Middle School Youth in Government Club Travels to Dover
Members of the middle school Youth in Government Club recently traveled to Dover to participate in the Youth in Government Junior Model Legislature with students from across the state.
Prior to the conference, WFS students researched and wrote mock bills on topics including: gun safety regulations to prevent youth firearms use; mandatory pre-K education in Delaware public schools; and a later start to the school day to allow adolescents to get more rest.
While at the conference, which was held in the General Assembly House and Senate chambers, students gave advocacy speeches in support of their bills and debated the merits and challenges of bills introduced by other students. All of the bills authored by WFS students were approved by their fellow students in one or both legislative chambers and two were signed by the Youth Governor! WFS delegates Paige Dealy '27, Margot Hebert '27, and Kemble Wellons '27 won a legislative excellence award for their bill requiring a later school start time.
Michael Anello, Executive Director of the Haiti Reforestation Partnership, visited upper school Peace and middle school social studies classes to speak about the organization's work and how reforestation has led to incredible environmental and community development in Haiti.
Thank you to everyone who attended last week's Home and School Parents for Multiculturalism Potluck, celebrating family traditions and cultural dishes from Nigeria, Turkey, Brazil, Kenya, China, Jamaica, and Argentina!
Kindergarten students celebrated El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) by wearing their "coronas" and leaving their shoes outside of the Spanish classroom in anticipation and hopes that the Three Kings would swing by WFS and leave treats!
WFS history teachers Don Morton '94 and John Hanson recently attended the NAIS People of Color Conference and presented "Teaching Race, Gender, and other 'Tough Material' - Strategies for Presenting Uncomfortable Aspects of American History."
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.