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With Mission in Mind—June 14, 2021

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The Frances Xavier Warde School held Commencement for the Class of 2021 in-person in Holy Name Cathedral on Sunday, June 13, with a ceremony that celebrated the accomplishments of students and marked the challenges of the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ceremonial robes, mortarboards and masks were the accessories of the day, but we celebrate the…

Equity and Justice Bulletin—Vol.20

A Message from the Mayor It’s June, folks—which means it’s not only time to turn the chapter on spring and welcome in summer, but also celebrate Pride Month. Every year during June, our city joins others across the country to recognize and honor the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. For this year’s celebration, my team and…

With Mission in Mind—June 7, 2021

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Reflection from Sydney Van Sickle, Grade 8 ELA Teacher Representation Matters: The Grade 8 ELA Identity Project Eighth grade is such a golden year. I have always considered it so, from my own time as an eighth-grade student, attending a teeny Christian school in Topeka to my last seven years as an eighth-grade teacher in Chicago. Eighth grade…

With Mission in Mind—May 24, 2021

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Reflection from Michael Kennedy, Head of School Passion. Purpose. Advocacy.Nora Daley has served on the FXW Board of Trustees with both passion and purpose. Her 9-year tenure on the Board came to a conclusion last week at the Board’s last meeting of the 2021-22 school year.As Chair of the Development Committee, under Nora’s leadership…

Equity and Justice Bulletin—Vol.19

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May 25, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. His North Carolina family wants this day to be commemorated as a Day of Enlightenment, the day the world came together for a common purpose and opened the world’s eyes to the plight of many Black Americans. WHAT WE ARE DOING: Sonia Mathew Sonia Mathew is…

With Mission in Mind—May 17, 2021

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Reflection from Kendall Mallette, Director of Mission Integration The Gift That Keeps on Giving Sadly, it is fairly easy to capture numerous challenges that have touched many, if not all of us, during the past year: COVID-19, racial injustice, access, affordability and inclusivity, catastrophic floods, fires and more. And yet, it is also relatively easy to illustrate the resilience…

Equity and Justice Bulletin—Vol.18

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On Thursday, May 13, FXW Parent and Comcast Newsmakers Host Ellee Pai Hong hosted a live stream panel discussion for AAPI month entitled Equality, Identity and Hope: The Asian American Experience. Click to watch here. What We Are Doing: AAPI Book DonationFXW has received an incredibly generous book donation from One Book One World.  Please…

With Mission in Mind—May 10, 2021

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Reflection from Casey Marx, Preschool Teacher My Responsibility Towards the World Our Children Will Inherit It’s likely not advised to admit one’s guilt of racist behavior to the school community at which one has worked for the past 11 years, but I am not necessarily one who shies away from risk, especially not over the past three years…

With Mission in Mind—May 3, 2021

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Reflection from Kendall Mallette, Director of Mission Integration Grade 8 Day of Service Living the Legacy of Mother Warde through our Charism of Service during the pandemic has presented many obstacles, but the Class of 2021, the Grade 8 Team, and a team of administrators and parents teamed up and successfully cleared many hurdles by coming together on April 30…

Equity and Justice Bulletin—Vol.17

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We understand that the Chauvin trial and its verdict have raised many emotions within our community. We reiterate the value of Black lives and continue to create safe spaces for students to process last week’s events. We are confident that our faculty and mental health team will be able to guide students through their feelings, questions, concerns and discussions…