On Friday May 19, NFS held its ninth annual “Darfurnament,” a newcomb and dodge ball tournament, organized by our TASC (The Agents of Social Change) committee. This event was a fundraiser for two organizations; Darfur Human Rights Organization and School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA). Our 3rd–5th grade students organized teams to compete against one another while playing newcomb, and our 6th–8th grade students organized teams that competed against each other playing dodge ball. Despite the hot summer temperatures, everyone had a great time. This event is always a highlight of the year!
On Friday May 19th, the fourth grade classes hosted their State Fair. For this project, each student researched one of the 50 States. They have been working diligently for several months, (with the guidance and support of their teachers, Keela Fowler and Brianne Robbins) to gather and organize information about their state. For the big day, the students came dressed as a famous person that they had chosen to represent in honor of their state. Some of the famous people included golf champion Tiger Woods for California , daredevil Evel Knievel for Montana, actress Sandra Bullock for Virginia, Iditarod sled dog race champion Susan Butcher for Alaska, and Ilhan Omar, a member of Minnesota’s House of Representatives who is the first Somali American Muslim legislator elected to public office in the U.S.
Each student also designed a brochure that included details about industry, agriculture, tourist attractions, and geographic features found in their state. Additionally, they created a poster to display information and a video advertisement to attract visitors to their state.
After introducing themselves as the famous person and singing our National Anthem, the fourth graders then hosted family members and other NFS students in their classrooms to learn all about the states. Guests could take a copy of a brochure, watch the video ads, and find out much more by asking the presenters questions about their state.
An incredible amount of work went into this project, and the whole community loved learning from the students! Well done fourth grade!
Two members of the NFS Equestrian Team participated in the recent Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) in-house competition, held at George School on Friday, May 12th. They competed in Beginner Flat Walk/Trot and Walk/Trot/Canter events.
The seventh grade class is proud to present this year’s digital magazine, “The Daily 7th.” The magazine is a collection of feature articles conceived, pursued, and written entirely by their teenage authors. The students built the magazine from the ground up, conducting research, interviewing experts, and navigating the publishing platform. The students wrote about a wide range of topics. Some of the topics include the history of comic books, eating disorders, millennials, bees, school uniforms and dress codes, and video games’ effects on the human brain.
We hope that you enjoy this glimpse into the collective mind of the Class of 2018!