Here is a short wrap-up from this past week—May 23 through May 27 —in the Upper School.
On Monday there is No US Classes Due to Parent/Guardian/Advisee/Advisor Conferences followed by Faculty Professional Development
On Tuesday we had a Marketing Photographer on campus throughout the day to capture day-in-the-life pictures of students and teachers, as well as documenting work in hallways and R+D Center.
We briefly checked in with STEM Club before the fire drill. The students were making ice cream in a bag while explaining the science behind the experiment.
During US Meeting on Wednesday, Head of School Kim Samson, spoke about the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and offered support to the students.
Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:
- Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event – Child Mind Institute
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers – National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Thursday the Marketing Photographer was back on campus throughout the day to capture day-in-the-life pictures of students and teachers, as well as documenting work in hallways and R+D Center.
There was also a time for students to attend B Kind to your Mind: Movement & Mental Health. This was a moment of mindfulness as well as gentle yoga.
Thursday evening was the Aaron Hoffman ’93 Memorial Softball Game & Senior Picnic. The softball game was faculty and staff vs. the class of 2022. The first pitch was thrown at 4:15pm on the Lower Field, followed by a BBQ on the Cohn Terrace at 5:15pm.
Friday morning, Shanshan Xu’s US Chinese classes took a field trip to Boston Chinatown to learn about some of the historical and current community landmarks in Chinatown. They used their Chinese skills to navigate the neighborhood. This experience will launch a design challenge for students to delve into a topic or issue of interest in class over the final weeks of school.
Also, Rachel Veto’s US French class took a field trip to the New England Aquarium.
9th grade students had Wellness and Identity workshops. Affinity Groups also met during lunch block.