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Head of School Response to Tragedy in Pittsburgh

October 28, 2018

As are so many, I am shocked, heartbroken and in grief at the news of the devastating violence at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh yesterday.

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Head of School Community Letter September, 2018-2019

September 28, 2018

Community, one of the central testimonies of Quakerism, is indeed a deep strength of our School.

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AFS Rich Nourie Start Of School Letter 2018-2019

August 28, 2018

What a joy it is to feel the gathering energy of a new school year!

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A Letter from Rich Nourie about the Spirit of Quaker Education at AFS

July 17, 2018

The Head of School explains the Quaker Values and why they are an important piece of the Abington Friends School community.

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A Remarkable Day of Celebration at AFS

May 13, 2018

A celebratory groundbreaking ceremony for the Richard N. Berman Athletics Center was the high point of a full day of activities that also included Alumni Day and an EcoFest and Nature Playdate.

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Students in Memoir-Writing Class Gather ‘Seeds of Wisdom’ from Elders

March 23, 2018

Fourteen seniors enrolled in a memoir-writing class sat down to talk with elderly residents of Hopkins Center in a project designed to give voice to those who generally are isolated from the outside world.

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AFS Joins National Walkout Against Gun Violence

March 16, 2018

At AFS, the school took part in the 17-minute walkout in hopes of sustaining attention about ending gun violence in our schools and communities and lifting up the Quaker values of peace and non-violence.

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A Letter from Rich Nourie about the National School Walkout

March 12, 2018

The Head of School explains why AFS will participate in the 17-minute national school walkout on March 14, which is intended to bring sustained attention to gun violence in our schools and communities.

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A Letter by Rich Nourie in Response to the Tragedy in Florida

February 17, 2018

The Head of School writes that empowerment is a powerful antidote to anxiety and encourages AFS families to find voice and channels of civic engagement that are essential to moving our country forward.

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A Discussion about Breaking the Binary of Sex and Gender

February 16, 2018

One of the panelists spoke about the need to validate the existence of a multitude of genders. A parent reminded the audience that a child's exploration of gender was a journey for a parent, too.

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