GFS A Cappella Fest to host a variety of groups

Schools February 6, 2014 0 Comments

“There’s simply nothing like it,” said Allen Drew, a cappella director at Germantown Friends School, about experiencing GFS’ annual A Cappella Fest. “The music is high energy, extremely fun, technically complicated, deeply beautiful, everything in between and sometimes everything all at once,” Drew said. This annual showcase of close-harmony groups from around the area, headlined […]
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Student raises more than $40,000 to help organizations serving kids

Schools January 29, 2014 0 Comments

What do you get when you combine the spirit of entrepreneurship with the spirit of philanthropy? You get Jordan Fromm, a 16-year-old junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and North Wales resident who, four years ago, created a charitable fund to raise money for two local kids-focused organizations. It all started with incentive money that […]
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GFS students go abroad in English exchange program

Schools January 29, 2014 0 Comments

Germantown Friends School is a historic institution with roots dating back to 1845, but four GFS students are experiencing a whole new epoch of history on an exchange program with Winchester College, founded in 1382. On Jan. 10, Dimitri Diagne ’14, Rive Cadwallader ’14, Ethan Genyk ’14 and Catherine McNally ’15, as well as faculty […]
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GFS marks MLK Day with 500 volunteers

Schools January 22, 2014 0 Comments

Germantown Friends School hosted the 19th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service and Sharing and the Bristol Peace and Social Justice lecture on Monday, Jan.20, GFS has participated in the national King Day of Service since its inception in 1996 and the GFS event has grown into one of the largest service sites in […]
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SCH senior receives sizeable scholarship to RPI

Schools January 22, 2014 0 Comments

Molly Dugan, senior at SCH Academy, received the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute FIRST Scholarship for her achievements in robotics and engineering. The scholarship is for $40,000 and will be distributed over four years. Molly was one of four students in the world to receive this scholarship. FIRST is a not-for-profit organization that hosts robotics competitions for […]
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NFA students make mummies

Schools January 15, 2014 0 Comments

Combining social studies, science, and language arts classes, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy sixth graders are learning many things about the ancient Egyptians. Scholarly reading and engaging hands-on activities help them discover more deeply the ancient Egyptian process of mummification. Recently, they prepared their own mummy (using a grocery store chicken!)—mimicking an ancient process—that will take up to […]
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GFS English students make Blake-inspired poetry books

Schools January 8, 2014 0 Comments

When Scott Bickmore visited an eleventh-grade English class at Germantown Friends School recently, the room looked more like an art studio than an English class: Scraps of colored-paper peppered the wood floors, the scent of spray-glue permeated the air, and the tables were covered with scissors, glue, thread, rulers, India ink and paper. A lot […]
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