Congratulations to Ethan Halaby '27, Adelaide Nourie '23, Piper Roskovensky '26, and Jemima Smith '24 who were accepted into the 2023 Delaware All-State Choirs!
Ethan will be in the Junior Chorus, singing under the direction of Dr. Lauren Conrad. Adelaide, Piper, and Jemima will participate in the Senior Choirs with Adelaide and Piper singing in the Treble Choir under the direction of Dr. Cera Babb, and Jemima singing in the Mixed Choir under the direction of Dr. Michael Semancik. After two full days of rehearsals, the concerts will take place on Saturday, February 25, at Delaware State University. In addition, WFS teacher Sara Gaines continues her leadership of the Junior All-State Choir committee.
Beth McClelland Lutostansky '88 recently presented to a packed house of upper schoolers––including those in the Environmental Science class and the STEMinist Club––on her career in the energy industry.
Reverend Karla Fleshman and her colleague, Finn, presented to seventh graders a long-awaited and much-requested workshop on gender identity, gender expression, and creating “affirming and safer space for LGBTQIA+ students.”
The upper school World Affairs Club welcomed New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer '90, who spoke to students about the role of the state/county legislature, with a focus on the HOPE Center in Wilmington, whose mission is to house and support individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and the GreeNCC initiative, a county-wide program aimed at improving the environment and enhancing the quality of life in New Castle County.
International Baccalaureate art majors and higher level visual arts students traveled to Washington, D.C. to view artwork at the Hirshhorn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the National Museum of Asian Art.
Happy Panda Day is such a great send off to Spring Break--lower school students met with Ivy the therapy dog, made friendship bracelets, hunted for leprechauns, and practiced yoga, all in the comfort of their pajamas!
Thank you to all who came out and supported the Home & School Used Book Sale! Over 55 volunteers - adults and students alike - moved, sorted, and sold books, games, CDs and DVDs, and had a great time in the process. Shoppers found new books to add to their libraries, with one staff member saying it was her favorite day of the year!