WinterFest 2021

Riffing on keyboards, thumping the bass, strumming a melody, bangin’ the beat, and sweet sounding vocals filled the air of the FBRA North Campus the week before December break. Thanks to some great logistical planning, FBRA was able to hold the Girls and Boys Winterfest concerts as in-person events. The audience moved in and out…

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Alumni Eddy: Braxton Lathrop & Wiliam Harvey

As recently as twenty years ago, it was quite unusual for students to take a gap year between high school and college. There are reports this year that over 30% of high school seniors are considering taking a year off of formal education before entering college. What was once seen as strange is now pretty…

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Developing and Sustaining FBRA

The Maria Noakes Outdoor Center We are thrilled to report that The Maria Noakes Outdoor Center is very, very close to completion. You are invited to attend the building dedication on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 4:00pm. The address is 1420 Riverside Drive. R.S.V.P. to marianoakesoutdoorcenter@fbriveracademy.org if you are planning to attend. The Salamander Fund…

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Salamander Fund 2021-22

Each fall, the school asks our community to contribute to the school by making a donation to the Salamander Fund, FBRA’s annual fund. Donations to the Salamander Fund go directly into this year’s operating budget, paying for things like staff salaries, health care benefits, outdoor programming, music instruction, and even the electricity to power the…

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Maria Noakes Center Update

We get asked several times each week when the Maria Noakes Outdoor Center will be completed. Unfortunately, COVID 19 created problems with all sorts of manufacturing timelines and construction delays around the world. The good news is that we are almost there. Water has been brought to the building, plumbing roughed in, and the footers…

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Salamander Adventure Camp 2021

The Salamander Adventure Camp took place from Monday, June 28, 2021 to Friday, July 2, 2021. The purpose of the Salamander Adventure Camp is to expose underserved fourth grade students in our local community to different experiences in the outdoors. The Salamander Adventure Camp provides structure, fun, and adventure to the lives of children. This…

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Alumni Updates September 2021

In late summer, we invited our alumni to come back to FBRA to join staff for a cookout and some catching up. It was great to reminisce and also find out what a few of our graduates have been up to in high school and college. We are looking to hold more alumni events including…

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Meet Dorrie Sieburg, FBRA Girls’ New Admissions & Communications Director

Welcome Dorrie Sieburg to FBRA as the new Admissions and Communications Director for the Girls School. Dorrie’s work and life experience over the last twenty years have pointed her toward FBRA all along the way.  After graduating from Penn State University with a BS in Education, Dorrie worked for the Student Conservation Association and Padilla…

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Summer at FBRA

Empty, dark classrooms; four-square courts long for bouncing balls; and canoes lined up in storage. Summer at FBRA. However, while students and most staff take a welcome break from algebra and grammar lessons, some folks at FBRA are still hard at work over the summer. Most of what happens in the summer at FBRA focuses…

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