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Omar Fetouh 92 receives promotion at WBFO
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WBFO-FM 88.7 has promoted EFS alumnus Omar Fetouh ’92 from program host/reporter to assistant news director. His responsibilities now include coordinating reporting assignments and managing the station’s web content and social media sites.

 
Hot Topic
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bettina Martinez-Hackert, PhD, a volcanologist, professor, and EFS mom, offered a unique opportunity to an audience of EFS parents and students to “ask anything about volcanoes that they could possibly think of” during a Parent Council Speaker Series event on February 9. She was joined by her husband Jorge Bajo, a geographer and lecturer.

 
No Bones about It
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Why did the moose cross the road? To get to Elmwood Franklin! Educators from Earth Spirit recently brought in the cleaned bones of a moose that had been found as road kill in Algonquin Park in Canada—and although it was a juvenile moose, it had likely once weighed as much as 2000 lbs. and stood up to seven feet tall.

 
Thinking Cap
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
When EFS eighth graders visited the New Era Cap Company to learn about the creative process behind the company’s super popular line of caps and headwear, the field trip went way beyond just seeing and hearing—students worked in groups directly with the company’s team of designers to actually create their own custom caps. Started in 1920
 
Update from the Board President and the Head of School
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

As we reach the mid-point of the school year, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on some of the things we’ve accomplished, some of the things we’re working on, and some of the things we’re excited about.

 
Chess Mates
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

On Wednesday afternoons after school, retired chess master and EFS dad Dr. Leonid Khinkis leads a group of second graders in a noble pursuit: the game of chess. His course, which is running weekly from November to April, is provided free of charge to a limited number of students. Each week, students are instructed in the rules and strategies of game play and then put that learning into practice through matches that they play, record, and analyze.

 
New Year, New Faces
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Three children joined the Beginners program recently through the new January admission option. This option accommodates students whose birthdays fall after the regular September 1 cut-off but who have turned three by December 31. These young students, who will remain in the Beginners program for the following year, benefit from an extra half-year of enriched, Reggio Emilia inspired learning.

 
Name that Noun
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Here’s an uncommon way to learn about common nouns: a QR code scavenger hunt. Fifth graders scanned the school for QR code tags placed in the halls and lobby. When they scanned the codes with their iPads, they read either “common noun” or “proper noun.” Students then had to identify a noun from the surrounding area that fit the label. Back in the classroom, they compiled all the nouns they found from each category and compared results.

 
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