GFS students hear experts speak on gerrymandering

Schools | March 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michelle Sonsino Germantown Friends School students had the unique opportunity to gain insight about gerrymandering directly from the legal and advocacy experts who brought the lawsuit against the proposed Pennsylvania congressional map, Mimi McKenzie, legal director, and Michael Churchill, of counsel, both from the Public Interest Law Center. Gerrymandering is top of mind for lawmakers, […]

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GFS students get firsthand information on the city

Schools | March 1st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hannah Caldwell Henderson “Hi … Jim,” went Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s disarming greeting to each of the seven Germantown Friends School students gathered in his City Hall conference room as he made his way around the table. With 26 prepared questions in hand and the clock running on their hour together, the students took […]

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NFA Christmas Concert

Schools | December 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

NFA Christmas Concert Brings Music to the Ears Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Fourth grade students (from left), Gavin Gravener, Briel Janke, Chloe Helenski and Henry Blocker III,  play their recorders in the school’s annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 6.  Under the direction of  John Spagenberg, the school’s band director, the audience listened to the lively tunes of […]

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Hill couple AIM to find solution for dyslexia in kids

Schools | November 23rd, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Barbara Sherf Kim and Andy Sears moved to Chestnut Hill from Florida a year ago in September to enroll their twin daughters, both diagnosed with dyslexia, at AIM Academy in Conshohocken. Their journey is one of determination and victory in the face of a reading disorder that according to Wikipedia is characterized by trouble […]

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SCH wins national award for sustainability efforts

Featured Post, Schools | November 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Adding to an extensive list of awards won for its environmental efforts, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has received the highest international honor possible in the National Wildlife Federation’s Green Flag competition. During an assembly at SCH on Nov. 7, Holly Shields, the regional education manager for the NWF’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center, was […]

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‘Hamilton’ comes back to life to raise funds for OMC

Schools | November 3rd, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Barbara Sherf While most folks were focused on everything Harry Potter on Oct. 21, two dozen supporters of Our Mother of Consolation School in Chestnut Hill were participating in an authentic Colonial Dinner at a private home in Mount Airy. Mary Grogan Strain, and her husband, Liam, have two boys enrolled at the school. […]

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GFS to host first student film festival

Schools | November 1st, 2017 | Leave a comment

  Most student-led film festivals are hosted on college campuses, for college students, and many have pricey entry fees. But the Philadelphia Youth Film Festival is different. Founded by Germantown Friends School students Eli Eisenstein ’18, Hyunji Kim ’18, Noah Weinstein ’19, and Adina Gewirtzman ’18, this inaugural event is committed to showcasing the work […]

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OMC students raise funds for school programs

Schools | August 4th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Our Mother of Consolation elementary school students Eve Laurito, Abigail Leckrone, and sisters Taylor and Summer DelliCarpini know that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference. The girls took to heart Mother Teresa’s words, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the […]

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