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Cancellation of Annual Washington, DC Trip

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Dean Wang

April 16, 2020

FSS’s traditional 11th grade history field trip to Washington D.C. has recently been canceled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.  Brian Kors, the US History Department Chair, is the main organizer of the trip. He says, “I am sad that we will not be able to do the trip this year, b...

Interview with Michael Gary

Interview with Michael Gary

April 14, 2020

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Breaking News: FSS Changes Grading Policy for iSelectLearning

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Peter Ryan, Co-Editor in Chief

April 14, 2020

All final exams have been canceled for the 2019-20 school year at Friends Select School, according to an email sent to the senior class by Upper School Director Chris Singler on Monday. Chris also stated that the school’s grading policy has changed slightly due to the abrupt shift to iSelectLea...

Interview with Dean Wang

Interview with Dean Wang

April 12, 2020

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BREAKING NEWS: iSelectLearning Extended through End of Year

BREAKING NEWS: iSelectLearning Extended through End of Year

Peter Ryan

April 9, 2020

Friends Select School will not return to the school building this year, according to an email sent by Head of School Michael Gary on Thursday afternoon. Michael’s email states that “Friends Select will extend iSelectLearning through the end of the school year.” This email comes hours after Governor Tom Wolf’s...

BREAKING NEWS: PA Schools to Close for Remainder of School Year- Will FSS Follow?

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Peter Ryan and Annie Rupertus

April 9, 2020

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, CBS Local News, and ABC News, Pennsylvania public schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year, Governor Tom Wolf announced on Wednesday morning. This announcement comes as the state of Pennsylvania and the federal government continue to ta...

Breaking News: New Schedule Released for Week of April 13th

Breaking News: New Schedule Released for Week of April 13th

Annie Rupertus and Peter Ryan

April 8, 2020

In an email sent to the student body on Wednesday afternoon, Upper School Director Chris Singler announced major changes to the Upper School’s iSelectLearning schedule starting on Monday, April 13th.  According to Chris’ email, classes will now meet synchronously on a five-day schedule rather than...

Interview with Bill Klose

Interview with Bill Klose

April 7, 2020

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How Are Teachers Adapting to COVID-19?

Peter Ryan

April 6, 2020

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have disoriented every aspect of life at Friends Select: the school building is closed, classes only meet once a week, and all interactions take place online. This development has been especially hard on teachers, who must navigate this uncharted territory as lea...

Class Schedule to Change for Week of April 6th

Class Schedule to Change for Week of April 6th

Peter Ryan and Annie Rupertus

April 3, 2020

The school administration announced that additional online class periods have been added for next week due to the Good Friday holiday on April 10th. Classes previously scheduled to meet at 10:00 AM will not change times; however, classes that normally meet on days 3 and 4 will be given an extra period....