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Faculty & Staff News

  • Behind the scenes: prepping for HavARTford

    Did you know a member of our grounds crew also does collage? That our fine arts faculty have exhibited at prestigious galleries? Come to the opening of our inaugural HavARTford Faculty and Staff Exhibition on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall and see the myriad talents of our community. In this blog post, Lower School art teacher and exhibition coordinator Jenny Waring shares her inspiration for the exhibit, and talks about her own artistic philosophy.

  • Boys don't read ... ?

    By Karen Suter, Middle School learning specialist

    “Boys don’t read.” Parents, teachers, and the media commonly make this statement. However, at The Haverford School, boys do read. In the Lower School, they are excited about being able to read chapter books, and they talk with zeal about new books in their favorite series. By fifth grade, they are starting to share Young Adult (YA) fiction. In sixth grade, boys continue to recommend books to each other and to read with and for pleasure. But, there are some troubling national trends, and parents and educators can work together to keep boys on track to become successful young men.

  • Philadelphia Orchestra brings music to master class

    David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, recently led a master class at The Haverford School. He provided a musical lesson and critique of two students: Karl Eckert (cello), who performed Dvorak's "Cello Concerto, 1st Movement," and Matthew Chow (violin), who performed Bach's "Partita" in E Major. In this blog post, the School's Orchestra Director interviews Kim about his inspirations and talents.

  • February wellness challenge: fruits & veggies

    By Jeff Potter, Middle School physical education

    Haverford's Middle School Physical Education (PE) instructors are leading students, faculty, and staff on a series of monthly challenges with the goal of better health. February's challenge is to eat one fruit and one vegetable with lunch.

  • Headmaster Reflections: Klingenstein Center Fellowship

    By John Nagl, Ninth Headmaster

    While attending the Teacher's College of Columbia University, I find myself in the back of the classroom rather than at the head of it for the first time in fifteen years, since I earned my second Master's Degree at the Command and General Staff College in 2001.

  • In the spirit of service

    The year-old Middle School Service Club recently made more than 300 sandwiches for the Whosoever Gospel Mission in Germantown. The staff at Whosoever was incredibly moved and overwhelmed by the gesture, and the boys were proud and humbled. Here, English teacher and Middle School Service Club adviser Hannah Rupp shares the roots of the partnership, and her vision for its growth.

  • The complex art of poetry

    By Taylor Smith-Kan, Upper School English

    It takes incredible hard work and courage to stand in front of an audience of peers and recite challenging, figurative language, working to express the meaning and communicate the passion behind the words, all the while battling the nemesis of most of us: stage fright.

  • Headmaster John Nagl awarded Klingenstein Center fellowship

    Headmaster John Nagl has been awarded a fellowship to the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership’s 2016 Heads of Schools program at Teachers College, Columbia University. This distinguished honor, established in 1991, is granted to 20 heads of schools annually.

  • In simple terms, be nice: a lesson from Middle School hockey

    By Jay Greytok '83, Head of Middle School

    We have reached the official middle of the school year. Academically, most boys are doing well and athletically, we have several winning teams as well as a squash team competing for a national title. One recent Middle School game is noteworthy.

  • Life as a Revolutionary War soldier

    By Deb Gavin, third grade teacher

    As part of the third grade's unit of study on Colonial America, we introduce students to life as a Revolutionary War soldier. Using realia, including authentic artifacts, interviews with experts, and field trips, we help our boys gain deeper connection to the material. My son Ken, a historical re-enactor of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, comes to campus each year to demonstrate the garb, weapons, and responsibilities of a Revolutionary War soldier.


Thu Feb 11

Presidents' Day Weekend – begins at end of day

Tue Feb 16

Classes resume

Sat Feb 20

2016 Athletic Hall of Fame

Location: The Haverford School Field House

Book Fair

Location: Barnes & Noble in Devon
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Athletic Hall of Fame

Location: Field House
5:00 PM
Thu Feb 25

Speak Up!

Location: Wilson Hall, Ball Auditorium
7:00 PM
Fri Feb 26

Third & Fourth Form Winter Semi-Formal

Location: The Haverford School Field House
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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