The Falcon

Preparations for National QuizBowl

Preparations for National QuizBowl

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Friends Select QuizBowl veteran Rudyard Lynch ('19) prepares for his final national tournament, and reflects on his experiences working with other players and teachers to create a successful program at FSS.

DIICE Day at Friends Select School 2019

DIICE Day at Friends Select School 2019

Victor Pan, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

DIICE Day at Friends Select School 2019 On March 14th 2019, students and faculty from Friends Select Upper School ran a day-long program--the Day of Inclusivity, Intersectionality, Community, and Equity (DIICE)-- to talk about issues related to diversity in our school and society. DIICE was organ...

2019 FSS Auction

2019 FSS Auction

Muqi Guo, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

On March 15th, Friends Select School hosted an auction night at Logan Hotel to raise money that goes toward the annual fund. As the biggest fundraiser of the year, the auction had many items sponsored by companies or teachers. The money raised will be distributed to sports, curricular development and many...

Course Offerings: 2019/2020

Course Offerings: 2019/2020

Mary Denham, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

There are sixteen exciting new courses coming to Friends Select in the 2019-2020 school year. To give readers some information about what’s happening next year and refresh their memories of course offerings, Erin Pratt offered her insight about new classes and teachers coming to FSS next year. Of...

One of Our Newest Math Teachers: Sarah Kelley

One of Our Newest Math Teachers: Sarah Kelley

Angelica Scotto, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Sarah Kelly is one of the newest staff members at Friends Select School and is already in involved with many things around the community. Along with having established the reputation of being an excellent math teacher, Sarah Kelley is a ninth grade advisor, the diversity club advisor, head of the math ...

Students Across the City (And Globe) Strike to Protest Climate Change

Students Across the City (And Globe) Strike to Protest Climate Change

Ashley Ryan

April 6, 2019

On March 15, 2019, millions of students around the world walked out of school to protest inaction by political leaders on climate change. Started in Sweden last August by a 15-year-old girl as a one-person strike, the movement has spread across Europe and the globe. March 15 was a major event for the movement, ...

Behind the Curtain of Student Government

Behind the Curtain of Student Government

Muqi Guo, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Every Monday, you see a group of students cramming into the lunchroom by the coffee corner, hijacking chairs across the floor and closing the door, as if a secret meeting is being convened. They are not a bunch of students organizing a riot against the cafeteria--quite the opposite, they are dedicate...

Director of Equity and Inclusion: Toni Graves Williamson

Director of Equity and Inclusion: Toni Graves Williamson

Angelica Scotto, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

For the 2018-2019 school year, Friends Select School established a new position, Director of Equity and Inclusion, and hired Toni Graves Williamson to fill the new role. During the 2017-18 academic year, Naté Hall worked part-time as the Diversity Coordinator and worked to make our school a m...

SEPTA Key Transition Leaves Many Students Confused

SEPTA Key Transition Leaves Many Students Confused

Ashley Ryan, Photographer, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

Anyone who rides SEPTA has no doubt seen evidence of the new SEPTA Key fare system - new turnstiles at stations, fare vending machines, and readers on buses, as well as significant advertising, but are students aware of how this new fare system will impact them? Is SEPTA providing enough informa...

Student Concern over School Strike for Climate

Peter Ryan, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

At 12:00pm on Friday, March 15, a sizable portion of Friends Select School’s upper school community walked out of our front door with no plans to return until the Monday morning. Of course, that was not without reason. Like thousands of fellow students across the globe, Friends Select students partici...

Where are the Falcons in the world?

Where are the Falcons in the world?

Yiming ( Victor ) Pan, Reporter. Editor.

March 6, 2019

Where are the Falcons in the world? Founded in 1833, Friends Select School has fostered the development and growth of countless students for almost two hundred years. Generation after generation, our alumni practice what they have learned here in their day-to-day work, bettering their communities an...

InterSession 2019: China

InterSession 2019: China

Matin Yaqubi, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

China is the InterSession theme for the 2018-19 academic year, and this year there are major changes in the program, including heavy student leadership in planning the week-long experience. Each year at the end of the first semester, the FSS Upper School students and faculty put together week-long spec...