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A foundation of Quaker education, linking the classroom to the world.
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News & Events
The Crisis in Venezuela
Thanks to the H&S Parents For Multiculturalism committee for organizing the event, “The Crisis in Venezuela,” educating our community about the humanitarian crisis occurring in that country. The evening featured a documentary and discussion with a panel of experts.
WFS Awarded Garden Grant
WFS is thrilled to be the recipient of a Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant, awarded to 600 of over 1,300 applicants, for the maximum amount possible. Congratulations to teacher Carlos Charriez who runs the garden program and applied for the grant, and to all of the students who have helped our garden flourish!
Congresswoman Visits WFS
Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, the first woman and first African American elected to the House of Representatives by the State of Delaware, delivered an inspiring speech to WFS middle and upper schoolers.
Congratulations to WFS junior Connor Nisbet, the 2017-18 Gatorade Delaware Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year!
Two WFS robotics teams, the "Bad News Bots" and the "Bumble Bots", competed against 22 other teams from the Mid-Atlantic region at the FIRST Robotics Delaware State Championship. Both WFS teams won matches, and the Bad News Bots advanced to the semi-final round. They also won the Design Award which recognizes design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic.
Senior Quaker basketball player Natalie DePaulo scored her 1,000th point in a winning game against Tower Hill on Saturday. Congratulations, Natalie!
2017 History Bowl
Twenty-eight teams from ten schools in the Tri-State area competed in the History Bowl at WFS. WFS fielded over 50 students and 12 teams, and three WFS teams won a slot in the playoffs. Varsity Team A ended with semifinalist honors, and both the A and B teams qualified to compete at the National Championships in Washington DC, on Saturday, April 28th.
2017 NAIS People of Color Conference
In December, five upper schoolers, as well as Head of School Ken Aldridge and upper school science teacher Ellen Johnson, joined nearly 6,000 educators and students in Anaheim, California, for the NAIS People of Color Conference. Participants explored the theme “Voices for Equity and Justice Now and in Every Generation: Lead, Learn, Rededicate, and Deliver.”
Lower School Community Math Problem
Throughout the year, as new concepts are taught, students in kindergarten through fifth grade will ponder, study, and engage in discussions about the lower school Community Math Problem. The problem is a unique hundreds chart in which each number is surrounded by a circle composed of one or more colors, and posters of the problem are displayed around the lower school campus.
Youth in Government
Six eighth graders participated in the 2017 YMCA’s Youth in Government program, with two students winning awards.
QUEST Service Trip to the DR
Over the summer, 20 students traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of this year’s QUEST Term service trip to participate in the DREAM Project, an organization which focuses on providing quality educational opportunities for children in the DR. In addition to helping with renovation projects at a local school, the WFS kids worked directly with young children on literacy through projects, music, and games, creating connections that all students involved will remember for a long time to come.
Robb Armstrong Visits
As part of the middle school's "
International Day of Peace
: Unity through Diversity," Robb Armstrong, most well known for his comic strip "Jump Start," visited students to talk about strength and perserverance as it relates to his experience growing up in Philadelphia's inner city and eventually becoming a nationally syndicated cartoonist.
Fifth Grade Genius Hour
Genius Hour encourages students to explore their passions creatively, to reflect on their work, and to consider how their ideas might be shared with, and be helpful to, others.
Global learning at Friends teaches students to engage complex issues intellectually and in action, in and outside of the classroom, with a sense of confidence and responsibility.
World Language Program
World Languages at Friends are taught by immersion, and by the end of the first interim (quarter) of sixth grade, students converse with each other,not using memorized text but within open-ended scenarios based on broad vocabulary study.
Watch a 60-second
video about emergent curriculum
and how it fits with both Reggio Emilia and Quaker education.
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Quaker Minute video -- Measuring in Units
Students find a creative unit for measurement.
Measuring in Units
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