In social studies, seventh graders had the opportunity to visit with a Cuban immigrant, Reinaldo, and learn more about his experience in a communist country.
Reinaldo left Cuba in 2015 after deciding that the difficulties and restrictions of life there were not sustainable. In the summer of 2021, he became a US citizen and has embraced the opportunities here to make a new life with a career and a young family. Reinaldo spoke to students about life in Cuba and what it was like immigrating to the United States, including his first experience at McDonald's!
Over the course of the last five years, the middle school has engaged in a series of experiences to strengthen student's intercultural competencies and appreciation for the diversity of the personal stories each person contributes to the community.
Please join us October 6 at 7pm in the Friends Theater for a talk with Timothy L. Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown, college admissions experts and authors of The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions: A Conversation About Education, Parenting, and Race. This event is open to the public!
In 2007, WFS became the first high school in Delaware accepted as a member of the School Year Abroad (SYA) consortium, a national group of leading independent schools with a commitment to international education.
The WFS football and soccer teams hosted athletes from Special Olympics Delaware (SODE) in mid-August. In the clinics, the athletes participated in drills together, learned a lot, and had a blast! This tradition is something that WFS student athletes and Special Olympians look forward to each year and is a great way to for them to connect.
Congratulations to lower school teacher Sia Willie who was named a 2022-23 Pilot Light Food Education Fellow! From their website, "Food Education Fellows are leaders in food education across the nation. Fellows implement weekly Pilot Light lessons, create new Pilot Light resources, and help to refine and evaluate what Pilot Light and food education looks like in classrooms."