A culminating part of fifth grade at WFS is the spring field trip to New York City!
Students visited the New York Historical Society Museum and Library, going to the Slavery in New York and Immigration City exhibits to learn more about what they discussed this spring in their slavery and immigration units in social studies. Students also got to explore the Strawberry Fields area of Central Park!
For the past two weeks, WFS has been a part of the educational distribution of CRISPR technology (a method used to alter DNA) through a new summer intensive course for students entering their junior or senior year.
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.
As a culminating activity in their ukulele unit, fifth graders prepared simple songs to sing and play on the ukulele and took their show on the road, visiting with with younger friends in preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten. Everyone enjoyed listening and even sang along!
Recently, seventh grade students prepared more than 250 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a snack, and a piece of fruit for Wilmington's Sunday Breakfast Mission, which has served the homeless, addicted, and impoverished for over 125 years.