News and Announcements

Head of School Letter⁠—June 2019

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Dear FXW Community,In this space, I have referenced my family, sometimes without their knowledge or permission, to provide a context for the message of the month. I have shared my not-so-great parenting as well as “glory” moments when I did get it right, simply as a way to demonstrate the perspective in which I lead. A few…

Congratulations FXW Class of 2019!

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This weekend, our 8th graders graduated from FXW! The class of 2019 is made up of our 84 newest alumni, who are now off to infuse the mission and values of FXW into their high schools, colleges, and beyond. Our 8th graders were accepted to the following high schools: British School of Chicago Cate School Chicago Hope Academy Choate Rosemary…

American Red Cross Blood Drives Held in Honor of FXW Preschooler

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This spring, an FXW Preschool classroom organized two American Red Cross blood drives in honor of their classmate, Mary Kate, who recently underwent treatment for cancer. They even designed t-shirts and had so much fun selling (and wearing!) them during the drive. All the proceeds from the t-shirt sales was donated to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where Mary…

1st Grade "Change for Change" Service Project in the News

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We are thrilled to share that in the last few weeks the wonderful work of our FXW community has been featured on WGN-9 and Chicago Catholic. WGN-9 covered our 1st grade “Change for Change” service project, through which our students partnered with Catholic Extension and collected over $2,600 for the Rocky Boy Native American reservation in…

FXW Track and Field are the 2019 CYO City Champs!

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Congratulations to the FXW Track and Field team who are the C.Y.O. 2019 City Champions!!! Our 120 student-athletes competed over the weekend against 30 teams across the Chicagoland area. In addition to winning the title, our kiddos also broke the league record for most total points earned by a team (a record previously held by another school…

Head of School Letter—April 2019

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Dear FXW Community, It was mid-July, 19 years ago. Lily, our first-born, was 5 days old, and my wife and I were taking her to her first visit to the pediatrician. I do not remember the pediatrician’s name, or where his office was, or any details of his assessment of our daughter. I do, however, remember what…

Maggie Daley Speaker Series: FXW Alumnus John Franklin

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Last month, we welcomed FXW Alumnus John Franklin as the third and final speaker in our Maggie Daley Speaker Series this year. After attending Whitney Young, John went on to Northwestern University, where he graduated in June 2018 as the School of Engineering’s Co-op Student of the Year. John was interviewed by 8th Grade Student Council…