Timothy L. Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown presenting their new book aimed at helping Black families through the college admissions process.

Authors detail ways Black families can help kids get into college

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Timothy L. Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown want to help Black families bridge the information gap in  how to help their children apply for college. The two took the stage at Wilmington Friends School last week to share details and answer questions on their new book, “The Black Family’s Guide to College Admissions.” Studies by Forbes and others show that only …

Friends elementary students’ Black History project brightens entrance

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Wilmington Friends elementary students have created a display for Black History Month.     Wilmington Friends School fifth grader Gabby Jones feels like she participated in making sure part of America’s heritage is celebrated and not forgotten when she worked on a Black History Month display . She and students from PreK to sixth grade participated in a project in …

Blue Raiders advance to their fourth state championship game

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Photo courtesy of woodbridge Football Greenwood – The crowd had left, the players were celebrating in the locker room, all but one bank of stadium lights had been turned off and Woodbridge head coach Marvin Dooley sat alone on the bench. “As we get older we have to take time to take in what just happened, these kids are excited and …

A school centered around service: Wilmington Friends feeds the hungry

Charlie Megginson Culture, Education, Headlines

Photo courtesy of Emmanuel Dining Room. Each month, staff, students and faculty at Wilmington Friends School work together to provide hundreds of meals for Wilmington’s Emmanual Dining Room.  Emmanuel Dining Room, a Ministry of Caring program which operates three locations in New Castle County, provides daily meals to the poor, homeless and unemployed. The nonprofit Ministry of Caring relies on …

Caravel hands Quakers first loss of the season

Joe Singles Sports

Andrew Rossi Friends (left), Miles Hood Caravel (right), photo courtesy of Wilmington Friends   The Caravel Buccaneers defeated Wilmington Friends Tuesday afternoon in a match that many believe could be a preview of the division two state finals in boys’ soccer. The first half consisted of a tremendous amount of back and forth between the two teams as neither squad …

Friends’ first graders create classroom jobs they apply for, get paid for

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Milford-live

  Sia Willie’s first grade class at Wilmington Friends has nine students. And 15 paid classroom jobs. Those jobs were not assigned or created by Willie, but brainstormed last week by class members who created the jobs they thought the group needed. The students also created job descriptions and applications, and then evaluated the applications and decided who would be …