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Middle School Camp Speers Trip

Middle school students headed off to Camp Speers in the Pocono Mountains today for an overnight team-building experience. They will participate in canoeing, climbing, archery, hiking, and enjoy s’ mores. Team building is an important component in our social curriculum for establishing a culture of kindness.
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First Day of School

Yesterday was an exciting first day back to school. Students arrived full of enthusiasm and curiosity, ready to start the new school year. Old friends joyfully reunited with each other and bonds with new friends are already beginning to develop. Middle students enjoyed some get to know you games while open house mornings in nursey-kindergarten classrooms were welcoming and enjoyed by students as well as parents. We are thrilled to have our classrooms filled with so many enthusiastic learners and look forward to a wonderful year ahead!
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Welcome New Faculty

Yesterday was orientation day for new faculty. We are thrilled to have Lauren Berman (Kindergarten), Rae Fishman (Grades 3/4), Lori Sinitzky (Grades 1/2), Rob McClung (Middle School English), Marie Hawley (Support Coach), Brooke Averick (Heritage House Assistant Teacher), Marie Hawley (Support Coach) Natalie Roche (Support Coach) , and Courtney Marro (Science Teacher) join our faculty and community this year.
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Get Your Teach On Conference

Tr. Lauren attended @GetYourTeachOn, a four-day immersive conference in Dallas, TX where she learned from some of the biggest trailblazers in the education field. The conference focused on student engagement with equal parts of fun and academic rigor. Tr. Lauren is excited to bring some of the MAGIC back to the classroom.
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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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