Committee Updates


The goals of TASQUE (Teachers and Students for a Quaker Education) in the first two months of school have been tied to our theme this year of “Q”mmunity. As a committee dedicated to the spiritual health of Friends Academy, we organize Meeting for Worships and focus on how to bring the Friends Academy community together through Quakerism. Our queries thus far have been geared toward how we as individuals can maintain and enhance a welcoming spirit as the year goes on. We are interested in collaborating with different clubs and committees in organizing both Meeting for Worship queries and alternative Meeting for Worships. This past week, we had a “Meeting for Worship Best Practices” assembly where we educated the community about how to make the most of their time at Meetings. The Quaker Youth Leadership Conference (QYLC) is coming up in January; anyone is welcome to attend, and more information about the application process will be sent out soon. We would love to see new faces at TASQUE meetings, and we meet on Wednesday during committee block in the Quaker Student Life Center!


Despite the time crunch, W.A.T.C.H. has had a solid start to the year. W.A.T.C.H. has made an effort to encourage both members and nonmembers alike to participate in service opportunities, such as The Boys and Girls Club, Art With Friends, Sports Night, Music With Friends, and Sandwich Making. In addition to participating in these activities, W.A.T.C.H. members recently organized and delivered materials used during our worship buddies activity. Most recently, W.A.T.C.H. ran its annual dunk tank at The Fall Fair. Each volunteer’s and dunkee’s warm spirit made the dreary weather a bit more bearable (and even enjoyable!) All the money made will fund the materials needed for the aforementioned service activities. Finally, W.A.T.C.H. looks forward to starting Food4Food, a weekly program which collects canned food for local food pantries. 


Inkwell has started the year off with consistent student participation at meetings and clear efforts from members to create articles which are professional and serve the community effectively. The Inkwell staff is very excited to be creating a brand new website! We are going to curate the displaying of our content in a way that will tailor our committee’s needs perfectly. As you will see in this newsletter, we are also introducing a section for committees to highlight updates on their own clubs in the Inkwell issues. This is a very exciting year for Inkwell as it is a year of new beginnings for the website and for the content of articles, so please stay tuned and take the time to read the incredibly articulate and informative articles which your peers worked so hard on!

Committee Updates