The Falcon

Interview with Susan Cates, CEO of ACUE

Interview with Susan Cates, CEO of ACUE

Peter Ryan

May 18, 2020

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Interview with Annie Rupertus ’21

Interview with Annie Rupertus '21

Peter Ryan

May 18, 2020

https://www.mixcloud.com/fssfalcon/interview-with-annie-rupertus-21/ ...

Breaking News: PA Stay-at-Home Order Extended to June 4th

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Annie Rupertus

May 8, 2020

Pennsylvania’s stay-at-home order will be extended to June 4th, Governor Wolf announced last night. The order was originally set to expire today, May 8th. For all counties still in the red phase (including Philadelphia County), the order is exactly the same as the original April 1st order. New orders...

Interview with Dr. Philip Pearson

Interview with Dr. Philip Pearson

May 4, 2020

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Interview with Chris Ryan, Editorial Director of The Ringer (4/28)

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May 4, 2020

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Student Reactions to Distance Learning

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Annie Rupertus

May 4, 2020

It’s been seven weeks now since Friends Select closed its doors and transitioned to online learning because of the coronavirus pandemic, and students won’t be going back to 17th and Race any time soon. After a few different schedule iterations, FSS’s iSelectLearning program  has established a solid...

Margaret Smith: Working with the City

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Silas Mohr

April 28, 2020

Margaret Smith has worked at Friends Select as a teacher, administrator, and advisor. Before she started in her newest position, Director of City Curriculum, she taught tenth and twelfth grade history. She is also an advisor for a group of seniors. In the spring of 2019, she shifted from an Upper S...

Breaking News: Graduation Update

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Peter Ryan

April 27, 2020

Graduation has been tentatively rescheduled for July 25th, according to an email Upper School Director Chris Singler sent to the senior class on Monday. The school administration currently expects to hold the rescheduled ceremony in the Race Street Meetinghouse, with a postponement date of August 8th. A t...

#iselectlearning Math and Science

#iselectlearning Math and Science

Math & Science Faculty

April 23, 2020

In Celebration of FSS’s Annual April Math/ Science Symposium, and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, our Math and Science faculty have compiled some fun activities for you and your families while at home.   Enjoy! Check out this Bar of Soap Video Rube Goldberg Challenge!  See...

For the Love of the Game: New baseball coach David Semel helps players during Covid-19

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Alec Kane

April 20, 2020

Even in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic, new Friends Select baseball coach David Semel is doing his best to keep some normalcy in the lives of his players. David seemingly has an impossible job, trying to coach a new team while still adhering to the social distancing guidelines. The new season started out st...

Senior Trip Cancellation

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Max Rayborn

April 20, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, 52 seniors with an $8000 budget are struggling to piece together a final trip to close out their senior year. With the uncertainty surrounding the global coronavirus crisis growing everyday, the original plan for an early May senior trip will not happen. The...

Student Reactions to DIICE Postponement

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Akhilesh Khambekar

April 16, 2020

DIICE was initially scheduled for the 13th of March, the last day of in-person classes at Friends Select, before being postponed indefinitely. This change was made to allocate time for classes to meet and better prepare students for distance learning. Upper School students were united in support of th...