First Debates of the Year
The Sidwell Friends Middle School Debate team hosted the first DC Urban Debate League tournament of the 2015/16 school year on Saturday. The tournament had debaters from fourteen schools from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The SFS team featured 10 teams of three for Parliamentary debate and three teams of two for the leagues first ever Public Forum debate. The Sidwell Friends teams fared very well, with all three Public Forum teams going undefeated with a record of 3-0, coming in first, second, and fourth. In the Parliamentary category, where Sidwell Friends sported a majority of first time debaters, the team took the first place trophy overall, going undefeated for the tournament. Every Sidwell Friends team won at least one match in this tournament, a terrific feat considering the number of first time debaters. Congratulations to all of the debaters!
—Burt Nadler, Middle School Social Studies teacher
The Sidwell Friends senior took home the title—and a lot more.
A student-proposed, hands-on class examines an imperfect science—and how it impacts the legal system.
The student performers of the Upper School Dance Ensemble performed on February 6 for their family, friends, and classmates. We are proud of their talent, dedication, and the community that supports them.
The Upper School EJC Day on January 31 featured keynote speaker Natalie Randolph '98, director of Equity Justice, and Community. The day featured wellness activities to promote mental health and student-led workshops to explore identity.
Lions are not typically vegetarians. With one notable exception: the lion that performed in front of the Sidwell Friends community during the Lunar New Year celebration on January 26. To help kick off the Year of the Rat, that lion enjoyed a hearty vegan meal.