Relevance of Nonviolence Today: Virtual class offered by former faculty member Rick Grier-Reynolds, creator of the popular upper school class Peace, Justice, and Social Change. We invite all alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, and faculty/staff to enroll for this free online course.
Space is limited. If you receive a message that the section is full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list.
When? Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm October 10-December 19 11 weekly sessions First class on October 10 will be an orientation
Where? Zoom Link will be sent upon registering
Other details? Participants should plan to attend all 11 sessions. Class will be capped at 25 students.
Course description The Relevance of Nonviolence
This course looks at the transformative and sustainable nature of nonviolent change. Videos from the A Force More Powerful series will provide the opportunity to deconstruct historical moments where nonviolent techniques helped various groups create change. In addition, the teaching techniques for this course will be centered around methodologies that will encourage each participant to bring their own life experience's into the course conversations. There will be short homework readings in this non-lecture formatted class. A number of guest speakers will join the class in conversation. All course elements will be available on the instructor’s blog at rickgrierreynolds.blogspot.com
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!
The WFS garden is still in bloom! This fall, sixth graders have been hard at work harvesting the fall crop, including cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell and jalapeño peppers, squash, and cantaloupe, as well as helping put the final touches on the new WFS greenhouse.