News & Announcements

Final Basketball Game

Congratulations to our basketball team for finishing their season with 4 wins and 3 losses. The final score in yesterday's game against Stratford Friends was 26-34. It was a tough way to end the season but we played well and gave it our all. Way to go FSH foxes on a well-played season.
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Valentine's Day Cards

Preschool melted some hearts by handing out homemade Valentine's Day cards to some @haverfordedu students who were studying in the library today. The students were so surprised and touched by this wonderful act of kindness. Happy Valentine's to all.
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Makerspace Grand Opening

Yesterday marked the grand opening of our new Makerspace with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, food, and student project demonstrations. Grades 3-8, faculty, property committee members, and friends joined us to celebrate.
We are beyond grateful to the organizations and people that helped us turn this idea into a reality. Thank you, Peter Evans and the SNAVE Foundation for the generous grant that funded this project as well as Terence Ryan, Ken Sands, Rod Wolfson, Michael Zimmerman, and all the members of our Property Committee, past and present, who worked tirelessly on both the vision and the details of this space. Thanks, too, to Courtney Wickware, our Science teacher, who has spent the beginning of her tenure here bringing this space to life and infusing it with an understanding of our school’s ethos. The Makerspace isn’t like any of the other classrooms at FSH, but it will, like all that happens here, inspire new ideas in our next generation of thinkers.
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Chinese New Year

We celebrated Chinese New Year on Saturday with our larger community including students, parents, and friends. The Philadelphia Suns started us off with a traditional lion dance performance. Children got to take an up-close look at the costumes and try out the drum and symbols. The gym was bustling with delicious food and activities. Happy Year of the Rat!
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Oakmont Fire Company Visit

Nursery School through Kindergarten students welcomed Firefighters John and Tim from the Oakmont Fire Company. Firefighter John shared fire safety tips with us. Some of the safety tips were: at school, stay with your class and follow teacher's directions; at home, have a family plan to evacuate in case of a fire, and know that firefighters are your friends. He also reminded us to change our smoke detector batteries when we change our clocks. Firefighter Tim demonstrated his firefighting safety equipment and had two friends try on gear and help in a demonstration. Students were excited to explore the fire truck up close and check out the inside. Everyone was thrilled to meet the Firefighters and learn about safety. Thank you, Firefighters John and Tim.
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Talent Show

Musicians, singers, circus performers, and comedians were just some of the wonderful acts that graced our stage at the annual FSH Talent Show. We are so proud of our students for showing great courage as they performed in front of an enthusiastic audience and we are grateful for those who supported them. We talk a lot about finding your voice at Friends School Haverford. Today's event was one of the many ways our students use that voice for good.
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Nursery and Grade 8 Partners

Everyone is gearing up for the upcoming talent show tomorrow. Nursery and grade 8 partners worked well together on their talent show act. They painted, drew pictures, and practiced singing their song. Look out for a bright yellow bus at the talent show.
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MathCounts Competitors

Four of our middle school students will be competing at the MathCounts Competition on Saturday, February 8. MathCounts is a national program that provides students in grades 6-8 the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers. The competition builds problem-solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person "bee" style contests. Our students have been working hard to improve their mathematical skills outside of class. We wish you all luck!
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Grades 3/4 Maker Space

3rd and 4th graders took their first trip to the Maker Space! In Literacy, students are studying fairytales, folktales, and tall tales. Tr. Courtney and Tr. Rae created a cross-curricular STEAM project on building a chair to support Goldilocks. Students worked collaboratively in small groups to brainstorm, plan, design, engineer, and reflect on creating Goldilocks’ chair; made of only ten pieces of paper and tape. On Friday, students will modify their original designs to improve on their first-round!
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Grades 5/6 Science

Grades 5/6 are building simples machines in science class. They could choose to make a pulley system, watermill, wind turbine, or lever out of recycled materials. They are working in groups and experimenting with different designs which they will soon present in our new maker space.
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