US Weekly Wrap-Up: 11.18.22

Here is a short wrap-up from this past week—November 14 through November 18 —in the Upper School.

On Monday, students in the BVR Model UN Club came back to campus after a weekend at the Brown University Simulation of United Nations (BUSUN XXVI). Several participants received the Honorable Delegate award and students even connected with a Beaver alum that was present at the event. Click here to read more about the experience!

The first Upper School Coffee House performance of the year took place on Tuesday. Every term, the club shares performances with the school in a low stress and no pressure environment.

The last Club Block of the term took place on Tuesday as well. Read more about clubs at Beaver here.

Students came together on Wednesday for an Upper School Meeting. At the meeting, the Marine Art and Awareness club shared more about their club and the work they are doing. They also opened the door to any suggestions for a potential mural in the science wing. Varsity Volleyball, the Model UN Club, and R+D ambassadors also spoke about current events at Beaver.

Since the beginning of the school year, students have been competing alongside their houses to score points for Project Beaver 2.0. Oxygen House emerged victorious this term, winning a catered Cheesecake Factory lunch! Project Beaver 2.0 points will reset as we head into the winter term. Congrats, Oxygen!

On Thursday, the Actor’s Showcase brought student actors on stage to perform monologues and scenes. The showcase is the culmination of a workshop designed to give enthusiastic actors a chance to prepare audition materials for college and theater opportunities beyond Beaver. Similarly, the workshop also challenges students to explore dramatic structure and topical themes through contemporary scene work.

The Religion + Beliefs class presented projects they designed around some faiths and belief systems within the Greater Boston Area. Presentations included exploring the intersection of Paganism and activism, how to combat antisemitism, and educating the youth in order to counter religious discrimination in the long run.

Friday was the last day for students on campus before Thanksgiving break. The Advanced Physics class took a trip to Piaggio Fast Forward, a Boston-based company that creates innovative tech products for easier, smarter, and more enjoyable local living.

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