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⁠With Mission in Mind—November 30, 2020

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I See You “Hello, how are you?” is inarguably one of the most widespread greetings in Western culture—one that we are all too familiar with. Most people say this phrase so quickly, not even pausing for an authentic reply. And in our fast and furious culture, where we rarely slow down long enough to really get to know the…

Equity and Justice Bulletin—Vol.11

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On December 1, Julie Lythcott-Haims⁠—author, former Stanford University Dean, and the first speaker ever featured in our Maggie Daley Speaker Series, will provide a community-wide opportunity for growth as she leads a live webinar to support the ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion work at ISACS accredited schools like FXW. “What it Means to be Black…

With Mission in Mind⁠—November 16, 2020

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Serving One’s Community and Country: Purposeful Privilege in Action I was extended the opportunity to join the Admissions Team in a part-time capacity five years ago today. As I began to work alongside Sue Smeaton, FXW’s longstanding and outstanding Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, my transition from parent to Admission team member was made easier because…

With Mission in Mind⁠—November 9, 2020

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Photo above taken during the 2019 Thanksgiving Food Drive. An Antidote of Gratitude As one might imagine, these messages are written days before Mother Warde Motivational Mondays roll around each week. And yet, just as RBG’s passing on a Friday night—the holy night of Rosh Hashanah—ignited a waft of emotion across our nation and necessitated a…

Equity and Justice Bulletin—Vol.10

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What We Are Celebrating: Kamala Harris Makes History as First Woman and Woman of Color as Vice PresidentSarah McBride of Delaware becomes first transgender state senator in U.S. historyMauree Turner is the first nonbinary and first Muslim Oklahoma state lawmakerTorres and Jones Win and Will Become 1st Gay Black Members of Congress What We Are Listening to and Watching…

With Mission in Mind⁠—November 2, 2020

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Building a Community of Belonging, Part II At 20:20 (8:20 p.m. military time) on the evening of Wednesday, October 28, two third graders, an OSP Principal, one IT team member, the Admissions Team, Jiggy the Jaguar, and two security guards physically left the OSP campus building… While this sounds like the start of what surely…

Equity and Justice Bulletin ⁠— Vol.9

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What We Are Celebrating: In this video, FXW alum and DePaul College Prep Student Body President Luke McMiller, a junior, is highlighted reading scripture at DePaul College Prep’s Blessing & Dedication just over a month ago where FXW parent Mayor Lori Lightfoot was present as well for the celebration. Luke is a former FXW Student Body President. DePaul College…

With Mission in Mind⁠—October 26, 2020

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Building a Community of Belonging Before you read any further, I invite you to carve out 16 minutes in your day to watch the short feature film above. It is worth every second and, dare I say, is a bit of a prerequisite for this message to fully resonate.  In this film, one hears powerful statements like “You are…

Equity and Justice Bulletin—Vol.8

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Above: Grade 5 students designed this mural in honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. They also researched each historical person featured. What We Are Celebrating: Princeton to Name Residential College After Black AlumnaPope Francis to parents of L.G.B.T. children: “God loves your children as they are.” What We Are Listening to and Watching: How Can I Have…

With Mission in Mind⁠—October 19, 2020

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Pushing Beyond our Borders Using our city as a classroom beginning in Preschool, and by Grade 4 and beyond, our state and country as well, FXW offers a series of experiential learning opportunities that are designed to develop our students’ leadership potential both inside and outside of the classroom. Some of these experiences, such as our ongoing partnership with Misericordia…