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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 22, 2014 at 9:23 am

From Coach Porter: “So proud of our NFA Lady Bears. They played into the semi-finals of the 'Hockey for the House' Tournament at Germantown Academy this weekend. Great day of hockey and fun too!” From all of us, "Have a great game against Notre Dame this afternoon and gooooo, Lady Bears!!"

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

We love it when our alums come to visit and especially when they come back to NFA and serve as coaches. Some of these older brothers came to cheer their younger siblings on at the NFA v. GMA football game on Wednesday (both Varsity and JV won!!) and Santino D’Angelo ’11, is one of our coaches for the JV team!

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy added a new photo.

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OverDrive on Campus!
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Thank you, Miss Craige and Mr. Muller, for bringing OverDrive to NFA! The media center/library has now been upgraded to offer digital book-lending to all 4th-8th graders who have a pre-registered, approved e-reader! Today was "read an e-book" day and a few of our 5th graders logged on to check out their first e-books from the e-library collection!

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OverDrive on Campus!

Thank you, Miss Craige and Mr. Muller, for bringing OverDrive to NFA! The media center/library has now been upgraded to offer digital book-lending to all 4th-8th graders who have a pre-registered, approved e-reader! Today was "read an e-book" day and a few of our 5th graders logged on to check out their first e-books from the e-library collection!

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 18, 2014 at 9:37 am

September 18 is “Read an e-book” Day…a large digital reading event that brings awareness and appreciation for e-books. NFA is participating by launching OverDrive…a new technology that will allow our students to borrow e-books through our Media Studies Center for their e-readers and tablets.

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Wow!! The Bears are off to a great start at GMA. 13-0 at the quarter and now another touchdown scored! Let's go Bears!!

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Good luck to our soccer teams as they open their season at home against Nazareth Academy this afternoon starting at 3:30 pm. Come on out to the Water Tower to cheer them on! Go Bears!!!

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

‘We all scream for ice cream!’ means it’s back to school for NFA students. The NFAPA’s annual Ice Cream Social was held on Friday night where NFA staff could be found dishing out scoops of delicious frozen sweetness, student council members organizing games and tattoos, and guests of all ages topping off their bowls and cones from an endless buffet of yummy additions. DJ entertainment provided a festive setting where a little family party dancing helped make the social a great success and a perfect way to start our 94th school year!

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Ice Cream Social!

‘We all scream for ice cream!’ means it’s back to school for NFA students. The NFAPA’s annual Ice Cream Social was held on Friday night where NFA staff could be found dishing out scoops of delicious frozen sweetness, student council members organizing games and tattoos, and guests of all ages topping off their bowls and cones from an endless buffet of yummy additions. DJ entertainment provided a festive setting where a little family party dancing helped make the social a great success and a perfect way to start our 94th school year!

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 11, 2014 at 7:05 am

Today we observe Patriot Day, marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States. Let us remember in heartfelt prayer, everyone whose lives were forever changed on September 11, 2001. As we pray for our dear neighbors who lost their lives and their loved ones who remain, let us also pray for peace all over the world. May God grant us the spirit to treasure each and every person as a child of God and may we be the bearer’s of God’s generous promises wherever we go. Amen.

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Today students in grades 4-6 attended Mr. Spangenburg’s presentation about the upcoming band program at NFA. Our band director introduced students to various instruments and talked about what can be expected when you join the NFA Band. Parents are invited to learn more about the band and NFA’s other music offerings (strings and piano) on Thursday night, September 11, in the Fontbonne Commons, 7:00pm.

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NFA Band Presentation

Today students in grades 4-6 attended Mr. Spangenburg’s presentation about the upcoming band program at NFA. Our band director introduced students to various instruments and talked about what can be expected when you join the NFA Band. Parents are invited to learn more about the band and NFA’s other music offerings (strings and piano) on Thursday night, September 11, in the Fontbonne Commons, 7:00pm.

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Who loves ice cream?? Everyone does! Don't miss out on the annual "Welcome Back to School Ice Cream Social" taking place this Friday, September 12, 6-8pm in the Fontbonne Commons. DJ entertainment and games, raffles, ICE CREAM, and more will be on the menu! $8 per person.

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

Another alum in the spotlight! A surprise visit from Maya Bjornson ’10, one day before she left for her new digs at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design delighted all. “The academic excellence I experienced at NFA, especially in language arts, has been the cornerstone of my education,” said Maya in her valedictorian speech at the Creative and Performing Arts High School of Philadelphia. Maya was also awarded the Pennsylvania Emergency Aid Women’s Leadership Scholarship for her commitment to social justice and for her outstanding leadership qualities. We are very proud of you, Maya, and wish you continued success!

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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

Congratulations to Mr. Mannix, our 7th grade English Language Arts teacher, who was spotlighted for his work with the Summer Institute of the Philadelphia Writing Project this past summer. Enjoy his interview!

https://sites.google.com/site/philwpjournal/springsummer2014/spotlight

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Interview with Michael Mannix - Philadelphia Writing Project | Journal

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The Philadelphia Writing Project supports and encourages site-wide as well as individual publications of practitioner research, educator reflections, and collaborative work in our schools. The purposes of PhilWP Journal are to (1) share promising practices among teacher consultants, (2) publish prob…

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 5, 2014 at 2:11 pm

NFA is so very proud of one of our alums who recently was recognized for her basketball success in a summer league at the Mount. She is 2nd from the right! Congrats G!!
http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/2014/08/11/mount-summer-hipsters-win-cappiella-crown/

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Mount summer hoopsters win Cappiella crown - Chestnut Hill Local Philadelphia PA

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After winning the 2014 Lou Cappiella Summer Basketball League, the Mount St. Joseph squad poses with the championship trophy. From left: Sarah Wills, Emily

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Facebook IconSeptember 5, 2014 at 1:27 pm

The new 1:1 technology format, integrated in the 8th grade last year, has now been expanded to our 7th grade. Today, seventh graders had an orientation and each received their new learning devices. No doubt, this technology further enhances NFA’s Signature curriculum, as students will carry their new devices across all subjects, building on the Google Apps for education.

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Chromebooks Rule!

The new 1:1 technology format, integrated in the 8th grade last year, has now been expanded to our 7th grade. Today, seventh graders had an orientation and each received their new learning devices. No doubt, this technology further enhances NFA’s Signature curriculum, as students will carry their new devices across all subjects, building on the Google Apps for education.

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