Tag Archives: New Jersey

Wilder – A FlexSchool Student Magazine

Posted on June 4, 2019

The first edition of Wilder – A FlexSchool Student Magazine is here! You may download the PDF here. Thank you

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Jacqui Byrne’s Tilt Parenting Interview

Posted on May 28, 2019

Recently, Jacqui sat down with our friend Debbie Reber, host of the wonderful Tilt Parenting podcast and author of Differently

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Want to have better focus? Wake up and be active!

Posted on January 9, 2019

Ever since I was a kid, I tried to start my day with some sort of physical activity. That is,

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FlexSchool Fanwood Students Spend FlexFriday at the Paley Media Center

Posted on December 2, 2016

Our Fanwood campus students recently attended a viewing of the Star Wars Holiday Special as it was originally aired in

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On Friday, September 30, our students were treated to a very special Skype session with Semih Bulbul of the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees. He explained his humanitarian work involving the Syrian refugee crisis and answered student questions. Semih was born and raised in Ankara, Turkey. He was hired by UNHCR in 1988 and began working in the Ankara office. In 1992, UNHCR sent him on a mission for 9 months to Cambodia during which he met his future wife. After 10 years in the Ankara office, Semih left Turkey and has since been posted in Kosovo, Macedonia, Iraq, Bosnia, Switzerland, and is now on a second mission in Iraq (since early 2014).

Mr. Bulbul answered questions on topics such as “What is a typical day in a refugee camp?” and “How do they help orphans?”

After we hung up with Semih we located the conflict on a map and discussed the historical origins of conflict in the region. The students also discussed how youth could participate to make a positive impact on the humanitarian crisis.

One student was so moved by the presentation, she has changed her FlexSchool community impact project to designing ways to help with the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

On September 23, students visited Tiki Love Farm to learn about how metal detectors work and their proper usage. After their lesson, the students explored the woods for buried objects.

Thank you Tiki Love Farm for an enlightening and fun FlexFriday event!