Germantown Friends School Wrestling Camp: ‘Main event’ for determined athletes of all ages

Schools | July 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Wrestling is often described as a sport that tests both mental and physical toughness, demanding focus and determination on top of fitness and ability. This summer, dedicated and hardworking kids from second through eleventh grade are experiencing the challenge and pride of the sport during Germantown Friends School (GFS) Wrestling Camp. In the basement of […]

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$20,000 worth of equipment stolen at Jenks Academy

Schools | June 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences begins its summer vacation, one of the primary challenges for the administration will be to find a way to overcome losing more than $20,000 worth of supplies in a recent string of robberies. By June 7, the stolen supplies came to include […]

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Mayor Kenney pays visit to Jenks

Schools | June 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As a part of his office’s efforts to come to at least one city school every week, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney visited the J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, June 12 Kenney did not have a particular agenda when visiting the school, but instead was focused on simply […]

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SCH breaks ground on new McCausland Lower School & Commons

Schools | June 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Last week, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) Board of Trustees, the SCH community, and local partners joined the McCausland family to break ground on a $34 million building project: the McCausland Lower School & Commons, a new building, outdoor green space and common area to serve SCH students in grades Pre-K-4th grade. The project is […]

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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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