Zola Simone, CFS Alumni '17, recently released an album on August 20, 2021 that has over 885,000 streams on Spotify! She also licensed a song to the Netflix series "Atypical" which aired on July 9, 2021.
Zola was just nominated for 4 Boston Music Awards: New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Pop Artist of the Year! Members of the CFS community are invited to listen to her music (parental supervision advised) and vote for her chance to win! Voting is open until December 3, 2021.
CFS celebrated its 29th Annual PRIDE Assembly virtually on Thursday, November 18. Classes chose a topic of interest and delved into research and the subsequent creation of a video presentation to share with the wider CFS community. This year's PRIDE Assembly celebrated the depth and breadth of the activism, history, and accomplishments so vital to the worldwide LGBTQIA+ community. Presentations covered Sarah Rose Huckman, Indigenous Two-Spirit history and individuals, Obergefell v. Hodges, Billy Porter, the meaning of the rainbow flag, and much more! Click here to view the presentations.
Close to 200 members of the CFS community joined us for the Family Association's Fall Festival this past Saturday, October 16. From face painting, pumpkin painting and crafts, and fun activities on the field, there were plenty of smiles and laughs shared by all! Many thanks to all the volunteers and faculty and staff who helped make this event possible.
CFS families may click this news post to view a photo album of the event.
Elliot Chapman, CFS Alumni ’18 and current high school senior at Concord Carlisle High School spoke on two panels in the Youth 4 Youth iSummit, powered by LookUp.Live, AGL Communication, and The Social Dilemma. More than 185 youth leaders and award-winning speakers shared their personal stories and innovative solutions for creating a digital world that is free from harm and full of opportunities.
On September 30, CFS hosted its first All School Sing of the school year outdoors in the Courtyard. Marytha Paffrath and Pampa Rotolo led students, faculty/staff, and CFS families and community members in song while enjoying the beautiful autumn weather.
Cambridge Friends School welcomes 141 students and their families along with faculty and staff during the Opening Assembly on Friday, September 10. Marytha Paffrath, Instrumental Music Program Director led a selection of songs accompanied by Pampa Rotolo, Lower School Music Teacher, on the piano. Remarks were shared by David Tierney, Head of School, Jack Hill, Head of Middle School and Assistant Head for External Affairs, and Katie Marion, Head of Lower School and Assistant Head for Internal Affairs. Each student received a tiger eye crystal from David to begin a successful academic year with clarity and vision.
Congratulations to Isabella Pacheco, Class of 2024, for placing third in the Arbor Day Poster Contest for fifth-graders sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association MA. Isabella was also a winner in the fifth-grade division of the Cambridge Public Library's 22nd Annual Poetry Contest with her poem, “The Place.” Her poem along with other winning entries can be found on display along the fence of the Peabody School/O'Neill Branch Library, 70 Rindge Avenue.
Thank you to our faculty/staff, students, and all those who put in a tremendous effort for CFS to host its first-ever, virtual MLK Assembly! To view an edited version of the Zoom event, please click here.