In an effort to improve communication in the Upper School, SFC will be resuming its weekly emails to students, faculty and staff. If you would like to add an item to announcements at any time, please contact Josephine Chu and William Spruance. Thanks!




First off, it’s Andy Brown‘s birthday today. Wish him a happy birthday!!

Secondly, it’s William Spruance‘s  birthday today. Come to the game tonight to wish him a happy birthday!!

Third, all students should wear white tonight and should meet in the gym at 6:45 p.m.

Once again, all students should wear white

Fourth and finally, have a celebration ready for when Brett Anderson goes upper 90 !!!!!


In Volleyball action, congratulations to Elizabeth Wuerstle for being named The News Journal’s Athlete of the Week

The Football team has it’s toughest game of the season on Saturday night – home against DMA.  All students should be there to cheer on our guys.


The Field Hockey team is off to a good start with two wins against Concord and St. Marks.  They play Kennett away today. Good luck, ladies!



There will be an informational meeting about the French Exchange in Dr. Clifford’s room on Thursday, September 26 at 8:00 a.m. Come learn about the exciting opportunity to travel to France and live with a host family!!



Spirit week days next week:

Monday: PJ

Tuesday: ‘Murca

Wednesday: Clash

Thursday: Prep/nerd

Friday: Green and white


Thursday night, September 26, students are encouraged to remain at school after athletics to help decorate the halls to welcome all the alums and friends who will be returning “home” to Tower Hill.  This will take place between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  This is an optional event as there will not be a blackout, but we would love to have as many students participate as possible.


Friday night, September 27 will start off our weekend of athletic contests (see schedule below), beginning with the Volleyball game against Friends in the Weaver Gym. Green and White will be holding its annual pizza dinner beforehand.  This promises to be an exciting game between the Hillers and Quakers, who have held the title of Conference Champs for the past 10 years. We do anticipate a larger than normal crowd at this event due to our long-standing (friendly) rivalry. In preparation of high attendance and in an effort to control numbers due to safety and fire codes, we will be issuing tickets to both Tower Hill and Friends families who would like to attend the game. These tickets will be offered at no cost and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets will be available at Upper School lunch and at the Front Desk, starting on Monday, September 23.  If you have any questions, please contact Jack Holloway (


Saturday, September 28, there will be a semi-formal dance in the Weaver Gym from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for Upper School students. Snacks and refreshments will be available, and admission is $10.00 per person.  Proceeds from the dance will go toward the Junior Class efforts to raise money for PROM!!! Students may bring guests by filling out a Guest Permission form. Forms can be returned to Junior Class co-chairs, Maddie Schwartz and Ryan Simonton.


Athletic Contests

Friday, September 27, 2013

3:45 p.m.   Volleyball (3rd Team) vs. William Penn High School • Weaver Gym

5:30 p.m.   Volleyball (JV) vs. Wilmington Friends • Weaver Gym

7:00 p.m.   Volleyball (Varsity) vs. Wilmington Friends • Weaver Gym


Saturday, September 28, 2013

11:00 a.m.   Field Hockey (Varsity) vs. St. Andrew’s • Richardson Field

11:00 a.m.   Soccer (Varsity) vs. Tatnall School • DeGroat Field

11:00 a.m.   Soccer (JV) vs. Tatnall School • Nitsche Pitch

12:30 p.m.   Field Hockey (JV) vs. St. Andrew’s • Richardson Field

2:00 p.m.     Cross Country (Boys) vs. Conrad, Layton Prep, Wilm. Friends • Rockford Park/DeGroat Field

2:10 p.m.     Cross Country (Girls) vs. Conrad, Wilm. Friends • Rockford Park/DeGroat Field

3:00 p.m.     Football vs. Tatnall School • DeGroat Field