Our school community took time this week to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kindergarten students held their traditional peace march throughout the lower school with posters including messages like, "Be Cind to Ech Ofr" (Be Kind to Each Other), "Help the Urth" (Help the Earth), and "Lov Evrebody" (Love Everybody).
Middle school students learned more about the work of Dr. King during an interactive performance by Hip Hop Fundamentals, whose goal is to educate, engage, and empower through breakdance.
Upper school students watched a TED talk from Bryan Stevenson (https://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice), founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and reflected on his talk during small groups in Meeting for Worship. The focus of the program developed by WFS' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee was from the Equal Justice Initiative, and centered around the importance of social justice in America.
Temilola Lufadeju '25, Maddie Miller '24, and Isaiah Turman '24 traveled to San Antonio last week to attend the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools.
A beloved holiday tradition at WFS is our sixth grade pie bake for Wilmington's Sunday Breakfast Mission. Students lovingly peel, slice, prepare, box, and finally deliver more than 30 apple pies for those in our greater community.
On Monday, seventh graders and faculty members traveled to Washington, D.C. where they had a busy day visiting the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism, the United States Holocaust Museum, the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
The Quaker Cares Committee celebrated gratitude last week by having students, faculty, and staff fill out a turkey feather with what they were most grateful for. They also handed out sensory stickers for students' computers to share their own gratitude!
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Townsend '75, who received the Delaware Athletic Trainer’s Association’s AT Ally award! Dr. Townsend played under Coach Tattersall as a student and has been the WFS football team's doctor for more than 30 years.
Students in the upper school Quakerism & Thee course took a field trip to local Quaker meetinghouses. At Wilmington Monthly Meeting at 4th & West, they were welcomed by member and WFS trustee Darcy Rademaker who gave them some history and information. The students then visited and toured Centre Meeting.
The Special Olympics Club and Quaker volleyball teams, led by Jocelyn Nathan '23, hosted bake sales and an awareness match to raise funds for Special Olympics - Delaware. All told, they raised over $740 for the day!