The Haverford School has been educates its parent and faculty/staff communities about the power of diversity through SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). On Feb. 10, the parent and faculty/staff SEED groups, which run separately but cover similar topics, came together to hear from Temple University professor, author, and ethnic and cultural diversity expert Lori Tharps.
This year, four students studying computer science at Tufts University were nominated for the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards, and all four were ultimately recognized by the CRA. Samuel Shaw '16 was named a finalist. Read the full story on tufts.edu >
Dr. Javier Ávila, a noted poet, author, and professor, will serve as the keynote speaker at The Haverford School’s 12th annual Middle School Diversity Conference on Wednesday, March 4. Dr. Ávila’s will share his perspectives and expertise in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice during his presentation titled The Trouble with My Name.
Tom Farrell, CEO and Executive Producer of The Workshop content studios, presented at the annual Joseph T. Cox Servant Leadership Symposium on Monday, Feb. 10. He spoke about his career in television production, and how media content can serve others by bringing their stories to life.
Renowned historian, author, and Harvard University professor Dr. Maya Jasanoff will present “Ancestors: Where do we come from and why do we care?” at The Haverford School on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Her presentation is free and open to the public and will include a book signing of The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World and Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World.
By Nelson Rice, US Lacrosse Magazine
VILLANOVA, Pa. — While often a study in motion, Grant Ament stood perfectly still. Read the story about Grant Ament '15 >
By Kennedy Rose, Philadelphia Business Journal
The Pennsylvania schools sending the most students were primarily located in Philadelphia’s suburbs, and they were mostly private or charter schools. Read the story >
By Max Bennett, Patch.com
This year's case is a civil trial to determine whether the defendant is liable for failing to address cyberbullying at a private school. Read the story >
Eighth grade students are completing paintings that represent their family history and ancestry. The boys were tasked with creating a narrative painting about their family experience after studying artist Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series paintings.
By Lawrence Ingrassia, The New York Times
At 6:15 in the morning on March 6, 2012, Michael Dubin woke up and checked his computer. He was puzzled by what he saw — actually, by what he didn’t see. Before going to bed, he had posted a video about his start-up, a company that virtually no one had ever heard of. Read the story >
By Joseph N. DiStefano, The Inquirer
Fiduciary Trust Co., a New York-based company that invests $29 billion for rich people and institutions, has agreed to buy $4 billion-asset Pennsylvania Trust Co. of Radnor, as it seeks more clients among rich baby boomers and their heirs. Read the story, "Pennsylvania Trust Co. sold as firms seek baby-boomer wealth" > The Penn Trust board includes three Haverford School alumni and two past parents.
Students at The Haverford School led multiple service programs supporting area organizations throughout the winter, including an all-school day of service and celebration on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Two teams from The Haverford School’s VEX robotics program qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship, which will be held this April in Louisville, Ky.
Team 169E and Team 169Y will compete against the top VEX robotics teams in the world after being named tournament champions at the WAVE Vex Robotics Tournament in Worcester, Mass., on Jan. 20.
Study Skills+ is in its inaugural year and is now open for registration. The co-ed course, available during two weeks over the summer, teaches essential skills in preparation for students' transition from middle school to high school. Through a series of focused exercises on organization, note-taking, studying, and academic writing, students learn to hone both their skills and their mindsets.
The stories, footage and vision produced by Steve Sabol will last forever. Now his legacy will, too.
Sabol will be included in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Centennial class to be inducted this summer, albeit posthumously. The longtime NFL Films steward died in 2012 at the age of 69 following brain cancer.
Five VI Form students (seniors), including Jack Ballenger, Daniel Chow, Alexander Greer, Toby Ma, and Aditya Sardesai, presented at the 12th annual Research Symposium on Jan. 10 in The Haverford School’s Ball Auditorium. The symposium, which was attended by faculty, parents, lab instructors, and alumni of the program, allows students to showcase the research they completed in professional laboratories over the summer. The Research Symposium is the culmination of the Advanced Research Laboratory Cooperative elective run by Upper School science teacher Kara Cleffi.
