GFS celebrates National Library Week

Schools | April 22nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

The Friends Free Library at Germantown Friends School celebrated National Library Week by asking library visitors (students, employees, parents and community members) to share how libraries have changed their lives. “It has been so much fun to hear all of the different stories,” said library assistant Kathryn Murphy. People wrote on a dry-erase sign and […]

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Catholic values practiced at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy

Schools | April 16th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students put their faith into action during Lent. In collaboration with Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program, students offered prayers and collected coins throughout the liturgical season. “Lent is a time for prayer, reflection, and sacrifice among Catholics worldwide,” explained Erin Wallin, NFA fifth-grade teacher who coordinated the school-wide effort. “At NFA, we […]

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Norwood offers tips for children and social media

Schools | April 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Have you ever heard of Snap Chat? Chances are your child has, and he or she may be using the popular instant photo-messaging app to be social with their friends. Norwood-Fontbonne Academy helped shed light on this and other forms of social media by sponsoring a recent parent education night. Chris Durante Visco, an NFA […]

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GFS Latino student group to host UFW organizer

Schools | April 9th, 2014 | Leave a comment

“Despite what some people might think, many things can be done to improve the lives of migrant farm workers,” said Germantown Friends School senior Ricardo Jaramillo, co-leader of the student affinity club Latinos Unidos. The group is inviting the community to a fund-raiser at GFS’s Friends Free Library from 7 to 9 p.m Friday, April […]

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SCH hosts district robotics competition

Schools | March 19th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Emily Vanneman Thirty four area high schools gathered at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy this past weekend for FIRST, for inspiration and recognition of science and technology, Robotics Springside Chestnut Hill District Competition. Started in 1989 by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen, FIRST was created to inspire young people to pursue education and career opportunities […]

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Norwood-Fontbonne welcomes Archbishop Ryan Academy friends

Schools | March 19th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf has a very special place in the hearts of Norwood-Fontbonne students. A long-standing relationship with the school, located in Philadelphia’s Juniata section, is just one of many aspects that makes up NFA’s fully integrated Service Learning curriculum. NFA Junior Level Montessori Service Learning experience has a particular focus on […]

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

Schools | March 19th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 12th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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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