Upper School students lounging in front of the yule log, part of student council's de-stress week. Midterms are coming up, but no one was worrying about them!
Exciting things have been happening in the library over the summer!. We have a new sound system in the library, a new touch-screen TV in the media center, and - last but not least - new virtual reality equipment that is available for teachers to use with their classes. We can't wait to take our first class on a Google Expedition! There are over 900 Expeditions available across a variety of disciplines. Mrs. Greenberg is planning on taking her AP Art History class to visit some ancient and faraway sites, Mr. Serota is planning some trips inside the body for his Bio class, and Mrs. Swiatocha will take her 7th graders to some battlefields and historic sites relating to American history. Stay tuned for reports on where our travelers go!
Congratulations to freshman Brielle Polizzano for her winning entry in our Poetry Month contest! We had enough quality poems that our judges also awarded two honorable mentions: one to freshman Ash Das, and another to the 8th grade pair of Christina Aziz and Grace Nivera. Thanks to all who participated, and to Mrs. Patient and Dr. Holden, for being our judges.
“Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley
April is Poetry Month, and we are celebrating in the library with a contest! To enter, students create a poem - either as a book spine poem, or using our magnetic poetry on the white board. Entries will be judged by English faculty at the end of the month, and the winner gets a $25 Amazon gift card. Stop by and give it a try! Here are a couple of samples:
On Thursday, March 7th 25 middle school blind daters enjoyed a pizza party in the library, a reward for reading and reviewing their blind dates. Lots of pizza, munchies, and cookies were gobbled up! We also had a record 32 US students participate in blind date this year, with Jack Griffiths being the lucky winner of the gift card drawing for dinner and a movie. We hope you all enjoyed your blind dates!
On Valentine's Day in the library, about 150 students chose blind dates! Will it be love at first sight, or only a one night stand? We'll find out when they post reviews of their dates - stay tuned!
Last Friday Mrs. Swi transformed the library into a Winter Reading Land! Her classes spent the day reading and sharing favorite stories from their childhood, and choosing books for pleasure reading over the holiday break. Mrs. Swi and Mrs. Slowinski made some recommendations, and we even had some upper school students visit and talk about their favorite books.
Music, hot chocolate, snacks, and comfy pillows completed the atmosphere! Happy reading to all!!