Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Uses of Homework: How Much is Enough (or too much)?

Ask any older student about school and, soon enough, the word “homework” will come up.  And it’s understandable.  For most students in grades 7-12, homework is an unavoidable fact of life.  At some schools homework is the reason why a … Continue reading

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A Field Alum on Our Past-to-Present-to-Future Master Planning Process

Field is currently involved in a “Master Planning” exercise and has been bringing on different people—including alumni—to speak to architects who are helping us for a master plan for Field’s facilities in the next ten years or so. Myra McGovern … Continue reading

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Alumni in Philadelphia

This past Friday night, a gaggle of Field folk headed north on the train, pulling into Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station for a rendezvous with alumni in the City of Brotherly Love. Bridget McKeough, Dale Johnson, Alumni Director JoAnne Scribner, and … Continue reading

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Class Outings: FUN

It was an unusual week at Field, with the seniors off campus for “senior search” and other students taking the PSATs, going on field trips, or doing an overnight at the school.  On Thursday, many of our grade level groups … Continue reading

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Phantom Tollbooth Everywhere

It was great to meet our new friend Norton Juster last month when he came to Field to talk to us all about our summer reading, his own 50 year-old classic, The Phantom Tollbooth. Of course, plenty of people are … Continue reading

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RIP, Steve Jobs—”Think Different.”

Since we first started incorporating computers into the fabric of The Field School, we have been an Apple kind of place.  Dale Johnson, now our head of school, built our first network at the old Wyoming Avenue campus, and many … Continue reading

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The NW Current Covers Field’s Summer Reading

The summer of 2011 featured another piece of summer reading for the whole school: Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth.  It’s a classic tale of a boy, utterly bored with his life, who is lured on a journey of adventure through … Continue reading

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