Penn Charter course teaches the art of giving

Schools | July 9th, 2014 | Leave a comment

On the final day of Penn Charter’s Philanthropy 101 summer course, one of the few courses in U.S. high schools that teaches students the art, science and meaning of philanthropy, students presented a grant proposal for a playground project at a Philadelphia public school and made a gift of $2,500 to the Broad Street Ministry. […]

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GFS students question the Mayor on Stop-and-Frisk

Schools | July 9th, 2014 | 2 Comments

On Thursday, June 26, 11 Germantown Friends School Upper School students sat in large brass-studded leather chairs around a table with the City of Philadelphia seal emblazoned at the center in a private conference room in City Hall. The rumble of the subway shook the floor under their feet, but didn’t rattle their nerves as […]

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OMC students win grant for gardening club

News, Schools | July 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Siobhan Gleason Our Mother of Consolation Parish School was recently awarded a Green Warrior Student Grant for $450 from the local organization Green in Chestnut Hill to start a gardening club for the upper grades after their success with the younger grades. The school’s gardening club was only available for students up to fourth […]

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Founding Hooters member and GFS grad Eric Bazilian teaches students to write songs

Schools | June 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Laura Jamieson The Hooters co-founder and Germantown Friends School graduate Eric Bazilian ’71 recently gave a lesson in songwriting to ninth-grade music composition students at GFS. Bazilian spoke about working with Cyndi Lauper on her first album She’s So Unusual (and arranging the song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”), writing the hit song “[If […]

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“Greece” is the word for GFS fourth graders

Schools | June 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

It’s all Greek to the fourth graders at Germantown Friends School: The young classicists immerse themselves in the stories, art, culture, religion, language and history of ancient Greece for the entire school year. They start the year reading Greek mythology, studying Greece in history, building Trojan horses in woodshop, painting Greek symbols in art, and […]

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NFA holds 93rd commencement

Schools | June 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s 93rd Commencement was held on the evening of June 2. Following a special liturgy, 41 eighth graders, accompanied by their parents, were presented diplomas during the graduation exercises. In addition to the awarding of diplomas, select graduates were recognized for highest academic honors, special memorial awards, and high school scholarship awards.

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Art Abounds at GFS All-School Show

Schools | June 4th, 2014 | Leave a comment

At the Germantown Friends All-School Art Show on Thursday, May 29, students, faculty, parents and friends took in the impressive creations of GFS students K-12. The works included Andy Warhol-inspired portraits, vibrantly glazed pottery, carved wooden cars and Trojan Horses, O’Keefe-style flower studies, even a robot programmed to draw the image of a chair. The […]

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NFA presents special athletic awards

Schools | June 3rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

Two Norwood-Fontbonne Academy athletes who were recently honored at the school’s spring Athletic Assembly. Andrew Cossetti is the recipient of the Russell G. Clements Memorial Award, which was presented by Joseph Pié of the Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Organization along with varsity baseball coach Michael Mannix. The award is presented to a baseball player who […]

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Keystone State Boychoir welcomes 9 new members

Schools | June 3rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

Nine new members of the Keystone State Boychoir (KSB) received their hard-earned green jackets on Mother’s Day, May 11, at their Spring Concert. The boys worked hard over the last sixteen weeks to earn the coveted green jackets and were proud to don them for the first time during the concert with selections that both […]

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