OMC parish school teacher wins 3-Year, $3,000 grant

Schools March 19, 2014 0 Comments

Caroline Stutz, the sixth-grade homeroom teacher and upper-grade math teacher at Our Mother of Consolation Parish School, has been awarded a Teaching Tools grant. The grant, given by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), totals $3,000 over a three year period. This award will allow OMC Parish School to improve its educational offerings […]
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Norwood recognizes its top athletes

Schools March 12, 2014 0 Comments

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s winter sports season culminated recently with a formal awards assembly recognizing basketball and swim team athletes. Coaches recalled season highlights, each lauding athletes from their respective teams and announcing Most Improved Player award recipients. “In victory, they were humble, and in defeat, gracious. Most of all, they had fun with one another, treated […]
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GFS choir to kick off Costa Rican tour with free local concert on March 21

Schools March 12, 2014 0 Comments

The Germantown Friends School Choir will launch its spring concert tour to Costa Rica with a performance at Christ Church, Second and Market Streets, in Old City, Philadelphia, on Friday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert program will feature Maurice Durufle’s Requiem, newly re-scored for […]
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Recess: It’s not just fun and games

Schools March 11, 2014 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Nubia Watson, a fifth grader at C.W. Henry Elementary School, smiles as she catches the bean bag during a Playworks’ “brain break.” Brain breaks are organized games and physical activity played at indoor recess, usually in 10-minute intervals. At a time when most schools are reducing recess time or eliminating it […]
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SCH middle school hoopsters close perfect season with Inter-Ac title

Schools March 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Ed Aversa, assistant director of athletics at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, has been a coach at the school for more than 30 years. He’s coached football, basketball and has been with championship teams in the past. But this last season of SCH’s middle school basketball might be the best season he’s ever […]
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The 1920’s roared at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s Razzmatazz auction and gala

Schools March 5, 2014 0 Comments

Festively clad NFA parents, Todd and Kim Stefan, considered their bid on “Ping-Pong Palooza,” artfully created by the fifth grade. The live auction item went for over a thousand dollars. The “Roaring Twenties” set the stage for Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s recent Razzmatazz Auction held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. From feathers and fedoras to pinstripes and […]
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GFS classics students “correct” history

Schools March 5, 2014 0 Comments

Classics students at Germantown Friends School can now include “published writer” among their accomplishments. The sophomores in Jim Barron’s Latin History class read an article in the January/February 2014 issue of Archaeology magazine about the start of the Second Punic War (218-202 B.C.), in which the author presented the Romans as the aggressors and blamed […]
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Friends of Jenks raise funds for environmental center

Schools February 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Vanneman As one of the “greenest” areas of Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill has a reputation for promoting sustainable living and educational programs relating to the environment. Aiming to build on this tradition are the Friends of J.S Jenks, a support group for the J. S. Jenks Elementary School, which is hoping to raise $1,800 […]
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30th Annual GFS Craft Show features exciting new artists

Schools February 20, 2014 0 Comments

by Ivy Gilbert For those unfamiliar with high-end craft culture, the term “craft” can conjure up images of wince-inducing crocheted photo album covers or tacky chair cushions in dull fabrics with over-exuberant ruffles. Be forewarned: The 30th Annual Germantown Friends School Craft Show is entirely different, and the crafts featured are created by real artisans. […]
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GFS ninth graders write from experience

Schools February 12, 2014 0 Comments

by Laura Jamieson William Faulkner once said, “A writer needs three things, experience, observation and imagination.” Germantown Friends School ninth-grade English students have the “experience” under their belts after the English department’s Experience Day assignment sent them out of the classroom and into the world to try something new for a day. “I marvel at […]
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