A Fox Named Star, Next-to-New, and Homecoming Recap

A Fox Named Star

After reviewing nearly 500 names from members of the Sidwell Friends community, on Sat., Oct. 19 Head of School Bryan Garman announced the name of the new Sidwell Friends mascot — Star the Fox! Submitted by many, Star was selected as a reminder to everyone to aim high and to follow the shining light. Good thing the fox logo looks like a star too! Among the many names submitted:  George, Sid, Frankie, Felly, Zorro, Kit, Ashe, Fantastic, Sly, Red(d), Integrity, Pax, Fred, Lux, Swiper, Tommy, and Roxie. Congratulations to the winning entries. View photos here.

A Fantastic Homecoming Week

Spirit Week filled the Upper School (read Mamadou's letter) all week, complete with special dress days, games, speakers, a pep rally and Quaker Community Day. On Sat., Oct. 19, alumni returned to campus, student groups served food and treats, people saw the future Upper School, and shoppers descended in droves to the Next-to-New Sale. And most importantly, our six teams competed with great strength and integrity! Congratulations to the varsity volleyball, field hockey, boys soccer, girls soccer, girls tennis, and football teams for outstanding games. Click here to view the scoreboard.

Next-to-New (Last Chance Is Today)

Deals were found all weekend long:  toys, furnishings, home goods, clothes, shoes, sporting equipment, books and more books! All to benefit financial aid at Sidwell Friends. Click here for more about the last day.

More School News

National Issues, Local Impact

The Upper School elective "Metropolitan Policy and the DMV" leads Upper Schoolers to find the problems in their own town—and inspires them to find equitable, ethical solutions. 

Attention, All Superwomen!

In a Conversation with Friends, Adama Konteh Hamadi ’04 and Helen Li ‘04 discuss how to put away the cape, live intentionally, and find clarity and purpose in chaotic times.

The Tides of March

A new approach to minimester meant that the 5th grade got immersed in the study of water.

Uniting Against Anti-Asian Violence

Together let us hold in the Light the victims of last night’s Atlanta area murders. Their families and communities have our deepest sympathies. Sidwell Friends School wholly condemns this violence and deplores the ongoing racism committed against Asian Americans.

Uniting Against Anti-Asian Racism

Sidwell Friends has an obligation to confront and teach this history and unequivocally condemns the ongoing presence of anti-Asian racism.  As a Quaker school, we must eliminate hate, deepen understanding, and promote unity in diversity.