News at Your Fingertips

Anna Fedder, Social Media Director
October 28, 2014

Have you ever wondered about what happens behind the scenes at Friends? If so, then the new Quaker Quill Twitter and Instagram profiles, @thequakerquill, are definitely something to follow. The Quill’s staff has been working on these accounts for about a month, and they are finally ready to share important... Read more »

Coalesce for the Cure

Henry Gantt
October 26, 2014

Who doesn’t love sleeping in on a Sunday? It can definitely be hard to resist the comfort of a cozy bed, and the temptation to make up for sleep lost on busy school nights, but I encourage each and every one of you to hop out of bed, lace up your running shoes, and come on out to the 22nd Race... Read more »

High School, International Style


Nina Dietz, Online Editor
October 2, 2014

I met Claire Qiao at the start of sophomore year soon after she arrived here and we quickly became friends.  Now one year out she is a veteran of the Chinese transfer student program and has gained a unique perspective on life in America.  I had the pleasure of interviewing her. 1) What is your favorite... Read more »

Less Collection, Less Community?

Mia Gogel
October 1, 2014

This year Friends school has changed collection from being a daily routine to something that happens once or twice a week. I remember my first Friends School collection vividly.  I was a shy nervous eighth grader on her first visiting day ever. I had never been to Friends before, and, to be perfectly... Read more »

High Hopes for Advisory Pairs

Charlie Blake, Assistant Editor/Layout Editor
October 1, 2014

Senior-Freshman buddies was an idea thought of by Ms. Schmaljohn’s Path of Leadership class in 2012. The system was up and running the freshman year for the class of 2015 (this senior class’ freshman year). The Senior buddies started off by first writing a small letter or sending a brief... Read more »

Introducing Dr. Newton

Dr. Newton

Anna Fedder, Social Media Director
October 1, 2014

This year, Friends welcomes Dr. Newton, a new Chemistry and Biology teacher. Ever since Mr. Drews and Mr. Wright retired 3 years ago, no new teacher has survived more than a year. It is comparable to the position of the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in Harry Potter, since each term, something... Read more »

Meet Your New Faculty!

ms caro

Katrina Keegan, Editor-in-Chief
October 1, 2014

This year, several new faculty members have joined our community outside of the traditional full-time teacher positions. While getting settled into the start of the school year, Ms. Doochin, Ms. McCarthy, Ms. Kleinman and Ms. Caro took some time out of their days to talk to the Quill.   Ms. Doochin,... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Ms. Montrie


Nina Dietz, Online Editor
October 1, 2014

The first time I met Ms. Motrie was when she visited our fifth grade class during the civil war unit.  She was, of course, doing a reanactment.  She was amazing, never breaking character once, and she was astounding to 11-year-old me in her full civil-war-era regala.  So, when I met her for the second... Read more »

Now Trending: Teachers with Babies

Mrs Oakes

Connor Hardy, Community Editor
October 1, 2014

There must be something in the water. This has been one of those years where many teachers have had babies. In the the past few months alone there have been five faculty babies and counting! Interviews with some of the new parents give an idea of how they’re doing:   Kieran Paulson, 7 months old,... Read more »

During the Summer, the Board of Trustees Decided To Change the Plans for the Forbush Building Project….

Summer Cartoon

Steve McManus
September 30, 2014