our students to be disciplined, to set goals, and to be team players."

About Chester Community Charter School

Chester Community Charter School opened its doors on September 9, 1998, serving 97 students from its modest, four, meeting rooms, in the lobby of the Howard Johnson Hotel, in Chester, PA. Since that time, the school has steadily grown to include more than 3,000 students in 11 state-of-the-art-buildings, spanning three campuses. Through collaboration with the Gureghian Charitable Foundation, and CCCS' High School Search and Selection Program, more than $9.5 million in scholarships and financial assistance to prestigious private secondary schools has been awarded to 225 of the school's graduates, since 2009.

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