News & Announcements

FSH Summer Camp

This week FSH Campers are engaged in fun activities such as tie-dying, water play, crafts, and trips to the Smith Playground and the climbing tree at Haverford College.
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NAIS Institute for New Heads Conference

Tr. Liza attended the NAIS Institute for New Heads which supports new heads of school by teaching them the fundamentals of school governance, finance, legal issues, advancement, and diversity initiatives. Participants learn about their individual leadership style, gain practical knowledge of experienced heads, and build a network of peer support. This year's conference took place at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Tr. Liza is one of our many faculty that attended professional development conferences this summer.
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Honey extraction

Beekeeper Eli St. Amour is back at FSH with two apprentices from Haverford College, showing them the ropes of beekeeping and overseeing a honey extraction. Yesterday, our campers had a chance to sample delicious, fresh honey and learn about the importance of honeybees. Eli will be back throughout the summer doing more extractions.
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Maker Space

Carpenters have been working on our new Maker Space this summer getting ready for the grand opening when school returns. The floors are laid, walls and ceilings are up and freshly painted, a new sink and projector are installed. We are excited about our new space where creativity will abound.
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Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony

The 8th-grade graduation was a beautiful ceremony with moving speeches from our graduates, school committee clerk, and song from grade 5/6. After receiving their certificates, we all enjoyed cake and celebrated with family, teachers, and friends. We wish our graduates all the best.
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Sierpinski Triangle

A Sierpinski Triangle is a fractal based on an equilateral triangle, made by dividing the triangle into four smaller triangles and removing the central triangle and then repeating for each of the three remaining triangles. If you repeat this process forever, you get a fractal. 7th and 8th graders created a 3D version of the Sierpinski triangle called a tetrahedron. Check it out!
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Heritage House Water Play

Heritage House students enjoyed water play together as part of their end of year celebrations. They had a bike wash station, water tables, and were sprayed under the hose.
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Calvin and Hobbes

Meet Calvin and Hobbes—two Russian Tortoises who live in Teacher Tippi’s room. A few weeks ago, the students in Service Club learned how important it is that the tortoises spend time outside. As an act of kindness to our animal friends, the group took Calvin and Hobbes outside on the first really warm Spring day. The tortoises had such a great time exploring that it was decided that their outings need to be a regular event! While out at recess, curious students from preschool through 8th grade gathered together to spend time with Calvin and Hobbes and ask many amazing questions about their diet, bodies, habitat, and behaviors. Everyone had a great time enjoying this outing—especially the tortoises!
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Kindergarten Art Show

The Kindergarten class enjoyed art so much that they explored the impressionists as their end of the year study. Students learned about Monet, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Mary Cassatt. They discovered that the artists enjoyed painting outside as they walked to the pond at Haverford College to see how it feels to create pictures on a beautiful sunny day. This study connected their love of nature that they have been immersed in throughout the year. It also helped in understanding that master painters spent their lives doing what they loved, no matter what other people said about their work at the time. Kindergarten created their own outdoor art museum and invited their families to enjoy their artwork displayed outside and an end of year party.
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