US Weekly Wrap-Up: 02.09.23

Here is a short wrap-up from this past week—February 5 through February 9—in the Upper School.

In Advisory on Monday, students were reminded that applications to participate in NuVu next year are due Monday, February 12. The application can be found here.

Debate Club was spotlighted on Tuesday during Club Block. Club leaders Bailey Trust ’25 and Kylee Hill ’25 discussed the group’s goal of competing against other schools, which they have been working towards all year.

Debate club is a fun space for people to practice their debate and public speaking skills while making short and concise arguments.

-Kylee Hill ’25

You can read more about the Debate Club here.

At an Upper School Meeting on Wednesday, several announcements were made.

  • The Hiatt Center reminded students about the Hiatt Summer Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to provide Beaver students (grades 6-11) the financial support to take the initiative to explore and participate in meaningful leadership and civic engagement opportunities with non-profit organizations. More information can be found here.
  • An upcoming Students of Color Mixer was announced. Held in conjunction with HackBAC, the mixer offers students the opportunity to connect with fellow Students of Color from New England and around the country. The event will take place on Friday, March 1 with a 7th-8th grade event from 6:30-8:30 and a 9th-12th grade event from 7:30-10:30.
  • Assistant Athletic Director Alyssa Hart discussed National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Students were encouraged to show their support at that night’s girls basketball games.

Following Ms. Hart’s announcement, students met on the D-Level to design posters to show support for Beaver’s female-identifying athletes, coaches, officials, and athletic administrators.

On Friday, the Intro to Photography and Photo + Photoshop classes were visited by photographer Levi Cyr-Redcross. In addition to sharing his work and discussing his career, Levi joined students as they participated in printing demonstrations and the editing process.

Food and Literature students came together for a Characteruie Board Day. The tasty activity provided students the perfect setting to discuss the class texts, share personal anecdotes about food, and brainstorm for upcoming assignments. You can click here to read more about the Food and Literature class.

Sculpture Lab took a trip to Boston University’s African Studies Center. The class heard from Tete Cobblah about the power of storytelling, learned more about contemporary artists from Ghana, and developed a deeper understanding of the craft. 

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