Norwood-Fontbonne Academy joins relief efforts for Typhoon victims

Schools December 12, 2013 0 Comments

‘Tis the season for giving and sharing and Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (NFA) students are remembering their global neighbors who are in great need. Throughout December, an outreach endeavor entitled “Hope for the Philippines” invites students to make a promise in support of the Filipino people by contributing their loose change to a coin collection intended for […]
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GFS students discuss diversity at Dialogue Day

Schools December 4, 2013 0 Comments

by Laura Jamieson Students at Germantown Friends School don’t shy away from difficult issues of diversity and difference – they talk about it. Twice a year, Upper School students and teachers gather for an all-day, deeply engaging discussion of topics including race, class, sexual orientation and gender for Diversity Dialogue Day. On Friday, Nov. 22, […]
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SCH Academy kids roar when they see injustice

Schools November 29, 2013 0 Comments

by Sally Cohen Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH Academy) sixth graders Carlo Filippini, Sante Filippini and Alex Johnson recently turned their compassion for suffering circus animals into action to raise awareness and help end the use of animals for entertainment. After learning the story of 29 circus lions rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from visiting Humane Educator […]
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Alum’s gift paves way to new stadium for SCH Academy

Schools October 31, 2013 0 Comments

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new sports stadium and announced that it has received a “transformative” gift from alumnus Jamie Maguire, Chestnut Hill Academy Class of 1978. The school would not say what the amount of the gift was but said it marks the second largest […]
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J.S. Jenks has much to be thankful for this year

Schools October 23, 2013 0 Comments

by Adam Eyring J.S. Jenks Elementary School has been receiving a lot of much appreciated support from the community in the past year and we would like to make our thanks more public. Thanks to coordination by Amy Edelman, President of Green in Chestnut Hill (GRINCH), we received a massive load of Christmas tree mulch […]
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Holocaust survivor brings the past to life for GFS students

Schools October 9, 2013 0 Comments

by Laura Jamieson It’s one thing to read about the Holocaust in books, but Germantown Friends School students discovered that it’s a whole different experience to hear from a survivor. The Upper School students sat transfixed at an assembly on Oct. 2 as Daniel Goldsmith shared the story of how his life, as a Jewish […]
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Norwood-Fontbonne begins 93rd year with Mass

Schools October 3, 2013 0 Comments

Celebrating its Catholic faith and its commitment to service, the Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (NFA) school community recently began its 93rd year with a special Mass. Singing the hymn, “We Are Called,” the student body, staff, and invited guests welcomed celebrant and special friend, the Rev. Mike McCue, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales. During Mass, […]
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