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Best Thanksgiving Dishes

Zoe Ginsberg ’17 What’s on the menu for your Thanksgiving? First, here’s a list from a sample of students from the FCS community, and second, a special list from one of our own. Top 10 Thanksgiving TDF Foods — according to the FCS community: Chocolate pie Mashed potatoes WITH butter […]

Fall TV: Where Is It Now?

Evan Paszamant ’18 We all have our select group of TV shows that we watch on a weekly basis.  We also have a group of TV shows that we will watch on and off, or we have to watch all the episodes that we’ve missed a month after they’re released. […]

Pour Madame

Sara Thal ’16 I don’t believe I can truly capture in one piece of writing the spirit of Rochelle Ostroff-Weinberg (or Madame, to all in the FCS community). Even if I could use all the pages of the books the French classes read in a single year, from French I […]

Outdoor Adventure Club

Annabelle Harden ’17 I have always had a great passion and love for the outdoors and anything to do with it.  I am greatly appreciative of any time when I am able to get outside and explore the world.   Typically the summer is when my adventuring happens… I love […]

Teacher Profile: Monty

Madeleine Coss and Julia Amsterdam ’16 Teacher Monty graduated from Amherst College and, before FCS, he taught English at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts School in Philadelphia.  Now you can see him teaching English in room 23 of the Main Building! FOCUS is welcoming Teacher Monty a little late; however, […]

Top Myths About Junior Year

Nate Guerra ’16 The history paper is not the end of the world. Starting in January, the junior class at Friends’ Central embarks on a four month long journey on how to research and write a ten page long research project. By the end of January, the first assignment is […]

How to Take the Best Notes

Eliza Caisse ’18 and Caroline Weaver 18’ In general, when taking notes in any class there are a few easy things you can do to stay organized. It’s always important to label your notes for that day, and also clearly writing the date can help when you go back to […]

Sense and Sensibility

Evan Paszamant ’18 What to do, what to do? The weekend is approaching and you’re looking to do something fun and relaxing. You are taking a break from the chaos, stress and time consuming work of the school week and finding something exciting to do that doesn’t involve the words […]

Review: Terror Behind the Walls

Evan Paszamant ’18 A PRISON COMES TO LIFE Terror Behind the Walls Celebrate 25 Years of Fear Halloween time is here once again which means that the Philadelphia area haunted houses are open, ready to feed off of your screams (and cash). However, you always have that same tricky decision […]