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Haverford School boys and Timothy School students wave at camera

HAVERFORD TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Students at two local schools shared a special day together after spending the year corresponding as pen pals. The students first met face to face in the fall and then wrote each other letters over the course of the year. This was their second in-person visit. They have found they have a lot in common, like Haverford School's Chase and Timothy School's Zenia, who both love music. See the clip >

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Who's Building Philly: Tom Bentley '70

Bentley Homes‘ trajectory somewhat resembles that of the Baby Boom generation its founder Tom Bentley belongs to: He started out building townhouses on the Main Line right around the time his fellow Boomers were abandoning the places where they lived while in college for more comfortable digs in the ‘burbs. Then, as they grew older and more affluent, he started building bigger single-family residences there and in Chester County. Read the full profile of Tom Bentley '70 in Philadelphia Magazine > 

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middle school students gardening

Students participated in a morning of service and an afternoon of field games as part of Middle School Philip Bishop Day. Sixth graders worked on seeding, planting, and clean-up at Haverford's gardens and at the nearby Project HOME, Sharpe Park, and Gompers School. Form I students weeded and cleaned garden beds at Skunk Hollow Community Gardens, while Form II students went to Haverford Reserve for trail clean-up and tree planting.

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By Michael Reichert, consulting school psychologist

hen boys shut down and push everyone away, parents often become confused or upset. This can cause parents to pepper their son with questions, making it seem to the boy that their “need to know” is the real issue. Read the story, and register for Dr. Reichert's Best for Boys talk on May 8 >

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Coach Nostrant moves to Gilman to coach lacrosse

By Ty Xanders, Inside Lacrosse

John Nostrant, who has led Haverford (Pa.) for the past 28 years, will be announced as the next Gilman (Md.) head coach this week, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse. Nostrant notified his team Wednesday morning and will finish up the season with the Fords, currently ranked No. 11 nationally. Read the Inside Lacrosse story, and Gilman's announcement >

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Best for Boys with Michael Reichert

In a talk based upon his new book, How to Raise a Boy, Dr. Michael Reichert reviews what we know and what we are missing when it comes to raising our sons. Building on his research and clinical experience, as well as from other research in boyhood studies and interpersonal neuroscience, his perspective affirms the goodness of boys and offers a roadmap for all those who care for them.

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Haverford School lacrosse program hosts inaugural #10ve fundraiser and youth clinic  in memory of Kip Taviano ’13

The Haverford School lacrosse program will host the inaugural #10VE Lacrosse Celebration fundraiser and clinic on Saturday, May 4 on Sabol Field. All fundraising proceeds will go to the School’s James K. “Kip” Taviano ’13 Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2016 in memory of Kip

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Christian Ray is player of the year

By Matthew DeGeorge, Delco Times

On each wrist, Christian Ray carries a reminder of Dec. 29. On his right wrist is a tattoo of the date, the birthday of his mother, Sharon. His left wrist sports the remnants of a game on that date — against Cherokee High School in a holiday tourney at Widener, when the Haverford School forward went up for a dunk and came down awkwardly on his arm. Read the story >

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Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar shares experiences of George Washington’s escaped slave at 29th annual Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, a renowned historian, author, and lecturer, spoke at the 29th annual Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture, an endowed lecture series at The Haverford School, on April 10.

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consulting psychologist Michael Reichert on CBS This Morning

Consulting school psychologist Michael Reichert is featured on and CBS' "This Morning" on the heels of publishing his book, How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Raise Good Men. Reichert will speak at The Haverford School on May 8 as part of the School's Best for Boys Speaker Series.

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Seamus McCloskey pledges to Headstrong Foundation

By Bruce Adams,

The senior defender has been one of the defensive leaders for the Fords’ lacrosse team (7-3 as of April 8), and has pledged his ground ball stats during the 2019 lacrosse season to the HEADstrong Foundation. A fine all-around athlete, he also participates in winter track for the Fords. Off the field, McCloskey participates in many community service projects – for the past three summers, he has had the opportunity to travel to Haiti and help with building homes for an orphanage. Next spring, he will play lacrosse for Dickinson College. Read the story >

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Brendon-Jeremi Jobs Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs was interviewed on Have Your Say on Radnor Studio 21. He is interviewed by hosts Anne Minicozzi, founder of Community Breakfast of the Main Line and Diana Robertson, president of the Main Line NAACP. Jobs talks about being a first-generation immigrant’s son, details his career as an educator, and highlights his leadership of SEED. Jobs encourages people to engage in their own stories and to focus on concepts of community and belonging. Watch the interview >

