Upper School Bulletin

Upper School Bulletin 11/12


Director's Notes

Important Attendance Reminders - Daily Attendance Communication:
Please use the email attendance address, fssusattendance@friends-select.org, (or you may call the upper school office at 215-561-5900, ext. 3118) for all attendance (lateness, absence, and early dismissal) information.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Sign up closes on Friday, November 9th
Wednesday, November 14th - 3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, November 16th - 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Click here for more information and sign up sheet.

International Travel Opportunities: 
China, June 14-28, 2019
Questions about China, email lyndat@friends-select.org or yanh@friends-select.org
Applications due November 15, 2018

FSS Theater is proud to present Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town. 
Noah Herman '02 returns to direct this beautiful play which features students from all three divisions and even some faculty/administrators! Donations will be collected after each show for Our Closet, a local organization that provides free clothing for those in need.

Show dates are Friday, November 16th at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 17th at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.


Looking Ahead:

Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 20th - Last day of classes
Wednesday, November 21st - Friday, November 23rd (school closed)
Monday, November 26th - Classes resume

Junior College Night
Tuesday, December 4th at 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the theater.  We strongly encourage all Juniors attend this event with at least one parent or guardian.  The evening's program will cover a lot of material related to the college search process, as well as information on standardized testing, the various ways of applying to college, connecting with colleges, and the college essay.  More detailed information about Junior College Night will be emailed to Juniors and their families later this month.

Winter Break
Wednesday, December 19th - Last day of classes
Thursday, December 20th - Wednesday, January 2nd (school closed)
Thursday, January 3rd - Classes resume

2nd Quarter/1st Semester Ends
Friday, January 18th

Upper School InterSession
Tuesday, January 22nd - Monday, January 28th

3rd Quarter/2nd Semester Begins
Tuesday, January 29th


Upcoming Upper School Events

Upper School Athletics


If you have questions about: Person:Contact Information

General questions about the Upper School and attendance

Deneen Young
Assistant to the Upper School Director

215-561-5900 ext 3118
fssusattendance@friends-select.org (attendance)

Overall education and school programs

Chris Singler
Upper School Director

Abbi Smith
Upper School Associate Director & Academic Dean


215-561-5900 ext 3119

215-561-5900 ext 3120

Student activities and clubs, disciplinary matters, attendance questions, international

student questions, community service program and volunteer opportunities

Jim Miller

Upper School Dean of Students

215-561-5900 ext 3117

Scheduling concerns, academic policies

Chris Singler

Upper School Director

Abbi Smith
Upper School Associate Director & Academic Dean

215-561-5900 ext 3119

215-561-5900 ext 3120

Academic advising and support, guidance, peer tutoring

Abbi Smith

Upper School Associate Director & Academic Dean

215-561-5900 ext 3120

Questions about departmental policies and

course offerings

Fred Kogan
Arts Department Chair

Wendy Buckingham
English Department Chairs

Brian Kors
History Department Chair

Erin Pratt
Mathematics Department Chair

Heather Fortune
Performing Arts Department Chair

Rae Asbridge
Physical Education Department Chair

Natalie Mayer
Science Department Chair

Anne Wentling
World Languages Department Chair