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Gnu Stories, the SSFS all-school newsletter, is sent bi-weekly on Fridays during the school year, and features stories that provide families with a snapshot of school life at SSFS and connects them to the wider community. 

Learn More: Weekly Division Newsletters

Spring Traditions Continue (and Return)! 

Gnu Stories: Highlights from the SSFS Community

Senior Passion Project Presentations: June 1

Join us (virtually) on June 1, from 6:30-8:45 PM, as seven members of the Class of 2022 present their Senior Passion Projects. Grounded in experiential and project-based learning, and with inquiry, reflection, and action at the core of its mission, Senior Passion Projects affords participants the opportunity to sample a potential career, serve the community, or explore a deep personal interest. The experience culminates in this reflective presentation.

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Our People. Our Planet Day

On May 16, SSFS participated in our annual all-school Our People, Our Planet Day, where we celebrated the vast array of different cultures and identities within our community and raised awareness about ways to better steward our campus and planet. We began with an all-school assembly (virtual), followed by service projects on campus. We closed out the day with opportunities for sharing and connection, as students grouped themselves in two concentric circles, sharing responses to various questions about their culture and identity with the student across from them. 

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End of Year All-School Assembly

On May 26, the Upper School gathered in the PAC with LS and MS classrooms and advisories joining virtually for the 2022 End of year assembly. Upper School Torch clerk William Henderson introduced the new Torch clerk for 2022-23, Clara Shapiro, and we enjoyed both live and pre-recorded performances and slideshows, including the celebration of the senior class. The assembly ended with a rousing all-school sing-along of the George Fox Song! 

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Upper School Musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

Congratulations to our Upper School student actors, singers, dancers, musicians, stagecrew members, choreographers, and directors on their amazing recent performances at the Upper School Musical ("You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown") and Dance and Music Spring Concert. Both productions were fun and uplifting ways to light up the PAC stage once again with live, in-person performances that showcased the talents of our students.

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Upper School Dance and Music Concert

Congratulations to our Upper School student actors, singers, dancers, musicians, stagecrew members, choreographers, and directors on their amazing recent performances at the Upper School Musical ("You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown") and Dance and Music Spring Concert. Both productions were fun and uplifting ways to light up the PAC stage once again with live, in-person performances that showcased the talents of our students.

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Visioning Day: THANK YOU!

We are so grateful to all who participated in SSFS Visioning Day on Saturday, May 14! Over 150 parents, students, faculty, staff, trustees, and alumni came together to collaborate on the School's vision and strategic priorities to be outlined in our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, "Going Places, Together." 

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Upcoming Dates: SSFS All-School Events

Memorial Day:
NO SCHOOL

Memorial Day:
No Classes Dorm Open

Senior Passion Project Presentations
Senior Passion Presentations: Webinar Link

Strawberry Cowbake;
1:00 PM Early Release Day

Senior Graduation Rehearsal and MFW

Class of 2022 Graduation
Info for 5th, 8th and 12th Grade Events

GnuStories: Previous Articles

Division-Specific Newsletters: The Week Ahead

Division-specific newsletters are emailed to SSFS families each Sunday afternoon during the school year and posted on the division-specific home pages on the Parent Portal. These newsletters provide messages from division heads and "must-know" calendar information about upcoming events for the week. 

Parents and guardians must log in to the Parent Portal to access the division-specific home pages where the newsletters are posted.

Please Note: Only SSFS parents have access to the links above. SSFS employees may access the division-specific newsletters via the employee portal page.