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Pete Kathopoulis '04

By Peg DeGrassa, Delco Times

Eighty to 100 vehicles, from all over the tri-state area, go through Modern Auto Crafters, 7027 West Chester Pike, in a typical week. One of the largest shops of its kind on the east coast, Modern Auto Crafters offers body work, painting and collision work, as well as standard repairs. Vehicles often arrive in the worst condition, but when they leave their satisfied owners are usually driving out with smiles on their faces. Read the story >

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Indiana Jones playwright Timothy Bungeroth

By Brian B.,

The project was spearheaded by longtime IndyCast co-host Keith Voss, who conceived of the story's central macguffin and served as the team's executive producer. It was then relayed to playwright and producer Tim Bungeroth, who transformed that vision into a feature length screenplay. Finally, that screenplay was adapted for audio by Raiders Radio founder Alex Levitsky, who not only engineered the drama and its unique score but also voiced the role of its titular hero. Read the story >

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Dr. Jay Greytok talking to middle school boys

By Jay Greytok, for Main Line Today

Boys in middle school undergo the second greatest physiological and hormonal change in their lives next to birth. Impulse and instinct go hand in hand as our boys begin the process of learning to be adults. They want to be independent young men but struggle in their efforts to make their own plans, build healthy relationships, and respect the values and feelings of their friends. Finding the center in this process is often challenging and emotional. Here are some suggestions regarding what every middle school boy needs most from the adults in his home. Read the piece by Head of Middle School and Haverford School alumnus Jay Greytok >

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Alizé Carrère Cultural Ecologist and National Geographic Explorer

Upper School students heard from Alizé Carrère, a renowned cultural ecologist and National Geographic Explorer, as part of the William Edward Gwinn ’86 Memorial Science Lecture on March 14. Carrère shared her experiences documenting and researching climate change adaptation with students and faculty, and how innovation can fuel growth in a changing environment. 

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students performing mummification at Ancient Egypt Museum

Third-graders took an innovative twist on the study of ancient times in this year’s Ancient Egypt Museum. The event incorporated design thinking and coding, including a virtual version of the on-site museum that was visited by other Lower School students and parents. Third-graders also completed skits on mummification, pyramid building, and daily Egyptian life.

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Morgan Properties, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing multifamily investors, announced it officially ranks as Pennsylvania’s largest multifamily owner and operator following its historic portfolio acquisition of 10 apartment communities with 4,130 apartments spanning Philadelphia and Northern Virginia. Read the story about Jonathan Morgan '03 >

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language award winners

Haverford School students competed in the Montgomery County Association of Teachers of Foreign Language Oral Proficiency Contest, with two young men earning medals. The competition is open to students throughout Montgomery County and consists of several rounds of interviews in the languages of Spanish, French, Japanese, German, and French. 

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Students are national medalists

Two students are National Medalists, after a judging event in New York City on March 13. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards previously recognized 18 Haverford School students for outstanding creative work. Yan Graf, Form V, nabbed a national Gold Key for “European Migration: The View from North Africa." Toby Ma, Form V, earned a national Silver Key for his painting "At the Ruins."

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Toby Ma is student of the week

A junior, Toby Ma recently was honored by the Scholastic Art Awards with three Gold Keys for his paintings titled “At the Ruins,” “Escape to Reality” and “Nighttime at the Circus.” He is a member of the soft robotics club, Model UN, the speech and debate team, the Pan-Asian Alliance, the math club and the poetry club. He also serves as the managing editor of The Index, Haverford’s student newspaper, and editor for Pegasus, the school’s literary magazine. He has been part of the VEX Robotics teams that have competed at the state level throughout his years at Haverford. Read the story >

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Character at Our Core students in Walk of Virtues

The Haverford School has launched the public phase of Character at Our Core, a comprehensive fundraising campaign that will build upon the School’s expertise in the art and science of educating boys, complete a master plan in support of 21st century pedagogy, and continue to build a diverse and inclusive community that is prepared to contribute to life beyond the School. The Board of Trustees set a fundraising goal of $50 million, with more than $39 million in total commitments so far.

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track and field athlete of the week

Daiyaan Hawkins, a junior, has clocked 6.45 in the 55-meter dash (ranks first in Pennsylvania) and his times of 6.92 in the 60-meter dash and 21.84 in the 200-meter run both rank second in Pennsylvania. He also was part of the Fords 4×200 meter relay that finished fourth at the Millrose Games in February. A fine all-around athlete, he was a second team All-Inter-Ac cornerback for the Fords’ football team last fall. Hawkins also is a member of Haverford’s Black Student Union. Read the story >

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lacrosse showcase

In its continued commitment to high school sports, ESPN will now be the home of the GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase. This inaugural event will allow six of the nation’s top high school lacrosse teams to bring their talents to a national stage, with all games available across ESPNU and ESPN3. Read more about The Haverford School's game on April 27 at 10 a.m. >

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