Students in Marion Jacob’s sixth grade science class learned about the Spotted Lanternfly throughout the fall and created informational posters for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture calendar contest. Blake Lee won second place for his age group; his work is featured as the July 2020 calendar page. Read the story >
Why aren’t our children learning to read? At its debut, the Common Core gave hope that we could improve the reading, writing, and math outcomes of American children being outpaced by their international peers. Read more about the science of reading in this opinion piece by Dr. Pam Greenblatt, Head of Lower School and Nichole Pugliese, Director of the Enrichment and Learning Center >
By Bruce Adams, Main Line Media News
There were many memorable moments and championship teams on the Main Line high school sports scene in 2019. Read the story, featuring basketball's perfect 28-0 season, PAISAA state tournament title, and back-to-back Inter-Ac titles >
Middle School students heard from alumnus and Board of Trustees member Roland Yang ’10 in December as part of a speaker series on kindness. Yang discussed shared examples of how kindness and vulnerability transformed his relationships and his time at Haverford.
Read the PAPrepLive story, featuring Mitchell Hark, Luke Macaione, and Asher Laackman.
Ravi Reddy '90 and Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn discuss their inspiration for starting a school in Tanzania. "We all made a pact together that we're going to build a school for these children," said Reddy.
Ibram X. Kendi’s ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ made me, a black educator, change my definition of racism | Perspective. Read Brendon Jobs' Opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer >
The Haverford School Athletic Department recognizes its All-Inter-Ac individual performers from the fall 2019 season. Team highlights from the fall season include Inter-Ac Championships in golf and water polo and an appearance/second place finish in the 2019 PAISAA soccer championship game.
By Tom Naatz, The Observer
Notre Dame senior Tommy McNamara was having lunch with a friend at The General restaurant in South Bend on Friday. While he was eating, he said he noticed another young man moving suspiciously about the establishment. Read the story >
As part of the early signing period for Division I athletes, nine seniors at The Haverford School have announced their decisions to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
TROY, N.Y. – Junior forward Stanley Langyintuo was named to the All-Liberty League first team, as the league announced the 2019 end of year winners. Junior defender Josh Ridenhour received All-Liberty League Honorable Mention. Read the story about Ridenhour '16 >
Middle School boys took part in STEPs Day – or “Solving The Earth’s Problems” – this fall. The boys learned about the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets the UN has defined to solve those problems.
"What do we do with the plastic we've already collected from the oceans?" "How much research did it take both of you to make that magazine?" Fifth-grade science students asked questions as part of a live onscreen spot during yesterday's live GeoChallenge mapping event with Alex Tait, a National Geographic geographer.
The Character at Our Core campaign has raised $44.4 million toward our goal of $50 million.
By Anne Kadet, The Wall Street Journal
Want to buy a vintage Rolex for $20? At the Rally showroom in Manhattan, you can. The catch—you get only a piece of it, and you can’t take it home. Read the story, featuring Fitz Tepper '12 and Rally Rd., where he is VP Operations >
By Max Bennett, Patch.com
Haverford has one of the best 500 high schools in America when it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to a new ranking. Read the story >
The Lower School Superkids literacy program, introduced this year by Head of Lower School Dr. Pam Greenblatt, is tailored to the needs of students in the foundational pre-kindergarten through second grade years.
By Ellie Silverman, Maddie Hanna, and Kristen A. Graham, The Inquirer
Mr. Oberfield wrote the names of the major players on a chalkboard: "Trump - President" "J. Biden - ex V.P. [and] candidate" "H. Biden - son" "Zelensky - Pres. of Ukraine" Read the story, which includes Upper School history teacher Tim Lengel '07 >
Top newcomer: In the short term, that’ll be Sherif Kenney, who’s expected to start at point guard as a freshman. In the long run, Howard said guard Christian Ray, the top recruit out of The Haverford School, will develop into a leader. As a high school senior, he led his team to an unbeaten season, and averaged 23.3 points and 11.1 rebounds. Read the story >
On Oct. 24, Middle School students heard from Joshua Foer, author of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders and co-founder of AtlasObscura.com. Foer uses his book and website to share discoveries of new adventures and encourage intellectual curiosity.
