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Peace Day Programming at GFS; An Attempted Quaker Solution to the War in Ukraine

March 22, 2022

In light of the armed conflict that has recently emerged between Ukraine and Russia, GFS hosted ‘Peace Day with George Lakey’ to provide an opportunity to reflect on the meaning and application of the Quaker Peace Testimony during times of conflict. Normal classes were put on pause for the morning, and instead, students engaged in […]

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Interview with Ana Maria Archila

February 9, 2019

On September 28, 2018, Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher waited outside Senator Jeff Flake’s office to speak with him about his support Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Instead of engaging with the women Senator Flake rushed from his office to the elevator without stopping, so Archila blocked the elevator doors to confront […]

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SAT takes new shape for 2016

December 15, 2015

The College Board recently redesigned the SAT, and the redesigned test will first be proctored in March of 2016. The new test will align with the Common Core Standards — the controversial, nation-wide public school math and reading curriculum which David Coleman, the new President of the College Board, designed and implemented before taking over […]

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GFS Boys Soccer reaches first-ever state quarterfinal

December 15, 2015

2015 was not supposed to be a record-breaking season for Varsity Boys’ Soccer. As starting midfielder Andrea Berghella ‘16 says, “This year we weren’t expecting much; we didn’t even aim at making the playoffs at the beginning.” A few months prior to the start of preseason, GFS graduated six varsity players. The Tigers “thought this […]

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Athletics Department Kicks Off Leadership Training Series

October 26, 2015

GFS sports captains gathered at the Germantown Cricket Club for a leadership luncheon with Dr. Mario Moussa, for the first of 10 scheduled leadership meetings throughout the school year. The initiative was headed by Katie Bergstrom Mark, Director of Athletics. During this first session on September 3rd, students spoke with Dr. Moussa, parent of Ella and Bix […]

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GFS Enters Gmail Era

October 21, 2015

This fall, GFS students have noticed something different about their school emails: everything has changed. The idea to move on from the old FirstClass system was officially decided upon at the beginning of last school year, and Google Apps for Education was finally implemented over the summer. So far the transition has been smooth, and […]

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