Sandy Spring Friends School



Welcome Home, Alumni and Friends!
June 10-12, 2022

We can't wait to see you back on campus for Alumni Weekend 2022!

Join us! Please mark your calendar to join us on campus for an in-person Alumni Weekend. We’re going all out this year! Not only are we planning to recognize those with reunions ending in 2s and 7s, but we are so excited to celebrate SSFS's 60th Anniversary! 

As we look ahead to June 2022, we are planning to host a series of in-person events as safely as possible. Please know that we will remain vigilant to changing health conditions and large group gatherings from the Maryland department of health due to COVID-19. If said guidelines become more restrictive, we will share alternate plans to celebrate the weekend virtually.

Tobi Goss '10
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
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Alumni Weekend Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.


Friday, June 10, 2022

Time Event

7:00 p.m. EDT

Virtual Alumni Mentoring Program Introduction                                                                      

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Time Event
10:00 a.m. EDT  

Registration and Welcome Back to the SSFS Campus
Brick pillars by Lower School parking lot & Entrance to the New Upper School

10:00 - 12:00 p.m. EDT

SSFS 'Beest Spirit Wear Pop Up Shop
Yarnall Lobby & Online
We are excited to offer SSFS gear  for alumni and friends to purchase so you can proudly show your school pride. Get your Sandy Spring gear and show your ‘Beest spirit!  *Shipping is unavailable at this time.
Purchase SSFS Gear

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. EDT

Meeting For Worship
SSFS Campus Meeting House
Please join us for a Meeting For Worship on the campus of SSFS. We are looking forward to celebrating our community in this special way, and holding in the Light our alumni and friends who have passed on.

11:45 - 2:45 p.m. EDT

Upper School Building Tours
Upper School Building
Tours will be available to those who are interested in seeing the new building. Tours will last 30-40 minutes and will be led by our wonderful student and parent volunteers.

Tours leave at the following times from the front (parking lot side) of the Upper School. You do not need to sign up for a specific time.
12:00 pm • 12:30 pm • 1:00 pm • 1:30 pm • 2:00 pm • 2:30 pm

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Strawberry Cowbake
Blacktop between the new Upper School Building and Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Join us for our traditional Strawberry Cowbake with alumni and friends!  Bim Schauffler '74 will be on the grill cooking up some of his famous steaks. Fresh strawberries and whipped cream, you won't want to miss out!
*gluten free and vegan options available*  

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT US & 60th Celebration Ceremony
Upper School Building
Join us for  a beautiful celebration of our 60th year, taking place at our new Upper School building. Our program includes speeches by  current Head of School Rodney Glasgow and former Head of School Tom Gibian and , a moment to remember meaningful SSFS songs through the years, and a toast to our bright future.
4:00 p.m. EDT

The Sixth Annual SBP Memorial Concert: Panorama Jazz Band Party with Ben Schenk '81
Sidewalk in front of the Performing Arts Center (PAC)
The Panorama Jazz Band has been making a party in New Orleans and beyond since 1995.  Founded by Ben (John) Schenck '81, this all-unplugged jazz combo plays music from New Orleans as well as the Caribbean, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.  Ben is thrilled to bring the gang up to Maryland and show them where and who he comes from.

5:30 p.m. EDT

Food Trucks
Lower School Parking Lot
Join us for a food truck party with All Fired Up Pizza and Breaking the Borders to celebrate Alumni Weekend alongside friends and to delight your taste buds with some delicious food.
*gluten free and vegetarian options available*

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. EDT                                                                                                                                      

Black Alumni Affinity Group Get Together
On-campus House, Hedgecroft. Current residence of Kwame Darko '98 & Sarah Henson-Darko
Please join the SSFS Black Alumni Affinity Group for an evening of connection and discussion. There is no set agenda. It is meant to be a connecting, sharing, discussing space for those identifying as Black.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Time Event
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. EDT Meeting For Worship with the Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting                                                                                                          
Sandy Spring Meeting House

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Reunion Celebrations by Class Year

Volunteers are needed! As with all Reunions, we need your help to ensure that Alumni Weekend is designed with you and your classmates in mind. To help with the planning effort for class-specific events or as a class leader, please contact Tobi Goss.

2019 Alumni Weekend Photos