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VIRTUAL TRAINING FOR ATHLETES COMING AND 2020-2021 School Year sports update

The School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Public League are happy to announce that Fall Virtual Programming: will begin the week of SEPT 14th OR SEPT 21st (pending completion of training and set up) and continue through October 23rd.  FALL ATHLETES, you’ll be receiving additional communication via email at some point next week about what the1st stage of virtual programming

Fall sport’s still suspended

On Friday, August 21st, the PIAA made an announcement that fall sports will resume. Their decision has not changed the Philadelphia Public League’s position that all sports are suspended through January. To reiterate, at this time,  there are still no high school sports for Philadelphia Public League schools. If or when the Public League issues

Major League Baseball honors 100th anniversary of negro league

on Sunday, August 16th, all Major League Baseball clubs are honoring the 100th anniversary of the Negro League. Did you know Philadelphia had a team in the Negro National League? They were called the Philadelphia Stars (not the football team) and the Phillies posted some of their history along with opened ended comprehension questions. 10th


                I am very sorry that I have to post this announcement that the Philadelphia Public League has suspended all athletics in School District of Philadelphia schools until January 1st with the ability to reassess sooner than that based on future recommendations by the city’s dept of health.


CONGRATULATIONS goes out to all the coaches at Rush Arts who achieved the highest honor possible from the National Federation of High Schools in coaches education for 2019-2020.  Way to go!

Class of 2020

The Coaches of Rush Arts would like to wish all of the 2019-2020 Student-Athletes from the class of 2020, Best wishes on your next journey thank you for your support of Rush Arts Knights athletics and May all your Dreams come true! You are now all officially AlumKnights! Alphabetical Order by Last Name:  only includes

SQUAD LOCKER-Online On-Demand apparel store

ONLINE ON-DEMAND, MERCHANDISE STORES powered by Squad Locker   NOTE:  since they are on-demand, there is no minimum.  However, printed items are heat pressed, not screen printed.   ITEMS that are embroidered are the best quality There are 4 “catalogs” to choose from “KNIGHTS” which has general logos about Rush Arts and Rush Arts Knights (all


The “Calendar” tab at the top will list all games & matches imported via Arbiter, the District’s official scheduling platform. Some coaches will also add practices and other team events.   However, the school ALSO has an OFFICIAL GOOGLE CALENDAR for each sport. To view them, please go to the individual sport’s page click “more” in


CONGRATULATIONS to the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush for becoming the FIRST HIGH SCHOOL IN ALL of PENNSYLVANIA to achieve HONOR ROLL status from the National Federation of High Schools for Athletics. This means that all coaches at Rush Arts have completed required professional development and training on (NFHS is the governing body for Athletics, Band, and