Middle School Bulletin

All School Bulletin 5/28
Middle School Bulletin 5/28

Spring Showcase for 5/6 Drama Class, 5/6 Percussion Ensemble, and 5/6 Orchestra | Wednesday, May 30th  at 4:30 p.m., Blauvelt Theater
Parents and friends are invited to attend. Concert dress for the percussion ensemble and orchestra is all black.

Review Days for Students in 7-8 | May 29th-June 1st
Review days for 7th and 8th graders are full school days and students follow their regular schedules. No new material will be covered during this time. Attendance is mandatory for all 7th and 8th graders.

Looking Ahead


6th Grade Trip to Cape May | June 4th-5th
Here is a link to an informational letter sent out about the trip. Health forms and a check for $45 are due to Tr. Des as soon as possible. 

Four in Philly for 5th Grade | June 4th-7th
The 5th grade team will send out a detailed schedule next week. Regular drop off and pick up times are in effect. 

Final Exams for Students in Grades 7-8 | June 4th-7th
Final exams for 7th and 8th graders are June 4 - 7.  A schedule will be sent out soon. On Monday there are morning and afternoon exams.  Tuesday through Thursday exams are in the morning only. Students in grades 7 and 8 may be dismissed with your permission after their morning exams on these days. Please email Tr. Desiree if your 7th or 8th grader will be dismissed early on any of these days.

5th Grade Poetry Celebration | Thursday, June 8th  at 8:30 a.m., Seminar Room
Parents are invited to attend. Students will read individual poems aloud and share their poetry anthologies with our community. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

8th Grade Closing Ceremony | Friday, June 8th
Family and friends are invited to attend the 8th Grade Closing Ceremony which will take place in the Race Street Meeting House, 8:15 to 10:00 a.m., followed by a reception for 8th grade students and their families in the Seminar/PA room, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Drop off is at the regular time and students in grades 5 - 7 should report to advisory.  

Middle School Picnic for Students in Grades 5-7 | Friday, June 8th
Students in grades 5 - 7  will go to Fairmount Park at 11:00 a.m. for a picnic and games, returning to school at 2:30 p.m. 


If you have questions about: Person: Contact Information

Overall education and school programs, academic policies, and guidance

Peter Cline
Middle School School Director

Peterc@friends-select.org
215-561-5900 ext 123

Disciplinary matters, student clubs, social events, middle school service, scheduling concerns, student support, and guidance

Desiree Harmon

Middle School Dean

DesireeH@friends-select.org
215-561-5900 ext 124

Your child’s overall well-being and academic performance, class schedule, academic advising please contact your child’s Advisor.
Advisories meet four times during the week. Advisors know advisees well and should be the first point of contact for most concerns or questions

Amanda Cartier-Brandon
5th Grade Advisor

Stephanie Demko
5th Grade Advisor

Fred Brown
6th Grade Advisor


Heather Gosse
6th Grade Advisor

Herb Kerns
6th Grade Advisor


Patrick Cassidy
7th Grade Advisor

Daniel Consiglio
7th Grade Advisor


Alexis Flack
7th Grade Advisor

Dan Capecchi
8th Grade Advisor


Fred Kogan
8th Grade Advisor

Anne Wentling
8th Grade Advisor

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Concerns about a student’s emotional, mental, or social well-being

Natan Gottesman
School Psychologist

natang@friends-select.org
215-561-5900 ext 138

Questions about learning accommodations or Peer tutoring

Molly Patterson

Middle School Learning Specialist

215-561-5900 ext. 125
mollyp@friends-select.org

Health issues, questions about medications

KellyAnne Papianou
School Nurse

215-561-5900 ext 114

Multicultural programs, affinity groups for parents and students, diversity-related questions

Naté Hall

Diversity Coordinator

215-561-5900 ext. 122

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Athletic teams

Bill Klose
Athletic Director

215-561-5900 ext. 135
billk@friends-select.org