Day: June 12, 2013

GFS Singers Shine at Singing City Concert

June 12, 2013

This past April, three talented GFS students performed with Singing City Choir in a the premiere performance of The Children’s March, composed by Andrew Bleckner. Madeline Addis ’14, Marielle Issa ’15, and Jeung Lee ’14 were three of five teenage soloists for the performance. The Children’s March, an unstaged opera, told the previously unknown story […]

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Tiger Treats falters after slow spring start

June 12, 2013

This spring, the addition of healthier foods to the Tiger Den inspired another healthy food initiative, Tiger Treats, that helped fuel athletes during the spring sports season. The stand, located at Fields, was run by Samirand Catering, a business owned by Miranda Kany, wife of GFS faculty member Sam Mcllvain. Kany and GFS athletics collaborated […]

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Rhoades begins road to retirement

June 12, 2013

After thirty-two years of teaching, Bob Rhoades is preparing for his retirement by semi-retiring starting next year. Rhoades will only teach part time and be relieved of homeroom, study hall, clean-up and other similar duties. He will, however, continue to oversee the Human Rights Group. Rhoades said, “For me part time opens up space in […]

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New club on the block: Model UN

June 12, 2013

At its first conference, members of the recently formed GFS Model UN club played the roles of various historical figures from the year 1948, discussing Israeli Palestinian issues. Peter Jarka-Sellers ’15, one of the founding members of Model UN, said, “It’s really cool to respond to things as real people.” At a second conference, the […]

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Are auditions paradoxical in a Quaker setting?

June 12, 2013

One trademark of the GFS community is its inclusiveness. GFS rarely compares its students subjectively or calls upon them to demonstrate their skill in order to participate in a certain group, but with Choir and A Cappella auditions, joining is determined by ability to sing, and sing well. Since GFS is an inclusive community, selection […]

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Community Day comes with a side of controversy

June 12, 2013

This year marked the second ever all-Upper School Community Day. Classes were canceled on a slightly rainy Friday; 9th through 12th graders were sorted into groups, and were sent out for a morning of volunteering in the Germantown Community. Many students had positive experiences. Caryn Miller ’13 said, “I worked at the Boys and Girls […]

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