School Life

Get to Know Your Grad #13

Posted On: 6/7/2017 2:42 PM
With warmth, kindness, vision, and voice, Julia brings out the best in her classmates by being her best self. She has been the Class of 2017’s motivator and muse, the group’s catalyst and core, and a friend to all. Julia’s talents shine through, also casting light on those around her...
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Get to Know Your Grad #12

Posted On: 6/7/2017 2:39 PM
Whether he’s in the classroom or on the basketball court, Chris conducts himself with conscientious competence, leveraging a combination of care and skill into all-school success. Science, math, and basketball have been Chris’s primary passions at MPFS... 
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Get to Know Your Grad #11

Posted On: 6/2/2017 1:56 PM
When Jack came to MPFS as a 7th grader, he served as the final piece of the puzzle that completed the Class of 2017. He was a perfect fit, connecting at all points through his intellectual contributions, his compassion for classmates, and his seriously silly side...  
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Get to Know Your Grad #10

Posted On: 6/2/2017 1:55 PM
Take a quick look through the MPFS photo gallery from sporting events in recent years and you’ll get a good picture of Jay, literally and figuratively. Photographing Jay playing soccer or basketball (or running anywhere) is like scoring on an empty net—almost too easy... 
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Get to Know Your Grad #9

Posted On: 6/2/2017 1:43 PM
To say that Casper has been part of the MPFS community for his entire life is an understatement. Sure, he’s a Pre-K through 8th grade “lifer” and the longest-tenured member of the Class of 2017, but Casper’s start even predates his birthdate. Rewind to a long-ago school trip to Bear Creek...
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STEAM Week at MPFS 2017

Posted On: 5/26/2017 11:21 AM
Each year, students at Media-Providence Friends School participate in a cross-curricular, project-based STEAM Week. While STEAM education is a part of the curriculum year round at MPFS, this weeklong intensive offers a students a special experience unlike anything else...
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Get to Know Your Grad #8

Posted On: 5/25/2017 12:46 PM
If it’s about math, Lucas will likely offer an opinion, a theorem, or a solution. “Lucas is unlike any math student I’ve had in 17 years of teaching,” says T. Jen. “In class, he’ll tell me that he couldn’t sleep the night before because he was thinking about math ideas and number concepts. That’s not typical!”...
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Get to Know Your Grad #7

Posted On: 5/25/2017 12:37 PM
Amid commotion by the often vocal, opinionated, and strong-minded Class of 2017, Sherisse demonstrates quiet, impactful leadership by example. “In both [this year’s and last year’s] middle school musicals, Sherisse did a lot to hold the cast together,” says T. Stefanie, music teacher...
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Get to Know Your Grad #6

Posted On: 5/25/2017 12:35 PM
Take an absent-minded professor and hand him a basketball, a microphone, and a stat sheet, and you’ll get a good approximation of Jake. Like many of his peers, he enjoys sports, video games, hanging out with his friends, and YouTube. Less typically, Jake excels in writing and information recall, and as a performer and orator...
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Get to Know Your Grad #5

Posted On: 5/19/2017 7:01 PM
An MPFS Class of 2017 “lifer” who also calls our Head of School “Dad,” Margot was part of the school community even before she started as a Pre-K 3 student, first on campus in a baby carrier. “The teachers are so available and the kids get to know each other so well. I’m glad I’ve been able to have that...”
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Get to Know Your Grad #4

Posted On: 5/19/2017 6:57 PM
Both an introspective student and an outgoing friend, Tom found his center as an MPFS middle schooler. “Education here is really rich and you get to learn a lot,” Tom says. “What I’ve learned at this school will help carry me through life...”
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Get to Know Your Grad #3

Posted On: 5/19/2017 6:52 PM
“Whatever I’m doing, I try to put my best effort into it,” says Aiden. Whether presenting a project, performing in a theatrical production, or playing sports, he brings energy, passion, determination, ingenuity, and a strong sense of responsibility to each and every endeavor...
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Get to Know Your Grad #2

Posted On: 5/12/2017 1:15 PM
One of three MPFS “lifers” among 2017 graduates, Reece determines that the accomplishment of which he’s most proud is “how much I’ve learned in science.” T. Daryl, Reece’s science teacher from 4th to 8thgrade, has appreciated and enjoyed Reece’s curiosity...
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The Sky's the Limit For Our MPFS Runners

Posted On: 5/10/2017 3:26 PM
This past Sunday marked the end of the spring Healthy Kids Running Series. Despite the wind, rain, and dropping temperatures, the HKRS faithful made the trek out to Rose Tree Park for one more spectacular event...
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Get to Know Your Grad #1

Posted On: 5/12/2017 1:14 PM
Conscientious, thorough, and dedicated, Natalie has prioritized her studies to great effect throughout her nine years at MPFS. Yet, she has also put forth time and effort to be a standout stage performer, as well as a caring class partner and caregiver to younger students...
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Students Create Green Cleaners for STEAM

Posted On: 5/2/2017 4:42 PM
As part of their STEAM Week activities, middle school students created all-natural cleaning agents in science. These natural "green" cleaners are better for the environment and easy to make at home...
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2nd Graders Send The Lorax to D.C.

Posted On: 4/28/2017 5:54 PM
Our 2nd graders have been a parent of a new, exciting project created by MPFS parent Cathy Spahr. The project is called “Send the Lorax to Washington” and aims to bring environmental awareness to members of Congress through the message of the Dr. Seuss classic tale The Lorax...
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"Going Green" STEAM Week Underway

Posted On: 4/26/2017 4:52 PM
Since starting our green-themed STEAM week last Friday, students have taken field trips (tagging plants at Glen Providence Park and clearing invasive plants at Newlin Grist Mill), presented at a celebratory Meeting for Worship...
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8th Graders Explore Costa Rica

Posted On: 4/20/2017 3:10 PM
Each year, our 8th graders enjoy a culminating trip to inspire lifelong service learning, expand their world view, immerse themselves in the Spanish language, and further bond with their peers and teachers as they complete their journey at MPFS...
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Opening the Window to Creativity at MPFS: Makerspace

Posted On: 3/14/2017 11:02 AM
The Makerspace is a classroom solely dedicated to encouraging students to innovate, problem-solve, and create. Our Give Campus campaign will help fund tools needed in the Makerspace...
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