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Installation view of work by Raúl de Nieves, in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Source: MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN/ARTNEWS
Keriann Armusewicz, Art Teacher

When it comes to quality, the Oxford Dictionary defines it as “the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.” In the world of art, with its varied and ever-changing landscape, defining quality becomes difficult. How one conversation revolutionized my personal view of what constitutes quality in art.

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Screen-capture of Lane Young, director of educational technology, addressing parents at a Family Education session
Communications Office

On Friday, March 30, Director of Educational Technology Lane Young built on the topics introduced by Ms. Blum during her GATHER and Family Education talks the previous week and also led a discussion on what to do when a child asks to use a new app – approaches to vetting, resources for parents, and more.

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Screen-capture of Lane Young, director of educational technology, addressing the community at GATHER
Communications Office

On Friday, March 30, Director of Educational Technology Lane Young built on the topics introduced by Ms. Blum during her GATHER and Family Education talks the previous week and also led a discussion on what to do when a child asks to use a new app – approaches to vetting, resources for parents, and more.

Read More » about Series on Digital Citizenship (2 of 2) • GATHER Talk by Lane Young
Screen-capture of 2nd-graders performing “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” in the Multipurpose Room
Communications Office

On Thursday, March 29, Ms. Tachis’s and Ms. Samuelson’s 2nd-grade classes performed two short plays based on picture books. 2-East presented Harry Allard’s “Miss Nelson is Missing,” and 2-West presented Doreen Cronin’s “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.” They performed twice during the day on Thursday for their ELC and elementary peers, and then in the evening for their parents.

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Text: "THINK *OUTSIDE* THE BOXES"; line-art illustration of a woman escaping a pink box and a man reaching out of a blue one
Amanda Tachis ’03, 2nd-grade Lead Teacher, and Caroline Varner, 5th-grade Lead Teacher

Gender impacts everyone, and many of us have been raised to see the world of gender with only two options - boy or girl. Much of society operates from a binary notion of gender, believing there are only two ways to express oneself – as either a girl or a boy. Kids are surrounded by these binary notions of expression everywhere they go. Our kids live in a world where they are bombarded with messages and expectations of what it means to be a boy and what it means to be a girl. But, what if we could move beyond the binary and expand our understanding of gender and ultimately allow students just to be themselves

Read More » about Binary Busting: Gender Inclusivity at PBS
Screen-capture of Dana Blum of Common Sense Media addressing parents at a Family Education session
Communications Office

On Friday, March 23, Dana Blum – senior director of Common Sense Media for Bay Area and partnership events – was on campus to discuss the health effects of digital distraction, the techniques some companies use to capture young users attention, and what parents and educators can do to help kids practice healthy media habits. This was the first of a two-part GATHER talk and Family Education session series.

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Screen-capture of Dana Blum of Common Sense Media addressing the community at GATHER
Communications Office

On Friday, March 23, Dana Blum – senior director of Common Sense Media for Bay Area and partnership events – was on campus to discuss the health effects of digital distraction, the techniques some companies use to capture young users attention, and what parents and educators can do to help kids practice healthy media habits. This was the first of a two-part GATHER talk and Family Education session series.

Read More » about Series on Digital Citizenship (1 of 2) • GATHER Talk by Dana Blum
State of the School 2018
Communications Office

On Thursday, March 17, the annual State of the School address took place in the Multipurpose Room, featuring presentations from Board Finance and Investment Chair Andrew Housser P’17 P’19 P’21; Board Chair Mike Wyatt P’10 P’13 P’15; and Head of School Scott Erickson. A question-and-answer session followed the main presentations.

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PBS’s six OAKE National Honor Choir selectees for 2018 rehearsing in the music studio
Tamara Stephens, Music Teacher

Today I want you to hear from my students: Sophie Housser ’19, Camilla Parks ’19, Devin Hyde ’18, Stephen Halsey ’18, Nava Ammari ’19, and Sydney Durban ’19. These six students started the audition process in November, began studying musical scores in January, and on March 21, they will fly to Oklahoma to meet the rest of their 150-member honor choir.

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