By Michael Silverman, The Boston Globe
How fitting that a shoe and apparel company that used to brag it was “Endorsed By No One” now boasts Kawhi Leonard as its leading man in its reentry into the basketball shoe market. Read the story featuring Patrick Cassidy '95, global director of consumer marketing and athlete activation at New Balance >
In Kristin Brown’s Digital Art class, students learn about digital photography, graphic design, and 3D printing. As part of their current photography unit, they’re progressing from camera functions, to editing in Photoshop, to creating video.
John Urschel, a former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens and a mathematician, spoke about his time as an athlete and a scholar at The Haverford School’s Best for Boys event on Oct. 21, 2019. Urschel signed copies of his book, Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football, after the lecture.
By Bruce Adams, Main Line Times
Aidan Lowe, a senior at The Haverford School, has a passion for technology, and in September, as part of his internship with the software development company AGI, he assisted in teaching Massachusetts Institute of Technology students how to use their software programs. He is the co-captain of the Mock Trial team, a sprinter on the track team, a member of the FOCUS Club and serves as a peer counselor. He co-founded the Glee Club band and continues to participate playing piano, bass and guitar. Lowe is a member of the Chinese Honors Society, and has won awards in the National Latin Exam. He is currently working to start a club to collect and refurbish old computers to donate. He also takes photos for the school’s yearbook. Read the story >
By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com
The senior central midfielder has been a potent two-way performer for the Fords’ soccer team. In his last five games (as of Oct. 28), Macaione has dished out five assists, plus he has scored a number of key goals for the Fords throughout the season. fall, Macaione received second team All-Inter-Ac and All-Main Line soccer honors as a key member of Haverford’s Inter-Ac champions. Ford head coach said, “Luke has dominated as a central midfielder and helped our team find its offensive identity. He is a servant leader and a model student at our school.” Outside the pitch, Macaione spoke recently to the Haverford Upper School as a student leader of the Character Mentorship Program – a group dedicated to mentoring students that have committed honor code violations. Read the story >
Since its inception more than a century ago, The Haverford School's squash program has been the best in the country. It has garnered more Inter-Ac school titles than any other school.The legacy of this storied program is now memorialized in Squash, A History of Excellence by James Zug ’87.
On Oct. 17, nearly 150 members of the Maroon & Gold Society gathered to celebrate their leadership support of the School. Attendees were also invited to sign the final beam that represents the “topping out” of the new $18 million Middle School. The beam was placed on the steel structure the following day, and had also been signed by Haverford’s Middle School students, faculty, and administration.
On Oct. 21, Upper School students heard from Mansoor Shams, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, a Muslim, and founder of MuslimMarine.org. Shams uses his identity as both Muslim and a Marine to counter hate, bigotry, and Islamophobia through education, conversation, and dialogue.
On Oct. 10, Upper School students heard from Terrance Lewis, a man formerly incarcerated after a wrongful conviction for second degree murder – which carries an automatic life sentence without parole – and Brett Zakeosian ’06, an Assistant District Attorney who works in the Conviction Integrity and Special Investigations Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
TIME Magazine interviews boys' schools across the country as they adapt to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. The Haverford School's Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs, consulting school psychologist Michael Reichert, and Form VI student (senior) Pearse Glavin share their perspectives and the work they're doing to support boys and young men. Read the article >
By Maddie Hanna, The Philadelphia Inquirer
In an unorthodox use of a school construction site, the Haverford School, a K-12 boys’ private school, is using its middle school building project both to enhance lessons and also to expose students to job prospects they may not otherwise consider.
V Former (junior) Kieran Dias-Lalcaca is one of 20 students in the Philadelphia metro area selected as a 2019 Germination Project Fellow. The Germination Project was founded in 2015 by the Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation, which aims to re-establish Philadelphia as a global force in policy, commerce, and culture. Thirteen Haverford School students have been accepted as Fellows since the program’s inception.
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