For the better part of the spring term, the 1st grade class has been hard at work on their traditional end-of-year unit known as the Model Farm Project. This cross-curricular unit ties together language arts, social studies, and math concepts developed over the course of the school year. As a fun way to wrap up the Model Farm Project, the 1st graders took a trip to Howell Living History Farm.
Longtime friend of PFS Kathryn “Kitsi” Watterson visited PFS on May 19th to speak with 4th to 8th graders about her not-yet-released book, I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton. Her visit was a fitting culmination of the year’s thematic focus on Roots & Routes.
The fifteen-year-long partnership between Princeton Friends School and the Noor-Ul-Iman School deepened further during the week of May 15th through two events – a first-ever joint PFS/NUI 8th grade trip to the United Nations, and a return visit to PFS by graduating NUI 12th graders who spoke to students and faculty on the theme of Truth Over Fear: Countering Islamophobia.
“For the past fifteen years, and especially In these times,” remarked PFS Head of School Jane Fremon, “this partnership between our two schools is perhaps the most important thing we have done in preparing students for the world they are inheriting.” Princeton’s Town Topics covered both events. To read the full story, click here.
PFS alum Sahmara Cherise Spence Rogers's open letter to President Donald Trump was featured in the Friends Journal's fourth annual Student Voices Project. The project brought in letters from 290 middle and high school students from 15 schools and educational venues in seven different U.S. states and two foreign countries. We're so proud that Sahmara's letter was selected as one of the 30 honorees whose submissions are featured in the May issue.
We're so proud of our graduating class! They are thinkers and artists, mathematicians and scientists. They are trail runners and mountain bikers, performers, dancers and musicians. They revel in their abilities to converse in Chinese or Spanish, work thoughtfully and joyfully with younger students, collaborate to solve problems, and care deeply about social justice and the world we live in. They are Princeton Friends School graduates!
The lucky schools that these students will move on to are: The George School; Hopewell Valley Central High School; The Lawrenceville School; Miss Porter's School; Peddie School; The Pennington School; Princeton Day School; Solebury School; and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School. Congratulations!