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New Head of School: Suga-Sheed

New Head of School: Suga-Sheed

In the wake of Mrs. Zug leaving Wilmington Friends school, students have been left with one question: Who will be the new head of upper school next year? Well, fear not Wilmington Friends Students, after careful consideration, your new head of school has just been announced. His name? Suga-Sheed.

Forgoing the option to attend college, Suga-Sheed has announced his commitment to Wilmington Friends School as the new head of the upper school. Mrs. Zug’s absence will leave massive shoes to fill, however, Suga plans to win over the student body with his 2024 – 25 school year plan. Suga-Sheed’s plan consists of five major changes focusing on reworking the schedule, required credits, holiday homework and essential assignment requirements, and senior privileges. 

As many students may know, Suga-Sheed’s senior year at Friends School consists of his four-class schedule. This gave Suga three free periods in a row, allowing for a lot of free time for extra sleep or leaving school early. Suga’s first act as upper school head is to grant this opportunity to every student with his new schedule change. Every Monday, school will start at 12:00 PM and every Friday will end at 12:00 PM. This change will allow students to get more sleep entering the week and have more free time entering the weekend for out-of-school activities.

The next change Suga-Sheed will be making is allowing students who have completed the necessary number of credits to graduate to only take the remaining classes needed for credits. This means a senior who is not in the IB program and has completed every credit up to their senior year will only be required to take English, meaning they can have only one class to take their senior year. 

The third change Suga-Sheed has in the works is his homework on holidays policy. Suga plans to prohibit the assignment of any homework, tests, and all essential assignments during the month of Ramadan. 

Suga’s fourth and final change involves a reworking of the senior privilege system. Suga-Sheed plans to implement senior privileges for juniors as soon as the seniors leave for their senior explorations in late April. Suga believes that this change only makes sense given that once the seniors leave, the juniors are the oldest in the building and enjoy other privileges the seniors do such as sitting on the balcony in the auditorium.

Although it is a bittersweet goodbye to Mrs. Zug as she moves on to the next chapter of her life, Suga-Sheed hopes to fill her shoes as best as he can. Sheed is not just for Wilmington Friends School and the faculty, He is the head of upper school for YOU.

 

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Mitchell Brenner
Mitchell Brenner, Staff Writer
Mitchell Brenner is a writer for the Whittier Miscellany and is in his third year writing for the newspaper. Mitchell mostly writes about news that comes up in professional sports, especially the NFL and NBA. Mitchell plays football and runs track at Wilmington Friends, which inspires his writing through his investment in sports.

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