The last few weeks of school showcase the best of GHCDS: students presenting projects in front of an audience; teamwork and collaboration; healthy competitions; silly competitions; student leadership; cross-divisional mentoring; students dressed formally (wow!); testimonials and reflections where faculty share meaningful words about students and students share meaningful words about faculty and their peers… the list goes on.
As you head off into summer, I wanted to share a few key messages:
Although the school year has ended, we are abuzz with activity. Today and tomorrow our lower school teachers are training with an expert from Columbia University on the Writer’s Workshop Units of Study. Our tech team is beginning the installation of our new wireless network. Our last board meeting of the year is this evening. And more!
We wish you all a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you in August!
“Why remote work can’t be stopped” By Christopher Mimms, WSJ.com, June 4, 2017.
Although this is geared toward the workplace, the reality is that the same shift is happening in education. A key question for us is how are we leveraging technology to allow student to manage their learning…from anywhere?
“The Diminishing Returns of a College Degree” By Richard Vedder and Justin Strehle, WSJ.com, June 4, 2017.
I shared with junior parents a year ago that colleges were more competitive than ever, more expensive than ever, and less valued than before. This article highlights some of those key trends. The bottom line for us is that we want to make sure our students get fantastic life and work experiences – through meaningful projects in Mini-Gusto, over summer break, etc. – so that they will have more to offer prospective employers than just their coursework. Let’s help our students find their passions!
Graduation photos generously shared by Rick Starr!