CFS hosted its annual Alumni and Faculty/Staff vs Grade 8 basketball game last Wednesday, March 13. Huge thanks to all who attended and helped to make this event successful! After a heated match-up between the two teams, the eighth grade overtook their faculty, staff, and alumni with a final score of 44-32. This reverses the field from last year’s Alumni game, where the faculty, staff, and alumni beat out the eighth grade with a score of 41-36. Post-game, pizza and cupcakes were enjoyed by all, friends reunited, and all reminisced about their CFS days. We’ll see you on the court next year!
On Friday, March 15, Cambridge Friends School middle school students participated in a walk-out to push for action on climate change. Students were accompanied by middle school teachers Becca, Jose, and substitute teacher Mike, as well as registrar Nick, Head of Middle School and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Jack, and parents Deb and Natasha. They marched from CFS to the State House, where they joined the crowds in pushing for legislation for action on climate change. As Becca writes, “It was a beautiful day on Friday. We made our way to the State House and joined the rally for about 45 minutes with our signs. The youth organization was amazing, and they were asking the rally to intensify the impact by lobbying representatives inside the State House.”
CFS graduate of the class of 2015 Danny Rivera shined alongside his Boston Arts Academy classmates in their production of Memphis: The Musical earlier this year. The performance was staged at the Strand Theater in Dorchester and was followed by a talkback on racial justice language facilitated by Boston Arts Academy Foundation board member and celebrated actor Malik Yoba.
As written by the Dorchester Reporter, “The Friday night premiere was preceded by a VIP reception featuring Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who received the BAA Champion Award.” Rivera was able to snap a picture with the Congresswoman in a shirt perfect for the occasion (see lead photo).
Elissa Spellman, CFS Class of ’92 and Executive Director of Breakthrough Greater Boston, was recently named one of the 2018 Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by City Awake and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations, Elissa!
Cambridge Friends School was honored to welcome five student observers and their course assistant from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in October. Guided by Head of Middle School and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Jack Hill, the observers had a full morning at CFS! They began with coffee and an overview of CFS as an institution: what makes the school unique, the philosophy behind antibias education, and how we reach every type of learner. The group then observed a variety of classes in both the Lower and Middle School to give them the best overview of how Cambridge Friends School educators shape their students’ learning.