Last Friday, WFS middle school students celebrated International Day of Peace.
The day served as an opportunity for students to look beyond themselves and recognize their ability to make a positive change in the world.
After meeting as a large group in the Theater, students then gathered as advisories and identified a current social issue of concern in the world, ranging from broader topics like homelessness and climate change to WFS-specific issues like the use of plastics in our cafeteria and supporting our LGBTQIA+ community members.
Students brainstormed what they could do now, and in the future, to address this issue and lead to more equitable and sustainable conditions. At the end of the day, they gathered as a community and presented the issues they discussed. Jon Huxtable, head of the middle school, announced that the faculty would work toward developing activities and service learning opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year centered around the items that the students had identified as causes of concern. "These are your ideas to make things equitable and sustainable, now it's up to us to act on them," Huxtable said.
Fifth graders Mariah, Isaak, Mary, Giana, Nura, Alexander, and Sofia, along with their choir directors, Emily Fareed and Katie Martinenza '99, attended UD ChoralFest Junior. ChoralFest is an honor choir experience for local upper elementary, middle, and upper school students from the greater Delaware region. Students from Friends joined over 160 singers for singing workshops throughout the day and an evening performance under the direction of UD choral faculty. It was an outstanding choral experience!
Early years students participated in a fall festival today planned by early years assistant teachers which included an obstacle course, the Quaker Bakery and Friends Farm Stand, fall-themed sounds, leaf painting, and lots of dancing!
The Quaker Cares Committee is back in action for the 23-24 school year, continuing its mission of creating a safe space for students to talk about mental health and to spread awareness about mental health support and resources.
As part of our 2023 Homecoming and 275th anniversary celebration, Emily David Hershman ’09 joined WFS Head of School Ken Aldridge on Saturday morning to deliver a proclamation from Governor John Carney's office.
With 35 years of collective experience leading Wilmington Friends School, Ken Aldridge (2015-present), Lisa Darling (1994-2005), Bryan Garman (2006-2015), and Bill Goulding (1973-1976) provided insights at the October 20 Heads Panel that reminded the audience that our Quaker school, with two campuses tucked away in Alapocas and serving children in preschool through 12th grade, does indeed seem to have a “secret sauce” that makes us unique.
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