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Eleventh Grade Students Visit Washington, D.C. for Annual History Department Field Trip

By Shelby Deibler ’20 The eleventh grade traveled to Washington, D.C. for its annual field trip on November 19. Visiting Washington D.C. is not only a tradition for the junior class, but also a fundamental piece in the curriculum for all Grade 11 history classes. The trip is centered around a visit to the United… Read More
December 7, 2018

MFS Middle Schoolers Visit Greene Street Friends School for Student Government Discussion

A group of 6th-8th grade students recently traveled to Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia for an afternoon of observation and discussion. Several of the day’s conversations focused on student government in the context of Meeting for Worship for Business, the Friends manner of organizational decision-making. “Since having a Meeting for Business is still relatively… Read More
December 7, 2018

Serena Lin ’19 Named 2019 YoungArts Winner by National Foundation

Serena Lin ’19 has been named a 2019 YoungArts winner by the National YoungArts Foundation. She is one of just 23 U.S. Finalists in the Writing category and one of just 163 finalists in total among 710 winners honored by the foundation. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly… Read More
December 6, 2018

Model UN Students Enjoy Success at Rutgers Conference

Thirty Upper School students traveled to New Brunswick from November 29 – December 2 for the Rutgers Model United Nations Conference. Commented advisor and History Department Chair Clark Thomson: “Smiles, laughter, research, discourse, collaboration, and consensus marked the four days at the conference.” According to Mr. Thomson, the MFS delegation dealt with topics that included… Read More
December 6, 2018

Research, Teaching, and Outreach: Investigating World Hunger Solutions through the MFS Global Challenge Project

By Sreehita Hajeebu ‘23 The annual seventh grade Global Challenge Project prompts students to design potential solutions for a UN Sustainable Development Goal. Sreehita Hajeebu ’23 was inspired by her experience on the Global Hunger project and continued her exploration of the subject in the following months. Here, Sreehita reflects on her findings and outlines… Read More
December 5, 2018

Beginnings Students and Parents Discover Music Education Through “Informances”

At the Preschool and Prekindergarten informances, students join their parents in the Lower School Music Room for a fun-filled session of shared rhythm and song. LS Music Teacher Joanna Stamper introduced the informances three years ago, and they have since become key events in the Beginnings arts curriculum. “It gives children and their grownup an… Read More
December 5, 2018

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